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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing which occurred on Saturday, November 26, 2016 about 6:20 pm, on Darling Road, Castries.

According to reports, Lennox Estephane of Bexon, Castries sustained a stab wound to the groin area, allegedly perpetrated by a known individual.

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Adverse Weather Conditions Affect St. Lucia
Adverse weather conditions have disrupted normal operations here just one day before the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

According to the Director of Met Services Venantius Descartes, a trough system is currently affecting St Lucia and other parts of the Lesser Antilles. It is causing periods of heavy rains which has become a cause for major concern for disaster and emergency officials.

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ARC Contender Creates New Record
For the 4th consecutive year, a contender in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers has made history.
 
The Rambler 88 soared into the IGY Rodney Bay Marina on Monday afternoon at record speed crossing the finish line eight days, six hours, twenty nine minutes and fifteen seconds after leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Police News
Police have confirmed reports of the discovery of two bodies over the weekend.

One of the bodies was discovered in house at La Clery on Sunday.

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St. Lucia Government Conveys Condolences on Passing of Fidel Castro
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reacted to the news and has sent condolences to the Government and People of Cuba on behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia.

He has referred to the former revolutionary leader as “truly remarkable” and an “incredible figure” in world history.

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St. Lucia Government receives Approval to Suspend Common External Tariff on Pharmaceuticals
The Government of Saint Lucia has received approval from the Council on Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to suspend the Common External Tariff (CET) on pharmaceuticals.

According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, the move is as a result of Government’s efforts to request from COTED, that the waiver be reinstated.

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St. Lucia Set for Royal Visit
The advance party from Kensington Palace and local partners have assured that all security protocols are in for Prince Harry’s visit to St Lucia today.

The prince is on a fourteen day tour to the Caribbean where he is representing his grand Mother Queen Elizabeth. Prince Harry will arrive at Pointe Seraphine on Thursday afternoon, to begin a series of engagements here.

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Sixteen Health Facilities to Undergo Improvement in St. Lucia
A total of sixteen health facilities in Saint Lucia will undergo various degrees of improvement to make them disaster resilient and environmentally sound.

The Pan American Health Organization made the announcement after a thorough period of data collection and analysis of the 34 health facilities in Saint Lucia.

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Local News
The account of a well known lawyer who sustained a broken leg during an altercation at his Barnard Hill residence on Friday has prompted a response from the other individual involved.

Marcus Foster recounts his side of what transpired.

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Growing Yachting Sector in Saint Lucia to include Karibik Trophy Regatta
Tourism officials here are raving the success of the growing yachting sector, which now includes that Karibik Trophy Regatta.

A welcome ceremony to mark the start of sailing event was held on Monday at the Pigeon Island National Landmark from 7-9pm. 

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Friends of Music Group to Celebrate feast of St Cecelia
The Friends of Music group is all set for an extravaganza to celebrate the feast of St Cecelia this evening.

For the past twelve years the music group which hails from Barde Du Chaussee, has been bringing musicians together for the traditional observance and to recognize the contribution of musicians to the society.

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Tensions Rise After Elections in Haiti
Election tensions spilled on to Haiti's streets with shots fired outside the presidential palace as various candidates claimed victory in a re-run vote there

Haitians are counting on their next president to lift the country out of political limbo and repair damage from Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the country last month, killing up to 1,000 people and leaving 1.4 million needing aid.

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More Police News
Police are investigating a suspected suicide at Garrand, Babonneau.

According to information obtained by the Times, the body of John Edmay was found hanging from the ceiling of his home.

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Police News
No charges have been laid against a security guard who has been accused of exposing his genitals to a student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

The incident allegedly took place on the compound of the tertiary level institution this week, prompting quick response from school security and local police.

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Saint Lucia to Observe Saint Cecelia's Day
Tuesday November 22, 2016,will be celebrated here as The Feast of Musicians and the group ‘Friends of Music’ from Barre du Chaussée celebrates their 11th anniversary.

Saint Cecilia, the patron Saint of musicians is heralded and serenaded by musicians on this day. Over the years, through tradition handed down, musicians come out customarily early in the morning and play music for the residents who show appreciation by giving them refreshments as they move from house to house.  

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Women and Child Rights Lobbyist Group Raise your Voice Receive Praise for Recent Efforts

The Women and Child rights lobbyist group Raise your Voice has come in for high praise for its efforts to raise attention to the plight of a teenager who had been incarcerated at the Bordelais Correctional facility.

The teen mom gave birth one month ago while serving a term at the prison. The situation drew widespread attention when Raise Your Voice Secretary Catherine Sealys highlighted the failure of the Social Services department and other agencies to provide the requisite support to the girl. She had been a ward of the state since she was 10 years old.

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards to Visit Food Establishments as Part of Awareness Campaign
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) will on Tuesday 22nd November 2016, visit food establishments in Castries to raise awareness of food hygiene and safety.  The exercise dubbed “Kitchen Monitor – Are you cooking safely?” is being held as part of activities to mark November as Business Month. 

The SLBS decided on the outreach in an effort to engage a large group of people involved in food preparation who have not been sensitized to issues of food safety and food hygiene.

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Government of Saint Lucia Continues to Review Tax Regime
The Government of Saint Lucia will continue to review the tax regime of the country with a particular concentration on the Value Added Tax (VAT). A review will be ongoing in order to ensure the formulation of a most effective tax structure for the island’s economic and fiscal viability.

This commitment was given to the citizenry by Minister in the Ministry of Finance Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

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Security Guard Accused of Attempted Rape Nabbed by Police
A security guard accused of attempting to rape a student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College has been nabbed by police.

The accused is believed to have exposed his genitals to a student in one of the classrooms during a game of hide and seek with her friends.

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St. Lucia Observes International Day of Tolerance
The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) joined the global community in recognizing International Day of Tolerance, observed on November 16,

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