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40TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES TO BEGIN ON INDEPENDENCE EVE

On Thursday February 21st – the eve of Saint Lucia’s 40th anniversary of Independence, the city of Castries will be abuzz with cultural displays and exhibitions. Two event sites are being prepared to host the displays. The events will officially kick off year-long celebrations.

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GROS ISLET COUNCIL WANTS COCONUT VENDORS TO GIVE NEW SITE A CHANCE

Gros-Islet town Mayor James Edwin says the relocated Rodney Bay vendors have reportedly continued to stay away from the new vending site at Bois D’orange, Gros-Islet, made available to them by the Gros-Islet Constituency Council. Mayor Edwin is not buying the vendor’s claims that their profits would be affected by …

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ONE MAN KILLED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

One man is dead following a tragic motor vehicle accident that occurred in Rodney Bay along the Gros-Islet thoroughfare on Monday February 18th. The victim, identified as Elique Prospere, died at hospital – the lone survivor of the crash was treated for his injuries. Prospere – a father of three was …

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VIEUX FORT RESIDENT LOSES EYE AFTER SHOOTING

A 20-year-old Bruceville resident identified as Miguel Soomer was shot in the face on the morning of January 28th. The gunman, the victim says is known to him. Family members fear Soomer may lose his eyesight. The alleged gunman they say is the victim’s cousin.

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FISH CLEANER SHOT EXECUTION STYLE IN VIEUX FORT

Vieux-Fort resident 30-year-old Melvin George was shot and killed on Friday evening at the town’s fisheries complex. The shooting came a day after a 22-year-old Bruceville resident was hospitalized after being shot twice.

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MR & MS LABORIE PAGEANT A SUCCESS

Laborie Primary School’s Independence pageant went off without a hitch on Saturday January 26th. Eight contestants demonstrated their talents in music and theater, as they vied for the Mr and Miss Laborie Primary School Independence title.  

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