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It’s the second week of the hurricane season and so far we’ve registered three named storms – Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal – the latter crashed ashore in Louisiana over the week-end, but is weakening today. Down here we’ve been getting some much needed rain, so that is a good thing.
Some good news with more St. Lucian cruise ship workers returning home, but there are still a few stranded out in Manila Bay, in the Philippines. Two St. Lucian bands are still trying to find a way back home – read the details in today’s CBR. Calabash TV will also air interviews with the band leaders Arnie Payne and Zepherin ‘Face’ Calixte. The interviews will also be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
Tis the season for webinars – – Export Saint Lucia has one this morning on sourcing finance. It starts at 10:00am – so there will be time to register if you are reading this early.
On Friday local musicians will hold a Facebook concert – an initiative being driven by Irvin ‘Ace’ Loctor – with support from Calabash TV, the Wave and a few other partners. It’s on from 8:30pm Friday June 12th. See the details in the ad in today’s edition.
Congratulations to Peter and Company Distribution for being chosen as the local partner to promote Menstrual Hygiene Day – observed globally on May 28th to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. PCD also took the opportunity to thank frontline workers at Victoria Hospital and the Division of Human Services. Get the details in this Video News Release produced by All Biz Ltd .
Our lead story has to do with the Tourism Levy Act. It contains a link to a video by the Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee giving some context.
One more video recommendation – it’s a brand new production from the OECS Commission called OECS Link. Have a look.
In the meantime here are the headlines this week.
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