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Reports of an Assault of a United Workers Party Supporter at an SLP Meeting

Political tension reaches fever pitch at an SLP constituency Group meeting in Soufriere on Tuesday with reports of an assault of a United Workers Party supporter.

According to a statement from the organization the incident occurred on the evening of September 3rd 2013, when Hon. Harold Dalson and the Soufriere Constituency Group of the St. Lucia Labour Party initiated an open question and answer session.

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Royal St Lucia Police Force Engages in Human Rights training Exercise

Members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force are among regional law enforcement personnel who have today been engaged in Human Rights training exercise organized by the Gay rights advocacy group, United and Strong.

The participants are expected to hear from members of the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their experiences with police and how their human rights were trampled upon.

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St Lucia Fire Service are Participates in Training Exercise

A total of 30 first responders from the St Lucia Fire Service are today participating in a training exercise on effective chemicals management in St Lucia.

The program has been organized by the Ministry of Sustainable Development , energy, science and technology anf jointly sponsored by the Quick Start Program trust fund under the United Nations Environment Program and the government of St Lucia.

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Student Plight Invokes Reaction from Caribbean Union of Teachers

The general Secretary of the Caribbean Union of Teachers has reacted to news about the plight of students of the Fond Assau Combined School.

Reports indicate that the building which houses students is in a desperate state of disrepair and that rehabilitation works at the termite infested school were stalled over the summer vacation.

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Comments made on Abuses in the Medical Sector which Impact St. Lucia

One local physician has made some damning pronouncements about abuses in medical sector that heavily impact the economy.

Dr Gerard Saltibus, says demands for sick leave from patients who do not need time off from work is on the increase. He believes it is being used as an excuse for employees not to report to work.

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Police Investigates Murder of 19 Yr Old Male

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of a 19 year old man of Marchand.

Police Reports indicate that Santo Leopold was shot in the upper part of his body around 1:20 am on Saturday.

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Woman Arrested for Attempting to Ship Cocaine

A Bois Patat woman is currently in police custody after attempting to ship a package out of Saint Lucia.

The incident occurred on Tuesday August 27, 2013 when she attempted to ship a package using a local shipping agency.  During an examination of the package by Customs personnel they discovered what is suspected to be Cocaine.

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Fire Service Responds to an incident at the Vieux Fort Landfill

The Saint Lucia Fire Service responded to a report of an incident at the Vieux Fort Landfill around 8p.m. on Sunday 24th August, 2013.  Upon arrival, fire personnel discovered a fire concentrated to a large heap of tyres.  To date, the blaze continues.

A collaborative team comprising members from the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia Fire Service, the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority, the Department of Fisheries and the National Emergency Management Organisation have been working hard to assess the situation at the landfill and surrounding communities.

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Fete La Rose/ La Woz is Underway
The Grand Fete La Rose/ La Woz or the La Rose Feast Day is being celebrated on Friday 30th August. Programming for the Feast Day include a church service under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy at the Lady of the Assumption Church in Vieux Fort from 10 am, a parade through the streets of Vieux Fort which began from 11:30 am and group presentations near the Vieux Fort Library from 12:30 pm.

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Facebook Publishes Data on Government Requests for User Information

Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users, and according to the social network,

The government of Barbados has made three quests on three individual users in the last six months.

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Women in Action on Women in Politics

The women’s arm of the United Workers Party has pledged to pay closer attention to the level of participation from women in local politics.

This comes following the election of what the WIA says is an unprecedented number of women on the party’s executive.

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Visit to Argentine Republic to Strengthen Relations with St. Lucia

A three member delegation headed by Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia, Alva Baptiste, left the island for an official visit to the Argentine Republic from August 25-27, 2013. The central purpose of this visit is to strengthen relations between the two States primarily through South-South Cooperation. 

In this regard, a high level meeting will be held between Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs and the Minister for External Affairs of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Hector Timerman. In addition the Ministers are expected to finalize plans for the opening of an Argentine Embassy in Saint Lucia. 

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Saint Lucia Mourns the Passing of Alimenta Bishop

Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has expressed sorrow on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, on the passing of Mrs. Alimenta Bishop of Grenada, mother of the late Maurice Bishop.

In a telephone conversation on Monday, August 26, 2013, Dr. Anthony conveyed to the family of Mrs. Bishop, Saint Lucia’s admiration for the strength, courage and tenacity of the 97 year old.

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Anti Gang Bill to be Reintroduced at House of Assembly

The Anti Gang bill which was previous circulated and publicized in April 2013, will be reintroduced to the House of assembly when it meets on Tuesday August 27th 2013.

The bill will be introduced for its first reading and forms part of the government’s response to the troubling crime situation and seeks to prohibit gangs and gang related activity.

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United PAC Lobbies for Answers on Abortion in St. Lucia

A local organization is lobbying for a full-fledged investigation into recent claims of “post abortion treatments” at Victoria Hospital following what it says are botched procedures.

The concerns come following news that two young women were admitted at Victoria Hospital after recently undergoing failed abortions?

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Marked Increase of the Number of Scholarships Awarded by Local Businesses

Members of the business community have come in for high praise from a local educator.

 

President of the National Principals association Ethlene Leonce has highlighted the increase in the number of scholarships being offered to young students here.

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United Workers Party to Rally in Vieux Fort
Following the success of its recent 37th National Convention, the United Workers Party will be staging a massive national rally in the southern town of Vieux Fort this Sunday, August 25th, 2013. The event seeks to build on the heightened and growing interest in the Party as it prepares to take over the reins of governance when the opportunity arises.

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ACCS slams Regional Governments for waiving IP rights

Regional governments are being slammed for what is being seen as their disregard for intellectual property rights rights.

The criticism comes from the St Lucia based Association of Caribbean copyright Societies ACCS in light of moves being taken to waive IP rights during the staging of Carifesta, which is taking place in Surinam this month.

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Prime Minister responds to US decision

New questions have been raised concerning strong action taken by the United States against members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force, following an address to the nation delivered by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony last night.

The statement sought to clarify a recent incident where Police Commissioner was denied permission to attend a scheduled conference in the US as well as the reason behind a decision by the United States government, to debar local police from participating in any state funded programs.

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Ministry of Health promotes 'After Work Walk'

The Ministry of Health continues its health promotion and awareness with an ‘AFTER WORK WALK’ scheduled for Thursday August 22nd, 2013 from 4.35pm.

The theme of this activity is “Energize Your Workday: Step Up to Better Health”.

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