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OPM Suspends NICE Program

The Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] will not renew the contracts of a number of Saint Lucians enrolled in the National Initiative to Create Employment [NICE] Project come March 31st 2017. Notice was formally issued to NICE supervisory staff on February 21st. OPM remarked the NICE Project in its …

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Caricom Heads Concerned About Crime, Citizen Protection

Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have ended two days of intense deliberations on issues such as regional security, correspondent banking and a review of the Caricom single market and economy. Their 28th intercessional meeting was held from February 16th to 17th, 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana. Heads also …

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2016 4th Quarter Employment Stats

Job numbers for the last quarter in 2016 are in. According to data from the central statistics office, youth unemployment numbers are up. However, the overall jobless rate was down in 2016.

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CDB Presents 2017 Outlook

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren smith says while a few member countries achieved economic growth rates in excess of 3% in 2016, economic growth across the region remains uneven. The CDB held its 2017 conference at its Bridgetown base on Friday February 17th and officials are …

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Industrial Action At Beausejour Agriculture Facility

Staff at the Beausejour Agricultural Complex in Vieux Fort downed their tools in protest of alleged poor working conditions. The unions representing the workers, the National Workers Union (NWU) and the Civil Service Association (CSA), are aware of the occupational safety and health issues, and have reportedly intervened; declaring the …

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Cross-Q Discusses Gaps In Compliance

Last week, the CARICOM regional organization for standards and quality met with its technical management committee. The session sought to address the gaps in implementing the standards development process.

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