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SLMDA PREZ ALARMED AT RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL COVID-19 CASELOAD

The president of the St. Lucia medical and dental association dr. Merle Clarke has sounded the alarm bells over the rising number of Covid 19 cases and the impact on staff and on the operations at the Victoria respiratory hospital. Dr. Clarke warns that the situation has to be urgently …

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OPPOSITION LEADER, A NO SHOW, AGAIN

There was much anticipation in some quarters surrounding the attendance at Tuesday’s sitting of the house of assembly of the leader of the opposition Allen Chastanet. However, for the third consecutive time the Micoud South MP and former prime minister was absent. There was much anticipation in some quarters surrounding …

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SUGAR SHIPMENT SET TO ARRIVE ON TUESDAY

A shipment of sugar was expected to arrive in Saint Lucia on Tuesday. That’s the word from commerce minister Emma Hippolyte. Consumers have been scrambling for the staple on the Saint Lucian diet with the rationing of the current stock at government warehouses due to a delay in a consignment …

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PM SAYS 150 POLICE OFFICERS IN QUARANTINE

Prime minister Philip j. Pierre disclosed Tuesday that the police are stretched with over 150 officers in quarantine. The government leader who was grilled by the media outside parliament on the fight against crime and protocol enforcement, says the police are trying their best.

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FIRE SERVICE KEPT BUSY DESPITE BLACKOUT AND CURFEW

Criminal elements were not deterred by the weekend curfew and an un-expected blackout. One man is nursing gunshot injuries stemming from a shooting in Dennery. The case of gun violence was among the well-over 100 emergency calls handled by first responders of the fire service.

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The Saint Lucia fire service is reportedly investigating an early morning fire at bishop’s gap Castries, which destroyed an abandoned house and a motor vehicle. This is the latest vacant building in a section of the capital city of Castries to go up in smoke in recent memory.

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