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Team Saint Lucia set for OECS/ECCB International Netball

Netball Saint Lucia has put together a very intriguing squad to contest the first-ever Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) International Netball Series, sponsored by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The tournament, which will contribute to International Netball Federation rankings points for the teams involved, replaces the former OECS / ECCB Under-23 competition. The series is being held in ...

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Saint Lucia beats Rangers in football friendly

Saint Lucia got the Jamaal Shabazz era underway on Friday with a 2-1 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago club team, Horquetta Rangers. Shabazz, the Trinidad and Tobago national, has previously coached Guyana to their biggest leaps in the FIFA rankings, and has coached several Saint Lucians during his time in the managerial ranks of the Trinidad and Tobago Pro ...

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Guyana: Regma student June Alexander succumbs to head injuries

(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Ten-year-old June Alexander on Friday afternoon succumbed to her head injuries following a fall at the Regma Primary School in Linden last Monday. Her aunt, Gail Hamilton, related that the family is seeking justice as she strongly contends that her niece was pushed, contrary to statements from eyewitnesses which said she collapsed and fell. June’s death came ...

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UK Navy ship in Caribbean to assist region this hurricane season

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay will pay a visit to Barbados from June 14-17, 2019 as part of the UK’s preparations to provide regional support this hurricane season. Equipped with heavy-duty vehicles, a Royal Navy Wild-Cat helicopter and personnel from 24 Commando Royal Engineers, RFA Mounts Bay officers and crew remain mindful that they could ...

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Sandals Resorts hailed as good corporate citizens by Jamaica’s minister of tourism

(PRESS RELEASE) – Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new heights, ensuring that the positive impact of tourism is reaching all corners of our communities. The Minister was speaking in New York City on Tuesday, June ...

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12,000 pounds of Jamaican mangoes exported to US

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Twelve thousand pounds of mangoes were exported on Thursday(June 13) to the United States. The mangoes – ‘Julie’ and ‘East Indian’ – were the first set to be exported from Jamaica to the US in 20 years. Export of the mangoes, which is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme, is expected to continue once or twice ...

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15 named for high performance training camp in Antigua

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Nine players set to feature for West Indies “A” in their upcoming home series against India “A” next month are among 15 players chosen to attend a Cricket West Indies High Performance training camp, starting Monday, June 17, aimed at enhancing their red-ball cricket skills. Test fast bowler Shermon Lewis and recovering international all-rounder Rovman Powell ...

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BREAKING NEWS: New golf course to open in Saint Lucia

A new golf course is expected to break ground in Saint Lucia within a matter of weeks, as one of the most recognised names in course development sets sights on the Helen of the West. Cabot Links, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned golf resort, is expanding to the Caribbean. It’s creating Cabot Saint Lucia on the northern tip of the island. The ...

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Baby ripped from womb of murdered Chicago woman has died

(NBC NEWS) — The baby of the pregnant Chicago woman whose child was cut from her womb has died, a family spokesperson announced Friday morning. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was strangled to death after arranging to get baby clothes from a woman she met on Facebook, police said. Her child, Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, survived when he was forcibly cut from his ...

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Bermuda to hold first gay pride march

(THE ROYAL GAZETTE) — Bermuda’s first march to celebrate gay pride is to be held this summer. LGBTQ people and same-sex marriage campaigners said the Bermuda Pride event would help to reinforce that gay people are part of island society. A spokesman for OutBermuda, the main sponsor of the march, said: “OutBermuda is proud to support Bermuda Pride 2019. “There ...

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Saint Lucia’s Alfred Emmanuel up for NACAC treasurer

Five candidates are vying for the opportunity to head the North and Central American and Caribbean Athletics Confederation (NACAC) when that organisation holds its Congress in Mexico next month. Outgoing president Victor Lopez is retiring and will be replaced by one of Alain Jean Pierre (Haiti), Claudia Perez (Mexico), Warren Blake (Jamaica), Ephraim Serrette (Trinidad and Tobago), or Mike Sands ...

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Arthur Allain releases music video for St. Lucia Carnival 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) — With the St. Lucia Carnival season in full swing, five-time reigning Groovy Monarch of St. Lucia Arthur Allain releases yet another contribution for the Carnival season entitled “You”, which is accompanied by a vibrant and colorful music video, shot and directed by talented and upcoming videographer Benjamin Thomassin of Presh Productions.  (SEE VIDEO BELOW ARTICLE) The song ...

