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FIRE LEAVES 4 PEOPLE HOMELESS IN SOUFRIERE

Four persons are homeless after a fire destroyed a dwelling house in New Development Soufriere on November 3. The Soufriere Fire Station received a distress call of a fire next to Du Boulay’s hard-ware store on at 12:09pm from the Castries Fire Station. Soufriere fire officials say when they arrived …

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Minister for National Security Holds MISPA Position

[Press release] Saint Lucia’s Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Honourable Hermingild Francis has been elected by proclamation, as the First Vice Chair of the Ministers Responsible for Public Security of the Americas and Caribbean or (MISPA) conference.   Minister Francis will hold this position until 2019.  The Sixth MISPA …

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U.S. Government Supports Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Dominica

The U.S. Government provided nearly $18.7 million to date in humanitarian assistance to Caribbean countries devastated by hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The office remains focused on supporting national governments to transition from immediate emergency …

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“DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AGAINST CORRUPTION”

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday November 1, 2017, St. Lucia Civil Society Coalition: The OAS has issued a call to create coalitions of civil society organizations (CSOs) to join the Dialogue with High-Level Representatives of the Government at the VIII Summit of the Americas to be held in Lima, Peru in April …

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Flow, C&W Business Back Business Month

Castries, Saint Lucia, November 3rd, 2017 – The island’s leading telecommunications service provider is joining the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs to present November as Business Month. The slate of activities is sponsored under the C&W Business and Flow 4G LTE brands. The theme …

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HEALTH MINISTRY MULLS MORE TAXES ON UNHEALTHY FOODS

The Health Ministry is considering the imposition of higher taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks as part of a preventative health-care plan. Minister Mary Isaac unveiled details of the policy proposal at the latest sitting of the senate on October 31. She reveals the Ministry will conduct a study, …

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UNS:17 YEARS OF LGBT ACTIVISM

Human Rights NGO United and Strong (UNS) is celebrating 17 years of advocacy and activism on behalf of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Group members say UNS is committed to remaining a champion for Human Rights. After close to two decades of advocacy, officials say generations …

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Louise Victor to represent Saint Lucia at 66th Miss Universe Pageant

(PRESS RELEASE) – The rich cultural diversity coupled with the colorful history and the resourcefulness of the people of the sun drenched Caribbean island of Saint Lucia will be showcased internationally when Saint Lucia joins over 100 countries fielding representatives to the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant. Saint Lucia’s representative to the …

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