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    10-y-o Gros Islet student saw desks floating after playing Charlie Charlie game, says parent

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    A mother is calling on the Ministry of Education to issue an official alert against demon-summoning Charlie Charlie Challenge after her daughter participated and is currently having unpleasant ...
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      Dominicans nabbed with marijuana at sea

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      Two Dominicans were nabbed on Wednesday afternoon with marijuana weighing 60 pounds by St. Lucia Marine Police during a high-speed chase off the coast of Canaries. ...

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      Community Football Roundup – NYAH advance!

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      Castries NYAH are champions of the 2015 Castries Football Council Saint Lucia Football Association Registration Tournament. Conscious Willie struck for the Nyabinghi ...

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    DEAD: Donovan Fontenelle.

    Two men arrested in homicide of Vieux Fort man

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    Police have arrested two men in relation with the recent homicide in Vieux Fort. The arrest comes almost four days after Donovan Fontenelle, 36, of Belle Vue, Vieux-Fort passed away at the St. Jude Hospital. The man was discovered on Wednesday, May 13 at around 7:30 p.m. with chop wounds about his body in a banana plantation in Vigier. He was taken to the hospital and remained there until his death. Fontenelle sustained serious chops…

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    Minister Alva Baptiste and other regional government officials.

    Saint Lucia chairs ACP ministerial consultations

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    GIS – Saint Lucia’s Minister for External Affairs, Hon. Alva Baptiste (also former President of the Council of Ministers of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States), earlier this week presided over Ministerial Consultations on Commodities that preceded the 101st Meeting of the ACP Council of Ministers that is being held from May 25-27 in Brussels. The Minister was supported by Dr. Len Ishmael, Ambassador for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and…

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    Saint Lucia and Venezuela sign mutual agreement

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    GIS – The Saint Lu­cian ministers for health and education, Hon. Alvina Reynolds and Hon. Dr. Robert Lewis last week visited the Bo­livarian Republic of Venezuela, and held discussions with their counterparts, Minister for University Education, Sci­ence and Technology Sr. Man­uel Fernandez, and Minister for Health Dr. Henry Ventura. During the visit, the two education ministers signed an agreement of Recognition of Titles of Higher Education between the governments of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezu­ela…

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    UPDATE: Classes suspended at Delcer RC Combined due to bush fire

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    A bush fire which began in Delcer, Choiseul at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and was extinguished, has reignited. Fire Service officials have responded and are currently on the scene. Reports are that the fire reignited around 10:15 a.m. near  the Delcer RC Combined School. Classes have been suspended for the day. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was told that firemen are trying to save a nearby house. A resident described the fire as “dangerous” and…

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    Delia Dolor appointed top post at US magazine

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    PRESS RELEASE – Uptown, a U.S. magazine which celebrates the luxury lifestyle of professional and influential urban consumers has appointed UK/St Lucian media personality Delia Dolor as its new Editor at Large. UPTOWN’s editorial content highlights the best in home décor, automotive, technology, fashion and jewelry, fitness, health and beauty, travel and leisure, food and wine, sports and entertainment, and arts and culture. Featured on the cover of the current issue is U.S. talk show…

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    Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO David Grevemberg says he is "more optimistic" about St. Lucia's ability to host the youth meet in 2017.

    Optimism over St. Lucia’s ability to host Commonwealth Youth Games

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    IBN – Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive officer (CEO) David Grevemberg says he is “more optimistic” about St. Lucia’s ability to host the youth meet in 2017. Grevemberg made his disclosure after a visit to St. Lucia over the weekend in which the country’s hosting of the Commonwealth Youth games dominated the agenda. There appears to have been some uncertainty surrounding the ability of St. Lucia to host the games two years from now,…

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    EU signs visa-free travel for Saint Lucia, other countries

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    Saint Lucians will no longer need a visa to travel to European Union (EU) countries, effective May 28, 2015. The exemption also applies to Caribbean nationals from Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. Travelers from the Caribbean and European countries under the agreement can visit for 90 days within any 180 day period without a visa. The exception however, will be persons traveling for the purpose of carrying out a…

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    Thecla Goodman.

