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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Eastern Caribbean

(CMC) — A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus says the quake was felt around 11:00 am, approximately 68 kilometres …

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SLBWA Gets $2500 from Babonneau Challenge Fun Walk Committee

PRESS RELEASE: The 2nd Annual Babonneau Challenge Fun Walk took place October 2nd 2017. Billed as one of the most challenging and exciting walks on island with a health fair component, part of the funds raised from this walk was to provide financial support to the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association. …

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Boisden Man Survives Forehead Stabbing

Shortly after 11:00 pm November 04 police responded to an assault in Boisden, Jacmel.  A man identified as  Lawrence James and another individual were involved in a physical altercation. James a Boisden resident, was allegedly stabbed to the forehead. Details on what led to the skirmish are unclear. The stabbing …

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SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAIN WORKSHOP

The Agriculture Ministry and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) continue to address processing issues with the cassava crop. This week, bakers, and farmers received training in sustainable approaches to agribusiness and value chain development of roots and tuber crops in the Caribbean.    

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9 people homeless after Faux-a-Chaux Fire

A fire has displaced nine people in the Faux-a-Chaux community in Castries. The fire victims who include seven children told HTS News4roce they were alerted to the blaze around 1:10 am November 4. Natalie Ferdinand’s home was completely destroyed. Ferdinand, mother of six of the now displaced children, described hearing …

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SLNT Provides Protect Wear for Safe Fer-de-Lance Management

PRESS RELEASE: SLNT uses multi-pronged approach to Fer-de-Lance Management On November 3rd, the Forestry Division, a major partner of the project “Conservation and Management of the Endemic Fer-de-Lance on the small island developing state of Saint Lucia” will be the recipient of a supply of protective gear and equipment under the project. …

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Prime Minister Declares Digicel Hub “open for business”

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, St. Lucia – Friday 3rd November 2017. In front of an enthusiastic crowd of business leaders, politicians and Digicel staff, the Prime Minster of Saint Lucia, the Honourable Allen Chastanet, declared Digicel’s new St. Lucia hub offices “open for business” yesterday. The installation of the Saint Lucia hub comes …

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VIEUX FORT GIVES DOMINICA SHOPPERS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

This week the Disaster Committee of the Vieux-Fort South Constituency Council teamed up with the corporate community in the south to facilitate shoppers from hurricane torn Dominican, who are in search of a bargain. Vieux-Fort store owners agreed on discounts ranging from 10 to 50%.

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SLDHA KICKS OFF DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

The St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association (SLDHA) has kicked off a month-long series of events dedicated to diabetes education and awareness, along with the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Diabetes awareness month 2017 was launched on November 3rd, under the theme “women and diabetes.”

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MARINE BIOLOGIST CALLS FOR RETHINK OF DOLPHIN PARK

Marine biologist Dr. Marie Louise-Felix has warned of a litany of potential implications of a dolphin enclosure at pigeon island. Discussion on the proposed dolphinarium moved to the town of Gros Islet this week. On October 31st, residents of the town gathered to listen to the scientist, at a public …

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DOMINICA OBSERVES 39 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Dominicans across the globe are observing their country’s 39th anniversary as an Independent nation. The November 3rd anniversary comes one-and-a-half months after monster Hurricane Maria barrelled through the small island State, leaving 51 people dead and destroying agriculture, tourism and infrastructure. A number of Dominicans resident in Saint Lucia on …

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JOSEPH SAYS HE WELCOMES INVESTIGATIONS

An investigation will be launched to ascertain the facts on a supposed probe of Castries South East MP, Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph that was initiated during the tenure of the previous SLP Administration. This was disclosed to the media by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet prior to a November 1 …

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