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CXC/CSEC and CAPE timetables available for pickup

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PRESS RELEASE – The Educational Evaluation & Assessment Unit (EEAU) of the Department of Education would like to inform ALL PRIVATE CANDIDATES, who sat the CSEC May/June 2017 Examinations that CXC CSEC and CAPE timetables are available for pickup. Candidates should collect their results at the office where registered; the Ministry of Education & Culture, 3rd Floor, Francis Compton Building ...

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YPG Saint Lucia visits Boys Training Center

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PRESS RELEASE – The work of the YPG done in Saint Lucia includes visiting schools, communities and helping the needy. For five years the YPG has been working to make the difference in the country. All this has been accomplished through their own efforts and also with the help of sponsors. On the 15th of April, members of the YPG ...

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St. Lucian student among 15 CIBC FirstCaribbean scholarship winners

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PRESS RELEASE – Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their continued support of the university especially in “trying financial times”. Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for the success of students and therefore corporate donors to the university ...

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Graduation ceremony for first group of electrical contractors certified to IET wiring regulations

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PRESS RELEASE – The Electrical Engineering Experts Inc. of St. Lucia, in partnership with the Division of Technical Education and Management Studies (DTEMS) of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, (SALCC), will be hosting the first graduation exercise for the 24 participants who were successful in the City and Guilds 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations, BS7671, course which was held from ...

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“I was selling marijuana at the age of 16”

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PRESS RELEASE – This story is different from many stories we hear of youths that turn out bad because of lack of opportunities; in my case was different. I grew up in a house where my mother always gave me the best. I never lacked food or clothing. At the age of 16 I started selling marijuana and I had ...

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Piton Management Area UNESCO Participation Project Training Workshop

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PRESS RELEASE – On World Heritage Day, the Piton Management Area (PMA) Office in the Department of Sustainable Development announces the commencement of project implementation activities for a special project currently being implemented as part of the UNESCO Participation Programme 2016-2017 Biennium. In June 2016, the UNESCO Secretariat considered and approved funding of a proposal submitted by the PMA Office entitled ...

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American university names major auditorium for Sir Arthur Lewis

Princeton trustees also have approved a recommendation to name the major auditorium in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for Sir Arthur Lewis, a Nobel laureate in economics, who served on the school's faculty from 1963 to 1983. (Photo by Robert Matthews)

Princeton University’s trustees have approved recommendations to name West College, a prominent and central campus building, for the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, an emeritus faculty member at Princeton, and to name the major auditorium in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for Sir Arthur Lewis, a Nobel laureate in Economics, who served on the school’s faculty from ...

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Scholarship opportunity from Children of Helen Alliance Inc.,

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PRESS RELEASE – Students of St. Lucian and Caribbean descent who live in Palm Beach, Dade or Broward Counties may apply for this scholarship. The recipients will be 2017 high school graduates and must be accepted to an accredited(vocational, two or four year) institution. For further explanation regarding this scholarship, please review the eligibility criteria and application deadlines in the ...

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Carnival Queen Tyler Theophane launches Empowerment of Girls Club

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PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia’s reigning National Carnival Queen Tyler Theophane has embarked on an initiative aimed at building character and self-esteem amongst girls at the infant and primary school level. The Empowerment of Girls Club targets students between the ages of 8 and 12. The launching of the Empowerment of Girls Club at the Palm Haven Hotel is the ...

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NYC gears up for elections

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PRESS RELEASE – The St. Lucia National Youth Council (NYC) wishes to advise the general public that deadlines for all nominations is 17th April, 2017. A special open forum will be held for all interested individuals on Thursday 13th April at the Anglican Infant School from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. This is a final opportunity for any young person between the ...

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SRDF hosts lecture on community-based tourism

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PRESS RELEASE – On Friday, April 7th, 2017 the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) facilitated a lecture on community based tourism development at the Anse L’Ivrogne beach – site of the new entrance to the Gros Piton Nature Trail. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Jimmy Haynes, the Executive Director of the SRDF, to the second year tourism class at the ...

