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UWI OPEN CAMPUS FILM SCREENINGS

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Saint Lucia is observing UWI’s 70th anniversary with a series of activities. On 15 February, the open campus held a special screening of two films with Saint Lucian connections. One celebrates literary genius and Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott and the other …

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DR. RAYMOND EU TAX HAVEN BLACKLISTING UPDATE

Minister in the Ministry of Finance Dr. Ubaldus Raymond says Saint Lucia is taking all the corrective steps to get off the European Union’s tax haven blacklist. The Prime Minister said recently that Saint Lucia learned of its placement on the list near the end of October 2017, and had …

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CSA DEMANDS A RETURN TO THE BARGAINING TABLE

The Civil Service Association (CSA) says it’s time for government to activate its negotiating team for a return to the bargaining table. The last round of negotiations resulted in a collective bargaining agreement for the period April 2013 to March 2016. The Union’s General Secretary is calling on the Prime …

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SLTA embarks on ‘Inspiration and Travel Tour’

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia took its ‘Inspiration and Travel Tour’ across the United States, visiting Washington, Pittsburg, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. From February 9-11 the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, was home to the Boston Globe Travel Show hosting over 30,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors …

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PAY OUTSTANDING SUM TO VIEUX FORT FISHERMEN

  The Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South calls upon the Fisheries Complex to settle an outstanding payment to the Vieux Fort fishing community for the supply of fish to the complex for the period March to May, 2017. According to Dr. Anthony, “While delays in settling payments are not …

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Opposition Senator attends ECCB Growth Dialogue forum

Press Release:–  Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort North and former Minister for Agriculture, Cooperatives and Fisheries Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste is today representing the Opposition Leader at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Growth Dialogue at the Banks headquarters in St. Kitts. The Growth Dialogue brings both governmental and non- governmental representatives …

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2018 Projects Digest: Working for you

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has released a “2018 Projects Digest”, chronicling significant progress in the execution of Government`s Capital Works Programme. The magazine under the theme “working for you”, was produced by the Department`s Communications Unit. It highlights the construction of new bridges, roads and …

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Coastline rehabilitation works to commence along Banannes Bay Road

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the motoring public that there will be Construction Works along the Banannes Bay Road, La Toc from 19th February-18th March 2018. This is to facilitate the repairs of a damage culvert and the rehabilitation of the coastline along …

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Road closure at Fewrie

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the residents and motoring public of road closure at Fewrie opposite Dornelly’s Inn on Monday 19th February, 2018 from 8am. This road is expected to remain closed for about two weeks to allow the contractor to complete road …

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Department of Commerce responds to Chamber snub, Denies meeting agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs makes reference to a recent statement by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in which the Chamber indicated that the Department of Commerce did not make itself available to engage the Chamber on …

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SLTA Appoints New Sales Manager

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rod Hanna as Trade Sales Manager. Hanna will work closely with the trade as part of a leading, national strategy to increase travel agent engagement, to reach Canadians seeking unique and exotic island experiences. …

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ASH WEDNESDAY 2018

Roman Catholics in Saint Lucia marked the start of the Lenten Season with Ash Wednesday services. Many avowed followers of the faith attended mass and received the symbolic mark on the forehead with crosses of ashes. It is a sign of repentance in preparation for lent – the season of …

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NHC CHAIR ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGHS IN HOUSING

Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) Timothy Mangal has announced a break-through in stalled housing developments. Senator Mangal reveals that the Choc project is on again and the NHC is in the final stages of resolving issues with the Talvan Development.

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