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Free Wifi at Marchand Recreational Park!
The Marchand Recreational Park has been equipped with Free WIFI.

The infrastructure for the Free WIFI service was installed by William Prekere Joseph, owner of Big Brother Technologies and Sean Stevens of Procure St. Lucia, both residents of Castries East.

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Police News
The island`s Fire Service responded to a drowning incident at Soufriere over the weekend along with several vehicular crashes and collisions which left a number of people injured.

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Government Buildings Evacuated Due to Reports of Bomb Threat
The Government buildings along the Castries Waterfront were evacuated this morning, following reports of a bomb threat.

According to reports, the evacuation took place at about 10:30 AM, with employees of the various government departments gathering at various locations including Serenity Park and the National Cultural Centre, while Police and Fire Service personnel made a sweep of the buildings.

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Australian Cardiologist Raises Awareness on “Broken Heart Syndrome”
A leading Australian Cardiologist is the latest expert to add his voice to the dangers of life-threatening “broken heart syndrome.”

Dr Michael Ward has revealed that the acute stress associated with a heart-breaking event, such as bereavement, divorce or traumatic break-up, can prove fatal.

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Boguis Community to Host Journen Kweyol
One of the host communities of the Journen Kweyol celebrations is making an early start with the launch of its program of activities on Sunday.

This is the fourth time that the Boguis community will host the popular event.

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Visitor Vows Not to Return After Traffic Violation
A visitor who was here on business has vowed not to return to St Lucia after what he says was the level of injustice handed out to him by a local magistrate.

Mr Andre Joseph says this came after he was brought up on a traffic violation. He claims that he received a ticket on his hired vehicle which was properly parked near the Harmony Suites in Rodney Bay.

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Police News
Police have confirmed an attempted break in on its containment unit at the Criminal Investigations Department at the Central police Station.

According to Press Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte the incident occurred on Tuesday September 22nd around 12:55am.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to address the United Nations Summit
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, is to address the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as part of the 70th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 70).
 
The Prime Minister travels to New York City today, to represent Saint Lucia at UNGA 70, which is set to be historic in many ways.

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Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony Comments on St. Lucia's Unemployment Report
Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is taking on his detractors, who have questioned his failure to include the details of the unemployment situation in St Lucia during his most recent statement in the local media.

In his pronouncements on the state of the economy, Dr Anthony highlighted what appeared to be growth and positive performance in certain sectors including construction and tourism, but failed to provide updated information on unemployment statistics here.

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Police Welfare Association to Give Public Statement Soon
In less than one week, the Police Welfare Association intends to make a detailed public statement regarding several serious issues plaguing the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

The disclosure was made by the organization’s president Cameron Laure who stressed that the Impacs report is at the heart of the situation that appears to have brought the force to its knees.

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St. Lucians Still Skeptical of Citizen by Investment Programme
As St Lucians in certain quarters continue to express skepticism about the citizenship by investment program, a consultant in the Ministry of Creative Industries has highlighted some of the potential gains.

Mr Christopher Hunte says while he cannot discount fears expressed about the program, there are many positives in it for the creative industries.

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Chain Snatcher on the Loose in Castries
The President of the St Lucia Vendors Association says the presence of a chain snatcher who is on the loose in the city has highlighted the need for a stronger police presence in a section of the capital.

The individual is allegedly operating around the Jn Baptiste Street  and market area, targeting unsuspecting locals and visitors alike.

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CSA Accused of Breaching Industrial Relations Practices
The largest and once dominant trade union body in St Lucia is being accused of breeching a number of industrial relations practices, and the treatment of staff employed at its headquarters.

The accusation comes following the reaction of the CSA General Secretary Wilfred Pierre, to an apparent sick out staged by staff on Friday last week.

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Ministry of Infrastructure Installs a Number of Traffic Control Measures along Bexon Highway
In an attempt to improve the safety of both motorists and pedestrians who use the Bexon Highway, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport has installed a number of traffic control measures along a section of this road.

Considering that the physical location of the Bexon Primary and Infant Schools are on opposite sides of the roadway, that section of road has been declared a school zone. Consequently, signs speaking to this designation have been erected, while two speed bumps, two lay by’s and the accompanying signs are being erected. The Ministry of Infrastructure will monitor the effectiveness of these traffic control devices.

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St Lucia Fire Service Responds to 74 Distress Calls over the Weekend
The St Lucia Fire Service responded to 74 distress calls in total over the weekend period.

According to Station Officer Bernard Prospere, road accidents continue to dominate the list of incidents that first responders have to attend to, particularly in the north of the island.

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Police News
Police investigations have opened into the twenty first homicide recorded for the year.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 officers attached to the Anse La Raye Police Station responded to a report of a stabbing in Roseau, Anse La Raye.

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Victim of Spitting Incident Speaks on His Experience
The reporter who was the victim in Friday’s spitting incident has been speaking about the experience.

Miguel Fevrier says on the day in question the accused, Dave Josep ,had first spat at an HTS camerama, but missed his target.

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President of Media Association Comments on Spitting Incident
The President of the Media Association of St Lucia has described as very disturbing and reprehensible and disturbing, a spitting incident on a local journalist on Friday.

It occurred as Dave Joseph,the suspect in a fatal Hospital Road shooting, in a show of defiance and indecency, spat on Miguel Fevrier while he was being taken to court on Friday.

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19 Fire Officers Promoted
The promotion of 19 fire officers has been a long time coming, according to the Chairman of the Fire Service Welfare Association.

Mr Shane Felix says the move comes after years of lobbying for the advancement of qualified servicemen and women.

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Unemployment Figures Released for First Two Quarters of 2015
The unemployment figures for the first two quarters of 2015 have been collated, with the rate for the second quarter of the year lies between 23 and 27percent.

That's according to the Director of Statistics Edwin St Catherine who notes that there has not been a significant reduction in the figures this year from what obtained in 2013 and 2014.

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