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SALCC Gala Dinner launch

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College with the help of various organizations plans to host a black tie gala dinner in aid of the school’s campus. The event will be held the under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency the Governor General. The proceeds of fundraiser will go towards the …

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Calypsonians to establish Trade Union

Musicians from Saint Lucia are taking matters into their own hands by forming a union to represent and aid artistes in the music sector. A group of calypsonians says the time has come to form a body that will support artistes in the volatile industry.

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Venezuelans launch petition

Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro has embarked on a mission to gather 10 million signatures before the 7th summit of the Americas, scheduled for April 10-11 in Panama City. The signatures are part of petition to US President Barack Obama to revoke his March 9 executive order declaring Venezuela a ‘security …

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Perkins International provides assistive training

The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association and Perkins International hosted a special workshop at the Lady Gordon Opportunity Center on assistive devices. The symposium taught staff at schools for children with learning disabilities to build assistive tools to help these students in the classroom.

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Ciceron Young Leaders unveil Math Learning Aid

The Young Leaders Group of the Ciceron Secondary School has developed an ingenuous program to assist students in the subject of mathematics. The program in the form of a gaming CD seeks to teach students about the timetables from 0-12.

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Tapion World Pediatric Project Clinic

The Tapion Free Clinic, which is held ahead of the World Pediatric Project, got underway at the Tapion Hospital on Tuesday March 24th. The clinic was hosted by the Tapion Foundation and ensures that children with heart problems underwent triage and were placed on a priority list for free cardiac …

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Baptiste on Aviation Challenges

Civil Aviation Minister Alva Baptiste has indicated that it might be in the best interest of St. Lucia for government to offer subventions to the hapless regional air carrier LIAT.

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Baptiste says St.Lucia will not take sides

Saint Lucia is playing a balancing role in international relations in this hemisphere. That’s according to St. Lucia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Alva Baptiste. His comments come amid heightened tension between the US and Venezuela and ahead of the 2015 summit of the Americas, scheduled for Panama next month.

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Gas Price debate resurfaces

On Monday March 23rd, the Government of Saint Lucia unveiled the latest prices in petroleum products calculated via the pass through mechanism. Gasoline rose to $12.35 per gallon. Opposition UWP MP Guy Joseph has accused the government of being opaque on the calculation of petroleum products. However, the deputy prime …

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TUF Training Program

A delegation from the International Labor Organization is in St. Lucia to convene a training workshop with St. Lucia’s Trade Union Federation and affiliates. It comes against the backdrop of frayed ties in industrial relations in St. Lucia.

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Painfully Silent, the story of Domestic Abuse!

St. Lucian born writer Leanne Anderson has published a book about domestic violence in an attempt to bring the problem to the forefront and change the cultural mindset. The novel explores the aspects of a new relationship and delves into the dark side of love gone wrong. Although a fictitious …

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Fire-fighters Close-Quarters training exercise

Men and women of the Saint Lucia Fire Service are undergoing a gruelling three-day training course. The exercise afforded service members the opportunity to hone their skills in offensive Fire-fighting. Officer in charge of the northern division and training, Ditney Downes says that given the ever-changing infrastructural landscape of Saint …

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Several injured in bus crash

It was supposed to be a routine early morning commute for passengers on board a Vieux-Fort minibus on Monday. However three people were left nursing ‘serious’ injuries at the Victoria Hospital after the bus flipped over on the main Morne road. Although the driver cited brake failure as a contributing …

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