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CELEBRATING EMPRESS MENEN

Members of the Rastafarian community will on April 3rd observe their International Women’s Day, as they mark the anniversary of the birth of Empress Menen. Empress Menen Asfaw, was the wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.  

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2019 CHEFS IN SCHOOLS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Riding on the recent successes of a national culinary team competition among 47 industry chefs, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association officially launched its much anticipated 2019 Chefs In Schools cook off this week.  

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO FILE TAXES

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is reminding the public that the window period for filing taxes without penalty is closing. The deadline for filing tax returns is April 1st.  

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WEEDKILLER GLYPHOSATE A ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ CANCER FACTOR

[BBC News (Health) – March 20th, 2019]:-  A US jury has found that one of the world’s most widely-used weedkillers was a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer. Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic. But the jury in San Francisco ruled unanimously …

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POTENT CANNABIS INCREASES RISK OF SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS, SAYS STUDY

[BBC News – March 20th, 2019]:- Smoking potent ‘skunk-like’ cannabis increases your risk of serious mental illness, say researchers. They estimate around one in 10 new cases of psychosis may be associated with strong cannabis, based on their study of European cities and towns. In London and Amsterdam, where most of …

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GOVERNMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN AT ODDS

There is still no progress in the impasse between the government and The St. Lucia Fire Service Association. The fire fighters have been on strike for ten days now with more than sixty percent of them participating in the protest. This has meant that the senior officers of the fire service have …

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CELEBRATING A MONCHY CENTENARIAN

A family of Monchy has welcomed their matriarch into the very select club of centenarians. Mrs. Erita Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday in the company of many of her offspring. Several generations of the Nelson’s assembled at the home of Mrs. Nelson to say thanks to a lady …

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RESERVE OFFICER LAID TO REST FOLLOWING TRAGIC BIKE CRASH

Family and friends of the late Simon Oswald, as well as members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force bid farewell to the special reserve officer, who died following a motocross accident. His funeral service paid tribute to a man who was passionate about family, friendships and his bikes.

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CDB PREDICTS 3% GROWTH FOR ST LUCIA’S ECONOMY

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says economic activity in Saint Lucia dropped to 0.6% in 2018, from 3.7% in 2017. The Barbados-based bank says this slowdown is mainly due to a significant downturn in the construction sector, but is predicting a 3% economic growth for Saint Lucia in 2019. The …

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