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Youth/Education

PRESS RELEASE: Embassy of Saint Lucia in Washington DC congratulates Team Saint Lucia’s performance at first Global Robotics Challenge

The Embassy of Saint Lucia in Washington, DC would like to congratulate Reshul Narhari, Keeghan Patrick and Shergaun Roserie (Team Saint Lucia) on a job well done at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge! The three students, all hailing from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), took their learning in Science, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Applications open for Saint Lucia National Youth Council Youth Ambassadors Network

The Saint Lucia National Youth Council is pleased to open Applications for its Youth Ambassadors Network! The Saint Lucia National Youth Council has realized the importance of developing the leadership prowess of youth, and as such, aims to provide the relevant platforms for young Saint Lucians to realize their leadership potential. The Youth Ambassadors Network will provide youth with the ...

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Did you attend Tapion Primary? The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

Principal of Tapion Primary School Arlette Cenac has highlighted the institution’s academic success as it celebrates 50 years of existence. The private school held an enrollment fair, where it displayed major achievements and subject offerings to the public on July 4. Cenac, who has been principal for the past nine years, described the institution as the most “child-friendly school on ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Register now – Microsoft Excel intermediate to advanced training begins July 25

Do your tasks entail compiling reports? Data entry & storage? Accounting & Budgeting? Forecasting? Or Identifying trends and communicating data through charts and graphs? Now think of that one all-purpose tool that assist you with these tasks! It is difficult to imagine a world where Microsoft Excel does not exist. Since its emergence in 1985, Microsoft Excel has been a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: College Readiness Symposium set for July 27-28, 2017

The Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations is embarking on a new initiative called the College Readiness Symposium. The objective of this initiative is to enable nationals to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning by helping them make the best decisions during their journey for ongoing personal growth and development. The Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian student graduates as top performer in Taiwan

St. Lucian student Jehlani St. Clair, hailing from the community of Massacre, Anse-La-Raye, graduated from National Pintung University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Tropical Agriculture. The ceremony which was held on June 17th, 2017 was attended by His Excellency, Mr. Hubert Emmanuel, Ambassador of St. Lucia to R.OC.-Taiwan. Also in attendance was Mrs. Theresa Blasse St.clair, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Cuban scholarships awarded to Saint Lucian students

According to the Cuba International Scholarship Plan for 2017, the Cuban Embassy in Saint Lucia concluded the process of granting a total of Thirteen (13) Scholarships to Saint Lucia in the Specialties of: Medicine, Clinical Bioanalysis, Imaging and Medical Radiophysics, Radiology, Veterinary Medicine, General Surgery and Gynecology and Obstetrics. The selected Saint Lucian students signed the commitment to the Code ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Summer camp for juveniles at risk and young offenders

The Department of Probation and Parole is once again hosting the “Summer Camp for Juveniles at Risk and Young Offenders”. The opening ceremony took place at the Beanfield Secondary School, Vieux Fort on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The camp participants will be guided by the theme: “Together we can make a difference”. During the camp which concludes ...

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“My aunty and strangers had to feed me” – a YPG story

At the age of thirteen I realised that I could draw very well, and while growing up, the passion of doing it just increased. I used to spend hours drawing characters and people’s pictures, and at school, I didn’t get involved with too many friends but always spent my time drawing. What nobody knew was that I was hiding my ...

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PRESS RELEASE: CDF offers summer programmes for 2017

  The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), mandated to nurture the skills of Saint Lucian creatives and offer support to the development of Saint Lucian artistic expression, knows the enriching value of the arts to the lives of individuals and the resulting impact on the society. Through the implementation of our programmes, we work towards providing training to allow artists to ...

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PRESS RELEASE: $500 bursary assistance for students

The Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations is pleased to announce that the $500 Bursary Assistance will again be given to all students who have written the 2017 Common Entrance Examinations. Parents and guardians of all students who wrote the 2017 Common Entrance Examinations and will be proceeding to a secondary school are asked to note that registration for ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Book bursary programme 2017/2018

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform the public of the commencement of the Annual Book Bursary Programme for 2017 catering to Infant and Primary School students. The book distribution will run from July 10 to August 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. This year, the distribution and collection of books will be ...

