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1st National Bank To Help Develop Small Businesses

1st national bank is the leading financial institution behind St. Lucia’s latest initiative to develop entrepreneurship and small businesses in St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean. 1st national bank partnered with the savings banks foundation for international cooperation (SBFIC) out of Germany, the St. Lucian government and chamber of commerce …

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Dr. Rigobert On Revise Domestic Violence Laws

Gender relations Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert has promised to take a closer look at laws governing domestic abuse and pornographic material. She says the current legislation is outdated and the laws enacted since the 1990’s need revision.

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Big Wood Man Theatre Production Launched

Prominent cultural activist, Kennedy “boots” Samuel has launched a new theatre production entitled “the big wood man”. The play is a performance piece that expounds on the satire of the traditional ole mas component of carnival celebrations.

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Saint Lucia Observes World Accreditation Day

In observance of World Accreditation Day in June, the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) held a seminar for medical laboratory personnel. The workshop provided accreditation requirements for quality in laboratories.

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Dr. Fletcher Urges Rethink on Fish Marketing Board

Former chairman of the Saint Lucia fish marketing corporation dr. James fletcher believes the marketing board should be re-structured instead of being closed down. In May, the prime minister hinted at the possible closure of the marketing board and the fish marketing corporation.

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Local Film Available for Digital Download

“St. Lucian filmmakers have to remain current with modes of product delivery if they are to stay competitive in the global market.” – So says Kendal John, the producer/director of the St. Lucian Heritage documentary “Who Are You?” and the president of the Audio Visual & Film Association (AVFA). Kendal …

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Former RSL Gm Speaks Out On Talk Of Closure

Former general manager of Radio Saint Lucia Winston Springer senior is mystified by the UWP administration’s decision to shut down the nation’s station. The ex-vice president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union describes the move as a huge mistake. He believes that the decision is indicative of a misguided corporate style …

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Litigation Hampering Affordable Housing Plans

Housing and economic development minister guy joseph says the UWP government has to rectify a few issues before it can deliver on its pledge of affordable housing. Chief among them is a pending lawsuit of over 7 million dollars at River Doree, as well as hitches on the choc and …

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