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YOUTH FEST 2018 WINNERS RECEIVE AWARDS

The artistes and dancers who participated in the 2018 edition of the annual talent expose, Youth Fest, have received their awards.  The young people competed in the categories of juniors, teens and twenties.

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NWU UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS LUMP SUM PAYMENT

Labourers represented by the National Workers Union are each up to XCD $1000 richer. In December the NWU secured the one off, lump sum pay-out with the government negotiating team in exchange for deferring 2016-2019 wage negotiations due to close in March.

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VENDORS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT SAYS TOURISTS NOT SPENDING

According to official data, cruise ship passengers visiting Saint Lucia have spent an average of XCD $55 million from 2013 – 2016. But, on the heels of what was a record-breaking year for visitor arrivals in 2018, the Vendors Association claim the bulk of the tourism dollar stays on the …

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ALL IS WELL BETWEEN TOP COP & SECURITY MINISTER

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis is dismissing allegations of a rift between him and police commissioner Severin Moncherry as ridiculous. Francis responded to questions about police accountability and practices at a press conference on Monday.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE LAUNCHED

If you or someone you know appears to have been trapped, tricked, threatened or imprisoned by a stranger, friend or family member, there is a new toll free, 24-hour number you can dial for help. It is 8-4-7. The human trafficking reporting hotline was launched on Tuesday.  It is one component …

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AUGIER COMBINED SCHOOL LIBRARY

A number of organizations joined residents to bring the first library to the community of Augier. The partners say the initiative shows what can be accomplished when people donate their time and skills to a worthy cause.

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SECURITY MINISTER DECLARES SAINT LUCIA ‘SAFE’

Saint Lucia’s government officials are pushing back against the foreign press who they accuse of painting the island in a negative light. Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has declared Saint Lucia safe, amid police investigations into what is now the fourth British national killed here in recent years. Senator Francis …

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VENDORS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT QUESTIONS CCC REGISTRATION PROGRAM

Vendors Association President Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac says a recently lauded vendors’ registration program by the Castries City Council is sowing discord among vendors. Isaac is questioning the CCC touted participant figures and says many components of the program duplicate work already done by his association. The CCC is however standing …

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YOUTH IN ARTS READY FOR MASQUERADE MASTER

After a phenomenal showing in November 2018, the Youth In Arts theatre company, will host its third showing of ‘Masquerade Master ‘on January 18th at the National Cultural Centre, in celebration of our Nobel laureates. ‘Masquerade Master’ is a musical by Drenia Frederick, directed by Michelle Theobalds with music adapted …

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VIRAL SOCIAL MEDIA DANCE INSTRUCTOR BRINGS HER MOVES TO SAINT LUCIA

Social media sensation and dance instructor Denisha known best for her ‘Dancing With D’ video tutorials, is bringing her trendy moves to Saint Lucia.  With an Instagram following exceeding half a million followers, Denisha who also goes by the stage name ‘Inhalemee’ says promoting health and wellness is at the forefront …

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