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FICS Awards Annual Scholarships

Financial investment & consultancy services ltd (FICS), continues to provide educational opportunities to the Choiseul community. The Lusca and Bernadette scholarships were presented to four students at the district 7 office in la Fargue, Choiseul last week. The award is in honor of the beloved wife and mother of the …

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Walk For The Cure 2016 Official Launch

CIBC First Caribbean’s annual cancer fund-raising walk will take place on Sunday October 2nd at 6:00 am. The 2016 walk for the cure was launched on Tuesday September 13th. Funds from the event help faces of cancer and the Saint Lucia cancer society to assist cancer patients with treatment, care …

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ECCO Elects New Board At 2016 AGM

Last weekend, the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for music rights (ECCO) held its annual general meeting. There, the board reviewed its achievements and elected a new executive, as ECCO announced an improvement in licensing revenue.

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Back To Square One For Soufriere Town Project

There appears to be some headway in the Soufriere town square work stoppage controversy. That’s according to the chief engineer in the ministry of infrastructure, who disclosed to the media that the project is going back to the drawing board.

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Recording Artiste Joins Suicide Prevention Fight

Meanwhile, in February, songwriter John Antoine released his first single – “St. Lucia wake up”. He is back in September with another track – “just cry”. The song addresses the suicide rate in Saint Lucia and encourages people to look on the brighter side of life.

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Repairing The Nation’s Schools

The chief engineer has called for improved collaboration and dialogue between the ministries of infrastructure and education. This comes on the heels of revelations by education minister Dr. Gale Rigobert, that an unprecedented number of school plants in St. Lucia are in dire need of repair.

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Saint Lucia Observes Ozone Layer Day

September 16th is recognized annually as the international day for the preservation of the ozone layer. Locally, the ministry of sustainable development is hosting a week of activities that will include presentations at primary schools and a sale on recovery and recycling equipment for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

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Lucelec Installs Fault Detection System

Lucelec recently installed a system to improve the detection of faults on its transmission lines. The “traveling wave fault location system”, hones in the site of faults on the 66-kilovolt transmission network lines to within 50 meters. Saint Lucia is the first in the Caribbean to install this network.

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PM Reports On Three Country Trip

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet held a press briefing on Monday on his a three-country trip from august 6th to the 14th, 2016. Over the course of eight days, the prime minister visited London, Paris and Morocco respectively. In London, he met with the staff of the high commission for Saint …

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NEMO Finalizes Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction

In August, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) met with stakeholders to finalize a country disaster management work programme. The program identifies how Saint Lucia can best mainstream comprehensive disaster management across sectors. It will help to minimize vulnerabilities throughout society and improve resilience of the country’s citizenry.

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SLASPA Conducts Navigation Workshop

Saint Lucia is making moves to update navigational lights to comply with international standards. This was the focus of a four-day workshop by the government of Saint Lucia through the Saint Lucia air and sea ports authority (SLASPA).

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Meet Bruno, The RSLPF Marine Unit’s Best Friend

German shepherds, Rottweiler’s and blood-hounds are among the most popular police dogs – mongrels are not. In Saint Lucia, terms like “rubbish breed”, “mutt” and “gutter breed” are used to describe canines that are not a result of intentional breeding. However, as Miguel Fevrier reports one smart police mongrel has …

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