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Local Charged for Removing a Human Skull from a Tomb at Choc Cemetery

An employee of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) was arrested and charged for removing a human skull from a tomb at Choc cemetery, according to reports.

The alleged incident occurred on March 16, 2017.

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LUCELEC Staff Stage Sick Out

Staff at the island’s lone power company have apparently staged a sick out, as the company registers what officials describe as an unusually high number of absentee workers this week.

Union officials at the St Lucia Civil Service Association have confirmed that they have received reports from LUCELEC’s human resource department of the development.

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Students Await the Big Reveal of the Winners of the Annual National Schools Science Fair

The winners of the Annual National Schools Science Fair have been selected but students will have to wait a while longer before the big reveal!

That’s according to Curriculum officer Natural Sciences at Camdu in the Ministry of Education Gianetti George, who has been coordinating the activity at the Derek Walcott Square for the past three days.

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Locals Question Possiblity of Call Tracing as the Frequency of Bomb Threats Rise on Island

As the frequency of bomb threats continue here, questions persist about the possibility of call tracing in order to identify and bring the perpetrators to justice.

A total of for such threatening calls have been lodged here this week, with three registered at locations in close proximity in the Capital.

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Officials Announce Autopsy Results of Equestrian Consultant Winston Trim

A post mortem has conducted upon the body of Winston Trim, a fifty (50) year old resident of Cas En Bas, Gros Islet, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a vehicular accident at Escap, Micoud, on Sunday, March 26, 2017, about 4:00 p.m.

The examination, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien, revealed that Winston Trim died as a result of neurological shock secondary to cervical spine dislocation in a motorcycle accident.

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Police News

Police are on the hunt for a man accused of robbing a financial institution in the north of the island last week.

The individual who remains at large is one of two suspects allegedly involved in the heist.

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Ban Imposed by Health Officials on Corned Beef Imported into St Lucia from Brazil to be Lifted Soon

A ban imposed by local health officials on corned beef imported into St Lucia from Brazil is likely to be lifted soon.

That’s according to the Acting Director of Commerce Guillaum Simon who informed that the restrictions on the product are in keeping with developments both in the region and around the world.

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Police Responds to Bomb Threat Calls

The impact of bomb threats on the resources of the police force has become a major cause for concern following a series of calls that halted business in the capital on Monday.

Police Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander confirmed that officers responded to three such incidents at various locations around Castries.

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St. Lucia Mourns the Passing of Equine Industry Consultant Winston Trim

Winston Andrew Trim was a true pioneer for the horse racing culture in Saint Lucia. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet said as much when he spoke on Monday about the 50-year-old who lost his life on Sunday March 26th 2017 in an automobile accident in Micoud.

At the time of his death, Equine Industry Consultant Winston Trim had been working closely with the Government of Saint Lucia and Desert Star Holdings Limited on building Saint Lucia’s first horse racing facility as part of the Pearl of the Caribbean project in the town of Vieux Fort.

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Local Motorist Lauds Plans for Installation of Parking Meters in Castries

Plans for the pending installation of parking meters that will alleviate parking issues in Castries have been applauded by a local motorist.

The announcement was recently made by the Chairman on the Castries Constituencies council Peterson Francis, who explained that the device will assist with congestion and other traffic problems in the city.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2017, about 4:00 p.m. at Escap, Micoud.

The incident involved a minibus registration number M791, travelling in the direction of Castries, and a motorcycle travelling toward Vieux Fort.

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St Lucia Fire Service Registers Sixty Nine Distress Calls Over the Weekend

A road fatality in the south of the island on Sunday is among a total of sixty nine distress calls registered with emergency services over the weekend.

Assistant Divisional Officer at eth St Lucia Fire Service Jermaine William confirmed that the incident occurred in Micoud, when a motorcycle came into contact with a minibus.

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Saint Lucia Inland Revenue Department Launches Electronic Payment Service

The Inland Revenue Department today launched its Electronic Payment Service which enables taxpayers to make tax payments in the comfort of their homes or offices.

Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Sophia Henry is elated with this development which enhances customer experience and led by example in making the first payment.

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Pay-By-License-Plate Parking Terminals to be Installed in Castries

Pay-By-License-Plate Parking Terminals will be installed in the William Peter Boulevard and on various streets in the city, giving motorists additional options for parking.

The new multi-space meters will help decrease illegal parking and create more parking availability for shoppers and visitors to the City.

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Cul De Sac Quarry Owner Reacts to Devastating Loss Following Explosion

The owner of the Cul De Sac quarry and prominent businessman Rayneau Gajadhar has been reacting to the devastating loss following Tuesday’s explosion.

Gajadhar says he is not in a position to disclose the facts surrounding the incident, as his company has made the plight of the injured and dead, its priority.

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Update on Investigation into the Electrocution of Choiseul Local

An update on Investigations into the electrocution of a Choiseul man over the weekend has been released by officials at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd.

This after emergency officials confirmed that the man was holding on to a stay wire at the time of his death.

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Three People Confirmed Dead in Explosion at the Cul De Sac Quarry

Medical officials have confirmed that three people are dead and four others who sustained serious injuries in an explosion at the Cul De Sac quarry on Tuesday have been airlifted to Martinique for medical treatment.

The incident which occurred some time after 5pm activated a mass casualty response from medical officials here.

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St. Lucia Ministry of Labour to Clamp Down on Foreign Nationals Working Illegally

The Ministry of Labour is embarking on a drive to clamp down on foreign nationals working in Saint Lucia illegally. It has been brought to the attention of the Labour Department, that there are individuals employed at various organizations here without a valid Work Permit.

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State Funeral Planned for the Late Derek Walcott

A state funeral is being planned for the late Derek Walcott.

An exception has been made, by the Cabinet of Ministers in the tradition which is usually reserved for State officials.

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LUCELEC Experts Conduct Investigation into the Electrocution of a Choiseul Man Over the Weekend

Technical experts at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the electrocution of a Choiseul man over the weekend.

This comes after emergency officials report that a distress call was registered with the department led to the discovery of a man who was found holding on to a stay wire near one of LUCELEC's poles.

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