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New CIP CEO Touts Change

The newly-appointed chief executive officer of the citizenship by investment unit (CIU), says he is fully aware that the public has many questions about what is taking place with the citizenship by investment programme (CIP). Nestor Alfred says he is taking up the reins of the unit, knowing that officials …

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Waste Authority On Garbage Collection Concerns

The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority is responding to public concerns about the collection of garbage in two Castries Communities. Residents of Ciceron and lower Morne Du Don have been complaining that the agencies responsible for garbage collection have been irregular in their operations. They say this has resulted …

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FICS Congratulates Tyler Theophane

It has been quite a year for the 2016 Miss Saint Lucia Queen, Tyler Theophane. Just 10 days ago Tyler represented Saint Lucia in grand style by placing as 1st runner up in the annual Jaycees International Queen Show in Antigua and Monday night she again was the 1st runner …

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Stray Dogs Posing Threat To Nesting Sea-Turtles

Stray dogs in Castries are not only a problem for the Castries constituency council, but the department of fisheries is also concerned about their presence in the city. According to the department’s communication’s assistant, stray dogs are affecting the sea turtle population.

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All-Set For 2017 Piton Film Festival

All is in place for a grand official opening for the 2017 piton international film festival. The 4th annual event will kick off at the Tet Paul nature trail on Sunday august 13th. Organizers say Saint Lucia is poised to benefit from the trillion-dollar film industry with its talented film-makers …

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New CIU Boss Brings Intense Due Diligence Standards to the Table

The Citizenship by Investment Unit [CIU] introduced the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] Nestor Alfred on August 8 after weeks of controversy surrounding the sudden withdrawal of predecessor. McLean was sent on Administrative leave in July after giving a contrasting account on CIU policy from a ‘Joint Statement’ issued by …

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Caribbean Export Brings Regional Designers to CARIFESTA XIII

PRESS RELEASE:-Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 10, 2017.  At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms The assistance, in the tune of €50,000 …

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Forestry Officials Say Marijuana Cultivation Damaging to Woodlands

GIS:-Forestry Officials Say Marijuana Cultivation Damaging to Woodlands. Officials at the Forests and Lands Department have cautioned that marijuana cultivation is endangering Saint Lucia’s forest reserves. Research Officer, Karl Augustine, said the impact of the cultivation of marijuana in the island’s forests has multiple negative effects. “The production of marijuana …

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Florida Honeymooners ‘Love’ Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE:-SAINT LUCIA (August 10, 2017) – Saint Lucia is being praised highly by a very satisfied visitor who won the opportunity to enjoy the island. Nicole Kreiner won the trip in NBC 6 South Florida’s annual Ultimate Honeymoon Giveaway Sweepstakes in which the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) has …

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Morgue Officially Handed Over to St. Jude Hospital

Press Release:-The newly constructed St Jude Hospital morgue has moved one step closer to becoming operational after the building was officially handed over to the Board of Directors of St Jude Hospital by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday August 9, 2017. Minister of Health and Wellness, Senator Hon. Mary …

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Driving Association Alarmed Over Uptick In Road Crashes

Emergency officials and the national association of driving schools are urging party-goers to exercise caution on the roads following mass crowd events. In other words, don’t drink and drive. Their concerns come, amid what has become the norm of motor vehicular crashes following said events.

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Driving Association Pro Calls For Caution

Meanwhile, the public relations officer of the national association of driving schools says drivers can save lives, if they act judiciously. This advice follows a serious motor vehicular collision on the choc highway on Wednesday afternoon.

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SLDB Provides Climate Disaster Resilience Funding

The Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) is hoping that farmers, home-owners and businesses will take advantage of a special lending facility and protect their property from the impacts of climate change. The SLDB is the only financial institution in St. Lucia to have such a facility, which is being funded …

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