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Combination Prevention Workshop

According to data from 2009, the Caribbean is the second-most affected region in terms of HIV prevalence. Approximately 1% of the adults (240,000 people) are living with the disease. This is higher than any other region, except Sub-Saharan Africa. Several factors influence this epidemic, including poverty, gender, sex tourism and …

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Rotarians Host Fundraiser For Dunnottar

The annual lunch for Dunnottar School remains a marquee event on the itinerary of fundraising activities for the rotary club of Saint Lucia. The club recently invited faculty and students at the special needs school to break bread at the windjammer hotel where they raised money for the institution. President …

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Bois d’Orange Bypass Road to Open on June 12th

As the automotive volumes traversing Saint Lucian roadways continue to increase, traffic congestion along key thoroughfares have become a growing problem. Rush hour traffic volumes along the Choc / Gros – Islet highroad, the John Compton Highway and throughout the city circuit has increased. The Infrastructure Ministry plans to introduce …

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Local Petrol Dealer Warns Increases in Gas Prices Loom

Local petroleum dealer and former president of the Petroleum Dealers Association, Everistus Jn. Marie has warned of an imminent increase on fuel prices in Saint Lucia. Jn. Marie has also urged consumers to brace for price hikes across the board due to the recently imposed increase in the excise tax …

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Saint Lucia Fire Service continues to build capacity

Press Release:-The Saint Lucia Fire Service is continuing efforts to build capacity in specialized areas of firefighting. Two officers recently completed training in Fire Investigation at the Florida State Fire College in the United States. LFM 442 Owen Cazaubon and FM 450 Dwayne-Ferdinand both described the course as very intense …

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Rotarians Host Annual Lunch for Dunnottar Students

The annual lunch for Dunnottar School remains a marquee event on the itinerary of fundraising activities for the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia. The Club recently invited faculty and students at the special needs school to break bread at the Windjammer Hotel where they raised over $500 for the institution. …

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Overseas Committee Donates Cheque To Babonneau Church

The Brooklyn and Connecticut Babonneau Day Committee presented a cheque to the Babonneau Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The contribution will assist with redesigning and refurbishing the church. The Church has commissioned; son of the late Dunstan St. Omer; Giovanni St. Omer to create a special one of a kind mural. …

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LIAT Employees Take Industrial Action

Pilots at the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT have taken industrial action over negotiations for higher wages. According to Barbados Today, the pilots are refusing to fly until an agreement is reached. LIAT issued a statement this morning indicating that the carrier has not been able to operate flights scheduled with …

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St Lucia Photo Tour wins International Luxury Travel Award

Press Release For the second year in succession the St Lucia Photo Tour has won the UK based Luxury Travel Guide’s prestigious Luxury Travel Award in its annual Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards. In 2016 Luxury Travel Guide’s judging panel awarded acclaimed Saint Lucia Photographer Kirk Elliott the title of …

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UWP outlines achievements since taking office

Press Release The United Workers Party takes the opportunity today to say a heartfelt thank you to all Saint Lucians, who on June 6th 2016 participated in the democratic process and elected our hard working and visionary team of men and women under the banner of “Building a New Saint …

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CDF hosts voice development and performance program

GIS:-The target groups for the program includes calypsonians, soca artistes, back-up singers and lead singers. The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), in an effort to continue its mandate to provide avenues that nurture and develop artistic expression within the cultural and creative sectors of the Saint Lucian society, will host a …

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Health ministry develops integrated healthcare model

GIS:-The model provides guidelines for planning and delivering care, and monitoring performance. The Ministry of Health is in the process of strengthening governance systems for the health sector, as a result of performance reviews and stakeholder consultations that have revealed the need for a robust healthcare delivery model. Work has …

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Joseph Accuses SLP Of Creating Unrest

While many of the UWP members who spoke to the press outside the one-year anniversary mass were somber and reflective in their tone, Castries South East MP Guy Joseph launched a scathing attack on the opposition St. Lucia Labour Party. The economic development minister accused the SLP of a sustained …

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