New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
Local radio stations have been thrust into the spotlight with the announcement of a new category of awards announced.
Hail, Heavy Rain and Flooding in Martinique
Hail, Heavy Rain and Flooding in Martinique
In a curious twist to the expected weather within the dry season, the island of Martinique experienced a combination of hail, heavy rain and flooding.
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.
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UWI Seismic Research Unit Confirms Recent Eruption of Kick’em Jenny Volcano off the Coast of Grenada

A weekend eruption of the Kick’em Jenny Volcano off the coast of Grenada does not pose any significant threat to the region.

The confirmation comes from the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies which has reported increased activity at the volcano.

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Fuel Prices to be Increased on Island

The Public is being advised that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of unleaded gasoline, diesel, LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed.

The price change takes effect from Monday, May 01, 2017.

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Police Investigate Choc Highway Accident

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Saturday, April 29, 2017, about 9:00 p.m. along the Choc Highway, near Saaman’s Park.

The incident involved a motorcar registration number PA 515, which was travelling southbound, towards Castries, and, motor lorry registration number TK 915 traversing northbound, towards Gros Islet.

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More Police News

One man of Trois Peton has been charged for causing the death of an individual of the same area.

The charges were laid against thirty nine (39) year old Wayne Janvier of Trois Piton, On Thursday, April 27, 2017, following the stabbing death of fifty nine (59) year old Leonard Felicien of the same address.

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Police News

A post mortem conducted on the body of one of the twins who succumbed to injuries sustained in a fire at La Croix Maingot, has been released.

The autopsy conducted on the body by Dr. Wayne Felicien revealed that Kerri Louis died as a result of hypovolemic shock, (severe blood or fluid loss) secondary to extensive burns to the body.

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Police News

A male child who was among two who sustained injuries in a fire at La Croix Maingot last night has died.

According to police the 10 month old twins, were injured in a fire that completely destroyed a dwelling house.

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Protest March on the Pearl of the Caribbean Development to be Staged this Weekend

A number of unanswered questions and unresolved concerns about the Pearl of the Caribbean development is the motivation behind the staging of a joint protest march in Vieux Fort this weekend.

The demonstration is a joint venture among the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change, I will Stand and the Concerns Citizens group.

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Protest March on DSH Project Planned for this Weekend

A protest march organized by the Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change in conjunction with I WILL STAND and the Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia is set to take place this weekend in the south of the island.

The primary objective is to publicly express a joint position regarding the proposed DSH Project for Vieux-Fort and what the groups claim is the refusal of the Prime Minister to engage Vieux-Fort residents in discussion on how the project will affect them.

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St. Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to Present Budget for 2017/2018

St Lucians will not have to wait much longer to hear from the Prime Minister, what the estimates of revenue and expenditure for 2017/2018 are.

The estimates for the 1.5 billion dollar budget will be presented in the House of parliament at 2pm.

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More Police News

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 about 9:45 p.m. a police operation about ten nautical miles (10NM) south west of Gros Piton (Soufriere) resulted in the arrest of two (2) Saint Lucian nationals on a local fishing canoe, named “Stranger”.

During the operation which comprised of maritime and land assets, forty-seven (47) packages of cocaine weighing 3.22 kilograms and forty-four (44) packages of compressed cannabis weighing 27.28 kilograms were discovered and seized after it was jettisoned from the vessel.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, about 4:00 p.m. at Marigot.

The incident involved a truck registration number PG 4440, which apparently encountered mechanical difficulties while travelling downhill. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.

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Saint Lucia Observes Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative professionals attached to various organizations here are participating in a seminar that will strengthen their skills in the workplace.

It is being put on by Celestial Self Development Centre as part of activities to mark the global observance of Administrative Professionals Day.

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Bail Set for the Suspect in Foiled Robbery Attempt on a Shop in Babonneau

Bail has been set for the suspect in a foiled robbery attempt on a shop in Babonneau last week.

Reynolds Alfred, was bailed in the sum of $5000 cash or suitable surety, or land documents when he appeared in court at Anse La Raye.

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty (20) year old, Rockbert Winelle Xavier of Up the Line, Micoud. On Sunday, ...

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The gun allegedly used in a robbery attempt in Babonneau over the weekend has been retrieved by police.

Reports suggest that the high powered gun was found after police chased down information that led to a location in Hill 20 last night.

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Temporary Ban Imposed on Corned Beef from Brazil Now Lifted

A temporary ban on corned beef from Brazil imposed by the government of St Lucia has been lifted.

The move was taken following international concerns about the unwholesomeness of meat and meat products from Brazil. Officials there had confirmed that a criminal investigation named “Operation Weak Flesh” was initiated by the Brazilian Government. As a result, the Ministry of Health & Wellness, in Collaboration with the Veterinary and Livestock Division of the ministry of Agriculture and the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Commerce, instituted a temporary suspension on the importation of corned beef from Brazil. Since the introduction of this measure, local government agencies have continued to closely monitor the situation.

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Officials at Victoria Hospital Declines to Comment on Recent Discharge of a Patient Believed to be Involved in Babonneau Robbery

Officials at Victoria Hospital have declined to comment on the recent discharge of a patient who is believed to have been involved in a robbery attempt in Babonneau over the weekend.

Official reports suggest that the man was among three individuals involved in the heist that went awry. Police told the media on Tuesday that he was admitted to hospital following a severe beating, but was in stable condition.

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Activities for the 2017 National Arts Festival to Commence this Weekend

Activities for the 2017 National Arts Festival, coordinated by the CDF will commence this weekend with a Community Festival in Micoud from Friday April 21st – Sunday 23rd. The 3-day event will encourage participation from communities in Micoud to showcase their creativity in all areas of visual, fine, literary and performing arts.

On Friday, April 28th, Poetry Night Live features Saint Lucian poet Kendell Hippolyte and will take place on Cadet Street in Castries under the theme, “Sounds of the Castries Underground”.

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Vendor Seeks Justice for the Castries Constituencies Council's Decision to Demolish Stall

A city vendor whose storage hut was destroyed last week on the orders of the Castries Constituencies Council is seeking justice for what she says is the deliberate and targeted attack on her.

Josephine Burke who operates from an area on Jeremie Street, opposite the hut, says the structure was destroyed without prior notification from the CCC. But according to Council Chairman Peterson Francis, due process was followed. He claims that the structure was an eye sore and presented a health hazard in the city and as such immediate action had to be taken.

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President of St. Lucia Vendors Association Comments on the Castries Constituencies Council's Decision to Demolish Vendor Stall

A decision by the Castries Constituencies Council to demolish the stall of a City vendor has been described as a breech in the laws of St Lucia.

The assertion comes from the President of the St Lucia Vendors Association Peter Ras Ipa Isaac, after the CCC destroyed a storage hut belonging to Josephine Burke on Jeremy Street last week.

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