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Officials at Victoria Hospital Declines to Comment on Recent Discharge of a Patient Believed to be Involved in Babonneau Robbery

Officials at Victoria Hospital have declined to comment on the recent discharge of a patient who is believed to have been involved in a robbery attempt in Babonneau over the weekend.

Official reports suggest that the man was among three individuals involved in the heist that went awry. Police told the media on Tuesday that he was admitted to hospital following a severe beating, but was in stable condition.

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Activities for the 2017 National Arts Festival to Commence this Weekend

Activities for the 2017 National Arts Festival, coordinated by the CDF will commence this weekend with a Community Festival in Micoud from Friday April 21st – Sunday 23rd. The 3-day event will encourage participation from communities in Micoud to showcase their creativity in all areas of visual, fine, literary and performing arts.

On Friday, April 28th, Poetry Night Live features Saint Lucian poet Kendell Hippolyte and will take place on Cadet Street in Castries under the theme, “Sounds of the Castries Underground”.

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Vendor Seeks Justice for the Castries Constituencies Council's Decision to Demolish Stall

A city vendor whose storage hut was destroyed last week on the orders of the Castries Constituencies Council is seeking justice for what she says is the deliberate and targeted attack on her.

Josephine Burke who operates from an area on Jeremie Street, opposite the hut, says the structure was destroyed without prior notification from the CCC. But according to Council Chairman Peterson Francis, due process was followed. He claims that the structure was an eye sore and presented a health hazard in the city and as such immediate action had to be taken.

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President of St. Lucia Vendors Association Comments on the Castries Constituencies Council's Decision to Demolish Vendor Stall

A decision by the Castries Constituencies Council to demolish the stall of a City vendor has been described as a breech in the laws of St Lucia.

The assertion comes from the President of the St Lucia Vendors Association Peter Ras Ipa Isaac, after the CCC destroyed a storage hut belonging to Josephine Burke on Jeremy Street last week.

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Police News

Police have confirmed the arrest of a robbery suspect who was wounded in a foiled attack on a shop in Babonneau.

Police Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander says the man was visibly injured when police arrived on the scene. He adds that the suspect is in stable condition and remains under police guard at hospital.

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Medical Officials Confirm Fatality Count at Quarry Explosion
Medical officials here have confirmed that the number of fatalities in the Ferrands Estate quarry explosion has climbed to four. The news comes weeks...

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Roman Catholic Christians to Observe Holy Week

Roman Catholic Christians around the world are observing the ceremonial holy week, that marks the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

According to Father Michel Francis, the commemoration is a time when Christians reflect on god’s sacrifice and the death of Jesus at Easter.

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CSA Secretariat Closed

Staff at the CSA Secretariat have been forced to stay off the job today due to the presence of mold in the building.

According to CSA President Yvonne Edwin says an assessment is being carried out on the building and staff have been advised to stay away.

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Scientists One Step Closer to a Vaccine Against ZIKA Virus

With projections putting the regional cost of the ongoing spread of the Zika virus at billions of dollars, the news that scientists are one step closer to a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease is timely.

On Friday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said that the DNA vaccine candidate developed by scientists at NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center has been successful in both animal trials and the first human trial.

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Saint Lucia and WHO to Lead One Year Campaign on Depression

Saint Lucia along with the World Health Organization will be leading a one year global campaign on depression.

The announcement was made during activities to mark the global observance here on April 7th at the National Mental Wellness Centre. It took place under the theme Depression, let’s talk.

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Police News

Another domestic violence episode has turned fatal, leaving one man dead, allegedly at the hands of his female partner.

The incident occurred in Goodlands on Sunday afternoon during a dispute between the two individuals who neighbours say, fought constantly in their on-again/off-again relationship.

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Fuel Prices to Decrease in Saint Lucia

The Public is being notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel have been changed.

The retail prices of the 20, 22, and 100 lb LPG cylinders have also been adjusted, however, the cost of kerosene remains unchanged.

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St Jude Hospital and First Caribbean International Bank to Host a Health Fair in Observance of World Health Day

St Jude Hospital has teamed up with First Caribbean International Bank to host a health fair in observance of World Health Day today.

Public Relations Officer at St Jude Hospital Shervon Alfred says the intention is to focus on depression and to break the stigma associated with the mental illness. The aim is also to encourage members of the public to talk about the condition which can affect anyone.

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Gros Islet Polyclinic Extends Opening Hours

Extended opening hours at the Gros Islet Polyclinic will give St Lucians easier access to prescription medications.

The extension of opening hours at the polyclinic’s pharmacy took effect on Monday with new closing time set to midnight. Prior to that date the operating hours were from 8am to 4pm.

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Fire Destroys Minibus in La Clery Community

One Minibus driver on the La Clery route is counting his losses after his vehicle was destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Fire officials informed that the fire occurred around 3:40 am at Active Hill, threatening several residential buildings in the area.

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St Jude Hospital Hosts One Day Health Fair in Observance of World Health Day

St Jude Hospital will seek to reach people at risk for depression and suicide during a one-day health fair to mark World Health Day on April 7, 2017. The fair, which is being organized in partnership with CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, will take place at the FCIB parking lot on Clarke Street in Vieux Fort.

The theme of this year’s observance is Depression; Let’s Talk. The objectives are to sensitize the public on depression and how it can be prevented, help reduce the stigma associated with the condition and encourage more people to seek help.

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Education Officials to Confirm Reports of the Phasing Out of George Charles Secondary School

Education officials here are yet to confirm reports that the George Charles Secondary School will be phased out by the start of the new academic year.

Students at the Cul De Sac based learning institution were relocated to the Jon Odlum Secondary School on a temporary basis in August last year.

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International Community Condemns Suspected Chemical Attack on Town in Syria

A suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria has drawn widespread international condemnation, with the United Nations saying it will investigate the bombing raid as a possible war crime.

At least 72 people, including 11 children, were killed in on Tuesday, according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which runs several field hospitals in the area. More than 550 people were injured.

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St. Lucia's Chief Medical Officer Reacts to WHO Report

The island’s Chief Medical Officer has reacted to a WHO report suggesting that depression is now the number one cause of poor health and disability worldwide currently affecting over three million people.

The report comes ahead of world Health Day on April 7th. It will focus on the Theme “Depression: Lets Talk”

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Ministry of Health Cautions Public while Country Experiences Increased Heat Levels Due to Dry Atmospheric Conditions

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued a public caution on the need to remain hydrated and avoid direct sunlight. The warning comes as Saint Lucia is currently experiencing increased heat levels due to dry atmospheric conditions

Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Sharon Belmar George notes that these factors place the public at risk of dehydration.

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