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ANTI-VAXXERS ENDORSE “OPEN” CARNIVAL

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The Medical and Dental Association’s objection to the government’s decision to allow the unvaccinated public to participate in carnival activities is getting pushback from the so-called Freedom Coalition – a local group of anti-vaccine agitators. The Carnival Bands Association is also in support of this year’s “open carnival”.

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EU SUPPORT TO BOOST WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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The development of Saint Lucia’s workforce is hoped to see considerable gains through targeted efforts of the Generation of Employment through Private Sector Development Programme (GEPSED) Structured to contribute to the development of employment opportunities for the marginalised, with direct focus on unemployed youth the initiative is also hoped to achieve private sector development in Saint Lucia.

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Khailan Vitalis Keeps Resetting His National Junior Record In The 110 Hurdles

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Khailan Vitalis has reset the national junior record for the Under-20 men’s 110m hurdles for the fourth time in the last 12 months – he’s run faster almost every time he’s touched the track.

Vitalis, who attends Kingston College in Jamaica, ran last weekend at the Corporate Area Champs Meet in Class 1 Final 1.

He ran 14.08 seconds to lower his record from 14.30, placing second overall.

His new time is the 8th fastest in the world for an Under-20 man, with three Caribbean men ahead of him in the rankings.

The performance also qualifies him for the World Under-20 Championships, which will be held later this year in Cali, Colombia. 

Vitalis originally went to Jamaica as a high jumper, and he will be doing the Decathlon at Boys and Girls Champs next month, before hopefully competing in the hurdles at the CARIFTA Games.

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PIERRE ADMINISTRATION CONFRONTS DEADLY CRIME SPRE

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Acting Prime Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire says another round of discussion with the Police Force to contain a deadly surge in gun crime is advancing. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed homicides to date stands at 71. Less than three weeks before the year’s end, 2021 is already the island’s bloodiest year on record.

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