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Youth Synergy Tree Planting Drive

A reforestation initiative by a local youth group is officially underway. The Babonneau youth synergy kicked off its tree donation drive on Friday June 10th, 2016. Members say they are pleased with the public’s response to the project and are calling on other youth groups to adopt similar conservation programmes.

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Thread Snake Discovery

One of the smallest snakes in the world was unearthed during an excavation exercise on Monday and handed over to personnel at the ministry of agriculture.

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Saint Lucia Launches Vision 2030

Saint Lucia has launched a major program to reduce the island’s risk to natural disasters. Called ‘vision 2030,’ it involves measuring risk reduction at a national level. At a time of increasing concerns about impacts of climate change and natural disasters, the programme hopes to reduce losses from flooding, landslides …

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SALCC-GEF Solar Power Project

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the global environment fund have teamed up to undertake research on the impact of Photovoltic power plants on local households. It’s the first major project of the college’s Vaughan Arthur Lewis institute for research and innovation known as Valiri.

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Wasco Bemoans Equipment Theft

The water and sewage company (WASCO) is again issuing urgent pleas to end the theft of the company’s equipment. Wasco’s communications manager says the practice is costly and disruptive to WASCO’S work and is appealing for public cooperation.

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Diabetic Retinopathy Screening For Saint Lucia

The Caribbean council for the blind, with the support of the Queen Elizabeth diamond jubilee trust, is embarking on a programme to reduce diabetes-related blindness. Saint Lucia is one of six Caribbean countries participating in the Caribbean diabetic retinopathy – prevention, screening, referral and treatment programme. The programme is taking …

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A New Parliament

As Saint Lucia gets set to learn the composition of a new cabinet, the issues surrounding a new parliament are also coming to the fore. Former Speaker of the House Matthew Roberts phoned in to a Radio 100 programme on Wednesday, to clarify various aspects of the parliament, including the …

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OECS Launches Youth Strategy

The OECS commission has launched a special strategy to bring attention and action to issues affecting youth in the sub-region. Called OECS-youth empowered society, or ‘OECS-yes,’ it hopes to create a movement among the youth, ensuring that young people can collaborate and use their voices to impact change.

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SLP Talks Elections And Future

Following the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s defeat at the polls, Dr. Kenny Anthony made it clear that he will not serve as leader of the opposition nor continue as leader of the St. Lucia Labour Party. The announcement has led to speculation about what’s next for the party and who …

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Hilaire Declared Victor On Election Night But…

A recount in Castries South was underway on Tuesday after preliminary results on election night indicated that Dr. Ernest Hilaire emerged victorious. With a 40 vote margin, the UWP which claimed 11 of the 17 seats at stake, still has its eyes on the coveted constituency. Dr. Hilaire speaking to …

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