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Dr. Rigobert On Tragic Accident At Choc

Tributes continue to pour in the wake of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of two teenage students on the weekend. Another young man is reportedly admitted in critical condition at hospital. 18-year-old Zhané Bianca Williams and 19-year-old Zina Omega Anthony died as a result of a road accident …

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Ex-Sports Ministers Denies Claims Of Special NLA Account

Dennery North MP Shawn Edward continues to reject claims that an account was created in the name of the national lotteries authority (NLA) or other agencies, entitled “ministers account” when he was sports minister in 2012. Economic development minister guy joseph brought the matter to the fore-front during debate last …

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Police Welfare Association Reaches Out to Suspended Officers

The recently elected Police Welfare Association [PWA] on May 3rd met with 10 suspended police officers at Chesterfield to offer support and stand in solidarity in a bid to restore their tenure. Travis Chicot is the PWA president.  Listen below. The ranks of the suspended officers vary. The Commissioner of …

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Baron Foods cracks Cuban market

PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing company, Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Limited, has finally achieved its goal of exporting its world class products to Cuba. Over the last five years the company has attended several trade shows facilitated by Caribbean Export and TEPA. Within the last two years, Baron …

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Saint Lucian amputees get sports training

PRESS RELEASE – Twenty-five coaches, special ed teachers and community youth mentors from across St. Lucia attended a two day workshop to better understand how sport can offer a wide range of benefits to amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs. Supported by the Australian …

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Over 100 apply for Taiwan Scholarships

PRESS RELEASE – The 2017 “Taiwan Scholarship” Programs are well received by Saint Lucian students. This year, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) received 184 applications, among them, 107 for Taiwan Scholarship, 68 for ICDF Scholarship and 9 for I-SHOU Medical Scholarship. Qualified students were interviewed at the …

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Saint Lucia ranks number 2 in Americas for Press Freedom

Freedom House lists Saint Lucia as second best in the Americas region for press freedom in the 2017 freedom of the press index. Freedom House studied 35 countries in the Americas and found 46% has an environment conducive for a free press.   Saint Lucia ranks number one in the …

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Operationalising OECS Customs Union

PRESS RELEASE – Operationalising the OECS Customs Union, which will result in the removal of barriers to free trade in the region, is being strengthened through a series of regional capacity building consultations being undertaken by the OECS Commission. These sessions will provide a clearer understanding of the new era …

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National Arts Festival Billed a Success

PRESS RELEASE – What a weekend this past one was, as the final curtain call was taken at the National Cultural Centre, bringing an end to the 2017 installation of the National Arts Festival (NAF).   From its inception, the festival has aimed to sustain the invaluable work which the …

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