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Isaac Clarifies Statement On New Hospital

The island’s health Minister has responded to criticism of her recent rave reviews of the new Owen King EU National Hospital. Senator Mary Isaac toured the health facility on June 24th in order to update and acquaint herself with the progress in preparation for its opening.

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Tevin Shepard Returns from UK Mission

The Queen of the United Kingdom presented awards to exceptional young leaders in the Commonwealth. Saint Lucia’s very own Tevin Sheppard was one of the recipients. Back from his trip, he wishes to inspire other young people.

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King Is Director Of Health Sector Transitioning

As Saint Lucia prepares to undergo a health sector overhaul, the previous administration appointed Dr. Stephen King as the director of health sector transitioning. Dr. King is tasked with overseeing the integration of various healthcare initiatives.

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Piton Ups Ante For Carnival 2016 Sponsorship

Windward and leeward brewery’s piton beer is continuing its long-standing relationship with Saint Lucia carnival. Piton launched its limited edition version for the 2016 season on June 29th, as well as injected thousands of dollars into the cultural celebration.

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Calypso Semi-Finals Dip For Order Of Appearance

The line-up for the semi-final showdown of the 2016 calypso season has been finalized. The traditional dipping ceremony convened on Thursday, where 18 calypsonians randomly dipped for order of appearance ahead of the July 3rd Show-case at the national cultural centre.

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FRC Sixth Annual Studies Conference Underway

The folk research centre and the Sir Julian R Hunte group of companies are once again honoring the father of Saint Lucia’s modern arts and culture. This year the Harold Simmons memorial lecture is focusing on the youth and crime.

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School Backyard Gardening Project

This month, the ministry of agriculture initiated a back-yard gardening project at the Anse-La-Raye Primary School. The initiative is aimed at encouraging children to consume healthy foods.

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Government Unfurls New Internal Communication System

A group of government employees involved in information technology was on Wednesday engaged in training in the use of a newly implemented system of communication. Miguel Fevrier reports on the new system which has broader major benefits for the operations of government agencies.

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Sneaker Day Hailed a Success

Corporate Saint Lucia ditched the conventional hard soles for athletic footwear on Wednesday as part of the “sneaker-day” observance. The national insurance corporation embarked on the initiative to promote physical activity around the work-place and raise awareness of lifestyle diseases. “sneaker day” 2016 saw participation across the private sector.

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Smart Health Facilities Project

Last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a SMART Health Facilities Project to help contractors build capacity. The program is designed to establish an integrated approach to building and retrofitting health care centers.

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Carnival 2k16 Opens Unofficially

A traditional launch of the carnival season was forgone this year. However, with just under two weeks left on the 2016 carnival calendar, the Carnival Planning and Management Association on June 26th hosted it biggest event yet – vavalry on the William Peter BLVD. Saint Lucia’s best calypso and soca …

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NIC Hosts Annual Sneaker Day 2016

In a bid to promote physical activity during business hours, the national insurance corporation is embarking on its “sneaker day” initiative for corporate Saint Lucia. This Wednesday, private sector employees are urged to show up to the office in athletic footwear and get active to stave-off the onset of life-style …

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Just 4 Fun Cooler Fete 2016

The 2016 carnival season is approaching fever pitch. The weekend saw the successful hosting of staple event – the “just 4 fun” cooler fete on June 25th.  

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