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LIVE TO SOAR TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL ‘JUST FLY’

Non-profit organization Live 2 Soar, in collaboration with the department of education, will host the 2nd annual just-fly youth symposium on Wednesday and Thursday in the north and south of Saint Lucia respectively. Organizers say that about 600 students will benefit from this career development initiative.  

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HTS NEWS4ORCE PREVIEW APRIL 2ND 2019

Here’s what’s coming up in the HTS News4orce tonight, for Tuesday the 2nd of April.   The Police Welfare Association (PWA) takes a strong stance against the legislation broadening the powers of the City Constabulary. The PWA president Travis Chicot wants the new law repealed.   The Mayor of Castries …

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GRANDMOTHER ACTS AS SURROGATE FOR GAY SON

[BBC NEWS (US & Canada)- April 2nd, 2019]:- A 61-year-old Nebraskan woman has told of her joy after giving birth to her own grandchild, acting as the surrogate for her son and his husband.   Cecile Eledge carried the daughter of her son Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliot Dougherty …

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SLTCC SHARES THE LOVE

The St. Lucia Teachers Credit Cooperative Ltd, in keeping with one of its principle concerns for community, is ‘sharing the love’ by giving back to the residents of various communities. The cooperative, through its ‘share the love’ program, presented grocery vouchers to 15 people in Saint Lucia.  

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YOUTH MONTH 2019 IS LAUNCHED

Annually the youth and sports department observes April as youth month. This year, the Independence 40 committee, the department of youth development and the St. Lucia National Youth Council, have organized a host of activities to observe the month.  

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NEW SLMDA PRESIDENT READY FOR THE TASK AHEAD

The St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) has a new president. Dr. Merle Clarke, who was elected for a two-year term, says she is aware of the pressing concerns in health-care and is ready to hit the ground running.

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48 LBS OF PLASTIC FOUND IN DEAD WHALE

[By Colleen Barry via Associated Press -April 1st 2019]:- An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea. The environmental group …

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FAMILY OF JOSEPHINE NEPTUNE CELEBRATES HER 103RD BIRTHDAY

The family of Josephine Neptune celebrated her 103rd birthday on Thursday. It was a joyous occasion for the family of Josephine, who was born during the first world war. Her daughters believe her love of singing, gardening and family, as well as her simple St. Lucian diet may be the secret to …

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EARTH HOUR 2019

The Saint Lucia chapter of the Caribbean youth environment network wants members of the public to turn off all their non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday March 30th.  Earth hour, 8:30 to 9:30 pm, hopes to draw attention to environmental issues, including climate change. The young champions for the environment …

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NHC CHAIRMAN PREDICTS UPSWING IN CONSTRUCTION

The chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) Timothy Mangal is predicting a boost in construction in 2019, after a major slump the previous year. Speaking to reporters on the fringes of this week’s senate session, Mangal said the 2018 slump was not surprising.  

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PARKING TERMINALS IN CASTRIES BY YEAR END ?

Cabinet has announced the introduction of billing stations for parking terminals in the capital. Castries Mayor Peterson Francis says the legislation is now in place, paving the way for an initiative to ease traffic congestion in the city.  

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