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BCF ASSURES SAFETY OF JUVENILE DETAINEES

Officials at Saint Lucia’s main penal institution – the Bordelais Correctional Facility have sounded the alarm on what they say has been a steady increase in juvenile detainees. In a January 11 sit-down with News4orce, BCF deputy director Lenard Terrance explained the prison’s growing juvenile population has challenged capacity levels …

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REPUBLIC BANK ASSURES JOB SECURITY FOR SCOTIABANK STAFF

High level talks held on January 10 with officials from Republic Financial Holdings and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix and finance director Cointha Thomas, resulted in a re-affirmed agreement to protect the jobs of more than 100 people employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia, in Saint …

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TOCO BRINGS FREE DENTAL CLINIC TO MICOUD

Hundreds of Saint Lucians have taken advantage of a free dental clinic spearheaded by UNICEF Champion for Children Taj Weekes, through his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO). Weekes partnered with the Montana Dental Clinic to host the one week clinic in the community of Micoud.

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13 YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED MISSING

Have you seen Ji-Ada John Baptiste? She’s a 13-year-old student of the Ciceron Secondary School and her mother Dona John Baptiste says she’s been missing since December 16.  Despite numerous reported sightings of Ji-Ada, the family says she has not been home in weeks. They are appealing to the public for …

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POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN SUSPECTED MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME

Two men were hauled before the first district court on January 10 after they were arrested by law enforcement officers on suspicion of money laundering linked to narcotics trafficking. Police seized more than 60 thousand euro and over USD $4000 during the bust on January 7. They remain in police …

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INTRODUCING MR INDEPENDENCE 2019 CONTESTANTS

For one night in February a group of young men will grace the stage at the National Cultural Centre for the first ever Mr. Independence Youth Development pageant. The event is organized by Gregory Lord Productions and the Culture Ministry. The contestants attended their first media engagement on Thursday.

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TEACHERS UNION BLASTS EDUCATION MINISTRY OVER LATE SCHOOL REPAIRS

Lingering chemical fumes from repair work has prompted the Education Ministry to abandon classes for the first week of the second academic term at the Ciceron Primary School. More than 100 students and some 17 teachers have been impacted by the late start, of what is typically, a disruptive second …

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