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Dept of Sustainable Development ‘Agenda 2030’ consultation underway

[Press release] The Department of Sustainable Development, is collaborating with the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia National Trust, to host a private sector consultation on June 7. The consultation is aimed at sensitizing the private sector on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: “Transforming …

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SLTA ‘upgrades’ specialist program

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has revamped its travel agent specialist program. The recently upgraded program is called “Saint Lucia Expert” or SLEx and is open to travel agents in North America and the UK. SLEx is an innovative online educational and loyalty programme designed to engage travel …

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Opposition MP to lead Caribbean Parliamentary Forum

[Press release] Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste Parliamentary Representative for the constituency of Vieux Fort North has been elected to head the Caribbean Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development. His election to Chairman of the Regional Organization took place in Trinidad last weekend (June 1 and 2, 2018) during a meeting of …

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YOUTH HOST SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

Saint Lucia has seen a growing number of suicides and attempted suicide cases over the past few years. As such, the Castries North Youth & Sports Council on June 6 hosted a suicide prevention seminar. The seminar, according to president Kim Cayol targeted students attending secondary schools in Castries North. …

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THE SLP GIVES UWP FAILING GRADE AFTER 2 YRS IN OFFICE

The UWP Administration might be touting its performance over the past two years, but Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre says there is nothing to celebrate. On the second anniversary of the UWP’s election victory, the SLP leader says the Administration continues to fail the electorate.

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PAGEANT DIRECTOR WEIGHS IN ON MISS USA BIKINI ROUND REMOVAL

For the first time in over one hundred years, contestants in the Miss America pageant will not being showing off their swimwear. The Miss America Foundation announced this week that it is scrapping that category – a move it says is in keeping with a growing movement for female empowerment …

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BORDELAIS DIRECTOR CONFIRMS RESIGNATION RUMOURS

The Bordelais Correctional Facility will soon have a new director. Vern Garde confirmed to News4orce on June 6 that he is stepping down to pursue opportunities abroad. Garde took up the mantle at Bordelais in 2015 and was recently given a two-year contract as director of corrections.

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Hypertension a “major concern” for Health Ministry

[Press release] World Hypertension Day observance may have concluded, but the life-threatening effects of this epidemic continues. Hypertension continues to be a major concern for Health officials. Also known as high blood pressure, this non-communicable disease can lead to a host of problems if left untreated.District Medical Officer, Dr. Shana Cyr-Philbert …

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SLTA preps for North American Showcase

GIS – THE GRAND AWARDS DINNER WILL BE HELD AT THE HARBOR CLUB IN SAINT LUCIA. The sixth North American Showcase will be hosted by the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), in July. The North American Showcase is a platform for tour operators from the USA and Canada to engage with …

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OECS Commission, CXC to roll out regional e-Learning platform

[Press release] The OECS Commission’s Education Development Management Unit and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) continue their collaboration to support Ministries of Education across the region in the development of existing ICT capacities and the creation of new digital resources. A collaborative approach has been adopted to build a knowledge-sharing community …

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Min of Health goes ‘live’

[Press release] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has now gone “Live” with yet another phase of its Health Management Information System (HMIS) aimed at improving health service delivery. One Patient, One Record across the public health system is what this phase is geared at achieving by seamlessly connecting all wellness …

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Who will be St. Lucia’s 2018 Laureate?

[Press release] Who will be St. Lucia’s 2018 Laureate? SLUDTERA would like to inform the St. Lucian Government, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and individuals, of the US$20, 000 cash prize as part of the 2018 literacy awards that are available as part of the prize for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2018. …

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