UNITED & STRONG CONDEMNS GIRLS KISSING VIDEO

Local advocacy group United and Strong has condemned the recent circulation of pornographic videos featuring school children, on social media. In the latest video, two female students are shown sharing an intimate kiss while still at school. The organization believes such actions should not be undertaken by minors especially when in uniform. The 15 second video, shows the two embracing each other while their classmates cheer and egg them on. The students were criticized for what some see as inappropriate behavior by the two. The video which was uploaded over…

COURTS OPTICAL HELPING STUDENTS SEE BETTER

COURTS OPTICAL St. Lucia today launched the “Brighter View” initiative, the corporate social responsibility initiative for St. Lucia.  The program is geared at providing free spectacles for students who cannot afford to purchase them. For this year, COURTS OPTICAL will be giving out 250 pairs of eye glasses to students from the age of 5 and 18 years old from schools Islandwide. In order to ensure that no student in need of eye care is left out, Courts Optical is working along with the Ministry of Education officials who would…

CLASSES SUSPENDED OVER CONSTRUCTION OF WHEELCHAIR RAMPS

President of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCOPD) Merphilus Jameshas applauded the Ave Maria Girls Infant School for putting the necessary infrastructure in place to accommodate students with disabilities. Classes at the school were suspended this week to allow for the construction of wheelchair ramps The NCOPD is hoping that moving forward, schools are constructed, with differently abled students in mind. The Department of Education issued a statement Wednesday announcing the suspension of classes after it became apparent that operations at the school could not continue while construction…

GUN PLAY

Calls are being made for the implementation of tougher gun policies on the island. The call comes from human rights advocate Miss Felicia Brown. The advocates made the comments Tuesday following news that a student of the Corinth secondary School took a gun to class. Law enforcement officials have since launched an investigation into the matter. This is the second recent incident in which students have been found to be in possession of firearms. Just recently, two students of the Clendon Mason Secondary School were arrested after photographs of them…

PICTURE THIS

The Ministry of Education is alarmed by photographs being circulated on social media, showing two males students in school uniform, brandishing what appear to be a hand gun and a shot gun. Education officials on Friday said that an investigation has been launched into the matter. While this is not the first such incident, education officials are no less disturbed by this latest case. They are also concerned about the seemingly cavalier attitude of the students in the photographs. Education officials are also wondering how they were able to access…

SAYING GOODBYE

Miss Paula St. Luce, teacher at the Gros Islet Primary School, retired this week after dedicating 41 years to the education sector. A special ceremony was held on Friday January 11th to celebrate the veteran educator’s many achievements over the years. Miss St. Luce began her career as a teacher from 1979 at the Gros Islet Infant School. In 2004 she accepted the position of principal at the Gros Islet Primary School, giving 14 years of dedicated service, and being an inspiration to both teachers and students. Speaking at the…

KEEPING IT REAL

  Opposition senator Guibion Ferdinand has called on the Prime Minster to come clean about the real reason he wants to relocate the over four decades old Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. The Prime Minister claims that an evaluation has determined that the government would have to spend more than $13 million to repair the institution. At that price tag he says it makes more sense to build a new school in another location but the fact that the school is bordered by land owned by his father and in-laws has…

PRESS RELEASE Common Entrance exam review and reassignment

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations informs all parents of students who wrote the 2018 Common Entrance Examination of the following: There will be a meeting on Thursday 5 July, 2018 at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School’s auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for all parents who are desirous of requesting: reassignment review of scripts, (please note that review of scripts cost one hundred dollars $100.00).   Please make a special effort to be there on time.

PRESS RELEASE : Lightning Aquatics Stages Successful AGM

It has been an eventful two months for Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club. Let’s start with the latest happening. On Sunday, June 24th, the club held its Annual General Meeting which provided a platform for members to receive an update on the club’s financial performance, an overview of the club’s activities and plans for the remainder of 2018. According to LA’s President, Tessa Charles-Louis who retained her position, “We are thankful to everyone who served on the old executive and we look forward to the new members who have pledged…

Empowering Youth through Capacity Building

The Micoud Youth and Sports Council held a Capacity Building Workshop during the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June 2018. The workshop targeted youth from all clubs and organisations in the community. The purpose of the workshop was to: To educate club members on the roles and functions of executive members To help club members plan and host successful events. To educate youth on effective communication and public relations. To develop an understanding of the purpose and strategy of National Youth Council. Participants of the workshop were engaged in sessions…