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Strong Actions Taken for the Removal of Mary Isaac as President of CSA
Strong efforts are currently underway for the removal of Mary Isaac as President of the CSA following an extraordinary meeting called on Thursday.

Among those leading the exercise is Mr Ditus Fedee who has pointed to several irregularities in the management of the Union’s affairs. He highlighted that the constitution makes no provision for a cancellation of an extraordinary meeting by holding another.

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St Lucia Bureau of Standards Recall Distribution of Kettles on the Market
A consignment of kettles which were expected to be distributed on the local market have been recalled.

The decision was taken by the St Lucia Bureau of Standards following it customary quality checks on the electrical appliances.

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Bordelais Correctional Facility Welcomes New Director
The Bordelais Correctional Facility will on Friday, February 27, 2015 welcome new Director of the Bordelais Correctional Facility, Mr. Verne Garde, to the helm of the institution.

The highlight of the ceremony is a parade that will be inspected by the Minister for Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security.

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St Lucian Mourns Death of Four Locals Who Drowned at La Toc Beach
The suspected drowning deaths of four St Lucians has triggered an outpouring of sympathy from St Lucians including the St Lucia Life Saving Association which played a major part the rescue effort at the La Toc Beach.

According to the President of the organization Germaine Anthony, who has reiterated the need for people to be aware of the dangers related to the sea, particularly for young men who are more daring.

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Cuban Scientists Discover News Strain of HIV
Cuban Scientists have identified a new strain of HIV. Research indicates that this strain develops much faster into full blown AIDS than previous strains of the Virus.

Though funding for HIV has reduced globally, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has continued to keep the citizenry informed of the developments in HIV/AIDS.

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Police Investigations Continue Upon Discovery of a Body in Anse La Raye
Police investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in Anse La Raye.

Official reports indicate that On Monday, February 23, 2015 about 8:23 p.m. Mandy Joseph filed a missing persons report at the Anse La Raye Police Station.

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Police Investigate Reports of Suspected Drowning at La Toc Beach
About 5:50p.m on Monday February 23 2015, Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department responded to a report of suspected drowning at La Toc Beach, Castries.

Earlier that day, four individuals were swimming in the area and whilst there, they encountered difficulties. As a result, two of the individuals were rescued by employees of the Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa.

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Hon. Philip J. Pierre Will Act as Saint Lucia's Prime Minister from February 23-25, 2015
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is currently in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, attending the 81st Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).

Dr. Anthony will join other Ministers for Finance and officials of the ECCB in the Lecture Room of the ECCB Headquarters today, Tuesday February 24, 2015 to deliberate on legislative reform for the financial sector and to receive the Governor’s report on Monetary and Credit Conditions in the ECCU.

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Boys Training Centre (BTC) Observes 55th Anniversary
Staff of the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, government officials, volunteers and well-wishers joined the Boys Training Centre (BTC) in its 55th anniversary observance this week.

On Thursday February 19, 2015 the BTC hosted a church service at the St. Joseph the Worker Church in Gros-Islet, followed by an exhibition at the Centre under the theme “Changing Children, Changing Lives”.

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News from the St. Lucia Carnival Bands Association
Just months away from the island’s main cultural showpiece, the St. Lucia Carnival Bands Association wishes to assure members of the general public all is being done to ensure a great festival this year.

Last week, at a special extraordinary meeting of the association, under section 16(e) of the Constitution, it was unanimously agreed that the current executive should be extended to October 2015. This was due to the number of critical initiatives for carnival 2015 currently in progress.

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Minelle Deluce Releases Single Just in Time for St. Lucia Independence
A three time calypso monarch has released here newest single just in time for independence.

The song called our independence was penned by Minelle Deluce with assistance with other partners who collaborated on the piece.

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St. Kitts Election News
Regional pollster Peter Wickham has cautioned that the election victory by some parliamentarians in the Twin Island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis could be challenged in court.

This comes one day after the convening of general elections there.

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Young Man Pleads for Assistance in Finding Job
A young man of Sans Souci who came dangerously close to taking his own life this morning, has made a desperate plea for assistance in finding a job.

The thirty two year old youth says he has been trying unsuccessfully to find a job for the past year and a half.

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Post Mortem of Body found at Bexon Primary School to be Conducted Today
A post mortem examination is today expected to be conducted on the body which was found at the back of the Bexon Primary School on Monday.

The autopsy, which is being conducted to determine the cause of death of Philip Jagnat has been scheduled for 1:00p.m.

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 Ministry of Creative Industries Express Dissapointment in Participation Numbers for Local Competition
The organizers of a major competition designed to focus on patriotism in the local media, have expressed disappointment in the level of participation by some of the mainstream radio stations here.

The competition which has a cash incentive for both the radio station and DJ who plays the most local music in the run up to St Lucia’s Independence was organized by the Ministry of Creative Industries.

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 Micoud Youth and Sports Council to Host Independence Walk
Having recently captured the award for Best Sporting District at the 35th annual National Sports Awards on Friday February 13th, The Micoud Youth and Sports Council (MYSC) is continuing to ensure increased activity and participation in the community.

On Monday February 23rd, The Micoud Youth and Sports Council proudly sponsored by Forest Springs Water will host a grand community independence walk from 5:30am commencing at the Micoud Playing Field under the theme ‘‘Mobilizing Youth, Seniors and Children to Develop a Health Community.’

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Adverse Weather Conditions Affect Airlift to St. Lucia
Adverse weather conditions in parts of the United States continue to hamper airlift into St Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean.

The city of Boston, which has already been buried under a historic amount of snow, is bracing for yet another 'significant' storm, expected to strike Saturday, that could dump an additional 12-14 inches of snow in the area.

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Notice: Amendment to Petroleum Products
The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development Investment and Consumer Affairs  notifies the consuming public that effective February 9, 2015, the retail price for Petroleum products (LPG) has been amended in accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 14 of 2015, Price Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order.  

The maximum selling price for LPG is set at $24.20 for the 20 pound, $$27.01 for the 22 pound and $192.33 for the 100 pound LPG gas cylinders.

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Anse La Raye Police Force Conducts Eradication Exercise in the St Lawrence area
In continued efforts to halt the cultivation of cannabis, Anse La Raye Police on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, conducted an eradication exercise in the St Lawrence area around 9:20 a.m.

4,100 cannabis plants were uprooted. During the eradication, 23 year old Hudson Augustin of Anse La Raye was arrested and charged for the offences of possession of controlled drug, cultivation of controlled drug and intent to supply a controlled drug.

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Anse La Raye Male Irate Over Unauthorized Baptism Ritual Performed on Daughter
One Anse La Raye Father is incensed over what he says was a deliberate and unauthorized baptism ritual which was performed on his nine year old daughter by a well known Pentecostal church pastor over the weekend.

Mr Gervaius Seraphim claims that he was informed by his minor daughter about the religious ceremony mere days before it was scheduled to take place. He adds that while the child had apparently received the approval of her mother to go ahead with the plan, he was strongly opposed to it.

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