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Weather Officials are closely monitoring two systems east of the region, but Saint Lucia’s Director of Meteorological Services says they are no cause for alarm…just yet. Saint Lucia and the northern Windward Islands braced last week for the passage of tropical storm Kirk whose centre passed between the island and Martinique late Thursday. Kirk brought with it sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour, resulting in damage, mainly to the agricultural sector. However, the region so far has not experienced as many severe weather systems as 2017, despite expert predictions of a very active hurricane season. Prime’s Senior Correspondent Miguel Fevrier spoke to Director of Met Services Venantius Descartes via telephone Thursday morning.

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Health Minister speaks on alleged wrongful quarantine detention of Canaries woman

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A Canaries woman who says she was wrongfully detained at a quarantine centre for allegedly breaching protocol has been sent home after a 7 day hunger strike. Saint Lucia’s Health Minister meanwhile implores the media to get the facts.

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Labour Department concerned of selection of Canadian Farm Workers

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Saint Lucia Labour Minister Stephenson King has expressed concern over saint Lucian Seasonal Farm Workers who have absconded in Canada. The farm workers program currently under review by the Labour department to discuss further opportunities for persons interested in the program.

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Five Saint Lucia nationals rescued at sea after encounting engine troubles to Saint lucia

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Five Saint Lucian nationals were rescued west off Martinique after a harrowing ordeal at sea. The men, including two captains and the grandson of the island’s National Security minister are co-operating with the French authorities.

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