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CSA at the Centre of Industrial Spat
The CSA is at the Centre of an industrial spat, this time action is being taken by the staff at the Secretariat.

According to the General Secretary at the Union, the entire staff body called in sick within a half hour period early this morning.

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Safety of Tourists Remain Primary Concern for Locals
Strong concerns have been raised ahead of the open cruise season about the safety of tourists who will be visiting the various locales here.

The alert has been raised by the President of the Vendors Association Peter Ras Ipa Isaac, in light of what is being seen as an apparent increase in incidents of violent crime here.

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Students Protest at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
It appears that things have returned to normal and classes have resumed at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College one day after students abandoned regular activities to participate in a protest on the premises of the tertiary level institution.

The protest was staged to demonstrate students dissatisfaction with several issues confronting the school including inadequate searing in several classes among others.

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Dominicans Advised to be Vigilant as More Rains are Expected
Dominicans have been advised to be vigilant as more rains are expected over the coming days, as the island tries to recover from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.

According to a 6 a.m. advisory from the Dominica Meteorological Service, a westward moving tropical wave is forecast to produce more shower and isolated thunderstorm activity during the next 24 to 48 hours, and residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks have therefore been advised to remain vigilant and exercise caution.

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Parent Reacts to Comments Made by Chief Education Officer Regarding Complaint
The parent of a child who is suffering from a rare skin condition which doctors say is not contagious, has reacted to comments made by the Chief Education Officer, regarding her complaint about the treatment meted out to her son.

Ms Louina Joseph who has taken her case to the airwaves, maintains that her child is being mistreated and discriminated against by teachers and students at the Patience Combined School which he attends.

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Local Police Comment on Video of Man Caught During Burglary Attempt in Careille
There has been more reaction to a video which has been circulating on social media, of a burglary attempt on a Careille residence.

The home owner and neighbours in the community are seen whipping the man who was allegedly caught in the act.

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Increase in Fees for Learner Permits Could Trigger Major Protest Soon
The sudden and immediate increase in fees for learner permits imposed on driving students could trigger a major protest here soon.

Word of this comes from driving instructor John Noel, who informed that the issuance of permits have been put on hold, after the Ministry of Transports handling of the situation was exposed.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 36 year old Kerwin Pierre- Louis of Chase Gardens, Castries.

Reports indicate that on Thursday, September 10, 2015 about 11:40 a.m. Pierre- Louis was walking in the Chase Gardens area when he was accosted by three masked men.

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Local Attorney Reacts to Footage of Thief Beaten by Careille Residents
A local attorney has reacted to the footage of a thief being beaten by Careille residents denouncing vigilante justice.

Mr Alfred Alcide says while he supports any move to restrain an individual caught in the act of a crime such a burglary, until the police are able to apprehend the individual, he will not stand for any act of violence to be perpetrated against the accused.

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Recorded Encounter of a Would-Be-Thief and Careille HomeOwner Goes Viral
The recorded encounter of a would-be-thief and a Careille home owner has gone viral after the burglar was caught and dealt some vigilante justice before police arrived on the scene.

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Transport Officials Deny Claims of Fee Increase on Vehicle License Permits for Learners
Transport officials have denied claims of a one hundred percent increase on vehicle license permits for learners.

The suggestion was made by the Public Relations Officer for the Driving Schools Association during Wednesday’s Newsspin program.

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09
St. Lucian Public Comments on Legality of Dredging Fee Attached to Water Bill
Questions have been raised about the legality of a dredging fee that has been attached to water bills as the expiry date on the measure ends.

One such individual raising the objection is Mr Darnley Le Bourne who is among others who have questioned the timing of a review which is now underway to determine whether the levy should continue.

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09
Another Road Fatality Recorded on Bexon Highway
Another road fatality has been recorded on the busy Bexon Highway

Police report that On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 about 4:00 p.m. officers attached to the Traffic Unit responded to an accident which occurred on the Bexon Highway, Castries.

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09
Parent of Patience Combined School Student Expresses Frustration on What She Calls 'Blatant Discrimination'
One parent of a student of the Patience Combined School is expressing frustration at what she says is the blatant discrimination against her son by school officials.

Ms Louina Joseph who explained that her son Boaz Small has a severe skin conditions, stressed that she has produced medical documents from her son’s doctor indicating that his condition is not contagious.

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Locals React to Death of 3 Year Old Along Bexon Highway
Blame has been apportioned to local road and transport authorities for the slow pace at which preventative measures are being made to mitigate against road accidents on the Bexon Highway.

This comes following the death of a three year old infant who was knocked down on the infamous stretch of road on Tuesday afternoon.

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St. Lucia Hosts Consultation on Creation of United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework

The United Nations has sought the input of the people of Saint Lucia ahead of the formation of its upcoming agenda to provide assistance to the Caribbean region.

A National Consultation on the creation of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework was hosted by the Government of Saint Lucia on Thursday September 3rd, 2015.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 18 year old Brandon Breedy of Hospital Road, Castries.

On Monday, September 7, 2015 about 11:05 p.m. police responded to a report of a shooting at Hospital Road, Castries.

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08
Opposition Party Wins Trinidad and Tobago Elections
Voters in Trinidad and Tobago chose not to give Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's coalition a new five-year term, opting to bring back the opposition under Keith Rowley.

People in the oil-rich, twin island nation voted Monday in elections that had the prime minister battling both the opposition -- and an upstart splinter party launched by disgraced football honcho Jack Warner.

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Schools Open for New Academic Year
Teachers and Principals were on hand this morning to welcome students back from almost eight weeks of summer vacation when all schools on the island opened for the new academic year.

That's the word from St Lucia’s Chief Education Officer Marcus Edward, who informed that all is in place to start the school curriculum.

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07
Suicide Prevention Week Launches
Staff and Clients of the Mental Wellness Centre were in attendance at the formal opening of  Suicide Prevention week which was formally launched on Sunday September 6th with a church service at the Temple of Faith Pentecostal Church in Odsan.

Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated worldwide on September 10th. This years’ theme is "Preventing suicide reaching out saving lives."

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