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Babonneau Shooting Survivor Speaks Out

George Foster, 52, has been discharged from hospital after sustaining multiple gunshots wounds to his lower back on May 15th. Police information places Foster near his Paix Bouche, Babonneau residence before the gunshots were allegedly discharged in his direction reportedly, sometime after 8 pm. Foster, was treated for gunshot wounds …

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SLHTA to host 53RD AGM and Tradeshow

The SLHTA extends a cordial invitation to you to our Annual Tradeshow The SLHTA is pleased to announce that The Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association’s (SLHTA’s) 53rd Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow 2017 will be hosted on Friday May 19th, 2017 at the Royalton Resorts Convention Centre . The tradeshow starts …

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ONE to Join SLP Protest

A second organization has pledged to support an upcoming protest by the main Opposition the Saint Lucia Labour Party scheduled for May 17th in Castries. The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia confirmed their participation on May 16th and, now the Organization for National Empowerment (ONE) – a minority political group has …

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British Cyber Security Firm to Hub in Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE – A leading international cyber-security company is to open a hub in the Caribbean and has identified the island of St Lucia as its preferred location. Computer Network Defence (CND) is headquartered in Bath, England, and through its free online Security Wizardry Radar Page assists all the world’s …

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Alleged Correspondence from SVG PM Leaks

A letter bearing the alleged signature of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [SVG] Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves to CARICOM Heads of State has surfaced on social media.  The missive seeks to warn CARICOM Heads of a supposed plot by the Organization of American States [OAS] to overthrow …

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Ave Maria Pays Hosts Mother’s Day Special

The Ave Maria School honoured mothers at the learning institution including its faculty of educators at a special event on the eve of Mother’s Day. The school usually hosts an annual pageant to commemorate the red-letter day in tribute to respected matriarchs. However, chair of the cultural committee, Frances Jn …

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Vendors/CCC Dook It Out Over Stall Removal

President of the vendors association, Peter “Ras Ipa” Isaac has taken issue with the Castries City Council (CCC) handling of the removal of metallic vending huts near the Ave Maria school on the weekend. Isaac says while he is not averse to dismantling the stalls, he believes the CCC botched …

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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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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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Protest By Driving School Association Avoided

The national association of driving schools [NADS] met with the minister for transport Guy Joseph on May 15th. The sit-down came three days after members issued notice of imminent protest action, if their concerns were not addressed by the authorities. Their grievances include the availability of examiners for practical tests, …

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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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