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UWP explains discontinued water projects

Now, the United Workers Party Administration is addressing the Opposition’s concern over the status of three water projects. Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph explained, a review of the works initiated under the previous SLP government must be done to ensure efficiency. In a Sept. 16th press release the Opposition SLP …

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SPECIAL RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF SERVICE

A Special Reserve Police Officer is an auxiliary arm of the force. This month; special reserves of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force inaugurated on September 5th, 1956, commemorate over 6 decades of service. A short service has been planned for November 2nd at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate …

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1st YEAR SPARTAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DON WHITE COATS

What does a white coat mean for medical students? It is a rite of passage; welcoming students to the medical profession. The white coat is often conferred on new students at a ceremony; signifying the beginning of the journey to achieve the coat. It also represents the humble profession and …

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VIEUX-FORT NORTH COUNCILORS ARE SWORN IN

This year, when selecting constituency members for Vieux-Fort North; the Council ensured that each community was adequately represented. The 2016 9-member council comprises 2 Grace residents, 2 from Cacao-Vigie and 2 hail from Pierrot, Aupicorn. The plan is to have a higher level of residents’ involvement in decision making.

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Labor Minister Seeks To Expand Canadian Farm Initiative

Minister for infrastructure and labor Stephenson King is currently in Toronto, Canada. The purpose of the visit is to review the seasonal farm labor program and see whether the possibility exists for ramming up the number of Saint Lucians on the various farms. We get the details in this HTS …

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OECS Celebrates St. Kits And Nevis Independence Day

The organisation of eastern Caribbean states celebrated St. Kitts and Nevis 33rd anniversary of political independence from Great Britain, with a flag raising ceremony at its Castries secretariat on Monday September 19th. For those in attendance, it was an opportunity to reflect on the colourful and rich history of an …

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High Court Building On Stream For New Year

The high court building is nearing a state of readiness for operations pending the results of an air quality assessment. This was disclosed by the president of the Saint Lucia bar association Mary Juliana Charles, one day before the start of the 2016-2017 law year.

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Courts St. Lucia Launches Annual Schools Reading Competition

On September 16th, Courts St. Lucia partnered with the Ministry of Education for the Schools eighth annual Reading Competition. To this date; the Furniture Superstore has invested over $500, 000 in the contest and seeks to reduce illiteracy among Primary School students. The competition will be hosted under the esteemed …

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13th Law Conference Officially Opened

The 13th regional conference of the OECS bar association got underway in Saint Lucia on Friday September 16th, with a call for continuing legal education to uplift the quality of service to the public. The annual conference gives members an opportunity to hear from law professors and other legal luminaries …

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PM Chastanet Back From CTO Meeting

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is back on island after attending the Caribbean tourism organisation (CTO) state of the industry conference. He spoke to HTS News4orce on Friday and also spoke on proposed changes to The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, to make the landmark event a profitable, summer festival.

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Accountants Recognize Local Members

The association of chartered certified accountants (ACCA) – the global body for professional accountants, has recognized over 50 local chartered accountants. The ACCA’S recognition ceremony was held on Monday September 12th and members say they are proud that the profession has seen it fitting to honour those who have made …

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SALCC Observes Mexican Day

Mexico is celebrating its independence from Spain; 206 years to be precise on Friday, September 16th 2016. Several communities will host events to commemorate the anniversary. The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, which has maintained close ties with the Mexican Embassy, held a Mini-Mexican celebration at the institution. The Mexican …

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Nestle Milo Jumpstart Program Launch

Milo recently launched a “jumpstart program” which focuses on physical activity and sporting disciples. It targets young people aged 7- 16 and urges parents to take an active role in healthy/positive development.

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Toughman Security Helps Youth Find Work

The Ministry Of Tourism and Toughman Security have initiated another community program. This time unemployed youth were educated on professionalism in the workplace. The program also focused on Saint Lucia’s economic mainstay tourism.

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