GOV. INVITED TO OFFER INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO HIRE DISABLED

The President of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities Merphilus James is challenging Government to provide incentives to businesses to undertake infrastructural adjustments to accommodate employees  with disabilities  This as the Council begins offering prosthetic limbs to persons who need them at affordable rates.  Two years ago, the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCOPD) received funding from Australian counterparts for the manufacture of prosthetic limbs. The Council was also referred to   a US prosthetist trained in the manufacturing of the limbs. This comes at…

YOUNGER PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA

The President of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association here says, the disease is now becoming common and is now appearing in younger persons. Research is now showing that Alzheimer’s, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity. The President of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of St. Lucia, Regina Posvar says, persons suffering from Alzheimer’s are usually diagnosed with the condition when it is already at an advanced…

WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH A MAJOR CONCERN

A specialist in women’s reproductive Health says more and younger women are becoming empowered to take charge of their reproductive health The observation comes from Dr. Robyn Charlery-White Founder of HerStoire as activities to mark  sexual and reproductive health awareness  week continue. . The HerStoire organization  is a virtual support group forum for young women in Saint Lucia, particularly those who would rather access sexual and reproductive health information and services anonymously or online. On Wednesday the group held a session for  students at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College…

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP CONCERNED ABOUT YOUNGER CANCER PATIENTS

The Faces of Cancer organization is reporting success in the fight against cancer in St. Lucia . But the Organization is also observing a new trend where younger men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This as the world commemorates February 4th as World Cancer Day Don Nicholas reports World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. President of the Faces of Cancer Dorothy Phillip says St. Lucia is making some headway but the full effects will not realized…

FIRST AID

The St. Lucia Red Cross Society is lost as to why law enforcers on the scene of Monday’s shooting incident at the Blue Coral Mall did not perform first aid on the shooting victim. A Security Guard is assisting Police with investigations as they identify the victim as 21 year old Kimran Clarke of Barre de Chaussee. Details about what happened are still sketchy but according to reports about 1:25 PM a security officer discharged a firearm inside the mall, shooting 21 year old Kimran Clarke in his torso. Clarke…

TEETHING PROBLEMS

Two of Sandals Returning guests continue their school dental program. Thursday it was the Mon Du Don Primary School’s turn as this year’s program seeks to target 400 children. Neil and Sheila Stephen continued their mission of educating students about the importance of dental hygiene when they visited the Mon Du Don Primary School Thursday. The children were sensitized to the dangers of consuming too many sugary drinks and learned how to practice good oral hygiene throughout the course of the school day even without a tooth brush The couple…

NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER One woman has launched a campaign to promote exercise and healthy eating after surviving a stroke. She says simple lifestyle changes can help save the public hefty medical bills in the long run. Never give up never give in. This is the message that Claudia Herrance from Jacmel is sending to her fellow St. Lucians. 3 years ago she served as an instructor of a fitness group when she suffered a massive stroke. But she did not give up. When the time for the annual pine…