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2016 4th Quarter Employment Stats

Job numbers for the last quarter in 2016 are in. According to data from the central statistics office, youth unemployment numbers are up. However, the overall jobless rate was down in 2016.

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CDB Presents 2017 Outlook

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren smith says while a few member countries achieved economic growth rates in excess of 3% in 2016, economic growth across the region remains uneven. The CDB held its 2017 conference at its Bridgetown base on Friday February 17th and officials are …

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Industrial Action At Beausejour Agriculture Facility

Staff at the Beausejour Agricultural Complex in Vieux Fort downed their tools in protest of alleged poor working conditions. The unions representing the workers, the National Workers Union (NWU) and the Civil Service Association (CSA), are aware of the occupational safety and health issues, and have reportedly intervened; declaring the …

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Cross-Q Discusses Gaps In Compliance

Last week, the CARICOM regional organization for standards and quality met with its technical management committee. The session sought to address the gaps in implementing the standards development process.

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Rotary Club Gears Up For Wine And Cheese

The rotary club of Saint Lucia is garnering support for the hosting of its elegant wine and cheese fiesta to raise funds for disadvantaged groups and communities. The premier charity at the official residence of the governor general, government house is slated for Sunday February 12th 2017. The club supports …

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New Gros Piton Trail Makes a Splash

Recently, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), officially opened an additional entrance to the Gros Piton Nature Trail through the Anse L’Ivorgne Beach. The trail which was formerly used by unsanctioned guided tour groups, was entirely enhanced with fully trained tour guides, security and cashier booths as well as bathroom …

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Lions Club Launches 50th Anniversary Activities

In June, the lions club of Saint Lucia will commemorate its 50th anniversary. The club started preparations in earnest with a church service last month. Last week, members continued with a visit from the district governor, who helped the club officially declare its 50th anniversary celebration open.

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PM Weighs-In On Trump Immigration Order

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says like much of the world, he was taken aback by us President Donald Trump’s immigration order. On January 27th, just 10 days into office, the president signed an executive order, suspending refugee re-settlement and entry into the US of people from several countries. The move …

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