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SRDF hosts Career Readiness Workshop

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PRESS RELEASE– The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) continues to undertake the training of persons in all sectors relevant to the development of the community. The Youth Development Department organized an intensive two-day Career Readiness Workshop to promote capacity building of the youth at the Cool Breeze Conference Room. The organization recognized that career preparedness was undefined among many of ...

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OECS Essay Competition deadline extended

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PRESS RELEASE – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) announces that the submission deadline for entries to the 2016/2017 OECS Essay Competition has been extended to April 28, 2017. The OECS Essay Competition is open to students in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries, aged 14 to 19. Participants are required to write on one of the following topics: ...

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Zandoli begins 1st batch of “Free STEM Education”

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PRESS RELEASE – Zandoli International Foundation launched Zandoli STEM Incubator last year in an effort to provide free STEM education to communities that may have not had the opportunity to participate in these programs otherwise. On Saturday, April 1st, ZIF sent all students who signed up last year, the prerequisites to begin the first batch. If you signed up for the Zandoli ...

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Trinity Lutheran Church offers Easter Vacation Bible School

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PRESS RELEASE – Trinity Lutheran Church’s youth leaders are offering a Easter Vacation Bible School on Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th   The two day event will run from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in beautiful Bisee.  The program is free of charge and open to children from the ages of 3 to 12.  ...

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Department of Youth Development and Sports, UWI host “Activate Talks”

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PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 the Department of Youth Development and Sports in collaboration with UWI – Youth Development Programme hosted “Activate Talks” (pt. 1) targeted at secondary school students. The interactive session was facilitated by students who spoke to the “Causes, Costs and Effects of Youth Violence.” Selected students made presentations on the topic and then ...

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Ambassador Huntley to deliver lecture on constitutional reform

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PRESS RELEASE – Former St. Lucia diplomat, Ambassador Earl Stephen Huntley, will on Wednesday 12th April deliver a lecture, jointly sponsored by the UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia and the National Television Network (NTN), on constitutional reform in St. Lucia. The lecture is another activity by the Open Campus in it promotion of public education on important national issues. It ...

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Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary wins big at National Science Fair

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PRESS RELEASE – The Principal and staff of the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School acknowledge the outstanding work presented by our students at this year’s Science Fair which was hosted by the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development under the theme, Science and Technology: the Catalyst for a Sustainable Future. A major aim of this event was to ...

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St. Lucia scores high in ECSC poster and essay competition

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GIS – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), the Court held an award ceremony for its essay and poster competition dubbed “An evening with the Chief Justice.” The event gave Her Ladyship, Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira DBE, the Chief Justice, an opportunity to motivate and inspire children to think more clearly, assess their ...

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Young St. Lucians in New York recognized by Harlem YMCA

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PRESS RELEASE – For the second consecutive year two young St.Lucian siblings based in New York have been recognized by the Harlem YMCA. In 2016 Mickella Albertinie who currently is a biology major on a pre-medical track at Stony Brook University was awarded the BNY MELLON Scholarship. Just last week her younger sister Zoe Albertinie walked away with the 2017 ...

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St. Lucian project on sargassum seeweed to be showcased at top US institute

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GIS – A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The project, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists ...

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2017 Science and Technology Fair to display top school science projects

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PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development is set to host the annual National Schools` Science and Technology Fair from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March, 2017, at the Derek Walcott Square under the theme “Science and Technology: The Catalyst for a Sustainable Future”.    The National Schools` Science and Technology Fair, which is ...

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St. Lucia-born medical student wins award in Oklahoma

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The 62nd Annual Oklahoma Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society is an event where students from across and outside the state come to showcase their research and compete for the prestigious win. At the Pentasectional meeting, Imani Agard highlighted her research which focused on modifying existing anti-tumor compounds to make them safer to use in the human body, and ...

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Bonne Terre Prep wins 15th Annual Grow Well General Knowledge Quiz

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PRESS RELEASE – Bonne Terre Preparatory was the runaway winner of the 15th annual Grow Well General Knowledge Quiz sponsored by The Landings. Camron Gustave and Nathan Elliott, were 30 points ahead of the nearest competitors impressing and delighting their cheering schoolmates on Friday March 17 at the Darren Sammy National Stadium’s VIP Lounge. Second place went to the Dame ...

