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JOHN COMPTON DE-SILTING PROJECT PHASE 1 PROGRESSING WELL

[Press Release] Works are progressing on the construction of the Sediment Disposal Area (SDA) at the John Compton Dam. The project which was awarded to Mega Contracting, is but the first phase of the desilting process at St Lucia’s largest reservoir. The works began in May this year following the approval …

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VOLUNTEER ST LUCIA HOLDS SELF AWARENESS SEMINAR

[Press Release] Volunteer Saint Lucia held a seminar Thursday 06th September 2018 speaking on Self-Awareness. Twenty volunteers attended the seminar facilitated by Mr. Taddeus Joseph, Occupational and Organizational Psychologist, Msc, Bsc, at the Conference room of the Ministry of Infrastructure. These are some of the areas tackled:   – How self-awareness …

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SLNT PUBLISHES OPEN LETTER REGARDING CASTRIES PRISON DEMOLITION

[Press Release] AN OPEN LETTER TO: Development Control Authority Graeham Louisy Administrative Building The Waterfront Castries It was brought to the attention of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) that plans are being advanced to demolish the Castries Prison, formerly the Royal Gaol. Upon investigation, we discovered that demolition works …

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CUSTOMS & EXCISE OFFICERS STAGE SICK OUT

Up To 90% Of Employees At The Customs & Excise Department On September 6 Reportedly Stayed Off The Job. The Alleged Sick-Out Is Reportedly Expected To Continue On September 7. Sources Have Further Disclosed That Aggrieved Customs & Excise Officers Plan To Ramp Up Industrial Action, Until The Allen Chastanet …

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GOVERNMENT DEFENDS LOCKERBIE ARRANGEMENT

Director Of Implementation In The Office Of The Prime Minister Nancy Charles Described Comments From The Saint Lucia Basketball Federation As “Unfortunate”. Charles Is Defending Government’s Multi-Million-Dollar Consultancy Contract Issued To United States Based Hospitality Procurement Firm – The Parker Company To Undertake A Sports Facility Redevelopment Project.

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1ST NATIONAL SUPPORTS JOB EXPO

1st National Bank Is Joining A Vast Team Of Local Entrepreneurs And Corporate Houses To Help Reduce The Unemployment Rate On The Island. The Second Annual Job Fair Expo, Hosted By Advizze Consulting Inc. Took Place At The Financial Administrative Center In August. It Offered Young People Employment And A …

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GOVERNMENT TO VH STAFF NO JOB LOSSES

The Director Of Implementation In The Office Of The Prime Minister Is Also Speaking Out On This Week’s Purported Leaked Cabinet Memo, Which Alleged That The Jobs Of Over 600 Victoria Hospital Employees Are In Limbo. Nancy Charles Has Reiterated Statements Made This Week By The Permanent Secretary In The …

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TOCO DONATES BIKES TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

Bikes To Help Keep The Diabetes Rates Down! That’s The Goal Of Co-Founder Of They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) Foundation Taj Weeks. Weekes Has Donated 500 Bicycles To Parliamentary Representatives, The St. Lucia Diabetes And Hypertension Association And Other Organizations, Hoping That They Facilitate Programs To Improve Mobility.

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BVI INMATES RETURNED TO BVI FROM BORDELAIS

[Press Release] Ten Prisoners were today Thursday, September 6, escorted from the Bordelais Correctional facility under heavy security in compliance with arrangements to ensure they were safely repatriated to the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Prison officers from the BVI formed part of the escort from the beginning to completion of …

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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO DIALOGUE WITH CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT

[Press Release] The Government of Saint Lucia remains committed to continued dialogue with the Customs Department and all stakeholders in the establishment of the Border Control Management Authority. In that regard a constructive meeting took place on Monday September 3rd 2018, between the Civil Service Association and the Steering Committee …

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IMF URGES DOMINICA TO SET UP NATURAL DISASTER SAVINGS FUND

[CMC] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Dominica government to create a savings fund for natural disasters as it urged Roseau to continue implementing cost effective fiscal policies and reforms to support recovery while containing the expansion of the public debt. A statement issued by the Washington-based financial institution, …

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SALCC REOPENS; WELCOMES 973 NEW STUDENTS

[Press Release] On Monday September 3, 2018, the campus grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College at Morne Fortune was a bustle of activity as new and continuing students of the College prepared for their first day of classes. For the last two weeks, the College staff has been …

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