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Results are In for the Groovy, Power and Calypso Semi Finals!

A number of competitions were held this past weekend to determine the finalists of both the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Competition and the National Calypso Monarch.

Both shows will be held during the main weekend of national activities, spanning July 14 to July 16. The National Calypso Monarch Competition is being held on Saturday July 15th from 8pm and will see the following finalists in what will be a keenly contested battle.

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Police News
An accident along the Praslin Highway has left a young motorcyclist dead. Twenty-nine year old Marlon Jacob died after his motorcycle collided with a...

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ECCB Advises Against Public Panic Amidst Reports of the Circulation of Counterfeit Currency

The resident office for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has advised against public panic due to reports of counterfeit notes in circulation here.

The claims were reported to Radio Caribbean International this morning suggesting that fifty dollar counterfeit notes with the same serial number are being circulated.

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Fuel Prices Increase in Saint Lucia

Adjustments have been made to the cost of fuel at the local pump, in keeping with changes on the International market.

The prices have been calculated using the Market Pass-Through Mechanism which is done every three weeks.

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Report of Calypso Monarch Semi Finals

It was not difficult to figure out who the favourites were when the semi finals of the Calypso Monarch competition opened at the national Cultural Centre on Sunday.

The observation comes from the Chairman on the Calypso Management committee Claude Paul who notes that the contenders gave an excellent account of themselves with strong performances.

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Semi-Finals of the Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Competition Set for this Weekend

The semi finals of the Power and Groovy Soca Monarch competition, is set to jumpstart the weekend with a free show at the Vigie Sports Complex this afternoon.

It is the first of a series of Carnival activities carded for the next three days.

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Cricket Commentator to Host "The Sports Center" on RCI

Noted Cricket Commentator and Sports Administrator Joseph Reds Pereira returns to radio when RCI’s Sports Center begins on Sunday.

The weekend show is expected to feature several aspects of various sporting disciplines prominently, in a fresh and exciting format. It will look at trending events as they happen, historical work and will keep associations on their toes.

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Inmate Shot During Altercation at the Bordelais Correctional Facility

One of two inmates armed with prison made weapons at the Bordelais Correctional Facility has been shot by prison guards during an altercation with another individual.

According to Communications Officer at the prison, Kerwin Albert officials were forced to fire a live round at the inmate who had attempted to attack officials.

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Power and Groovy Soca Preliminaries Explore Alternative Venues Due to Condition of Cultural Centre Grounds

Saturated conditions at the Cultural Centre grounds have forced organizers of the Power and groovy soca preliminaries explore alternative venues for the weekend show.

According to the Chairman on the Calypso management Committee Claude Paul, the Vigie Sports Complex car park has been earmarked for the event which takes place on Friday this week. It is being held free of charge to the public.

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Ministry of Health and Local Groups Organise Anti-Substance Abuse March in Bexon

The Ministry of Health teamed up with local groups for an Anti-Substance Abuse March in the Bexon community.

It will take place on Saturday, 24th May, when the Substance Abuse Secretariat, Pathfinders Club and 7th Day Adventist Church came together to march against substance abuse in their community. The activity observed the theme "Tobacco – a threat to development" in keeping with this year’s commemoration of World No Tobacco Day on 31st May.

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Local Charged with Murder

A Morne du Don man identified as Lester Daniel has been charged with murder in connection with the discovery of a body at Caye Mange last week.

The 39 year old was held by the police shortly after the body of 27 year old Ike Ephraim was found in a drain at Caye Mange.

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Individuals Express Food Safety Concerns Following Reports of the Emergence of Plastic Produce

The emergence of what is being described as plastic cheese on the regional market has fuelled food safety fears among St Lucians.

This follows reports of plastic rice and cabbage as well as other food products which consumers are now exposed to.

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Police News

One man was rushed to the hospital Saturday after a masked gunman in a vehicle opened fire at him on Grass Street, eyewitnesses have reported.

According to information obtained by the Times, the shooting occurred at around 2:55 pm.

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Artistes Selected for the Semi Finals and Finals of the Calypso and Soca Competitions have been Named

Artistes who have successfully advanced to the Semi Finals and Finals of the Calypso and Soca Competitions have been named.

According to Marketing and sponsorship officer at Events St Lucia Leila Williams, this past weekend saw the culmination of the Calypso Quarter Final competitions among the South, Ambassadors Calypso Tent and the TOT Village. All tents presented a fantastic showing with patrons commenting on the high standard and quality of the songs presented in 2017.

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St Lucians Demonstrate Support for Class Action Suit Against Telecommunications Company FLOW

Dozens of St Lucians have demonstrated support for a class action suit against telecommunications company FLOW.

This comes following a call which was issued by local advocate Darnley Lebourne during RCI’s Newsspin program on Friday last week, amid hundreds of connectivity complaints from St Lucians in the last few months.

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PAHO Reports of an Outbreak of Conjunctivitis in Five Member States

The Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) has reported an outbreak of conjunctivitis in five of its member states and is urging countries including St Lucia to increase surveillance to prevent the spread of the disease.

Conjunctivitis is more commonly referred to as “red eye” in St Lucia. According to PAHO outbreaks have been reported in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.

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St. Lucia Observes World Public Service Day

Public servants in St Lucia will on Friday join their counterparts around the globe in the observance of World Public Service Day.

This day was designated to recognize three important roles of the Public Service, including celebrating the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlighting the contribution of public service in the development process and recognize the work of public servants; and encouraging young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

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CEO of St. Lucia's CIP Unit Sent on Administrative Leave

The CEO at the CIP Unit has been sent on administrative leave.

Reliable sources had informed on Wednesday that Mrs Cindy McLean had been fired from the position. She was ordered on leave yesterday afternoon, however the duration of the administrative leave has not been disclosed.

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Organizers of the Soufriere Carnival Receive Support from Business Sector

Organizers of the Soufriere Carnival are getting support for reveller participation from the business sector in staging the community leg of the festival.

It comes in the form of a recommendation by the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, encouraging the corporate community to allow time off from work for individuals who have signed up with bands in the Soufriere carnival.

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Recipients of the Young Leaders Queens Award Travel to England

The father on one of the recipients of the Young Leaders Queens Award is beaming with pride after his son left the island for England on the Weekend.

Darnley Le Bourne who is the father of 18 year old Ajani Lebourne boasts that his son has been blazing his own trail and is a shining example of a model citizen to his counterparts.

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