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Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:17 AM -last updated
Outrage over coverage of inmates health scare

Veteran Journalist Rick Wayne has coming out swinging at the media workers and their ‘hospital sources’ responsible for leaking health information about a female inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility.

The airwaves and social media were abuzz on Tuesday September 16th, with word spreading like wildfire; first that the inmate was pregnant, followed by news that she was not. Detailed accounts of her condition and aspects of her hospitalization were made public, with some sources citing ‘confidential, well-placed’ hospital sources.

Wayne says it is a sad reflection of society today.

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Help for sexual abuse victims

A local NGO wants to ensure that sexual abuse victims have access to emergency support. Members of Positive Reactions Over Secrets And Fears (PROSAF) have established a toll free hotline for women who need to be listened to with respect and without being judged when they choose to talk about their experiences. PROSAF members say the goal is to lift the veil of silence which shrouds sexual abuse.


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No war with Public Sector Unions

There is no war on public servants and government is focused on active engagement with Public Sector Unions. So says the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister responding to criticism of the SLP government’s handling of public sector negotiations.
The administration received much criticism for coming to unions after a 5% wage reduction had been reflected...


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Official start of law year 2014-2015

Wednesday, 17th September 2014 signalled the commencement of the new law year for the eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. The occasion was marked with the usual ceremonial opening, in the form of a special sitting of the court. The Chief Justice touched on many issues facing the Supreme Court in fulfilling its strategic vision.


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- NCOPT makes progress on cashless system roll
- PAHO Director wraps up official visit
- FICS Scholarship Presentation 2014
- Small Property Owners receive training
- SALCC WLBL Internship Program
- Junior Acheivement Awards Ceremony

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  Tide Castries High 12:07 pm Low 4:32pm
Tide Vieux Fort High 1:14pm Low 5:59pm
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Lesser Antilles
fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

A tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the windward islands is moving westward near 23 mph or 37 km/h. this system is expected to begin affecting the southern windward islands by Thursday.

Another tropical wave located over the central Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the tropical Atlantic during the next five days....




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