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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Rules on Case Against St. Lucia's Prime Minister
In a ruling handed down on Monday, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal reinstated a claim against Allen Chastanet, the newly elected Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, alleging breach of trust and misfeasance in public office. The action had previously been struck out by the judge hearing the case, but the ruling has now been overturned.

On December 10, 2013, the Attorney General of Saint Lucia filed a claim, which was amended on January 21, 2014, against Chastanet, as a former Government Minister, and Kenneth Cazaubon, former Chairman of the Soufriere Town Council, in which several allegations were made.

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ICT Association and SLCSI to Host Exercise on Cyber Security
The Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI), in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Information Communication Technology (ICT) Association, will be hosting a capacity building exercise on Cyber Security for ICT Professionals and Users of ICT.  

The Conference will be held under the theme “Cyber Security and its Importance to National Development.”
The objective is to increase awareness of Cyber Security in St Lucia by sensitizing key influencers in the public and private sectors on the need to address cyber security as an issue of national importance.

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Police News
Sean Lewis, alias ‘Gun Play’, sustained multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday in a reported drive by shooting.

The incident occurred at Bois D’Orange at about 1 pm.

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New Information on Zika Virus Prompts Ministry of Health to Caution Persons Infected
New information about the Zika Virus has prompted Ministry of Health officials to continue to caution people infected with the virus to use protection during sexual intercourse.

This is because the World Health Organization recently discovered that the ZIka virus can stay within semen for up to 6 months. Chief Medical Officer, in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Merlene Fredrick spoke about the issue during a press conference on Monday morning at the Ministry’s headquarters.

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Locals Mourn Passing of Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning died early Saturday after being diagnosed with blood cancer. He was 69.

On Friday, his wife, Hazel Manning a former education minister, confirmed that her husband had been suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia and was “being prepared to undergo treatment”.

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SLTB Announces Staycation Packages for 2016
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has announced the roll out of the ninth edition of what it raves as the highly anticipated sizzling summer deals package for Staycation 2016.
 
The Saint Lucian citizenry is being invited to come and experience a summer like no other with unbelievable deals starting from July 1 to September 30, 2016 under the Staycation and Summerlicious packages.

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Monroe College Offers Government of St. Lucia 16 Partial Academic Scholarships
Monroe College is again offering the Government of St. Lucia sixteen (16) partial academic scholarships. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition and are tenable at the Monroe College, St. Lucia Campus.

Director of Administration, Mr. Gus Small, says the scholarships are part of Monroe College’s ongoing efforts to fulfill its mandate as a “Partner in Education” for the advancement of the people of St. Lucia. He added that Monroe College wishes to assist the Government of St. Lucia in whatever way possible, in its vision for providing St. Lucian nationals with increased access to higher education opportunities.

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Local Official Urges Governments to Work with International Banks to Decrease Impact of New Financial Trend
A leading official in the banking sector is urging the region’s governments to work with international banks to decrease the impact of a new financial trend.

Caribbean countries are among nations whose banks are currently being de-risked by international banks. New regulations have pushed financial institutions around the world to start de-risking or severing ties with corresponding banks in order to avoid money laundering or other risky behavior.

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Police News
A teenage boy is suspected to be the island’s latest drowning victim. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon around noon near Rat Island.

According to reports a group of individuals who are believed to be from La Clery were playing a game of beach football when Darren James decided to swim to rat island. He apparently encountered difficulties while in the water.

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