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Calypso, Soca Finalists announced

[Press release] The Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. (ECSL) and the Calypso Management Committee (CMC) are thrilled to announce the finalists who will compete on Saturday July 14 at the Sab from 8pm in the final leg of the Calypso Monarch Competition in the race to dethrone reigning Calypso Monarch, …

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ECCB records second year of profit

[Press release] The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a net profit $10.8 million for the 2017-2018 financial year, up by $4.4 million from the previous year. Governor, Timothy N. J. Antoine attributes the Bank’s profit to prudent financial stewardship. In its Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the …

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TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN ‘MANGE’ SHOOTING

Two people are nursing injuries, following a shooting in the south of the island around 5:00 pm Friday 29 June. According to reports, one man and one woman were shot during an exchange of gunfire, in the area known as ‘the mang’ in Vieux Fort.

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SLASPA HOLDS 2018 SEA PORT SYMPOSIUM

The St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority is taking an “all hands-on deck” approach towards improving its services and operations. What organizers refer to as a critically important initiative, took the form of a unique symposium hosted by SLASPA this week.

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OUR BOYS MATTER

The St Lucia Social Development Fund and Massy Stores have joined hands with the Boys Training Centre and the National Skills Development Centre to launch the pilot programme, “our boys matter.” The programme offered productivity enhancement training and mentorship for wards at the BTC.

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FIRE OFFICIALS WANT EXTINGUISHERS IN ALL VEHICLES

The St. Lucia Fire Service is imploring vehicle owners to purchase fire extinguishers for their vehicles. The call comes on the heels of an incident in Castries on Thursday, when a minibus burst into flames, near the Ave Maria Girls School. The driver reportedly noticed flames under the seat near …

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DOMINICA CREOLE FESTIVAL RETURNS

The Dominica World Creole Festival is back! The passage of category 5 hurricane Maria last September wrought hundreds of millions of dollars in damage on the nature isle forcing the cancellation of the famed event. HTS News4orce spoke to two officials of the discover Dominica who have embarked on a …

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CANARI FACILITATES ENVIRONMENT CONSULTATION

The spotlight fell on the environment this week when representatives of the Sustainable Development and Environment Department met for their 2nd national consultation. The Caribbean National Resources Institute – CANARI is lending a hand.

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FAIR TRADE PROTEST?

When farmers from Grace Vieux Fort got together on Wednesday evening, there was no shortage of major concerns. Lucky for them, in attendance was Agricultural Minister Ezekiel Joseph. Wednesday’s meeting was convened to discuss the way forward.

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SAINT LUCIA SETS LAND DEGRADATION GOALS

Saint Lucia continues her quest to end land degradation by the next century. On Wednesday June 27th, representatives of the Forestry and Agriculture Department along with some key stake holders, met at the Royal St. Lucian Hotel to set some targets and goals.

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