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    Victor was “never in trouble” – friend

    July 4, 2015 | Comments: 27
    Close friends and relatives of the island’s latest homicide victim, Victor Wilson, said the deceased was never involved in any problems. Wilson, 27, of Bocage, Castries succumbed to gunshot ...
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      Splash Island 10000 fans promotion launch

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      PRESS RELEASE - Excitement among visitors and locals alike is building as the much anticipated opening of the Caribbean’s first inflatable open water sports ...

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      Cycling’s Elvis is in the building

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      Veteran cyclist Elvis Joseph emerged victorious in the National Cycling Association’s 80-kilometre road race. Joseph came from behind to outsprint Winston ...

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      Saint Lucian Bodybuilding off to Trinidad

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      The Saint Lucia Bodybuilding and Fitness Association is sending a four-member team to Trinidad and Tobago this weekend, comprising three men and one woman. The team ...

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      Saint Lucia last in Windwards U19 Cricket

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      Saint Lucia finished bottom of the pile at the Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament in Dominica this week. On Thursday, the boys played Grenada at Windsor ...

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      Another Saint Lucian makes West Indies U15

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        The Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School will be well represented when the West Indies Under-15 team tours the United Kingdom in August. Dane Edward is reportedly ...

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      Six St. Lucians in Creole Boxing Champs finals

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      PRESS RELEASE - Going into tonight’s final night of competition at 2015 Creole Boxing championships being held in Martinique, Guadeloupe top the points standings ...

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      BREAKING NEWS: Homicide in Castries

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      Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Castries city Saturday morning. Reports are that a man, identified as 27-year-old Victor Wilson, who lived at Bocage, ...

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    St. Lucia Zouks get revenge and Warriors get off the mark!

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    ST LUCIA ZOUKS BEAT BARBADOS TRIDENTS BY 30 RUNS (Man of the Match – Andre Fletcher)  The St Lucia Zouks produced a stunning batting display to gain revenge on the Barbados Tridents after their defeat at the hands of the 2014 champions two days ago. The Zouks batted first and smashed only the second score of 200+ in CPL history, with Kevin Pietersen hammering a brilliant 73 off 39 balls and Andre Fletcher 77 off…

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    Mother seeks justice for son hit by car

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    The mother of a 14-year-old male student of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School wants justice for her son, who was hit by a vehicle over one month ago. Christine Calendar told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that her son, Jason Leo, has been suffering from severe headaches since the June 2 accident. She believes the accident is the cause of her son’s headaches after he sustained a concussion during the incident. Calendar recalled that Jason…

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    WASCO undertakes more maintenance work; issues water supply schedule

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    GIS – The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCo) Inc. has announced that it will undertake general maintenance work due to low pressure, in an effort to increase water flow. As a result, the communities of Desruisseaux, Blanchard, Ti Rocher, Dugard, Paix Bouche, La CourVille, Leslie, Domel, Anse Ger, Canelles, Fond d’Or, and Beauchamp will be affected by an interruption in their water supply. Water services should be restored to the communities by Saturday, July 4….

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    Inter-Secondary Soca Competition set for Tuesday

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    PRESS RELEASE - The first ever inter secondary school Power and Groovy Soca competition will be held on Tuesday July 7 at the National Cultural Center from 10 am. Eight schools will be participating in the Digicel Groovy segment of the competition. They are Sir Ira Secondary School, Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Corinth Secondary School, Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, Entrepot Secondary School, Marigot Secondary, Gros Islet Secondary and Choiseul Secondary. In the Piton Malta Power…

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    US Human Rights Report highlights alleged unlawful police killings

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    The United States State Department annual human rights report has said that the most serious human rights problem in Saint Lucia include long delays in investigating reports of unlawful police killings. The report pointed specifically to the 2010-2011 alleged police killings, stating that there was limited progress in the inquests and other investigations into the 12 deaths that occurred during that period. It stated that the abuse of suspects and prisoners by the police, and…

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    2015 KFC National Basketball League finals update

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    PRESS RELEASE – BBC is the new champions of Division 1 basketball after they swept their championship series 2-0 over Combined Schools in the KFC National Basketball League this past weekend. The young and entertaining BBC won their first Division 1 championship in thrilling fashion with point guard Rahim Auguste hitting a 2-point field goal as time expired (0.06secs) to sink the hearts of Combined Schools in a 58 – 56 title clinching win. The…

