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LABORIE CREDIT UNION FAIR

On October 16th the Laborie Co-operative Credit Union brought together over 250 students from the southern educational districts to its second annual financial reality fair. A financial reality fair is an interactive fiscal literacy tool for high school students. It’s an opportunity for students to experience some of the financial …

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YOUTH FEST 2018

[Press Release] Supporting Young St. Lucian Artistes – “We Matter Too” Details of the sixteenth consecutive annual Youth Fest, the finals of which takes place at the Philip Marcellin Grounds, Vieux Fort on Sunday December 16th, 2018. Background Youth Fest is a family-oriented event that focuses on showcasing, promoting and …

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SLDB LAUNCHES CLIMATE ADAPTATION FINANCING FACILITY

The St. Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) has launched a special climate adaptation financing facility (CAFF). CAFF provides low interest loans to Saint Lucian enterprises in the agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and service sectors to help build climate change resilience.

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NEMO TAPS CDEMA EARLY WARNING CAPACITY

The National Emergency Management Organization [NEMO] continues to advance capacity building efforts to establish a national early warning system for Saint Lucia. The organization is getting help from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the international telecommunications union and the Cuban government.

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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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