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Jako Books launches “The Stall Keeper”

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PRESS RELEASE – Jako Books, a division of Jako Productions, has announced the publication of The Stall Keeper, Dr. Anderson Reynolds’ long awaited and much anticipated third book, and second novel. Unlike Dr. Reynolds’ first novel which was set largely in Castries, the northern city and capital of St. Lucia, The Stall Keeper is set in the author’s hometown of ...

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SALCC engages consultant on School’s tranformation

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PRESS RELEASE – The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College continues its journey of transforming to a University College.   In this regard we are currently working on improving our organizational, technological and physical infrastructure. A very important component of the University College’s success will be community engagement. Developing and nurturing relationships with businesses and the professions provide the input and ...

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Celestial Self Development Centre hosts successful Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday March 11th 2017, sixty mentors and mentees from Saint Lucia joined women leaders around the world as they participated in the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk. This was part of a global movement to inspire a rising generation of young women leaders through mentorship. 130 Mentoring Walks, totaling of 7,000 participants, took place in 62 ...

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UWI launches scholarship for OECS students, honouring former ECCB governor

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JAMAICA OBSERVER – The University of the West Indies (UWI) has launched a memorial scholarship in honour of the late economist and former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner, who died in December last year. Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Cave Hill campus, Professor V Eudine Barriteau said the scholarship highlights Venner’s contribution to ...

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Former St. Lucian judge and journalist Gregory Regis appointed professor

The Honourable Justice Gregory Regis joined the university as distinguished visiting professor February 1.

PRESS RELEASE – The Honourable Justice Gregory Regis, former regional senior judge from the Ontario Court of Justice, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University. Reporting to the provost and vice-president, academic, he will provide support to advance partnerships and act as an advisor to the law school project. His appointment is for one year. Regis was appointed ...

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UWI Alumni Association call for nominations

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PRESS RELEASE – The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (UWIAA) Interim Executive Committee has been proactively embarking on initiatives aimed at achieving the Association’s mandate and invigorating its membership. As an Authority of The University of the West Indies (UWI) The UWIAA remains committed to fostering a culture of volunteering, networking and fundraising among alumni,  so that they ...

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”I didn’t have Peace!’ – A YPG success story

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PRESS RELEASE – My suffering started at the age of fifteen, I didn’t have food to eat and my house use to have the smell of misery and poverty every day. We were so poor that we have to beg for things from our neighbors. When I use to go to school my teachers never understood what was going on ...

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ABANDONED? Ex-medical students petition gov’t

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Twenty-two ex-medical students who were returned to Saint Lucia from Venezuela last year have launched a petition to rally the Government of Saint Lucia to grant them new scholarships to further their education. Nine months ago, just two days before the General Elections, the 22 aspiring medical students were returned to Saint Lucia after it was discovered that the Venezuelan ...

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Canadian, Caribbean leaders to be honoured at eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala

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PRESS RELEASE – The University of the West Indies today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, hosted by CBC News Anchor Dwight Drummond. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will receive the Luminary Award. This award ...

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Boys Training Centre (BTC) celebrated 57th anniversary

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PRESS RELEASE – The Boys Training Centre (BTC) celebrated their 57th Anniversary on Monday February 20th, 2017. The Celebrations commenced with a church service at the Gros – Islet Roman Catholic Church followed by a small exhibition at the Centre. BTC Manager: “Today as part of our 57th Anniversary of the Centre we held a church service for the wards, ...

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CIBC First Caribbean assists start-up companies

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PRESS RELEASE – A number of start-up companies and young people with great business ideas will soon get an additional avenue to bring their plans to fruition. Ten Habitat, a non-profit organisation which focuses on developing investor-ready start-up Caribbean entrepreneurs and regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean have partnered in a venture to support local and regional start-ups. Gary Brown, Chief Executive ...

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Trinity Christian Early Childhood Centre to hold first annual National Colours Sport Day

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PRESS RELEASE – On Friday February 24th, Trinity Christian Early Childhood Centre in beautiful Bisee will be holding its first annual National Colours Sport Day beginning at 8:30 AM.   The program will include prayers and devotion for the nation revolving around the theme “I am St Lucia.”  A guest speaker representing St Lucian culture will be speaking to the ...

