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The island has recorded another weekend road accident which has claimed the life of a middle aged man.
Official reports confirm that a green Vitara driven by 51 year old Ian Bruce Sullivan ran into a parked container which was parked near the construction site along the Bois D’orange road. The incident occurred around midnight on Friday. Sullivan was a St Lucian by birth but held Australian citizenship. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The United Kingdom has pledged $EC500,000.00 in immediate support to Saint Lucia, to assist in recovery efforts following the Christmas Eve Trough. The money will be made available to UNDP to assist in agreed recovery efforts in Saint Lucia.
This was disclosed to Prime Minister Anthony who met the Minister for International Development of the United Kingdom Alan Duncan, who was traveling back to the UK after a short vacation in the Caribbean. Prime Minister Anthony met the British Minister at Hewanorra International Airport on Sunday.
Residents around the island who continue to remain without water since the passage of the Christmas eve storm can expect relief some time today.
That's according to WASCO’s communications officer Clinton Reynolds, who notes that the company is doing all in its power and working round the clock to restore the water supply to normal.
Police report that about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department were apprised of gunshots being fired at New Village, Castries.
The officers immediately proceeded to the location where they observed a young male seated on a bench under a shed in the area. He appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound. This individual was identified as 27 year old Joel “Willie” Nobal of New Village, Castries. Nobal was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner. A post mortem examination on the body is scheduled for a later date.
The main organizers of Assou Square activities are boasting a successful event following two days of traditional celebrations to ring in the New Year.
Senior events and production officer Tyrone Harris says the bumper crowds which attended the event were entertained with several performances put on by a number of local artistes.
The United Workers Party mourns the passing of one of its most devoted stalwarts, Mr Louis George who passed away on the morning of Thursday 2nd January, 2014. He was a loyal friend and political colleague of the UWP’s founder Sir John Compton and together they represented the constituencies of Micoud North and Micoud South respectively.
Louis George devoted much of his life to the service of his country as a Parliamentarian and as Minister with responsibility for Education, Culture and Labour. Mr George had the distinction of being the only successful candidate of the United Workers Party in the 1997 General Election following the retirement of Sir John Compton as leader. He would then serve as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament for five years.
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