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FAREWELL FOR VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR

The commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States has paid tribute to outgoing ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela accredited to the OECS Her Exellency Leiff Escalona. The ambassador who presented her diplomatic credentials to the OECS on the 6th June 2013, departed Saint Lucia on Monday 15th …

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20TH STEPHEN WAYNE LOUIS MEMORIAL LECTURE

The 20th Stephen Wayne Louis Memorial lecture was delivered over the weekend under the theme: “Africa and her diaspora – remembering slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.” History lecturer Dr. Winston Phulgence urged educators to ensure that history’s important lessons are taught at school.  

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SIGN HAZARD IN CASTRIES

One campaigner is calling for the adjustment of a recently installed sign in the city. He says the sign needs to be adjusted before someone gets hurt.  

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CHOSIEUL LEADING THE WAY IN LAND CONSERVATION

The community of Choiseul is leading the way in land conservation. The Choiseul Emergency Management Organisation (CEMO) is helping restore some of the lands in the Choiseul community, in order to ensure greater resilience of the community’s lands. The latest effort involves the planting of special plants in (at risk) …

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EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION TALKS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

The St. Lucia Employers’ Federation has welcomed what it says is the calmer industrial relations climate in St. Lucia. The Executive Director of the Employers’ Federation, Joseph Alexander in a sit down with HTS News4orce on Monday, says that curbing the high rate of unemployment should be government’s main target. …

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MUSIC AWARDS IN HONOUR OF FRANCIS LEEBO DE LIMA

The National Arts Festival will honour outstanding late St. Lucian singer, song writer and producer Francis Leebo De Lima with a music award in his name. The announcement was made by partners – CIBC First Caribbean and the Cultural Development Foundation at the official launch of the 2019 Arts festival. …

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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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