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SNAKE BITE VICTIM DIES

Family members of a snake bite victim are struggling to come to terms with reports that the man was also covid-19 positive. The un-assuming farmer died while receiving treatment after being bitten by a poisonous snake.

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OPPOSITION LEADER STANDS-BY POTENTIALLY DEFAMATORY COMMENTS

Opposition leader Allen Chastanet says he is standing by what observers have characterized, as potentially defamatory allegations levelled at now Castries South MP Joachim Henry. Despite evidence to the contrary the Micoud North MP says he remains firm in his belief. https://youtu.be/3Vm1AaU-EaY

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EDUCATION MINISTRY ANNOUNCES ADJUSTMENT TO SCHOOL OPERATIONS

The ministry of education on Wednesday afternoon announced adjustments to school operations. Classes have been suspended for the rest of the week. However, only a select few grades and institutions will stick to in-person classes, amid a move toward a “distributed learning approach” come next Monday. https://youtu.be/qQ6Q5-5Z-Lg

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LOW TEACHER TURN OUT FORCES SOME SCHOOLS TO SEND STUDENTS HOME

A number of teachers were a no show at schools across Saint Lucia on Wednesday, as the 5th wave of the covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a challenge for face-to-face classes. The Saint Lucia teachers union had called on authorities to re-visit and re-assess education policy on the resumption of …

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NEMO CONTINUE TO ISSUE UPGRADED VEHICLE PASSES

The National Emrgency Management Organisation (NEMO) has once again notified the public of the continued issuance of updated vehicle authorization passes to facilitate the movement of motor vehicles during confinement hours under the Covid -19 prevention and control act. The transitional period agreed upon by the police department is over …

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CHASTANET FAILS TO CONDEMN SEDITIOUS COMMENTS ON UWP MEDIA

Prime minister Philip J. Pierre has given assurances that the rule of law will prevail regarding recent calls on UWP media for public disorder and riots over St. Jude hospital policy. The opposition leader in the meantime, who has expressed surprise at the level of criticism surrounding the disturbing comments …

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