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PRIME MINISTER WANTS A BOOM IN COCOA PRODUCTION

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is touting the quality of Saint Lucian grown cocoa and urging more Saint Lucians to get involved in cocoa production. The leader took to social media this week, to discuss cocoa production, ahead of a major agricultural project in his constituency.  

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UWI AND REPARATIONS COMMITTEE TALK VENEZUELA CRISIS

The University of the West Indies open campus Saint Lucia focused on the crisis in Venezuela for its February public forum. Entitled ‘Venezuela at the crossroads’; a public forum on the crisis in Venezuela, it brought together a distinguished panel that included a foreign affairs expert and a diplomat.  

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COMMONWEALTH ENVOY HOLDS SIT DOWN WITH ALGAS ORGANICS

The United Kingdom’s Commonwealth envoy Phillip Parham recently sat down with the young Saint Lucian who produced the world’s first sargassum seaweed fertilizer, Johanan Dujon. Dujon, the founder of Algas Organics St. Lucia, is a 2019 Commonwealth youth award finalist.  

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RUSSEL’S ROOFTOP’S OPENING EVENT

Songs always seem to sound better when heard with great friends. That may be why Russell Lake, owner of Russell’s Rooftop located in Morne Du Don, had an opening event this past Tuesday, truly worthy of note.  

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INDIA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER VISITS SPARTAN

The Ambassador of India to the Republic of Suriname and high commissioner of India designate to St. Lucia – Mahender Singh Kanyal recently visited the Spartan Health Sciences University. The ambassador presented his credentials to the Prime Minister on February 6th.  

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PAHO CALLS ON CARIBBEAN TO PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE DENGUE OUTBREAKS

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called on countries in the Americas to prepare for a timely response to possible outbreaks of Dengue. The disease is endemic in the region and, since its re-introduction in the 1980s, has caused cyclical outbreaks and epidemics every three to five years.  

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SALCC KEEPING UP WITH CHANGING EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE

The Illuminations Committee, of the Sir Arthur Lewis College, tasks itself with the dissemination of information made available through recent research. Established in January 2018, this new group’s interests are reflective of the changing educational landscape.  

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