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PRESS RELEASE: HRWise launches its youth development program

HRWise is proud to launch the second staging of its youth development and mentorship programme E.D.G.E. (Empower.Discover.Grow.Excel). This program is designed to equip young persons, ages 16-21, with the information and skills required to effectively transition from the school environment into the workplace. The program includes a 3-week summer workshop, followed by 3-month internship opportunities for participants who are ready ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Belle Vue Combined School places second in public schools at Common Entrance Examination

The Belle Vue Development Committee would like to take this opportunity to extend congratulations to the Grade Six students of the Belle Vue Combined School for placing second from among the public schools on the island at this year’s Common Entrance Examination. This remarkable and inspiring achievement was realized due to the school attaining a mean score of 74.89 at ...

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PRESS RELEASE: CDF offers summer programmes for 2017

The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), mandated to nurture the skills of Saint Lucian creatives and offer support to the development of Saint Lucian artistic expression, knows the enriching value of the arts to the lives of individuals and the resulting impact on the society. Through the implementation of our programmes, we work towards providing training to allow artists to reach ...

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Vieux-Fort Public Library in deplorable state

The Vieux-Fort Public library is in a terrible state, and it is of grave concern to its users who are making a clarion call to the relevant authority to address the problem. Its leaky ceiling, which results in the library being transformed into a shallow swimming pool whenever it rains, and the broken tiles on its flooring which makes walking ...

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Top Common Entrance student gets bicycle

Rhea Barrett, the island’s top Common Entrance student this year, has been awarded a BMX bicycle for her outstanding performance. The bicycle, valued at $1,200, was handed over to Rhea today, compliments Universal Cycle Centre. Rhea, a student of the Camille Henry Memorial School, scored 98.33 percent in this year’s exams. She jokingly told the media that she will learn ...

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Camille Henry student tops Common Entrance (SEE FULL RESULTS)

Camille Henry Memorial School’s Rhea Barrett is St. Lucia’s top achiever in the Common Entrance examinations this year. The 11-year-old scored 98.33 percent. CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS IN PDF OR SCROLL TO THE END OF THIS ARTICLE Second place went to Vianna Flavius of Desruisseaux Combined School, who scored 97 percent and Andrew Bak of Tapion School who scored ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) will be hosting a “Train-The-Trainer: Financial Skills for Business Planning Workshop.” The goal of this workshop is to bridge the divide between the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector and the local banking sector, through the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Team Saint Lucia prepares for Robot Olympics (see photos)

Team Saint Lucia (Team 758), Saint Lucia’s representative in the inaugural Robot Olympics to be held July 16-18, 2017 in Washington D.C. are making excellent progress with the construction, programming and functioning of their robot. Our representatives comprises of three A-Level students in the persons of Shergaun Roserie, Reshul Narhari, Keeghan Patrick and the adult technical mentor Mr. Loewenvell Polius, ...

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15 St. Lucian students awarded Taiwan scholarships

The 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Awarding Ceremony will be held jointly by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia on 14th July Friday, 2:30 p.m. at the Orchid Center, Union. This year, a total of 184 Saint Lucian students applied for Taiwanese scholarships offered by Ministry of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Japanese volunteer to teach music at Gros Islet school

The new school year starts in September and the District One Education Office of Saint Lucia is already coming up with ways to fortify its Music Education curriculum. As a way of enriching their instruction, the District Office has obtained the assistance of a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer(JOCV) in Music. The volunteer, Ms. Mayuko Mizuno, will travel to each school ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ajani Lebourne home coming

Tomorrow Saturday 1st, July, 2017, Queen’s Young Leader Award recipient, Ajani Lebourne returns home after a tour of glory in the United Kingdom. Ajani received this prestigious award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth yesterday during a glowing ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Ajani returns home tomorrow on BA Flight 2159 at Hewanorra International Airport. Estimated time of arrival is 1:45pm. The ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Two are off to represent Saint Lucia

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Countering Violent Extremism Unit has selected two individuals in that Ms. Zanda Desir and Ms. Genitta Pascal to attend a regional young leader’s workshop in Nassau, Bahamas from the 16th -21st July 2017, representing Saint Lucia. These two young women serve as peace ambassadors to the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Sandals Resorts and the local school community – a winning combination

Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart remains consistent in his commitment to the sustained economic development of the Caribbean and the educational advancement of its people. Mr. Stewart says “we compete with a number of destinations – Paris; The Far East; Alaska and Mexico among others. But the guests keep coming back to our world class service that is ...

