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Apple Leisure Group® to Bring two Luxury Brands to Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) subsidiary AMResorts® today announced that the company will bring two of its luxury, all inclusive resort brands to St. Lucia. These contracts mark the company’s entry into the island, and expand Apple Leisure Group’s rapidly growing resort management portfolio to its ninth country. With …

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SLP Hopes for Speedy Resumption of Service at Soufriere Hospital

(PRESS RELEASE) – News of an early morning fire at the Soufriere Hospital on Thursday November 9th 2017 is of grave concern to the Parliamentary Opposition. Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste the Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort North and Opposition Spokesman for Health notes that “the Leader of the Opposition Hon Philip …

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PWA SEEKS DIALOGUE ON INSURANCE PLAN FOR COPS

The Police Welfare Association is on a mission to provide the best possible health care for police officers. Currently, officers have to foot the bill for their medical insurance plans. However, they have expressed concern about the quality of care.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTORS WANT RULE OF LAW ON ROADS

The National Association of Driving Schools is imploring motorists and pedestrians to pay greater attention to road signs and road regulations. The appeal comes against the backdrop of the commemoration of November, as Road Safety Month in Saint Lucia.

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Caribbean Cops Talk Politics & Policing

Police officers from the Caribbean are meeting in St. Lucia this week, hoping to find a way to stamp out political divisiveness in policing. Members of the Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) began their three-day intercessional meeting on November 8.

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Taiwanese Investor to Manage Fond Assau Processing Plant

Operations at the Fond Assau Processing Plant are heading in a new direction. This week, agriculture officials met with representatives of the facility, to discuss plans for the future. The facility was opened in September 2011 and Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph says the plan was to provide government assistance for …

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SALCC to focus on degree programs

GIS – A BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN NURSING WILL BE OFFERED IN THE FUTURE. The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is currently involved in a massive curriculum revision as the transformation to a full-fledged degree-granting university continues. Principal of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Dr. Olivia Saunders, has been …

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Reunion Primary wins app development competition

GIS – THE COMPETITION ALLOWED STUDENTS TO CREATE TOOLS FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT Young people around the island were awarded the opportunity to develop innovative computing applications that address everyday problems through an app development competition. Yapathon, a youth app development program, allowed students the opportunity to hone their coding skills, while producing …

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PANOS CARIBBEAN RELEASES COP23 THEME SONG

Panos Caribbean has released a music video of the theme-song produced two years ago for the landmark Paris climate talks. The release coincides with the 23rd conference of the parties (COP23), which opened on November 6 in Germany, under the presidency of the government of Fiji.  

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SECURITY MINISTER TO HOLD CRIME SYMPOSIUM

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis says his Ministry will convene a national crime symposium later this month, as it explores ways of preventing crime and dealing with rising homicide numbers. Minister Francis says government is concerned about the level of crime and violence in the country and is pursuing a …

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