COVID-19: SLMDA Concerned Over Mass Crowd Election Campaign Events

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), warning that ‘COVID-19 is still here’, has expressed grave concern over mass crowd election campaign events, as both major political parties here prepare for general elections on July 26.

In a statement issued Saturday night on behalf of the association, President Dr. Merle Clarke, noted the ‘horrifying consequences’ of indiscriminate election campaigning in other jurisdictions.

The full text of the SLMDA President’s statement is reproduced below:
We the members of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association observe with grave concern and trepidation the significant increase in mass crowd campaign events around the island.

Even more frightening is the fact that the large majority of attendees are generally not wearing masks or are wearing them inappropriately.

We would like to remind you our fellow citizens, that we are living through a pandemic. COVID-19 IS STILL HERE. As of July 10, there are 120 active cases here in Saint Lucia. The highly contagious and potentially deadly Delta variant, has been identified in several neighbouring territories and is the predominant strain in our main tourism source markets....Read More
Vacancy Notice
Social Media Coordinator

Safeguarding our company’s reputation and promoting a positive image of our brand by identifying, pursuing and capitalizing on all opportunities to build and showcase positive relationships with our internal and external customers including, but not limited to, team members, media, community members and industry stakeholders.

Specific Requirements/Duties of the Position Include:
  • Manages company social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram other new and emerging platforms.
  • Creates thoughtful, engaging and exciting content (written, graphic, video) across all social media platforms.
  • Posts on designated platforms as required and instructed.
  • Populates social media calendar with powerful content in line with the specific resort and/or company’s vision and mission
  • Introduces new social and digital media trends and developments
  • Creates, collates and posts relevant, timely and engaging content to the resort’s page on the company intranet.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ in social media community management would be considered an asset.
  • Working with social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and other emerging social networks coupled with Graphic Design.
  • Experience using social media management systems such as Sprinklr, Sprout Social, Hootsuite or others.
  • Managing web sites or intranets.
  • Proofreading and editing copy and ability to convert technical information into easy-to-understand formats.

If successful, a clean police record will be required. Interested persons should submit their application by July 16, 2021 with resume/curriculum vitae, via email to:

The Recruitment and Compliance Specialist
Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

NB: Please enter “Social Media Coordinator” in the subject field in the email for consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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