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Over 100 apply for Taiwan Scholarships

PRESS RELEASE – The 2017 “Taiwan Scholarship” Programs are well received by Saint Lucian students. This year, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) received 184 applications, among them, 107 for Taiwan Scholarship, 68 for ICDF Scholarship and 9 for I-SHOU Medical Scholarship. Qualified students were interviewed at the …

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Saint Lucia ranks number 2 in Americas for Press Freedom

Freedom House lists Saint Lucia as second best in the Americas region for press freedom in the 2017 freedom of the press index. Freedom House studied 35 countries in the Americas and found 46% has an environment conducive for a free press.   Saint Lucia ranks number one in the …

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Operationalising OECS Customs Union

PRESS RELEASE – Operationalising the OECS Customs Union, which will result in the removal of barriers to free trade in the region, is being strengthened through a series of regional capacity building consultations being undertaken by the OECS Commission. These sessions will provide a clearer understanding of the new era …

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National Arts Festival Billed a Success

PRESS RELEASE – What a weekend this past one was, as the final curtain call was taken at the National Cultural Centre, bringing an end to the 2017 installation of the National Arts Festival (NAF).   From its inception, the festival has aimed to sustain the invaluable work which the …

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Nation Mourning Loss Of Teens In Tragic Accident

The nation is mourning the loss of two promising young women as a result of a fatal car crash on the Castries-Gros Islet Highway on Saturday. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident, which occurred about 9:00pm near Samaan’s Park at Choc.  

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Labor Day Weekend Poses Challenges For Fire Service

The saint lucia fire service recorded another challenging holiday weekend with over 80 distress calls across saint lucia. Emergency personnel attended to 56 calls in the north and 31 calls in the south, 1 stabbing incident, 6 fires and 6 motor vehicular accidents.

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Hundreds Participant In Anti-DSH March

Hundreds on Sunday converged on the southern town of Vieux Fort in protest against the proposed 2.6 billion us dollar desert start holdings (DSH) pearl of the Caribbean project. The Vieux Fort concerned citizens coalition organized the protest march for change (VF4CS) in collaboration with the concerned citizens of Saint …

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King To Erect Guard Rails At Harbor

Minister for infrastructure and ports Stephenson King will be using a portion of his 2017/2018 budget allocations to erect sea defenses and costal management structures along Bananes bay and the Castries harbor.  King laid out his plans to improve Saint Lucia’s road infrastructure during his contribution to the debate on …

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MASL Delivers Message World Press Freedom Day

Meanwhile, the president of the media association of Saint Lucia (MASL) Miguel Fevrier is calling on government and citizens alike to support the Saint Lucia media. On Wednesday may 3rd countries worldwide will mark world press freedom day. The annual observance highlights the principles of press freedom and draws attention …

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55 Officers Graduate From Patrol Training Course

Officers of The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force have completed the first ever patrol trade-craft course. A special ceremony was held on Friday April 28th to congratulate the officers on their achievement. The course will help improve the core competence of officers when on patrol.

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Laborie Credit Union Holds Third Annual Fair

The Laborie Cooperative Credit Union collaborated with the health ministry and the community nursing department to host their 3rd annual health fair. The aim of the fair, which is to promote healthy communities, also featured a walk to independence square. Laborie residents were given tips on healthy eating and physical …

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OPM recognizes local media to commemorate World Press Freedom Day

The Saint Lucia government took time out to appreciate the local media fraternity on May 2nd. The Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] invited Saint Lucia’s press and media organizations to an honorary breakfast one day ahead of World Press Freedom Day. Senior communications officer at OPM, Nicole MacDonald underscored …

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More than 50 police officers complete new patrol training

On April 25th 2017, 55 police officers graduated from inaugural patrol trade craft training course.  The patrol trade craft program focused on; Police discretion Patrol techniques Observation Traffic responsibilities The patrol trade craft program is indented to promote community based policing and foster amicable ties with citizens in the fight …

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Local civil society groups staged another anti-DSH demonstration

The Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change [VF4Cs], I WILL STAND and the Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia staged another anti DSH demonstration in Vieux-Fort on April 30th. Scores of placard bearing protesters, some adorned in anti-DSH apparel converged on Independence Square in Vieux-Fort town, before leading a 1.7 km procession …

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