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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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SANDALS AND FISHERIES PARTNER ON CORAL CONSERVATION

Sandals Resorts International, through its Sandals Foundation, has teamed up with the department of fisheries on a massive coral restoration project. The partners are establishing coral nurseries, hoping to restore lost reef coverage and provide a habitat for marine life.

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ROAD SAFETY PROJECT

The Ministry of Infrastructure is committed to cutting down on the number of road fatalities, and so, launched the Road Safety Assessment for the Millennium Highway and west coast road.  

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CARIBWAVE 2019

Saint Lucia joined Caribbean and Latin American nations in testing the region’s tsunami warning and detection systems. On Thursday, the countries participated in a massive tsunami drill, referred to as Carib-wave 2019. The exercise tested the efficiency of communication links, disaster management and at-risk communities.  

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE DROPS ANTIGUA

Florida based Carnival Cruise Lines has abruptly cancelled all future port stops in Antigua and Barbuda. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Carnival officials said the Antigua government has taken steps which show that it does not want their cruise line and guests. They said they are going to more …

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