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VH SUSPENDS ELECTIVE AND DAY SURGERIES

Victoria hospital has announced the suspension of elective and day surgeries at Saint Lucia’s primary healthcare institution. Officials say the postponement is due to the increase in the number of patients in the intensive care unit.

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MEDIA WORKERS SHARPEN THEIR DIGITAL SKILLS

 Local journalists are burnishing their skills in a digital media. A select few are undergoing training backed by the British high commission in creating multimedia content for an audience on mobile devices. Facilitators say the capacity-building project is designed to improve the digital skills of journalists in the eastern Caribbean. …

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SLP LEADER DARES GOVERNMENT ON PROBES

The leader of the opposition Phillip j. Pierre has responded to the united workers party’s test of his resolve to stamp-out wrong-doing in government. Pierre is running for the highest office in the land on a platform of anti-corruption and transparency.

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SLAPS BENEFITS FROM PM’S BALL

A cheque of 4 thousand dollars was handed over to the founder of the Saint Lucia animal protection society (slaps) Pamela Devaux at the cabinet briefing room on Monday 3rd February 2020. The monetary donation is part of the proceeds from the 2019 auction of prizes at the annual prime …

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PEPPER SPRAY CAUSED MASSY STORES EVACUATION

Pepper spray has been singled out as the cause of the air quality problem which triggered an evacuation of the massy stores new dock road, Vieux Fort branch on Saturday February 1st 2020. 6 people were hospitalized in the incident. Massy stores in statement issued on Tuesday February 4th, sought …

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NEW PLAYER TO ENTER LOCAL PETROLEUM MARKET

One local petrol retailer is concerned about reports of the possible unannounced introduction of a new oil supplier to Saint Lucia. Managing director Jn. Marie and sons Everistus Jn.Marie warns that the entrance of a new supplier, may squeeze the pockets of the motoring public.

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AUTHORITIES FIND GUNS IN SHIPPING BARRELS

Saint Lucia’s love affair with unlicensed firearms does not appear to be waning anytime soon. Police officers are reporting the seizure of more firearms during raids and operations across Saint Lucia. But authorities are also finding guns in shipping barrels destined for local house-holds. The news comes amid reports of …

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FIRE SERVICE RECEIVES 97 DISTRESS CALLS

The Saint Lucia fire service continues to be flooded with emergency calls involving acts of violence and automobile crashes. This past week was no different from fists to cuffs, to pedestrians being run over by errant vehicles.

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STABBING VICTIM DIES IN STRANGER’S ARMS

Saint Lucia has recorded its 4th homicide for 2020. Dead is 38-year-old Ellis Paul from the community of grace, Vieux Fort. An eyewitness who spoke to the HTS NewsForce on condition of anonymity, alleges that Paul jumped into a vehicle seeking assistance and died in her arms on the way …

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