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SHE ‘Dress a Girl’ Glam Party

SHE Caribbean, partnering with the ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ campaign and other sponsors, last Saturday hosted a special day of celebration for 25 young ladies from the New Beginning Transit Home. Dubbed the SHE ‘Dress a Girl’ Glam … Continue reading

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St Lucian Sculptor Making Waves Internationally

St Lucian sculptor Jallim Eudovic has been a popular face in art galleries around the world in recent times. Jallim returned to the island recently from London, where he participated in an ongoing exhibition that is being hosted by the … Continue reading

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60 and Fabulous!

On Thursday Helpage, through the Ministry of Social Transformation, hosted the launch of the Saint Lucia Council of and for Older Persons’ month of activities. Among the plethora of activities in the month of October there will be a one-of-a-kind … Continue reading

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Why Can’t a Man be More like a Woman?

It was Surgeo Bell who observed: “Never cheat on someone who is good to you, because karma is a bitch!” Nevertheless, we live in a culture where being cheated on by her men may well be a woman’s greatest worry. … Continue reading

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Suicide: A Nation’s Worst Nightmare!

With the escalating number of reported suicides, the unavoidable question is: Why? What is it that drives people, the young especially, to want to end it all? On September 10 Saint Lucia we will join the international community in commemorating … Continue reading

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First Guatemalan baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly

A Guatemalan baby has been born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, officials say. The child is believed to be the first born with a Zika-linked defect in the Central American country. The infection is suspected of causing babies to … Continue reading

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Digicel Launches Back to School and Empowers Youth Through Summer Programmes

As thousands of St. Lucian students get set for the new school year 2016-2017, Digicel has launched yet another exciting commercial offer to get kids ready for Back to School and assist parents with school expenses. Dubbed ‘Bring the Beat … Continue reading

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Abolition and Emancipation

Although the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 appeared on paper to end the trafficking in Africans, it did not end enslavement in the Caribbean. Despite efforts made by the British Navy to suppress the trade in Africans, slavers … Continue reading

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CIBC FirstCaribbean New Business Debit Card

CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the launch of its new payment solution for business owners, the CIBC FirstCaribbean bizlineTM Visa Business Debit Card. Saint Lucia is one of the first markets in the Caribbean to provide the new product, made available … Continue reading

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Are public schools really for free?

Throughout the school year parents complain about the constant barrage of letters they receive from schools soliciting donations or miscellaneous fees for random non-academic events such as the famous dress-down days. Why parents are expected to bear the expense of … Continue reading

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US Report: Human trafficking measures Inadequate

The Saint Lucia government’s efforts to identify and protect human trafficking victims remain inadequate. That’s the conclusion of the US 2016 Trafficking in Persons report. According to the report, the government here does not fully meet the minimum standards for … Continue reading

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Openly gay and proud of it!

“United and very strong indeed are the faces of human rights and sexual equality here in Saint Lucia in the wake of the devastating Orlando incident.” So says Jessica St. Rose of the LGBTI advocacy group United and Strong. St. … Continue reading

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Will there be Fair Opportunity for all Students under New Administration?

June 15th, 2016 marked yet another Common Entrance Day examination on the calendar. It represents another opportunity for grade sixers island-wide to advance to secondary school level, thereby continuing pursuit of a solid education. This should eventually qualify them to … Continue reading

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Babonneau Youth Synergy partners with WASCO, GEF to repair riverbanks

The Babonneau Youth Synergy (BYS), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Saint Lucia Department of Forestry (DoF) and the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) have come together in a Community Water Stewardship Partnership to provide half a million square feet of … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR ST. LUCIA

The silly season is climaxing. This is the last weekend of frenzied campaigning: of loud music; of chicken and rum; of backbiting; of movay lang . . . of all that goes with being unbelievably silly. On Monday the 6th, … Continue reading

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Guy Joseph cites constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion

Following is a letter from Mr. Guy Joseph, MP for Castries South-East, addressed yesterday to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission: “Dear Ms. Combie Martyr: The Constitution of St. Lucia in its very first chapter, ‘Protection of Fundamental Rights and … Continue reading

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L’Asosyasyon Sent-Lisi Ayiti celebrates Haitian Flag Day

For the first time in Saint Lucia, the Haitian community proudly celebrated its Haitian Flag Day, an event similar to Saint Lucian Independence Day Celebrations. The successful event was hosted at the Bay Gardens Hotel on Wednesday May 18th, 2016 … Continue reading

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An action plan for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD) came in for sharp focus at a two-day consultation organised by the PAN American Health Organisation. The aptly named, “National Stakeholders Consultation on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Policy and Multi-Sectoral Action Plan” brought together a cross section … Continue reading

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Taking Make-Up Artistry to Another Level

A first of its kind, hands-on make-up class hosted by Latoya Lewis of Glamour Art by Toya will unfold here next weekend. The activity will be held at Bay Gardens Beach Resort April 30th from 2 – 5pm. Glamour Art … Continue reading

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS TWO ADDITIONAL CASES OF ZIKA VIRAL DISEASE

On Wednesday April 13, 2016 the Office of the Chief Medical Officer was informed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of the confirmation of two additional cases of Zika virus disease in Saint Lucia. The patients are both female … Continue reading

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