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SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2019 – 2020

[PRESS RELEASE- April 8th 2019]:- SCHOOL REGISTRATION – 2019 – 2020 The Department of Education would like to inform parents and guardians, who registered their child/ward for Kindergarten for the Academic Year 2019/2020, to report to District Two or District Three Education Office, to obtain the results of their child’s/ward’s Kindergarten …

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FORECASTERS PREDICT ‘SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE’ 2019 HURRICANE SEASON

Slightly below average! That’s the forecast for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season from Colorado State University. Dr. Philip Klots-Back presented the forecast for the upcoming hurricane season from the national tropical weather conference in South Padre, Texas. So what can we expect this hurricane season? Well the experts say due …

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YOUTH MONTH 2019 LAUNCHED ON APRIL 5TH

A youth expose and good deeds day event signaled the official opening of Youth Month 2019 on Friday. The month-long celebration is a collaborative effort of the youth development and sports ministry, the National Students Council and Volunteer St. Lucia.  

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CDB & GERMAN ASSISTANCE FOR OECS CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECTS

The Caribbean Development Bank is supporting member states of the organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in their efforts to build capacity to develop robust climate change projects for financing. Saint Lucia is among the OECS member states expected to benefit from the initiative.

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GOOD DEEDS DAY 2019

Volunteer St. Lucia has partnered with writing legends and the Caribbean volunteer exchange program to jump-start the launch of Good Deeds Day 2019. Good Deeds Day will be observed on Sunday April 7th.  

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CHAMBER ANXIOUSLY AWAITING 2019 BUDGET

The chamber of commerce is eagerly looking forward to government’s 2019 to 2020 budget. The group’s Executive Director Brian Louisy says his members are looking for action on a number of fronts.  

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ST LUCIA MAKING GOOD ON PROMISE TO BAN PLASTICS AND SYTROFOAM

The government of St. Lucia is making good on a 2018 promise to phase out and eventually ban the use of plastics and styro-foam.  Last year, sustainable development minister Dr. Gale Rigobert said that government viewed plastics and styro-foam as having a negative impact on both the environment and human health. Ministry …

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THE QUEEN BANS MEGHAN MARKLE FROM WEARING CROWN JEWELS

[Dan Wootton, The Sun – April 4th, 2019]:- The Queen has banned Meghan Markle from wearing jewelry made famous by Princess Diana. The move has escalated tensions between the Duchess and senior royals — and upset Harry. The Queen made Prince William personally aware of her decision to ban Meghan …

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ECCO AGM SET FOR SATURDAY

The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for music rights (ECCO) Inc will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, April 6th. The meeting will be open to all members.  

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RIGHTS GROUPS WARN AGAINST UPHOLDING DISCRIMINATORY LAWS

The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality says St. Lucia’s constitution continues to uphold laws that discriminate against marginalized populations. The alliance has been attempting to get a sit down with the government to discuss the revision of buggery laws.  

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‘REACH’ING FOR AGRICULTURAL RESILIENCE

The government of St. Lucia is partnering with a number of regional and international organizations on a special project to help small farmers and their communities manage agricultural disaster risk and build resilience to shocks. The resilient environment and agricultural Caribbean habitats (reach) project was launched in Saint Lucia on …

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JEFF BEZOS: WORLD’S RICHEST MAN AGREES $35BILLION DIVORCE

[BBC News – April 4th, 2019]:- The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement worth at least $35bn (£27bn). Ms Bezos will retain a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband of 25 years founded. She will also give up …

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