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Flow to Increase Broadband Rates in St. Lucia
The Nation Consumers Association has reacted to news that Flow will be increasing broadband rates in St Lucia.

The subtle move by the Company to inform local consumers via text message was made in October, indicating that the new rates would take effect on November 1st.

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Water Supply Has Been Micoud Shut Down
The Water and Sewerage Company has provided an update on the water situation in Micoud following the discovery of dead fish is a water catchment there this week.

Public Relations Officer at the water Company Dave Anthony Charles has described the situation as regrettable since this is the second such incident to have occurred there in a short period of time.

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Father of 3 Commits Suicide
The latest suicide incident has raised fresh concerns about its impact on the lives of the many children who are left without their fathers.

Reports surfaced here on Thursday that a 44 year old man of Dennery who was a father of three had taken his own life on Wednesday, leaving family and friends stunned.

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ARC Launches!
The launch of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sailed off today when officials at the St Lucia tourist Board raised the curtains of a series of activities to welcome participants in the annual regatta that ends in St Lucia.

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Father of 3 Suspected of Committing Suicide
A Dennery family is now grief stricken after news that one of their own is suspected to have taken his life.

The father of three has been identified as 44 year old Gibson Bernard.

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Individual Arrested in Connection with Hit and Run Incident on Bexon Highway
One individual has been arrested in connection with a hit and run incident on a local lawman on the Bexon Highway.

The incident is believed to have occurred on Tuesday when the officer who was involved in a routine traffic check exercise attempted to stop a driver.

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St. Lucia to Observe International Creole Day this Weekend
The Creole language will be the main focus of this year’s observance of International Creole Day which is being observed on October 28th .

This comes after hundreds of St Lucians celebrated their creole cultural heritage on Sunday with the when several communities opened exhibitions of creole cuisine and traditions around the island.

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Update on Lambirds Academy Scandal
The attorney representing the Lambirds Academy administrators who have been accused on Human Trafficking and Money Laundering offences among others says his clients could be free before Christmas.

This comes following the dismissal of money laundering charges against Dr Iftekah Shams and the other defendants in the case brought by dozens of Nepalese students who arrived in St Lucia earlier this year, on the premise that they would pursue higher education and receive opportunities to work here.

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Saint Lucians Express Concerns on News that St Lucia Distillers is Up for Sale
Serious concerns are being raised about the interests of disadvantaged CLICO policy holders in light of news that the insurance company is on the verge of selling what is being seen as its last large asset in St Lucia.

It comes from the political leader of the United Workers Party Allen Chastanet, who has also questioned whether the government is aware of the situation and what measures are being established to assure policy holders that they will be compensated.

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4 Year Old Death Ruled Homicide

Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has decried the tragic death of four year old Milan Ferdinand.

Relatives of the deceased are being accused of physically abusing him.

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Environmental Health Department Publishes List of Establishments Who Have Met Compliance Bench Mark
The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry Health in July and August of this year published in the Star and Voice Newspapers and St. Lucia Gazette the names of various hotels, restaurants, bakeries and ice-cream parlors who met or surpassed the 80% compliance bench mark set by the Public Health Board and a public health licence to operate.

Food Safety Officer with the Department of Environmental Health, Sementha Tisson said the publishing of this list is primarily to provide the public with information as to the licensed establishments where they should consume food.

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Major Contest Scheduled for Leadership of United Workers Party

A major contest is scheduled to take place here by mid November for the leadership of the opposition United Workers Party.

This was preceded on Sunday by a conference of delegates at Ti-Roche`/Micoud where several people were nominated for key positions within the party.

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Ministry of Education Donates Over $30,000 to Dominica

A drive by the Ministry of Education to raise funds for school children of Dominica affected by the passage of tropical Storm Erika in August has been deemed a huge success.

The initiative dubbed Good-Deed-a-Thon – Give One Save Many, collected just over $30,000 EC Dollars from schools and ministry staff.

students were asked to donate one dollar each towards the venture and staff of the ministry five dollars and above. 

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President H.E. Nicolas Maduro to visit Saint Lucia
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, H.E. Nicolas Maduro, will make his first visit to Saint Lucia on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
 
In preparation for the President's visit, an advanced party of Forty (40) is expected to arrive in Saint Lucia, today, Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

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Police News
On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 about 9:15 p.m. police responded to a shooting which occurred at Cul De Sac, Castries.

Fifty six year old Rufus Pierre of Cul De Sac, Castries sustained a gunshot wound to the back when three (3) unknown armed men, accosted him near his variety store.

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Victorious Comeback for Hillary Clinton

It was a victorious comeback for Hillary Clinton, a front-runner who has been on the downswing.

The former secretary of state and first lady, who once came within a few cracks of shattering the glass ceiling to win a major party's presidential nomination, stepped on to a debate stage once more Tuesday night. But this time, it was to ask the American people to allow her to succeed the very man who had crushed her White House dreams seven years ago.

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St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Contributes to Dominica Relief Efforts

The St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association has made a 27,000 EC dollar contribution to its Dominican counterpart.

The money was presented to a representative of the DHTA Wednesday during a cheque presentation.

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Belle-Vue Development Committee to Host Fete Kweyol En Belle-Vue

The Belle-Vue Development Committee is preparing to host an event which has been dubbed: Fete Kweyol En Belle Vue.

Sunday`s activity is scheduled for 1 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the grounds of the Community Development Centre.

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St. Lucia Observes Fire Prevention Week

A Fire Officer has lamented the setting up and expansion of communities in various parts of the island which lack certain amenities to aid in the fight against fires.

Officer Francis was a guest on RCI`s Morning program on Monday.

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The head of the island`s Police Welfare Association is questioning the legality of measures employed in conducting a recent probe into the operations of the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

At the center of the issue were alleged extra judicial killings which occurred between 2010 and 2011 during Operation Restore Confidence.

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