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Department of Education to Host Mathematics Symposium for Educators
The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, through the Curriculum and Materials Development Unit (CAMDU), is attempting to raise the level of students’ achievement in mathematics in Saint Lucia, with the hosting of a Mathematics Symposium for Educators from January 31st to February 1st, 2017.

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Police News
A young pedestrian was hit by a truck this evening on the Sans Souci bridge.

There were also blood stains on the front left side of the truck which collided with him.

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More Police News
The brother of a Sunbilt man who was fatally shot this morning has refrained from speculating on the motive for Peter Satney’s killing.

He is however convinced that his brother was the target of thieves who may not have found anything valuable on the deceased.

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Police News
Police investigations are continuing into two shooting deaths in the last two days.

The first occurred on Thursday, January 26th, when officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a shooting at Rosehill, Castries about 4:30 p.m.

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Physicians and Healthcare Workers Participate in Continuing Medical Education Conference
Close to one hundred local regional and international physicians and healthcare workers are currently participating in a Biennial Continuing Medical Education Conference which opened in St Lucia today.

The CME is being hosted by St Jude Hospital in collaboration with Des Moines University in Iowa, United States, at the National Skills Development Centre in Vieux Fort.  It is being held under the theme Integrated Healthcare for the Elderly and targets Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Allied Health professionals.

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Police News
Police have confirmed reports of an attempted suicide in Anse La Raye last night.

Suggestions are that a man who was in a love triangle attempted suicide early Wednesday evening.

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St Lucia Cooperative League Changes Location
The St Lucia Cooperative League has announced its acquisition of what it describes as a monument of its success and strength.

Business Development Officer for the St Lucia Cooperative Union League Phil Henderson says the process of owning the William Peter Boulevard location was recently finalized adding that it is expected to increase the level of convenience for members.

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Customs Officials Observe International Customs Day
Customs officials are celebrating a historical milestone today as the department moves to facilitate trade.

It comes on the occasion of International Customs Day which is observed annually on January 26th

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Officials from the Inland Revenue Department Cautions Public to Pay Close Attention to Changes in VAT Rate
Consumers and business owners are cautioned that failure to pay close attention to the changes in the vat rate could result in penalties.

The advice comes ahead of the January 31st deadline when businesses must make the adjustment in their pricing to reflect a 12.5 percent vat rate .

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Police News
A woman who was hospitalised yesterday after drinking the herbicide, Gramoxone, has died, her daughter confirms.
Cecilia Daniel Marshall, 43, of Deglos passed away at Victoria Hospital around 11:00 last night.

The 21-year-old said her mother drank the substance around 7 a.m. at their home yesterday. A bottle with the substance was found her mother’s feet.

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Police News
Police have confirmed that a man who escaped lawful custody this week has been recaptured.

On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 about 7:45 a.m. police recaptured, 29 year old, Dexter Jn. Baptiste who was caught on Sandy Beach in Bruceville, Vieux Fort.

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Soca Artiste ‘Ninja Dan’ Released from Prision
Soca Artiste and Rise St Lucia activist Jonathan ‘Ninja Dan’ St. Rose who was accused of murder has been released

The development comes just months after St Rose and two other men who were also jailed in connection with murder of a Pavee man, pled guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. The trio was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year.

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 St Lucia Lifesaving Association Comments on News of Latest Drowning
The Secretary of the St Lucia Lifesaving Association has called for St Lucians to prioritize swimming following news of the latest drowning.

The bodies of two men who had ventured out to see on a fishing expedition were fished out of the water this week. The two men met their demise despite suggestions that they were excellent swimmers.

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More Police News
Police have confirmed that an individual who is believed to have been incarcerated at the Bordelais Correctional Facility has escaped lawful custody.

The incident apparently occurred in Vieux Fort on Monday.

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Caribbean Red Cross Zika Project Launches
The launch of the Caribbean Red Cross Zika Project that will also take place in ten other regional states took place here today.

It is expected to reduce transmission of the mosquito borne zika virus, and educating people on sustainable practices to reduce the spread of the virus.

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Castries City Council to Crackdown on Citizens' Unhealthy Behaviour In Public
The Castries City Council is cracking down on unhealthy behaviour by citizens in an effort to add to the aesthetic appeal of the city.

The announcement was made by Peterson Francis who stressed that in addition to being unhygienic, the age old practice of indiscriminate urination is also illegal.

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Police News
The family of a man who is suspected to have drowned on Sunday near Smugglers Cove have expressed mixed feelings after his body was fished out of the sea this morning.

Kieron Cornibert was one of two people who is believed to have been kayaking near the resort on Sunday before submerging in the water.

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Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia to Host Two Day Consultation
Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc will host a two day consultation on Tuesday January 17th and Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at the conference room of the National Mental Wellness Centre from 9:00 am.

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Speculations Abound On Fate of Minister of Finance in Wake of Sex Scandal
There has been no official word yet on whether or not the Minister in the Ministry of Finance has resigned.

Speculation is rife that Dr Ubaldus Raymond has been asked to resign in the wake of a sex scandal.

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Police News
Police are investigating the death of 24 year old Keegan Rosemund of Ciceron.

Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander has the details.

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