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CXC ADMINISTRATORS HOLD TRAINING EXERCISE

The assessment and evaluation unit of the division of education held a CXC administration meeting with school principals, examination presiding officers and invigilators in an effort to ensure that they are well-versed in the standards expected by CXC. The training exercise was held ahead of this year’s sitting of the …

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FRC SAYS FAREWELL TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Folk Research Centre (FRC) is preparing to bid farewell to its long-serving Executive Director Hilary Laforce. La force who has seen the FRC through some of its memorable accomplishments and very challenging times – chief among them the fire which destroyed the FRC’s headquarters, will soon be passing the …

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FIRE ENGULFS NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS

[Julia Jacobo, ABC News – April 15th 2019]:- A fire has broken out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of the city’s most iconic sights. The fire began at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday, the Paris fire department said, and continued to burn more than two hours later. …

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CASTRIES BOULEVARD TO GET A FACE LIFT

Works and upgrades on the Castries market will see the re-location of market vendors for three months. Castries Mayor Peterson Francis says works commenced this week with markings and measurements.  

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CASTRIES PHONE SNATCHER SENTENCED

A young man who snatched a cell phone from a non-national in the city centre last week has been sentenced to six months in prison. HTS News4orce reported that witnesses and police sprung into action and caught the phone thief. The mayor’s office is praising the city police for their no …

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CHIEF VET SAYS NO SWINE FLU IN ST LUCIA

Saint Lucia’s chief veterinarian is hoping to allay public and farmers’ fears over the safety of pork, amid swine flu concerns. Dr. Auria King-Cenac says local pork is safe for consumption. She has made it clear that the H1N1 presently circulating in humans, is not originating from pigs.  

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EXTENDED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HOURS PROPOSED

Extended public transportation hours is just one of the proposals coming out of the National Council on Public Transportation’s April 7th annual biennial meeting. Speaking to HTS News4orce on the fringes on the gathering, transport minister Guy Joseph says 2019 promises to be a good year for minibus operators.  

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PROTEST AT IRD AVERTED

Protest action has been averted and a state of normalcy has been restored at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The Civil Service Association recently gave notice of strike action at the IRD, if occupational health and safety concerns were not addressed.  

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MINISTER GIVES 2019 ESTIMATES TWO THUMBS UP

The controversial matter of government’s issuing of contracts by direct award, as opposed to the tendering process was the subject of heated debate in parliament on Thursday. The member of parliament for Castries South East was at the heart of the debate, as he accused the opposition of being hypocritical …

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STUDENTS DESIGN BINS FOR BEACHES

A beach education and action campaign by the National Conservation Authority has ended with student designed, conservation themed Trash-bins being placed on beaches in the north of Saint Lucia.      

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