Dominica’s Prime Minister Releases Statement in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Dominica’s Prime Minister Releases Statement in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
The statement highlights initial reports are of widespread devastation. Skerrit informed that “so far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.
Twenty Nine Dead after 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico
Twenty Nine Dead after 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico
The magnitude-8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was registered off Mexico's southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east.
St Lucia Stars Captain Daren Sammy has been sacked!
St Lucia Stars Captain Daren Sammy has been sacked!
The St Lucia Stars has announced the appointment of Shane Watson as team captain for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Inmate Shot During Altercation at the Bordelais Correctional Facility
Inmate Shot During Altercation at the Bordelais Correctional Facility
According to Communications Officer at the prison, Kerwin Albert officials were forced to fire a live round at the inmate who had attempted to attack officials.
Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage
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.
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Police News

On Friday, September 22, 2017, during a police operation at Cacao, Babonneau, a .380 pistol, ten rounds of ammunition and two magazines were recovered. Two individuals were arrested as a consequence.

Twenty nine (29) year old Jervaughn St. Claire and thirty (30) year old Steve Joseph both residents of Cacao, Babonneau, were formally charged for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

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Dominica’s Prime Minister Expresses Gratitude to the Regional Governments for their Support in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s Prime Minister has expressed gratitude to the governments of the region for their tangible support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the press today to update the public on the recovery effort there.

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Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Expresses Concern On Strong Action Taken by the Department of Education Against a Parent who has been Fighting Discrimination Against Her Child

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia is concerned about what it sees as the strong action taken by the Department of Education against a parent who has been fighting discrimination against her child.

Louina Joseph has for years complained about the mal treatment and neglect of her son at school because of his rare medical condition.

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Dominica to Receive US $19 Million Payout under the CCRIF SPC Tropical Cyclone Policy

CCRIF SPC announced today that Dominica will receive a payout of over 19 million US dollars, under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 19.

This payout will be made within 14 days of the hurricane. CCRIF was designed to provide quick liquidity to governments of the Caribbean and Central America following catastrophic impacts from tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall. Dominica also holds an excess rainfall policy with CCRIF and assessments as to whether that policy was triggered are ongoing and will be determined in the next few days.

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Police News

One man, identified as Alvin Lewis is dead while another is reportedly in critical condition, fighting for his life as a result of a shooting at Beausejour.

The incident occurred last night some time before 8pm. According to initial reports, Lewis was the driver of a BMW vehicle in which the other man was a passenger in the front seat.

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Medical Experts from Taiwan to Arrive in St. Lucia this Weekend to Provide Medical Services to the Public

A group of medical experts from Taiwan are expected to arrive in St Lucia this weekend to provide medical services, free of charge to the public.

The exercise is being facilitated by St Jude Hospital which shares a twinning arrangement with a Taiwanese medical facility.

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St. Lucia Assists with Dominica Relief Effort

St Lucia has sprung into action to assist with the restoration effort in Dominica immediately following the passage of Hurricane Maria.

According to Acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute, preliminary reports indicate widespread devastation which calls for immediate attention.

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Dominica’s Prime Minister Releases Statement in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has released a statement in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria which swept through the island last night.

The statement highlights initial reports are of widespread devastation. Skerrit informed that “so far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.

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Local Met Officials Issue the All Clear for St. Lucia

Local Met Officials have issued the all clear for St Lucia as hurricane Maria continues to track north westward away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system continue to diminish.

Speaking with RCI news today, Met Officer Shem Willie informed that at 8:00 am today, the centre of hurricane Maria was located 194 miles or 312 km northwest of Saint Lucia. However, scattered moderate to heavy rainfall and gusty winds associated with the outer bands of Maria are expected during the next 12 to 24 hours.

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LUCELEC Reports that Saint Lucia's Infrastrcture Held Up Very Well During Hurricane Maria

Officials at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd are reporting that the main electricity infrastructure held up fairly well during Hurricane Maria and that none of the substations or the main 66kV infrastructure was affected.

