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More technical advice for Owen King EU

The Government of Saint Lucia is hoping to build on historic ties with Martinique in the area of health care. A high level delegation from the French department has concluded a visit to Saint Lucia, which included a tour of the work site of the new national hospital. The island’s …

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Paying homage to Laura Collymore

The people of Laborie bade farewell to one of the exemplars in the community; Laura Barthelemy Collymore. The stalwart, held in high esteem in the fishing village was remembered for her remarkable contribution to the development of the district. Collymore left an indelible mark to the arts and administration as …

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Historic OECS Trade Ministers meeting

OECS Trade Ministers met in Saint Lucia on Monday, hoping to find consensus on a strategic approach to address trade challenges, which confront member states in the sub-region. Monday’s inaugural meeting of OECS Trade Ministers also sought to monitor progress on the free circulation of goods.

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Tourism numbers soar

In January 2015, St. Lucia’s most lucrative industry; tourism witnessed a surge in tourism arrivals. The growth in the sector was driven by increases in visitor arrivals, hotel occupancy, and a thriving cruse ship season.

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Major shake-up at Police High Command?

The Police Welfare Association (PWA) says it is not surprised to learn of looming changes in the leadership of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. In fact, the association’s president said officers were expecting change in the wake of the release of some of the findings of the investigation into …

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Right to Access

The St. Lucia National Trust [SLNT] is pushing to have St. Lucia join in the regional effort for the rights to access to environmental information. The SLNT are engaging civil society on the benefits of adopting the framework of the United Nations conference on sustainable development on the environmental consequences …

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Roman Catholic march for Pro-Life

The Roman Catholic Church through the family and life secretariat conducted the fourth annual witness for life march in Castries on Saturday morning. The activity lured scores of worshippers and members of the CARIFAM community to the streets protesting for improved human rights and family practices. This activity come s …

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Odsan School hit by robbers

The Odsan Combined School has once again the scene of a burglary as thieves made off with thousands of dollars. The frustrated faculty says they want better security at the school. Odsan combined principle says the school’s lackluster defenses make it an easy target for criminals.

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All set for Pro-Life march

The Roman Catholic Church through the family and life secretariat is planning a peaceful pro-life demonstration in the city centre on Saturday. The march followed by a talk-shop on current and controversial issues such as abortion, suicide and violence is targeted at the wider public. The church hopes to drive …

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Lambird’s students in depths of despair

The students involved in the Lambirds Academy scandal say their fears are real. They are petrified of returning to Asia where they are certain tragedy awaits. It was February when a group of approximately 60 young people arrived on Saint Lucia with the promise of an educational opportunity of a …

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Renewed calls to scrap VAT

The United Workers Party has new found vigour in the campaign against aspects of the three-year-old value added tax. This after the government of St. Kitts and Nevis decided to do away with vat in three major areas.

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Virgin Billionaire ascends Gros Piton

Founder of the Virgin Group, English businessman and investor Richard Branson is having a good time in Saint Lucia – and is telling the world about it. The business mogul has been tweeting and writing about this time on the islands, drawing attention to the destination. In one tweet, Branson …

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British Chamber SALCC Scholarship

50 Saint Lucian students will have the opportunity to pursue law and business degrees in the United Kingdom, through the collaborative efforts of R.I.S.E St. Lucia Inc and the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College on …

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Junior Achievement Power Breakfast

Junior Achievement of St. Lucia organized a breakfast for its alumni and sponsors on March 26th at the Auberge Seraphine. The purpose of the breakfast was to develop and maintain relations between members of the group and supporters.

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