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Police News
On Wednesday, December 23, 2015 police formally charged 28 year old, Darren Preville of La Croix, Babonneau for the offence of Murder.

Preville was charged in connection with the death of 30 year old Cedrick Gourie of Darling Road, Castries.

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Ministry of Tourism Prepares to Host Assou Square
The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries in collaboration with is currently preparing to host the annual Assou Square Festival.

This event is intended to be a family friendly festival to ring in the New Year. The city of Castries will come alive with culture and resonate with the sounds of live entertainment and performances, games and rides for children and more.

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New Indian Restaurant Launches in Rodney Bay
An Indian family is bringing the culture and experience of their community to St.Lucia's shores.

The Narharis have launched a strictly authentic Indian restaurant called Zaika in The Rodney Bay Marina.

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Police News
A post mortem examination is yet to be conducted on the body of a 42 year old man who is suspected to have drowned on Wednesday.

The body of Henson Jean was recovered in the sea, near the Buckeye Oil Refinery in Cul De Sac, Castries on December 16th, 2015 about 4:45 p.m.

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LUCELEC Cautions Public to be on the Look-Out for Impersonators
The local public is being advised be on the look-out for people who are allegedly impersonating Lucelec staff in order to get access to private homes and businesses.

According to a statement issued by the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd,  It has been reported to the company 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 inspections ,or work on behalf of LUCELEC.
 

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Final Vessel Crosses the Finish Line for the the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Three days before the curtains come down on the iconic 30th Anniversary Edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) all 194 vessels taking part in 2015 crossing have crossed the finish line

Saint Lucia has served as the finishing leg of the 2,700 nautical-mile trans-oceanic crossing for 26 unbroken years.

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Festival of Light Ceremony Staged at Derek Walcott Square
A fireworks display on Friday December 11th, brought an end to what officials at the Cultural Development Foundation have described as a remarkable Festival of Light ceremony.  

The Christmas-themed production was staged at the Derek Walcott Square, one day earlier than the traditional December 12th date under the auspices of the Governor General of Saint Lucia, her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy.    

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Police News
Police are treating the discovery of a body found in Barre Denis on Monday as a suspicious death as investigations continue.

The body of Peter Felix also known as “Cyrus” of Barre Denis, Castries was found lying face down in a ravine in Barre Denis, Castries on Monday, December 14 about 3:15 p.m.

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Donations to the Salvation Army Increases this Year
Despite financial hard times facing St. Lucians, the Salvation Army is reporting that donations to the charitable organization are on a steady increase.

The observation comes from Captain Dwayne Broom who stressed that donations made to the Salvation Army this year have surpassed those made around the same time last year.

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Police News
A Police Operation in the City on Thursday, last week has resulted in the arrest of several  individuals.

The raid took place in the New Village and Conway areas.

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Police Investigates Armed Robbery at KFC
Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at KFC in Choc, Castries.

On Monday, December 14, 2015 about 7:45 a.m. two masked men accosted two employees of KFC who were opening the said business place.

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Festival of Lights to Open this Weekend
St Lucians can expect a spectacle when the annual Festival of Lights opens in Castries this evening.

That event which is spearheaded by the Cultural Development Foundation will take the form of a production which takes place at the Derek Walcott Square.

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Police News
A Warrant of Arrest in the First Instance has been issued for Benjamin Collymore of Mongiraud, Gros-Islet for the attempted murder of Uriah Farrel of Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet.

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Police News
Police have reported that one foreign national has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

On Friday, December 4, 2015 about 12:01 a.m. police conducted an operation at a hotel situated in the North of the island.

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Choiseul Resident Calls for Authorities to Address Unsanitory Situation in the Delcer Community
One Choiseul resident is making a case in the local media  for authorities to address an unsanitary situation and a potential health hazard in the Delcer Community.

Ms Eima-jean Mitchell says this is after several of her calls on WASCO officials have been ignored.

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St. Lucia Observes International Human Rights Day
The social and economic rights of its people will be the main focus as St Lucia joins the rest of the global community in observance of International Human Rights Day.

The commemoration is being spearheaded by the National Coordinator for legal aid and Human Rights Mary Francis who continues to lament the failure of government to address the limitations and challenges confronting the legal system.

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Saint Lucia to lead CARICOM Negotiations at COP21 in Paris
Saint Lucia has been given the responsibility of leading Caribbean Community (CARICOM) negotiations at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France. This is so because Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Hon Dr Kenny D. Anthony, is the CARICOM Lead Head of Government on Climate Change.

It's a charge that the Government of Saint Lucia has taken seriously, with Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. James Fletcher, very much at the forefront of negotiations.

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Unity Labour Party (ULP) Retains the Government in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Ralph Gonsalves led Unity Labour Party (ULP) retains the government in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a historic fourth consecutive term. In a tightly contested race, the ULP won eight seats, while the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), led by Arnhim Eustace, won seven seats.

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RCI Announces Winners of School Essay Competition
The Winners in the RCI Christmas school party competition have been announced and she comes from the school with the most entries in the competition this year..

The announcement was made during Tuesday’s Newsspin Program when Chief Judge Natalie Jolie Fanis informed that Nikisha Louis had written the winning essay on the topic Christmas Traditions in my family.

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Female Employee of Western Union Questioned in Connection with Armed Robbery of the Facility
A female employee of Western Union has been held in connection with this week’s armed robbery of the facility at the Bay Walk Mall, well informed sources have told the Times.

The woman is believed to have been arrested this evening and is currently in Police custody, according to reports.

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