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Director discusses GIS’ future

GIS:-GIS intends to broaden the content it delivers. The new Director of Information Services at the Government Information Service (GIS) recently shed light on his future vision for the GIS. Clement Wulf-Soulage became Director of Information Services (DIS) at the institution in March. The DIS states that in moving forward …

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BCF Still Overcrowded Despite Decreased Inmate Population

The inmate population at the Bordelais Correctional Facility [BCF] back in January 2016 stood at total of 607. BCF has a maximum capacity to safely house 450 inmates. As of June 2017, the inmate population at BCF has declined however, the numbers still exceed capacity limits. 525 inmates have been …

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LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

Several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) were either cancelled or delayed Thursday afternoon, as a strike by pilots employed by regional carrier LIAT persisted for a second straight day with one shareholder government branding the action “unreasonable”. At the start of the day, it looked …

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NWU to Host Seminar for Constituency Council Workers

PRESS RELEASE:-Some thirty-five (35) rank and file members of the National Workers Union (NWU) employed with Constituency Councils around the island will participate in a one-day industrial forum. The trade union initiative will be held on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Conference Room of the Finance Administrative Centre at …

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Loans as Low as 4.5% Interest Now Available at SLDB

PRESS RELEASE:-The Government of Saint Lucia, through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), is pleased to announce the availability of low-interest loans via the Climate Adaptation Financing Facility (CAFF). The loans, available from the Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB), can be used to undertake any initiative that builds resilience to natural disasters …

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Health ministry hosts HIV workshop

GIS:-The Ministry of Health continues to engage innovative strategies that can help curb the HIV epidemic. The Ministry of Health and Wellness recently collaborated with United and Strong—through a grant initiative provided by the OECS, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—on a four-day workshop on HIV/AIDS. …

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Customers winning with Flow Endless Everything Summer

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia – June 8, 2017 – More than a dozen winners have been named already in the Flow Endless Everything Summer promotional campaign, and each has been presented with $300.00 in cash. These are the first recipients in the company’s $100,000 giveaway, which includes cash, smartphones, tickets, …

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St Lucia Bureau of Standards to celebrate World Accreditation Day

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will join the rest of the global community to mark the observance of World Accreditation Day on June 9th 2017. The observance is an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of …

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Caribbean agencies to sign landmark agreement

GIS:-The agreement supports sustainable development goals on oceans. Eight intergovernmental organizations involved in the management of marine resources in the Caribbean and the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) region are expected to sign a landmark agreement for strengthened coordination and cooperation. The goal of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be to enhance regional collaboration for …

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LIAT seeks injunction to force pilots to fly

With angry, stranded passengers on their back due to protesting pilots demanding more money, LIAT has applied for an injunction seeking to temporarily get the pilots back into the cockpits of the ATR 72 planes. LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Jones told OBSERVER media that the company filed the application …

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British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

British Prime Minister Theresa May had called the election in an attempt to extend her majority, but her gamble backfired spectacularly British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Friday seek to form a new government, resisting pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority ahead of crucial Brexit talks. The …

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Widow Of Hit And Run Victim Speaks Out

A relative of St. Lucia’s latest road fatality is trying to come to terms with her loss. Police have identified St. Lucia’s latest road fatality. Investigations are currently underway into a vehicular collision, which took place at about 9:10 am on Wednesday June 7th. According to reports, a motorcycle struck …

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