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Cancer Centre Opens Saint Lucia Branch

Officials of the Antigua-based cancer centre of the eastern Caribbean visited Saint Lucia recently, as they roll out the centre’s world-class model of cancer treatment locally. The centre’s Saint Lucia branch is now open at the Tapion Hospital. It promises international standard cancer care, technology and a world-class medical team.

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Another Deadly Domestic Dispute, Homicide 20

Police are investigating a reported domestic dispute in the Goodlands, Castries area on Sunday April 9th, which left 39-year-old Cletus Edward dead and his common law wife in police custody. The death of the father of 3 brings to 20 the number of homicides recorded in Saint Lucia so far …

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Ex-Speaker Weighs-In Negative Motion Row

Former house speaker Matthew Roberts is hoping to bring clarification to parliamentary procedure, in light of the negative motion row, which led to an opposition walk-out this week. Roberts called in to hts/radio 100’s straight up on Friday. He says the sudden removal of the opposition’s negative motion on the …

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PM Chastanet Talks Border Control

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has repeated his administration’s objective to get more police on the beat, a dedicated force to secure the border and additional resources to land prosecutions and convictions in St. Lucia’s Courts.

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US Ambassador Talks Saint Lucia-US Relations

The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the eastern Caribbean says US-Saint Lucia relations remain strong. However, St. Lucia would benefit more from us aid, if the investigation into the 2010/2011 alleged extra-judicial killings was resolved. The allegations led to the us suspension of aid to the royal Saint Lucia …

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DOJ Donates To Crown Prosecutions Office

Meanwhile, the United States Department of Justice has donated over $100,000 worth of equipment to the crown prosecution services. The handing over ceremony was held on Thursday April 6th. US officials say the equipment is meant to assist in facilitating the day to day operations of the unit.

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Claudius Francis Breaks Down House Walk Out

There was another round of fireworks in parliament on Tuesday, with the still unresolved issue of a deputy speaker and a walk out by members of the opposition. Host of ‘straight up’ on radio 100 Claudius Francis says the governing side made a mockery of the house. He says further, …

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Former Nice Workers Stage Protest

Recently dismissed employees of the national initiative to create employment (NICE) programme staged a silent protest outside Tuesday’s sitting of parliament. Members of the now jobless group say times are hard and their options are few. They say the sitting was an ideal opportunity to shed light on their concerns …

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