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$2.5 Million For Jacmel Road Repairs

Jacmel drivers are breathing a collective sigh of relief. The infrastructure ministry has unveiled plans to effect much-needed repairs to the Jacmel road. According to officials, all is going as planned for the road rehabilitation project.

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Massy Gourmet Officially Re-Opens

Massy stores has officially reopened the doors to its gourmet branch. The re-structured store now offers 10 exciting services to customers, from a deli café to a butcher counter and salads. The gourmet branch also provides freshly packed seafood. Minister Responsible For Commerce Bradley Felix commended the supermarket chain for …

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Resource recovery pilot project launched – GIS

A resource recovery depot project has been launched by Jua Kali Ltd. Jua Kali is a profit-for-purpose social enterprise that seeks to provide sustainable waste management solutions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), brokered through strategic partnerships. The idea is the passion project of Laurah John, which stemmed from her …

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Caribbean to receive cancer testing equipment

[[OECS COMMISSION] THE OECS IS WORKING TOWARDS SPECIALIZED CANCER SERVICES VIA THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CYCLOTRON MACHINE. Key stakeholders met in Martinique yesterday to solidify plans for a project that will facilitate the availability of cancer tests that are currently not available in the OECS region. The Territorial Authority of Martinique …

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Mango bio-diversity project has triple target – GIS

A REGIONAL MANGO BIO-DIVERSITY PROJECT, LED BY THE OECS, HAS THREE MAIN OBJECTIVES. Food security, and climate resilience, is the target of an OECS mango bio-diversity project, funded by the European Union. The project has three main objectives. The first, is to create a model watershed, said Nicole LaForce-Haynes, Environmental …

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United Nations Deploying Aid and Personnel to Irma-affected Caribbean territories

[Antigua Observer] Bridgetown, Barbados – September 6, 2017: The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural …

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Sandals Seek To Clarify Tax Exemption

Officials of sandals resorts international say they are grateful to the government of Saint Lucia for bringing closure to a long-standing with-holding tax dispute. The cabinet of ministers recently granted the luxury resort chain a 100% withholding tax exemption for the period 2001 to 2009. In a statement issued on …

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