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SALCC conversion at advanced stages

GIS – THE COLLEGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSITIONING INTO A FULL-FLEDGED UNIVERSITY. The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is in the advanced stages of the process to become a full-fledged university. SALCC Principal, Professor Olivia Saunders, joined the institution two years ago, with the mandate to lead the …

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BOSL Continues Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PRESS RELEASE: Bank of Saint Lucia continues to flex its muscle in the fight against breast cancer in Saint Lucia, and even more so in the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bank has undertaken and supported a number of initiatives aimed at creating greater awareness of the …

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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives is supporting Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Incorporated, as the women and child rights organization hosts the 2017 “16 days of activism against gender-based violence.” The annual event is spearheaded by Un women and seeks to galvanize action to end violence against women and …

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SLP ACCUSES GOV’T OF BAD FAITH IN ST. JUDE PROBE

Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre claims that the UWP Administration has demonstrated bad faith in dealing with the St. Jude Hospital project. He is accusing the incumbent of carrying out a political witch-hunt. Pierre’s comments came in the wake of the leak last week of the project hand-over report, which …

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Vendors Anticipate Slow Tourist Season

Beach vendors in the north are expecting a far from stellar cruise ship season. This comes amid claims by the minister in the Ministry of Tourism that Saint Lucia has recorded outstanding performances in several areas of the Tourism sector.

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TEPA LAUNCHES ON-LINE MUSIC PLATFORM

The Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) on October 24 launched Saint Lucia’s first online marketing platform for Saint Lucian music. This development is being hailed as a major milestone in the marketing of indigenous music.

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APESL DEFENDS PROFESSION AMID ALLEGATIONS

The Association of Professional Engineers of Saint Lucia says it is immensely concerned by recent statements made in relation to the conduct of local professional engineers. The body on October 25 formally issued a press statement in the wake of allegations of a lack of competence on the St. Jude …

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TOCOPAWS and HelpAWS to hold Spay and Neuter Clinic

Press Release: Over the next two weeks, TOCOPAWS, a collaboration between TOCO (They Often Cry Outreach), and HelpAWS (Help Animal Welfare in Saint Lucia), with the assistance of the World Vets (A US based veterinary team) and the Ministry of Agriculture, will be putting on a FREE spay and neuter clinic …

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Mercury Use Top’s Agenda at Minamata Convention for MIA Porject

PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia will join countries in the region on October 25, 2017, at the Financial Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, to discuss the Minamata Convention, adopted in January 2013, which aims to reduce or prevent the adverse effects of mercury and its compounds produced from anthropogenic activities on the environment …

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Bradley Felix speaks on World Standards Day

GIS – STANDARDS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCE WASTE, HE SAYS. Commerce Minister Hon. Bradley Felix spoke recently on the observance of World Standards Day. He said the 2017 theme, “Standards Makes Cities Smarter,” is a call to the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) to expand its …

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