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RBC awards young leaders

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Young Leaders Programme has awarded local students who participated in its annual community development project initiative, as it looks to foster community development on the island. The programmewas done in partnership with the WE organisation from Canada under the theme “I am WE. Voluntering for Impact.” It involved students from various schools and featured ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucian Ajani Lebourne receives Queen’s Young Leaders award tomorrow at Buckingham Palace

Tomorrow Thursday 29th, 2017 St Lucian youth leader and advocate, Ajani Lebourne shapes history when he becomes the second national to receive the prestigious Young Leaders Award since its inception in 2014. Twenty year old Ajani Lebourne will receive the award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his works to empower students and to ensure that their interests ...

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PRESS RELEASE: EduVal – ‘the Educational Carnival experience’

EduVal is ‘the Educational Carnival experience’ programme of the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development. The program, which is now in its fifth year, aims to provide an avenue for students to learn about and participate in the biggest Cultural Form of the Caribbean region, Carnival. This year, the Ministry is proud to partner with Soca artiste ...

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PHOTO: Hard work and determination pays off for Krishna Herman

Krishna Herman from Desruisseaux, Micoud graduated from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada on June 15, 2017 with a medical certificate in nursing. Her success has proven​ that there is hope for a lot of young women like her who face and have faced many struggles. Her success also proves that life can be a long journey of struggles, but ...

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PRESS RELEASE: First Saint Lucian to be recognised as a “30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders

Anika Joseph is a native of the Island of Saint Lucia who migrated to the United States in 2005 and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. This 25-year-old holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s of Public Administration in Health Care from Long Island University. In 2015, Anika envisioned creating a movement that would ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Upcoming UWIAA St Lucia Chapter elections

Eleven alumni of The University of the West Indies are currently contesting positions on the Executive of The UWIAA Saint Lucia Chapter, in a bid to form its new administrative arm. Contesting the position of President are Ms Lydia Dariah and Ms Eleanor Joseph; Vice President: Ms Marcia Dolor Lashley and Mrs Jocelyne Fletcher; Secretary: Ms Sylvia Jeffrey and Ms ...

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“I wished to see my mother dead” – A YPG story

Everybody in life desires to have peace, everyone desires to wake up in the morning and have their family together and their home filled with joy. My house was not like this, not because we didn’t want but because I didn’t allow. I was the worst person to have in your house if you can understand what I mean. My ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia business community to dialogue on transforming education to meet the needs of the new economy

The Education sector and its relevance to the modern economy has been a growing concern of the members of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce. On August 9th 2017, Hon. Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development will address the Chamber membership on the subject “Transforming Education to meet the needs of the new ...

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PRESS RELEASE: USAID Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) supports partners in mental health screening and case planning

Approximately 25 juvenile justice practitioners, including magistrates, social workers, probation officers, and nurses will be trained in the application and use of risk assessment and mental health screening tools in an effort to improve the treatment and management of at-risk youth within the juvenile justice system. A four-day “Risk Assessment and Mental Health Screening Workshop” , hosted by the Ministry ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Project Education annual Breakfast for Education scheduled; honorees announced

Project Education, the New York-based organization dedicated to ensuring that disadvantaged Saint Lucian children meet the school year fully equipped with the necessary supplies, recently announced its sixth annual Breakfast for Education. The focus of this event is facilitating the delivery of these donated supplies to their intended recipients. Since its inception in 2010 in New York City, Project Education ...

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PHOTO: St. Lucian nurses graduate from Canadian institution

Three nurses from Saint Lucia graduated on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. From left to right Krishna Herman from Micoud, Gemma St. Hill from Grand Riviere, Dennery, and Lisa Lilburn from Dugard Choiseul! We are so excited to make our country proud. Also a happy birthday ...

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PRESS RELEASE: STAR Publishing 30th Anniversary Essay Competition winners

STAR Publishing Company Ltd. would like to express much appreciation to the students who participated in our 30th Anniversary Essay Competition. We’re also extending our gratitude to our supportive sponsors; Courts St. Lucia, First Caribbean Bank (CIBC) and Nature’s Best, who share the same motive of encouraging our youth to be productive. This competition was meant to highlight and initiate ...

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More assistance for tumor patient Layne Jean

A St. Lucian national based in New York, U.S.A today (June 16) presented a cheque for EC$21,978 to the family of 22-year-old Assou Canal, Grand Riviere resident Layne Jean, who suffers from a tumor and requires potentially lifesaving surgery. Carmen Barker handed over the cheque to Layne’s mother, Andrea Jean, who has nine children including Layne. Barker said the donation was made ...

