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FIRST DEATH ROW PENALTY IN 21 YEARS

[BBC] – Nebraska has become the first US state to use the opioid fentanyl to carry out the death penalty. Convicted criminal Carey Dean Moore, 60, who killed two cab drivers in 1979, was executed in the state’s first lethal injection and first execution in 21 years. Amid two lawsuits from …

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CLOSING OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE -CBN

On August 17th and 20th, 2018, the Office of the Immigration Department in Castries will be closed in order for Caribbean Bank Note- CBN to undertake installation of new equipment on the passport issuing system. During this time passport applications cannot be processed neither printing of passports. The department deeply apologizes …

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ST LUCIA CIP BLACKLISTS IRAN

St. Lucia’s Citizenship By Investment Programme Has Slapped A Ban On Iranians Gaining St. Lucia’s Passport. The Ban On Iranians Is Justified By The Difficulty In Conducting Thorough Back-Ground Checks On Iranian Applicants.

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ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM TRAINING

St. Lucia Has Taken The Lead Among Caribbean Islands In Setting The Ground Work For Establishing Its National Environmental Information System (NEIS). This System Seeks To Monitor The Health Of The Environment At Several Levels.  

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SOUTH CALYPSO TENTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

For 20 Years The South Calypso Tent Has Had A Great Impact On The Calypso And Soca Scene In St Lucia. Jeanna Philippa Reports That The Tent Known As A Breeding Ground For Young Performers, Is Celebrating Two Decades Of Contribution To The Local Entertainment Scene.

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Aquaponics: new ways to help reduce the OECS Food Import Bill

  [Media release vio OECS] Tackling the region’s high food import bill and improving food security is increasingly being explored through aquaponics or the production of food that combines aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. This potential was highlighted by the recent visit to the …

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11,000 STUDENTS MARKED WITH ZERO PASSES – CSEC 2018

[TRINIDADNEWSDAY]  SOME 11,000 pupils across the region who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exam (formerly O’levels) last May/June got no passes. So said Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch at a function for the official release of results in Grenada on Saturday.

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A SIMPLE PLEA FOR GROS ISLET YOUTH

The Community Of Gros Islet Has Been Enjoying The Labour Of Love Of One Man Who Wants His Park To Remain Free For All To Enjoy. But Of Late, Someone Has Been Frustrating His Efforts By Vandalizing The Free Park Near The Beach.

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ENERGY MINISTRY UNVEILING OF SLU’S HISTORIC FARM

The St. Lucia Electricity Company Lucelec Says Thursday’s Unveiling Of Its 20 Million Dollar Solar Farm, Is Only The First Step In Its Thrust Towards The Use Of Greener Forms Of Energy. The Electrical Power Company Is Already Embarking On Other Green Energy Projects.  

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NURSES FOR HIRE

St. Lucia Like Most Of The Region Is Facing A Brain Drain In The Nursing Profession. The More Developed Nations Are Targeting Some Of The Regions Experienced Nurses And Mid-Wives With Attractive Contracts To Lure Them. The Situation Has Not Gone Un-Noticed By St. Lucia’s Health Authorities.  

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ULTRAMART TAKES ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION

Ti J’s Supermarkets Have Announced That They Will Soon Stop The Practice Of Bagging Customers’ Grocries In Free Disposable Bags. Like Its Bigger Brother – Massy’s Stores, Ti J’s Move Is Being Promoted As Environmentally Friendly.  

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NEWS ON FARMER REGISTRATION

Gaspard Henry Knows All About Child Abuse. He Says As A Child He Was A Victim Of Physical Abuse At The Hands Of A Family Member. However, Henry Has Used The Dark Side Of His Upbringing To Try To Better The Lot Of Disadvantaged Children. Henry Is Untiring In His …

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