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Emagine Solutions Creating Youth Jobs

The managing director of web application Development Company “Emagine Solutions” incorporated is playing his part in curbing the youth unemployment rate. Ian Mitchell says young people must play a more significant role in advancing St. Lucia’s development. Jeanna Phillipe takes a look at the local company which hires mainly young …

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Vieux Fort Concerned Residents To Meet With Youth

On Sunday March 5th, Vieux Fort will be the scene of an activity to plot the southern town’s developmental vision. A conference dubbed ‘vision 2030 Vieux Fort’ is organized by the vieux fort concerned citizens coalition for change (VFCCCC), along with a number of concerned citizens from the north and …

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CSA Puts Spotlight On Women’s Day 2017

The civil service association is collaborating with “raise your voice” Saint Lucia to observe international women’s day 2017. The day will be observed on March 8th, under the theme “be bold for change.”

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Flag Day 2017

The last remaining icon of Saint Lucia’s independence was among those honoured at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the hoisting of the nation’s flag. On March 1st 1967, Saint Lucia attained associated statehood with Great Britain. At that same time, the world was introduced to a newly minted …

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Including Civil Society In The Development Agenda

The government of Saint Lucia is calling on civil society and non-governmental organizations to contribute to the development of the economy. In March, a code of conduct seminar was held to help the societies better govern and relate to government and other partners.

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Windward Islands Debating Competition

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College students are gearing up for the first Windward Islands debating competition in March. The students will face three other community colleges from Dominica, Saint Vincent and Grenada. The contest seeks to develop critical thinking skills and nurture responsible citizens.

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Hess Young Leaders Plant Garden

Members of the Leon Hess Young Leaders group are helping the homeless, through agriculture. The group is planting a school garden for those residents at the St. Lucy’s home in Marchand, Castries.

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More Registry Complaints

A local surveyor has taken issue with the perceived inconsistent business hours at the land registry. He is worried that the current operating hours might be detrimental to local businesses and the overall economy. The registry’s office has been racked by a number of occupational health and safety issues.

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OPM Suspends NICE Program

The Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] will not renew the contracts of a number of Saint Lucians enrolled in the National Initiative to Create Employment [NICE] Project come March 31st 2017. Notice was formally issued to NICE supervisory staff on February 21st. OPM remarked the NICE Project in its …

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Caricom Heads Concerned About Crime, Citizen Protection

Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have ended two days of intense deliberations on issues such as regional security, correspondent banking and a review of the Caricom single market and economy. Their 28th intercessional meeting was held from February 16th to 17th, 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana. Heads also …

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2016 4th Quarter Employment Stats

Job numbers for the last quarter in 2016 are in. According to data from the central statistics office, youth unemployment numbers are up. However, the overall jobless rate was down in 2016.

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CDB Presents 2017 Outlook

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren smith says while a few member countries achieved economic growth rates in excess of 3% in 2016, economic growth across the region remains uneven. The CDB held its 2017 conference at its Bridgetown base on Friday February 17th and officials are …

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