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World Metrology Day 2016

Science students from secondary schools around the island were special guests of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards on Friday, as the organization observed world metrology day. World metrology day commemorates the May 20th, 1875 signing of the meter convention, by 17 industrialized nations.

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Gaboo Lands Distribution Update

Last week was a cap-stone moment for the minister for housing Stanley Felix’s plans for a major development in urban Castries. The minister held an important meeting with Morne Du Don Residents to discuss the Gaboo land rationalization project.

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Youth Group & WASCO Reforestation Drive

A local youth group is teaming up with the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) for a major reforestation project. The members of the Babonneau Youth Synergy say the project is urgently needed, to protect the area near the Talvern Water Intake.

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Elks hosts 30th AGM

Last week, the Elks city of Castries Co-operative Credit Union limited held its annual meeting under the theme – “maintaining economic resilience through membership empowerment.” As Joachim Duplesis reports, the guest speaker at the AGM focused on the survival of the movement in the age of disruption.

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Mosquito Awareness Week In Canaries

The war on Zika continues on multiple battlefronts. The Caribbean public health agency declared may 9th to May 15th “Caribbean mosquito awareness week”. The week kicked off in the community of canaries.

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ICAR On Human Rights Campaign

Members of the local Rastafarian community have solicited the assistance of a Dominican attorney as they learn more about their rights. The Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari held a special human rights training session for members on Saturday may 7th. Members discussed current rights issues and the decriminalization …

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OECS Early Childhood Curriculum Framework

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is hoping to finalize an early childhood education framework for the sub-region. Early childhood educators from the north and south of Saint Lucia are taking part in education and sensitization exercises, to prepare them for implementation of the framework.

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Jazz Numbers Exceed Expectations

The Saint Lucia tourist board is hailing the 25th Saint Lucia jazz and arts festival a success based on the numbers. Director Louis Lewis says this year has exceeded ticket sales from previous years. The festival also attracted more visitors to St. Lucia. Lewis made the disclosure during the latest …

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Jazz And Arts 2016 Ends On High Note

Thousands more crammed into Pigeon Island on May 8th to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival where festival headliner -Latin salsa superstar Marc Anthony officially closed the show.

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Jazz And Arts 2016 Sizzles On May 7th

The iconic 10-day Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival climaxed over the weekend with three days of performances by national and internationally acclaimed artists and musicians. Hts news4orce was again present for day two of main stage, where French legends Kassav rocked Pigeon Island.

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Cruise Tourism Seminar

In April, members of the Caribbean Maritime Institute organized a Cruise Tourism Workshop in Saint Lucia. The exercise was aimed at boosting CARICOM countries visitors’ ratings.

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Vieux Fort Jazz 2016

As part of the 25th edition of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Vieux-Fort hosted: “Jazz A La Chaudiere” this past weekend for the first time. The event was held at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds.

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Jeanine Compton-Antoine Cautiously Upbeat

Independent candidate for Micoud north Jeannine Compton-Antoine convened a press conference on Tuesday, to clear the air on any issues surrounding her contract with the people. She says she wanted to make it known that the contract was the idea of the Micoud North constituents, who are clamouring for true …

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