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PARAGUAY: POLICE RIFLES REPLACED WITH TOYS

[International News] [BBC]  Thieves in Paraguay have stolen 42 powerful rifles from the police armoury. During an inspection, officers found that the FN FAL battle rifles had been replaced with wooden and plastic replicas. The inspection had been ordered after the rifles started appearing a year ago on the black …

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GUYANA: 18 YEAR OLD SENTENCED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

[News Guyana] – Eighteen-year-old Eton Calistro was on Monday sentenced to 10 years in prison by High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon for killing 21-year-old CD vendor Leroy Moore called Jim Carrey who was stabbed to death July 18, 2015 at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. Upon the State’s murder indictment, he pled …

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AMICABLE END TO WPC INSUBORDINATION SAGA

[Press Release] – The days of tension have come to an amicable end as Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Honourable Hermangild Francis, the Commissioner of Police Mr. Severin Monchery, President of the Police Welfare Association Travis Chicot and other PWA members along with the Woman Constable who …

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SOUFRIERE HOSPITAL RE-OPENS

[Press Release] – Healthcare workers and Clients in Soufriere and Environs can once again obtain public health services in a centralized location. The Ministry of Health & Wellness has brought total closure to the displacement of Soufriere’s health and medical services. Public health services under one roof were compromised at the …

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LONDON PANORAMA CHAMPIONS FROM LABORIE

[Press Release] – London, 26 August 2018. Six members of the Laborie Steel Pan  — Andrius Edwide (arranger), Joshua Muroi (captain), Shanyqua Scott (assistant band leader), Chloe Layne, Toniva Thomas and Kissana Renard – last night celebrated another remarkable milestone in their musical career, as winners of the prestigious UK National Panorama …

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CHAMBER ON CRIME

There Is Growing Concern For More Effective Strategies To Combat The Crime Situation In St. Lucia. This Call Comes Against The Realization That Criminals Are Using More Deadly Weapons. The Chamber Of Commerce Says The Level Of Criminality Is Hurting Business.

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TAIWANESE GOVERNMENT ASSISTS CCC

The City Of Castries And Teipei – The Capital Of Taiwan Have Been Twined. The Formal Event Was Held At The Mayor’s Office On Thursday. Both The St. Lucian Officials And Their Taiwanese Counterparts State That The Twinning Of The Cities Is A Significant Event In Relations Between The Two …

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INTEGRITY COMMISSION APPEALS FOR TOUGHER LEGISLATION

Tonight With A Rare Statement From The Integrity Commission – One Of The Institutions Established To Be A Check On The Abuse Of Power, By People In Public Life. The Integrity Commission Is Calling For Greater Legislative Backing To Enable It To Better Police The Activities Of Public Officials. This …

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GOVERNMENT CLARIFIES RANGE DEVELOPMENT SETTLEMENT

The Minister Responsible For Tourism Dominique Fedee Has Responded To The Opposition’s Claims That The Allen Chastanet Led Administration Is Planning To Settle A 20 Million Dollar Law Suit Brought By Range Development. The Aggrieved Company Was Planning To Construct A Ritz Carlton Hotel At Black Bay, Vieux Fort. The …

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NO ALCOHOL SAFE TO DRINK, GLOBAL STUDY CONFIRMS

(BBC) – Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day. A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The researchers admit moderate drinking may …

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OPPOSITION GEARS UP FOR HEALTHCARE DEMONSTRATION

The Opposition St. Lucia Labour Party Is Ramping Up The Pressure On The Government For Its Handling Of The Health Sector. The Opposition Remains Staunchly Opposed To The Government’s Plans To Contract A Private Entity To Operate The Okeu Hospital. The Opposition Argues That The Government’s Plans Place The Health …

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EDUCATORS AWAIT MINISTER’S DECISION ON SALCC

The St. Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU) Is Calling On The Minister For Education To Address The Longstanding Issues At The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. The Sltu Is Also Demanding That The Government Engages It In Its Plans For The College. According To The Union, The Government May Be Actively …

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DOMINIC FEDEE ON SOLEIL

This Year’s Observance Of Creole Heritage Month Will Receive An Increased Allocation From The Government. Speaking On Thursday On The Radio 100 Programme “That Makes Me Mad”, Minister With Responsibility For Information Dominic Fedee Says The Increased Contribution Is Aimed At Highlighting St. Lucia’s Indigenous Cultural Heritage. Fedee Adds That …

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NATIONAL KWÉYÒL SONG COMPETITION 2018

Chanté Kwéyòl, the National Kwéyòl Song Competition will be hosted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at the National Cultural Center. The annual competition held under the “Annou manje, danse, chante en kweyol (pou Chacom)” banner will again be hosted as part of the official activities in observance of Kwéyòl Heritage Month …

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IMPROVEMENT IN MOSQUITO BORN DISEASE STATUS IN SAINT LUCIA

Mosquito borne diseases continue to be a concern for tropical areas such as St. Lucia. Dengue fever is endemic in the country and a mild increase in cases is experienced each year coinciding with the rainy season. There are also occasional cases of Chikungunya since it was introduced in 2014. …

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