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February 12th 2016 IMF Hails Economic Growth

Directors of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have welcomed the “recent uptick in economic activity and the positive short-term outlook [of the Saint Lucian economy] on the back of stronger tourist arrivals and lower oil prices.” According to the IMF, “GDP growth reached 0.5 percent in …

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February 12th 2016 Independence City 37 Plans Underway

Organizers of Saint Lucia’s 2016 independence celebrations promise to promote local talent. Saint Lucian’s will participate in a series of activities from street parades to concerts and cultural expositions. For 2016, the nation celebrates under the theme –“the journey continues”.

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February 12th 2016 Mixing Politics And Religion

An individual’s religious views and convictions often guide decision making. Ahead of an election campaign, the issue of mixing politics and religion tends to emerge, particularly when Christians vow to run a ‘clean’ campaign and raise the standard of political debate. A local religious minister says politics is open to …

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February 11th 2016 Old Boys Exalt SMC On 125 Years

The Mindoo Phillip Park was teeming with nostalgia on Thursday as St. Mary’s college held their 114th sports meet. The storied institution now in its 125th year invited generations of old boys to the event. This year, the school introduced a 150-meter race to commemorate another capstone moment in the …

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February 10th 2016 Debating GMO Regulations

Saint Lucia is hosting a regional seminar to equip decision-makers from 11 Caribbean countries, with the tools to make technical and scientific decisions, related to the use and importation of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). It brings together experts in health, commerce, agriculture and sustainable development.

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February 10th 2016 TEPA Backs Music Industry Study

Meanwhile in January, the Saint Lucia trade export promotion agency launched a consultancy with UK based company, sound diplomacy. Saint Lucian music industry insiders met sound diplomacy representatives to develop a framework for the music sector. Although they yearn for technical advice, networking and exposure, the experts say the music …

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February 9th 2016 Dennery School Hosts Anti-Zika Exercise

The Dennery hospital and primary school recently carried out a community sensitization & vector control exercise to counter the Zika virus. The aim of the activity was to get community members to be more aware of their surroundings and deny the Aedis Aegypti mosquito, which transmits the disease, free rein …

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February 9th 2016 Flag Raising For Grenada Independence

The organisation of eastern Caribbean states celebrated Grenada’s 42nd anniversary of political independence from Great Britain, with a flag raising ceremony at its Castries secretariat on Monday. For those in attendance, it was an opportunity to reflect on the colourful and rich history of an OECS member state.

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