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SLU Youth Ambassadors to participate in U.S. Leadership Program

(PRESS RELEASE) — On August 8, 2019, eight Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean traveled to the United States to participate in the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program. Sierra Letlow and Esquire Henry of Antigua and Barbuda; Joshua Desir of Barbados; Shawnalee Gordon of Dominica; Kenya Louison of Grenada; Sephra Serieux and …

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DOMINIC FEDEE ON BOOKINGS

St. Lucian hospitality workers are facing a significant threat from a powerful industry player. Booking dot com – the online booking platform wants a slice of the service charge paid to the workers. The online company is using enormous power and influence to demand the increase payment. The st. Lucia …

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SLFS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN

The outspoken president of the st. Lucia fire service association Shane Felix, has been voted out of that position. The new president Alyn Rosery says he plans to co-operate with his predecessor, in order to address some of the longstanding issues that have been plaguing the fire service.

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FEMALE FOUND UNRESPONSIVE ON SHANTY TOWN BEACH

The emergency services were called to the scene of the shanty town beach in vieux fort on friday morning. This was in response to an unconcious woman found on the beach. According to witnesses there were no obvious signs of violence, though the 44 year old woman was barely alive.

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ADVANCEMENT DUE FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS IN SAINT LUCIA

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Consumer Affairs Department (CAD) is a step closer in the advancement of consumer protection in St. Lucia. Legal Officer at the Ministry of Commerce Dylan Norbert-Inglis revealed that the consumer protection act passed in 2016 will soon have a commencement date. Norbert-Inglis said: “It is now awaiting …

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BUSINESS DISTRICT OF CASTRIES IS DUE FOR A MAJOR UPGRADE

Press Release:– Plans are advancing to enhance parts of Castries through the OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project. The project, funded by the World Bank, seeks to enhance the competitiveness of tourism in the region by facilitating the movement of tourists between the participating countries using ferries; improving selected tourism sites; and …

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IMPORTANCE OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

The united nations has signaled one of its most dire warnings to date. The organisation in its latest report on global warming, warned that the planet may suffer irreversible damage, if it does not change its agricultural practices and consumption.

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CSA CALLS OUT LABOUR TRIBUNAL ON ABUSE OF POWER

The civil service association is seeking government intervention in helping the labour tribunal understand its role. The CSA accuses the labour tribunal of abusing its authority by not delivering a ruling on the st. Lucia electricity services limited (LUCELEC) grade structure issue. The grade structure issue is one of two matters …

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The national cultural centre will be the venue for a little folk tale – one of the productions that will be on display at this year’s CARIFESTA in Trinidad.

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TOURISM MINISTER SPEAKING ON FIGURES

Tourism officials are boasting of impressive visitor arrival numbers from St Lucia’s key source markets. According to the minister for tourism, the latest figures when compared to that of one year ago, are up. However, cruise tourism has not enjoyed the same level of growth and there are concerns about …

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