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Youth Council promotes 758 Global Goals Challenge

[Press Release] 758 Global Goals Challenge calls for Youth to Create Impact within their Communities As part of efforts to encourage young people to become more involved and create impact within their communities, the Saint Lucia National Youth Council has partnered with the Department of Sustainable Development for the ‘758 Global …

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Vieux Fort North MP readies constituency for hurricane season

[Press Release] As the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season approaches, the Vieux Fort North Parliamentary Representative Hon Moses Jn. Baptiste held a constituency status consultation with representatives of all major organizations within the constituency. The successful consultation which was held at the Pierrot Combined School on Monday May …

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WASCO blasts ‘fake news’ on phoney tarrifs

[Press Release] The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. WASCO has categorized as fake news social media claims suggesting that new tariffs have been applied to customers. The publication which has been making the rounds is a copy of the rates which customers currently pay. These rates were approved in 2012 …

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PM attends e-Governance conference in Estonia

[Press Release] With the Government’s thrust towards improved e-Governance, a timely conference on the advancements of these efforts begins in Tallin, Estonia today under the theme “Governance for Digital Citizens”. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Chastanet, is currently …

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US based Prosthetist to assist NCPD Inc

[Press Release] The National Council Of & For Persons With Disabilities (NCPD Inc.) in collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is pleased to host on island, US based Prosthetist, Mr. James DeWees, CP, who specializes in prosthetic limb manufacturing and who uses an artificial leg himself. …

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More ‘fringe events’ for jazz festival

GIS – STAGING FRINGE EVENTS CAN MAKE THE FESTIVAL MORE WHOLESOME, COORDINATORS SAY. Saint Lucia Jazz 2018 continued on its path to returning the festival to its core, by offering world class jazz acts to patrons. This year, the main events took place at three hotel venues with the finale …

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SLBWA equip Choiseul Caregivers

[Press release] Caregivers from the Choiseul community are now better equipped to work with blind and visually impaired persons within their community, thanks to a specialized training workshop conducted by the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association. Blind and visually impaired persons in Choiseul will now experience an improved quality of …

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ST. JUDE HOSPITAL TO REMAIN AT ORIGINAL SITE

The St. Jude Hospital will remain in Augier Vieux Fort. This was disclosed by Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph during the 28 May pre-cabinet press briefing. Since the stoppage of reconstruction works, the St. Jude Hospital reconstruction has morphed into a ‘repurpose versus relocate’ debate.

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HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER PROMISES HIGH COURT UPDATE

Home Affairs Minister Hermangild Francis says he is waiting on word from the owner of the Nyerah court building, before announcing a date for the resumption of High Court proceedings. Operations at the John Compton Highway located Nyerah court have been suspended since April 16th and members of the public …

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THE CDF HAS A NEW CHAIRMAN

Daniel Belizaire is the new chairman of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF). Local Culture and Government Minister Fortuna Belrose made the disclosure at the pre-weekly media conference on 28 May.

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YOUTH IN ARTS GET HEFTY DONATION

A UK and St. Lucian based non-profit organization has donated 1,000 pounds sterling to the Youth in Arts Theatre Company 2018 stage production ‘masquerade master.’ The enchanted musical play is a story of the immortal papa djab and masquerade puppet characters and their journey to experience the human condition.

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MICOUD NORTH MP SEEKING SEAWEED SOLUTION

As more sargassum seaweed is expected to invade Saint Lucia’s shores in the coming weeks, the MP for Micoud North has implored her constituents to attend the public meetings and consultations seeking solutions to the infestation.

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CASTRIES VENDORS & MAYOR SQUARE OFF, AGAIN!

Castries vendors have once again taken to the media to express yet another gripe against the Castries Constituency Council. This time it is not about booths or trays, but what they claim is an essential accessory to their respective booths.

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