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Transitioning To A Tourism Authority

Officials at the St. Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) say the St. Lucia tourism authority will be a reality by July, 2017. Chairperson Agnes Francis says the legislation needed to establish the body will be tabled in parliament at the end of June. She joined tourism minister Dominic Fedee on Friday …

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Tourism Arrivals Update, Yachting Consultant Out

Tourism officials are reporting an increase in arrivals However, amid a slight decline in yachting sector arrivals thus far for 2017, the minister for tourism has confirmed that yachting director Cuthbert Fedee’s contract has not been renewed.

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UNS Renews Calls For Tolerance

Human rights NGO united and strong is calling for more tolerance for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Group members say discrimination based of sexual orientation is never ok. They say LGBT people continue to face intolerance at home and in the workplace. They also want …

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Kayo Gears Up For The Roots And Soul Festival

Saint Lucian rapper Filbert “kayo” Salton is gearing up for what he considers one of the proudest moments in his professional music career. The hip hop artiste who is based in Canada and signed to a major record label is scheduled to perform at this weekend at the inaugural roots …

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1st National Bank Has A New Managing Director

Saint Lucia’s indigenous 1st national bank has introduced its new managing director to the country. Johnathan Johnannes officially took up the position at the helm of the financial institution on June 1st, 2017. It was left vacant following the death of Andy Delmar. The new MD has pledged to build …

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Courts Sponsors U4FRIA 5 2017

Courts St Lucia is sponsoring the upcoming u4ria featuring 5 St Lucia’s very own Soca Crooner – Teddyson John. The fifth event will feature an all- star cast of local and regional headliners at pigeon island on Thursday July 6th 2017. The furniture and appliance chain is providing 18 thousand …

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National culinary team returns

GIS:-Saint Lucia won eight medals at the 2017 Taste of the Caribbean competition. The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), recently held a welcome home ceremony for the seven young chefs who were part of the SLHTA national culinary team at the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami, …

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Training course for environment stakeholders

GIS:-The Information Management course will facilitate the implementation of environmental management initiatives. Saint Lucia is developing a more reliable environmental reporting system for better coordination of existing knowledge, and generating new information on the state of the environment. This Reporting System for Data Collection and Management, will provide a framework …

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Queen to honour young person from Saint Lucia

Press Release:-Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young person from Saint Lucia at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June. The Award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their …

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Flow Upgrades Broadband Network

Telecommunications provider, Flow is nearing completion of overhauling their broadband network on a national scale.   On June 14th, Flow announced the broadband upgrade is expected boost web browsing speeds for consumers. Clarence Griffith, the Network Operations Lead for Flow, explained to the press that the upgrade is in response …

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City mayor warns against improper disposal of fat

The Mayor of Castries has warned food establishments in the city about the improper disposal of fat and the need for installation and maintenance of grease traps. These observations were made while the Mayor, along with officials from his office, did a walk-through of the capital on Monday morning. His …

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EU Ambassadors Dialogue With Pm On Justice System

A delegation of European Union (EU) ambassadors met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, as well as justice and national security officials on Tuesday. The EU diplomats received updates on criminal justice matters such as the IMPACS investigation and spoke on health and climate change issues.

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