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‘PLASTIC OCEAN SCREENING FOR ENVIRONMENT DAY’

On June 5th, World Environment Day, the Saint Lucia National Trust, Department of Fisheries and Massy Stores Saint Lucia came together, to teach students about the dangers of plastic pollution. The partners brought together hundreds of students at Caribbean Cinemas for a special screening of the film ‘a plastic ocean.’

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SOUFRIERE SEC STUDENTS HEADING TO OXFORD

The top academic performers of the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School will have the distinct privilege of visiting one of the oldest and leading universities in the world. Students are set to depart St. Lucia on Friday, June 8th to spend a week with scholars and tour Oxford University.

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ST. JUDE CAN DETERMINE THE NEXT ELECTION?

Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph says the St. Jude hospital issue could be a deciding factor at the next General Election. The St. Jude saga has dragged on through successive Administrations but has morphed into a debate on repurposing vs relocating.   Minister Joseph was a guest on Radio 100’s …

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ECCB “deeply concerned” about digital currency market

[Press release] The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is aware of the emergence of several initiatives which compete directly with traditional financial services. These include but are not limited to: peer to peer lending, digital wallets, crowd funding ventures, crypto-assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union …

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Cabinet briefed on $22m geothermal project

[Press release] On Monday June 4, 2018 the Ministers of Cabinet were briefed on the Geothermal Resource Development Project to inform on what the Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) needs to action to advance the project to the next phase of exploratory drilling. This comes mere weeks after Cabinet approval of …

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Digicel out, Sandals in as ‘long-term’ CWI sponsor

[Press release] Cricket West Indies (CWI) is delighted to announce that Sandals Resorts, the iconic Caribbean brand and global leader in the luxury travel industry, has agreed a long-term contract to become the new principal partner and team sponsor of the WINDIES, following their support of last week’s Hurricane Relief T20 …

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$6m Canaries bridge ‘flood resistant, climate smart’

GIS – THE NEW BRIDGE IS RESISTANT TO FLOODING AND CONFORMS TO INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS. Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Albert Jn. Baptiste, has noted that new realities, such as climate change, new river dynamics, and a constrained economic environment, have dictated a change in …

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Gov’t, CDB collaborate on public policy workshop

GIS – THE ROLE OF SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS IS TO PROVIDE SOUND POLICY ADVICE TO MINISTERS. The Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation, recently held a Public Policy Analysis and Management and Project Cycle Management Training Programme. The aim of the week-long activity was to build on the skill …

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Castries Mayor wants to ‘eradicate criminality’, appeals for unity

[Press release] Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has called for unity to eradicate criminality and for the relevant authorities to step up their efforts at tackling the root causes of violent crime in St. Lucia. The pronouncement by Mayor Francis comes after last week’s violent shootings in the …

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