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Medical & Dental Association Host Medical Convention

In October, the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association hosted its annual conference at the bay gardens hotel under the theme “updates and dilemmas in general practice”. The aim is to keep medical personnel updated in the various fields of medicine to allow for better delivery of quality health care …

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Mental Health Day 2016 Panel Discussion

October 10th is observed annually as world mental health day and in 2016 the world health organization is putting the focus on ‘psychological first aid,’ or attending to the mental and social needs of people impacted by traumatic events. Locally, health officials brought together a team of experts for a …

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Spartan Holds Mental Health Day Walk

Meanwhile, this world mental day the Spartan Health Sciences University is standing against the mental illness stigma. The university organized a walk in the south to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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2016 George Odlum Memorial Lecture

The late George Odlum’s passion for the arts was the focus of the 2nd annual lecture in his name. Poet and playwright Mc Donald Dixon delivered the lecture on Wednesday October 5th, under the theme “George Odlum – the man and the arts.”

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Getting Help To Tackle NCD’s

The ministry of health is getting support from a world-class team of medical advisors to tackle non-communicable diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension. Heads of public health departments met this week, to devise measures to deal with the growing incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases.

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Funding Needed For Cancer Care

Annually, the month of October is dedicated to educating the public about breast cancer and raising funds for care and treatment. The 2016 theme is “early detection for improved protection.” The non-profit organization “faces of cancer” Saint Lucia, which is dedicated to helping patients fight cancer, says it will boost …

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Chanting For Get Through Concerts Takes Shape

As reported in September, the carnival planning and management agency has organized a concert to raise funds for one of its fellow calypsonians – Cyril “get through” Felix. Member of the concert committee Cecil Charles says that all is place for the event, slated for Wednesday, October 12th.

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SLTU Salutes Retiring Educators

The Saint Lucia teacher’s union has saluted soon to be retired teachers as part of teacher’s week observances. 37 educators were recognized for shaping the careers of future generations of teachers.

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SPARTAN UNIVERSITY ORGANIZES WALK FOR WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2016

Monday, October 10th is observed as World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Health theme for 2016 is Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All. It calls for first-line responders to emergencies to be trained in psychological first aid. In Saint Lucia; the Spartan …

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SAINT LUCIA TEACHERS UNION HOSTS 16th ANNUAL RETIREES Function

In October, the Saint Lucia joined the international community in honoring teachers and recognizing their invaluable contribution to the education sector. The celebrations continued on Saturday, October 8th as the Saint Lucia Teachers Union paid special tribute to retiring teachers. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Esther Braithwaite told …

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Dr. Rigobert Appeals For Climate Financing

Sustainable development minister Dr. Gale Rigobert says with the next global climate change meeting (cop 22) fast approaching, it is time for small island states like Saint Lucia to access climate financing. Back from two major climate gatherings, the minister says as the world celebrates the news that the Paris …

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Reuniting Lost Puppy With Owners

Residents of Union, Castries need your help in Re-uniting this lost puppy with his master. While we don’t know his name, this little guy apparently lost his way during the heavy downpour and gusty winds during the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. He was spotted swimming across the union river …

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