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I was addicted to pornography – A YPG story

Anger was dominating me and destroying me little by little and because of that my parents and I were having arguments every single day. I didn’t respected or obeyed them. I remembered one day having an argument in the house and I said to my mom “You think that I am a saint? It is not because you see me ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Raise Your Voice St Lucia to host a one day review consultation

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc will host a one day review consultation on Monday June 19th, 2017 at the conference room of the Finance Administration Center from 9:00 am. This consultation is a continuation of the project funding by the British High Commission which started in January 2017, geared towards “Improving Service Delivery & Improving Institutional Response of Social ...

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PRESS RELEASE: USAID signs MOU with St. Lucia government

The U.S. Government is increasing cooperation with the government of St. Lucia to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project. On June 16, USAID Supervisory General Development Officer Ted Lawrence and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and ...

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GIS NEWS: Over 2,200 sat Common Entrance Examination

A total number of 2,285 Grade Six primary school students sat the Common Entrance Examination yesterday, June 13. Registrar of Examinations, Carmelita Matthew, said in preparation for the exam the Division of Education conducted quality assurance checks at test centers to ensure the administration of the exam goes smoothly, while the Educational Evaluation and Assessment Unit held meetings with the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: The Queen to honour Ajani Lebourne from St Lucia

Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young person from Saint Lucia at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June. The Award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities and beyond. This year’s Award winner, twenty-year-old Ajani Lebourne from ...

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Vide Boutielle Secondary march against sexual abuse and violence

The Vide Boutielle Secondary School held a “Stump Out Sexual Violence” march through the streets of Castries on June 9, 2017. The demonstration was convened to condemn sexual abuse and violence against the youth and to raise awareness of these social ills which affect both students and the public at large. The rally is also hoped to create change, according ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian among the top performers in St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2017 CPEA Examinations

St. Lucian based in St. Vincent, Ashlyn Khandi Francis, earned an average of 97.2% and 4th place in the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) Examination held on Friday May 19th,2017 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to results revealed by SVG’s Ministry of Education, the 11 year old performed remarkably as the island’s top performer, earned 98% and the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Reading Month a success after partnership between Saint Lucian Books and Alliance Française

A partnership between Saint Lucia Books, a new entity established book shop and Alliance Française has given impetus to ongoing efforts to promote reading in Saint Lucia, especially among children. Throughout the month of May, which is observed as reading month in Saint Lucia, a robust program put on through a joint effort by the two entities has added substantial ...

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘First Light’ Breakfast Feeding Program

The Sales and Marketing team from Renwick and Company Limited visited the Balata Combined School on Thursday, June 8, 2017, treating the students to a special breakfast delight. This activity marked the second official undertaking of the project; ‘First Light Feeding Program’, with its launch being held on Tuesday, June 6, at the Dennery Primary School. The program’s launch in ...

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Sandals partners with Marchand Combined School for World Oceans Day 2017

In an effort to raise awareness about the value of oceans and their role in providing food and oxygen for the human race, Sandals has partnered with the Marchand Combined School in observance of World Oceans Day, yesterday (June 8, 2017), under the theme “Our Oceans, Our Future.” In that regard, representatives of the hotel chain unveiled a freshly painted ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLASA introduces new executive member

Post election of a new SLASA Executive the Post of Aquatic Development remained vacant. As per the consistution, the Elected Members would be charged with the responsibility of appointing a suitable candidate to fill the post. Yasmin Tyson the best suitable candidate was invited and accepted the position. She brings to the table qualifications in FINA Swimming for All Swimming ...

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PRESS RELEASE: CYFF to host its fifth annual Youth Film Festival

The Caribbean Youth Film festival (CYFF) is currently due to host its fifth annual festival from July 24th – August 12th 2017. CYFF is a vibrant film festival with the mandate of “Empowering Youth Through Film.” With strong participation from young filmmakers across the island we have been able to assemble these filmmakers for a number of initiatives such as ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Training for Government, Non-Government & Civil Society Organizations in Information Management

Saint Lucia is developing a more reliable environmental reporting system for better coordination of existing knowledge, and generating new information on the state of the environment. This Reporting System for Data Collection and Management, will provide a framework for monitoring the implementation and reporting on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, (MEAs). Although Saint Lucia is Party to several Multilateral Environmental Agreements, this ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Physical Activity Seminar hailed a success

The Seminar on “Visualizing Physical Activity through 3D printing to get children moving more and sitting less.” facilitated by Sam Crossley of Swansea University South Wales, UK on Tuesday 6 th June 2017 has been deemed a major success according to all attendees including Curriculum Officer for Physical Education and Sports at CAMDU, Dr. Veneta Lesporis and School Sports Coordinator, ...

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