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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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Placide Calls For Open Dialogue LGBTI Issues

In the wake of the election of a new government, a local human rights activist wants to see honest and open dialogue on LGBTI issues. Legislative changes surrounding the LGBTI community are being made around the developed world, including the recent us supreme court ruling declaring same sex marriage legal. …

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Youth Pan Will Go On In Laborie

Talented young steel pan players in Laborie are fine tuning their arrangements for a special concert in the community on Sunday June 19th. The members of the Laborie pan project were looking forward to participating in the junior panorama competition this month, but the event has since been postponed. They …

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Tackling Elder Abuse

It’s that time of year when the international community steps up awareness campaigns on the issue of elder abuse. World elder abuse day was observed on June 15th, 2016. In the south of St. Lucia, the comfort bay senior citizens home organized a special event, highlighting the rights of the …

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Experts Talk Greening Economy

Saint Lucia is moving forward with a ‘green economy’ initiative. The goal is to accelerate a national transition to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Representatives of the sustainable development ministry this week accepted a United Nations environment programme (UNEP) report on the initiative, which focused on the agriculture, manufacturing, …

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Organizers Plan For Bigger Mercury Beach

The countdown to the hotly anticipated mercury beach 2016 summer event is well underway. This week, stakeholders and the maritime consultant in the ministry of tourism held preliminary talks on logistics and security. Event organizers are expecting a surge in numbers for this year’s four-day beach rave.

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OECS Youth Focus, 35th Anniversary Celebrations

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is 35 and officials have embarked on a series of activities to commemorate this milestone. On Thursday June 15th, the focus of the festivities was the youth, with the first-ever students webinar.

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Mary Isaac Gets To Work At Health Ministry

After Tuesday’s cabinet swearing-in ceremony, it was orientation day for the new cabinet of ministers, including the fresh-man class. The new health minister senator Mary Isaac is under no illusion of the challenge in managing public health-care.

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Fire At Brawo Electronic Store

Fire-fighters were reportedly engaged in a pitched battle with a ferocious blaze at the Brawo electronic and furniture store on high street in Castries. First responders were notified of the fire, which reportedly started in the storeroom located in the building housing the business around 4pm Wednesday. Two fire appliances …

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IAU Blood Drive On Blood Donor Day 2016

The international American university (IAU) school of medicine embarked on a major blood drive this week, in observance of the world blood donor day. The slogan ‘share life – give blood,” hopes to draw attention to the fact that donating blood is an act of giving life. IAU officials say …

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Miss IGA 2016 Meets Super J Team

Consolidated Foods Limited Continues to pledge its support to the national carnival queen pageant. In June, miss Super J IGA 2016 Shatoya Jn. Baptiste toured the facilities of the various Super J branches.

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