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WOMAN AND BOY SHOPLIFTING DUO CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Hundreds of dollars in clothing items was lifted from a local retail store in the capital on January 30. The suspects, caught on security cameras, involved a woman and a young boy who came equipped with tools to sever metal tags and used a backpack to hide the stolen items.

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SECURITY MINISTER REJECTS SLP APPEAL TO RETRACT COMMENTS ON TOP COP

Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has dismissed the opposition’s appeal to retract his recent comments about Police Chief Severin Moncherry. Senator Francis told reporters that if he was not satisfied with the commissioner, he would no longer be in the post – the opposition has taken umbrage with that statement. …

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MARY ISAAC BREAKS SILENCE ON HEALTH CARE

Health Minister Mary Isaac has promised to give the St. Lucian public a briefing on the health care situation – but only after she briefs health ministry personnel and the relevant associations.

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SLP AND WASCO GO HEAD TO HEAD OVER DAM DESILTING

On Thursday, the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) issued a press release, attempting to clear the air on the tender process for the de-silting of the John Compton dam and the condition of the sediment disposal area. Company officials were responding to recent media interviews by Dr. James Fletcher and …

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20 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HIS COUSIN

Police have made some headway in the January 28 shooting, in which 20-year-old Miguel Soumere sustained a gunshot wound to his face, losing vision in his right eye. News4orce understands the victim’s cousin, 20-year-old Irvin Julian has been picked up by police and was formally charged with attempted murder on …

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CORINTH RESIDENTS WANT STRIP CLUB TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT

A quarrel over improper garbage disposal practices has some Corinth residents demanding that a local strip club clean up its act. They are also accusing the management of the adult bar of disturbing the peace and are appealing to the authorities to intervene.

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SLBS CRACKS DOWN ON CHASE CIGARETTES

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is cracking down on illegal cigarettes entering the market. The cigarettes have been available for the last three weeks. The bureau, St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority and the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, have joined efforts to rid the market of …

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