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    Cable and Wireless to make US$13M investment in St. Lucia

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    Telecommunication provider Cable and Wireless plans to invest more than US$1 billion in the Caribbean and St. Lucia over the next couple of years with the aim of improving the quality of service ...
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      UPDATE: Driver escaped unhurt in vehicle fire

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      Firefighters responded to a call at about 12:30 p.m. that a white Nissan car (PA7977) had burst into flames opposite the Castries Market at the stoplights. Leading ...

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      Demerara mutual agreement signed

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      PRESS RELEASE - The management of Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) have signed another industrial ...

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    From left to right – Recipients Kervin Joshua of Babonneau, Aidan Fowell of Union, Castries, Zachariah Polius of Chopin Ridge, Barre de L’isle, Mandisa Moncherry of Anse Ger, Desruisseaux, Micoud, Rashad Prospere of Union Hilltop, Union, Castries and Keri Kayla Walcott, of Corinth, Gros-Islet.

    Cuban Embassy holds orientation for scholarship recipients

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Minister of Education and Human Resource Development of Saint Lucia, Honorable Dr. Robert Lewis, members of the Executive of the Humanistic Solidarity Association (Saint Lucia – Cuba), Ms. Beverly Francis and Ms. Priscilla Jeremie of the Human Resource Department of the Ministry of Education, the Secretary General of the Labor Party, Leo Clarke, and parents, were present at the Orientation/ Farewell activity which was held at the office of the Embassy…

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    NYC eager to have youth policy revised

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    The National Youth Council (NYC) plans to initiate the recommencement of a revision of the National Youth Policy with the aim of addressing several pertinent issues affecting youths locally. General Secretary Wendell Bertrande told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in a recent interview that while there hasn’t been much public discussion as of recent in relation to the policy, the council has been looking at ways it can help to restructure the policy to suit…

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    LUCELEC scholarship programme boasts 25 students

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    PRESS RELEASE – Five students were welcomed into the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Secondary School Scholarship Programme on Saturday August 23, 2014. Their induction at the ninth annual Scholarship Social brings the total number of children in that programme to twenty-five (25). The Secondary School Scholarship Programme began in 1985 and covers all approved textbooks and supplies, tuition and facilities fees, CXC Examination fees and uniforms. LUCELEC also provides each recipient with a…

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    Hike in minibus fares to be implemented by year-end

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    Passengers will be faced with a fare increase by the end of this year as a new price list has already been set by the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) and is likely to take effect on December 27. NCOPT President Godfrey Ferdinand has said the decision was made to increase the minibus fares after a meeting was held with its members recently. The increase was set at: $0.25 cents for short drops, $0.50…

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    LIME supports Gros Islet Queen Pageant

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Gros Islet Carnival Queen Show Committee in collaboration with headline sponsors LIME, is gearing up to host the 2014 Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen pageant this Sunday, 31 August, at the Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Spa and Beach Resort, Gros Islet. With Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company on board, this year’s pageant dubbed ‘Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen – The Sultry Six,’ and featuring six beautiful young contestants,…

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    Did you know by 1784, Praslin was named after the French minister of marine affairs and it was important enough to have been cut up as a separate district? The land had been subdivided into large lots, resulting in quite a few inhabitants and a small number of estates. Baron de Micoud, the infamous deputy governor and the district’s best known inhabitant, had been forced to surrender St. Lucia to the English in 1778. He…

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    OECS highlights benefits associated with ‘free movement’ Treaty

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    GIS – Program Officer in the OECS Commission’s Regional Integration Unit, Safiya Horne-Bique, expressed delight that Saint Lucia fully became part of the OECS Free Movement Regime. The OECS Commission’s Regional Integration Unit made the official announcement on Aug. 15, that Saint Lucia’s implementation of the administration arrangements to give effect to the Movement of people Regime was complete. Horne-Bique explained the benefits associated with this regime. “It basically give persons the right to live…

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    LPM accuses gov’t of being reluctant to tackle crime and security issues

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    The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) is urging all St. Lucians to demand from government a greater security and justice system that can assist with the development of the island. LPM leader Therold Prudent told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) recently that it’s embarrassing that people do not feel a sense of security because of the increased criminal activities. “As long as we continue to accept old ideas, ideas that have absolutely no meaning and no…

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    GNT to commence talks with CSA today

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    Discussions on salaries and working conditions between the Civil Service Association (CSA) and the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) will commence on Tuesday, August 26, President of the CSA Mary Isaac has told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Isaac said: “I am very confident this time around, we are negotiating as just CSA. We hope we will have very fruitful discussions and the results are most likely going to be very positive and in keeping with…

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    Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) launches in Saint Lucia

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    PRESS RELEASE – Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) Inc., which has been registered and incorporated in Dominica since 2012, officially launches at a Media launch scheduled for Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at the Civil Service Association Centre in Sans Souci, Castries. This is a historical day in Saint Lucia where this relatively new entity will embrace all aspects of the Performing Arts and its support systems. This private sector Not for Profit organization with its…

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    Governor General Louisy remembers Suzie Agnes-Ida d’Auvergne SLMH, CMG

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    STATEMENT – Since the untimely passing of the late Justice Suzie d’Auvergne, tributes to her life of national service and to her personal character and attributes have been coming in from people of all walks of life, and from every institution with which she was associated both at home and abroad. And how positive and salutary have they all been! As we prepare to commit her mortal remains to her grave, I want to add…

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    United and Strong debuts new logo

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    PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia’s lone LGBTI representative organisation has this week launched its new logo over a series of platforms. The logo designed by Randolph Rosemond of Edge Design affirms the new direction of United and Strong. “The new logo reflects the organisation’s focus on partnership and dialogue as a means of achieving equity,” says Executive Director Kenita Placide. “This is a struggle but it does not have to be a fight. Our aim…

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    Team work made the dream work!

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    PRESS RELEASE – Prospective members of the Vieux Fort Leo Club were some of the youth who experienced a few days of Leadership Training through the Beckwith International Leadership Development programme, also known as “BILD”. Our tutors, Ms Angelique Antoine and Mrs Marcia Dolor Lashley and Ms Mary Wilfred (BILD Country Manager), assisted us tremendously throughout our time at this programme. Our BILD trainers developed our cross cultural awareness, safety, creativity, leadership skills, teamwork and…

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    Peace Corps to improve literacy in schools.

    Peace Corps to improve primary literacy in Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean

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    GIS – Seven Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in by US Ambassador Dr. Larry Palmer, Friday. Dr. Palmer, a former Peace Corps Volunteer himself, commended the young men and women for shouldering such a heavy responsibility. He wished them success over their stay and reminded them to be ambassadors for both the United States of America and Saint Lucia. “It will be a life changing experience,” Dr. Palmer said. “You are committing two years to…

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    Ministry of Agriculture appeals to youth, updates technologies

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    GIS – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development is seeking to enhance productivity by modernizing the sector using new technologies. The Ministry hopes the new technologies will also attract and sustain youth involvement in agriculture. The sector will receive new equipment through the Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program. Coordinator for Special Projects in the Ministry of Agriculture, Eden Compton, provided details on the types of equipment. “Among other equipment, we will…

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