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09
Police News
The results of a post mortem examination conducted on the body of a twenty six year old man, who is suspected to have committed suicide have been released.

The body of 26 year old, Kesam Manalick Anthony of Barre Denis, Castries was found hanging from a tree at Chassin Babonneau by a relative.

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08
St. Jude Hospital to include AV Fistula surgery for Patients
The care and treatment of renal patients in the south of the country has been improved with St Jude Hospital now expanding its services to include AV Fistula surgery for patients requiring dialysis.
 
AV Fistula placement is an essential procedure for people with renal failure. It involves a plastic tube being placed under the skin to connect an artery to a vein. This allows for repeated needle insertions for dialysis treatment.

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08
St. Omer Family to Pay Tribute to Renowned St. Lucian Painter, Sir Dunstan St. Omer
The family of the late Sir Dunstan St Omer is set to pay tribute to the renowned St Lucian painter.

It will take the form of an arts exhibition dubbed legacy, at the Alliance Francais Pyramid in Vigie from December 15th -19th.

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08
RCI Announces Winner of School Essay Competition
The winner of the annual Christmas School Party competition organized by Radio Caribbean International and Peter and Company Ltd has been announced.

The winner was successfully able to wow the judges with an essay  on the topic Christmas Traditions in my Family.

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08
Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 26 year old, Kesam Manalick Anthony of Barre Denis, Castries.

Anthony was discovered by a relative hanging by a rope which was tied to a tree this morning about 6:15 a.m. at Chassin, Babonneau.

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08
Police Investigates Report of an Armed Robbery in Western Union
Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery which occurred at Western Union in Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet.

The incident occurred on Monday, December 7, 2015 about 5:45 p.m. when a man known only by features entered the business place. He was allegedly pointing a firearm at employees and demanding cash.

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07
Police News
The defiance of one man of Au Tabon Anse La Raye could get him arrested and locked up.

This comes after police were called in to resolve a dispute near a garage owned by Noel Cox, who has been accused of causing an obstruction in the road which has been earmarked for rehabilitation today.

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07
Venezuela Opposition Wins Majority Seats in Elections
The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro.

Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats.

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04
December Festivals Set to Open this Weekend
The December Festivals are set to open here this weekend with the hosting of the annual lantern competition at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday.

The event follows a workshop hosted by the CDF that sought to enhance the skills of the competitors.

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03
St. Lucia Postal Service Introduces a Postal Code System for the Island
St. Lucia Postal Service announced the integration of new postal points delivery around the island.

On Thursday morning at the Hewanorra House, the postal service introduced a postal code system for St.Lucia.

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03
Citizenship by Investment Program Director Clarifies Speculations on Whether or Not He Will Contest Next Elections
The Director on the board of the Citizenship by Investment Program has put to rest speculation as to whether or not he will contest the next general elections here.

Dr Ernest Hilaire, a former British High Commissioner addressed the issue during an interview on Radio St Lucia this week where he revealed that he has always had political aspirations.

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03
ZICA Virus Detected in CARICOM State
St Lucians are being urged to guard against mosquito bites in light of CARPHA reports that the ZICA virus has been detected in one CARICOM State.

The ZICA virus of Zica fever is spread by the Aides Egypti mosquito. It is also the vector respondible for the spread of the Dengue and chikungunya virus.

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03
Police News
Charges have been laid against a Vieux Fort man after police recovered a firearm and ammunition during a search of his premises.

During the operation On Monday, November 30, 2015 police conducted a search on the dwelling house of Ryan Cooman of Augier, Vieux Fort.

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02
Police News
One man of Saltibus has been charged with the murder of his brother.

The charge was preferred on Gerald St. Croix On Tuesday, December 1st. The sixty five year old man had been assisting police with investigations into what has been registered as the twenty sixth homicide for 2015.

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01
Second Highest Prevalence of HIV/AIDS Reported in Caribbean
The Caribbean reports the second highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world,  after SubSaharan Africa. In 2013, 250,000 adults and children were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, and 12,000 new infections were projected for that same year.
 
CARPHA Executive Director Dr. C James Hospedales said “despite this, the Region has recorded success in reducing deaths due to HIV/AIDS and in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.” He cautioned that “although significant gains have been made that have turned the tide against this globally devastating disease, challenges still remain, and efforts must continue to be made in order to sustain and improve upon the progress that has been achieved.”     

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01
Local Met Office Report Low Rainfall for Period
As the traditional hurricane season closed on November 30th local Met officials report that rainfall over St Lucia during that period was below normal.

The island had been gripped by drought conditions for the better part of 2015 with projections for a stretch into 2016.

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