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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CID Investigates 3 Shooting Incidents which took place over the Weekend
It was a busy weekend for local lawmen attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, (CID) who responded to three separate non- fatal shooting incidents within the Castries basin.

Investigations have been launched into the shooting of 20 year old Quain Jn Louis of Leslie Land, Castries sustained multiple gunshots to the body, while on Chausee Road, Castries. The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014.

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Number of Cases of Chikungunia Virus in the Caribbean Rises

The number of suspected and confirmed cases of the Chikungunia Virus in the Caribbean countries has risen sharply over the past weeks.

Tens of thousands of new cases have been reported in the Dominican Republic and neighbour, Haiti. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for the mosquito-born virus which resembles Dengue Fever and can cause fever, skin rash and joint pain.

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RSLPF Investigates Murder of La Clery Woman

The Major Crime Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Fore (RSLPF) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of 35 year old Ulanda 'Jordan' Frederick of La Clery, Castries.

About 8:15pm on Tuesday July 1, 2014, officers responded to a report of a shooting at Leslie Land, Castries. Upon arrival, they received information that Frederick was in the Leslie Land area when she sustained multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

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Delta Airline to Increaste Flights to St. Lucia

Delta Airlines is preparing to increase airlift to the island within the next few months.

Public Relations Manager of the St. Lucia Tourist Board, Mr. John Emmanuel, says this will open up the Northeastern part of United States as well as Canada.

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Countries Urged to Address Outstanding Contributions Owed to CDEMA

Countries in the region are being called upon to address the $1.2 million in outstanding contributions owed to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Barbados' Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Braithwaite made the call, stressing that CDEMA could do a lot more for countries in the region if it was given the necessary resources during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the Council of CDEMA at Hilton Barbados recently.

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St. Lucian Government Under Pressure to Tackle $76 Million Deficit

St Lucia is reaching a desperation point as far as getting a handle on its poor fiscal situation.

The Dr. Kenny administration is under immense pressure to tackle its 76 million dollar fiscal deficit which it proposes can start with Government workers taking a 5% wage cut and 3 year wage freeze.

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ECCB Records $18 Million Loss

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is reporting an almost $18 million net loss for the financial year ended March 31, 2014, the first in recent years.

Governor of the ECCB Sir. K. Dwight Venner made the announcement last week during his annual presentation on the performance of the Central Bank.

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Police Investigate Reports of Alleged Suicide in Mon Du Don

About 6:25pm on Saturday June 28, 2014, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department responded to a report of an alleged suicide at a residence in Mon Du Don, Castries.

Upon arrival, the Officers  discovered a young female with a rope around her neck hanging from the ceiling of her kitchen.

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Eastern Caribbean Region receives US $7.2 Million to Promote and Protect Biodiversity

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank has contributed US $7.2 million to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to promote the conservation, protection, management and expansion of national protected area systems and other areas of biodiversity significance across the Eastern Caribbean region.

The marine and coastal resources of the Caribbean - its coral reefs, beaches, fisheries and mangroves - serve as an essential economic engine.

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UWI Turns to Overdraft Credit Facility to Meet Expenses in 2012/2013

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus says that for the first time in 20 years it had to turn to an overdraft credit facility with its bankers to meet its expenses in 2012/2013.

The University said that the measure was taken in tandem with continuing efforts to reduce or contain costs where possible, including closely managing payroll costs, the largest component of the campus' budget.

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The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), will be hosting a 5 Day National Training Workshop entitled ' Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training'.

The CERT Training being held at NEMO's Secretariat Headquarters in Bisee from Monday.

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CSA President Comments on 3 Year Wage Freeze

The President of the island's largest public sector trade union has predicted that a certain course of action by the Government could prompt her members to strike back.

Ms. Mary Isaac made the prediction earlier Monday during an interview with reporters at the Sans Souci headquarters of the Civil Service Association where members met to engage in a prayer session to observe Public Service Day.

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 Discussion on Airplay for Local Artistes Continues
The back and forth in the discussion on airplay for local artistes continues as the Consultant in the Creative Industries seeks to sets the record straight on a previously made argument.

Mr Hunte has described as unfortunate the response by certain individuals to an observation that some artistes are deliberately placed at a disadvantage, when Radio Announcers and DJs indiscriminate promote themselves over the airwaves.

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Police Investigate 2nd Shooting for the Week
Local lawmen are currently pursuing leads that will assist with investigations into the second shooting incident this week.

Official reports indicate that about 4:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department were summoned to the Accident and Emergency Room of Victoria Hospital.

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Carnival 2014 Opens this Weekend!
Carnival 2014 opens this weekend with all the fanfare that surrounds the festival when it returns to the Mindoo Philip Park on Sunday. Carnival Dir...

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Calls Are Being Made on on Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy for Voluntary 5% Pay Cut
Increasing calls are being made on Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy to make a voluntary offer for a 5 percent cut in her salary.

The issue has been a debate topic since an announcement by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony that the salaries being paid to the Governor general and the judiciary will not be affected by the deductions being proposed across the board for public sector workers.

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Banana Farmers Urged to Capitalize on Pineapple Culitvation
Local Banana Farmers are being urged to make a calculated shift into Pineapple Cultivation in order to capitalize on a major financial opportunity.

The call was made on Wednesday by the Public Relations Officer of the Pine apple Cooperative Society Ltd Moses Renee, who informed that farmers stand to benefit significantly from a EU Project, if they can supply the demand for the exotic fruit.

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Government Redoubles Effort to Curb Violent Crime in Saint Lucia
Strong measures are being taken by the government in an effort to curb violent crime here particularly among young men with the enactment of the anti gang act.

The Anti–Gang Act No. 4 of 2014 criminalizes gang related activity.  These include gang membership, facilitating gang-related criminal activities, advising gangs, and recruiting for gangs.

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Saint Lucia Police Thanks Public for Assistance in Locating 13 Year Old
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in locating 13 year old Serena Cox of Caye Mange, Gros Islet.

Cox was found unharmed last evening at Union, Castries after she had been reported missing on May 31, 2014.

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Police Receive Assistance with Investigations into the Death of a Faux a Chaud Male
Currently, two persons are in police custody assisting with investigations into the death of a Faux a Chaud man who was gunned down on Tuesday.

Police reports indicate that about 11:45 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department were summoned to the Accident and Emergency Room of Victoria Hospital by medical officials.

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