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HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER VOWS TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS AT BORDELAIS

Home affairs minister dr. Virginia Albert- Poyotte has vowed to address issues at the ordelais correctional facility On Friday, Dr. Poyotte toured the Bordelais correctional facility as part of routine visits. Home affairs minister dr. Virginia Albert- Poyotte has vowed to address issues at the ordelais correctional facility On Friday, …

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BORDELAIS RESPONDS TO RECENT STABBING DEATH OF INMATE

The Bordelais correctional facility on Friday opened its doors to the media following a bout of violence at the prison. One inmate was killed and another is listed in critical condition after two separate stabbing incidents at the penal institution. A violent flare-up among rival gangs behind bars comes against …

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PANDEMIC CLAIMS WOMAN POLICE CONSTABLE AND HER UNBORN CHILD

The pandemic has claimed the life of a young woman police constable and expectant mother. Acting prime minister, dr. Ernest Hilaire, concedes the tragic loss is a grim reminder of the risk faced by the nation’s front-liners. He is appealing to Saint Lucians to get vaccinated and follow the protocols.

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CASE FOR MISSING EQUIPMENT FOR ST JUDE RESURFACES

Prime minister Philip J. Pierre claims that although monies were allocated for certain aspects of the St. Jude hospital reconstruction project, the equipment and materials paid for, have yet to surface. Pierre provided a statement on the status of the blighted project during Tuesday’s house sitting.

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SENATORS DEBATE LANDMARK GANJA LEGISLATION-

The land-mark legislation to decriminalize small quantities of cannabis was debated in the senate on Thursday. The much-talked about amendment seeks to make provisions for adults to possess 30 grams or less of Ganja without facing criminal prosecution  

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CULTURAL ICON ARTHUR JACOBS DIES

Another icon of Saint Lucian arts and culture has died. The inimitable Arthur Jacobs who made an immense contribution to the theatre and performing arts in Saint Lucia passed away on Thursday.

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SDA CHURCH SUSPENDS SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19 THREAT

The mission of Seventh Day Adventist churches in Saint Lucia will be closing their doors for the next two weeks in an effort to help mitigate the spread of covid-19. During the ensuing 14-days, all face-to-face religious services will be put on hold, as the Adventist church evaluates the current …

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MOUNTING PRESSURE AT RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL

Staff at the respiratory hospital are stressed and stretched with the influx of covid-19 patients. That’s the account of former health minister senator Alvina Reynolds. She spoke on the challenges at the respiratory hospital in an interview with the press outside parliament on Thursday, September 16th 2021.

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