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Mike Tyson reportedly wants to expand cannabis business to Antigua

(ANTIGUA NEWS ROOM) — Former World Heavyweight Boxer Mike Tyson has told the government that he wants to expand his cannabis business to Antigua. The Tyson Farm has an interest in establishing a Cannabis Farm in Antigua under the Cannabis Act, and to produce medical cannabis products for sale. The government says Mr. Tyson may make a trip to Antigua ...

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CWI announces West Indies ‘A’ squads for matches against India ‘A’

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The interim Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has named West Indies “A” One-Day and (Four-Day) “Test” squads for the India “A” Tour of the West Indies, starting next month. The “A” squads comprise a combination of players with international match experience – headed by the likes of Kraigg Brathwaite and Roston Chase – and excellent ...

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No school today

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has granted permission to members of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union to attend a General Meeting Friday, June 14. As a result, there will be no school. (11)(4)

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Saint Lucia’s Elva makes German football move

Caniggia Elva enjoyed a successful 2018-2019 campaign with FC Würzburger Kickers in the third division of German football, despite struggles with injury. The Vieux Fort native hit four goals and provided two assists in just 17 matches. Weeks shy of his 23rd birthday, he was out of contract, however. The Kickers offered him an extension, but Elva, whose father is ...

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Hilaire: “We must know where the CIP money gone”

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Labour Party denounces the prime minister for misleading the parliament and the people of Saint Lucia on the use of CIP monies. The prime minister during the last sitting of parliament attempted to explain that the Budget Estimates for 2019/2020 contains projects which is identified as projects to be funded under the CIP. The ...

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Victoria Hospital receives 19 wheelchairs (+video)

(PRESS RELEASE) — The management of Victoria Hospital was recently presented with a donation of wheelchairs, thanks to the generosity of M&C Drugstore. The wheelchairs are expected to assist with transporting patients around the hospital. Officer in Charge/Medical Director of the Victoria hospital, Dr. Alisha Eugene, says her organization is very pleased with the timely donation and believes it will play ...

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Saint Lucian wins TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge

The final of the TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge was held on June 6 at the Domaine de la Pagerie in Martinique. President Alfred Marie-Jeanne awarded 19-year-old Saint Lucian Sophie Klein with the winning prize, a EUR 10,000 grant to develop her project “JOIE” which aims to transform the world of education by integrating virtual reality. The TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge ...

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Friendlies ahead for Saint Lucia men’s football

Saint Lucia’s men’s national football team will get a workout ahead of Nations League action later this year, and so will the men’s Under-23, preparing for Olympic qualifiers. The Saint Lucia Football Association Inc. has announced two friendlies at the SAB Playing Field against a team from the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League. La Horquetta Rangers, formerly St. Ann’s Rangers, ...

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Fresh and exciting carnival program “The Carnival Show” launches

(PRESS RELEASE) — For the second year running, a young and vibrant group of Saint Lucian media professionals known as the Social Invaders premiered their fresh and exciting webisode series, The Carnival Show [#TCS] on June 8, 2019. The Carnival Show, which debuted in the summer of 2018, takes viewers on a scintillating, high definition journey on Saint Lucia Carnival. ...

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Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka clash ruined by rain

(ESPNCricinfo) — For the second day running, the 2019 World Cup witnessed a no-result that forced Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to walk away with one point each. This is the fifth World Cup being staged in England, and incredibly this one has already witnessed two abandonments (cancellations without toss), the most-ever in a single edition. Sri Lanka, who already endured ...

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Man drowns while lifeguards on strike in Trinidad

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Lifeguards protesting health and safety issues at their headquarters have been staying away from duties at the Maracas beach. As a result, there was no immediate help for a Penal man when he began floundering in the water on Sunday. Lifeguards from the neighbouring beach at Las Cuevas were called to assist. They arrived half an hour ...

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Sandals staff member brings skill training programme to Dennery

(PRESS RELEASE) — The high unemployment rate and restlessness among young men and women in his Dennery community have always concerned Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa team member, Anius Regis, and when he saw the opportunity to help stem this problem, he grabbed it with both hands. Regis, known in his community as “Tiny”, wanted to help ...

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Saint Lucia’s Auguste to lead Windwards U17

Former West Indies youth wicketkeeper Ackeem Auguste is one of three Saint Lucians returning to the Windward Islands team for the 2019 Regional Under-17 Tournament. Saint Lucia has five players in the squad, down from seven in 2018, but still the biggest representation of any individual territory. 2018 captain Simeon Gerson, Dominic Auguste, West Indies Under-16 players Garvin Serieux Jr. ...

