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MARY FRANCIS’ OFFICE BURGLARIZED AGAIN

The offices of human rights advocate and attorney at law, Mary Francis was once again, the apparent target of robbers on the weekend. The robbers were bent on destruction, tearing hard copies of some of Francis’ important documents and leaving with her invaluable computer containing much of her client information. …

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PAHO WORLD CANCER DAY 2019

Simple lifestyle changes can delay the onset and prevent cancer deaths in the region. Cancer deaths in the Caribbean are said to be too high and the Pan American Health Organisation On World Cancer Day 2019, is pushing the message that with early screening and lifestyle changes, the number of …

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SAINT LUCIA FISHERIES MARKETING CORPORATION SHUTS DOWN

After more than two decades, the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing Cooperation is shutting down. HTS News4orce understands employees were formally served notice of the closure and their termination via correspondence by SLFMC management. ‘Economic conditions’ has been cited as the caused for the shutdown.    

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VENEZUELA CRISIS DEEPENS

St. Lucia and the rest of the region keep a watchful eye on the ever-evolving crisis in Venezuela. This as the situation in the neighbouring South American country continues to deteriorate with each passing day. Most of the world’s most powerful nations have taken sides on the issue, with Russia, …

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NHC PUTS CDC TENANTS ON NOTICE TO PAY UP

Saint Lucia’s public housing regulator – The National Housing Corporation [NHC] intends to collect on all outstanding rent over the course of 2019. The NHC led by Chairman Timothy Mangal in a one on one News4orce interview placed CDC tenants on notice to either pay up or, face legal action. …

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ARMED GUNMEN STORM THE MORNE BAKERY

Police are searching for four men who held up employees at the Morne Bakery on Tuesday afternoon, making off with a large sum of money. Eyewitnesses say the bandits entered the business and demanded that employees empty their cash registers.  

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ST LUCIA NOT PART OF LIMA DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF JUAN GUAIDO

Saint Lucia has decided against recognizing Venezuela’s opposition leader as interim President. The Lima group, which consists of Latin American countries and Canada, has urged the Venezuelan military to support Guaidó. However, three members of the group – Guyana, Mexico and Saint Lucia – have not backed the declaration.  

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SLP WANTS PROBE INTO WASCO DEALINGS

The war of words between the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party and The Water and Sewage Company [WASCO] was amplified, during a February 6th press conference, when Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire, appealed for an independent probe into the WASCO’S recent business dealings. Dr. Hilaire accused WASCO of undertaking what …

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SNAKE RECOVERED FROM CONSTRUCTION SITE

WASCO employees got quite a scare, when a six-foot-long Boa Constrictor was spotted on the water management site at Union on Wednesday February 6th. Forestry officials are reporting increased snake sightings outside of their natural habitats. The public is being urged to contact the Department of Forestry, if they suspect …

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LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR ROSEHILL FIRE VICTIMS

The Concerned Citizens Committee is lending its support to those displaced by the New Year’s Day Rose-Hill fire. The organization has joined efforts with the Rose-Hill fire committee and other partners to find suitable housing for the families.

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SLP DEMANDS ANSWERS ON STATE OF HEALTHCARE

The SLP is re-iterating calls for answers on the state of health-care. Last week, Health Minister Mary Isaac promised to update the nation on matters of health, but only after she briefed health personnel and relevant authorities. The SLP’s health spokesman Moses Jn Baptiste says the people deserve answers now.

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