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Nestle Milo Jumpstart Program Launch

Milo recently launched a “jumpstart program” which focuses on physical activity and sporting disciples. It targets young people aged 7- 16 and urges parents to take an active role in healthy/positive development.

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Toughman Security Helps Youth Find Work

The Ministry Of Tourism and Toughman Security have initiated another community program. This time unemployed youth were educated on professionalism in the workplace. The program also focused on Saint Lucia’s economic mainstay tourism.

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Boxing Association Lobbies Support To Restore Vigie Gym

Local boxers are appealing for help from the government and corporate Saint Lucia to restore the sport’s primary training facility in Saint Lucia. Aggrieved members of the Saint Lucia boxing association say the conditions at the Vigie boxing gym are deplorable and continue to impede the development of talented boxers.

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FICS Awards Annual Scholarships

Financial investment & consultancy services ltd (FICS), continues to provide educational opportunities to the Choiseul community. The Lusca and Bernadette scholarships were presented to four students at the district 7 office in la Fargue, Choiseul last week. The award is in honor of the beloved wife and mother of the …

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Walk For The Cure 2016 Official Launch

CIBC First Caribbean’s annual cancer fund-raising walk will take place on Sunday October 2nd at 6:00 am. The 2016 walk for the cure was launched on Tuesday September 13th. Funds from the event help faces of cancer and the Saint Lucia cancer society to assist cancer patients with treatment, care …

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ECCO Elects New Board At 2016 AGM

Last weekend, the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for music rights (ECCO) held its annual general meeting. There, the board reviewed its achievements and elected a new executive, as ECCO announced an improvement in licensing revenue.

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Back To Square One For Soufriere Town Project

There appears to be some headway in the Soufriere town square work stoppage controversy. That’s according to the chief engineer in the ministry of infrastructure, who disclosed to the media that the project is going back to the drawing board.

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Recording Artiste Joins Suicide Prevention Fight

Meanwhile, in February, songwriter John Antoine released his first single – “St. Lucia wake up”. He is back in September with another track – “just cry”. The song addresses the suicide rate in Saint Lucia and encourages people to look on the brighter side of life.

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Repairing The Nation’s Schools

The chief engineer has called for improved collaboration and dialogue between the ministries of infrastructure and education. This comes on the heels of revelations by education minister Dr. Gale Rigobert, that an unprecedented number of school plants in St. Lucia are in dire need of repair.

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Saint Lucia Observes Ozone Layer Day

September 16th is recognized annually as the international day for the preservation of the ozone layer. Locally, the ministry of sustainable development is hosting a week of activities that will include presentations at primary schools and a sale on recovery and recycling equipment for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

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Lucelec Installs Fault Detection System

Lucelec recently installed a system to improve the detection of faults on its transmission lines. The “traveling wave fault location system”, hones in the site of faults on the 66-kilovolt transmission network lines to within 50 meters. Saint Lucia is the first in the Caribbean to install this network.

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