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Courts Donate To Dunnottar School

Courts has selected the Dunnattar school as the beneficiary of this year’s bedding promotion. The reason for the promotion is two-fold with customers given a chance to win prizes and donate proceeds to a charitable organization. The donation will go towards the school’s feeding program. Once again here is Joachim …

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Court Orders Gov’t to Handover RSL Assets to Liquidator

Mary Polius, a former general manager at State owned Radio Saint Lucia [RSL] on August 21 was awarded damages in a significant ruling in the civil court. Court documents obtained by HTS News4orce state the ruling handed down in the High Court orders the State backed public radio station handover …

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USAID LENDING ASSISTANCE TO STORM-RAVAGED BARBUDA

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing assistance to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda following the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Working in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda’s Red Cross, the United States …

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Saint Lucia reaches out in hurricane relief efforts

GIS – THE SAINT LUCIAN GOVERNMENT WISHES TO EXTEND ASSISTANCE TO THE SAINT LUCIAN DIASPORA IN THE AFFECTED AREAS. The Government of Saint Lucia along with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has activated hurricane relief mechanisms to provide aid to the territories affected by Hurricane Irma. The Office of …

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Mango trees to improve climate resilience

GIS – ENVIRONMENTALISTS HARNESS THE RESILIENCE OF THE MANGO TREE TO COMBAT THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Saint Lucia is doing its part to stall the effects of climate change. The island is part of a regional mango bio-diversity project that will plant up to 6000 mango tress in Saint …

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Mango festival planned for 2018

GIS- AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS HOPE TO STAGE A SUMMER FESTIVAL TO MARK THE END OF THE OECS MANGO BIODIVERSITY PROJECT. The Ministry of Agriculture is planning a grand finale to mark the end of the OECS Mango Biodiversity Project in Saint Lucia. Nicole LaForce-Haynes, Environmental Education Officer at the Department of Forestry, …

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Stakeholder consultation on tobacco control

GIS – NCDC AIMS TO FIND STRATEGIC WAYS TO REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has addressed the issue of tobacco consumption via a stakeholder consultation held at the National Mental Wellness Centre earlier this week. Among the key areas discussed was a review …

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Saint Lucia wins first place in FCCA essay competition

GIS – THE WINNING ESSAY WAS WRITTEN BY ALEX JUNIOR GUSTAVE FROM THE LEON HESS SECONDARY SCHOOL. The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting is pleased to announce that Saint Lucia won first place in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Essay Competition (Senior Division). The winning entry was developed …

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Opposition Leader Takes On With-Holding Tax Issue

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has sought to clarify the sandals resorts international with-holding tax issue during its tenure in office. Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre says the SLP administration chose not to intervene in the tax dispute, in the interest of fairness on the sides of the luxury resort …

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Frank Myers-Exemption A Policy Decision

Meanwhile, chartered accountant Frank Myers says it appears that government’s decision to grant sandals resorts international a 100% with-holding tax exemption for 2001 to 2009, was a policy decision based on stability in a vital sector.

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