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CCC BACKS CARNIVAL

The Castries Constituency Council (CCC) has pledged its support to carnival and local calypsonians through its carnival monarchs event.  

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ROBUST TOURISM GROWTH

Tourism officials are basking in the latest statistics of the industry. Double digit growth in tourism has been recorded for the month of May 2018 over that of last year. According to the latest figures the yachting sector out performed all other sectors with growth of more than thirty percent.

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CULTURE MINISTER URGES FOR PRECAUTION DURING CARNIVAL

The Minister of Culture Senator Fortuna Belrose has sounded a warning to revelers. Her caution comes against the backdrop of the incident Vanard, during the Roseau community carnival in which according to reports about fourteen persons were injured. The public is being urged to make safety a serious priority.

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Chamber appeals to employers for time off during carnival

[Press release] The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture wishes to remind its members that Carnival Monday and Tuesday are not Public or Commercial Holidays. Yet, we suggest to members and the wider business community that in the spirit of Carnival and as has been the tradition, employers …

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Castries Mayor touts carnival collab with Events Saint Lucia

[Press release] OFFICE OF THE MAYOR SUPPORTS CARNIVAL 2018  Castries, St. Lucia, July 11, 2018 – As the island gets ready to host the biggest cultural showpiece, St. Lucia Carnival 2018, Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has pledged support through a proposed partnership with the Events Company …

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OECS RAISES CHILD ABUSE CONCERNS

An official of the OECS has expressed concern about child abuse cases in the region. The comments were made at the just concluded prize giving ceremony at which the Monchy Combined and the Grande Riviere Primary Schools emerged winners.

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COMMERCE DEPT BUILDS CAPACITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

The Small Business Development Centre of the Department of Commerce is sharpening the skills of the emerging business community. The aim of the workshop is to equip the participants with the important skill of developing an effective business plan.

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EDUCATION MIN. EASES CONCERNS FOR VF PARENTS

Students and parents in the south of St. Lucia are breathing a sigh of relief as a result of favourable developments concerning school choices. The resolution of the situation regarding school choice has been warmly received by the Vieux Fort community.

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HOME AFFAIRS MIN. COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The scourge of human trafficking continues to blight the lives of many vulnerable people. The latest estimate from the international labour organisation places the number of victims at 40.3 million worldwide. St. Lucia and the region are not immune to this practice. The Home Affairs and National Security Ministry have …

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