Students Reel From News of the Tragic Deaths of Members of the Spartan Fraternity
Students Reel From News of the Tragic Deaths of Members of the Spartan Fraternity
Students and administrative officials of Spartan Health Sciences University in Vieux Fort are reeling from news of the unexpected and tragic deaths of three members of the Spartan Fraternity.
Officials Confirm Possible Recurrence of Sargassum Seaweed
Officials Confirm Possible Recurrence of Sargassum Seaweed
Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer Mr. Thomas Nelson sought to provide clarity on the ecological role of the macro-algae.
Concerned Parent Reacts to Musical Content Aired at Sporting Events
Concerned Parent Reacts to Musical Content Aired at Sporting Events
Mr. Alexander stated that his protestations were met with an order to be ejected from the sporting activity.
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Police News

Police have confirmed news of a shooting in Black Mallet around midnight.

As a result, one individual believed to be in his early 20s has been hospitalized and is listed as being in stable condition.

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Saint Lucia to Host Four Day Training Workshop on Rapid Syphilis and Rapid HIV

The status of people living with HIV and Syphillis is set to improve, thanks to a three year grant fund to the OECS Commission.

As part of that program the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has been involved with the training of people who will take on the role of trainers in each of the OECS countries.

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Individuals with Hypertension to Receive Free Screenings and Testing on World Hypertension Day

Individuals suffering with hypertension will receive free screenings and testing as part of activities to observe World Hypertension Day.

The exercise is being coordinated by the St Lucia Hypertension and Diabetes Association as Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in the global commemoration on May 17th.

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Anse La Raye Residents Call for Assistance Regarding Main Water Catchment Contamination

Renewed calls for assistance are being made on behalf of Anse La Raye Residents regarding the contamination of a main water catchment area in the village.

It comes from Vincent Francis who has called on the Water and Sewerage Company and the Department of Forestry to investigate the situation.

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Police News

Police investigations have opened into the shooting of a middle aged man of Paix Bouche Babonneau on Monday.

The incident has left George Foster nursing multiple gunshot injuries at hospital.

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Computer Malware Affects Hospital and Government Websites Worldwide

Officials in St Lucia have allayed public fears about the possible impact of a computer malware that has affected hospital and government websites in over one hundred countries worldwide.

Suggestions are that the WannaCry ransomware which has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday. However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful.

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Police News

A Marchand resident who was the victim of a shooting on Sunday morning in that community has died.

Kimbert Lynch was shot in the chest at Black Mallet, around 11:00 a.m. according to reports. The 22 year old was transported to hospital and died some time later.

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President of the Saint Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association Charged with Abstracting Electricity
A June 16, 2017 trial date has been set for the President of the Saint Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, who has been charged with abstracting electricity.

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Youngest Member of the West Indies Women’s Senior Cricket Squad to Receive Assistance from Local Organisation

A 16 year old student who has become the youngest member of the West Indies Women’s senior Cricket squad is set to receive financial and other forms of support to assist with personal costs.

The push for donations is being made by Visions Entertainment, which continues to make a heavy impact in sports development through football.

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Individuals Who are Hearing Impaired to Receive Assistance from International Organization
St Lucia stands to benefit from the assistance rendered by an international organization for individuals who are hearing impaired. It comes from the ...

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Former Police Commissioner Express Concern On the Increased Number of Road Fatalities on Island

Former Police Commissioner, Cuthbert Phillips, expressing concern about road deaths on the island, has asserted that Saint Lucia must start putting its house in order.

Just recently, two teenage girls lost their lives in a road accident.

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Tea Time Jazz Celebrates Twenty Year Anniversary

Tea Time Jazz is on! This year the event marks a milestone as it celebrates its 20th year of bringing patrons music, art and heart.

While the event will take place on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM, an official launch was held last week, in an intimate setting at the SLASPA’s Conference Room.

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Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News Stories

Media professionals in St Lucia are reacting to efforts by social media network Facebook to crack down on fake news.

Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press. The ads carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine.

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St. Lucia to Observe Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Community participation is critical to the success of any program designed to eliminate breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Efforts are doomed to failure if even one household is negligent.” So said Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he commented on the importance of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, which is being observed from May 8-12.

In his assessment of the mosquito prevention efforts in the Region thus far, Dr Hospedales noted that strategies for the control of the mosquito, which causes Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are failing, and stated that what is needed is an “all hands onboard approach.”

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Roman Catholic Church Issues Communiqué on DSH Development Issue

A communiqué issued by the Roman Catholic Church stating its position among dissenters on the DSH development earmarked for Vieux Fort has been drawing reaction from members of the public.

Among them is Newspaper publisher and talk show host Rick Wayne who has expressed amazement at what he says is the political undertones of the church’s statement.

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Police News

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an apparent suicide in Choiseul. The incident took place on Thursday March 4th.

Police Press Relations Officer Ann Joseph has a report.

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St. Lucia to Observe Vaccination Week

A month of activities has been carded to mark the observance of Vaccination Week here as the Americas celebrates its 15- year milestone.

The observance takes place under the theme “Get Vaccinated to celebrate a healthy tomorrow”. The aim is to raise awareness about the significance of vaccination as an integral part of healthy living; reduced morbidity and mortality; and disease prevention.

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Visions Entertainment and Monroe College to Offer Partial Scholarships to Deserving Footballers

Visions Entertainment, organizers of the Super League football tournament has teamed up with Monroe College to offer partial scholarship packages to deserving footballers and their children.

According to Mr Didus Fedee, the move is in keeping with a trend started two years ago when Visions Entertainment sought to make a more lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of sportsmen and women in St Lucia.

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St. Lucia Mourns Loss of Teens in Fatal Accident

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has extended condolences to the families and loved ones of eighteen-year-old Zhané Bianca Williams and nineteen-year-old Zina Omega Anthony, who lost their lives tragically on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The teenagers both attended the Division of Arts, Science and General Studies of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC).

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St. Jude Hospital Officials Tally Funds Collected at Fundraiser

As officials at the St Jude Hospital continue to make a final tally on funds collected following Sunday’s fundraiser, the bazaar is being hailed a resounding success.

Organizers are hoping that the bazaar will reclaim its place on the annual calendar of activities in Vieux Fort, following a hiatus stemming from the devastating fire of September 9, 2009.

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