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Castries Mayor touts carnival collab with Events Saint Lucia

[Press release] OFFICE OF THE MAYOR SUPPORTS CARNIVAL 2018  Castries, St. Lucia, July 11, 2018 – As the island gets ready to host the biggest cultural showpiece, St. Lucia Carnival 2018, Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has pledged support through a proposed partnership with the Events Company …

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HOME AFFAIRS MIN. COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The scourge of human trafficking continues to blight the lives of many vulnerable people. The latest estimate from the international labour organisation places the number of victims at 40.3 million worldwide. St. Lucia and the region are not immune to this practice. The Home Affairs and National Security Ministry have …

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BORDER CONTROL AUTHORITY IN IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

Plans for the amalgamation of customs, immigration, marine police and animal, plant and fisheries quarantine into the border management authority are well underway. HTS News4orce spoke to the authority’s project team leader, Herman St. Helen on 9 July. He says officials are presently in the implementation stage.

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Opposition says cheque cashing policy a “serious infringement”

The following is an open letter from the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition to the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia. ===================== Dear Mrs Delmar, It has been brought to my attention that there is a recently introduced practice by certain banking institutions as it relates to the cashing of cheques. I …

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Police still probing “Cosol’s” cause of death

[Press release] Suspicious Death in La Retraite, Gros Islet Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nereus Francis alias “Cosol”, a fifty one (51) year old resident of La Retraite, Gros Islet, originally of La Guerre, Babonneau. Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station proceeded to the La …

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Japanese gov’t donates $80k in medical equipment to Victoria Hospital

[Press release] The Victoria Hospital held a special handing over ceremony to thank the government and people of Japan for providing timely, life saving medical equipment valued at over US$80,000 to the hospital. Twelve multi-parameter monitors, two incubators and three infant resuscitators were donated to the Victoria Hospital by the Japanese …

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Teen perishes in Vieux-Fort auto crash

18 year old Rena Eugene reportedly died at the scene of a car crash that occurred along the Bean Field High Road near the George Odlum stadium sometime after 8 am 8 July. The teen was a passenger in the motor vehicle [Reg. #PG 7090] which was being driven by her …

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