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Tropical Storm Harvey Weather Advisory

HURRICANE HUNTER FINDS THAT THE DISTURBANCE HAS BECOME TROPICAL STORM HARVEY… SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION LOCATION…13.0N 55.8W ABOUT 250 MI…400 KM E OF BARBADOS ABOUT 355 MI…570 KM E OF ST. LUCIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL …

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New Tobacco Standards in Effect

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has updated its standards for tobacco products. The updated version now includes graphic warning on labels to draw attention to the negative effects of smoking. On August 16th, 2017, the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) implemented revised standards for the labeling of tobacco …

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Ravine Poisson Shooting Victim Discharged with Bullet Lodged in Leg

Two people sustained gunshot wounds during a suspected drive-by shooting incident at Ravine Poisson, Bexon on August 16. 41-year-old Sherwin Auguste was shot multiple times and later succumbed at the scene. Auguste, also known as Shervy was, at the time of the shooting, patronizing a roadside bar. The gunshots reportedly …

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Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Saint Lucia

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 54.1 West. The system is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move …

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UPDATE: Drive-by Shooting Suspected in Shervy Killing, Second Person Injured

Official police statement.  August 17, 2017 – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, namely Sherwin Auguste also known as “Shervy”. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine …

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Police Investigating 34th Homicide

Sherwin Auguste, 41, of Sarrot was fatally shot in Ravine Poisson, Bexon on August 16 reportedly between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Auguste, also known as Shervy was known to local police.  Details on what led to his shooting death are still emerging. Investigating officers have not disclosed whether any …

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Agriculture Minister On Fate Of Marketing Board

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph is putting to rest talks of the closure of the Saint Lucia Marketing Board, stating that these reports are false. Joseph maintains that the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing corporation and board will be restructured. The minister announced that the public would know the fate of the …

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Banana Sector On The Rebound?

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph says the banana sector is slowing recovering from the battering wrought by tropical storm Mathew last year. He says there are plans to export fruit to potential markets in England and France. Joseph disclosed that he has gotten a commitment from France to receive bananas from …

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