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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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ECCU Hosts Dialogue On Growth Action Plan

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is bringing together partners to address growth, competitiveness and employment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The bank hosted the one-day meeting in Saint Lucia on September 5th, to discuss its growth action plan. It is part of a series of in-country consultations in …

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Security Guard Becomes Homicide #35

A 42-year-old man is Saint Lucia’s 35th homicide victim for 2017, after he was shot during a daring robbery attempt at the Caribbean Cinemas Complex on Tuesday. Local police are investigating the death of Corinth resident Urias Dwight Compton.

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FRC, CDF & Events St. Lucia gear up for Arts& Heritage Month

Events Saint Lucia, the CDF, and the Folk Research Centre have finalized the calendar of activities for Arts and Heritage Month in October. This year, patrons and visitors can expect over 12 main events preceded by the public launch on September 24th at the Vieux-Fort Town square. A press conference …

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