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KEY WITNESS IN GUYGER CASE KILLED

One of the key prosecution witnesses in the Amber Guyger murder trial for the killing of St. Lucian Botham Jean has been murdered. Joshua Brown who gave a compelling testimony on the witness stand during the trial had said that he feared for his life. Brown was killed in the …

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JUDGE IN GUYGER CASE DEFENDS ACTIONS

The judge in the Amber Guyger trial, who has been widely criticized for hugging Amber Guyger and handing her a bible with instructions on how to use it, says she did the best thing in the circumstances.

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PEOPLE SPEAK ON BRANDT JEANS ACTIONS

The fallout from the murder trail of Amber Guyger – the former Dallas police woman convicted for the murder of Botham Jean continues to gain the attention of the international media. Here in St Lucia, the home of the jean family the interest is no less. The statements and actions …

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JUDGE HUGS AMBER GUYGER

The judge who presided over the Amber Guyger trial may be the subject of investigations for her action at the end of the case. https://youtu.be/NBMyJR2v3_0

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

The electoral office is planning to observe the international day of democracy by providing the public with more information on the elections process. The electoral office is hoping to use the opportunity to clear some common misconceptions about voting and elections in St. Lucia. Persons who lost their national identification …

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AMPADU ON HUG BY BRANDT JEAN

One minister of religion has spoken out on the power of forgiveness in light of the incident at the end of the Amber Guyger trial. Reverend Seth Ampadu of the Methodist church says Brandt Jean’s behavior was highly commendable. https://youtu.be/i5AxAYirYA8

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TRAFFIC JAM DUE TO STATUE CEREMONY

The morning commute in and out of the city on Thursday was brought to a near standstill. The chaos was caused by the closure of roads to facilitate the unveiling of the national monument. Commissioner of police Severin Moncherry apologized to the public for the frustration caused.

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TRIP ADVISOR SPEAKS OUT

Trip advisor has announced that it will no longer be promoting or making money off any attraction that uses captive whales or dolphins – this is a change in the company’s policy. The new position will have serious implications for such attractions. https://youtu.be/6onPn_H_7Es

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TEACHERS TRAINING – LITERACY

The not for profit organisation – “hands across St. Lucia'” has just concluded another training programme for teachers on the use of a literacy resource guide. The organisation partnered with the ministry of education to stage Wednesday’s training session. https://youtu.be/koCeOgSRRr0

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HILAIRE ON SLP PROMOTION

Meanwhile, the newly-elected first deputy leader of the St. Lucia labour party, Dr. Ernest Hilaire says he is ready to serve in that capacity, as the party prepares for the upcoming general elections . At last Saturday’s elections, member for Dennery north Sean Edwards was re-elected to the post of …

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GENDER MAINSTREAMING TRAINING https://youtu.be/_78e0VTwHLc

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BOTHAM’S BROTHER FORGIVES AMBER GUYGER

Jean said that he did not want his brother’s killer to be sent to prison. Though the reaction to the statement was swift and in some cases harsh, the response to his hugging Amber Guyger was even sharper. https://youtu.be/2up-LWx9ZQ0

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