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ECFH Confirm Sale of Bank of Saint Lucia International
The East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Limited (ECFH) has confirmed that, subject to approval by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Saint Lucia, the sale of its wholly owned international (offshore) banking subsidiary, Bank of Saint Lucia International (BOSLIL) to PROVEN Investments Ltd. (PIL).

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St. Lucia Health Officials Investigate Case of Microcephaly Believed to be Linked to the ZIKA Virus
Health officials in St Lucia are currently investigating one case of microcephaly which is believed to be linked to the ZIKA virus.

The announcement comes from medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Sharon Belmar George. She informs that Saint Lucia has recorded 5 microcephaly cases this year. The first 4 cases were not known to be associated with the Zika Virus Disease.

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CSA Willing to Hold Talks on Pending Dismissal of Twenty Employees of the St. Lucia Tourist Board
The largest public sector union says attempts to have a dialogue with the new management of the St Lucia Tourist Board regarding the future of its members have failed.

This comes ahead of the pending dismissal of over twenty SLTB employees who are members of the CSA. Union President Yvonne Edwin says the CSA is in receipt of two correspondence from the SLTB which indicate that the workers would be “terminated as soon as possible” and “by December 2016”.

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The Zika Fight Continues
The fight against Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in St. Lucia continues. This was manifested on Monday when the world’s oldest public health agency, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)  donated two foggers and a large quantity of bed nets to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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Police News
The cause of death has been determined as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a seventy six year old woman of Marisule.

A post mortem conducted on the body revealed that Rose Anne Raymond died of asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation.

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Officials at the Tapion Hospital Comment on Reports of Sewer Leak at Facility
Officials at the Tapion Hospital say reports of a sewer leak and a foul smell engulfed the privately owned healthcare facility today have been grossly exaggerated.

Claims are that the situation occurred some time on Tuesday evening and was discovered by staff this morning.
Reports also suggest that the entire facility has been overpowered by the smell of bodily waste.

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Belle Vue Development Committee to Host Annual Christmas Lunch and Cultural Recognition Ceremony
Elderly residents of Belle Vue Vieux Fort will be the guests of honour, when the Belle Vue Development Committee hosts its annual Christmas Lunch and Cultural Recognition Ceremony.

The event will be held at the Human Resource Development Centre at 1:00 pm on Sunday 18th December, 2016.

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Monchy Development Committee to Host Christmas Caroling Event
The Monchy Development Committee is set to spread Christmas Cheer throughout the community this weekend.

It will take the form of a Christmas caroling event that will take place there on Sunday.

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New Details Released on Multi Million Dollar Project Earmarked for Vieux Fort
The details of an agreement with Chinese developer Desert Star Holdings regarding a multi million dollar project earmarked for Vieux Fort continues to fuel contention between the government and the opposition.

Amendments have been made to the original plan by the Allen Chastanet government—a move that the Opposition St Lucia Labour Party says highly favours the developer and is bad for St Lucia.

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Police News
A post mortem conducted on the body of Anthony Cherubin, has revealed that he died of hemorrhagic shock secondary to blunt force trauma to the abdomen and chest, with lacerations to the liver and right lung.

The forty nine (49) year old resident of Ravine Macock, Monchy, was the driver of an omnibus that was hit by an ambulance in Choc last Saturday.

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More Police News
On Thursday, December 8, 2016, a post mortem was conducted upon the body of twenty seven (27) year old Shane Emmanuel alias “Ti-Mob” of City Gate, La Clery.

Emmanuel died as a result of a shooting incident at City Gate on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

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St. Lucia to Face New Litigation Suit
St Lucia is set to face another round of litigation in a case being brought by Jack Grynberg’s RSM Corporation over an oil exploration agreement.

This has been confirmed by the Senior Communications Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office, Nicole Mc Donald who noted that while the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) had thrown out the case, Jack Grynberg is filing an appeal.

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Eighteen Recruits Added to Ports Police Roster
A total of eighteen new recruits have been added to the ports police roster.

The addition comes following what officials say were several months operating below capacity

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Judges in Pine Hill Christmas School Party Essay Competition Close to Identifying Winner
The countdown is on as judges in the Pine Hill Christmas School Party Essay competition inch closer to identifying a winner.

The annual initiative forms part of a collaboration between Radio Caribbean and the Pine Hill Dairy brand.

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Police News
A post mortem has been conducted on the body of a man who is now registered as the island’s twenty sixth homicide victim for 2016.

The autopsy revealed that 37 year old Elie Mathurin died as a result of a ruptured spleen with massive blood loss, secondary to blunt force trauma to the abdominal region.

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A Veteran Cricket Commentator Retires
A veteran cricket commentator whose career spans decades of sports coverage has retired.

Joseph Reds Pereira spoke to RCI news about some of his fondest memories covering hundreds of cricket matches across the Caribbean and the world, broadcasting the high and lows of the sport.

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UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Releases Statistics for St Lucia
Statistics from the UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has revealed that more than 500 people are living with HIV and the AIDS disease in Saint Lucia, representing the second highest figure in the Eastern Caribbean.

This was revealed by Latin America and Caribbean Regional Support Team Director for UNAIDS Dr. Cesar Nuñez who provided data from the UNAIDS Caribbean Summary of the AIDS epidemic in 2015.

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