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Youth, Students Councils to put on “Lucian Leaders’ Summit”

[Press release]  The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) in collaboration with the National Students Council (NSC) and the Global Environment Facility and partners, takes this opportunity to officially announce the hosting of the 2018 “Lucian Leaders’ Summit” from August 13th to 17th 2018. This much anticipated event seeks to …

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Soufriere Hospital set reopen in August

[Press release] The month of August has been earmarked for the full reopening of the Soufriere Hospital following the forced closure by the recent fires at the facility. The Soufriere Hospital was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness one month ago following the second major fire at …

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U4RIA concert offers students inspirational ‘sound check’ learning

[Press release] Scores of secondary and tertiary level students have begun benefiting from a unique opportunity to witness firsthand and to understudy some of the region’s leading entertainers, technicians and event managers as they undergo SOUND CHECK for the highly anticipated 2018 U4RIA concert. Into its sixth year and dubbed …

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Saint Lucia gov’t undecided on LIAT subsidies

[Press release] Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has clarified the Government of Saint Lucia’s position on LIAT following reports carried by local and regional media that Saint Lucia will subsidise the airline. “We support LIAT as a regional airline and remain committed to seeing the necessary restructuring and some real change …

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PERSONAL SAFETY HANDBOOK GOES DIGITAL

What was first conceptualized as a personal safety handbook has gone digital. Monday July 2nd saw the launch of a series of public service announcements on personal and traffic safety tips. The initiative is the brainchild of police Sergeant Shervon Matthieu.

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SAINT LUCIA MAINTAINS TIER II TRAFFICKING LISTING

Trafficking in Persons report for 2018 and the narrative on Saint Lucia states that while the government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it is making significant efforts to do so. It however lists a number of areas of concern, including children being …

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CAMILLE HENRY STUDENT TOPS COMMON ENTRANCE, AGAIN

The Camille Henry Memorial School has done it again. For the second straight year, the district 2 primary school has produced the top performer at the common entrance exam. News4orce spoke to April Dagana moments after she received the good news on 2 July.

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LABORIE/AUGIER CONSTITUENCY COUNCIL AWARDS STAFF

Laborie Augier Constituency Council employees were recognized for a job well done at an awards ceremony over the weekend. MP for the area Alva Baptiste and local government minister Fortuna Belrose cheered the workers on, as they received tokens of appreciation.

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3 DAYS OF FISH FRY FOR FESTEN LABOWIE

Organizers of the Festen Labowie announced three days of fish fry over the weekend; in celebration of the event’s 3rd anniversary. The inaugural Festen was started by the Laborie Economic and Employment Forum in June 2015 to generate some much-needed employment for residents.

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GIRLS OUTPERFORM BOYS AT COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMS

The 2018 common entrance results are in and the girls have once again outclassed their male counterparts. The over 2000-plus students who sat the exam on 2 July learned what secondary schools they will be assigned to for the next 5 years.

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Saint Lucia included in Virtuoso®’s ‘preferred destinations’ portfolio

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the island’s acceptance into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of preferred destinations. Through the partnership with Virtuoso, the SLTA will have access to Virtuoso’s marketing channels that effectively target affluent consumers with a high propensity to travel. As a preferred partner, the …

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Roots & Soul lineup announced

[Press release]  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is excited to be associated with the second annual Roots & Soul Music Festival, and the amazing line-up for the event. The Roots & Soul Festival from August 31 to September 2 follows Carnival on the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival calendar. This …

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Massy Stores touts International Plastic Free Day

[Press release]  Earlier this year Massy Stores throughout the region initiated a campaign to discourage the use of single use plastic bags for bagging of groceries at its checkouts, while actively encouraging customers to shop with reusable bags as a more eco-friendly option. The company also announced that come Tuesday July …

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