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Police News
Albert who was arrested for stealing a quantity of dasheen valued at forty dollars ($40.00) belonging to Urusline Charlery of the same area was ordered to pay a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for the offence or face imprisonment for three months.

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Local Taxi Driver Protests Government's Incentive for Minibus Operators
A taxi driver at the fore front of efforts to protest governments failure to address concerns affecting the sector is maintaining his position on the distribution of incentives to the island’s transport sector.

Mr Terry Valcyn believes that concessions granted to the minibus sector should have been spread across the board, as all players incur the same expenses and operating costs.

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 St Lucia Zouks Stars Visit Local Schools
Four St Lucia Zouks stars thrilled local school children when they visited two schools on the island on Tuesday.
 
St. Lucian Keddy Lesporis, and Barbadian Kyle Mayers, visited the Dernier Riviere Primary School, while Vincentian, Delorn Johnson, and Dominican, Shane Shillingford, a veteran of 16 test matches for the West Indies, visited the Grand Riviere Primary School.

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Government Offers Incentive to Minibus Operators
A Government incentive to Minibus Operators has been identified as the source of a growing rift among their counterparts in the Taxi Sector.

Suggestions are that concessions granted to minibus drivers are expected to offset a planned bus fare increase here that would have been passed on to local consumers.

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Government Shelves Plan to Repatriate Nepalese Students Who Arrived for Study at Lambirds Academy
The repatriation of dozens of Nepalese nationals who arrived in St Lucia to pursue studies at Lambirds Academy has been shelved.

The news comes from the Ministry of Legal Affairs through a press statement that was released on Tuesday, where it stressed governments commitment to continue to honour its obligations to the alleged victims associated with the Lambird’s Academy Investigation, until court proceedings have come to an end.

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 Deputy Fire Chief Lambert Charles Expresses Concern on John Compton Damn Closure
The closure of the John Compton Damn to facilitate works on the reservoir is a cause of serious concern for officials at the St Lucia Fire Service.

That's the sentiment expressed by Deputy Fire Chief Lambert Charles ahead of the planned closure that will leave most parts of the island without a supply of the precious resource.

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Autopsy Results Revealed for Body Fished Out of Castries Harbour
The results of an autopsy conducted on a body which was fished out of the Castries Harbour last week has been released.

Official reports indicate that on Thursday, June 11, 2015 a post mortem examination was conducted on the body of Justin Whyte also known as “Black Jesus”.

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Weather Conditions Improve on Island
After almost six months of dry weather, St Lucia experienced moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the island as a result of a tropical wave.

That's according to the Director of Met Services Thomas Auguste who reports on the rainfall figures which were logged following Monday afternoon’s shower.

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15
Dennery Carnival Launches!
The launch of Dennery Carnival on Sunday has created excitement among residents of the area about the upcoming event.

That's according to a member on the Dennery Carnival planning committee Asmara James following what she described as a spectacular opening at the Dennery Multi purpose grounds or Carnival city.

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Petrol Prices Increase On Island
Prices of petroleum products will be adjusted today, June 15, 2015. The prices of most fuel products will increase, due to changes in import prices over the three week review period.

Gasolene has increased by 40 cents from $12.77 to $13.17 per gallon. Diesel has increased by 66 cents from $11.39 per gallon to $12.05 per gallon.

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New Fire Station to be Constructed in Babonneau
The head of the Fire Service Welfare Association has reiterated manpower and staffing concerns following the sad turning ceremony for the construction of a new fire station in Babonneau.

Mr Shane Felix says while officers were never informed of the plans for a new station, they were only informed of the event which took place on Friday last week.

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Juanita Lloyd Captures 2015 Miss Eduval Title
Miss Juanita Lloyd of the Grande Riviere Secondary School has captured the crown in the 2015 Miss Eduval pageant.

The event which highlights the educational aspect of the carnival culture was stages at the National Cultural Centre on Friday.

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Police News
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Paulina Ryan of Marigot made a missing persons report to officers of the Marigot Police Station.

Ryan indicated that her uncle, 52 year old, Alfred Mark also of Bocage was last seen on Thursday, June 4, 2015 about 10:00 a.m. in Marigot.

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Reaction to Lambirds Academy Scandal Continues
The island’s Director of Public Prosecutions has expressed reservations about the manner in which public discussion on the Lambirds Academy affair is being conducted.

Mrs Victoria Charles Clarke voiced her concern on Wednesday during a Radio St Lucia’s 90 minute program with Shelton Daniel.

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International Organisation for Migration Halts Arrangements to Have Stranded  Lambirds Academy Students Sent Home
The director of public prosecutions Victoria Charles Clarkehas reacted to a government statement suggesting that the fate of a group of Nepalese students who have been stranded here since February rests in her hands.

This comes following news that arrangements had been made to repatriate the would be Lambirds Academy students to their homeland on June 8th.

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 Royal Saint Lucia Police Force Seeks Public Assistance
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is soliciting the assistance of the public in identifying a next of kin for Justin Whyte also known as “Black Jesus.

The call comes following the discovery of Whyte’s body which was fished out of the Castries Harbor on Monday June 8, 2015.

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Body Removed from Castries Harbour
A body has been removed from the waters of the Castries Harbour by the Police Marine Unit this morning.

The details are still sketchy but reports indicate that a crowd of people began to converge in the area – across from the Castries market – after news circulated that a body was floating in the water around 9:30 a.m

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08
Drought Conditions Persist Despite Rain in Saint Lucia
Local weather forecasters have cautioned that intermittent rainy conditions experienced here over the past few days have done little to improve drought conditions that have gripped the island since the start of 2015.

The situation has necessitated a water rationing system currently being employed by WASCO in its distribution of the precious resource, because of the severe depletion at the John Compton Dam.

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08
Fundraiser Held to Assist Displaced Families following Micoud Fire
A fundraiser held on Saturday to assist the families who have been displaced following a fire in Micoud last week has been hailed a success.

It is one of several activities planned to assist with the rebuilding of four homes which were destroyed on June 1st after a fire which started in a wood workshop spread to nearby buildings.

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 Public Comments on ECCU Decision to Decrease Interest Rates on Savings
A decision by the members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union ECCU to decrease interest rates on bank savings appears to be catching the average consumer by surprise.

The move which has not been highly publicized has taken effect at banks across ECCU member states.

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