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Regional Youth debate coming to St. Lucia in March

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PRESS RELEASE – The first ever debating competition between Community Colleges in the Windward Islands will take place here from March 2nd. The Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC) will be hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC). The other three participating Colleges are the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Dominica State College and the T. A. ...

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Pierrot Combined School organises demonstration of love in school, communities

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PRESS RELEASE – The Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) of the Pierrot Combined School has joined with the school’s principal, Mrs. Eugenie Paul-Moonie and the rest of the staff in a demonstration of ‘Love’ throughout the school and its neighbouring communities. At the commencement of the new calendar year, Mrs. Paul-Moonie emphasized on the theme ‘I Love You’ to all her ...

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St. Lucia to host UWI budget meetings

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PRESS RELEASE – The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce that the Government of Saint Lucia will host the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to the Grants Committees of The University of the West Indies (UWI), at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay Village, on February 20-21, 2017. These meetings examine the University’s ...

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Caribbean team using technology to tackle Mathematics at the CSEC level

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PRESS RELEASE – As Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders prepare to discuss, among other matters, the future of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in the region, a group of Caribbean Professionals has rolled out an application to help students learn Mathematics at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level. Founder of AcuExam (www.cxc-exam.com) , Surendra Dhanpaul said though the app is in no ...

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Government of Cuba offers scholarship to St. Lucian students

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  PRESS RELEASE – The Government of the Republic of Cuba is offering scholarships to eligible Saint Lucian nationals to pursue studies at the Bachelor’s and Postgraduate levels, tenable at Universities in the Republic of Cuba for the academic year commencing August 2017.   There are thirteen (13) scholarships available; eleven (11) scholarships for studies at the undergraduate level and ...

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Flow joins in hailing job Fair Expo ’17 a great success

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PRESS RELEASE – Hope and optimism are running high among the job seekers who attended last weekend’s Job Fair Expo ‘17, which has been hailed a major success by organisers, sponsors and participants alike. Hundreds of students and adults seeking employment or even just guidance turned up at the Johnson’s Centre on Saturday, February 4 for the event, which was ...

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Students gear up for Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – The much anticipated JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT START-UP FETE was held on February 7th 2017 at the Union Orchid Gardens with approximately seventy students from seven secondary schools participating in this annual event. The Startup Fete is designed to engage, nurture and inspire students of the JA Company program in an environment where creativity is unleashed, and participants exploring ...

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Soufriere Public Library launches book series for young authors

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PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Public Library, in collaboration with Peace Corps, has launched the Soufriere Young Authors Book Series. These stories are the product of the Soufriere Public Library’s Young Authors project to harness Soufriere’s passion for culture by empowering aspiring authors to express cultural knowledge and enthusiasm in the form of children’s books. Eighteen (18) students from the ...

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Job Fair Expo ‘17 a success

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PRESS RELEASE – Hundreds of curious students and job seekers flocked the Johnson’s Centre on Saturday 4th February for the Job Fair Expo ‘17. Hosted by AdVizze Consulting Inc a business development company based in St Lucia, the event had a multifaceted approach which included providing jobs, internship sign ups, support for CVs and interviews, counselling and opportunities for networking. ...

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Review of Vieux-Fort Comprehensive School’s performance at the National Awards

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PRESS RELEASE – A newspaper caption in February of 2011 read “VFCSS has Done it Again!” This was because the school was celebrating excellence in style when Nicola Surage, Amanie Mathurin, Lianne Philbert, Gabriella Fontenelle, Yun Quan Li, Vercil Mathurin, Tresha Lionel and Marla Edward excelled in eight subject areas. In that year, Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (VFCSS) walked away ...

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St. Lucian is ‘Teacher of the Year’ at United States school

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Kimberly ‘Shervon’ Johny of Soufriere has been awarded Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 at the West Lake High School, Fulton County, Georgia, where she has been teaching biology for 10 years. The former Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School (SCSS) student was surrounded by her husband of 18 years Denzil Peter Johny, children Kahlil and Caitlyn, and other members of her family, when she ...

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Young Leaders to help curb suicide rate in Babonneau

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PRESS RELEASE – The Young Leaders Club of the Babonneau Secondary School exercised their right in true democratic style this morning. Students were elated to be part of the voting process to elect a new executive for the club. Fifty students joined the queue, inked their fingers and voted. By the end of the morning all fifty members of the ...

