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The island has recorded another weekend road accident that has claimed the life of a young man.

Officials report that about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013, The Traffic Department responded to a serious vehicular accident which occurred on the Allan Bouquet Highway, also known as the Union Highway.

Information indicates that motor omnibus registration number M1093 was traveling along the road in an easterly direction, when it veered off the left side and plunged into a nearby river.  At the time of the accident, the omnibus was driven by 38 year old Kennedy Lovence of Union, Castries. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time.

As a result of the injuries sustained, Lovence was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.

An investigation into the accident continues.

In more news, Police officers attached to the Richfond and Dennery Police Stations conducted an operation at Grande Ravine, Dennery on Saturday, November 30, 2013.

During that operation, a search warrant was executed on a house in the area and a SLR semi automatic firearm with 12 rounds of ammunition was recovered along with approximately 35 kilos of compressed Marijuana.

43 year old Nicholas Alexander also known as Rome of Grande Ravine was arrested and charged for the offenses of possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled drug and possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug.

He appeared before the Second District Court in Dennery today to answer to the charges
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