Protesters in Venezuela Wage Deadly Street Battle During Election
Protesters in Venezuela Wage Deadly Street Battle During Election
The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action in Venezuela after protesters and security forces fought deadly street battles during voting for President Nicolás Maduro’s controversial constitutional assembly.
Carnival Winners Announced
Carnival Winners Announced
A weekend packed with carnival activities has ended with a number of winners in the various competitions.
ECCB Advises Against Public Panic Amidst Reports of the Circulation of Counterfeit Currency
ECCB Advises Against Public Panic Amidst Reports of the Circulation of Counterfeit Currency
The claims were reported to Radio Caribbean International this morning suggesting that fifty dollar counterfeit notes with the same serial number are being circulated.
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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Sandals Staff Escapes Severe Injury Following Vehicular Collision

Sandals team members who were involved in a vehicular collision on the Castries to Gros Islet Highway have escaped severe injury.

Reports are that a staff bus with 15 team members was headed to the Sandals Grande Resort on Tuesday when, on approaching the Morgan Bay resort in Choc Bay, a car headed in the opposite direction appeared to lose control and hit the bus. The staff vehicle veered off course but quick action by the driver averted a collision with a truck. However the bus ran in to a wall.

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Bursaries Cheques Now Available for Collection

Parents and guardians of students, who wrote the 2017 Common Entrance Examinations and will be proceeding to a secondary school, are informed that bursaries cheques under the Education Access Fund are now available for collection from 10am to 2pm on the following dates and locations.

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Police News

One individual is in police custody in connection with the stabbing death of a 21 year old Micoud man.

Officers attached to the Micoud Police Station received a report of a stabbing, at the Micoud Playing Field, about 10:00p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017.

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Bordelais Correctional Facility Public Relations Officer Speaks on the Issue of Conjugal Visits at the Institution

Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has said that there are no provisions in the law to allow conjugal visits at the institution.

This comes following a recent announcement of plans in for conjugal visits in prison.

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St. Lucia to Observe Emancipation Day

As St Lucians prepare to observe Emancipation day and the slave sacrifices that have been made one local has called for the honouring of rebel slaves.

Mr John Daniel says the mental fortitude of those who are more commonly known as neg mawon is what led to the freedom of many who were enslaved decades ago.

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Radio St Lucia Staff to Receive Special Send Off to Mark Closure

That was the voice of Tony Paul, the early shift announcer on Radio St Lucia today, just before clocking out today.

It is the last of the station’s programming, before Staff employed at Radio St Lucia receive a special send off from their trade union representative to mark the closure of the decades old establishment.

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Vendors Seek Cover Following an Explosion near the Marketing Board

Vendors plying their trade near the marketing board were sent scrambling as they sought cover following an explosion near the marketing board this morning.

It came following small sparks from a utility pole in the area, that later grew into a large fireball.

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Protesters in Venezuela Wage Deadly Street Battle During Election

The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action against the “architects of authoritarianism” in Venezuela after protesters and security forces fought deadly street battles during voting for President Nicolás Maduro’s controversial constitutional assembly.

“The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a full and prosperous democracy,” the US State Department said in a statement.

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Speak Out St. Lucia Warns Against Underage Drinking

The head of Speak Out St Lucia has raised his voice against underage drinking.

During a call to Tuesday`s Newsspin programe ,Mr Norbert Williams, pointed listeners to the sale of tickets to children under 16 for an upcoming social event where alcohol will be served.

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St. Lucia's Department of Education Embarks on College Readiness Symposium

The Department of Education has embarked on a new initiative called the College Readiness Symposium.

The objective of this initiative is to enable nationals to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning by helping them make the best decisions during their journey for ongoing personal growth and development.

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St Lucian Captures Gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games

The local sporting fraternity is in celebratory mode following what is being described as a remarkable performance at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

This after 15 year old Julien Alfred captured the gold in the girl’s under-18 100m dash with a time of 11.56 seconds.

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St Lucia Blind Welfare Association Faces Possibility of Closure

The St Lucia Blind Welfare Association is in dire straits and could be facing the possibility of closure.

The organization whose mandate is to provide support services for the blind and visually impaired is in urgent need of a financial intervention in order to continue providing such services to the public.

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St. Lucia Met Office Issues Tropical Storm Watch During Height of Carnival Season

Concerns run high about the impact of the weather on carnival following an alert issued by met officials regarding storm conditions on Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for Saint Lucia by the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services due to the formation of Tropical Storm Don.

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Might Pep Captures Eighth Title

The widely anticipated calypso competition which took place on Saturday evening ended on a high note with the Mighty Pep capturing his eighth title.

Dr Desmond Long who is more popularly knows as Pep says he took a risk by entering the competition with a new song and despite some nerves, the mighty Pep says the crowd response to his performance signaled that he has successfully pulled it off.

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Carnival Winners Announced

A weekend packed with carnival activities has ended with a number of winners in the various competitions.

Among them is the four time groovy soca monarch Arthur Allain who was crowned on Sunday night following stiff competition from seasoned and novice contenders.

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St. Jude Hospital Reports Increase in Number of Cases of Conjunctivitis

St Jude Hospital is reporting a significant increase in the number of cases of conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to in St Lucia as “red eye”, in the south of the island over the past two weeks.

St Jude Hospital has recorded 47 cases of “red eye” so far for the month of July. The hospital registered just two cases of red eye for all of June.

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Local Youth Studying in Taiwan Sharing Knowledge in his Community

A St. Lucian studying in Taiwan has come home to share his knowledge.

Daje Alfred a resident of Micoud is pursuing studies in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He says part of his degree involves studying computer programing and robotics. He is here on vacation but would like to volunteer his time to teaching youth from his community about robotics and computer programing.

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Soufriere Regional Development Proposes an Increase in the Price of Sulphur Springs Tour

A proposal by the Soufriere Regional Development for a hike in the price of Sulphur Springs Tours could deal a major blow to the cruise sector.

The sentiments have been expressed by the President of Holiday adventures—a subsidiary of Holiday Taxi Lucien Joseph.

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Fate of State Owned Radio St Lucia Remains Unresolved

Staff at state owned Radio St Lucia continue to be in limbo about the future of the jobs as government drags its feet on any conclusive action for the media house.

A meeting held with staff and the Union representatives on Monday yielded no favourable update on the situation which CSA General Secretary Claude Paul has described as unacceptable.

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Police News

A man who was charged with preparation for the commission of a crime on Thursday is expected to have additional charges laid against him later today.

Police sources have revealed that Francis Laleen could face an additional charge of theft.

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