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Citizens urged to keep their surroundings clean to prevent the spread of dengue

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to encourage individuals to maintain health and safety measures to prevent the local transmission of dengue fever. Chief Environmental Officer in The Ministry of Health, Parker Ragunanan has advised citizens to explore and implement basic measures to prevent the spread of dengue fever. Senior News Correspondent Cecile Actille reports

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GOV’T, OPPOSITION SPAR OVER CONTROVERSIAL COVID BILL

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The Allen Chastanet Administration today [September 29] shrugged off appeals from the Saint Lucia Bar Association and recently the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association for greater consultation on proposed Covid Bill. Despite government’s “successes” with containing the COVID-19 virus, the Prime Minister backed by his Attorney General explained the COVID Bill is pre-emptive and intended to allow authorities to initiate emergency protocols.

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Covid Compounds Economic Coma

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This year’s jobs numbers are in but, it only confirms what most of the working population already know. Policy measures to avert a possible corona-virus outbreak in Saint Lucia coupled with the sharp decline in tourism has been attributed to skyrocketing unemployment, millions in lost revenue and stagnant economic growth.

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DENGUE INFECTIONS SPIKE, OFFICIALS SAY CASTRIES IS ‘EPICENTER’ OF OUTBREAK

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To date, more than 400 people in Saint Lucia have been infected with Dengue Fever according to officials. Dengue cases surged in August. The Ministry of Health recorded more than 160 cases in one week. With no vaccine or specific treatments, officials say the most effective strategy against Dengue is to eradicate the mosquitos that spreads the virus.

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