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Farmers embrace mixed-species reforestation

GIS:-ALONGSIDE FOREST SPECIES, LANDOWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLANT OTHER SPECIES THAT YIELD ECONOMIC BENEFITS. Saint Lucia’s farmers are embracing a new sustainable land management approach that also results in economic gains. The approach encourages reforestation by enabling farmers to plant a percentage of native forest species alongside other plant species …

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Epic Wednesday Opens Carnival

Epic Wednesday gets underway on the Sab playing field at Vigie, Castries to kick off the official launch of the 2017 Carnival festival. Epic Wednesday is the first official Carnival event produced by the newly establiahed Events Company of Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia Carnival has been integrated into the new …

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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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