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MARCHAND SUPERMARKET ROBBED AT GUN POINT

XCD $240 was stolen from a TJs Ultra Mart branch in Marchand by two armed gunmen on February 7. The robbery occurred shortly before 12 pm. No shots were fired during the strong-armed robbery and no injuries have been reported.

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SAINT LUCIA HOSTS CRUISE LINE EXECUTIVES

On Thursday the Tourism Ministry hosted a delegation of cruise line executives to discuss opportunities and challenges in the tourism sector. The delegation included local suppliers, tour and excursion providers and representatives of attraction sites.

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30K HEIST CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Police have made no arrests in connection with a day light, armed hold up of the well-known Morne Bakery that occurred on February 5th. The three suspects armed with guns stole more than XCD $30,000 during what Morne Bakery sources believe was an inside job. The incident was all caught …

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KIMBERLY DE LEON’S MOTHER WANTS JUSTICE

Mary Williams, the mother of slain civil servant, Kimberly De Leon says she will spare no effort in her quest for justice for her daughter. Williams, says she has turned her back on her life in the United States in order to ensure that her daughter’s death, does not become …

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2018 JOB NUMBERS ARE IN

The latest job numbers from the Central Statistics Department have confirmed a marked decline in the unemployment rate during the fourth quarter of 2018. Youth unemployment also dropped in the fourth quarter. But, the unemployment rate in 2018 overall remained slightly above 20% as it did in 2017.

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CARIBBEAN SHOULD BRACE FOR DROUGHT

Recently, the nights and early mornings have been particularly cool, but weather experts say heat is coming. Saint Lucia is one of the many countries set to experience record level high temperatures, which can be attributed to a combination of factors like general warming and El Niño events.

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SLNT DIRECTOR CONFIRMS RESIGNATION

After 15 years at the helm of St. Lucia National Trust; Bishnu Tulsie will step down from the post. Tulsie reflected on his time; achievements and challenges as the head of the Trust.  

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MAN SHOT IN FACE HIT WITH MURDER CHARGES

From a hospital bed to a jail cell – that’s the reality for 20-year-old Miguel Soumere who was allegedly shot in the face by his cousin Irvin Julian on January 28th. Julian has been charged for attempted murder in relation to Soumere’s shooting, but, in a twist of events, police …

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EIGHT INJURED IN BEXON ROAD CRASH

Eight people were involved in another road accident along the Bexon thoroughfare on February 7. Emergency response units transported three of the accident victims nursing injuries to hospital.

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EU WANTS PM TO TAX FOREIGNERS

Despite efforts by the Saint Lucia government to comply with the European Union’s tax reform recommendations, the Allen Chastanet led administration, has again been placed on notice to do away with what the EU’s code of conduct group has flagged as ‘harmful’ tax policies. Saint Lucia has until December 31st, …

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SCOTIABANK BRANCHES REMAIN CLOSED ON FRIDAY

Scotiabank branches in Saint Lucia remained closed on Friday February 8th, amid reports of industrial action. The island-wide closure comes just about three months after the Toronto-based financial institution, announced sales of its banking operations in 9 Caribbean countries.

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