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Saint Lucian Med Students Graduate in Taiwan

 The first group of St. Lucian students from the College of Medicine at I-Shou University in Taiwan graduated today. President of the Association of St. Lucians in Taiwan Keril Victor said he is proud to celebrate this milestone. Victor, an economics major at National Chengchi University, said these students were the …

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Saint Lucia and Eastern Caribbean to Brace for Heat Wave

St. Lucia and other Caribbean islands, especially those in the south, have been warned to prepare for heat waves as they will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season. That’s according to Dr. Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in his presentation “Caribbean Heat …

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HURRICANE SEASON STARTS ON THURSDAY 01 JUNE

PRESS RELEASE:  HURRICANE SEASON STARTS ON THURSDAY 01 JUNE 2017  The hurricane season for our region which covers the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico starts tomorrow, Thursday 01 June 2017. So far, this year we have had one off-season, short lived tropical storm, Arlene, which …

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Juniour P.R.I.D.E Presents Mr & Miss Youth Empowerment 2017

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia – May 29, 2017 –  Saint Lucia Peers Resource Institute for Drug Education (Juniour P.R.I.D.E) a long standing Drug Prevention Club, presents the Mr & Miss Youth Empowerment 2017. Juniour P.R.I.D.E. has earned the reputation for excellence in drug prevention activities among youth nationally and internationally. …

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Cannabis Report Expected in 1 Year

Home Affairs Minister Senator Hermangild Francis informed the press on May 29th, a state funded study on marijuana reform by the Cannabis Commission is expected to be completed within one year. Sen. Francis disclosed, a reported $84,000.00 has been allocated to fund the Cannabis Commission’s report. The findings from the …

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CIU and ISL Clarifies ‘Misinformation’ on DSH project

Saint Lucia’s chief investment agency Invest Saint Lucia [ISL] and authorities at the Citizenship by Investment Unit [CIU] have refuted assertions on the status of negotiations for the Desert Star Holdings [DSH] project. The DSH deal said to be worth a reported US $2.6 billion dollars relies on revenue from …

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Fuel Retailer says Higher Gov’t Gas Tax Will Impact Cost of Living

Ex-Petroleum Dealers Association president Everistus Jn Marie cites the new fuel tax as a “clever” move to offset the Value Added Taxes [VAT] reduction. In April 2017, the Allen Chastanet Administration imposed an additional 60% tax on petroleum imports, increasing the rate from EC $2.50 per gallon to EC $4.00 …

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St Jude Hospital Ambulance Now in Service

St Jude Hospital Ambulance Now in Service St. Jude Hospital informs the general public that the recently acquired ambulance from Canadian donor, Caribbean North Charities Foundation, is now in operation. The ambulance will be used to transport hospital patients to Castries for medical services not currently available in the south …

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Gas Prices Rise

GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs PRESS RELEASE May 22, 2017 FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail …

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