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Warriors take Game 5 with 106-105 win against Raptors

TORONTO – The Warriors narrowly defeated the Raptors with a 106-105 win during Monday night’s Game 5, extending the NBA Finals. The Raptors still lead the series. Game 6 is Thursday at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant, the Warrior star, left early in the game with a leg injury, limping off after presumably aggravating the same injury to his lower right ...

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Saint Lucian farm workers hit by new security restrictions in Canada

(CBS NEWS) — An Ottawa farmer who’s waited six weeks for seasonal labourers to come help plant his crops says new restrictions on foreign workers is threatening to ruin his business. For the past 25 years, Andy Terauds of Acorn Creek Garden Farm in Carp has relied on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) to bring pickers and planters from ...

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Vide Boutielle Highway; leg severed

A young male pedestrian whose leg was severed during a road accident on the Vide Boutielle Highway early Monday morning (June 10), has died, according to law enforcement sources. A law enforcement source said the victim’s name is Ted Leriche. The victim’s Facebook profile page has been receiving ‘RIP’ (rest in peace) messages since mid-morning. Two amateur videos showing the ...

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Saint Lucia, CDEMA review National Shutdown Policy

(GIS) — Saint Lucia’s National Shutdown Policy was last reviewed in 2011. The country is currently in the process of reviewing that policy document with the help of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The National Shutdown Policy speaks to the systematic closure of a country before the impact of a known hazard and the reactivation of that country ...

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Atheist blames God for crime in Jamaica

(JAMAICA STAR) — God is to be blamed for all the criminal activities in Clarendon and other parts of the world, says Michael Lambert, who claims he is an atheist. He said that he has lost confidence in the Christian faith and believes that its teachings about the Almighty are nothing but myths. “God never mek we right from long ...

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Jamaican entertainer LA Lewis wants obeah workers to be certified

(JAMAICA STAR) — Dancehall artiste LA Lewis said he is in agreement with Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that obeah should be legalised. Speaking in Parliament last Wednesday, Chuck said that he instructed the Legal Reform Department to craft another submission, for him to take to Cabinet to have the 1898 Obeah Act repealed. “Obeah fi legalise long time because it ...

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PM: Favourable terms for Trinidad and Tobago in energy deals

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley has walked away from his two-week long trip to the US, Nether­lands and the UK with favourable terms for the coun­try’s en­er­gy sec­tor. This is ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from his of­fice. He met with Shell in The Hague, Nether­lands, BP in Lon­don and EOG Re­sources and BHP in Hous­ton, Unit­ed States. ...

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UK prosecutors for Trinidad

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — The T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) will im­port spe­cial­ist pros­e­cu­tors from the Unit­ed King­dom and form an elite unit trained to tack­le mon­ey laun­der­ing, cor­rup­tion and fraud. The an­nounce­ment was made yes­ter­day by At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi in the Sen­ate, as he re­spond­ed to sub­mis­sions made by Op­po­si­tion Sen­a­tors on the Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Jus­tice (In­dictable Pro­ceed­ings) Bill. Al-Rawi ...

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Trinidad: 8 suspected gang members arrested in raid on mosque, masks seized

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — A 16-year-old boy and sev­en oth­ers, who were ar­rest­ed dur­ing a po­lice raid at a mosque in Co­corite are ex­pect­ed to be placed on sev­er­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rades. Po­lice sources said ac­cord­ing to in­tel­li­gence re­ceived the eight are sus­pect­ed to be in­volved in gang-re­lat­ed ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing shoot­ings and mur­ders. Po­lice al­so said they are be­lieved to be mem­bers ...

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Trinidad: Kamla Persad-Bissessar cleared in marijuana probe

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection to marijuana found on her property some five years ago. Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith yesterday announced that Persad-Bissessar was not found responsible for the drugs on her premises in any way. Griffith, speaking during the police briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain responded ...

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Guyana: G3 building in Diamond partially destroyed by fire

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The popular G3 building at Diamond along the East Bank of Demerara has been ruined by a mid-morning fire which also destroyed millions in assets. Persons recalled first seeing smoke emanating from the top flat of the building which houses several businesses including a restaurant, night club and gym. The fire service was immediately called in ...

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Guyana: Demerara Tobacco records $6.4 billion in sales

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Demerara Tobacco Limited has pledged to be a responsible business and adhere to the new stricter regulations for the sale and distribution of tobacco. Last year, the company’s sales amounted to $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.5% over the previous year. The company held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday at Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown. ...

