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SSDF EXPLORING INNOVATIVE POVERTY ALLEVIATION STRATEGIES

The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is exploring creative ways to fulfill its mandate of moving persons out of poverty. The SSDF continues to expand the number of organisations it partners with, in its quest to get more persons living independent sustainable lives. The organisation is placing greater emphasis …

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SLTU QUESTIONS ‘RUSH’ TO HALT SCHOOL SPANKINGS

The National Principals Association and the St. Lucia Teachers Union are calling on the government to reconsider its decision to suspend corporal punishment in schools. The call is being made on the heels of cabinet’s endorsement of the move to suspend and eventually abolish school spankings.  

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UNICEF REPORT REVEALS OVER 9,500 SAINT LUCIAN YOUTH ARE POOR

Poverty among youth in St. Lucia remains a significant concern for the St. Lucian government. According to a report conducted by the government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, dubbed; “Adolescent well-being and equity in Saint Lucia,” although poverty rates have decreased; nearly one in every three teens …

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UWI RECOGNIZES SOUFRIERE SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT TRAINING GRADUATES

he University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Saint Lucia is recognizing the hard work of the 3rd group of learners from Soufriere to successfully complete its supervisory management course. Campus officials presented the graduates with certificates on Friday March 1st, 2019. Head of the UWI open campus Saint …

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FORMER PM MAKES A CASE FOR VIEUX FORT FISHERS

Former Prime Minister and member of parliament for Vieux Fort South Dr. Kenny Anthony is denouncing what he describes as the ‘unconscionable’ treatment of Vieux Fort fishers. Dr. Anthony is calling on the Fisheries Minister to address the concerns of fishers, following the closure of the Fish Marketing Corporation.  

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SAINT LUCIA AMONG COUNTRIES BEING URGED TO INVEST IN LIAT

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne is renewing calls for more Caribbean countries to consider investing in the cash-strapped Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT). Prime Minister Browne said this was the consensus reached by Caribbean leaders who attended the just-concluded 30th inter-sessional meeting of heads of the Caribbean …

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MASSY STORES HELPS SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM

Massy stores is providing support to Special Olympics Saint Lucia. The supermarket chain has contributed $3,000 to the team, to facilitate travel to the Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates.  

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