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Delegates Cast Ballots at the 39th Convention of the UWP
After weeks of heavy internal campaigning by candidates vying for key positions on the executive of the United Workers Party, the results of the vote are in.

It came after delegates cast ballots at the 39th convention of the UWP which took place on Sunday.

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Customers to Receive 11% Reduction in Electricity Bill this Month
Local customers can expect to see a nearly 11% reduction in what they pay for electricity this month.
 
The announcement which was made by LUCELEC today also informs that the fuel surcharge applied to bills being distributed in November will result in a reduction of 13.7 cents per unit.  This reflects the lower average price the company paid for fuel in October as a result of lower fuel price hedges that the Company has in place for the last quarter of the year.

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Local Marine Consultant Comments on the Appointment of a Saudi Diplomat as St Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the IMO
A local Marine Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism says news of the appointment of a Saudi Diplomat has come as a surprise to him.

The reaction comes after a press statement issued by the Communications department at the Office of the Prime Minister addressed concerns relating to a  Saudi Billionnaire who has been identified as St Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization based in London.

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St. Lucia Prime Minister Expresses Outrage over Reports of Rape of a 97 Year Old Micoud Woman
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has expressed outrage over reports that a 97-year-old woman of Mon Repos, Micoud was raped earlier this week.

According to the Prime Minister, this is a despicable act that not only violates an elderly citizen, but the entire community and country.

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St. Lucia to Observe Child Rights Week
The advocacy on child rights continues here following the death of a four year old boy last month at the hands of his step mother.

RISE Co founder Dr Jacqueline Bird insists that, the situation is as a result of learnt behaviour.

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Three Men Arrested in Connection with the Gang Rape of Two Teenagers
Police are reporting success with their investigation into a series of rape reports that have been filed with lawmen here.

The news came earlier today when the announcement was made during a mid morning press conference convened by the RSLPF.

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Acting Police Commissioner to Issue Satement in Light of the Spate of Rapes against Women in Saint Lucia
The Acting Police Commissioner is expected to issue a strong public statement in light of the spate of rapes against women occurring here.

This comes in light of the frequency at which such reports are being filed with police in various parts of the island.

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The City of Castries Receives Unsavory Reviews within Tourism Sector
The former Minister for Urban Renewal has lamented the failure of government to boost the aesthetic appeal of Castries.

This comes in light of several unsavoury reviews, particularly in the tourism sector about poor garbage disposal among other issues.

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Boat Owner Incensed over Damage Caused to his Vessel
A boat owner in Soufriere in incensed over what he says is the deliberate damage caused to his vessel which has been on the beach near the Sugar Beach hotel.

Mr Aytan Wilfred believes that workers employed by the resort on a construction project are the culprits.

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Ministry of Health Spearheads Spelling Bee Competition
As part of the oral health education strategies of the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, a Spelling Bee Competition among primary schools spearheaded by the ministry's Dental Department  has been organized for schools around the island.

Colgate and Peter and Company are the main sponsors the competition which is now into its 5th year, aptly dubbed Colgate National Dental Spelling Bee Competition.

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Ministry of Infrastructure Releases Preliminary Report on Impact of Flooding in St. Lucia
A preliminary report has been released on the impact of heavy rains and flooding on St Lucia’s Infrastructure.

It comes from the Administrative Assistant to the Minister for Infrastructure Silas Wilson, who informed that a review on the state of several bridges, and other road networks was conducted late Friday.

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Castries Vendor Pleads for Heightened Security for Visitors
A vendor who operates from the Castries market has reacted to a chain snatching incident that has left one tourist traumatized.

The incident occurred near Jeremy Street when four unsuspecting guests were attacked earlier today.

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Airport Operations Resume at George F.L. Charles Airport Despite Incident Yesterday
The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to confirm that regular airport operations have resumed at the George F.L. Charles Airport, today, after remaining closed following an aircraft incident yesterday morning.

At approximately 8:46 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2015, a BE99 Aircraft of Hummingbird Airlines encountered difficulty upon landing at the George F.L. Charles Airport, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway towards the southern edge into the grassy area. At the time of the incident the pilot in command was the only occupant of the aircraft and no injuries were reported.

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Dominica Benefit Concert Continues Despite Heavy Rains and Flooding in St. Lucia
A Dominican benefit concert continued here on Sunday despite heavy rains and flooding in several parts of St Lucia on Friday.

The concert which had originally been slated for Saturday evening, was postponed because of persistent heavy rains which continued over the weekend.

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Police Investigate Death of Castries Male who Drowned in the Bexon River
A post mortem has been scheduled to be performed on the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in the Bexon river on Friday.

37 year old, Cletus Estephane of Goodlands, Castries is believed to have been carried away by the flood waters, after his attempts to save a cow.

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Passing Trough System Affects the Island
A trough system affecting parts of the region continues to dump heavy rains here.

Reports of flooding in the Bexon and Castries area have already been reported.

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Minister of Sustainable Development Comments on the Effects of Global Warming in St. Lucia and the Caribbean
The environmental effects of global warming may cost St. Lucia and other Caribbean islands their beaches and coastal communities.

Minister of Sustainable Development Dr.James Fletcher and other climate negotiators believe that If the earth’s global temperature rises to more than 1.5 degrees centigrade it will cause an increase in the sea level. Large countries are currently aiming for a global temperature of 2 degrees centigrade Caribbean representatives will negotiate with larger countries at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate in November.

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Police News
Investigations continue into the cause of a fire which left a Vide Bouteille family homeless on Thursday. On November 5th at 10:02 am the home was ...

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CARICOM Cricket Review Panel Recommends that all Current WICB Members Resign
The former CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board says he is not surprised by a recommendation from the CARICOM cricket review panel suggesting that all current members must resign.

It has also recommended that the WICB be replaced by an interim board, which will work with a change management expert to install a new governance framework.

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Police Welfare Association President Accused of Maligning Female Constable Vying for a Position on Constables Branch Board of the RSPF
The President of the Police Welfare Association has been accused of taking deliberate steps to malign a female constable who had been vying for a position on the Constables Branch Board of the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

The accusation has been made following the voting process that took place on Wednesday, when the WPC learnt that her photo was visibly absent from a poster which advertised the individuals vying for the seven posts.

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