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Trinidad Express:-  THE court has ruled in favour of a hijab-wearing police officer, declaring that her right to freedom of conscience and religious belief and observance has been infringed by the denial of the request to wear a hijab and/or the prohibition against wearing a hijab together with her uniform whilst on duty as an officer. […]

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ABC News:–  Five people were killed when a wildfire engulfed their vehicles in Northern California, authorities said. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the victims were found in scorched vehicles Thursday in the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire has ravaged entire neighborhoods. The blaze ignited Thursday morning in Pulga, a community in Butte County […]

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Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia has embarked on a new visioning process for the city of Castries. The first phase of the process will run for four months, to end in December 2018. The aim of the process is to make Castries more compact, socially inclusive, better connected and more resilient to climate change, through […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees was dismissed this afternoon in a judgment delivered at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In July 2018, Mr. Jones filed an application for special leave against the Council of ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Minister for Youth Development and Sports, Honourable Edmund Estephane is currently attending the Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Taskforce Meeting in Malta. The event runs from 4th to 9th November 2018 and he is accompanied by the Director of Youth Ms. Mary Wilfred. Minister Estephane was appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Youth ...

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(SNO) — It has been recommended that the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) refrain from engaging in unplanned capital projects without first considering its financial state. This is one of several recommendations emanating from a report on the assessment of the operations of the CCC conducted four months ago. That assessment, conducted by consultant Claudia Francis, resulted ...

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Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia has delivered on its promise to support the local housing sector and the development of local businesses by guaranteeing the injection of EC$20 million into the Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB). As the Resolution was brought before the House on Oct. 30, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic […]

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(AFP) — Cigarette smoking is losing popularity in the United States, where health officials Thursday announced just 14 per cent of the population now smokes, the lowest level ever recorded in the country. Some 34 million US adults smoke cigarettes, according to a 2017 survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ...

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