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CLIMATE CHANGE HACKATHON  

  Students of the Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary School are using technology to promote climate change adaptation. Fresh from building an app that translates Creole to English, the students were encouraged to use a similar platform to address climate change issues.

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MIA MOTTLEY IS BARBADOS’ FIRST FEMALE PM

Barbadians have elected Hon. Mia Mottley as their first female Prime Minister. Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party (BLP) thrashed the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), securing all 30 of the country’s seats in the House of Assembly. Alison Kentish takes a look at her historic win – and her surprising connection to …

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DR. ROBERT LEWIS DENIES A LAMBIRDS ‘SCANDAL’

Lambirds academy was no scandal. This is according to Former Education Minister Dr. Robert Lewis in response to what he claims are attacks on his integrity by certain government Ministers. Dr. Lewis was a guest on the 24 May edition of ‘That Makes Me Mad’.

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King concludes working-visit to Taiwan

[Press Release] The Honourable Stephenson King, Saint Lucia’s Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, ended a successful five-day working-visit to Taiwan. During his stay, he met with Taiwan’s President H.E. Tsai Ing-wen and reassured her of Saint Lucia’s enduring friendship and commitment to the relationship between the two countries, which …

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WASCO, gov’t to undertake $54M for Dam dredging project

GIS- THE DAM’S CAPACITY OF 660 MILLION IMPERIAL GALLONS HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 50 PERCENT DUE TO THE BUILD-UP OF SEDIMENT. The Government of Saint Lucia through the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO), on May 21, held the ground breaking ceremony to signal commencement of works on the first phase …

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Opposition congratulates B’dos first female Prime Minister

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Labour Party expresses congratulations to the Barbados Labour Party and its leader Hon Mia Mottley on their resounding victory at the polls on Thursday May 24th2018. The people of Barbados have overwhelmingly put their future in the hands of the Barbados Labour Party and look …

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Republic of China (Taiwan) thankful for Health Minister’s support

[Press Relese] The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) thanked Honourable Senator Mary Isaac, Minister of Health and Wellness of Saint Lucia for expressing support of Taiwan’s participation at WHA general discussion on May 21 in Geneva, Switzerland. In Minister Isaac’s speech, she pointed out that people and government of …

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SAINT LUCIA WINS COURTS OECS READING COMPETITION

St. Lucia has won another Courts OECS reading competition. Pearl Cornibert of the Lewis Eucharist SDA Primary School, emerged winner at the regional finals, held in Saint Lucia on Thursday May 24th. The competition saw national champions from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and …

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HEALTH WORKERS TO HELP TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS

The National Security and Home Affairs Ministry along with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are facilitating a series of seminars on caring for human trafficking victims. The IOM officials say over 40 million women and children are victims of human trafficking globally.

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SLP TAKES ON HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION AT WEEKLY PRESSER

The St. Jude Hospital issue was one of two main topics discussed by members of the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party at a press conference on 24 May. Laborie MP Alva Baptiste says the SLP continues to be disappointed in the Allen Chastanet Administration’s handling of healthcare and education.  

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