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Police Investigating Death Of Infant

Police have ruled the death of a 9-month-old Marchand baby a homicide. According to reports, the baby girl was found with a rope around her neck. The child’s relatives say they are distraught over the tragedy. Her death brings to 24, the number of homicides in 2017.

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Wasco Urges Storage Ahead Maintenance Work

The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) is urging residents in the north of Saint Lucia to store water, ahead of scheduled maintenance work this week. Officials will address issues with the raw water line from the John Compton dam to the Theobalds treatment plant at Ciceron on Wednesday may 24th. …

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Jn Marie Calls Fuel Tax Hike, “Clever”

A local petroleum dealer says the 60% increase in the excise tax on fuel is nothing but a means of offsetting lost revenue. It was revealed in the 2017/2018 estimates of expenditure that the $2.50 tax was set to increase by $1.50 to $4.00.

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Hilaire Claims Rejected Dsh Application

The opposition SLP’s front man on investment is alleging that the controversial DSH pearl of the Caribbean project has been rejected by both the CIP office and invest Saint Lucia. During a press conference held at the office of the leader of the opposition, Dr. Ernest Hilaire highlighted what he …

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Hope For Children With Multi-Disabilities

Officials of the Dunnottar school are celebrating the achievements of its students with multiple disabilities. In September 2015, the special needs school opened its multiple disabilities centre, bringing hope to children between the ages of 5 and 15, who have been diagnosed with numerous severe conditions. In this special report, …

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PM Anticipates No Fallout From Travel Tax Hike

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is not anticipating any fallout from the increase in the airport tax slated for June 1st 2017. The UWP government announced plans last year, to reintroduce the airport development charge of $35 and raised the airport departure tax for foreign visitors from $25 to $63. The …

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Emergency Numbers to be Affected by ‘Urgent Maintenance’

The St. Lucia Fire Service would like to inform the general public that, our service provider will be performing Urgent Maintenance on some of their systems on Wednesday May 24th 2017. As a results some of our emergency lines which rely on such systems will be affected. Please note that …

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Baby’s Death Ruled a Homicide

HTS News4orce has obtained initial reaction from family members of deceased nine month old baby girl Melissa Lambert. On May 22nd, the new born was reportedly found dead at home by her mother between 5 pm and 6 pm. News4orce has withheld the identities of the family members, who said …

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Fuel Retailer says Higher Gov’t Gas Tax Will Impact Cost of Living

Ex-Petroleum Dealers Association president Everistus Jn Marie cites the new fuel tax as a “clever” move to offset the Value Added Taxes [VAT] reduction. In April 2017, the Allen Chastanet Administration imposed an additional 60% tax on petroleum imports, increasing the rate from EC $2.50 per gallon to EC $4.00 …

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Police Investigating Baby Death

An eight month old baby was reportedly found dead in Marchand, Castries on May 22nd. Unconfirmed reports suggest the discovery was made by the paternal mother of the deceased new born. Pathologists are working to determine the cause of death at an ongoing postmortem exam being conducted at the Victoria …

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