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STUDENT CAUGHT WITH GUN; TEACHER GIVES IT BACK

A 16-year old fifth form student enrolled at the Corinth Secondary School has been suspended for bringing a firearm on school grounds. The teacher at the center of the incident, already under pressure from authorities in the Education Ministry, could also face criminal charges for giving the gun back to …

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SECURITY GUARD OPENS FIRE IN MALL; ONE MAN INJURED

Gun shots dispersed scores of blue coral mall shoppers in Castries after a security guard opened fire. One man believed to be in his 20’s was injured and later rushed to hospital. His condition at news time was critical but stable. Police have brought in the mall security guard for …

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GUN HANDLING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVESTIGATED

Viral video has emerged on social media which appears to depict two teen aged, male secondary school students in possession of a small arsenal of high-powered guns. News4orce understands the teens have been interviewed by police and an investigation to determine the source of the weapons is ongoing.  

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CICERON TEEN STILL MISSING

Imagine having to endure thirty-three days without a word on your missing 13-year-old daughter, not knowing what is happening to her, what she is eating, who she is with and crucially, whether she is being abused? Well that is the plight of the family of Jiada Jn Baptiste, the 13-year-old …

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GOVERNMENT MUM ON HATHAWAY HOMICIDE

As global press converges on Saint Lucia in light of the apparent murder of 67-year-old British national Robert Hathaway, questions have been raised to Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee on the island’s strategy to offset anticipated backlash in the United Kingdom – Saint Lucia’s second largest source market.  Fedee instead deflected …

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BUS DRIVER SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES DURING ROBBERY

Gros-Islet bus driver Ignatius Jn Baptise is reeling from a violent, armed hold up that nearly cost him his life. He says he was accosted by three masked men near his home in the New Village community in Castries on Wednesday evening. His attackers made off with his belongings including …

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POLICE PURSUE SUSPECTS; RAID HOTSPOTS

Meanwhile, as part of stepped up efforts by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to clamp down on crime, law enforcement officers have their targets set on ‘known’ hot spots, in pursuit of criminal suspects and leads, that could crack ongoing investigations. HTS News4orce on January 17th, was the only …

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ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION IN CICERON

The family of a nine-year-old boy has alleged a masked man made a daring attempt to kidnap the child on his way home from school in Ciceron on January 15th. His mother says her son managed to fight off his attacker and flee to safety. The emotional stress was exacerbated …

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OPPOSITION LEADER DISMANTLES THE PRIME MINISTER’S MAIDEN NEW YEAR ADDRESS

In an expected rejoinder from the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party, Philip J Pierre and his opposition members sought to dismantle Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s maiden new year’s address, during a January 15 press conference.  Pierre’s speech titled, ‘Time For Truth’ offered line by line scrutiny and raised counter arguments, in …

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