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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is investing US$20 million in education and youth development in Saint Lucia. On October 3, the bank launched the Saint Lucia education quality improvement project (EQuIP) and the youth empowerment project (YEP). EQuIP aims to strengthen the island’s education system, through the expansion and rehabilitation of four […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CRFM) — Fisheries ministers from member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new protocol on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture when they meet on Thursday in Bridgetown, Barbados. The ministers have been invited to attend the eight special meeting […]

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The Sea Jays Swim Club hosted the Tropical Rhythms OECS Swim Trial over the weekend. The final qualifier for team selection to participate in the upcoming OECS Swim meet in Antigua next month saw some of the best swimmers in various clubs and age groups breaking records. In the end the Sharks Swim Club finished …
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By Melanius Alphonse The pace of illegality, corruption and pending proposed demolition of the national printery, the courthouse and the parliament building in the city centre, among other major crimes and misdemeanours, makes possible the combination of legal inquiry, judicial review and indictments of the Allen Chastanet administration at the dawn of a new government […]

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By Tiberiu Dianu On Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 4:01 pm, the calendar marked another glorious day for President Trump. The US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with a 50-48 vote. Kavanaugh is the second conservative justice nominated by the president after only two years in office, after Neil Gorsuch, who took […]

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Dear Sir: Favourable Market Conditions (Demand) Market conditions are very favourable for firms involved in the refining industry. According to an article entitled ‘The Future of Refining’, “Refining industry experts have predicted sustainable growth in the refining industry worldwide… World demand for refined products are expected to increase from current levels of 75M barrels per […]

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Dear Sir: Jean H. Charles article on the nations of Guinea and Haiti in your October 7th issue is of interest, but in fact the name “Guinea” referred to the whole West African coast during the time of the Atlantic slave trade, not to the nation known as Guinea today. Thus we have terms such […]

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[Press Release] St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) is pleased to advise that from about 2 p.m. today, it has been meeting 100% of the electricity demand following a system shutdown this morning.  The power outage which occurred at 9:04 a.m. was caused by a major internal fault at the Cul De Sac power station.  …
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The Caribbean and Pacific regions are partnering to push back against the latest round of threats to the coconut industry. In August, a Harvard University Epidemiology professor said her research shows that coconut oil is ‘pure poison.’ It was a blow to a sector that has taken previous beatings and was enjoying a respite. Caribbean …
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In the aftermath of a weekend incident at Dennery involving police officers and residents who were accused of obstructing  law enforcement officers, the President of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), Travis Chicot, has asserted that it is time to beef up community policing. “I think it is a very important time for us to restrategise, […]

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