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St. Lucian Gaming Team Returns Home with Gold

PRESS RELEASE: 25th September, 2017 Competitive video gaming, or e-Sports as it is officially known around the world, is a lesser known type competition in St. Lucia compared to traditional sports. In the rest of the world, however, the e-Sports...

Thief plans to sue good Samaritan who beat him during robbery

(GRIO) - A man who has been accused of armed robbery is planning on suing the good Samaritan who stopped him. The alleged robber’s mother, Pamela Chimienti, says her son wants to file a lawsuit against 58-year-old Cregg Jerri for excessive force. Police...

WhatsApp unveils plan to make money from businesses

(AFP) - WhatsApp said Tuesday that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers. A business version of Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp will be free to use at the outset, with plans to...

What happens in the brain to make us ‘catch’ yawns

(BBC) - You may well be yawning just reading this - it's contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response. A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the...

Public Consultations on Saint Lucia’s Geothermal Resource Development Project

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia, 28th August – The Government of Saint Lucia, after recommencing the exploration of the island’s geothermal resource, remains in pursuit of the successful development of this resource. This agenda is expected to enable the island...

Pictures of 2017 solar eclipse seen in Saint Lucia

In case you didn't see it, here are some pictures of the 2017 solar eclipse as seen from Castries, Saint Lucia. Although not in the direct path of the eclipse, a partial eclipse could be enjoyed with the correct...

2017 solar eclipse to be seen in Saint Lucia

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where...

Improving crop consistency

GIS:-Agriculture Ministry says Working with Greenhouses can Result in Steady Harvests, Year Round. The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to adopt farming practices that can result in steady economic gains. Kemuel Jn Baptiste, Chief Extension Officer in the Extension and...

Procedure to suspend Venezuela from Mercosur is illegal

AVN:-With artificial and false foundations, foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, founding members of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), try to illegally suspend Venezuela for the second time in 2017 from the regional bloc. These chancellors...

Atheists thought immoral, even by fellow atheists: study

(AFP) - An unusual social study has revealed that atheists are more easily suspected of vile deeds than Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists -- strikingly, even by fellow atheists, researchers said Monday. This suggests that in an increasingly secular world,...

Celebration of the 18th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco Castries

PRESS RELEASE:-(July 31st , 2017) : On the occasion of the 18th Anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco (Throne Day) the Ambassador of His Majesty the King in Saint Lucia (resident), His Excellency...

OECS mango biodiversity project

GIS:-In 2007, A Survey Revealed that there are Over 60,000 Mango-Bearing Trees in Saint Lucia. A mango biodiversity project is underway in several OECS states. The project is a highly participatory exercise which involves the planting of mango trees in areas...

Adventure of the Seas Returns to Port Castries

PRESS RELEASE:-SAINT LUCIA (July 28, 2017) – Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, is resuming its calls to Port Castries. Thanks to a successful dredging exercise undertaken by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), the...

New Book on Black Movers and Shakers

PRESS RELEASE:-NEW YORK CITY – Elliston Rahming had a mission: To find and highlight 100 black people from across the globe whose accomplishment was so significant and compelling that it helped advance, change, influence and impact the world for...

EU seeking proposals for Human Rights and Democracy interventions

PRESS RELEASE:-The European Union is seeking proposals for projects designed to support small-scale and innovative actions in the field of Human Rights and Democracy. The aim of the intervention is to promote and support democracy and human rights within...

EU seeking to enhance contribution of Civil Society to governance

PRESS RELEASE:-The European Union is seeking proposals for projects aimed at enhancing the contribution of Civil Society to governance and development in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean states (OECS). The overall objective is to support Civil Society Organisations' (CSO) contribution...

Gender neutrality encouraged in early childhood education

GIS:-Gender Equality was the Focus of A Recently-Held Early Childhood Development Workshop. The Department of Education, Innovation, and Gender Relations is taking an aggressive approach to providing a strong foundation for gender equality in early childhood education. Early childhood educators around...

Climate Change Photo Documentary

PRESS RELEASE:-" Climate change remains one of the most serious challenges confronting the Caribbean Region. The approximately forty million people who live across two dozen islands are in a state of increased vulnerability due to changing weather patterns exasperated...

What makes a dog man’s best friend? It’s in the genes

Dogs that are extra friendly share certain genetic similarities with people who are born with a developmental disorder sometimes called the "opposite of autism," which makes them hyper social, researchers said Wednesday. The report in the journal Science Advances pinpointed...

Education ministry to advise on colleges, careers

GIS:-A Symposium Aims to Clarify the Misconceptions Held by those Aiming to Study Abroad. The Department of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development will convene a college readiness symposium later this month. In an effort to simplify the transition made...

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