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3 years of Festen Labowi

GIS – A WEEK OF ACTIVITIES STARTING JUNE 24, WILL INCLUDE PANEL DISCUSSIONS, A FARMER’S MARKET, AND FESTIVALS The Laborie Economic and Employment Forum (LEEF) and the Laborie Community will celebrate the third anniversary of the establishment of LEEF and its marquee event, Festen Labowi. These activities, which were inaugurated in …

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Flow launches Hottest Summer Ever

[Press release] Things are really heating up with Flow for summer 2018, with the unveiling of the company’s seasonal promotional campaign. The glitzy media launch, including Carnival bands, some of Saint Lucia’s most outstanding musical talent and more, took place on Thursday evening, June 7th 2018, at Flow’s Baywalk retail outlet. …

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Dept of Infrastructure to undertake traffic count surveys

GIS – THE DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE WILL UNDERTAKE THE FOUR-MONTH SURVEY STARTING IN JUNE. The Department of Infrastructure, Ports, and Energy, under the project Roads Management System (RAMS) wishes to inform the general public that the department will be undertaking traffic count surveys over the entire island. This is to facilitate …

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Children enlist with SLNT to protect endangered turtles

[Press release] Leatherback Turtles are the largest marine turtles, can weigh in around 500kg, dive up to 1200ft and cross both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. As if Leatherback Turtles didn’t have enough to worry about, with their relatively small brains that have been around for at least one hundred million …

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PwC officially re-opens in Saint Lucia

[Press release] PwC’s return to St Lucia is a sign of the significant potential for growth in the Eastern Caribbean. Speaking at a cocktail event to announce the official re-opening of its St Lucia office, Frazer Lindsay, CEO, PwC in the Caribbean, said “We are very excited to be re-opening our …

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Saint Lucia snags CTO social media award

[Press release] It’s official! Saint Lucia produced the best social media marketing campaign in the Caribbean in 2018! The recognition came at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) travel media awards gala dinner on June 7, 2018 in New York City, as part of Caribbean Week. The island received the award …

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Couple Injured in Supermarket Cutlass Attack

Shoppers at Massy La Clery Friday morning scrambled to get out of the building, after three cutlass-wielding men attacked a man and woman who were grocery shopping. Police confirmed to News4orce that the incident occurred about 9:15 am. The female victim received a laceration across her left forearm when she …

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DIFFERENTLY-ABLED COMMUNITY DEMANDS BETTER FROM POLITICIANS

“Not only for now, but for life” is the message to politicians from the president of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, who is calling on the government of Saint Lucia to follow in its regional neighbours’ footsteps. Mr. Merphilus James recently returned on island after delivering …

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Dennery North logs on to GINet Project

[Press release] The Government Island-wide Network (GINet) Project, a joint-initiative between Saint Lucia and Taiwan, was officially launched on June 6 at Dennery North. Honourable Edmund Estaphane, Minister for Youth and Sports, Honourable Shawn Edward, Parliamentary Representative for Dennery North and Mr. Louis Liou, Deputy Counselor of the Embassy of the …

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FROM SAINT LUCIA TO NAURU – A FISHERMAN’S STORY

A self-taught inventor and fisherman from Laborie is reaping global success with his landmark solar-powered, mobile, de-salination facility. News4orce has been following Karlis Noel’s story and Alison Kentish reports on his latest victory – building the second-generation desalination facility for the government of Nauru in the pacific.

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VF4Cs supports SLMDA

VIEUX-FORT CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP APPLAUDS SLMDA’S POSITION ON HEALTHCARE The Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) affirms its support for the position paper published by the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association outlining its vision for a quality and equitable National Healthcare System in our homeland, Saint Lucia.  Indeed, …

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DAREN SAMMY READS TO GRACE COMBINED STUDENTS

The Grace Combined School ended reading month 2018 with a special visit from Saint Lucia’s sports icon and cricket superstar Daren Sammy. The students listened in awe, as the cricketing champion read books from the school library. They also took the opportunity to get the sporting celebrity to sign their …

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AGRO ECOLOGY CRITICAL FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Agriculture officials are gaining information on how agro-ecology can be used as a sustainable and productive farming system. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is conducting a national consultation on the farming method. The approach integrates plants, animals, humans and the environment into farming, while taking social aspects into consideration.

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FICS TOASTS ITS EMPLOYEES

The 26th Annual General Meeting of Financial Investments & Consultancy Services (FICS) limited culminated last week with the announcement of the company’s 2017 employee of the year. Once again, the event took place at the Johnson Memorial Home in Castries.

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