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COLLAPSED WALL COSTS THOUSANDS IN AUTO DAMAGE

Passengers on board a La Clery public bus got a scare around midday Friday, when a retaining wall collapsed on the moving vehicle at active hill. Among the startled passengers taken to hospital was a pregnant woman. One other parked vehicle was also crushed under the weight of the wall, …

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CIP NOT A FACTOR IN DSH HORSE RACING TRACK

Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is not involved in any negotiations concerning the controversial DSH (horse race) track or any aspect of DSH at this point in time. That’s according to Ceo Nestor Alfred. Alfred says that some aspects of the agreement were approved before his tenure.

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Experts Determined to Make Agriculture Attractive for Youth

Officials at Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018 are convinced that agriculture can help to reduce the Region’s worrying youth unemployment rate. Joblessness among young people in the Caribbean stands at 30%, compared to a global average of 13%.  Youth need work and the agriculture sector needs all hands on deck, …

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CELEBRATING CREDIT UNION DAY 2018

On Thursday October 18th, Saint Lucian credit unions joined the world in celebrating 70 years of continuous observation of International Credit Union Day. The day celebrates the movement’s history and promotes its achievements. The 2018 theme is “Find your platinum lining in credit unions”.

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VF NORTH RESIDENTS OPPOSE ROAD DIVERSION

Incensed residents of Vieux-Fort north are demanding that the government reconsiders the la resource closure. They say their lives will be greatly affected. Officials of the infrastructure ministry met with residents this week, to discuss an alternate route. The road will facilitate the continuation of the controversial DSH horse-racing track …

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ALLISON JEAN HONORED AS WOMAN OF GRACE IN DALLAS CEREMONY

The mother of Dallas police shooting victim Botham Jean has been declared as a ‘Woman of Grace’ by one of the world’s most celebrated houses of worship. Allison Jean was honored by internationally renowned bishop T.D. Jakes and his wife Serita, at a moving ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday …

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ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WANTS YEAR ROUND CELEBRATION OF CULTURE

The St. Lucia archeological & historical society is calling for year-round celebration of the creole heritage and culture. The newly revamped organisation has been stepping up its advocacy and executive members say the next move will involve establishing the society’s secretariat at a local site of historical interest.

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CIP UNIT SHRUGS OFF GOLDEN PASSPORT SCRUTINY

Saint Lucia’s CIP has responded to an apparent crackdown on global residency or citizenship programs led by European think tank – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]. CEO of Saint Lucia CIP Nestor Alfred says the OECD is attempting to ensure so-called ‘golden passport’ holders pay up their …

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ST LUCIAN RYAN MATTHEW RISES UP SANDALS CORPORATE LADDER

[Press Release] Sandals Resorts International is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Matthew to the post of Director, Human Resources at Sandals Resorts International (SRI), effective October 1, 2018. His new position will see him holding responsibility and oversight for SRI’s entire Human Resources portfolio, encompassing all resorts on all …

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STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION WORKSHOP

[Press Release] The Ministry of Health with the financial support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is making a deliberate attempt at improving the mindsets, the approach and the services of Healthcare workers when dealing with key populations and by extension the public. On Tuesday 16th October, a four …

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KEYHOLE SURGERIES NOW AVAILABLE AT VH

[Press Release] The surgical team at Victoria Hospital recently benefited from hands on Laparoscopy training. Laparoscopy allows a doctor to view inside the human body in real time, without open surgery. The procedure utilizes a tiny camera to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low risk minimally invasive …

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