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UPDATED: Law chambers, Ministry of Housing offices in Castries burglarised, but thieves caught on camera


July 29, 2014 | Comments: 49
The owners and employees at George and Company law chambers on Cadet Street, Castries  and the Ministry of Housing are reeling from the loss of over $5,000 in electronics after their offices were burglarised in the wee hours of Tuesday morning (July 29, 2014). However, they are somewhat comforted in the fact that the perpetrators have been caught on tape. An employee at George and Company, who chose to remain anonymous, told Saint Lucia News...
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    LUCELEC continues support for NCF Telethon

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    PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has donated $25,000 to the National Community Foundation (NCF) in support of its annual telethon. ...

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    Internet sensation Ikel Emmanuel will be laid to rest on Thursday, July 31. Ann Marie Emmanus said that she is now finalising the smaller details to ensure that her ...

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UPDATE: Suspects in Sandals Halcyon attack released

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The three men who were arrested in connection with the Sandal Halcyon attack have been released. Police Public Relations Officer Aniel Innocent told St. Lucia News Online today that the suspects were released over the weekend. However, Innocent said one of the men were charged with the possession of marijuana. SNO understands that a notorious criminal was among the three men held in custody in connection with the July 18 armed attack. It is alleged…

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Gunmen and police shoot-out in Soufriere

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Soufriere residents are now fearful after a series of gunshots rang out in their neighborhood last night. It has been confirmed that the gunshots were part of a shootout between police and gunmen in the area. A senior police officer from the Soufriere Police Station, who did not provide a full name, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the station received a call at about 10:30 p.m. about a disturbance on the River Side…

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Bar Association urges government to improve legal system; obtaining transcripts could take weeks

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Given the increasing number of cases that are being brought before the courts on the island, President of the Bar Association Andie George is urging government to take a technological approach or hire stenographers in order to improve the legal system. George told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in a recent interview that “the time has come for judges to stop writing longhand”. He said this is one of the reasons for the backlog of…

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Micoud North residents benefit from free eye clinic

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PRESS RELEASE — On Sunday 27th July, Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Dr. Gale Rigobert, in collaboration with the Cuban embassy, arranged for a medical team to be on hand to offer free eye examination to residents of Micoud North. More than one hundred and eighty five (185) persons of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to have their eyes examined. According to Dr. Rigobert, the initiative arose because of the prevalence of eye problems…

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SNL launches “All about you”

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PRESS RELEASE – The St. Lucia National Lottery launches it’s Summer Campaign “All about you”. From July 28th players who spend $9 on Lucky 3 stand a chance to win staycations, shopping sprees and trips to Labor Day and the Dominica Creole Music festival. With every spend of $9 or more players will receive a letter voucher, vouchers will be collected to spell the words “SHOP” & “STAY” after which shopping vouchers and staycations will…

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Bursaries to be provided by NWU for children of employees in the hotel sector

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PRESS RELEASE – Twenty-five (25) hotel workers employed with Royal by Rex Resorts, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Anse Chastanet Hotel, Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort, Coconut Bay Hotel and Ti Kaye Resort will each receive a five hundred dollar (($500.00) bursary from the National Workers Union (NWU) for their children. The amount will be handed to staff of the named hotels, who are members of the union, with children…

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Jade Mountain wins top Caribbean hotel award

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SLHTA – The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association would like to congratulate Mrs. Karolin Troubetzkoy (SLHTA President) and Mr. Nick Troubetzkoy on being awarded Top Hotel in the Caribbean. This merely shows that the product and service offered by your employees continue to improve and is unparallel to any other in the region. Jade Mountain’s Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy was at the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards party in New York City to…

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Stephen Joseph is accused of stabbing Felicity Florton multiple times. He is out on bail.

Pavee stab victim on road to recovery, parent faced with hospital bill

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Pavee stab victim Felicity Florton is on the road to recovery, her mother Heather Charles told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) yesterday, July 28. “She is still in a lot of pain but there have been no further complications…,” Charles explained. The mother further stated that Florton has been receiving counselling from a guidance counsellor at her school in efforts to put the tragic moment behind. Charles told SNO that she is still faced with…

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Caribbean ambassadors Skye and Noel honoured to be in Larnaka

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Larnaka, Cyprus, July 26, 2014 – Although Saint Lucians Dala Noel and Skye Mondesir did not win a single match this week, they were extremely proud to participate at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships as Caribbean ambassadors. “Our participation in this tournament counts more to us than our results in the five pool matches we have participated in. We knew from the beginning that all matches would be difficult, as the standard of…

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Media association president says Star photo not illegal, says woman should have kept her goods in place

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President of the St. Lucia Media Workers Association Clinton Reynolds has lent his voice to an ongoing debate surrounding a front-page photo posted in the July 26 edition of the Star Newspaper. The photo showed a woman in carnival costume with her breasts exposed. Speaking to St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today, Reynolds said that while many may have been expressing disgust over the picture, the bottom line is that the publication was not illegal….

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Iguana on grill goes viral on Facebook

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Photos circulating on Facebook of an iguana being cooked on a barbeque grill has gone viral. Sources at the Forestry Department told St. Lucia News Online that it is illegal to catch and slaughter iguanas. “Iguanas are a part of our treasured natural protective wildlife habitat and persons can be fined up to $5,000 or imprisoned for one year if found guilty of this act, a source in the Department said. Other conservationists have hit…

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“That was my protest against ‘Hurt It’” – Publisher Rick Wayne responds to front-page picture

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Publisher of the St. Lucia Star Newspaper Rick Wayne has responded to criticisms regarding a front-page photo that appeared on the Saturday, July 26 edition in which a woman’s breasts were exposed, stating that “it was my protest against Hurt It”. Wayne told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview today that it is not the first time that his newspaper published a picture that caught the attention of its readers. “The Star…

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Vladimir Lucien launches first book on Wednesday

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  PRESS RELEASE – Young St. Lucian writer Vladimir Lucien launches his first collection of poetry on Wednesday July 30th at the Conference Room of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) at 7 pm. The launch is part of the CDF’s Emancipation programmes. His work has been published in The Caribbean Review of Books, Wasafiri, Small Axe journal, the PN Review, BIM magazine, Caribbean Beat and other journals, as well as an anthology of poetry entitled,…

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Gunmen rob sports bar of Red Bull, cash and cigarettes

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Gunmen escaped with over $700 worth of stocks and three cell phones from Rod’s Sports Bar at Old Victoria Road, Castries on Saturday, July 26. Rod Alexander, owner of the bar, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today, July 28 that the masked men entered his shop with long guns at about 1 a.m and robbed his two cousins, who were attending to the shop during his absence. The disturbed shop owner said the men…

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Police need help in identifying body (graphic photo below story)

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PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a victim of a suspected drowning. About 5:10 pm, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, the body of a male was observed floating on the waters at Ganters Bay, Vigie. The body was retrieved and transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead. This individual has yet to be identified. The RSLPF is appealing to anyone…

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