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Saint Lucia gov’t undecided on LIAT subsidies

[Press release] Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has clarified the Government of Saint Lucia’s position on LIAT following reports carried by local and regional media that Saint Lucia will subsidise the airline. “We support LIAT as a regional airline and remain committed to seeing the necessary restructuring and some real change …

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PERSONAL SAFETY HANDBOOK GOES DIGITAL

What was first conceptualized as a personal safety handbook has gone digital. Monday July 2nd saw the launch of a series of public service announcements on personal and traffic safety tips. The initiative is the brainchild of police Sergeant Shervon Matthieu.

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SAINT LUCIA MAINTAINS TIER II TRAFFICKING LISTING

Trafficking in Persons report for 2018 and the narrative on Saint Lucia states that while the government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it is making significant efforts to do so. It however lists a number of areas of concern, including children being …

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CAMILLE HENRY STUDENT TOPS COMMON ENTRANCE, AGAIN

The Camille Henry Memorial School has done it again. For the second straight year, the district 2 primary school has produced the top performer at the common entrance exam. News4orce spoke to April Dagana moments after she received the good news on 2 July.

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GIRLS OUTPERFORM BOYS AT COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMS

The 2018 common entrance results are in and the girls have once again outclassed their male counterparts. The over 2000-plus students who sat the exam on 2 July learned what secondary schools they will be assigned to for the next 5 years.

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Saint Lucia included in Virtuoso®’s ‘preferred destinations’ portfolio

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the island’s acceptance into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of preferred destinations. Through the partnership with Virtuoso, the SLTA will have access to Virtuoso’s marketing channels that effectively target affluent consumers with a high propensity to travel. As a preferred partner, the …

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Roots & Soul lineup announced

[Press release]  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is excited to be associated with the second annual Roots & Soul Music Festival, and the amazing line-up for the event. The Roots & Soul Festival from August 31 to September 2 follows Carnival on the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival calendar. This …

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Customs, Chamber to clamp down on illegal liquor sales

[Press release]  The growing illegal practice of liquor sold at Duty Free prices for export, being consumed on island came under the microscope in the Chamber’s Review at its Getting Down to Business Series. The growth in Duty Free Sales and the decline in Duty Paid Sales is having a …

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Calypso, Soca Finalists announced

[Press release] The Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. (ECSL) and the Calypso Management Committee (CMC) are thrilled to announce the finalists who will compete on Saturday July 14 at the Sab from 8pm in the final leg of the Calypso Monarch Competition in the race to dethrone reigning Calypso Monarch, …

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