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Health Ministry to launch Inter Secondary School “Nutrition Ad Competition”
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Agriculture is set to launch an Inter Secondary School “Nutrition Ad Competition” on Friday January 30th 2015.  

The Theme for the Competition is, “Less Sugar for You and Me Will Make a Healthier Society”.

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Plans for Bus Fare Increase Placed on Hold
The president of the national Consumers Association has expressed delight at the outcome of a meeting held with transport officials and the executive of the National Council on Public Transportation on Tuesday this week.

The meeting appears to have ended with a decision that will result in the shelving of plans for a bus fare increase, at least for the time being.

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Construction of Jetties in the South Begins
A Sod Turning and Check handing over ceremony to commence construction of the two jetties, one at Praslin and the other at Savannahs Bay in Vieux fort took place at the two site on Thursday January.

A sum of EC 1.1 million dollars is made available to Saint Lucia by Taiwanese Ambassador H.E James Chang for the construction of the two structures.

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UWP Leader to Deliver New Year's Message Tonight
Political Leader of the United Workers Party, Mr. Allen Chastanet, is expected to deliver a New Year’s Message to the nation tonight ahead of a planned public demonstration in Castries tomorrow

This will be the Political Leader's first address since retaining leadership of the main opposition, UWP at the party's last national convention in November 2014.

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Police News
On Saturday, 24th January, 2015 about 7:45a.m.officers attached to the Drug Squad North executed a search warrant on the premises of 38 year old Courtney Anthony Samuels aka “Carrots”, a Jamaican National at Cap Estate, Gros-Islet.

During the search the officers recovered a quantity of green plant material suspected to be cannabis and eighteen (18) blocks of whitish substance suspected to be cocaine.

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Vendor Dispute Prompts Response from Vendor Association
A dispute between two vendors that resulted in one being spat upon is now the focus of the St Lucia Vendors Association.

Mr Peter Ras Ipa Isaac described the action as highly disrespectful band has called for a public apology and compensation for the aggrieved party.

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St Lucia’s Representative at the Miss Universe Pageant Speaks Out
St Lucia’s Representative at the Miss Universe Pageant has been speaking out about her participation in the international competition which was held on Sunday night.

Roxanne Didier was among 88 representatives who vied for the coveted title.

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St. Jude Hospital Releases Statement on Rumours of Changes in Fee Structure
The management of the St. Jude Hospital has assured the general public that there have been no recent changes in its fee structure.

A statement issued by the southern health facility notes that it regrets that statements to this effect have been widely publicized and discussed within the public forum.

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CSA Members Petition to have President Removed
A former President of the St Lucia Civil Service Association says he is not surprised at the reaction of CSA members who have petitioned to have their President removed.

The move comes following Ms Mary Isaac’s acceptance of position as an opposition senator by the United Workers Party.

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Petroleum Prices to be Further Reduced In April
Saint Lucians have been assured that the prices of petroleum products will be further reduced when the next adjustments are made.

The pronouncement came from Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony who indicated that the only outstanding question is the timing of the adjustments.

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IMPACS Report on Probe into Allegations of Extra Judicial Police Killings to be Publicized Next Month
A Human rights attorney here has reacted to news that the report from the IMPACS who conducted a probe into allegations of extra judicial killings by the police will be publicized next month.

The disclosure was made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony during his New years Address to the Nation on Sunday night.

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Local Health Officials Graded After Ebola Readiness Simulation Exercise
Health officials here have received a passing grade following a review of a simulation drill conducted here on Monday to test the island’s readiness to respond to an Ebola case.

The exercise which began at the Gros Islet Poly clinic and ended at the Victoria Hospital revealed that medical personnel activated the proper response and containment mechanisms in dealing with the virus.

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Saint Lucia Mourns Passing of a Cultural Icon
The Folk Research Centre in among individuals and local organizations paying tribute to a Cultural icon who passed away this month .

Clifton Doudou who was born in 1921 at Balembouche Estate in the quarter of Choiseul died on January 11th.

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Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony Delivers New Years Address
St Lucia’s healthcare sector is expected to receive increased consideration with the promise of greater movement toward the establishment of a Universal Healthcare system.

The disclosure was made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, during his New Years Address to the Nation on Sunday night.

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Gobat Family Reacts to Police Response to Claims
The Gobat family appears to have responded to the demands of the island’s police Commissioner following allegations against the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

Speculation is rife that a full and unreserved apology has been issued by the Gobat family following a position taken by Mr Vernon Francois regarding an article in the UK Daily Mail Online.

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Barbados Further Reduces the Price of Gasoline on Island
Exactly three weeks after reducing the price of gasoline from from $3.57 to $3.24 per litre – a saving of 33 cents – the government of Barbados, through its Division of energy, reduced the price again on Monday to $2.83 per litre, a further reduction of 42 cents.

The price of gasoline has fallen from $3.57 on December 20, 2014 to $2.83 per litre from Monday, 12 January 2015, a total reduction of 74 cents, or close to 21 percent.

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Saint Lucia Police Force Responds to Claims made by the Gobat Family
Police Commissioner Vernon Francois has responded forcefully to damning claims made by the Gobat Family in the British Press regarding the death of Oliver Gobat.

The response came following a reviewed of the article captioned “Death in Paradise: Parents of millionaire hotelier found ‘executed’ in his burned out  Range Rover  fear corrupt Saint Lucia  police were in on murder mystery”.

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Fatal Accident on Bexon Highway; 4 Year Old Succumbs
A four year old child who was rescued from a burning truck after it exploded in a vehicular accident on the Bexon Highway has died.

The boy was among four individuals who were aboard the vehicle at the time of the incident but was the only one to have been rescued by spectators after the explosion that left the three other occupants dead.

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Investigations Continue into Alleged Sexual Assault of Minor
The Department of Human Services is among local agencies investigating an alleged sexual assault on a minor child.

The latest news suggests that a middle aged man has been arrested by the Police following claims of the attack on his eight year old niece.

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Seismic Research Centre Sends Warning to Region Amid Dire Earthquake Predictions
The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is warning the region to “move expeditiously” towards building resilience amid predictions the Caribbean could be hit with an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or greater.

The region must develop, legislate and enforce Building Codes using up-to-date seismic hazard maps based on the latest available science. Preparedness measures at the individual levels are insufficient and greater efforts are needed to facilitate self-resilience,” the SRC said in a statement as it marked the fifth anniversary of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti in 2010, killing an estimated 300,000 people.

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