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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More Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty two (22) year old namely, Clint Wells of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 about 8:20 a.m. officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Moule-a-Chique Beach in Vieux Fort.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cyril James, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Monday, October 30, 2017, about 4:30 p.m. at Victoria, Choiseul, near the Ravineau Gap.

Cyril James, a fifty two (52) year old resident of Morne Jacques, Choiseul, was one of four persons on a pick-up van, which overturned after encountering mechanical difficulties.

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Fatal Accident along Promenade in Vieux Fort

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Emeron Jn Marie, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Monday, October 23, 2017, about 5:30 p.m. along the promenade, adjacent to the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, in Vieux Fort.

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Police News

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Vieux Fort, received a report of a stabbing at West Hall Group, Vieux Fort, between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Keith Smith, a twenty nine (29) year old resident of Balca, Choiseul, originally of Bruceville, Vieux Fort, sustained a stab wound during the said incident. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

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Lambird Academy Scandal Update

Dr. Iftekhar Shams, the man at the centre of the Lambirds Academy human trafficking scandal, is due to make a court appearance today Thursday October 19.

However the Lambirds Academy CEO says he’s sceptical that the case will be heard adding that he’s fed up Justice System in St Lucia.

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St. Lucia Observes International Credit Union Day

St Lucia and the rest of the global community is presently observing International Credit Union Day.

Described as a forward thinking movement on the island , Mr Phil Henderson of the St Lucia Credit Union Co-operative League cites its relevance.

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World Creole Music Festival Cancelled

Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), informs the public that the 20th edition of the World Creole Music Festival has been cancelled.

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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has appointed Cybelle Brown as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

Ms Brown is a Saint Lucian who started her career in the Saint Lucian Tourism Business and propelled to become a senior executive at Viacom in New York.

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Police News

On Friday, September 22, 2017, during a police operation at Cacao, Babonneau, a .380 pistol, ten rounds of ammunition and two magazines were recovered. Two individuals were arrested as a consequence.

Twenty nine (29) year old Jervaughn St. Claire and thirty (30) year old Steve Joseph both residents of Cacao, Babonneau, were formally charged for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

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Dominica’s Prime Minister Expresses Gratitude to the Regional Governments for their Support in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s Prime Minister has expressed gratitude to the governments of the region for their tangible support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the press today to update the public on the recovery effort there.

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Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Expresses Concern On Strong Action Taken by the Department of Education Against a Parent who has been Fighting Discrimination Against Her Child

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia is concerned about what it sees as the strong action taken by the Department of Education against a parent who has been fighting discrimination against her child.

Louina Joseph has for years complained about the mal treatment and neglect of her son at school because of his rare medical condition.

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Dominica to Receive US $19 Million Payout under the CCRIF SPC Tropical Cyclone Policy

CCRIF SPC announced today that Dominica will receive a payout of over 19 million US dollars, under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 19.

This payout will be made within 14 days of the hurricane. CCRIF was designed to provide quick liquidity to governments of the Caribbean and Central America following catastrophic impacts from tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall. Dominica also holds an excess rainfall policy with CCRIF and assessments as to whether that policy was triggered are ongoing and will be determined in the next few days.

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Police News

One man, identified as Alvin Lewis is dead while another is reportedly in critical condition, fighting for his life as a result of a shooting at Beausejour.

The incident occurred last night some time before 8pm. According to initial reports, Lewis was the driver of a BMW vehicle in which the other man was a passenger in the front seat.

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Medical Experts from Taiwan to Arrive in St. Lucia this Weekend to Provide Medical Services to the Public

A group of medical experts from Taiwan are expected to arrive in St Lucia this weekend to provide medical services, free of charge to the public.

The exercise is being facilitated by St Jude Hospital which shares a twinning arrangement with a Taiwanese medical facility.

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St. Lucia Assists with Dominica Relief Effort

St Lucia has sprung into action to assist with the restoration effort in Dominica immediately following the passage of Hurricane Maria.

According to Acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute, preliminary reports indicate widespread devastation which calls for immediate attention.

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Dominica’s Prime Minister Releases Statement in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has released a statement in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria which swept through the island last night.

The statement highlights initial reports are of widespread devastation. Skerrit informed that “so far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.

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Local Met Officials Issue the All Clear for St. Lucia

Local Met Officials have issued the all clear for St Lucia as hurricane Maria continues to track north westward away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system continue to diminish.

Speaking with RCI news today, Met Officer Shem Willie informed that at 8:00 am today, the centre of hurricane Maria was located 194 miles or 312 km northwest of Saint Lucia. However, scattered moderate to heavy rainfall and gusty winds associated with the outer bands of Maria are expected during the next 12 to 24 hours.

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LUCELEC Reports that Saint Lucia's Infrastrcture Held Up Very Well During Hurricane Maria

Officials at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd are reporting that the main electricity infrastructure held up fairly well during Hurricane Maria and that none of the substations or the main 66kV infrastructure was affected.

However, LUCELEC has received reports of a number of localised area faults including interruptions in the electricity supply to pockets of customers in various locations, sparking on electricity lines, as well as fallen trees or branches on distribution and service lines.

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Saint Lucia NEMO Supports Calls for Mandatory Enforcement of Orders for Islandwide Shutdown in Case of Disasters

The Director at the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has supported calls for mandatory enforcement of orders for islandwide shutdown in case of disasters.

This comes amid reports that some businesses have ignored the advice issued by Acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute for the closure of schools and businesses to remain closed as St Lucia and other islands in the Lesser Antilles braces for the effects of Hurricane Maria today.

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Department of Infrastructure Announces Closure of Section of Castries on Saturday

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has informed the motoring public that a section of the Castries – Gros Islet Highway, Choc Roundabout to Marisule Intersection will be closed from 4p.m. on Saturday 16th September 2017 to 5a.m on Monday 18th September 2017. This is to allow for repairs to the riding surface of the Choc Bridge.

All commuters are asked to be guided by road signs which will be placed for their information and guidance. As a result, traffic will be diverted via Corinth – Grande Riviere Main Road through to Postlewaithe Road onto Allan Bousquet Highway towards the Choc Roundabout and vice versa.

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