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Just 4 Fun Cooler Fete 2016

The 2016 carnival season is approaching fever pitch. The weekend saw the successful hosting of staple event – the “just 4 fun” cooler fete on June 25th.  

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IAU Leads Laborie Health Fair

The Laborie Credit Union and the International American University (IAU) partnered last weekend to host a health fair in the southern community. The event coincided with the annual fishermen’s feast celebrations. University staff and students provided educational sessions on a number of health-care issues, including non-communicable diseases.

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The Search For The Top Schools Chef 2016 Begins

The search is on for Saint Lucia’s top junior chef. The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association hosted the annual “chefs in schools” cook-off competition on Friday. The competition affords secondary school students an opportunity to participate in a national event, as well as a chance to represent Saint Lucia …

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UWI/Quintana Roo MOU Signing

Representatives of the University of the West Indies and Mexico’s university of Quintana Roo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to offer programmes and collaborate on projects to enhance university teaching and learning. The parties have agreed to common objectives and charting a course of cooperation for the development …

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Contractors Course for Safe Hospitals Project

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will host another SMART Health Facilities Project this month. The seminar is intended for contractors and is aimed at reviewing Saint Lucia’s vulnerability reduction investments in hospitals and health centers.

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Carnival Queen Contestant Tyler Theophane Meets Staff off FICS

Carnival Queen Contestant, Ms. Tyler Theophane, meets with the staff of her sponsor, FICS Ltd ahead of the 2016 National Carnival Queen Pageant.This was the first time that management and staff would meet their Carnival Queen Representative since the official sashing ceremony held at Sandals Halcyon earlier in the year.

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The Case For Cost Of Living Allowance Debate

An economist by training is chiming in on the minimum wage debate, suggesting that the solution to what is seen as an intractable problem might lie in what is called a “cost of living allowance”. Cuthbert Didier is also calling for updated research on the national minimum wage average, to …

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SLHTA Launches Language Center

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is hoping to bridge the communication divide among its members and Spanish-speaking visitors. On Tuesday June 21st, the SLTHA and officials of Mexico’s university of Quintana Roo signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the association’s language resource centre.

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Laborie Pan Concert

The Laborie steel pan project kicked off its celebration of ten years of teaching steel pan to the youth with a free concert on Sunday June 19th. The event was held in the community’s market square. It sought to expose the talent of the youth of Laborie and recognize those …

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