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Public Concerned on Spate of Drowning in Saint Lucia
A recent spate of drowning here has been drawing attention from a growing number of experts who have stressed that the issue must not be taken lightly.

A total of four people have lost their lives as a result of drowning between the months of July and August this year.

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Jamaica Announces New Guidelines on Marijuana Possession
Jamaica’s Security Minister Peter Bunting last night announced that cops can no longer arrest people for possession of small amounts of ganja but must, instead, serve them with summonses.

The announcement came just minutes after the constabulary announced that six cops had been suspended and interdicted for their role in the beating death of 31-yearold Mario Deane.

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Yachts Persons Required to Complete Immigration Card Upon Entry into Saint Lucia
The Government of Saint Lucia has advise that effective September 1, 2014, yachts persons will be required to complete an Immigration card upon entry into Saint Lucia.

This strategic move serves to position the Tourism Industry and Immigration Department to accurately account for yachting and stay-over arrivals and better serve the needs of tourists visiting the island.

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 Esnard Family Petitions for Health Authority to Address Dire Situation at the Soufriere Hospital
The family of a Soufriere man who died following a stabbing incident in January this year, say they will stop at nothing until the relevant authorities take responsibility for the tragedy.

Ms Shaka Esnard who spoke to our newsdesk today recounted the ordeal which her brother Daniel Esnard went through after receiving what she described as shoddy medical treatment for a stab wound by personnel at the Soufriere Hospital.

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NYC Comments on Latest Drug Smuggling Attempt
The latest attempt to smuggle illegal substances into one of the island’s lock up facilities has drawn reaction from the National Youth Council. Three teenage girls have been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and matches into the police custody suites at the Police Headquarters compound.

The incident occurred on Sunday, when the girls aged 16, 17 and 18, were visiting an inmate at the detention facility at about 4 p.m. A quantity of marijuana and matches were recovered during a routine search of the individuals.

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Police Investigates Alleged Drowning at Pigeon Island
Sunday, August 10, 2014, officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station were in receipt of a report of an alleged drowning at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet and immediately summoned the Marine Unit.

Information suggests that 30-year-old Vaughn Khodra of Forestiere, Castries went swimming about 4:20 p.m. when his body became submerged. A search for Khodra ensued. About 6:56 p.m., Khodra was recovered and brought to shore where he was pronounced dead.

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08
Month Long La Woz Celebration Continues
The month long slate of activities for the celebration of Emancipation to La Woz, continue with an Art Exhibition which will showcase work from three (3) dynamic Saint Lucian artists: Painter, Luigi St. Omer, sculptor, Jallim Eudovic and photographer/designer, Fiona Compton.

Luigi St. Omer explores and combines modern with traditional themes.  His works speak of his love for colour and his love of the past; rural Caribbean life – its landscapes and the people.  His manipulation of colour on canvas creates a feeling of movement; a non-conventional style developed during art school at the Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts in Jamaica. 

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08
Water Situation Still Sensitive: WASCO Continues to Employ Caution
Officials at the Water and Sewerage Company say while recent rains over the past two weeks has caused a spill over at the John Compton Dam, the situation remains sensitive.

According to Strategic Planning Manager John Sealy, the intake is currently greater than the output because WASCO continues its water rationing plan used during the drought.

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08
 Ebola Virus Scare at Piarco International Airport
There was an Ebola virus scare at Piarco International Airport yesterday after London authorities flagged a Nigerian man, who was travelling aboard a British Airways (BA) flight to this country, as a possible case.

Speaking to the Express last night, acting Chief Medical Officer (CEO) at the Health Ministry Dr Colin Furlonge said the country’s health authorities immediately responded and were ready at the airport to swiftly deal with the situation.

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Police News

Officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station have reported recovering two firearms on Tuesday, August 5.

Around 6:00 p.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired at Palmiste, Soufriere. During a patrol of the area, the officers intercepted a black Toyota motor car registration number PA 677 at the intersection of the Palmiste and Soufriere main road.

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06
Ministry of Education Comments on Changes to School Book Lists

The Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education has addressed questions and concerns regarding changes to the book lists being issued by the island’s schools.

Mr Marcus explained that book lists are normally issued for a period of four to five years and a review of the prescribed list which was adopted to coincide with the introduction of Universal Secondary Education has now become necessary for several reasons.

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06
Chocolate Heritage Month to Be Celebrated this August

With the month of August being designated Chocolate Heritage Month here on Saint Lucia, the island’s Culinary Ambassador Chef Nina Compton-Miller has become the focal point of a major marketing initiative by the Saint Tourist Board (SLTB).

The now internationally acclaimed Chef Nina who was the first runner-up and fan favorite in the last “Top Chef New Orleans” series, last week participated in a media blitz that included a media and travel agent dinner, an online chat and a series of media interviews across New York.

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Bread Prices to Increase this Month
The St Lucia Bakers Association has advised that as of Monday 11th August, 2014 the price of decontrolled white bread and whole wheat bread will be increased.

All packets of white rolls, hamburgers, hotdogs, butter bread, butter loaves and French bread will move from $2.00 per packet to $2.50 per packet. In addition, all packets of whole wheat rolls, loaves, and sandwich will move from $2.50 per packet to $2.75 per packet.

A statement released by the President of the Association Mrs Sylvia Cadasse notes that in recent times bakers have had to absorb the price increases on flour, sugar, water, electricity, value added tax (vat) on salt, yeast, butter, margarine, shortening, packaging, as well as the increases in the wholesale price of gas and diesel.

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St. Lucia Health Officials Monitoring Information on Ebola Outbreak
Health officials in St Lucia say they are monitoring the information emanating out of West Africa on the Ebola outbreak and whether the region faces any possible threat.  

Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted through close personal contact with an individual who is infected with the Ebola virus.

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SLTB Launches 'CaribCation'
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is about to launch another campaign geared directly towards Caribbean travelers.

Building on the success over the years of the Staycation Programme that has allowed Saint Lucian nationals to enjoy world renowned on-island hotels and resorts at exceptionally discounted prices, the new regional campaign will extend to include Caribbean consumers.

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Sexual Education Month Launches
The Department of Probation and Parole Services will on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 launch Sexual Education Month in keeping with their theme: “Let’s Talk Sex.”

The month– long schedule of activities will be primarily geared at the Department’s clients. Officials at the Department indicate however, that they will cater to interested members of the public who visit the department, to participate in those activities.

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04
St. Lucia Remains in Meteorological Drought Mode Despite Rainfall
Despite intense rainfall over the past few days, met officials say it’s not enough to get St Lucia out of the current drought conditions currently being experienced.

That's according to the acting Director of Met Services Venantius Descartes who informed that St Lucia remains in meteorological drought mode.

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Police Investigates Death of 25 Year Old Male in Vieux Fort
In more law enforcement news, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Vieux Fort Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Ain Mc Farlane of Bruce Ville, Vieux Fort.

About 12:30 a.m. on Friday, August 1st officers received a report from medical personnel at St. Jude Hospital where an adult male was treated and admitted for a puncture wound to the chest area.

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Vehicular Accident Claims Life of Visitor Over the Weekend
Tragedy struck a British family when a vehicular accident claimed the life on one visitor.

About 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014, the Traffic Department of the Gros Islet Police Station responded to a report of a serious accident along the Gros Islet Highway near the Rodney Bay Marina.

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Law Enforcement News
It was a busy weekend for local police who opened investigations into several incidents between August 1st and 3rd.

It began with another drowning which lawmen report occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1st. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of the alleged incident at Vigie Beach, Castries.

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