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LUCIEN JOSEPH KICKED OUT OF HOLIDAY TAXI

The outspoken Lucien Joseph is no longer at the helm of Holiday Taxi. Following years of wrangling with many members of the association, Joseph was voted out of his post as president on the weekend. The new leadership is seeking to create a new path for the organisation.  

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JAZZ SAMPLER TO KICK OFF 2019 JAZZ SEASON

The final rehearsals are taking place for the 2019 edition of the Jazz sampler, organized for the 7th year by Sisterhood. This year will feature a stellar line up of Saint Lucian singers and musicians, who will perform on Saturday April 27th, at the Harbour Club.  

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EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

The education ministry has been implementing the effective schools or child friendly approach in St. Lucia, which pushes for alternatives to corporal punishment. Training on positive behavior intervention continued this week.      

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SUICIDE SURVIVOR USES EXPERIENCE TO ‘SAVE’ OTHERS

An 18-year-old suicide survivor is hoping to curb the suicide rate and offer support to people affected in St. Lucia through his foundation – SAVE. The foundation’s mission will be to raise awareness of the scourge and to promote wellness and recovery to help prevent further suicide cases.  

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NEMO URGES PREPAREDNESS AHEAD OF HURRICANE SEASON

The June 1st start of the Atlantic hurricane season is drawing near and emergency officials want members of the public to step up preparedness. After an extremely deadly 2017 and an active 2018 season, weather forecasters are predicting a near to slightly above-normal season in 2019, with 12 to 14 …

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STRENGTHENING TVET

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Unit of the department of education, engaged industry players on Wednesday, hoping to improve offerings and help youth to find employment.  

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FLOW LAUNCHES ‘ALWAYS ON’ COMBO PLANS

FLOW customers now have access to increased data speeds and social media plat-forms with the new “Always On Prepaid” combo data plans. The plans include four packages and was unveiled to the public at a ceremony last week.  

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TRANSPORT MINISTER TALKS ROAD SAFETY

The Easter Sunday road fatality in Vieux Fort has again thrust the issue of road safety into the spotlight. In today’s look back at the 2019 budget debate, we report on transport minister Stephenson King’s alarming statistics on accidents and road casualties in the last decade.  

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D.B.L VISITS DAME PEARLETTE LOUISY PRIMARY

Saint Lucian-born, Las Vegas-based entertainer D.B.L is gearing up for his first local show on Saturday May 4th. Ahead of the star-studded event, D.B.L paid a visit to the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School. HTS News4orce was there, as D.B.L delivered a motivational speech to the students, before they joined …

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