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REPUBLIC BANK ASSURES JOB SECURITY FOR SCOTIABANK STAFF

High level talks held on January 10 with officials from Republic Financial Holdings and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix and finance director Cointha Thomas, resulted in a re-affirmed agreement to protect the jobs of more than 100 people employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia, in Saint …

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TOCO BRINGS FREE DENTAL CLINIC TO MICOUD

Hundreds of Saint Lucians have taken advantage of a free dental clinic spearheaded by UNICEF Champion for Children Taj Weekes, through his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO). Weekes partnered with the Montana Dental Clinic to host the one week clinic in the community of Micoud.

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13 YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED MISSING

Have you seen Ji-Ada John Baptiste? She’s a 13-year-old student of the Ciceron Secondary School and her mother Dona John Baptiste says she’s been missing since December 16.  Despite numerous reported sightings of Ji-Ada, the family says she has not been home in weeks. They are appealing to the public for …

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POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN SUSPECTED MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME

Two men were hauled before the first district court on January 10 after they were arrested by law enforcement officers on suspicion of money laundering linked to narcotics trafficking. Police seized more than 60 thousand euro and over USD $4000 during the bust on January 7. They remain in police …

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INTRODUCING MR INDEPENDENCE 2019 CONTESTANTS

For one night in February a group of young men will grace the stage at the National Cultural Centre for the first ever Mr. Independence Youth Development pageant. The event is organized by Gregory Lord Productions and the Culture Ministry. The contestants attended their first media engagement on Thursday.

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TUF REJECTS GOVERNMENT LUMP SUM OFFER

Saint Lucia’s public servants have said [an emphatic] no, to the government’s one time, cash offer, to settle outstanding wage negotiations. The Trade Union Federation has accused the government negotiating team of failing to specify the so-called lump sum amount. It was in December that the federation issued official notice …

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SLBS PULLS NON CONFORMING ELECTRICAL ITEMS FROM THE MARKET

If you’ve purchased a potentially hazardous home appliance you could be entitled to refunds according to the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards.  The hazard was discovered during routine audits and has led to an island wide recall of three models of the Trisonic Step Up and Down transformer.  

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COP, SECURITY MINISTER DIFFER ON ANTI GANG STRATEGIES

Police Chief Severin Moncherry and National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis appear to be at odds over proposed strategies to crack down on crime and gang activity in Saint Lucia. In December, Senator Francis revealed to News4orce that he is open to revisiting a once tried idea – that is, …

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