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Castries market vendors to be ‘centre of change’ – Tourism Minister

[Press Release] Saint Lucia’s Minister responsible for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Honourable Dominic Fedee made a special appeal to vendors of the Castries market Tuesday (May 22), during the opening session of a 5 day-workshop, aimed at boosting skills and techniques to improve visitor spending. “I cannot overemphasise the importance of …

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Soufriere man beaten to death, Homicide 11

A 57-year old Soufriere man has died in what residents tell News4orce is a family feud that came to a head. Reports out of Diamond, Soufriere indicate that the victim, known affectionately as ‘Beben’ was beaten with a sharp object. They say his body was removed from the scene around …

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Motorcyclist dies after La Croix crash

19 year old Dane Clement Maximim reportedly succumbed to traumatic injuries after a head-on auto crash late Wednesday afternoon [23 May] along the La Croix/Garrand in Babonneau. The 19-year old was the rider of a motorcycle that collided with a truck. EMTs responding to the crash said Maximin sustained ‘scalp lacerations’ …

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LUPUS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES ‘LUPUS KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES’

This lupus awareness month, the St. Lucia Arthritis and Lupus Association (SLALA) wants members of the public to know that “lupus knows no boundaries.” The association recently teamed up with the Spartan Health Sciences University to host a special education forum on the illness.

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THE IMO AUDITS LOCAL MARITIME SECTOR

Saint Lucia’s maritime sector is to benefit from an audit being conducted here by the International Maritime Organisation. The St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Services are instrumental in facilitating this exercise. 

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LA CLERY RESIDENTS URGE AUTHORITIES TO HALT CDC DEMOLITION

In the wake of the untimely death of one of their own, residents of La Clery have formed an organisation to advocate for affordable housing in the community. Members of the Tafari Charlemagne Community Housing Association are also appealing to the authorities to halt plans to demolish the CDC’s – …

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Dept of Tourism concludes National Tourism Public Speaking Competition

[Press release] The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting held the annual National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa. A total of ten (10) students representing the Choiseul Secondary, Corinth Secondary, Leon Hess Secondary, Saint Mary’s College and St. Joseph’s …

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Health Ministry opens Vector Awareness Week

[Press Release] With the month of June signaling the commencement of the hurricane season the Ministry of Health launched its Vector Awareness Week of activities to sensitize and engage the public on the importance of source reduction as an effective means of vector control. Vector Awareness Week was created after the …

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Tourism Authority reports ‘record-setting year’

[Press Release] Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017. Stay over arrivals increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year, with March 2018 …

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YOUNG LADY WITH DISABILITY FULFILS ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAM

A young lady from Choiseul is rising above the challenges of living with a disability and years of unemployment. On May 22nd, Gaysha Lionel opened the doors to her own business, in the presence of her proud parents, members of the community, welfare and social transformation officials and her benefactors.

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