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 West Indians Pay Tribute to Birthday of Sir Garfield Sobers
A night of accolades is how veteran cricket commentator has described a birthday celebration for Sir Garfield Sobers at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday night.

The event was attended by a number of cricket icons including Brian Lara, and government officials who paid tribute to Sobers.

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St. Lucian Government Signs US $ 2.6 Billion Agreement to Construct Development in the South
The Government has signed a US 2.6 Billion dollar agreement to construct what is described as a world class lifestyle development in the south of the island.

The agreement was signed by The Government of St.Lucia and Desert Star Holdings Caribbean (DSH) on Friday at the office of the Prime Minister.

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Police News
Police have dispelled suggestions that a Moroccan who escaped lawful custody in Martinique may be connected to Al Qaeda.

News of the escape came on Thursday informing that regional law enforcement was on high alert for the individual who police believe is well connected and able to travel privately.

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National Taxi Association Moves to Find Replacement to Head Organisation
Moves are afoot to find a replacement to head the National Taxi Association following the resignation of Lucien Joseph.

Joseph who has served at the helm of the organization for over a decade resigned last month citing that it came in order to make way for new and fresh faces to make an impact on the sector.

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Researchers Study Relationship between Zika and Dengue
A pair of studies published last week focused on Zika’s complex relationship with dengue, which is closely related and spread by the same Aedes mosquito as Zika.

In paper published in Nature Immunology on Thursday, researchers found that most dengue antibodies helped Zika viruses proliferate and invade cells.

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St Lucia Zouks Set to Play Against Trinidad and Tobago Night Riders
The St Lucia Zouks are poised for a victory in a close match against the Trinidad and Tobago Night Riders when they come up against each other at the home of Darren Sammy.

That’s according to the predictions of Cricket commentator Joseph Reds Pireira, following the performance of the local team in its three previous matches.

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St. Lucia Immigration Department/Border Control Officers to Conduct Two Day Training Workshop with Immigration Staff
The St. Lucia Immigration Department/Border Control Officers under the current arrangements with the Single Market and Economy (CSME) will be conducting a two day training workshop with Immigration staff.

The workshop will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference room, Rodney Bay on Thursday, July 28 and Friday July 29 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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Police News
Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Sunday, July 24, 2016 about 8:20 a.m. on the Ti Rocher Main Road.

Motor car registration number PK 2309 driven by 20 year old, Keran Matty of Ti Rocher, Micoud was travelling in a southerly direction when it collided with pedestrian, 62 year old Christina Theophile of Ti Rocher, Micoud.

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The St Lucia Zouks to Play Against the St Kitts Patriot this Week
St Lucians are expected to come out in droves to support the St Lucia Zouks as they take on the St Kitts Patriot in a must win match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground today.

Speaking ahead of the event Sports broadcaster Joseph Reds Perreira says the weather appears to be holding up and the stage is set for a battle style match for the Zouks to remain in the tournament.

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IMPACS Report Remains a Lingering Controversial Issue for St. Lucia
National Security Minister Hermangild Francis believes that relations between St Lucia and the United States will be restored when the Government moves on its commitment to address the IMPACS report.

Since assuming office Francis has indicated that he has read the report and that the government intends to set up a commission possibly consisting retired judges to bring closure to the IMPACS matter.

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T&T Prime Minister Comments on Allegations of Mistreatment of Jamaican Nationals
The Prime Minister Trinidad and Tobago says he has taken steps to ease ongoing tensions between Jamaica and Trinidad over allegations of mistreatment of Jamaican nationals.

A total of twelve Jamaicans were denied entry into Trinidad in March this year because of what immigration officials believe was their failure prove that they would be able to sustain themselves financially during their stay there. Since then, a rift has grown between the two islands, fuelling discussion about the effectiveness of several regional arrangements including freedom of movement.

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Labour Marketing Specialist Comments on Unemployment Issues affecting the Region
A Labour Marketing Specialist from the International Labour Organization says there is no quick fix to solving the unemployment issues affecting St.Lucia and other countries around the world.

Employment Labour Marketing Specialist, Diego Rai made this statement during an interview with RCI News on Thursday at the Labour Department.

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Health Officials Urges Caution During Carnival Festivities
Health officials have issued strong caution to the public at the height of carnival festivities taking place here.

Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Sharon Belmar George has urged the public against any action that could put their health at risk.

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Police News
Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Monday, July 11th, 2016 about 9:45 a.m. on the Anse Canot Road in Dennery.

Motor vehicle registration number PE 833 was traveling in an easterly direction when it collided with pedal cyclist, 15 year old Nickel Emmanuel of Green Mountain Dennery.

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More Police News
A shooting incident that has left one man in critical condition is among a total of seventy six distress calls registered with the St Lucia Fire Service over the weekend.

It is reportedly the most serious among five physical assault calls recorded by emergency officials.

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Marine Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism Discuss Best Practices for the Local Yachting Sector
Best practices for the Yachting sector were among key topics discussed when the Marine Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism met with French officials over the weekend.

The meeting was facilitated through the efforts of Consul General in Martinique Yasmine Walcott who played a role in offering representatives the opportunity to compare notes.

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Police News
Police have launched an investigating into a shooting which occurred on Friday, July 8, 2016 about 7:15 p.m. on Chaussee Road, Castries.

According to reports, Bernie Edwardville of Bexon, Castries and Jenan Mc Lawrence of Jeremie Street, Castries sustained gunshot wounds allegedly perpetrated by a masked individual.

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Fuel Prices to Increase on Island
The new retail prices for fuel have been released indicating an increase in cost at the local pump. According to a communiqué from the Prime Minister’s attaché the changes are in keeping with the changes in international oil prices.

 The retail prices of all petroleum products have been changed with the exception of Kerosene. These changes reflect developments in international oil prices over the past five weeks, May 30th – July 3rd, 2016.

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Sandals Supports Fight to Protect Parrotfish Population
On the heels of Rainforest Seafood Limited’s announcement of its pledge to invest over $1M in the fight to protect the highly threatened parrotfish population, Sandals Resorts International has come on board with the launch of its “Save the Parrotfish, Save Our Islands” Campaign.

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Education Minister Allays Public Fears About Possible Discontinuation of Government Assistance to Students.
The Minister for Education has allayed public fears about a possible discontinuation of government assistance to students.

At a news conference on Thursday Dr Gale Rigobert informed that the government will continue some of the education initiatives started by the previous government.

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