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Amalgamated Security Services Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago Presents Forensic Kit to RSLPF
The Royal St. Lucia Police Force received assistance which can significantly change how homicides are investigated in St.Lucia.

Since the closing of the Forensic Lab the police department has been in need of tools to assist with investigations.

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St. Lucia Pays Respect to Late Sporting Giant
A very hard act to follow...is how Veteran Sports Broadcaster Joseph Reds Pirerra has decribed Brian McDonald who died suddenly on Sunday.

The development has thrown the local media fraternity into mourning the loss of a friend and colleague who has been described as one of the best sports casters in the region.

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Government Reacts to Ultimatum Requesting the Waiving of Diplomatic Immunity for Dr. Walid Jufali
St Lucia’s Government has reacted to an ultimatum issued by a British official requesting the waiving of diplomatic immunity that protects Dr Walid Jufali from facing a legal challenge in court.

In a statement issued today, The Government of Saint Lucia informed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (FCO) that it intends to uphold the principle of diplomatic immunity by allowing its Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to invoke his diplomatic immunity in the civil case brought by his ex-wife.

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Founder Emergency Technicians Program Speaks Following Accusations of Defrauding a Group of Students
The Founder of an Emergency Technicians Program here is seeking to clear the air and repair his reputation following lingering accusations of defrauding a group of students.

This was done during a press briefing on Saturday at the Tapion Hospital where members of the program’s management committee along with two representatives from the Pasco-Hernando state college were present.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 62 year old, Jean Hamilton Louis alias “Coolie” of Caye Manje, Monchy.

On Sunday, January 17, 2016 about 9:46 p.m. Louis was discovered with multiple stab wounds to the body near a shop in Caye Manje.

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First Storm Recorded for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The first names storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed but according to weather officials it does not pose any significant threat to St Lucia.

Alex became the first hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean in January in nearly 80 years Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Nobel Laureates Week Commences
As the observance of Nobel Laureates Week rolls out here, an invitation is being extended to the public, to visit an art exhibition at the Folk Research Centre from Monday January 18th.

The event will feature the work of the late Harold Simmons (1914-1966), the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer (1927-2015) and Nobel laureate Honorable Derek Walcott. The paintings have been loaned to FRC by Mr Walcott, the St. Omer family and the St. Lucia National Trust.

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New National Hospital Set to Open this Year
The inordinate delay in commissioning the New National Hospital was a major focus during a meeting between Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony and members of an EU delegation on Thursday

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon the EU delegates announced that the long awaited opening of the Dr.Owen King-Eu Hospital is set to take place this year.

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EU Officials Demand that Government Takes Action on the IMPACS Report
Nearly a year after Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony released damning allegations about the Royal St Lucia Police Force in an Address to the Nation, A delegation of EU officials is demanding that the government to take action on the IMPACS report.

It was publicized during a news conference on Thursday where the EU delegates revealed the outcome of a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony on the IMPACS report as well as the delays in taking the matter to court.

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Local Manufactureres Call for Further Reductions in Production Costs
As local manufacturers call for further reductions in production costs, St Lucia’s Minister for commerce says they are not likely to see any immediate declines.

The disclosure came on Tuesday following a call by the President of the St Lucia Manufacturers Association Ronald Ramjittan for reductions in electricity and freight costs in order to boost the sector.

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Girlfriend of First Murder Victim of the Year Tells Her Story
The girlfriend of the first murder victim for the year says she fears for her life even though the woman accused of the killing has been charged

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Fans Encouraged to Vote for Local Artiste for the Title of 'Carib Breakout Artiste of the Year'
The assistance of the entire nation is being solicited as St Lucian Soca Sensation Teddyson John seeks to make history in the music arena.

The call comes as Teddyson John vies for the coveted title of Carib Breakout Artiste of the Year at the International Soca Monarch competition 2016 in Trinidad.

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More Police News
In more police news ....One of the suspects accused in a burglary attempt on the Morne Bakery over the weekend has been shot by police.

On Sunday, January 10, 2015 about 3:19 a.m. police responded to a report of a burglary at the Morne Bakery in Morne Fortune, Castries.

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Petroleum Prices to Decrease on Island
St Lucians can expect to benefit from further reductions in the price of fuel here.

This is as a result of Changes in international crude oil prices, which have led to lower prices for some petroleum products for local consumers as of today, Monday January 11, 2016.

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21 Year Old Charged for Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
A 21 year old youth of Leslie Land has been charged for possession of firearm and ammunition.

The charges were formally laid on Devon Estwick on Friday, January 8.

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St. Lucia Aims to Host the Finalists in the World Arc 2016-2017 Next Year
St. Lucia is expecting to host the finalists in the World Arc 2016-2017 after a world tour that will end here next year

Over 30 Yachters set sail from St.Lucia for the 6th World Atlantic Cruisers Rally on Saturday January 9th. The next point of disembarkation is Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Police News
On Friday, January 8, 2016 police formally arrested and charged Troy Philomon of Bagatelle, Castries for the offence of assault.

Philomon, a Special Police Constable, was charged with two (2) counts of assault for allegedly assaulting Ruth Edmund of Paix Bouche, Babonneau on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 about 8:33 a.m. at the Babonneau Police Station.

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No Word on Outcome of Investigations into Incident at Victoria Hospital which Resulted in Death of Newborn
A young Micoud woman who accused Victoria hospital of neglect after being admitted with pregnancy complications in November last year says there has been no word from officials on the outcome of an investigation into the matter.

Chelsea Matty claimed that she was left to give birth on her own while in the labour room at Victoria Hospital, despite her calls for help from nurses stationed there at the time.

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St Lucia Civil Service Association Embroiled in Another Industrial Relations Row
The St Lucia Civil Service Association is embroiled in another industrial relations row, this time over claims of the eligibility of one of its employees to participate in a pre poll exercise ahead of a determination on the appointment of a bargaining agent for CSA workers.

The exercise which begun at the office of the Labour Department earlier today has to be postponed after concerns were raised about Mr John Leonie position on the CSA’s General council.

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Chris Gayle Comments on Allegations
Chris Gayle has said he will sue Fairfax Media for defamation after it published allegations he exposed himself to a woman while in Sydney to train for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

The 36-year-old West Indies player issued a statement on Thursday saying he had retained media lawyer Mark O’Brien and would “immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media”.

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