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A DIRE WARNING FROM THE UN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

A Dire Warning Has Been Issued By The United Nations Latest Climate Change Report. According To The Findings, Carbon Emissions Are On The Rise For The First Time In Years. This Has Dire Consequences For The Environment. Vulnerable Island States Like St. Lucia Are Expected To Face The Brunt Of …

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ORC COPS ‘SCAPEGOATED’?

The Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations have come out in support of members of the St. Lucia police force implicated in Operation Restore Confidence. The Federation believes that the implicated officers have become scape-goats for a policy that has drawn strong criticism from the United States government.

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KIMBERLY DE LEON LAID TO REST

Sections of the city of Castries were on November 26th, draped in orange, as friends and family of the murdered mother of two Kimberly De Leon said their final farewell. This as the St. Lucia observed on November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women. anti-violence …

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BAGATELLE FIRE GUTS MARCHAND HOME AND BUSINESS

A hard-working family of Bagatelle will have to start from scratch, as a result of a fire that destroyed both their home and business on November 25. Sunday morning’s blaze was contained by the fire service, but not before the flames had gutted the two structures.

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UNDC STUDY SAYS HOME IS WORSE PLACE FOR WOMEN

Kimberly De Leon’s burial comes one day following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. According to the latest statistics from the United Nations, the home which is supposed to be a place of refuge turns out to be the place where most women suffer violence and …

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NWU TO GET $3M PAYOUT FROM GOVT FOR XMAS

One of the largest unions in St. Lucia – the National Workers Union has accepted the controversial lump sum payment from the government. This payment is in lieu of an increase in wages. The payment will be made in time for the 2018 festive season.

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MARINE POLICE GET RSS TRAINING

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force and the Regional Security System (RSS) are continuing their series of marine training courses. On November 23 the RSS held the closing ceremony for three-week basic seaman-ship and coxswain courses at The St. Lucia Marine Police Unit base.

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SAINT LUCIA ISSUES ADVISORY ON ROMAINE LETTUCE IMPORTS

The Ministry of Health has responded to a sweeping E.coli outbreak in the United States linked to romaine lettuce and has issued public advisories against the sale and consumption in Saint Lucia. Health officials have not confirmed any local infections, but are urging members of the public to remain vigilant …

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DISPUTED ABBATOIR TO BE RELOCATED TO LA CAYE DENNERY

La Caye, Dennery will be the new location of an abattoir for Saint Lucia. That’s according to Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph, who recently confirmed that the Taiwanese funded multi-million-dollar abattoir in Beausejour, Vieux Fort, will make way for the Chinese-backed Desert Star Holdings horse racing track.

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