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Government Further Clarify N.I.C.E Review

While the Allen Chastanet cabinet undertakes a review of the now suspended national initiative to create employment [nice] project, the office of the prime minister claims the former Dr. Kenny Anthony led administration failed to efficiently run nice. Administrative attaché to the Prime Minister Nancy Charles, broke down a controversial, …

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Nice Senior Caregivers Speak

Elderly home help attendants of the national initiative to create employment say they are breathing a sigh of relief following government’s word that they will be retained. This after they recently received termination letters, along with personnel from other components of the programme. They however say the relief is temporary …

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Joseph Undaunted By Leaked St. Jude Audit Report

The taxpayer funded $980,000 interim technical audit on the St. Jude hospital has reportedly leaked. Economic development minister guy joseph who commissioned the audit – conducted by FDL consult, blamed the leaks on the former Dr. Kenny Anthony administration who he alleges appointed ‘political operatives’ in the civil service.

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OECS Court Turns 50

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is celebrating its golden jubilee and its chief justice says 50 years in existence is by any measure a signature milestone. The court held a special sitting in Castries on February 27th.

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National Archives To Host Flag Day

Saint Lucia’s national archivist is on an intense campaign to have Flag Day recognized as a national observance. Miguel Fevrier reports on plans for the first ever Flag Day in Saint Lucia.

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Windward Islands Debating Competition

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College students are gearing up for the first Windward Islands debating competition in March. The students will face three other community colleges from Dominica, Saint Vincent and Grenada. The contest seeks to develop critical thinking skills and nurture responsible citizens.

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Hess Young Leaders Plant Garden

Members of the Leon Hess Young Leaders group are helping the homeless, through agriculture. The group is planting a school garden for those residents at the St. Lucy’s home in Marchand, Castries.

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More Registry Complaints

A local surveyor has taken issue with the perceived inconsistent business hours at the land registry. He is worried that the current operating hours might be detrimental to local businesses and the overall economy. The registry’s office has been racked by a number of occupational health and safety issues.

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OPM Claims Facebook Independence Post Unauthorized

The office of the prime minister says it did not approve an Independence Day post to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s Facebook page. The post has resulted in allegations of plagiarism. The senior communications officer says steps have been taken to limit access to the page to two people and ensure …

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Government Announces Re-Opening Of Forensic Lab

The forensic science lab will be incrementally re-opened. The home affairs and national security minister made the disclosure during a February 24th press briefing. Security protocols at the forensic science lab have been overhauled and assurances have been given of a return to assisting the state in criminal investigations.

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CCC Appoints New CEO

The Castries Constituencies Council has a Chief Executive Officer. She is Anselma Calderon. The new CEO says while the title might seem grand, her role is by no means new. She told hts news4orce that she is simply assuming the duties of a town clerk.

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Japanese Funded Drainage System For Laborie/Augier

The embassy of japan recently provided financing for a main drain in the Laborie/Augier community. This week, the Laborie development foundation, the Laborie/Augier constituency council, and the Japanese embassy officially unveiled the completed project.

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