International Community Condemns Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria
International Community Condemns Suspected Chemical Attack 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.
Plans for the Implementation of Parking Meters Move Forward
Plans for the Implementation of Parking Meters Move Forward
Plans are in motion to amend existing traffic legislation ahead of the implementation of parking meters in the City.
St. Lucia Mourns the Passing of Nobel Prize Winner Sir Derek Walcott
St. Lucia Mourns the Passing of Nobel Prize Winner Sir Derek Walcott
The Nobel Prize winner for Literature died at his Cap Estate residence early this morning following what appears to have been multiple organ failure.
Three People Confirmed Dead in Explosion at the Cul De Sac Quarry
Three People Confirmed Dead in Explosion at the Cul De Sac Quarry
The incident which occurred some time after 5pm activated a mass casualty response from medical officials in St. Lucia.
New HIV/AIDS Statistics for St. Lucia Has Been Released
New HIV/AIDS Statistics for St. Lucia Has Been Released
Statistics from the UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has revealed that more than 500 people are living with HIV and the AIDS disease in Saint Lucia, representing the second highest figure in the Eastern Caribbean.
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RCI News Update

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Protest March on DSH Project Planned for this Weekend

A protest march organized by the Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change in conjunction with I WILL STAND and the Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia is set to take place this weekend in the south of the island.

The primary objective is to publicly express a joint position regarding the proposed DSH Project for Vieux-Fort and what the groups claim is the refusal of the Prime Minister to engage Vieux-Fort residents in discussion on how the project will affect them.

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St. Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to Present Budget for 2017/2018

St Lucians will not have to wait much longer to hear from the Prime Minister, what the estimates of revenue and expenditure for 2017/2018 are.

The estimates for the 1.5 billion dollar budget will be presented in the House of parliament at 2pm.

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More Police News

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 about 9:45 p.m. a police operation about ten nautical miles (10NM) south west of Gros Piton (Soufriere) resulted in the arrest of two (2) Saint Lucian nationals on a local fishing canoe, named “Stranger”.

During the operation which comprised of maritime and land assets, forty-seven (47) packages of cocaine weighing 3.22 kilograms and forty-four (44) packages of compressed cannabis weighing 27.28 kilograms were discovered and seized after it was jettisoned from the vessel.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, about 4:00 p.m. at Marigot.

The incident involved a truck registration number PG 4440, which apparently encountered mechanical difficulties while travelling downhill. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.

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Saint Lucia Observes Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative professionals attached to various organizations here are participating in a seminar that will strengthen their skills in the workplace.

It is being put on by Celestial Self Development Centre as part of activities to mark the global observance of Administrative Professionals Day.

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Bail Set for the Suspect in Foiled Robbery Attempt on a Shop in Babonneau

Bail has been set for the suspect in a foiled robbery attempt on a shop in Babonneau last week.

Reynolds Alfred, was bailed in the sum of $5000 cash or suitable surety, or land documents when he appeared in court at Anse La Raye.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty (20) year old, Rockbert Winelle Xavier of Up the Line, Micoud. On Sunday, ...

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Police News

The gun allegedly used in a robbery attempt in Babonneau over the weekend has been retrieved by police.

Reports suggest that the high powered gun was found after police chased down information that led to a location in Hill 20 last night.

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Temporary Ban Imposed on Corned Beef from Brazil Now Lifted

A temporary ban on corned beef from Brazil imposed by the government of St Lucia has been lifted.

The move was taken following international concerns about the unwholesomeness of meat and meat products from Brazil. Officials there had confirmed that a criminal investigation named “Operation Weak Flesh” was initiated by the Brazilian Government. As a result, the Ministry of Health & Wellness, in Collaboration with the Veterinary and Livestock Division of the ministry of Agriculture and the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Commerce, instituted a temporary suspension on the importation of corned beef from Brazil. Since the introduction of this measure, local government agencies have continued to closely monitor the situation.

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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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