West Indies Cricket Team Participate in Fundraising T20 International Match
West Indies Cricket Team Participate in Fundraising T20 International Match
West Indies, took on ICC Rest of the World XI, in a one-off match initiated as a charitable effort to assist with restoration costs of cricket grounds within the region damaged following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Preliminary assessments by international researchers have predicted increased activity in 2018 season with the hurricane season expected to be more devastating than the previous year.
New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
Local radio stations have been thrust into the spotlight with the announcement of a new category of awards announced.
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Gros Islet Preschool Administration Reacts to Eviction Notice Served by Ministry of Education

The administrator of a preschool in Gros Islet is reacting to an eviction notice served on her by the Ministry of Education with immediate effect.

Ms Shanta Asembert says she has been running an early childhood learning centre in the building for some four years now. She informed that the business was formalized following an agreement with the government to provide such services for low income earners throughout the community.

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A legal battle between the Castries City Mayor and a vendor has intensified as the matter reaches the courts.

It stems from the demolition of a vending hut by operatives of the CCC last year. The structure was owned by Josephine Burke who operated from the location for over a decade.

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St. Lucia Observes Ash Wednesday

Archbishop Robert Rivas has issued a special message for lovers as the church observes Ash Wednesday.

The occasion marks the symbolic 40 day lent period when Roman Catholic christians observe a period of sacrifice and abstinence.

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Fire Victim Makes Public Appeal for Assistance

A father of seven whose house was burnt to the ground about six months ago is making a public appeal for assistance.

He says he has sought government assistance to rebuild a home for his family but so far has only been contacted by the National Community Foundation.

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Ambi to Take the Stage at Soca Monarch Finals in Trinidad

Last minute preparations are being made before St Lucian soca artiste Ambi takes to the stage at the Soca Monarch finals in Trinidad at Fantastic Friday.

Ambi is the only one of five St Lucians who has successfully advanced to the finals. If he wins or make the top three, he would have accomplished his goal and made history by becoming the first St Lucian to do so.

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Chamber Awards Nominee Takes Issue with the Outcome of the Recently Held Chamber Awards

The founder of HRM solutions inc has taken issue with what he believes was the outcome of the recently held Chamber awards.

According to Mr Perry Longville, his company which was a nominee for the Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation did not receive a fair review from the judging panel for the company’s software submission.

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Trinidadian Woman Who Published Defamation Claims About a Family on Facebook Ordered to Compensate Victims

In Trinidad...A woman who published defamation claims about a family on Facebook, will have to compensate her victims.

The ruling came on Monday, Justice Frank Seepersad found that Jenelle Burke made a series of unsubstantiated libellous statements that caused the family to suffering “shame and embarrassment” since those statements were false and may have been seen by thousands.

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Transport Officials, Police and the Public Seek Effective Solutions for Reducing Vehicular Accidents

Driver behaviour on the island’s roads continues to be a major talking point here as transport officials, police and the public seek effective solutions reducing vehicular accidents.

This comes following two fatal road accidents within the span of three weeks that claimed three young lives.

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Ambi in Trinidad and Tobago Soca Monarch Finals

Local support is being solicited for St Lucian soca sensation Ambi, as he continues to register success in the music circles in Trinidad.

This comes ahead of the finals of the Soca monarch finals there on Friday where Ambi is seeking accomplish an unprecedented feat.

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St Lucia Cricket Association Express Sorrow on Tragic Death of Central Castries Under 19 Cricket team Captain

The President of the St Lucia Cricket Association Julian Charles has expressed sorrow over the tragic death of the Central Castries under 19 cricket team Captain.

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St. Lucia Department of Transport Reacts to Spate of Fatal Road Accidents on Island

Two fatal road accidents involving young people in the span of three weeks has prompted strong reaction from the Department of Transport.

In lamenting the tragedies, Chief transport officer Lenita Joseph has emphasized the need for strict adherence to traffic laws in order to avoid road accidents and loss of lives.

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St. Lucia Observes World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day was observed on February 4th under the tagline “We can, I can”. The observance was use to examine the increased global impact that cancer has on people of all walks of life.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of mobility and mortality worldwide, and it is the second leading cause of death globally.

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San Francisco to Eliminate Thousands of Marijuana-related Convictions of Residents Dating Back to 1975

Prosecutors in San Francisco will throw out thousands of marijuana-related convictions of residents dating back to 1975.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday that his office will dismiss and seal over three thousand misdemeanor convictions dating back before the state's legalization of marijuana went into effect, with no action necessary from those who were convicted.

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Eight Inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility Injured Following a Prison Riot

Approximately 8 inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility are currently nursing injuries following a poison riot.

The incident took place on Wednesday when according to sources, prisoners staged a peaceful protest at the Facility but were forcefully stopped by prison guards.

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Community of Ciceron to Receive Improved Solid Waste Collection System

The community of Ciceron is poised to receive a major face-lift. This is according to the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority.

The transition will be made possible via an improved solid waste collection system tailored to provide collection coverage with particular emphasis on areas that have historically not benefitted from the service.

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Human and Child Rights Advocate Renews Call for the Establishment of a Sex Offenders Registry

A human and child rights advocate in incensed over the circulation of the latest child porn video and has renewed calls for the establishment of a sex offenders registry.

The video which is believed to have originated outside of St Lucia has also sparked the ire of the public. It shows an adult man who is having a minor child perform oral sex on him.

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No Royalty Payment for Longstanding ECCO Member

A long serving member of ECCO has expressed shock and surprise to news that for the first time in seventeen years, he will not receive any royalties.

Aagee Simpson says while his may not be the most popular in St Lucia, he has received royalty payments from Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.

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Trinidadian Woman Sues for Defamatory Messages Posted on Social Media

In Trinidad, potentially defamatory messages posted on social media website Facebook could be costly for one woman, who is being sued by an entire family for a series of posts on her page in 2016. The case against Janelle Burke could set a new standard for local users social media websites.

It will serve as a warning to social media users to be wary of what they post, as defamatory statements can spread swiftly, increasing the likelihood of false information and damaging the integrity of an innocent person.

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Dialysis Unit at the Owen King EU Hospital is Now Open

The Dialysis Unit at the Owen King EU Hospital is currently open to serve renal patients. A ceremony to officially open the unit took place on Wednesday 24th January, where Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet and Minister for Health and Wellness, Mary Isaac addressed medical staff and patients.

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Police have informed that while a report on the cutlass attack has been made, the matter is out of their hands.

When pressed for a comment, Press relations officer Ann Joseph confirmed that the age of criminal responsibility is 12 years old and that the incident involved children under the legal age for prosecution.

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