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OECS to benefit from new public statistics database

Citizens of OECS Member States now have data at their fingertips with the launch of OECSInfo 2.0, a centralised database with regional social and economic statistics such as labour force indicators, population, education and inflation rates. OECSInfo 2.0, launched on June 13th 2017, was developed by the OECS Commission as an …

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LUCELEC and GRUPOTEC signs contract on solar farm

Press release: Today representatives from St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) and solar energy firm GRUPOTEC signed a contract to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction for a 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm, located north of the Hewanorra International Airport at La Tourney, Vieux Fort. When connected to the grid, …

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Opposition Staged Walk-Out of Parliament

The Opposition Members of Parliament walked out of the House of Assembly during the second sitting of the debate on the Appropriations Bill in what appeared to be protest against ‘broken convention’. The walk-out happened moments after the presentation by the Member for Laborie, the Hon. Alva Baptiste who spoke …

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Suspected Drive-by Shooting at Bois D’Orange

Major crimes in the police force is reportedly investigating a suspected drive-by shooting. Reportedly, between 8 a.m and 9 a.m June 20th, masked gunmen allegedly opened fire on a motorcyclist at Bois D’Orange, Gros – Islet. The alleged shooters alighted from what eyewitnesses say was a vehicle before speeding off …

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Controlling the sweet potato weevil

GIS:-The Ministry of Agriculture Hosts Information Sessions on How to Reduce Weevil Populations. The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on an islandwide drive to heighten awareness to the sweet potato weevil. Crop Protection Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donald Joseph, said although the pests have been present in Saint …

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Queen’s Birthday Honors

GIS:-Twelve Saint Lucians Have Been Recognized for Their Outstanding Contributions. The Queen has been graciously pleased on the occasion of Her Majesty’s birthday, and on the advice of Her Majesty’s Saint Lucia ministers to approve of the following honours in the Birthday Honours List, 2017: C.B.E. – Commander of the …

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Kaiso Legacy Babonneau

The Take Over Tent/Soca Village has embarked on an initiative to bring the calypso tents to the communities. The calypso village has combined forces with the community of Babonneau, which will be hosting the show for the first time.

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Culture Minister Meets CDF Representatives

Changes might be made to the structure and operations of the cultural development foundation. That’s according to the minister with responsibility for culture, senator Fortuna Belrose amid discontent among artists over the proposed Re-location of the national cultural centre and controversy over the Saint Lucia’s participation in this year’s Carifesta.

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PWA Meets Opposition SLP

The police welfare association (PWA) met with the opposition Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP) to discuss issues affecting the country. Chief among them was the looming IMPACS report, Saint Lucia’s crime situation and the promotions policy. The national security minister recently vowed to establish a committee to review the policy. …

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Seniors Pummelled In Home Invasion

Police are investigating an alleged home invasion in Pierrot, Vieux-Fort on Friday June 16th. According to reports a group of men forced their way into a house, severely attacked two seniors and ransacked their home.

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Weather Disturbance To Skirt Pass Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia can expect fair to partly cloudy skies, as a current tropical disturbance moves across the region over the next 24 hours. As of Monday afternoon, the system was located 32.5 miles east south-east of Trinidad with its position at 8.8 degrees north and 56.8 degrees west. According to …

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