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Joseph Provides Update On St. Jude Hospital

Economic development minister guy joseph, says although the St. Jude hospital technical audit is complete, it has to be reviewed by lawyers to decide who should be held accountable for shortcomings on the project. Joseph states that the audit was launched to determine whether the structure under construction was up …

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Dalsou Denies Reports Of Firing

A former permanent secretary in the ministry of the public service has laid to rest claims that he was dismissed from his acting post as cabinet secretary. Not long after the Allen Chastanet administration assumed office, Philip Dalsou was appointed to act in the stead of cabinet secretary Darrell Montrope …

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Cannabis Report Expected in 1 Year

Home Affairs Minister Senator Hermangild Francis informed the press on May 29th, a state funded study on marijuana reform by the Cannabis Commission is expected to be completed within one year. Sen. Francis disclosed, a reported $84,000.00 has been allocated to fund the Cannabis Commission’s report. The findings from the …

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‘Epic Wednesday’ Opens Soleil Carnival on June 14th

The Events Company of Saint Lucia [ECSL] on May 30th, diverted attention from the broad Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival to unveil plans for the 2017 edition of annual carnival celebrations. ECSL led by Chief Executive Officer Thomas Leonce, convened the official press briefing in conjunction with the Cultural Development …

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BBC: Why Citizenship is Now a Commodity

Andrew Henderson, an American entrepreneur and founder of the Nomad Capitalist, a blog, podcast and consulting company, has four passports and is working on his fifth. Multiple citizenships provide him with a multitude of entrepreneurial options, he says. He says investing in programmes in the African archipelago of Comoros and …

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GEF presents 2016 report

PRESS RELEASE:-UNDP funding provides support for environmental conservation projects. The fourth annual report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP), was presented to the public on May 24. The GEF-SGP operates under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and encourages sustainable ventures through technical and financial support. …

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NOTICE: School Principals to Meet on Thursday

NOTICE The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development invites all school principals to a meeting on Thursday 1st June 2017 at the CSA Centre, Sans Souci, Castries, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Ministry wishes to thank all principals in advance for making every effort to …

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St Jude Hospital to Host Diabetes Eye Specialist

Notice. St Jude Hospital will be hosting a Diabetes Eye Specialist from Monday July 3, 2017 – Friday July 14, 2017. Dr. Jeevak Lal is a longstanding volunteer with St Jude Hospital who will be seeing both newly diagnosed and chronic diabetics. Eye complications are very common with diabetes which, …

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Coolie Town Family Alleges Police Brutality

Members of a coolie town, marigot family are claiming that their teenaged relative was taken by police to a remote location and beaten. The relatives say the alleged incident occurred on Friday may 26th. They surmise that officers of a special unit are aggressively looking for criminals, but are adamant …

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PM Presents $60,000 Cheque To Upton Girls

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet presented a Cheque of over $59,000 to the Upton garden girls center. The center was selected to be the recipient of the proceeds from the first independence ball. Chastanet says he cannot think of a worthier cause, given the daily challenges women face in society. He …

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Broadcast Minister Meets RSL Staff

The minister with responsibility for information and broadcasting is reporting that discussions with staff at state-owned Radio Saint Lucia were successful. Minister Dominic Fedee met recently with RSL employees to discuss the future of the radio station.

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Fake News Travels Fast

The queen of the jungle has not been arrested for narcotics trafficking. Nicole David, known for her popular Soca tunes ‘matee’ and ‘queen of the jungle’ has sought to put to rest rumours that she was arrested on drug trafficking charges. The Soca artiste is the latest to fall victim …

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Culture Ministry Set For Carnival Announcement

Culture minister senator Fortuna Belrose reveals that her department is set to make an announcement on the 2017 carnival season this week. The government has reportedly allocated over 3 million dollars for Saint Lucia carnival 2017. Previously, the carnival management committee [CMC] with support from the cultural development foundation [CDF] …

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