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Lightning Aquatics Swim Club Donates To The Less Fortunate

The Welfare Unit of the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment has expressed profound gratitude to members of the Lightning Aquatics Swim Club, for their continuous acts of generosity and...

RSLPF Community Relations Branch Hosts Annual Youth Camp

On Monday, August 15, 2022, the Community Relations Branch (CRB) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force hosted the opening ceremony of its Youth Camp Called “Camp Toys (Teaching Our Youth...

Government In Talks Regarding Pre-Paid Electricity For Vulnerable Saint Lucians

Saint Lucia's Ministry for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment is in discussion with St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) about providing pre-paid electricity and solar modems to vulnerable households. We hear more...

‘We Have Lost Our Values’

Minister for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment, Joachim Henry has lamented the loss of values in Saint Lucia, in response to reports that young men have been attacking homeless people in...

U.S.-Based Benefactor Collaborates With Do-Nation Foundation

U.S.-based photographer and owner of Brookes Media, Mark Brookes, has teamed up with local volunteer charity, Do-Nation Foundation, to help people in need. Born in Antigua and Barbuda, Brookes has lived in...

Division Of Human Services To Hold Foster Care Placement Drive

The Division of Human Services within the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, has partnered with the Holy Family Children's Home in Gros Islet, to conduct a much-needed Foster Care drive. This...

Thousands Of Saint Lucian Households To Benefit From Low Cost ICT Services

Up to 5,000 households will benefit from low-cost ICT services due to a strategic partnership between the government of Saint Lucia and telecommunications company FLOW. The services will include broadband Internet, landline...

‘Social Compact’ Signed In Barbados To Reduce Prices On A Range Of Goods

Last week, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Energy and Business Kerrie Symmonds signed a Social Compact with the Private Sector Association and representatives from the Trade Union Movement. The...

PAHO Gives Voice To Adolescents To Talk About Teen Pregnancy

On Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a contest for young people aged 12 to 19 to articulate their vision regarding the problem of adolescent pregnancy in the Region...

New Saint Lucia ePassport Price Confirmed At $250

The Government of Saint Lucia has confirmed the cost of the new ePassports shall stand at the initially proposed  XCD 250.00 per passport for the period of 5 years. The approval for...

Five From ‘Our Boys Matter’ Programme Excel at CARE’s Annual Graduation

The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) relentlessly makes critical interventions that impact the lives of the less fortunate and marginalized in our society. The latest recipients of SSDF’s assistance were recognized...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Upgrading Vocational Training For Marginalised Youth

A sod-turning ceremony took place Monday for a new building complex in connection with a project to upgrade vocational training for marginalised youth in Saint Lucia. It's a building for the catering...

World Population Growth Slows

15 November 2022 is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion. The projection is revealed in the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report, which also shows that...

UN Report : A Third Of Women In Developing Countries Give Birth In Teen Years

Nearly a third of all women in developing countries, start having children at the age of 19 or younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents, are to children or...

UN Reports Records Global Hunger Spike In 2021

The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak...

Hilaire Highlights Need For ‘Complementary’ Social Interventions To Deal With Crime

Castries South MP, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, has advocated 'thinking out of the box' in the battle against crime while highlighting the need for social interventions to complement other measures against societal...

Saint Lucia Planning Major Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Pen has been put to paper towards the drafting and eventual execution of a major public awareness and advocacy campaign, designed to help address the serious issue of abuse and domestic...

Tropical Wave System Update

Castries, July 2, 2022 – A tropical wave resulted in loss of power to about 2% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) customers last night.  At the height of the severe weather,...

Sandals Repeat Guests Donate Wheelchair

Many guests, like John and Ann Bechtold, associate returning to Sandals with checking into their home away from home and wanting to make a difference in the communities around them. The Bechtholds,...

Saint Lucia Disability Assessment Study Concludes – Ready For Review

A comprehensive and revealing study chronicling the situational needs of Persons living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Saint Lucia has concluded, and is now ready for review. The Study was commissioned by the...

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