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Officials Confirm Completion of Work at John Compton Dam

Officials at the Water and Sewerage Company have announced that works on the John Compton dam are now complete and that the water supply at the facility has been reopened.

This comes following the second closure of the reservoir in as many weeks to facilitate works on the dam.

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National Health Helpline Now Open
The launch of a National Health Helpline that will assist people who are unable to deal with overwhelming personal issues has been officially launched...

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Locals Continue to Express Concerns on Shooting of Peace Activisit

A local Human Rights attorney says the shooting death of a well known Castries Woman has left her wondering who’s next.

Cheryl Clarke was shot multiple times around 12:10 am on Friday and died at hospital around 3am.

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Operations Continue at St Mary’s College Despite Fire

A fire which appears to have been deliberately set at the main office door of the St Mary’s College has done little to affect the students or the operations of the school.

According to School Principal Rowan Seon, staff became aware of the situation this morning upon arriving at work this morning.

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St. Lucians Mourn Death of Well-Known Peace Activist

The MP for Castries Central is among individuals expressing deep sorrow following the shooting death of a woman who was well known as a peace activist.

It is suspected that 51 year old Cheryl Clarke was apparently ambushed and gunned down on Brazil Street about 12:10am after she left a gaming shop on Chaussee road. She sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

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Caribbean Community Concerned by Looming Threat of Expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

The Caribbean Community has called on the Government of the Dominican Republic not to expel tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. This follows statements by the Dominican Ministry of Interior and the Police which indicate their intention to expel Dominicans of Haitian descent whose citizenship status has not been regularized.

In reiterating its human rights concerns, the Caribbean Community emphasized that these Dominicans had been made stateless by a ruling of the Dominican Constitutional Court of 2013, which had been made retroactive to 1929, revoking their nationality. The very real possibility that they could be expelled to Haiti, a country of which they are not citizens and with which many have neither family nor language links, was an additional cause for concern.

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Monroe College to Reduce Tuition Rates

The local arm of a US based higher learning institution has taken steps to make tuition more accessible to St Lucians.

The news comes from the Head of admissions at Monroe College Mr Neil Nichols, who explained the reason that drove the decision.

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Veteran Cricket Commentator Reacts to News of WICB Ban
A renowned veteran Cricket Commentator has reacted to news that he is among a list of regional broadcasters who have been banned by the West Indies Cr...

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Stiff Penalties to be Imposed on Anyone Caught Engaging in Wasteful Activities

The Water Resource Management Agency has issued a stern warning following claims that water conservation practices are not being employed by sections of the public despite the issuance a water related emergency for the entire island.

Mr Fitzgerrald John has reminded the public that stiff penalties will be imposed on anyone caught engaging in activities that are wasteful.

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Wet Fete Cancelled!

The organizers of a signature event on the calendar of events for St Lucia Carnival over a decision taken by local authorities, that has forced them to cancel the H2O Wet Fete show scheduled for this weekend.

The news comes following what Mr Kurt Elibox says are several efforts to exhaust all options to source water for the event, which comes at the height of a dry spell and a water related emergency.

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Post Mortem Results Released for Cuban National Found Dead in Apartment

The results of a post mortem examination conducted on the body of a Cuban national who was found dead in his apartment have been released.

The autopsy was conducted on the body of the 63 year old who resided at Millenium highway on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Police News

Police investigations continue into the death of a man who was found at his apartment on Sunday.

Official reports indicate that about 11:17 a.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of the discovery of the body of a Cuban National in an apartment near the Millennium Highway, Castries.

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Roseau Valley to Host 2015 Carnival Parade

As Carnival fever spreads throughout the 2015 season, a number of communities are showcasing their products on the local stage.

Among them is the Roseau Valley, which is set to host an exhibition of beauty and talent on Saturday at the Marigot Secondary School.

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Vendors Express Concerns About Asbestos Exposure At Castries Demolition Site

Concerns about asbestos exposure among vendors who operate near a demolition site at the Castries Harbour were heightened this week amid claims of a breach in the safety protocol by the contractor.

This comes following works on the roof of the old fire service building which is believed to contain asbestos.

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Former Government Minister to be Honoured After Losing HIs Life for Heroic Act

A former Government Minister who is well known for losing his life in an act of heroism will be honoured next month.

The announcement was made this morning by the Parliamentary Representative for Babonneau Alvina Reynolds who informed that a  memorial celebration to honour the life of Kenneth John will be held on July 1st.

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Consultant Hired by St Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority Dies
A consultant who was hired by the St Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority to supervise an ongoing project in Castries is dead.







According to a statement released by the statutory body ahead of demolition works on the old fire service building, the consultant was hired as an additional precautionary measure as it sought to ensure the safe removal of hazardous material from the site.

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Work Conducted on John Compton Damn Nears Completion
Major works conducted on the John Compton Dam on Wednesday have been nearly completed and the mains have been reopened.

The announcement comes from the Managing Director of the Water and Sewerage Company Vincent Hippolyte following the closure of the reservoir.

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Local Chartered Accountant Questions Authenticity of Article Listing St. Lucia As One of Top 5 Countries in the World with Slowest Economies
A Local Chartered Accountant has questioned the authenticity of an article in the Business Insider that lists St Lucia as being among the Top 5 Countries with the Slowest Economies in the World.

The observation came from Mr Richard Peterkin who noted that the information in the article seemed suspect and prompted his own investigation to verify whether it was true.

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St. Lucia Ranked Top 5 Slowest Economies in the World
St Lucia has been ranked among the top five countries on a list of ten of the slowest economies in the world.

According to the Business Insider, St Lucia's tourism-dependent economy never fully recovered after tourism drastically slowed following the financial crisis. The website adds that Saint Lucia's heavy reliance on tourism makes it vulnerable to off seasons when the global economy slows.

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Gros Islet Street Party Receives Trip Advisor Award
The Gros Islet Friday Night Street party has been elevated to the status of international fame after receiving a Trip Advisor Award.

The event which draws hundreds of local and visitors to the northern town has been a major weekend attraction for years.

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