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TRINIDAD RECORDS JUMP IN CASES

Dominica became the latest Eastern Caribbean nation to record a case of covid-19. Official word came from health authorities there on the weekend. Meanwhile, there was a jump in confirmed cases in Trinidad after a number of irate quarantined nationals there tested positive for the infectious disease.

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PORT PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19

Amid growing concerns about quarantine and port entry protocol, chief environmental officer Parker Ragnanan sought to clear the air on the procedure at Saint Lucia’s ports. The recent escape by two individuals from the star fish quarantine center has forced officials to detail the process behind the strict measures.

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ASSOU CANAL MAN SHOT DEAD

A 28-year-old resident of Assou Canal succumbed to gunshot wounds at the Victoria hospital on Sunday 21st march. The royal St. Lucia police force appeal for public co-operation to help solve the crime.

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SAINT LUCIA TO BEGIN TESTING FOR COVID-19

As was first reported on Thursday Saint Lucia will have the capacity to begin testing for covid-19 this week. Confirmation of this development was reiterated at a wide-ranging media conference on Monday.

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JAIL BREAK AT BORDELAIS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

One of six prisoners who broke out of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) on the weekend is still on the run. The jailbreak led to a disturbance at the penal complex with inmates racked with fear about the threat of covid-19.

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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS URGE COMPASSION

Communication specialist Bennet Charles is advocating that humanitarian organizations pay a more prominent role in handling the return of Saint Lucia nationals destined for quarantine. He argues that while law enforcement officers are needed to provide security cover they might be less adept at dealing with such scenarios. His recommendations …

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SAINT LUCIA CONFIRMS 3RD CASE OF COVID-19

In a Press Conference held at GIS, the CMO has confirmed that Saint Lucia now has it’s third case of Covid-19. The person in question is a foreign national who was isolated upon arrival. She also explained further that the individual is being treated and is recovering well. “From the …

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PRESS RELEASE; CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF BANKS REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to loom over the Caribbean, and several jurisdictions have taken drastic measures in response to the global pandemic, including closure of borders, and forced closure of non-essential businesses. On Friday, 20 March 2020, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen M. Chastanet, …

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ST. LUCIA TO START TESTING FOR COVID-19 MARCH 23RD 2020

Ezra Long Laboratory of the Victoria hospital and OKEU hospital will have the testing capacity for COVID-19 in Saint Lucia as of next week. Efforts at ensuring accurate and reliable results of COVID-19 testing in Saint Lucia was undertaken as the Ezra Long Lab held a training session for the …

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