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SUGARY DRINKS MAY HELP FUEL COLON CANCER TUMORS, STUDY IN MICE SUGGESTS

[CNBC Health and Science, March 21st, 2019]:– Sugary drinks may feed colon cancer tumors, according to a study published Thursday in the journal “Science.” High-fructose corn syrup feeds colon tumors in mice, suggesting that drinking soda may produce similar effects in humans, a study from Weill Cornell Medicine, a medical …

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PM TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is one of 5 Caribbean leaders who will meet with US President Donald Trump this weekend. The office of the Prime Minister says Saint Lucia’s leader is welcoming the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States. The meeting comes …

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CAN EXERCISE REVERSE THE AGEING PROCESS?

[BBC NEWS]:- While many in their 80s and 90s may be starting to take it easy, 85 year old track star Irene Obera is at the other end of the spectrum. Setting multiple world athletics records in her age category, she is one of a growing band of “master athletes” …

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CYCLONE IDAI: MOZAMBIQUE SURVIVORS DESPERATE FOR HELP

[BBC NEWS Africa, March 20th 2019]:- So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, along with another 100 in neighbouring Zimbabwe, but the death toll could be much higher. Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved …

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LE SPORT GETS MOVING

Dancing is described as one of the many ways that an individual can stay in shape and keep healthy- it’s also a way to communicate to others.  Last Thursday, employees of Le Sport tested that theory, while paying homage to Saint Lucia, as part of their contribution to Saint Lucia’s 40th …

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WLBL & DISTILLERS JOIN iPLEDGE TO DRINK RIGHT

Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL) has teamed up with Saint Lucia Distillers group of companies to launch a ground-breaking responsible drinking campaign. Known as “iPledge to drink right”, the campaign is endorsed by the government of Saint Lucia.

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PM NOT AVERSE TO INVESTING IN LIAT – IF THE CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has set out the conditions under which the government of St. Lucia will invest in LIAT. LIAT is under considerable financial strain and requires the injection of additional funds in order to continue serving the region. The regional carrier would have to undergo fundamental changes to …

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DAREN SAMMY GRANTS CANCER CHILD’S WISH

Daren Sammy is known for his philanthropy. His foundation has touched the lives of many disadvantaged and promising young people. This latest intervention by the former west indies captain was indeed special.  

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PRINCE CHARLES VISITS SAINT LUCIA

The first in line to the British throne Prince Philip paid a brief visit to St. Lucia on Sunday as part of his tour of the Caribbean. A special celebration was held in the town of Vieux Fort, which formed part of St. Lucia’s 40th Independence anniversary activities.

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MARIJUANA BUSINESS

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has sent the strongest signal to date of his administration’s intention to decriminalize marijuana. The advocates for the legalization of marijuana, want the government to ensure that St. Lucians are important players in the industry and not just providers of manual labour.  

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ECCO AGM POSTPONED

The annual general meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Copyright Organization was postponed as a result of what the organizers say is a technical glitch. Saturday’s scheduled annual general meeting had attracted many local artistes.  

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SALCC HOSPITALITY STUDENTS GET REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

Hospitality students at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College are getting real world experience. The department is overseeing a student-run fine dining operation, where the students prepare meals and serve customers. The administrators say it’s a chance for the students to get hands on training various restaurant roles from serving …

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