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Sir Ronald Knocks CARICOM

Antiguan diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders is calling on members of the Caribbean community (CARICOM) to strive for greater integration, or face prolonged stagnation. Sir Ronald, Antigua’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), was the guest speaker at the Saint Lucia hotel and tourism association’s annual general meeting on …

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Politicking in Castries North

Political campaigning in Castries north is in full swing. On Tuesday night, Saint Lucia Labour Party candidate john Charlery held a town hall meeting in the constituency, while supporters of incumbent MP Stephenson King embarked on a thunderous, colorful whistle stop. Recently, SLP members accused UWP members of destroying campaign …

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Francisco Jn Pierre Hosts Townhall

Political hopefuls are holding nightly meetings across the country, in the lead up to the June 6th polls. On Tuesday night, the UWP’s candidate for Laborie Francisco Jn Pierre met with residents of Banse, Laborie. He promised the attendees that under his watch, issues such as access to healthcare and …

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Cardinal Felix Ordination Ceremony

Roman Catholics in Saint Lucia and around the world observed Corpus Christi on Thursday may 26th. For Catholics, the observance is a time to demonstrate gratitude to god for the gift of Jesus Christ, in the form of the sacrament. The local Roman Catholic community had another reason to give …

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Jet Ski Sports Sector Dialogue

St. Lucia’s water sports sector is about to be further diversified as a group of jet skiers from Martinique visited the island to discuss an apparently unprecedented two-country international ski race.

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Regional Aids Testing Day 2016

Regional testing day was launched in Saint Lucia last month to encourage more people to get tested for Hiv/Aids. One of the targets is to expand access for key populations to reduce discrimination.

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World Metrology Day 2016

Science students from secondary schools around the island were special guests of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards on Friday, as the organization observed world metrology day. World metrology day commemorates the May 20th, 1875 signing of the meter convention, by 17 industrialized nations.

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Gaboo Lands Distribution Update

Last week was a cap-stone moment for the minister for housing Stanley Felix’s plans for a major development in urban Castries. The minister held an important meeting with Morne Du Don Residents to discuss the Gaboo land rationalization project.

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Youth Group & WASCO Reforestation Drive

A local youth group is teaming up with the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) for a major reforestation project. The members of the Babonneau Youth Synergy say the project is urgently needed, to protect the area near the Talvern Water Intake.

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Elks hosts 30th AGM

Last week, the Elks city of Castries Co-operative Credit Union limited held its annual meeting under the theme – “maintaining economic resilience through membership empowerment.” As Joachim Duplesis reports, the guest speaker at the AGM focused on the survival of the movement in the age of disruption.

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Mosquito Awareness Week In Canaries

The war on Zika continues on multiple battlefronts. The Caribbean public health agency declared may 9th to May 15th “Caribbean mosquito awareness week”. The week kicked off in the community of canaries.

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ICAR On Human Rights Campaign

Members of the local Rastafarian community have solicited the assistance of a Dominican attorney as they learn more about their rights. The Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari held a special human rights training session for members on Saturday may 7th. Members discussed current rights issues and the decriminalization …

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OECS Early Childhood Curriculum Framework

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is hoping to finalize an early childhood education framework for the sub-region. Early childhood educators from the north and south of Saint Lucia are taking part in education and sensitization exercises, to prepare them for implementation of the framework.

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Jazz Numbers Exceed Expectations

The Saint Lucia tourist board is hailing the 25th Saint Lucia jazz and arts festival a success based on the numbers. Director Louis Lewis says this year has exceeded ticket sales from previous years. The festival also attracted more visitors to St. Lucia. Lewis made the disclosure during the latest …

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Jazz And Arts 2016 Ends On High Note

Thousands more crammed into Pigeon Island on May 8th to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival where festival headliner -Latin salsa superstar Marc Anthony officially closed the show.

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