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Results on Post Mortem of Island's Homicide Victim Released
The results of a post mortem conducted on the body of the island’s later homicide victim have been released

On, Thursday, July 30, 2015, the autopsy was performed on the body of 35 year old Tennyson Lionel of Ciceron, Castries.

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Flood Warning Discontinued for Saint Lucia

The flood warning which was issued for Saint Lucia has been discontinued.

However, according to the 6 a.m. weather report issued by the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, the island will continue to experience partly cloudy

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Gros Islet to Host Carnival Activities this Weekend
The Gros Islet Constituency Council together with the Residents of Gros Islet will be hosting its Carnival Activities on the weekend.

It comes following the hosting of the National event and coincides with the annual Gros Islet Day street party on August 1st .

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Police Investigate Death of 35 Yr Old Ciceron Male
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35 year old man of Ciceron.

Official reports indicate that on Thursday, July 30, 2015, about 2:30 a.m. police responded to a report of shooting at Morne Du Don, Castries.

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Local Business Owner Near Bexon Highway Speaks Out
The owner of a scrap metal company located near the Bexon highway says he is not taking any responsibility for the number of vehicular accidents occurring on that section of the road.

The man who called in to RCI’s newsspin program on Wednesday says he has noted the accusatory finger pointed at him and his business, as well as claims that the business causes an obstruction for drivers traversing the road.

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Minibus Driver Involved in Fatal Accident  on Bexon Highway Comments on Ordeal
The minibus driver who was involved in an accident on the Bexon Highway that claimed the life on one passenger has been speaking out about the ordeal that has left his colleagues travelling the route traumatized.

Mr Michael Doussa who has been plying the route for almost 30 years and says he has never been involved in a crash, because he has always been a cautious driver.

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UWP Leader Responds to Suspicion Surrounding His Credentials
The political leader of the United Workers Party has reacted to public suspicion surrounding his credentials.

The authenticity of the academic qualifications of Allen Chastanet has been questioned by sections of the public, prompting party operatives to dismiss the claim as politically motivated.

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Bexon Minibus Association Mourns Tragic Death of Resident
A tragic motor vehicular accident that claimed the life of a Bexon resident on Monday has left minibus operators plying the route visibly shaken.

The disclosure comes from the President of the Bexon Minibus Association Demetrius Duplesis who says that the driver involved in the collision is one of the best operators on the route.

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CSA's Dispute with Ministry of Health's Failure to Settle Outstanding Payments to Drivers Continues
A former President of the largest trade Union here says the dispute between the CSA and a group of drivers who are owed outstanding overtime payments for almost three years has been mishandled.

The CSA pulled out its members on Tuesday, when the Ministry of Health failed to settle the outstanding payments after an ultimatum was issued on Friday last week.

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Five Families Lose Home in Vieux Fort Fire
Five families in the Westhall Group area of Vieux Fort lost their homes in a fire on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The mid-afternoon blaze in the community known as the Mangue entirely consumed the five houses, despite the best efforts of the Fire Service and residents, who deployed hoses and buckets in an effort to quell the inferno.
 
No major injuries were reported, and no lives were lost.

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Acting Police Commissioner Reacts to Ruling of Chakadan Daniel’s Death
The Acting Police Commissioner, has reacted to public concern about the ruling by the Magistrates Court on Friday, July 24, 2015, which concluded that Chakadan Daniel’s death was as a result of “unlawful killing”.

Mr Errol Alexander spoke to members of the media regarding concerns about the next step to be taken in the matter. Alexander stated that the responsibility rests with the Director of Public Prosecutions. He adds that the presumption of innocence should be maintained and that officers are to remain strong and render support to their colleagues.

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First Case of Whooping Cough Recorded in Region
The Ministry Of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations is adopting a proactive approach in the management of Pertusis/Whooping Cough of which one case has been recorded in the region.

As a result, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held two workshops at separate venues where more than 150 health professionals serving all the regions were enlightened on the clinical situation relating to whooping cough.

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CSA Threatens Strike Action on Ministry of Health for Outstanding Payments to Drivers
The St Lucia Civil Service Association is following through with its threat of strike action on the Ministry of Health, due to its failure to regularize outstanding overtime payments for drivers.

According to the acting President of the CSA Wilfred Pierre, the payments have been outstanding for almost three years. He claims that despite several attempts to resolve the situation have failed.

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Residents of Marigot, Roseau and Jackmel Receive Awards for Participation in NELU Programmes
Some 39 residents of Marigot, Roseau and Jackmel are now more proficient in the areas of cake making, garment making and IT.

They all received their awards of participation in programmes of the National Enrichment Learning Unit or NELU recently at a ceremony put on at the Jackmel Community Center.

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Police Investigate Fatal Accident on Bexon Highway
Police investigations continue into a fatal accident on the Bexon Highway.

On Monday, July 27, 2015 about 10:30 a.m. officers attached to the Traffic Unit responded to a report of a serious accident on the Bexon Road.

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Fuel Prices to Increase on Island
The public is informed that prices of petroleum products will be adjusted today, Monday July 27, 2015.
 
The prices of some fuel products will increase, while the prices of liquid petroleum gas will decrease. Despite the reductions in liquid petroleum the Government of Saint Lucia continues to subsidize the 20lb and 22lb cylinders, respectively.

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Court Rules Death of 22 Yr Old Chakadan Daniel as an Unlawful Killing
A ruling against members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force following an inquest into the death of Chakadan Daniel has been described as concerning by the President of the Police Welfare Association.

Daniel was found hanging in his cell at the Micoud Police Station where he was being held on October 30th 2013

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President of the Police Welfare Association Calls On Police Commissioner to Explain Extended Absence from the Force

The President of the Police Welfare Association has called out Police Commissioner to address his men on his extended absence from the force.

The call comes from Mr Cameron Laure stressed that the police commissioner whose vacation leave has twice been extended must explain why such action has been taken against him.

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CSA's President Issues Ultimatum to Ministry of Health Regarding Outstanding Payments to Drivers attached to Victoria Hospital
The St Lucia Civil Service Association and the Government have locked horns again, this time over claims regarding outstanding overtime payments to drivers attached to the Victoria Hospital.

The claim was made on Friday during RCI’s Newsspin program by the CSA’s acting President Wilfred Pierre. He says the monies have been three years past due and the drivers must be paid their wages.

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Orange Alert Issued in Grenada for Kick ‘Em Jenny Submarine Volcano
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) wishes to advise that the code orange alert that has been issued in Grenada refers to the Kick ‘Em Jenny volcano and not to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean.

Additionally, NEMO says there is no Tsunami Warning for Saint Lucia at this time.
An orange alert level remains in effect for the Kick ‘Em Jenny submarine volcano located approximately 8 km north of the island of Grenada.

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