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BEXON ROAD CRASH LEAVES THREE DEAD

Two children aged nine and three are among the dead after a pick-up truck veered out of control and careened into a parked trailer truck on the Bexon highway. The driver of the pick-up also sustained fatal injuries.  The only survivor – a critically injured six-year-old boy has since been airlifted …

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Indictments Loom for Cops Implicated in ORC?

Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has revealed police officers implicated in the 2010/11 Operation Restore Confidence anti-crime offensive will face prosecution. The Security Minister disclosed to News4orce the United States government has issued the nonnegotiable stipulation if Saint Lucia wants the Leahy Law sanctions imposed on the police force in …

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THREE KILLED IN BEXON ROAD CRASH

[PRESS RELEASE]  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of three (3) individuals as a result of a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday October 30, 2018, about 6:20 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Castries. Ferguson Donnelly, a thirty two (32) year old resident of Barre Du Chaussee, was …

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SLPWO COMMENTS ON SEX SLAVE ACCUSATION

[PRESS RELEASE]  According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, 2009 “Sexual exploitation makes up 79% of identified forms of human trafficking, including prostitution, forced stripping, massage services and pornography.”  And it is with great distress, that we now have visible evidence …

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FIRE SERVICE GETS THREE NEW AMBULANCES

The Saint Lucia Fire Service has added three new ambulances to its fleet. The vehicles were handed over the Department on Friday. Officials say the new ambulances will help meet growing demand for assistance following medical and trauma emergencies.  

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DENN. SEGMENT TO BE FEATURES IN TRAVEL & LEISURE MAG

Saint Lucia’s emerging ‘dennery segment’ sound continues to attract global intrigue. Travel & leisure magazine – a leading print brand with an estimated readership exceeding 4.5 million worldwide, is here to profile Saint Lucia’s infectious ‘dennery segment’ music.

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SLP EDUCATION SPOKESMAN WEIGHS IN ON SALCC

Opposition spokesman on education Senator Guibion Ferdinand says government should move with urgency to resolve the issues at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Speaking on the side-lines of an October 30 House Sitting, the former school principal said students are suffering while this matter is left to fester. Ferdinand …

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PM ‘CONSIDERING’ RELOCATING CCSS

Prime minister Allen Chastanet on 30 October confirmed his cabinet is considering relocating the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School [CCSS]. The prime minister cited the aging building plant, estimated refurbishing costs exceeding XCD $10 million dollars and traffic concerns for a possible relocation move. He dismissed suggestions of a potential conflict …

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MARY ANN STREET FIRE GUTS SEVERAL BUILDINGS

Up to eight buildings bordering Maryann and Broglie Street in the capital were damaged in an early morning blaze on October 30. The fire gutted one residential property which has left at least three people homeless. The fire department is investigating the cause of the blaze.  

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CASTRIES CENTRAL MP & MAYOR RESPOND TO FALL OUT CLAIMS

Castries mayor Peterson Francis sought to clarify the alleged fall out between him and Castries Central MP Sarah Flood Beaubrun on the sidelines of Parliament on 30 October. It is rumored that relations between the two have deteriorated, as Francis is considering contesting the Castries Central seat.

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SLTU LEADS SALCC TEACHERS IN PROTEST

About two months after the SALCC board resigned en masse, educators are demonstrating their dissatisfaction with the current working environment. Classes were disrupted on October 25th and 26th, after teachers suddenly fell ill.  Occupational health and safety issues have been a perennial problem for the college.

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