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November 13th 2015 St. Jude Observes Diabetes Day

The St. Jude hospital is off to an early start in the annual observance of world diabetes day. The day will be officially observed on November 14th, but on Wednesday, hospital officials held an open day and special clinic to raise awareness about the illness.

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November 12th 2015 Social Media Safety

Young people within the Caribbean region are urged to practice online safety. Off the cusp of an OECS Social media marketing workshop where experts imparted their wisdom and experience in the booming social media industry, facilitators are calling on social media users to remain vigilant.

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November 12th 2015 Protecting The Business Of Agriculture

Global food prices rose by 3.9 Percent in October. The commodity price surge and long-term agricultural projections by the food and Agricutlure organisation have brought the issue of food nutrition and security back in the spotlight. Those at all links in the agriculture value Chain, are being urged to adopt …

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November 10th 2015 Remembrance Day 2015

In November, countries around the world host events to honor those who fought in the great wars. On Sunday, members of the royal St. Lucia police force and the fire service, along with the Saint Lucia cadet corps, participated in the annual Remembrance Day parade.

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November 10th 2015 Protecting The Mangroves

The fisheries department is continuing its drive to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation for the value of the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA). The campaign hopes to change attitudes and behaviors for a more positive impact on mangroves.

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November 10th 2015 The Perennial Littering Problem

Last week’s heavy rains have reignited concerns about littering in the city. The flood waters flushed mountains of plastic litter from drains. Littering continues to be a big and costly environmental problem and officials of the solid waste management authority are reiterating appeals to members of the public to keep …

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November 10th 2015 Prime Minister Talks Tourism Triumphs

‘no compromise in standards and, guarantee value for money’; the prime minister’s advice to the hotel sector delivering guest remarks at a staff awards ceremony at the windjammer landing resort on the weekend. Dr. Kenny Anthony urged St. Lucian hoteliers to actively pursue excellence as competition in the regional and …

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November 10th 2015 Emma On Violence Against Women

Meanwhile Member of Parliament for the Gros Islet constituency Emma Hippolyte says the uptick in sexual assaults in Saint Lucia should not be condoned. Speaking outside a sitting of the house of assembly Hippolyte says the time has come for in-depth discussion on dealing with sexual assault.

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November 9th 2015 NEMO Update On Adverse Weather Conditions

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is conducting its official assessment following Friday’s trough and subsequent rains. School was called on Monday out of an abundance of caution. The organization’s director says while officials are still compiling data for the final report, it is clear that the system caused a …

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November 9th 2015 Farmers Talk Climate Change

The impact of climate change on agriculture is one of the key talking points at the inaugural Caribbean pacific Agri-Food Forum, taking place in Barbados. Participants say no link in the agriculture value chain is being spared from the impacts of climate change. Alison Kentish reports from Bridgetown.

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