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American Heart Association Releases a Report Advising Against the Use of Coconut Oil

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.

The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL ("bad") cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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More Police News

Police are investigating the discovery of a body of a man at Caye Mange, Gros Islet, Wednesday morning.

Law enforcement sources told the Times that the body was discovered in a drain in the community.

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Police News

Police have confirmed reports of a shooting in the north of the island which has left a motorcyclist nursing a gunshot wound.

It is reported that the injured man may be in his late twenties or early thirties. He was travelling to Castries when a white Corolla pulled up with two men inside. They were both wearing masks and opened fire in the direction of the motorcyclist.

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Government Moves ahead with Plans to relocate the Cultural Development Foundation and the National Cultural Centre

A series of site visits have been scheduled for Friday this week as government moves ahead with plans to relocate the Cultural Development Foundation and the National Cultural Centre.

The disclosure was made by St Lucia’s Minister for Culture Fortuna Belrose as she addressed reporters during the Cabinet briefing on Monday.

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Twelve Saint Lucians Recognized on the Queen's Birthday

Twelve Saint Lucians have been recognized for their outstanding contributions on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday.

Among those being honoured is St Lucian cricket all rounder Daren Sammy for Services to Sports, Teddyson John for services to music, Peter Josie for services to agriculture and Dr Martin Didier for services to health.

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St. Lucia's Roots and Soul Festival Draws to a Close

The just concluded Roots and Soul Festival which was held over the weekend has drawn mixed reviews.

Among those commenting on the event is the Public Relations Officer on the Reggae Association of St Lucia Aaron Alexander who praised the Government for its decision to highlight what he describes as wholesome music.

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MET Services Director Clarifies Information which Suggests that a Weather System is Approaching St. Lucia

The director of MET Services has set the record straight on information suggesting that a weather system is approaching St Lucia.

Venantius Descartes notes that while the island is expected to experience some periods of inclement weather, St Lucia is not in the path of the system and is not expected to be affected until late this evening into Tuesday morning.

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Roseau Fire Leaves Two Homeless

A fire at Roseau has left two persons homeless, according to the Saint Lucia Fire Service.

Thursday’s fire occurred at around 11:30 am and is currently under investigation. The fire destroyed a wooden house.

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Castries Mayor Warns Food Establishments on Improper Disposal

The Mayor of Castries has warned food establishments in the city about the improper disposal of fat and the need for installation and maintenance of grease traps.

These observations were made while the Mayor, along with officials from his office, participated in a walk-through of the capital on Monday morning.

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More Police News

An ex-convict is in police custody in connection with a rape investigation at Choiseul, law enforcement sources have disclosed.

The ex-convict is accused of dragging a twenty-two year old mentally challenged woman into some bushes and forcing himself on her. A report was filed with police on Monday following the alleged encounter.

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Officials Investigate Fire which Destroyed Restaurant in the North

Officials at the St Lucia Fire Service are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed a restaurant in the north of the island.

Jacques Waterfront Dining, a restaurant in Gros Islet, was destroyed by fire this morning.

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Over Two Thousand Registered Students to Take Common Entrance Exams Today

Over two thousand registered grade six students from primary schools around the island are taking the common entrance exam today in what education officials believe has been a smooth exercise.

Testing and measurement officer responsible for Common Entrance in the Ministry of Education Dorson Ragunanan, notes that there have been no reports major issues reaching the department.

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Police News

Three men have been apprehended by police when they were caught in the ceiling of the First District Court administrative building today in a foiled robbery attempt.

According to the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Justice Department Sonia Monrose, she was informed of the break in early Tuesday morning.

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Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage

The Government of Trinidad has received the applause of regional analyst Peter Wickham following a unanimous decision in that country’s parliament that has outlawed child marriage.

Wickham is pleased with what he calls a bold step that puts an end to a sinister and nasty practice of marrying off young girls at the age of 12.

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Saint Lucia's Department of Statistics Records Decrease in Unemployment Rate

The Government of Saint Lucia says it is encouraged by the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics which show a decrease in the unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2017 and has renewed its commitment to help create an environment to continue this trend.

According to the figures, when compared to the same quarter (January to March) in 2016 the unemployment rate has decreased from 22.1 percent to 20.1 percent. The report shows that Saint Lucia has seen increased activity in the areas of tourism, accommodation and food service activities as well as increased employment in construction, financial services, education and manufacturing.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27 year old Corinth resident. According to the Police Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander, the death of Shem Cherry also known as snake oil is being treated as a homicide.

Meanwhile police investigations have also opened into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Wednesday June 7th along the Castries/Gros Islet highway.

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Local Organisation Comment on Recent Reports of Abuse Against Women

Female parliamentarians are under fire from a local lobbyist group for their failure to speak forcefully against the abuses that St Lucian women are subjected to.

Raise Your Voice Secretary Catherine Sealys has made the observation in the wake of several pornographic videos where women are exposed for the purpose of what she believes is embarrassment and ridicule.

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Preparations Underway for Common Entrance Exams

Preparations for the Common Entrance are on schedule ahead of the June 13th exam.

Word of this comes from the Registrar of Exams in the Ministry of Education Carmelita Matthew when over two thousand primary school students will be undergo the academic testing requirement for entry into secondary school.

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West Indies Set to Play Against Afganistan in Three Match Series

West Indies Cricket team will come up against Afganistan and Pakistan in a three match ODI series which set to open in St Lucia on Friday this week.

According to the Marketing and Communications Manager for the West Indies Cricket Board Carols Beckford, the players are already on island ahead of the games scheduled for the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.

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LIAT Pilots are On Strike!

As a result the airline has advised the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA).

In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the pilots have taken action to refuse to fly the ATR 72 aircraft until an agreement is reached.

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