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Hawaiian Festival a success

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PRESS RELEASE – On the 28th of January the Youth Power Group (YPG) had their first Hawaiian Festival and put together hundreds of youths. The initiative of this event was to make the youths aware that there is joy without drugs. For Pastor Leandro, responsible for the YPG in St Lucia, this event will have its continuity more often: “Our ...

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Asthma Workshop for Teachers launched

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PRESS RELEASE – Teachers of the Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School are now better equipped to identify, counsel and support students with Asthma. The knowledge of the signs and symptoms as well as the effective treatment of Asthma was acquired at a Workshop hosted by the OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (PPS) on Friday 27th January 2017 at the OECS ...

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Taiwan launches scholarship program for St. Lucians

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PRESS RELEASE – The application for the 2017 “Taiwan Scholarship”, ICDF Scholarship and I-SHOU Medical Scholarship programs starts from now and the deadline is 15th March, 2017. The scholarship programs provide opportunities for young talented Saint Lucians to study in Taiwan for Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees. Awardees list will be posted on the Embassy’s website on 30th June, 2017. ...

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Gros Islet youth to represent St. Lucia at UN Youth Forum

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PRESS RELEASE – The Department of Youth and Sports is please to nominate Ms. Raejean Montoute to represent Saint Lucia as the youth delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on ‘the role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The forum will be held at the UN Headquarters in ...

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Job Fair Expo 2017 set for February 4 at Johnson’s Centre

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PRESS RELEASE – As Nobel Laureates’ Week comes to a close and a spirit of achievement and excellence washes over the nation, a team of consultants and volunteers at AdVizze Consulting Inc, a business development firm, makes the final arrangements for its nonprofit Job Fair Expo ’17 slated for 4th February at the Johnson’s Centre from 10am to 4pm. Aimed ...

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St. Lucian writer awarded the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize

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PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Writer, an international journal with a Caribbean focus, has announced its volume 30 prize winners and St. Lucian writer Alicia Valasse has been awarded The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize. This literally prize is given annually for the best short fiction. Last month, Valasse was shortlisted for the prize for a story entitled “Suicide”. “Suicide” is ...

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Youngest published author at book fair speaks

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GIS – The youngest published author at the 2017 Nobel Laureate Festival’s book fair, Kamisha Harris, has been speaking out on her passion for literature. A student of St. Joseph’s convent, Kamisha has received great commendation from many who attended the book fair. The fifth form student explained that although her CXC subject choices lean more towards the sciences, her ...

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SALCC activities for Nobel Laureate Festival 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College has organised the following activities in observance of this year’s Nobel Laureate Festival: 1) A Student Panel Discussion on Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Studios of the Government Information Service during the Nation Beat Programme. The focus of the discussion will be in relation to the main ...

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Gros Islet Secondary Health Fair and Open Day

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PRESS RELEASE – In observance of its 10th anniversary, the Gros-Islet Secondary School will host a series of activities, beginning with a Grand Health Fair and Open Day on Thursday January 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. on the Gros-Islet Secondary school grounds. The health fair promises to be one with a difference, as all aspects of health including human, animal ...

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National Students’ Council calls for student support, concerned with improper social media use

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PRESS RELEASE – The National Students’ Council is an advocacy group aimed at strengthening the voice of students island-wide while ensuring that the right programs are available to look after student welfare and development. It is in regards to this that the NSC is very taken aback by recent developments involving the Minister of Finance and student of the Sir ...

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NYC prepares to elect new executive

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PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (NYC) will be holding a special press conference on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the GIS Studio, Hewanorra House, Castries. This press conference is being held by an Elections Committee established to manage the process of electing a new National Youth Council Executive for the period 2017/18. The Committee ...

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Babonneau resident starts project to help the poor

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A 23-year-old public servant said he has started an initiative to “reach out to the needy and hungry”. On Saturday morning, Randy Joseph, a data entry clerk at the Land Registry, assisted by his friends Devon Pierre and Andy Charles, gave out food, clothing and water to the less fortunate in front the Castries City Council building. The trio are former students ...

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