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Guyana Police Force promotes two “brave and courageous” cops

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The Guyana Police Force has promoted two “brave and courageous” Policemen who were injured during the course of their duties. Corporal Clive Clarke who has over ten years of service and is stationed at Brickdam Police Station was elevated to the rank of Sergeant. He was injured during the Police shootout with bandits on May 30 ...

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Port of Spain, Trinidad rocked by explosion

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — An underground explosion in the city of Port of Spain on Friday morning triggered a national security alert over fears that someone had set off a bomb. Law enforcement responded along with the fire services and soldiers, while the Hall of Justice was evacuated, and prisoners taken away. There was a power outage in some parts of ...

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Trinidad: PM Rowley comments on marriages of convenience between Venezuelans and locals

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — If people say they are in love, who are we to doubt them? This was the response from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley when he was asked what would be the Government’s policy position on the possibility of marriages of convenience taking place between Venezuelans and Trinbagonians during the registration period in order to validate their permanent ...

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Trinidad: 4 men charged with kidnapping teen

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Four men are due to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today after being charged with the kidnapping of a 19-year-old victim. Joshua Robles, 28, of Diego Martin; Dakarai Timothy, 26, of Santa Cruz; along with William David, 20, and Mosiah Villafana, 18, both of San Juan, were jointly charged with kidnapping for ransom. On May ...

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Trinidad: Tyrico Beach closed for a fete?

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Beachgoers who visited Tyrico Bay on Sunday were unable to access the public beach. The North Coast beach was the venue for “Sandals”, a cooler fete, put on by events company, Y.U.P Life (Young Urban Professionals). Although it is still unclear whether the events company got permission to use the beach, those who visited the beach found ...

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Trinidad: Woman pours hot water on ex-husband’s girlfriend

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A Chaguanas woman on the run from police for a month after she allegedly poured hot water on her ex-husband’s girlfriend has surrendered herself to police. The 38-year-old woman walked into the Chaguanas police station with her attorney Fareed Ali and gave herself up on Thursday night. Police have detained her for the offence of causing grievous ...

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Jamaican shoppers warned

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Montego Bay Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is warning the public to refrain from leaving valuables in their vehicles, particularly those parked in the busy Fairview Shopping Centre area, where a number of vehicles have reportedly been broken into and cash and personal items stolen. “Persons leave as much as $800,000 in their vehicles. We are appealing ...

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Jamaica: Hundreds pay tribute to Edward Seaga

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Hundreds of mourners poured in to 20 Belmont Road in St Andrew yesterday to pay last respects to the man many dubbed “Papa Eddie” — the former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and fifth prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Phillip George Seaga. Prime Minister Andrew Holness was among the early attendees at the party’s headquarters, ...

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Jamaica discovers large bodies of water while searching for gold

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A search for precious metals in several areas of the island has produced an unexpected windfall — the discovery of what is believed to be large bodies of water which could solve the annual drought problem which plagues the island. Geophysx Jamaica is conducting a search for precious metals, including gold, in sections of six parishes across ...

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Jamaica: Ex-cop pepper-sprayed by cop in viral video

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) says it has commenced a probe into the circumstance surrounding an incident portrayed in a video circulating on social media in which a motorist, who is an ex-police officer, was pepper sprayed by a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The video shows a police officer pulling over the ex-cop who, after ...

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NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

(AFP) — NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station (ISS) to business ventures including space tourism — with stays priced at US$35,000 a night — as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. “NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” NASA ...

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Jamaica: Six guns, over 1,600 rounds seized at Montego Bay port

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The police are reporting the seizure of six firearms and over 1,600 rounds of assorted ammunition at the Freeport Container Terminal in Montego Bay, St James yesterday. Reports from the Freeport police are that custom officers were conducting a search about 4:40 pm when they found the firearms and ammunition in a container and called the cops. ...

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Facebook to cut off Huawei

(AFP) — Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US technology exports over concerns that it works with ...

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Jamaica: Three people shot in Half-Way Tree

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The police have confirmed that three people were shot and injured in a shooting incident which sent people scurrying for cover in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew this afternoon. The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said the shooting took place along Courtney Walsh Drive. The CCU was unable to provide details. (0)(0)

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Corinth Secondary School wins secondary schools calypso

(PRESS RELEASE) — It was another successful showing at the National Cultural Centre as students of nine secondary schools took to the stage to compete for the crown in the National Secondary Schools Calypso Competition on June 7, 2019. As with the primary schools, radio personality Scady Dot P entertained the students throughout the show. Walking away with the crown ...

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