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Blind Welfare Association On The Brink

After serving the blind and visually impaired for almost half a century, the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association is facing the grim reality of closure. Executive director Anthony Avril says years of financial difficulty and dwindling support have reached a peak. He says in the absence of a new wave …

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Lambirds 4 Back In Court

The Lambirds 4 human trafficking case has been adjourned once again. But their Defense lawyer is citing gross human rights violations against his clients. Miguel Fevrier sat in at the first district court in Anse La Raye and filed this report.

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Mango Cooking Competition

The forestry department has brought the curtains down on a cooking competition with a difference. The challenge took the form of a one-week cooking camp. The main ingredient in the week’s dishes was mango. Organizers say the goal was to encourage food and nutrition students to use more locally grown …

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NWU Holds Industrial Forum

The National Workers Union (NWU) is continuing its education drive for members. On Thursday July 20th, the union held a one-day industrial forum for 38 members, representing 36 of its branches. Union representatives say the goal is to educate members on various aspects of trade unionism.

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Massy Responds to Viral ‘Fake Cheese’ Video

Response to WhatsApp Video We’ve seen a video, now in circulation via WhatsApp, showing a customer making claims that cheese purchased from one of our stores is not fit for consumption.  We don’t take these types of claims lightly and while we do not manufacture the products we sell, we …

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New UWI Chancellor takes office

On July 17, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marked a change in its leadership, as it welcomed a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumed duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed …

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C&W leading the way in pre-5G testing in the Caribbean

At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering …

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Saint Lucia Congratulates New Bermuda Premier and Government

Press Release:-The Government of Saint Lucia extends congratulations to the new Premier of Bermuda, Honourable David Burt, who was officially sworn in yesterday, July 19th 2017. At 38 years old, Mr. Burt is Bermuda’s youngest Premier, and took the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) to victory in Tuesday’s poll with a …

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MUSIC BUSINESS COURSE TO EQUIP PRODUCERS FOR THE EXPORT MARKET

SLCSI & TEPA Launch Business of Music Online Course Castries, Saint Lucia July 19, 2017 – the Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) in collaboration with the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) will on July 27, 2017 launch its inaugural Business of Music online course under the theme “Enhancing …

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Counterfeit EC Currency Notes in Circulation, ECCB urges Vigilance

ECCB Advisory on Counterfeit EC Currency Notes The public is advised to be on the alert for counterfeit EC Currency notes, particularly during this time of heightened regional festivities. Vigilance should be exercised when conducting cash transactions to ensure the authenticity of notes. Counterfeit notes do not have any value …

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Demands of reparations to the Caribbean

Colonialism Reparation supports the demands of reparations to the Caribbean and calls on the United Nations for the complete withdrawal of MINUSTAH and the compensation of victims of the cholera epidemic. On June 1, 2017 the Court of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe has concluded the trial for the demand of reparations …

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Saint Lucian Students White Coat Ceremony 2017

On Tuesday July 18th, five St. Lucian Medical students attending I-Shou University College of Medicine participated in the White Coat Ceremony marking the completion of the in-class studies of the medical program. Ms. Vashti Emmanuel, Ms. Sharna Henry, Ms. Melanie Griffith, Mr. Malan Edward and Mr. Peter-Jay Cherry will commence …

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