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Rape Suspect Charged

A Vieux-Fort man has been charged with attempted rape according to law enforcement sources. The suspect is accused of accosting a female near Hewanorra Orchard, Vieux Fort on a October 10 and allegedly dragged her into nearby bushes. Pleas for help prompted a response from neighbours who thwarted the alleged assault. …

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Three Car Crash Leaves One Dead

Jimmy Antoine, 44, of Grand Ravine, Dennery succumbed to injuries sustained from a three car pile-up along the Dennery high-way on October 14. Sometime between 6:30 and 7 pm Antoine, reportedly traveling south bound in a white Mitsubishi Lancer registration PB5932 spun out of control. The car slammed into two other vehicles …

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Partnering Against Poverty

The equity ministry, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank, has officially rolled out the 9th edition of the regional poverty reduction programme known as the basic needs trust fund. As we hear in this report, the CDB has unveiled an ambitious plan for this cycle.

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LBTI Conference Births New Caribbean Trans* Group

(Castries, Saint Lucia, Oct. 13, 2017) During the 5th Annual Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference, held during the first week of October 2017, on Saint Lucia, trans-men and women from across the region convened to form a new Transgender Caucus Group. This year’s CWSDC was the first time that …

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Saint Lucians Opposed to total Marijuana Decriminalisation in new CADRES poll

Public Opinion on Marijuana Decriminalisation in St Lucia The issue of Marijuana decimalisation has generated considerable interest across the Caribbean and as a result, Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) has been commissioned to conduct several surveys to explore local attitudes in select Caribbean islands. St. Lucia was among those islands …

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SLU Delegates Visit DA

Dominica’s housing sector has taken a direct hit. That is according to Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph who is back from a trip to the nature island. Last week a delegation from Saint Lucia headed by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet visited Dominica to get a firsthand look at the …

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Sandals Foundation Business Training

The Sandals Foundation has pledged its support to the school of business entrepreneurs. This year, the school organized an entrepreneurial course in gable woods for innovators and self-starters. The course aims to help young people to start up business and offers a social responsibility aspect.  

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The SLP Analysis

After 16 months into a five [5] year United Workers Party term, the Saint Lucia Labour Party wants to return to Office.  Political Leader Philip J. Pierre issued the clear message during the annual Conference of Delegates on October 8. Political Leader Pierre sought to debunk the policy direction of …

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A Gary Butte Exhibition

The Mexican Embassy in Saint Lucia is hosting the “mask of ten” exhibition in tribute to local artist, Gary Butte. The showcase is part of the Embassy’s contribution to the annual arts and heritage month celebrations. Proceeds from the sale of one of the works of art at the exhibition …

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Saint Lucian Firemen will continue outreach to Dominica

The Saint Lucia Fire Service has reached out to its sister organization the Dominica Fire Brigade, in the form of a post-hurricane Maria donation of dry goods, and non-perishable food items. “The items are needed and will be put to good use,” says Saint Lucia’s Acting Chief Fire Officer Mr.  …

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