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Victims in Recent Rape Case Speak Out

The victims in the most recent rape case making headlines in St.Lucia, believes says the perpetrator of the heinous act was confident that he will not get caught.

On Monday afternoon the two victims spoke about being violated by an armed stranger. Two male teenagers who wished to remain anonymous say after leaving a Jazz event on Friday they were held at gun point and forced to perform sexual acts with their female counterparts. The group was under a tent at the Derek Walcott square between 7 and 8 pm when the incident occurred.

Two of the victims say the gunman admitted that he has done this before.

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Jamaican Politician Dies
Jamaican politician Faye Reid Jacobs is believed to have committed suicide, according to media reports from that island.

It is reported that Jacobs was found dead around 8:30 pm on Sunday and although circumstances of her death have not been released, it is believed she drank a poisonous substance, some of which was found near her body.

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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Ends
The curtains came down on the ten day St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival on Sunday, with organizers applauding the success of the 25th edition of the event.

It took place at the Pigeon Island national Landmark with Latin megastar Mark Anthony headlining the show. But this was not before the hosting of several other fringe concerts surrounding the main stage event in several communities around the island.

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Residents Incensed Over Incident at Medical Facility
Two individuals who were seeking medical attention from the Gros Islet Poly Clinic are incensed over what they say was the decision of the Medical Facility to turn them away last night.

The women say after arriving at the Clinic about 8pm and waiting to see the Doctor for more than three hours they were informed by a nurse that the physician would not be seeing anymore patients. One of the women said she agreed to leave and requested a refund, but was told that it was not clinic policy.

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Residents of Ciceron Voice Concerns on LUCELEC's Failure to Repair Fauly Street Lamp in Community

Residents of Ciceron are lamenting the failure of the island’s lone electricity company to repair a faulty street lamp in the community which they believe could have served as a deterrent for the latest act of violence there.

A 22 year old man, Yan Louisy better known as yellow was gunned down by 3 masked men on April 28th in Monkey town. He was shot inside a shop near his home.  Resident’s in the area believe the shooting could have been prevented if the perpetrators did not have the cover of darkness under which they had ambushed the area.

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Journalists Consider Insurance Options as Threats Against Media Workers Increase
As threats against media workers grow increasingly more brazen, journalists are serious considering insurance options to deal with the impact of a violent attack.

This comes following the two most recent cases involving a threat on Sam Juk Bois Flood by a caller to his program and before that, Rick Wayne was threatened by a caller to his Thursday Talk last week.

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Police News
Two individuals including a police officer have been formally charged in connection with a police operation conducted last week.

As a result of the operation which was conducted at a night Club in the north of the island, a total of 10 non nationals from Dominica, Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic were arrested and subsequently charged for the offence of working without a valid work permit.

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Martinique Donates 2 Polynesian Canoes to the Ministry of Sports
Saint Lucia's ties with it's French neighbour Martinique are being further strengthened in a new and novel way that is expected to benefit especially less advantaged nationals.

This week the Martinquans under the supervision of the French Embassy will be donating two Polynesian canoes to the Ministry of Sports in the hope of evoking local interest in the discipline.

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Police Officer Charged in Theft Appears Before Court
One police officer has been hauled before the Courts to answer to theft.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 police formally charged 40 year old, Sergeant Petrus Emmanuel of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort for allegedly stealing the cash sum of EC$11,660.00 by reason of his employment.

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Italian Government to provide Support to Saint Lucia for a Flood and Hazard Early Warning System and Information Centre

The Italian Government has agreed to provide financial support to the Government of Saint Lucia for a state-of-the-art Flood and Hazard Early Warning System and Information Centre. The agreement between the two countries was formalised during the recently concluded Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters in New York, by Saint Lucia’s Sustainable Development Minister Hon. James Fletcher and his Italian counterpart, Hon. Gian Luca Galletti.

The Early Warning System will involve the establishment of a multi-hazard Information Centre for natural disasters forecasting and early warning that combines information derived from multiple ground and satellite sources and provides concrete information on upcoming extreme weather events and their potential impacts over the island.The Centre will provide the following services:

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Police News
Police have confirmed that on Thursday, April 28 at about 11:45 p.m. lawmen conducted an operation at a night club located in the northern part of the island.

As a result of the operation, two women from  Dominica, three from Jamaica, one from Barbados and four from The Dominican Republic were arrested and subsequently charged for the offence of working without valid workers permits in St.Lucia.

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'Hot' Couture to Showcase this Wednesday
The runway at this year’s Hot Couture opens with a promise of exposing patrons to a display of black culture in a modern way.

The high fashion Hot Couture event which is one of the biggest highlights of the Jazz and Arts festival will feature two well known American hairstylists to ensure that there is a marriage between fashion and hair on the runway. The event will take place on Wednesday May 4th from 7pm at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.

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New President for Civil Service Association
The newly installed President of the beleaguered Civil Service Association says the main objective is to repair the fractures in the once united public sector union.

Yvonne Edwin won the CSA vote convincingly, defeating Cletus Cyril for the position of President.

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Medical Officer Urges Caution During Jazz & Arts Festival
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sharon Belmar-George has urged for caution as members of the public attend a number of outdoor events during the Jazz and Arts Festival.

This as health officials continue the fight against the zika virus which is spread through the Aedes Egypti mosquito.

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