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UWI/Quintana Roo MOU Signing

Representatives of the University of the West Indies and Mexico’s university of Quintana Roo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to offer programmes and collaborate on projects to enhance university teaching and learning. The parties have agreed to common objectives and charting a course of cooperation for the development …

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Contractors Course for Safe Hospitals Project

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will host another SMART Health Facilities Project this month. The seminar is intended for contractors and is aimed at reviewing Saint Lucia’s vulnerability reduction investments in hospitals and health centers.

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Carnival Queen Contestant Tyler Theophane Meets Staff off FICS

Carnival Queen Contestant, Ms. Tyler Theophane, meets with the staff of her sponsor, FICS Ltd ahead of the 2016 National Carnival Queen Pageant.This was the first time that management and staff would meet their Carnival Queen Representative since the official sashing ceremony held at Sandals Halcyon earlier in the year.

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The Case For Cost Of Living Allowance Debate

An economist by training is chiming in on the minimum wage debate, suggesting that the solution to what is seen as an intractable problem might lie in what is called a “cost of living allowance”. Cuthbert Didier is also calling for updated research on the national minimum wage average, to …

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SLHTA Launches Language Center

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is hoping to bridge the communication divide among its members and Spanish-speaking visitors. On Tuesday June 21st, the SLTHA and officials of Mexico’s university of Quintana Roo signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the association’s language resource centre.

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Laborie Pan Concert

The Laborie steel pan project kicked off its celebration of ten years of teaching steel pan to the youth with a free concert on Sunday June 19th. The event was held in the community’s market square. It sought to expose the talent of the youth of Laborie and recognize those …

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Placide Calls For Open Dialogue LGBTI Issues

In the wake of the election of a new government, a local human rights activist wants to see honest and open dialogue on LGBTI issues. Legislative changes surrounding the LGBTI community are being made around the developed world, including the recent us supreme court ruling declaring same sex marriage legal. …

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Youth Pan Will Go On In Laborie

Talented young steel pan players in Laborie are fine tuning their arrangements for a special concert in the community on Sunday June 19th. The members of the Laborie pan project were looking forward to participating in the junior panorama competition this month, but the event has since been postponed. They …

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Tackling Elder Abuse

It’s that time of year when the international community steps up awareness campaigns on the issue of elder abuse. World elder abuse day was observed on June 15th, 2016. In the south of St. Lucia, the comfort bay senior citizens home organized a special event, highlighting the rights of the …

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Experts Talk Greening Economy

Saint Lucia is moving forward with a ‘green economy’ initiative. The goal is to accelerate a national transition to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Representatives of the sustainable development ministry this week accepted a United Nations environment programme (UNEP) report on the initiative, which focused on the agriculture, manufacturing, …

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Organizers Plan For Bigger Mercury Beach

The countdown to the hotly anticipated mercury beach 2016 summer event is well underway. This week, stakeholders and the maritime consultant in the ministry of tourism held preliminary talks on logistics and security. Event organizers are expecting a surge in numbers for this year’s four-day beach rave.

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