Russia's Parliament Vote to Decriminalize Domestic Violence
Russia's Parliament Vote to Decriminalize Domestic Violence
Russia's parliament voted to decriminalize domestic violence in cases where it does not cause "substantial bodily harm" and does not occur more than once a year.
CBS Airs Documentary on Citizenship by Investment Program
CBS Airs Documentary on Citizenship by Investment Program
There is no shortage of reaction to a 60 Minutes documentary about the Citizenship by Investment Program that has been drawing much attention on St Lucia and the Caribbean.
Sandals Announces Plan to Add Fourth Resort
Sandals Announces Plan to Add Fourth Resort
The Sandals brand has enjoyed tremendous success in St Lucia since 1993 when it first opened and the newest resort is to be named Sandals LaSource St Lucia,
ECFH Confirm Sale of Bank of Saint Lucia International
ECFH Confirm Sale of Bank of Saint Lucia International
The two companies have signed an agreement for the sale and purchase of 100 per cent shareholding interest in BOSLIL.
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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Bay Gardens Resorts Discontinues Using Expanded Polystyrene Products Throughout its Properties
The Green Globe certified resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts has discontinued the use of all Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products throughout its properties.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products are very harmful to the environment as they are manufactured from non-renewable fossil fuels and synthetic chemicals which cannot be recycled or reused.  Studies have shown that animals sometimes mistake EPS for food which can kill them.  In the case of turtles and fish not only can they not digest it, but the foam could contain poisons, absorbed from contaminants floating in the water.

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Police News
Police have confirmed that the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Fond Mange man has been charged.

Gilroy Gaston has been accused of causing the death of Yves Renee during a police operation in Marigot last month.

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Heated On Air Exchange is Being Used to Build a Case for Self Regulation
A heated exchange that got personal between talk show host Christopher Hunte and media practitioner Dale Elliot is being used to build a case for self regulation.

Among individuals commenting on the episode which took place on Monday this week is Newspaper publisher and Talk Show host Rick Wayne who is sometimes known to be radical with his content.

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Locals Continue to Call for Minister to Step Down, Amidst Scandal
The issue of morality continues to remain a hot topic here especially in the absence of a resignation from Dr Ubaldus Raymond.

The Minister in the Ministry of finance has been embroiled in a sex scandal with a teenage student who is now facing blackmail charges.

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Locals Stage Vigil to Honour the Memory of Murdered Active Hill Couple
All is in place for the staging of a vigil to honour the memory of a murdered Active Hill couple later today.

Sandrina Joseph and Jeffery Arbella were chopped to death while they slept in their home on February 1st.

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Saint Lucia's Teddyson John (TJ) Advances to Finals of International Soca Monarch
St. Lucia’s Teddyson John (TJ) for the second consecutive year has advanced to the finals of the Lotto Plus International Soca Monarch 2017.

Appearing at number forty- nine, the internationally award winning TJ delivered a dynamic and powerful performance on Sunday February 5th, at the Arima Velodrome.

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Lambirds Academy Scandal Continues
The CEO of Lambirds Academy who has been embroiled in a legal battle since 2015 has expressed confidence about the outcome of a March 2nd court hearing, where he will face Human Trafficking charges.

Dr Iftekar Sham says he is pleased with a court decision to drop two out of the three charges brought against him including money laundering, obtaining money by deception and Human trafficking, after over forty adjournments.

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Local Karatekas Prepares for Next Olympic Games in Japan
Work has begun to prepare local karatekas for the next Olympic Games in Japan. The sport is one of five added to the list of new entries approved by the International Olympic Committee. The others include baseball, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. A new Executive Committee was installed over the weekend to prepare the local martial artists for the 2020 event.

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NEMO to Test New Radio Broadcaster Interruption System
The National Emergency Management Organization is in the process of installing and testing its radio broadcaster interruption system at local media houses today.

The system is designed to interrupt regular programming to issue warnings and alerts about disasters.

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Young Woman Expresses Gratitude for Public Assistance following Mother's Suicide
A young woman who recently lost her mother to suicide is expressing gratitude to members of the public who have come forward with offers of assistance.

Chantel Marshall says her mother sudden passing has been difficult for her, especially since she was in the process of grieving for her father who has passed away about a year ago.

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Police News
The man accused of causing the death of an elderly Marisule woman is due to appear in court on Friday.

Police have confirmed that the court appearance comes two days after he was charged with the murder of Rose Ann Raymond.

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09
LUCELEC Employees Stage Sick Out
Employees of Lucelec who are members of the St Lucia Civil Service Association have apparently staged a sick out today.

The action is reportedly being taken over what workers believe is the slow pace at which negotiations between the management of the power company and their bargaining unit are moving.

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More Police News
An accident on the main road from Dennery to Castries brought traffic to a stop this morning due to an obstruction in the road.

Traffic police have confirmed that the driver of a Suzuki escudo attempted to overtake traffic when he lost control.  As a result the vehicle collided with a utility pole that fell onto the road, exposing live wires.

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International Soca Monarch Semifinalists to be Announced this Weekend
Participants in the semifinals of the International Soca Monarch Competition will have to wait till Friday to find out who will be advancing to the finals.

That includes two St Lucian soca heavyweights, Ricky T and Teddyson John who are vying for supremacy in the popular music event

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09
Police News
A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body of Uroy Theophilus, of Bois Patat, Morne du Don, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a stabbing at Bois Patat, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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Police News
Police investigations have opened into the stabbing death of a Bois Patat man on Tuesday evening.

Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander has the details.

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Parliamentarian Comments on Sex Scandal involving Local Minister
The response by an outspoken parliamentarian on the sex scandal involving the Minister in the Ministry of Finance has caught the attention of a regional political analyst.

Peter Wickham says he disagrees with the sanctimonious stance of the Castries Central MP Sarah Flood Beaubrun on several issues, including the Abortion Bill, several years ago.

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Police News
A post mortem examination has been conducted on the body of Mandella Ambrose Henry, a twenty seven (27) year old resident of Ciceron, Castries.

He succumbed to injuries sustained during a vehicular accident along Micoud Street, on Friday, February 3, 2017, about 12:24 a.m.

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NEMO Reports Damage Following 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake
There have been no reports of damage or injury following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked St Lucia on Friday.

The confirmation comes from the Director of NEMO Velda Joseph, who informed that the department was contacted by the seismic research unit of the University of the West Indies last week.

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Jogger Cautions Public Against Training Alone
An early morning jogger has cautioned against training alone, after he was reportedly attacked and chased by two individuals.

John Pompey claims that he refused an offer for a lift when he was approached by individuals in a black car around 3am. But he says they pursued him throwing stones at him.

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