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SHOTGUN DUO ROBS FEMALE COMMUTER

Armed, hooded bandits were caught on camera as they robbed an unsuspecting female commuter of her belongings in the capital. The brazen hold up comes amid what Police Chief Severin Monchery declared would be a heightened police presence in the city, in response to a recent spike in violent crime.

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WOMAN AND BOY SHOPLIFTING DUO CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Hundreds of dollars in clothing items was lifted from a local retail store in the capital on January 30. The suspects, caught on security cameras, involved a woman and a young boy who came equipped with tools to sever metal tags and used a backpack to hide the stolen items.

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SECURITY MINISTER REJECTS SLP APPEAL TO RETRACT COMMENTS ON TOP COP

Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has dismissed the opposition’s appeal to retract his recent comments about Police Chief Severin Moncherry. Senator Francis told reporters that if he was not satisfied with the commissioner, he would no longer be in the post – the opposition has taken umbrage with that statement. …

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SLP AND WASCO GO HEAD TO HEAD OVER DAM DESILTING

On Thursday, the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) issued a press release, attempting to clear the air on the tender process for the de-silting of the John Compton dam and the condition of the sediment disposal area. Company officials were responding to recent media interviews by Dr. James Fletcher and …

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20 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HIS COUSIN

Police have made some headway in the January 28 shooting, in which 20-year-old Miguel Soumere sustained a gunshot wound to his face, losing vision in his right eye. News4orce understands the victim’s cousin, 20-year-old Irvin Julian has been picked up by police and was formally charged with attempted murder on …

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SLBS CRACKS DOWN ON CHASE CIGARETTES

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is cracking down on illegal cigarettes entering the market. The cigarettes have been available for the last three weeks. The bureau, St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority and the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, have joined efforts to rid the market of …

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CRIMINAL COURT TO REOPEN

Come February 4th, judges and other high court staff will recommence proceedings on more than 1000 open cases. The justice ministry says just under XCD $1 million has been spent on accommodation improvements and security upgrades on the previously shut down criminal division of the high court situated in the …

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VENEZUELA’S OUTGOING AMBASSADOR REFLECTS ON TENURE

Outgoing Venezuelan Ambassador Leiff Escalona is hoping that he ties between her country and Saint Lucia will stand the test of time. St. Lucia recently voted at the OAS to not recognize the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s second term in office, but says government will hold true to the …

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PM WELCOMES NEW CUBAN AMBASSADOR

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has welcomed Cuba’s new Ambassador to Saint Lucia. Alejandro Miran has replaced Jorge Soberon as Cuba’s top Diplomat in Saint Lucia. The Prime Minister is hoping that the two nations will continue educational, social, economic and cultural co-operation.  

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