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Ravine Poisson Shooting Victim Discharged with Bullet Lodged in Leg

Two people sustained gunshot wounds during a suspected drive-by shooting incident at Ravine Poisson, Bexon on August 16. 41-year-old Sherwin Auguste was shot multiple times and later succumbed at the scene. Auguste, also known as Shervy was, at the time of the shooting, patronizing a roadside bar. The gunshots reportedly …

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Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Saint Lucia

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 54.1 West. The system is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move …

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Police Investigating 34th Homicide

Sherwin Auguste, 41, of Sarrot was fatally shot in Ravine Poisson, Bexon on August 16 reportedly between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Auguste, also known as Shervy was known to local police.  Details on what led to his shooting death are still emerging. Investigating officers have not disclosed whether any …

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Agriculture Minister On Fate Of Marketing Board

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph is putting to rest talks of the closure of the Saint Lucia Marketing Board, stating that these reports are false. Joseph maintains that the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing corporation and board will be restructured. The minister announced that the public would know the fate of the …

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Banana Sector On The Rebound?

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph says the banana sector is slowing recovering from the battering wrought by tropical storm Mathew last year. He says there are plans to export fruit to potential markets in England and France. Joseph disclosed that he has gotten a commitment from France to receive bananas from …

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NHC Chairman Denies SLP DCA Allegations

Chairman of the national housing corporation (NHC) Timothy Mangal responded to opposition senator Joachim Henry’s statement that the Forestierre housing development project did not get DCA approval; claiming that is a lie. Mangal also presented documents; dated February 24th, 2016 which allegedly shows when DCA approved the project.

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Venezuelan Embassy Not Informed Of Visa Plan

The resident Venezuelan ambassador to Saint Lucia says she has received no indication from government concerning placing visa restrictions on Venezuelan nationals wishing to enter the country. During Monday’s pre-cabinet presser, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced indicated to the media that he had asked immigration officials here to prepare a …

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Venezuelan Embassy Not Offering Comment on PM Visa Proposal

Venezuelan Ambassador to Saint Lucia Her Excellency LieffEscalona confirmed to HTS News4orce – the Embassy is aware of comments by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to consider  invoking visa restrictions on Venezuelans. The Saint Lucia Prime Minister issued the diplomatic advisory during the weekly pre-Cabinet press briefing on August 14 after …

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Route 4B bus operators resume normal operations

(PUBLIC NOTICE) – The Department of Economic Development, Transport & Civil Aviation wishes to inform the public, especially commuters of Route 4B (Vieux Fort to Belle Vue) that it is in dialogue with the bus operators of that route with a view to addressing the concerns of operators. The operators …

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SLP NOTES PRIME MINISTER’S VINDICTIVE RESPONSE TO UWI LECTURER

The St. Lucia Labour Party views with dismay, but not surprise, the latest display of vindictive, punitive and authoritarian behaviour on the part of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  In responding to a Public Lecture delivered by St. Lucian citizen Dr. Tennyson Joseph to an audience in St. Vincent, instead of …

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Canada Based TOTAL PR Selected to Represent Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE:-(SAINT LUCIA) August 15, 2017 – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has selected TOTAL Public Relations as its official PR agency in Canada to represent the destination. TOTAL PR will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic public relation plan, with the overall objective of targeting key niche markets aimed at …

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