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Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Observed September 16

GIS – THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Saint Lucia will join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sep. 16. This day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994, to commemorate the signing of the …

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FAO and CARICOM to Host Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin American and the Caribbean

PRESS RELEASE:-September 13, 2017 (Bridgetown, Barbados) –  Seventy agriculture officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean will gather for two days from 14 – 15 September 2017, to discuss how the region can strengthen sustainable agriculture and rural development through innovation, at the 11th Regional Planners Forum on Agriculture. This meeting will …

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Top Cop Condemns Attack On Police Officer

Commissioner of police Severin Moncherry has condemned the recent gun attack on a police officer. A man-hunt is currently underway for a bandit who allegedly opened fire on the law enforcement officer, after the gunman reportedly discharged a firearm on riverside road in Castries on Tuesday September 12th.

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New ISL CEO Meets The Media

The new chief executive officer of Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) Gillray Cadet has promised more transparency and open dialogue, as the entity pursues investment and job creation with renewed vigor. One week into his new position at the helm of ISL, cadet held a sit-down with members of the media …

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SRDF Annual Bursary Presentation

The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) held its annual scholarship and bursary program for the year 2017-2018. Approximately 264 students, including students of the SRDF staff were beneficiaries of the initiative.

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Saint Lucia Receives High CIP Ranking

Saint Lucia has improved its rank from a medium quality to a high-quality nationality on the second edition of the Henley & Partners –Quality of Nationality Index (QNI). This news was unveiled at a major international event in London on Wednesday.

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NEMO – APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE RAVAGED ISLANDS

The Government of Saint Lucia and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have pledged their full support to the recovery efforts of those impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma. Through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), much needed emergency supplies have been made available to affected states and …

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Irma’s Invoice for the Caribbean – US$12.75 bn

ANTIGUA OBSERVER – A disaster risk expert estimates US $12.75 billion as the final tab on the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. James Daniel, a disaster risk analyst with the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology(CEDIM), explained that Irma was a relatively expensive disaster to …

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