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Diabetic Retinopathy Screening For Saint Lucia

The Caribbean council for the blind, with the support of the Queen Elizabeth diamond jubilee trust, is embarking on a programme to reduce diabetes-related blindness. Saint Lucia is one of six Caribbean countries participating in the Caribbean diabetic retinopathy – prevention, screening, referral and treatment programme. The programme is taking …

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A New Parliament

As Saint Lucia gets set to learn the composition of a new cabinet, the issues surrounding a new parliament are also coming to the fore. Former Speaker of the House Matthew Roberts phoned in to a Radio 100 programme on Wednesday, to clarify various aspects of the parliament, including the …

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OECS Launches Youth Strategy

The OECS commission has launched a special strategy to bring attention and action to issues affecting youth in the sub-region. Called OECS-youth empowered society, or ‘OECS-yes,’ it hopes to create a movement among the youth, ensuring that young people can collaborate and use their voices to impact change.

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SLP Talks Elections And Future

Following the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s defeat at the polls, Dr. Kenny Anthony made it clear that he will not serve as leader of the opposition nor continue as leader of the St. Lucia Labour Party. The announcement has led to speculation about what’s next for the party and who …

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Hilaire Declared Victor On Election Night But…

A recount in Castries South was underway on Tuesday after preliminary results on election night indicated that Dr. Ernest Hilaire emerged victorious. With a 40 vote margin, the UWP which claimed 11 of the 17 seats at stake, still has its eyes on the coveted constituency. Dr. Hilaire speaking to …

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LPM Leader Weighs-In On 2016 Election Result

Despite facing a devastating loss at the polls, the political leader of the Lucian people’s movement remains optimistic about his party’s future. Two weeks ago, a confident Therold prudent predicted a seat in parliament for at least one LPM candidate.

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OECS Custom Officers Training

Local customs officers, as well as partners in the public and private sector, are benefiting from a customs and trade-facilitation-capacity workshop. The training forms part of a slew of capacity building initiatives being implemented across the region, under the Caribbean forum–EU economic partnership agreement (EPA).

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Health Promotion Models Handover

The ministry of health continues to collaborate with the European Union to improve healthcare in Saint Lucia. Another aspect of the long standing partnership was recorded this week, with the handing over of health promotion models to the ministry.

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Mangal Fires Back At Pierre

A former SLP candidate turned UWP supporter has accused the island’s deputy prime minister of spreading what he termed “bold faced lies” concerning his decision to support the main opposition UWP.

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Francisco Jn Pierre On The Hustings

The united workers party train made a pit stop in the community of Laborie on Wednesday June 1st. The party’s candidate for the area Francisco Jn Pierre addressed the gathering on issues such as agriculture, tourism and governance.

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SLP Dialogues With Private Sector On Manifesto

A re-elected Saint Lucia Labour Party government would seek investment in tourism, infrastructure, energy, ICT and other services. That’s the word from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, who addressed the business community on Thursday. The SLP’s panellists announced a goal of attracting 3.5 billion dollars in investment over the next …

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