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No Royalty Payment for Longstanding ECCO Member

A long serving member of ECCO has expressed shock and surprise to news that for the first time in seventeen years, he will not receive any royalties.

Aagee Simpson says while his may not be the most popular in St Lucia, he has received royalty payments from Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.

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Trinidadian Woman Sues for Defamatory Messages Posted on Social Media

In Trinidad, potentially defamatory messages posted on social media website Facebook could be costly for one woman, who is being sued by an entire family for a series of posts on her page in 2016. The case against Janelle Burke could set a new standard for local users social media websites.

It will serve as a warning to social media users to be wary of what they post, as defamatory statements can spread swiftly, increasing the likelihood of false information and damaging the integrity of an innocent person.

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Dialysis Unit at the Owen King EU Hospital is Now Open

The Dialysis Unit at the Owen King EU Hospital is currently open to serve renal patients. A ceremony to officially open the unit took place on Wednesday 24th January, where Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet and Minister for Health and Wellness, Mary Isaac addressed medical staff and patients.

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Police have informed that while a report on the cutlass attack has been made, the matter is out of their hands.

When pressed for a comment, Press relations officer Ann Joseph confirmed that the age of criminal responsibility is 12 years old and that the incident involved children under the legal age for prosecution.

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Nine Year Old Nurses Wounds in Babonneau Over Food

A fight over a piece of chicken has left a nine year old boy nursing a cutlass wound to the head.

The boy was struck with a cutlass across the head by his five year old brother in an apparent fight over a piece of chicken, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.

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Sandals Resort Cop Top Prizes at 2018 Travvy Award

On the heels of what promises to be a year of robust growth and development for Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, the brand continued to set new standards in the industry, copping five top prizes at the 2018 Travvy Awards, as selected by travel agents from across North America.

Leading the way was Sandals Grande Antigua which won a gold Travvy award for Best All-Inclusive Adult/Couples Resort in the Caribbean/ Bahamas.

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Castries Market to Undergo Major Rehabilitation Work

The Castries Market will, in the coming months, undergo some major rehabilitation in keeping with government’s overall redevelopment plan for the city of Castries.

Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, in articulating the government’s plan to develop the city, said the Castries market forms part of that plan, and that improvements to the decades-old facility are long overdue. Built in 1891, the Castries market is well known by locals and visitors alike for food, souvenirs and craft.

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LUCELEC Advises Customers to Exercise Caution and Call Customer Service Department Before Allowing Anyone Access to Premises

It has been reported to the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) that individuals are presenting themselves to business establishments and/or people’s homes as LUCELEC employees and requesting permission to access their premises to conduct meter inspections or any work on behalf of LUCELEC (including surveys).

LUCELEC would like to advise all customers that instances where LUCELEC employees and contractors would need to get into a building to carry out any work are rare. Most of LUCELEC’s work stops at the electricity meter. The company statement adds that anyone presenting himself or herself to your place of business or home as a LUCELEC employee should always be asked to show the appropriate LUCELEC picture identification.

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Derek Walcott Lecture Opens at the Cultural Centre

The Derek Walcott Lecture entitled A Playwright’s journey from Castries to Boston and Back opens at the Cultural Centre this evening.

Taking place as part of activities on the Nobel Laureate Festival calendar, organizers are hoping for a spirited debate which will follow the lecture Presentation.

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More Police News

As police investigations continue into a case of suspected suicide, relatives are expressing sadness at the discovery of the body.

Edward Pierre says he discovered the body of his relative Claire Joseph hanging from a tree on Sunday.

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Police News

Police are investigating the discovery of a male body at Cantonement, Vieux Fort last night. The discovery was made around 8:30pm.

The death has been deemed suspicious, law enforcement sources tell St Lucia Times.

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National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia Stage Exhibition Featuring the Work of Female Artists

The National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia has announced the staging of an exhibition featuring the works of women artists as it contribution to the annual celebration of Nobel Laureate Festival.

According to National Archivist, Mrs. Margot Thomas Many St Lucian women artists go unrecognized and unrewarded, and as a result remain unknown to the public, in making the announcement recently.

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Police News

Police are reporting success in their crack down on crime following a series of joint operations conducted simultaneously in various communities in the Northern Division on Monday this week.

One such operation, was conducted was along the Millennium Highway, during which time, thirty nine tickets were issued, one stolen motorcar recovered, five motorcars and one motorcycle were impounded.

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West Indies Under 19 Team Kocked Out in Tournament

Supporters of the West Indies Under 19 team had their hopes of victory dashed as the youngsters were knocked out of the tournament.

Sports administrator, Joseph Reds Pereira, who has been following the team, shares his thoughts on its world cup performance.

Pereira believes that the crop of players selected for the Under 19 team did not measure up to their predecessors. But he says while it is a disappointment, there is time to grow and make improvements.

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Police News

Police sources have disclosed that while the matter is currently being investigated by officials attached to the Vulnerable Persons Unit, the probe has been stalled.

It appears that the female student who has been uncooperative with investigators is receiving psychological assistance from counselors at the Department of Human Services.

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Raise Your Voice St. Lucia Speaks on Revenge Porn Video Featuring Secondary School Students Circulating on Island

The latest release of a revenge porn video featuring secondary school students has been generating a stir on social media as well as advocacy groups here.

This is due to what is believed to be the involuntary participation of a female student who is apparently being forced into performing a sex act on a male counterpart while being filmed by another individual.

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Walcott House Reopens for Nobel Laureate Festival

The Walcott House has reopened as part of activities to celebrate this year’s observance of Nobel Laureate Festival.

As part of the program, a special feature of never before seen sketches and drawings by Sir Derek from the “Sancha Gaspard Walcott Collection” will be on display. These works have sat untouched for more than a decade and provide more insights into his dexterity in the medium of watercolor.

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Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia

The newly installed Governor General Sir Neville Cenac had a message of peace and unity for St Lucians.

It came during his address to those present at the Parliament Chambers on Friday as he re-introduced himself to the people of the country.

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Soufriere Businessman Robbed at Gunpoint

A Soufriere businessman, identified as Aloysius Hippolyte, was robbed at gunpoint around 2 am Thursday.

The incident occurred outside the businessman’s home.

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Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in St. Lucia

The Public is being notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of kerosene, as well as the LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed.

However, the retail prices for unleaded gasoline and diesel remain unchanged. The price changes took effect on Monday, January 8, 2018:

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