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Dr. King remand justice update

The remand justice group says it is determined to bring about improvements in the pre-trial detention situation at the overcrowded Bordelais Correctional Facility. The front-man for the advocacy group says progress is being made, but the organization still has a long way to go to bring about positive change.

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Applying the anti-gang law

The Minister for National Security Philip La Corbiniere is addressing the challenges associated with implementing the anti-gang legislation. The law that was created to strategically address gang activity and ensure safe communities has been arguably poorly executed.

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Weaning Saint Lucia off fossil fuel

The Government of Saint Lucia continues to take steps to wean the island off fossil fuels. Another major deliberation was held on Wednesday, as part of an overarching strategy to diversify Saint Lucia’s energy portfolio.

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Update on UWP inhouse matters

The United Workers Party is busy fine-tuning plans for its national convention slated for November. Despite the very public spats and differences of opinion, the chairman says the party is in good shape.

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Public Service Minister on Top cop’s fate

Last week, sources told HTS News Force that police commissioner Vernon Francois’s days in the police force are numbered. Officials are reportedly mulling the option of retiring the top cop in the public interest. While the public service minister declined to tackle this topic head-on, he concedes that the entire …

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Missing person’s report

The family of a 62 year old woman is desperate to find her. The woman is said to have been missing for 12 days. The family is making a public appeal to anyone who may have information on her whereabouts

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Isaac bemoans driver’s strike

Former president of St. Lucia’s largest public trade union the Civil Service Association – Mary Isaac has come to the union’s defence in the wake of a tense standoff between the health ministry’s auxiliary drivers and the public service ministry over un-paid dues.

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Super J unveils another remodelled branch

The Super J IGA new dock supermarket officially re-opened its doors to the public on Thursday last week, after being closed for renovations for approximately one month. The store’s refurbishing is part of a planned program of investments in store upgrades scheduled to take place across CFL stores island-wide over …

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Beausejour road repairs underway

The Beausejour phase-2 community received some long awaited good news this week. The Ministry of Infrastructure has started restoration work on the road net-work which was in a deplorable condition.

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Water park makes a splash

The Splash Island Water Park was launched on Friday in grand style at Bay Gardens. The new facility offers a wide range of attractive prices targeting hourly to full-day uses.

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Exploring value-added options

Farmers and partners in agriculture are hearing from consultants on the findings of research into the strengthening of value chains for five local commodities. Agriculture officials say value chains are crucial for long-term, sustainable growth in agriculture and will play in important role in food security.

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Another hit and run?

Authorities are also probing another hit and run incident in the north of St. Lucia. A pedestrian was allegedly hit by a speeding bus, which fled the scene.

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