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2018 Taiwan-St. Lucia Clean-Up Day

[Press Release] April 21 marked the 2018 Taiwan-St. Lucia Clean-Up Day, a collaborative event arranged by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Gros Islet Constituency Council to clean up the Gros Islet beach along Bay Street. More than 60 individuals, including Gros Islet parliamentary representative, councilors, …

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Entrepot Secondary School win Scotiabank/Junior Achievement Innovation Camp

[Press Release]  The Scotiabank/Junior Achievement Innovation Camp is a one-day, intensive experience that engages students with entrepreneurial and collaborative learning opportunities. The goal is for students between 13 and 18 years old to find innovative solutions to a specific challenge faced in the world of business or their community as …

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FRC receives first donation since building fire

[Press Release] The Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) has started receiving donations following the destruction of all its office equipment by the fire of March 25th 2018. FRC’s work programme have been seriously affected by the loss of all its cultural asset holdings and office equipment and efforts are …

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Gov’t expresses condolences to Canada in wake of attack

[Press Release] It is with deep sadness that the Government of Saint Lucia learned about Monday’s horrific tragedy in Toronto which has left 10 dead and 15 injured. Reports are that several pedestrians were hit by a man driving a rented van in the city’s north end on April 23rd 2018. …

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PM ASSURED BY UK WINDRUSH APOLOGY

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet told London based Channel 4 news in an interview published on April 19th, that administrative issues triggered the Windrush immigration scandal in the United Kingdom.  

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SENATOR AUGIER CALLS FOR REPATRIATION STRATEGY

Independent Senator. Dr. Adrian Augier has called on the government to consider an aggressive repatriation strategy, in order to address the country’s brain drain. Dr. Augier lamented the fact that too many Saint Lucians are finding their future outside their homeland. In his presentation to the Senate during the debate …

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RSLPF LAUNCH ANTI-VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force in collaboration with a local producer and graphic artist have sought to capitalize on the popularity of the Dennery Segment music in an anti-violence campaign. The launch of the anti-violence music video took place at the Chesterfield conference room at police headquarters on 23 …

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SECURITY MINISTER TOUTS DECRIMINALIZATION AT 420 MARCH

How close is Saint Lucia to relaxing cannabis laws? Well the National Security Minister is considering bringing the matter to Cabinet for discussion. Francis who attended the 420 pro-marijuana march in Soufriere expressed concerned about the number of young people incarcerated for small quantities of marijuana.

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BUS DRIVERS WANT SIT-DOWN FOLLOWING FUEL PRICE HIKE

Sources allege the move was precipitated by fears over personal safety. Omnibus drivers are concerned about the hike in gas prices. In early April, the president of the National Council of Public Transportation (NCOPT) claimed that based on an agreement with the previous Administration, operators would be eligible for an …

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COCONUT BAY WORLD EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP

Coconut Bay Beach Resort conducted a general cleanup of from Sandy Beach to the Vieux Fort recreational park in commemoration of World Earth day.   Earth day which is actually observed on April 22nd was held under the theme ‘end plastic pollution”.

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