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Fatal Shooting Takes Homicde Toll To 22

A 23-year-old man is dead and another injured following shooting incidents in two Castries communities on Sunday may 14th, 2017. Police have confirmed that the fatal shooting, took place just before 11:00 am on the black mallet bridge. The second incident occurred at Arundell Hill, Castries.

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Transport Minister Defends Fuel Tax Hike

The economic development minister has come to the Defense of his government’s decision to increase the excise tax on fuel. During the presentation of the appropriation bill, it was revealed that the current tax of $2.50 would increase by 60% to $4.00, representing an additional $1.50.

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PM Expresses Satisfaction With Soleil Jazz

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he is very excited about Soleil Saint Lucia Jazz. Speaking to the media on the final day of the festival on Sunday, the head of government said he was impressed with the level of production of this year’s showpiece. Notwithstanding concerns about the turnout, the …

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Curtains Come Down On Soleil Jazz 2017

The first of the summer festivals – the inaugural Soleil Jazz culminated on Sunday with rave reviews from organizers. Despite a dip in turnout, the authorities say the festival met its objective.

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ECCO Foresees The Closure Of More Radio Stations

The general manager of the Eastern Caribbean collective organization for music rights, (ECCO), Steve Etienne foresees more radio stations going belly up in the near future, following news of plans to close down radio Saint Lucia. The state-owned radio station has racked up millions of dollars in debt and the …

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Soleil Attendance Numbers ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Local Government Minister Senator Fortuna Belrose told HTS News4orce attendance at the inaugural Soleil Jazz event exceeded expectations. “…to date we have not been disappointed with what we have seen. I think it has met the expectations that we had. We now need to continue to strengthen and tie up …

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Soleil Jazz off to a ‘Good Start’

The curtains came down on the inaugural Soleil Jazz festival on May 14th after four days of musical concerts in the north of Saint Lucia. Soleil Jazz follows the discontinued Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival which ran for 25 years since 1991. The previous Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts …

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Family Recount Fatal Black Mallet Shooting

Kimbert Lynch of Black Mallet, Marchand reportedly died on the operating table at Victoria Hospital on May 14th. Lynch, according to police, sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso after being accosted by an unidentified gunman earlier that day. HTS News4orce got reaction from Kimbert Lynch’s uncle, Evitus Lynch. …

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SLP to Take to the Streets on Wednesday

National Protest March in Castries on Wednesday 17 May 2017 Press Release: We Must Heed the Danger Signals and Act Now!  The Saint Lucia Labour Party has sought and obtained Police permission to lead a peaceful national protest march in Castries on Wednesday 17th May 2017 from the Sab Playing …

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Gov’t Increases Constituency Office Allocation

GIS – The Hon Sarah Flood Beaubrun has applauded the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon Allen Chastanet for doubling the allocation given to constituency offices. The minister with responsibility for External Affairs said the move will benefit all, and thus, it is an action that all should be grateful …

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