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Who Slashed My Tyres?, Land Dispute Heats Up

Meet Mr. Gilbert Goolaman of Augier, Vieux-Fort. He claims someone is out to get him in a dispute over the purchase of crown lands. Goolaman is beseeching the authorities to intervene to quell the escalating squabble over access to the contentious property.

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La Marguerite 2016 Celebrations

The traditional Fete La Marguerite was celebrated on Monday October 17th. The celebration of the feast of La Marguerite and rival society La Rose are both rooted in a rich history which dates back to colonial times. This year’s observances began with church services and ended with street parades.

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PM Chastanet Reports On Washington Meetings

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is back in Saint Lucia, after attending the annual meetings of the international monetary fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The finance minister says the Washington meetings were successful and took a hard look at issues such as the loss of correspondent banking and the repercussions …

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Massy Stores And Tropical Shipping Embrace Innovation

The 2016 observance of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council’s productivity awareness week put the spotlight on the need for innovation in the public and private sectors. Massy stores and tropical shipping Saint Lucia are two companies that have embraced innovation to maintain a competitive edge. The companies’ representatives say …

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One Man Homeless, Fire Guts Vieux Fort Home

A fire on new dock lane in Vieux Fort has left one man homeless. Christopher Sealy says he was spending the day at a nearby pond, when he was informed that his house was in flames. Sealy says he is shocked at this disturbing incident and is awaiting the results …

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Cocoland Gives Back To The Community

Coconut bay beach resort and spa’s coco-land cares programme provides material support for the early childhood sector in Saint Lucia. In September, coconut bay re-launched the 4th season of the annual project under a new name -“Cocoland Little Leaders”. The new name reflects one of the main goals of the …

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CAMDU Invites Spelling Bee Expert

The curriculum and materials development unit (CAMDU) of the Ministry Of Education invited a spelling bee expert to give educators tips on improving spelling skills. On Thursday, the specialist met with districts 5 through 8.

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Obesity In Focus At 2nd Annual Floissac Lecture

The 2nd annual lecture in honor of the late educator lady Marilyn Floissac focused on one of the world’s most pressing public health problems – obesity. Organized by the University Of The West Indies Open Campus Saint Lucia, the annual lecture seeks to spur discussion on current affairs and encourage …

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JE Bergasse Enhances Competitiveness

As the national competitiveness and productivity council celebrates productivity awareness week under the theme, ‘enhancing competitiveness through innovation,” some local businesses that have accepted the challenge to innovate are being highlighted. Family-owned and operated J. E Bergasse is one of the businesses embracing innovation. The company’s managing director says innovation …

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Medical & Dental Association Host Medical Convention

https://youtu.be/92pZvI94rcE In October, the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association hosted its annual conference at the bay gardens hotel under the theme “updates and dilemmas in general practice”. The aim is to keep medical personnel updated in the various fields of medicine to allow for better delivery of quality health …

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Mental Health Day 2016 Panel Discussion

October 10th is observed annually as world mental health day and in 2016 the world health organization is putting the focus on ‘psychological first aid,’ or attending to the mental and social needs of people impacted by traumatic events. Locally, health officials brought together a team of experts for a …

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Spartan Holds Mental Health Day Walk

Meanwhile, this world mental day the Spartan Health Sciences University is standing against the mental illness stigma. The university organized a walk in the south to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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