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MORE SIX FORM COLLEGES FOR ST.LUCIA ?

Education minister Dr. Gale Rigobert says the government is considering converting some of Saint Lucia’s secondary schools into 6th form colleges. She says the move would ensure that more students can undertake advanced level studies as they work towards their future careers.    

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ST LUCIA CELEBRATES INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY 2019

The arrival of indentured labourers from the Indian sub-continent is one of the under-reported aspects of Saint Lucia’s history. This week marked the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship transporting East Indian indentured laborers to St. Lucia. The journey and life on the plantation was difficult for …

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ARCHIVES ON PARADE

This week, the National Archives Authority held an exhibition dubbed: “Archives On Parade” at the Constitution Park in Castries. The exhibition sought to highlight the role and importance of archives in society.  

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DR RIGOBERT; “TOO MANY CHILD ABUSE CASES UNREPORTED”

Education and gender relations minister Dr. Gale Rigobert says there is still a long way to go to protect Saint Lucia’s children from the scourge of abuse. Minister Rigobert held her regular term meeting with school principals recently and reminded the veteran educators, that every case of child abuse must …

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ALZHEIMER’S TRAINING FOR CAREGIVERS IN THE SOUTH

Individuals who care for the elderly in the south of Saint Lucia are attending a special training session this week, focused on Alzheimer’s Disease. It is organized by the association for professional child and geriatric care-givers, and hopes to ensure that care-givers can manage behaviors, encourage engagement and provide support …

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ST. LUCIA FEATURED ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COVER

Saint Lucia is basking in the international spotlight, after being featured on the cover of the historic Sports Illustrated Swim-Suit 2019. It’s a part of a landmark issue of the famed glossy magazine, which includes members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and model Halima Aden – the first Muslim …

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ACTING POLICE COMMISSIONER TALKS TARGETED POLICING STRATEGIES

Acting Commissioner of Police Milton Desir says a combination of traditional policing and targeted interventions is starting to pay off. Desir is also commending members of the public who have come forward with information to the police and is urging others to do likewise. The acting police commissioner’s comments follow an …

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NIAGARA COLLEGE CONDUCTS GENDER MAINSTREAMING PROJECT

Canada’s Niagara College has secured the winning bid in an initiative the assist the government of Saint Lucia to address gender equality concerns. Representatives from the educational institution met members of the local press this week, to speak about the pillars of the project and why gender main-streaming cannot be …

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LOCAL MUSIC DUO SAYS SUPPORT LOCAL

A local musical duo is appealing to show organizers to put more local acts on their line-ups. Rob Zii and Phyness spoke to HTS News4orce ahead of their May 5th Jazz in the yard performance. They say the annual jazz festivities provide an ideal platform for local musicians to show-case …

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