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1ST NATIONAL SUPPORTS JOB EXPO

1st National Bank Is Joining A Vast Team Of Local Entrepreneurs And Corporate Houses To Help Reduce The Unemployment Rate On The Island. The Second Annual Job Fair Expo, Hosted By Advizze Consulting Inc. Took Place At The Financial Administrative Center In August. It Offered Young People Employment And A …

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GOVERNMENT TO VH STAFF NO JOB LOSSES

The Director Of Implementation In The Office Of The Prime Minister Is Also Speaking Out On This Week’s Purported Leaked Cabinet Memo, Which Alleged That The Jobs Of Over 600 Victoria Hospital Employees Are In Limbo. Nancy Charles Has Reiterated Statements Made This Week By The Permanent Secretary In The …

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TOCO DONATES BIKES TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

Bikes To Help Keep The Diabetes Rates Down! That’s The Goal Of Co-Founder Of They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) Foundation Taj Weeks. Weekes Has Donated 500 Bicycles To Parliamentary Representatives, The St. Lucia Diabetes And Hypertension Association And Other Organizations, Hoping That They Facilitate Programs To Improve Mobility.

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BVI INMATES RETURNED TO BVI FROM BORDELAIS

[Press Release] Ten Prisoners were today Thursday, September 6, escorted from the Bordelais Correctional facility under heavy security in compliance with arrangements to ensure they were safely repatriated to the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Prison officers from the BVI formed part of the escort from the beginning to completion of …

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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO DIALOGUE WITH CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT

[Press Release] The Government of Saint Lucia remains committed to continued dialogue with the Customs Department and all stakeholders in the establishment of the Border Control Management Authority. In that regard a constructive meeting took place on Monday September 3rd 2018, between the Civil Service Association and the Steering Committee …

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IMF URGES DOMINICA TO SET UP NATURAL DISASTER SAVINGS FUND

[CMC] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Dominica government to create a savings fund for natural disasters as it urged Roseau to continue implementing cost effective fiscal policies and reforms to support recovery while containing the expansion of the public debt. A statement issued by the Washington-based financial institution, …

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SALCC REOPENS; WELCOMES 973 NEW STUDENTS

[Press Release] On Monday September 3, 2018, the campus grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College at Morne Fortune was a bustle of activity as new and continuing students of the College prepared for their first day of classes. For the last two weeks, the College staff has been …

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CANARI WORKSHOP – IMPROVING VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND ADAPTION IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN FISHERIES SECTOR

[Press Release] Developing a regional framework and toolkit to improve vulnerability assessments and adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Port of Spain, September 6, 2018     –  How to better assess vulnerability in coastal communities to inform adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector? This was the central question addressed at a regional workshop in …

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OPPOSITION LEADER ON CRIME

The Revision Of The National Security Minister Post Is One Of Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre’s Suggestions To Address Increasing Crime Levels In Saint Lucia. Pierre Shared Some His Solutions At The SLP’s Press Conference On Tuesday. He Strongly Believes That While Tackling Rising Crime Levels Is Not A Partisan …

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SLTU SNAPS BACK AT EDUCATION MINISTER

The Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) Has Taken Umbrage At Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert’s Assertion, That Principals Are To Blame For Delayed Repairs To Some Schools. The Union President Says He Believes The Problem Lies With ‘Government Inefficiency.’  

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CUSTOMS NOT CONSULTED ON BORDER CONTROL

  Minister In The Ministry Of Finance Dr. Ubaldus Raymond Says Customs Officers Were Not Consulted On A Model For The Proposed Border Control Agency, Before It Was Brought To Cabinet. Dr. Raymond Says That While A Steering Committee And Implementation Team Were Assigned To Oversee The Creation Of The …

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ILLEGAL SEA TURTLE HARVESTING IN VIEUX FORT PROTECTED AREA

[Press Release] The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is working with the Department of Fisheries in response to two incidents of illegal sea turtle harvesting within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) in Vieux-Fort. The first incident occurred last week when some concerned citizens came upon a turtle net in …

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