However, LUCELEC has received reports of a number of localised area faults including interruptions in the electricity supply to pockets of customers in various locations, sparking on electricity lines, as well as fallen trees or branches on distribution and service lines.

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Saint Lucia NEMO Supports Calls for Mandatory Enforcement of Orders for Islandwide Shutdown in Case of Disasters

The Director at the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has supported calls for mandatory enforcement of orders for islandwide shutdown in case of disasters.

This comes amid reports that some businesses have ignored the advice issued by Acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute for the closure of schools and businesses to remain closed as St Lucia and other islands in the Lesser Antilles braces for the effects of Hurricane Maria today.

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Department of Infrastructure Announces Closure of Section of Castries on Saturday

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has informed the motoring public that a section of the Castries – Gros Islet Highway, Choc Roundabout to Marisule Intersection will be closed from 4p.m. on Saturday 16th September 2017 to 5a.m on Monday 18th September 2017. This is to allow for repairs to the riding surface of the Choc Bridge.

All commuters are asked to be guided by road signs which will be placed for their information and guidance. As a result, traffic will be diverted via Corinth – Grande Riviere Main Road through to Postlewaithe Road onto Allan Bousquet Highway towards the Choc Roundabout and vice versa.

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Twenty Two Injured at Underground Station in West London

An explosion that injured 22 people at Parsons Green underground station in west London was a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan police have said.

Commuters on a tube train reported hearing a bang and seeing a fireball flying down the carriage during Friday morning rush hour. Pictures and videos, purporting to be from one of the carriages, showed flames coming out of a carrier bag containing a white bucket.

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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Three Caribbean Islands

The Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies has confirmed the occurrence of a 4.7 magnitude earthquake which has been felt in at least three Caribbean islands.

Residents of some areas in Castries reported being shaken Friday by the tremor which occurred 112 km North North East of the Capital City.

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St. Lucia's Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy Completes Road Works at Mongiraud

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has completed road works at Mongiraud on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, 2017.

This comes following an alarming observation regarding the spillage of concrete on a number of inclines on the island’s road network. Therefore, the Department kindly reiterates to all parties involved in this unlawful act to cease from this practice, as it poses a hazard to vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

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Saint Lucia Improves Ranking in Quality of Nationality Index

Saint Lucia has improved its rank from a Medium Quality to a High Quality Nationality on the second edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov (kotch-ee-nov) Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was unveiled at a major international event in London today.

The QNI is the first index of its kind to objectively rank the value of every nationality of the world in terms of legal status in which to develop your talents and business.

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BVI Prisoners to be Safety Transferred to Saint Lucia following Passage of Hurricane Irma

Local security officials as well as the British Government will ensure prisoners brought to Saint Lucia will be safely transferred and not pose a risk to Saint Lucia’s population.

The British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are facing dire circumstances with securing prisoners following the destruction of some prisons by Hurricane Irma and it is believed that over 100 criminals are on the loose in those countries.

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Former Administration of St Jude Hospital Under Fire for Failure to Make Progress in its Rebulding Efforts

The Chairman on the Board of the St Jude Hospital has blasted the former administration over its failure to make any significant progress on the rebuilding of St Jude Hospital, eight years after the facility was gutted by fire.

Dr Ulric Mondesir says after thousands of dollars in donor funds for the project, following the September 2009 fire, the only ones to have benefitted to date are the contractors on the hospital project.

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LUCELEC Team Head to St. Kitts to Assist With Restoration Effort Following Hurricane Irma.

A team comprising two staff and three contractors from Lucelec have travelled to St Kitts to assist with the restoration effort following the passage of Hurricane Irma.

The recovery effort is being coordinated by Carilec, through its disaster response team, of which Lucelec is a member.

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Police News

Two men were wounded in a shooting incident at Bocage this Monday evening, law enforcement sources have confirmed.

The incident occurred after 7:25 pm, according to reports.

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