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    National Health Helpline (203) launched

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    PRESS RELEASE - The long awaited National Health Helpline was launched on Monday 29th June at a ceremony held in the conference room of the National Mental Wellness Centre. The helpline short code 203 is a 24 hour service manned by a team of health professionals trained in crisis intervention techniques. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Merlene Fredericks stated that the launch of helpline 203 is geared towards assist persons who may be experiencing challenges in addressing…

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    Caribbean alliance eyes new era for youth entrepreneurship

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    PRESS RELEASE – Young people hoping to transform their business ideas into successful enterprises are set to benefit from the creation of a new Commonwealth alliance to promote youth entrepreneurship across the Caribbean and Americas. The Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-Caribbean & Canada (CAYE-C&C), a coalition of 13 organisations from nine Commonwealth countries, was officially launched in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, this week. The alliance will advocate for greater support to encourage young…

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    Rotaract Club of Saint Lucia welcomes new board

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Rotaract Club of St. Lucia hand-over ceremony was held on July 2, 2015 at the Central Library. The new executive took office from July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016. The executive members are Keisha Alfred; President, Eldon Paul; Vice President, Nickey Desriviere; Immediate Past President, Shana Etienne; Secretary, Tzarmallah Haynes; Treasurer, Desma Saltibus; Community Service Director, Glendon St. Rose; Club Service Director, Maurice Norville; Professional Development Director and Kerryl Antoine;…

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    Shipwreck in Gros Islet could have been avoided – source

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    A concerned member of the public has again expressed concern about a wreck in the Cas en Bas beach, Gros-Islet. The source said the boat crashed on the rocks at the beach on Saturday, June 20. In providing an update on the situation, the source said the boat is completely submerged, with only the hull remaining out on the reef, while more debris has washed ashore. Local beach users have pulled most of it into…

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    NWU and Goddard Catering Group reach agreement

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Management of Goddard Catering Group Ltd and representatives from the National Workers Union (NWU) met at the Board Room of the St. Lucia Employers’ Federation Friday July 3, 2015. During the session, the parties discussed a thirteen (13) point Memorandum of Proposals submitted by the NWU on behalf of workers employed with the company. Agreement has been reached on some of the clauses. The parties have agreed to use salary adjustments…

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    Piton continues to embrace its Carnival Queen contestant

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    PRESS RELEASE – This Saturday, July 4, Piton Carnival Queen Contestant, Anya Edwin, will compete for the coveted title of National Carnival Queen along with 7 other young, talented ladies. On June 30, during one of her many outings with Piton personnel, Anya visited the brand’s number one bar, Triple D’s on Jeremie Street, where she got the opportunity to relax and be a part of all the activities which make the beer truly a…

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    (From L-R) Wayne Chen, President, CEC; Ambassador Mikael Barfod, Head, EU Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Sen. Dr. the Hon. Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo; Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development for Barbados; Ms. Anne Knowles, Senior Specialist, Employers’ Activities, and Mr Ian Gooding-Edghill, President, Barbados Employers’ Confederation.

    Caribbean Employers’ Organizations hold forum to develop policy positions

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    PRESS RELEASE - Thirty two representatives from 19 Employers’ Organizations from the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean participated in a regional Forum entitled “Facilitating Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Processes”.  The Forum was held at the Accra Beach Resort in Barbados, from 22-24 June 2015. The activity was part of the European Union (EU)-funded Project*, whereby the International Labour Organization (ILO) is the executing agency to strengthen the capacity of the Caribbean…

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    Lime-Trevor Daniel FDP grand finals set for Saturday

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    PRESS RELEASE – If the preliminary round of matches of the Lime-TDFDP tournament, held on Saturday June 27th is any indication of what is to come this Saturday July 4th at the Sab(Vigie Playing Field), then kids, parents, sponsors & football fans are in for a MEGA treat. The young and upcoming football stars scored 60 goals in 23 matches in the Preliminary round. The “Coach Trevor’s” Award will be presented to the most outstanding…

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    INTERNATIONAL: Mom who killed 8 newborns gets 9 years in prison

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    ASSOCIATED PRESS – A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade has been sentenced to nine years in prison after a dramatic and teary murder trial. After deliberating a few hours in the northern city of Douai, the jury on Thursday returned its verdict — half as long as the 18-year prison term asked for by the prosecutor against Dominique Cottrez, a 51-year-old married mother. The jury decided that…

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