    CSA executive resigns; claims she was sidelined

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    A Civil Service Association (CSA) executive has resigned over what she claims is total disregard for her contribution and the alleged ‘autocratic’ leadership of Mary Isaac. Thecla Goodman, who was elected assistant secretary/treasurer during the last CSA election in April last year, said her opinions were being disregarded. Goodman said this was mainly because she has raised concerns over the appointment of Isaac as a United Workers Party (UWP) senator, which in her opinion led…

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    NVM Vieux-Fort volunteers to host fun literacy activities

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      PRESS RELEASE – Educational development creates segues into economic prosperity and improved quality of life. This idea espoused by Sir Arthur Lewis who famously commented that “the fundamental cure for poverty is not money but knowledge”. Reading is the major vehicle for acquiring knowledge and education, but, unfortunately, a reading culture is virtually non-existent, particularly among primary and secondary school students. The members of the Vieux Fort Chapter of the National Volunteer Movement of…

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    Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

    WIPA disappointed over treatment of Shiv Chanderpaul by WICB

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    PRESS RELEASE – The President and the Executive of the West Indies Players’ Association would like to express its immense disappointment with the treatment of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a man who has given over two decades of service to West Indies cricket. The treatment is especially disturbing since it has come after a statement made by WICB President Dave Cameron where he stated; “…at the end of a long and illustrious career like Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s we…

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    Robert 'Gadaffi' Aimable

    Bus driver allegedly beats ‘Gaddafi’ for disrespecting his mother

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    A well-known middle-aged man who does odd jobs for vendors in Castries has been hospitalised after he was allegedly beaten by a La Clery bus driver for cursing the perpetrator’s mother. Robert Aimable, also known as Gaddafi, who is in his 50′s and has no fixed address, was beaten on Thursday, May 21. Aimable, who sometimes sleeps in the Castries market, is currently wearing a neck/head brace and is unable to move around. Relatives told…

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    IDB headquarters in Washington.

    Caribbean to increase resilience to climate change through US$10M million grant

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      CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Caribbean countries will increase their resilience to climate change by enhancing the adaptive capacity across the region through a US$10.39-million grant. The IDB said the funds were approved with support from the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Climate Investment Funds. The project is to be executed by the Mona Office of Research and Innovation (MORI) of the University of the West Indies (UWI)…

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    BU Bobcats add a ‘Big Piece’ in John Paul

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    One of Saint Lucia’s leading basketball talents is taking his talents to Manitoba, Canada. The Brandon University Bobcats men’s basketball team this week announced that next season they will be joined by big John Paul, a transfer from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Paul is a 6’11″, 265-pound post, originally from Saint Lucia, but coming off a season in Tyler where he played for one of the most successful junior college programmes in the United…

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    Centurions, Jard Goodman and Kimani Melius.

    Centurions highlight Gros Islet trials

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    Gros Islet’s Under-19 cricketers held a trial match last weekend at the Gros Islet Playing Field. There were oustanding performances from batsmen on opposing sides, but it was a straightforward victory in the end. National under 19 cricketer Selwyn Boyce and Windward Islands Under-15 captain Kimani Melius led their respective selections in a 45-over match. Boyce’s XI included the likes of Jard Goodman, Dane Edward, Simeon Gerson and Joshua Cepal. Melius had Chaz Cepal, Stephen…

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    Comfort Bay citizens get donation and visit from LUCELEC staff

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    PRESS RELEASE – Staff of the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) on Friday May 22, 2015 visited the Comfort Bay Senior Citizens Home in Laborie, delivering non-perishable items, entertainment and one-on-one personal interaction. The visit followed an invitation from the home to launch its “Corporate Citizens Home Initiative Month”. LUCELEC is the first company to participate in the programme where locally based companies will be invited to “help highlight the importance of recognizing and…

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