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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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SALCC-GEF Solar Power Project

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the global environment fund have teamed up to undertake research on the impact of photovoltaic power plants on local households. It is the first major project of the college’s Vaughan Arthur Lewis institute for research and innovation known as Valiri.

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SLP In “Poll” Position?

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) this week cast doubt on the results of an election survey conducted by Caribbean pollster peter Wickham. On Thursday June 2nd, the party issued the results of one of its own polls, conducted by Don Anderson. That poll indicates that the incumbent SLP is …

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Mercury Beach 2016 Preparations

The Saint Lucia tourist board is preparing for the 2016 mercury beach party. The event, which is set for august, will include a pre-party, the actual event, and another activity in the north.

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NEMO Calls Vigilance This Hurricane Season

June 1st marks the official start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and officials of the national emergency management organisation (NEMO), are joining the local met office in asking citizens to remain vigilant. While weather experts forecast a ‘near-normal’ season, international hurricane forecasters have warned that this means the Atlantic …

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Junior Calypso Launch 2016

Junior Kaiso is back. On Tuesday, a press launch was held to introduce the public to the schools which will participate in this year’s calypso competition. The contest will take place at the national cultural center.  

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