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ILO Talks Ending Child Labor Through School Work

The international labour organisation (ILO) is focusing on a smooth school-to-work transition initiative for the prevention of child labour. This week, local officials reviewed Brazil’s successful experience with the programme and discussed best practices.

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UNS Condemns Circulation Of Child Porn Video

Members of United and Strong (UNS) say they are disgusted by a video, which is making the rounds, showing young boys engaged in sexual acts. The human rights NGO says the video is evidence of a larger societal problem – the exploitation of children.

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General Post Office Staff Sent Home Over Safety Issues

Operations at the general post office were brought to a halt on Monday morning as occupational health and safety issues continue to plague staff at the institution. HTS News 4orce reported last week of a Long-standing mold infestation at the Bridge Street Postal Office.

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Local Fishers Get Training

Fishermen are learning all about the techniques of fishing and ways to improve their quality of fish. This week, the Saint Lucia fisher-folk cooperative society limited held a capacity-building session for local fishers.

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Emagine Solutions Creating Youth Jobs

The managing director of web application Development Company “Emagine Solutions” incorporated is playing his part in curbing the youth unemployment rate. Ian Mitchell says young people must play a more significant role in advancing St. Lucia’s development. Jeanna Phillipe takes a look at the local company which hires mainly young …

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Vieux Fort Concerned Residents To Meet With Youth

On Sunday March 5th, Vieux Fort will be the scene of an activity to plot the southern town’s developmental vision. A conference dubbed ‘vision 2030 Vieux Fort’ is organized by the vieux fort concerned citizens coalition for change (VFCCCC), along with a number of concerned citizens from the north and …

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CSA Puts Spotlight On Women’s Day 2017

The civil service association is collaborating with “raise your voice” Saint Lucia to observe international women’s day 2017. The day will be observed on March 8th, under the theme “be bold for change.”

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Flag Day 2017

The last remaining icon of Saint Lucia’s independence was among those honoured at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the hoisting of the nation’s flag. On March 1st 1967, Saint Lucia attained associated statehood with Great Britain. At that same time, the world was introduced to a newly minted …

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Including Civil Society In The Development Agenda

The government of Saint Lucia is calling on civil society and non-governmental organizations to contribute to the development of the economy. In March, a code of conduct seminar was held to help the societies better govern and relate to government and other partners.

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Windward Islands Debating Competition

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College students are gearing up for the first Windward Islands debating competition in March. The students will face three other community colleges from Dominica, Saint Vincent and Grenada. The contest seeks to develop critical thinking skills and nurture responsible citizens.

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