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GUN HANDLING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVESTIGATED

Viral video has emerged on social media which appears to depict two teen aged, male secondary school students in possession of a small arsenal of high-powered guns. News4orce understands the teens have been interviewed by police and an investigation to determine the source of the weapons is ongoing.  

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BUS DRIVER SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES DURING ROBBERY

Gros-Islet bus driver Ignatius Jn Baptise is reeling from a violent, armed hold up that nearly cost him his life. He says he was accosted by three masked men near his home in the New Village community in Castries on Wednesday evening. His attackers made off with his belongings including …

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POLICE PURSUE SUSPECTS; RAID HOTSPOTS

Meanwhile, as part of stepped up efforts by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to clamp down on crime, law enforcement officers have their targets set on ‘known’ hot spots, in pursuit of criminal suspects and leads, that could crack ongoing investigations. HTS News4orce on January 17th, was the only …

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SLP RAMPING UP ELECTION PREPARATIONS

The opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is preparing for the next general elections. Party officials say they are preparing, and plans for a win at the polls include stepped up engagement with the people in 2019.  

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SLP LAUGHS OFF PM’S DSH RACING POSTPONEMENT DEFENSE

Local hotels won’t be able to accommodate overseas patrons expected to fly in for February’s anticipated desert star holdings [DSH] thoroughbred racing event – says Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Citing the match schedule for the Saint Lucia leg of the upcoming West Indies v. England test match also carded for …

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ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION IN CICERON

The family of a nine-year-old boy has alleged a masked man made a daring attempt to kidnap the child on his way home from school in Ciceron on January 15th. His mother says her son managed to fight off his attacker and flee to safety. The emotional stress was exacerbated …

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20 YEAR OLD MAN IS 2019’S 2ND HOMICIDE VICTIM

The second homicide in 2019 was recorded within 48 hours after the year’s first on January 13. 20-year-old Hendi Calderon was gunned down on water works road in Castries shortly after 9 pm on January 14. Despite attempts by neighbours to stabilize an injured Calderon at the scene – he …

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SUSPECTED DROWNING AT CAP ESTATE

Police are investigating the drowning of a Gros-Islet fisherman, following a diving expedition on Sunday afternoon. The man is said to be in his early 50’s.  

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DOZENS DISPLACED BY ROSE HILL FIRE

The seven families whose houses were gutted by the New Year’s Day fire are struggling to come to terms with their new reality. It could have been far worse given the cluster of houses in the community and the difficulty in getting to the fire. The situation was a challenge for the …

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