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NHC PURSUING $250 MILLION PARTNERSHIP WITH CONTRACTORS

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has earmarked 11 projects for development and is hoping to embark on public private partnerships with local contractors on the $250 million initiative. On 5 July, the NHC organized a housing symposium with stakeholders, to discuss the proposed partnership.

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CALYPSO CLAPS BACK AT CASTRIES SOUTH-EAST MP

Members of the local calypso fraternity are not impressed with recent comments from Castries South-East MP Guy Joseph who, along with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, targeted songwriters and calypsonians over their lyrical content. The response from renowned calypso songwriters to the political directorate; “heed the message, don’t kill the messenger.”

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OECS LOOKS TO DATA FOR HIV POLICY PLANNING

Officials of the OECS Secretariat, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition are meeting in Saint Lucia, to review the findings of studies on men who have sex with men, trans-women and female sex workers in the sub-region. They say the data dissemination meeting is …

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PM PROMISES 18-MONTH PERIOD FOR REFURBISHING ST. JUDE

The St. Jude Hospital is expected to reopen in the next 18 months – with a makeshift facility added to the existing structure. That’s the word from Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The pronouncements were made during a nationally televised evening address on health care on 4 July.

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SOUFRIERE PRIMARY LAUNCHES ‘FIND 52’ RELAY

The Soufriere Primary School has launched the One World School Foundation’s ‘find 52 thousand’ road to reading race. The race seeks to educate the public on the annual rainforest of reading project, which raises funds for reading material for children in the Eastern Caribbean.

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MET OFFICE MONITORING WEATHER SYSTEM

Local Met officials are closely monitoring the progress of a weather system in the Atlantic. According to experts, the tropical depression could become a Tropical Storm within hours. The Director of Met Services is warning against panic but says members of the public should remain vigilant and monitor weather reports …

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MIA MOTTLEY TO CARICOM: ‘TIME TO ACT IS NOW’

Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley has called on regional leaders to move past talks on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and take action. The calls were made at the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), taking place in Jamaica this week.

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Saint Lucia pitches “Caribcation” to CARICOM nationals

[Press release] Hotel properties and other tourist attractions on the island are preparing to open their doors to locals and CARICOM Nationals for another massive summer of specials. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will continue its Staycation promotion but will extend the invitation to Caribbean nationals this year in a …

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Saint Lucia’s Taiwan embassy fetes graduating students

[Press release] Saint Lucian students who graduated this year from Universities in Taiwan were hosted to a Farewell Graduation Party by Saint Lucia Ambassador to Taiwan (R.O.C), Edwin Laurent. After many years of hard work and perseverance, a celebration of success and achievement of the 2018 Saint Lucian graduates was …

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SLP “extremely disappointed” in gov’t healthcare proposals

[Press release]  SAINT LUCIA LABOUR PARTY EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT ON UWP GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE STATEMENTS The Saint Lucia Labour Party is extremely disappointed with the presentation of plans by the UWP Government on the future of the health care system in Saint Lucia. The address to the nation on July 4th by the …

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Local designer snags Caribbean Style and Culture Award

[Press release] Another Saint Lucian creative artist has received international acclaim. Local artist and designer Christine Samuel did it big for Saint Lucia by capturing the CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE AWARD OF “EXCELLENCE- FASHION INNOVATION” at the 2018 Caribbean Style and Culture Awards, which was held in Washington D.C. on …

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