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Police News
Police are reporting a total of six burglaries that occurred on Wednesday, when citizens were on high alert for the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew.

According to Press Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte, the offenses occurred at two residential homes, two schools and a well known store in Castries.

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Crop and Vegetable Farmers in the South Hit by Tropical Storm Matthew
Crop and vegetable farmers in the south of the island have taken a major hit according to preliminary reports in the wake of Tropical Storm Matthew.

An assessment was made by the Parliamentary representative for Vieux Fort North and former Agriculture Minister Moses Jn Baptiste.

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Full Assessment of the Stadium which Houses the St. Jude Hospital to be Released After Tropical Storm Matthew
A full assessment of the condition of the stadium which houses the St Jude Hospital is expected to be released in due course in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Matthew.

The hospital only experienced some minor flooding on the East Wing as well as some light pieces of debris falling from the Stadium roof.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Makes Recommendation for Dialysis Unit at the new European Union-Owen King Hospital Medical Complex
Access to dialysis treatment for people suffering from kidney failure could increase due to a pending decision by St Lucia’s Prime Minister.

According to a statement from the office of the Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has indicated that due to the pressing need for Dialysis services here, the Government is hoping to open the Dialysis Unit at the new European Union-Owen King Hospital Medical Complex ahead of the official handing over of the hospital.

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Met Services Issues Caution in Preparation for Torpical Storm Matthew
The director of Met services Venantius Descartes has issued a caution to the public, urging for premptive steps to be taken ahead of the effects of Tropical storm Matthew.

This comes following a pre strike meeting held on Tuesday and that latest update on the approaching system which was issued earlier today.

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Women's  Advocacy Group Call for Better Representation for Disadvantaged Women
A strong call has been made on female parliamentarians to provide better representation for unmarried women and children who are constantly disadvantaged by institutional and legalized discrimination entrenched within the legislative, justice and social systems.

It comes from the women and child rights advocacy group Raise Your Voice St Lucia, which has stressed that Government must take the necessary steps to create an environment where women and their children can grow to their full potential.

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Local Cricket Pundit Announces his Predictions for the West Indies Team
A local cricket pundit has announced his predictions for the West Indies team ahead of their T20 match against Pakistan on Tuesday.

Joseph Reds Pereira says a number of factors have led to the below par performance by the team including the absence of key players and the effective leadership skills of St Lucian all rounder Daren Sammy.

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MET Officials Urge St. Lucians to Brace for Bad Weather this Week
Local MET Officials are urging St Lucians to brace for bad weather that is expected to affect the region in a few days.

According to the Director of Met Services Venantius Descartes, it is being brought on by a system that officials have been monitoring for some time now.

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Police News
Police have released the results of a post mortem conducted on the body of a Marigot man.

Mervin Francis who has been listed as the 21st homicide victim for the year was fatally shot in Marigot last week.

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Indian Community in St Lucia Prepares for Cultural Event this Weekend
The Indian community in St Lucia is gearing up for the staging of another cultural event to highlight the culture and heritage on the weekend.

A series of cultural events have been taking place at various locations around the island that take place in the form of a celebration of Indian food and traditions.

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Social Problem of Rape Selected as Theme for 100 Thousand Poets for Change
The social problem of rape has been chosen as the theme for an open night organized by the Saint Lucia leg of 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

The event which is being coordinated by Ponm Damou Kreations will take place at Keebee's Sports Bar and Grill on the Rodney Bay Stripe on Saturday September 24, 2016.

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ICAR Comments on Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court's Suggestions On Increasing Attempts at Judicial Interference
Suggestions by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court about increasing attempts at Judicial interference has caught the attention of ICAR.

According to the organization’s Public Relations Officer Aaron Alexander, while the Chief Justice did not elaborate on her claim, it fuels suspicions about whether or not governments attempt to influence the courts.

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Plans Underway for 'Mizik en San Nous' Music Compeition
The Belle Vue Journen Kweyol Committee is sparing no effort in rolling out activities to commemorate and celebrate this year’s Creole Heritage Month.

According to the head of the Committee Kendall Elva, plans are well advanced for the staging of a music competition dubbed Mizik en San Nous.

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Education and Sporting Authorities to Re-examine Safety Regulations at Sporting Events
The sudden death of a student athlete in Jamaica on Wednesday has prompted the need for education and sporting authorities to take a closer look at tightening safety regulations.

The incident which is reminiscent of the circumstances surrounding the death of a student athlete in Soufriere, is of grave concern especially for a sports enthusiast here.

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Grenada's Prime Minister Resigns from CARICOM Sub-committee on Cricket
There is no shortage of action both on and off the pitch as Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell resignation from the CARICOM  Sub-committee on Cricket.

The role is expected to be taken up by St Vincent’s Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves who has not minced words about the management style of the Dave Cameron led West Indies Cricket Board.

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Question Posed by Reporter Sparks Ire of St Lucia's Prime Minister
An incident that had sparked the ire of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Monday was a major talking point at last night’s news conference.

According to Allen Chastanet a question posed by a reporter relating to Prince Harry’s stay during visit to St Lucia, was meant to deliberately malign and tarnish his reputation.

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St Lucia Fire Service Responds to Seventy Eight Emergencies Over the Weekend
The St Lucia Fire Service responded to a total of seventy eight emergencies and two fire calls over the past weekend.

Station Officer Germaine William says the emergency calls included one motor vehicular accident where four people sustained serious injuries.

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Local Authorities Under Fire from Rape Victim for Inefficiencies which cause Delays in the Justice System
Local authorities have come under fire from a rape victim for the inefficiencies that cause delays in the justice system.

The woman who called in to RCI’s newsspin program on Thursday last week, was prompted by news of the rape of a Micoud Woman in her home almost two weeks ago. She disclosed that that in her case, the matter has taken eighteen years to be heard the high court.

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Babonneau Youth and Sports Council set to Host a Motorcade and Homecoming Ceremony for Levern Spencer
The Babonneau Youth and Sports Council in collaboration with the Levern Spencer management team, is set to host a grand motorcade and homecoming ceremony on Sunday, September 18th 2016.

It follows an official hero’s welcome for the Olympic high jumper on Thursday. Spencer has since been engaged in a packed program of activities organized by the government and other stakeholders.

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Reports Surfaces of UFO Activity in Soufriere
Reports have surfaced here about UFO activity in taking place in Soufriere.

The allegation was made by watchmen at the Stone Field Resort in Soufriere last week when the men described seeing a beam of light about 3am, that illuminated the Petit Piton area as bright as day.

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