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Red Cross Building Incurs Major Damages

The St Lucia Red Cross Storage building in Vigie has incurred major damages following an early morning fire.

Initial reports from the St Lucia Fire Service indicate that the blaze started in an inactive ambulance which was parked near the building.

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Kennedy Boots Samuel Departs CDF

The Board of the Cultural Development Foundation has made a surprising announcement, which the staff say took them off guard.

The Organization which has been undergoing number of strategic changes in recent times is now advertising the post of Executive Director.

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 2013 Youth Fest Winners Announced

The Winners of the various categories in the 2013 Youth Fest have been announced.

Sunday December 22nd, saw the long awaited 10th Anniversary Caribbean Youth Fest 2013 at OMS Tennis Courts in Vieux Fort, following almost two months of auditions both in the North and South of St. Lucia as well as in the neighbouring island of St. Vincent.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Discusses A Decrease in the Prices of Medication

After several calls for the removal of vat on medications here, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has assured that St Lucians will be able to realize a drop in prices on pharmaceuticals.

Dr Anthony says since the introduction of the Value Added Tax system here, the government applied to Caricom for a waiver of duties on some construction items and medication.

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Health Officials Intensify Local Meat Inspections for the Season

The Department of Environmental Health has intensified the inspection of local meats in light of the increased demand for the Christmas season.

The collaboration of the Veterinary Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environmental Health Department in the Ministry of Health ensures island-wide coverage for the anti-mortem and post-mortem inspections of all animal and meats available for public consumption.  

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Police Investigate Suspected Drowning

One man is currently in police custody assisting with investigations into a suspected drowning.

Police say the incident occurred on Saturday 21, December 2013 about 2:30 p.m. when officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station responded to a report of a suspected drowning at the Dengue, Vieux Fort.

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Free Transportation for La Clery Passengers

Commuters using the public transportation system along the La Clery Route can expect to benefit from the generosity of minibus operators there.

According to the Public Relations Officer for the Association Fabian Desir, this is in an effort to thank loyal commuters for their patronage and continued support throughout the year.

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Babonneau Bridge Completed
Construction on a bridge in Talver Babonneau is now complete following works on the structure which began earlier this year. In Late August 2013 the ...

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52 Yr Old Man Arrested and Charged for Murder

A 52 year old man of New Village has been arrested and charged for the murder of one man in Castries. Police say Brandon Thomas also known as “Jock” occurred on December 13th about 8:30 on Jeremie Street Castries.

The man accused of the killing has been remanded into custody at the Bordelais Correctional Facility and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Monday December 23rd.

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St. Lucia judged “Best Caribbean Destination”
Saint Lucia has been judged “Best Caribbean Destination” by readers of Travel Weekly – an internationally recognized travel industry newspaper.

All of the winners of the 11th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards were honoured this week at a gala awards dinner and ceremony in New York.

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Prime Minister Reacts to St. Kitts' Discounted VAT Days
News that the St Kitts and Nevis Government has announced discounted VAT days has prompted reaction from St Lucia’s Prime Minister. This comes amid several concerns from small businesses and vulnerable sectors on the impact that the value added tax is having on their ability to survive challenging times.

The move in St Kitts is being seen as a measure to provide some relief to consumers there and to stimulate the economy.

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Proposed Amendments to Income Tax Act to be Made
Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act, Chapter 15.02 will make it possible for residents of Saint Lucia to qualify for a maximum deduction of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), irrespective of the nature of his or her income, for Hobby Farming and contributions to community road rehabilitation projects.

To qualify for the deduction for Hobby Farming, a resident is required to obtain a certificate of registration from the Minister responsible for agriculture, under the Hobby Farmers Tax Relief Incentive Program. This initiative is aimed at revitalizing the subsistence farming sector which undoubtedly is important to Saint Lucia’s food security.

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RSPF Makes Statement on Babonneau Shooting

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is refuting claims made by Human Rights Advocate Mary Francis, that the office of the Commissioner of Police has ignored her request for information on the fatal shooting of 31 year old Mandy Louisy of Babonneau.

The office of the Commissioner of Police has confirmed receipt of two letters from the chambers of Mary Francis, one dated September 30, 2013 and the other November 21, 2013. The letters sought updates on the non fatal shooting of Mr. Malvern “Delco” Joseph of Anse La Raye while the one dated November 21, 2013 requested the names of the officers involved in the shooting death of Mandy Louisy, respectively.

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Civil Suit Filed Against Allen Chastanet

The Attorney General’s Chambers in Saint Lucia has filed a civil action suit against former tourism minister Allen Chastanet, alleging conduct amounting to a “breach of his fiduciary duties as a minister of government, in bad faith and/or constitutes misfeasance in public office”.

The claim suggests that, Chastanet, while a minister of government and United Workers Party (UWP) candidate requested the sum of $38,119 of public funds from the Soufriere Town Council for the unlawful purpose of a campaign and political event for his personal and political benefit or the benefit of his political party.

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Barbados Experiences Earthquakes Twice within 24hr Period

Barbados was shaken twice within a 24 hour period by earthquakes that also affected Trinidad and Tobago, the Seismic Unit of the University iof the West Indies has reported.

It said that on Monday, earthquakes occurred north of Trinidad and Barbados respectively during the period 2:15 and 6:00 am (local time).

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Officers Investigate Fatal Accident which Occured along the Bexon Highway

Officers attached to the Traffic Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred along the Bexon Highway about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Information indicates motor pick up registration number PE 6751, driven by Charles Thomas John of Vanard, Anse La Raye, which was travelling towards Castries ran into motor truck registration number TC 3874. The motor truck was parked on the right side of the road facing Castries.

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Transparency International Ranks St. Lucia at 22/176

The Government of Saint Lucia is pleased to note that Transparency International, in its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013, has once again ranked Saint Lucia No. 22 out of one hundred and seventy six (176) countries surveyed. Saint Lucia joins France and the Bahamas at No 22. Only Barbados from the Caribbean Community and indeed the region ranks higher, at No 15.

Transparency International ranks countries on a scale of 0 to 100. A mark closer to 0 means that a country is more corrupt while a mark closer  to 100 means that a country is less corrupt.

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Officers Investigate Reports of a Stabbing in Castries

About 8:20 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a stabbing on Jeremie Street, Castries. As a result, they proceeded to the scene.

On arrival, they received information that 33 year old Brandon Thomas also known as Bois Pain was involved in a fight with a male individual. As a result, he sustained a stab wound to the left breast area.

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Increase in Stay Over Arrivals in St. Lucia for 2013

On the heels of being adjudged the ‘Sexiest Caribbean destination,’ Tourism officials here are boasting that Saint Lucia remains steadfastly on course to record its most active year in recent times.

Officials are basking in news of continuous increases in stay-over-arrivals for the much sought after destination, with the latest November figures indicating a 6-percent increase over the same period last year.

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Christmas Carol Singing Festival in Monchy this Week

The Community of Monchy is set to come alive tomorrow when residents will be treated to several activities planned by the Community Development Committee.

Word of this comes from the organization’s President Zacchary Hippolyte who announced the opening of a Christmas Carol Singing Festival.

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