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REACTION TO COCONUT CONTROVERSY

Business People Involved In The Coconut Industry Are Expressing Alarm Over The Latest Findings From A Harvard Study Which Labelled Coconut Oil As Poison. Two Decades Ago Commentators From The Developed Countries Launched An Attach On Coconut Oil, Only Later To Laud It As One Of The Healthiest Oils On …

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ADDITIONAL US FLIGHTS COMING TO ST LUCIA STARTING THIS FALL

[Press Release] – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the addition of international flights to the island from the U.S. starting in the Fall 2018 with American Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines. JetBlue is expanding its luxury Mint service in the Caribbean and will launch this service on …

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PARAGUAY: POLICE RIFLES REPLACED WITH TOYS

[International News] [BBC]  Thieves in Paraguay have stolen 42 powerful rifles from the police armoury. During an inspection, officers found that the FN FAL battle rifles had been replaced with wooden and plastic replicas. The inspection had been ordered after the rifles started appearing a year ago on the black …

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GUYANA: 18 YEAR OLD SENTENCED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

[News Guyana] – Eighteen-year-old Eton Calistro was on Monday sentenced to 10 years in prison by High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon for killing 21-year-old CD vendor Leroy Moore called Jim Carrey who was stabbed to death July 18, 2015 at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. Upon the State’s murder indictment, he pled …

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AMICABLE END TO WPC INSUBORDINATION SAGA

[Press Release] – The days of tension have come to an amicable end as Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Honourable Hermangild Francis, the Commissioner of Police Mr. Severin Monchery, President of the Police Welfare Association Travis Chicot and other PWA members along with the Woman Constable who …

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SOUFRIERE HOSPITAL RE-OPENS

[Press Release] – Healthcare workers and Clients in Soufriere and Environs can once again obtain public health services in a centralized location. The Ministry of Health & Wellness has brought total closure to the displacement of Soufriere’s health and medical services. Public health services under one roof were compromised at the …

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LONDON PANORAMA CHAMPIONS FROM LABORIE

[Press Release] – London, 26 August 2018. Six members of the Laborie Steel Pan  — Andrius Edwide (arranger), Joshua Muroi (captain), Shanyqua Scott (assistant band leader), Chloe Layne, Toniva Thomas and Kissana Renard – last night celebrated another remarkable milestone in their musical career, as winners of the prestigious UK National Panorama …

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CHAMBER ON CRIME

There Is Growing Concern For More Effective Strategies To Combat The Crime Situation In St. Lucia. This Call Comes Against The Realization That Criminals Are Using More Deadly Weapons. The Chamber Of Commerce Says The Level Of Criminality Is Hurting Business.

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TAIWANESE GOVERNMENT ASSISTS CCC

The City Of Castries And Teipei – The Capital Of Taiwan Have Been Twined. The Formal Event Was Held At The Mayor’s Office On Thursday. Both The St. Lucian Officials And Their Taiwanese Counterparts State That The Twinning Of The Cities Is A Significant Event In Relations Between The Two …

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INTEGRITY COMMISSION APPEALS FOR TOUGHER LEGISLATION

Tonight With A Rare Statement From The Integrity Commission – One Of The Institutions Established To Be A Check On The Abuse Of Power, By People In Public Life. The Integrity Commission Is Calling For Greater Legislative Backing To Enable It To Better Police The Activities Of Public Officials. This …

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