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MAYOR LASHES OUT AT PWA PRESIDENT

The back and forth over the granting of island wide powers of arrest to city police took another turn on Wednesday, with the Mayor of Castries lashing out at the police welfare association (PWA) President Travis Chicot. Mayor Peterson Francis convened a press conference and did not mince words, when …

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CASTRIES PHONE SNATCHER CAUGHT & HAULED BEFORE THE COURTS

Quick thinking and action by witnesses and the police helped to nab a phone snatcher in the city centre on Tuesday morning. The robber pounced on an unsuspecting Italian national and was running off with the visitor’s cell phone, when a group of locals gave chase and managed to detain him. …

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MAYOR DEFENDS CITY POLICE

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis maintains that once the police commissioner has given a city police officer the oath of office, that officer can carry out arrests across Saint Lucia. The Police Welfare Association has criticized legislation that allows city police to extend their reach outside their municipality. Mayor Francis is …

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NIPSEY HUSSLE MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES

[BBC NEWS – April 2nd, 2019]:– A suspect in Sunday’s murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested, officials say. Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run after fleeing the scene of the shooting in a waiting car, Los Angeles Police Department said.  (Eric Holder, 29 – …

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FAMILY OF 4 HOMELESS FOLLOWING FIRE

A family of four is homeless after a fire gutted their two-storey house in the Diamond area of Soufriere on Monday. Fire officials say they encountered many challenges extinguishing the flames. Those included the vehicles of curious residents blocking access to the home and no available hydrants near the scene, …

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YOUNG MAN LOSES LIFE IN MOTORCYCLE COLLISION

35-year-old Brad Fatal of Independence City is Saint Lucia’s latest road fatality. Fatal was heading to his home at Independence City, Castries, when he collided with a vehicle in the Ravine Chabot community. His grieving mother is appealing to motor-cyclists to wear safety gear and watch their speed on the …

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TWENTY YEAR OLD ST. LUCIAN FATALLY SHOT IN MARTINIQUE

A 20 year old St. Lucian has been fatally shot in neighboring Martinique.  The young man is said to have been shot in the stomach and back at La Martin on Thursday night. He was rushed to the University Hospital in Fort De France where he later succumbed to his injuries. Martinique …

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