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Consumer protection advancing in St. Lucia: officials

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Consumer Affairs Department (CAD) is a step closer in the advancement of consumer protection in St. Lucia. Legal Officer at the Ministry of Commerce Dylan Norbert-Inglis revealed that the consumer protection act passed in 2016 will soon have a commencement date. Norbert-Inglis said: “It is now awaiting a commencement date which has not yet been given ...

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Plastic recycling project launches in Saint Lucia

Environmental stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Saint Lucia lent their support and expertise towards the successful launch and two-day workshop for the RePLAST OECS project – an initiative that seeks to create a sustainable economic model for the management and recycling of plastic waste in the Caribbean, particularly between the OECS Member States and the French Departments ...

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Saint Lucia’s tourism figures reveal ‘fifth record-breaking month for the year’

(PRESS RELEASE) — Tourism officials on Saint Lucia remain optimistic over robust signs of a continued growth trajectory for the vital tourism industry. Figures for the halfway point of 2019 continue to show strong demand for Saint Lucia as the important sector again recorded significant growth. Stay-over arrivals for June 2019 peaked at 34,040, up 9% from June of last year. ...

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Reintroduce Local Government Elections in Saint Lucia, reform property tax: Minister Montoute

(PRESS RELEASE) — As part of continuing efforts to strengthen the Local Government system in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment hosted a three-day retreat for Members of Parliament, Local Government mayors and chairpersons. The retreat was held at the Bay Gardens Hotel and will run from August 6 to August 8, 2019. One ...

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Levern Spencer strikes gold for Saint Lucia at Pan American Games!

Saint Lucia’s Levern Spencer has successfully defended her high jump title at the Pan American Games currently being held in Lima, Peru. Spencer cleared a height of 1.87m to capture the gold medal on Thursday. In a close battle, Spencer won on countback ahead of Priscilla Frederick of Antigua and Barbuda, who placed second with a season’s best 1.87m. Frederick ...

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Man hugs wife after fatally stabbing her in Queens salon

(NEW YORK POST) — The man who stabbed his estranged Queens salon worker wife to death was seen on video standing over her with the knife and then hugging her before he was arrested and charged with murder. Video obtained by The Post shows William Rivas, 39, laying on top of his bleeding estranged wife, 35-year-old Carmen Iris Santiago, after ...

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Saint Lucian Youth Ambassadors to participate in U.S. Leadership Program

(PRESS RELEASE) — On August 8, 2019, eight Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean traveled to the United States to participate in the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program. Sierra Letlow and Esquire Henry of Antigua and Barbuda; Joshua Desir of Barbados; Shawnalee Gordon of Dominica; Kenya Louison of Grenada; Sephra Serieux and Sherwin Alexander of St. Lucia; and Nikita Williams of ...

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Coco Palm completes suite upgrade

(PRESS RELEASE) – Coco Palm has launched their newly renovated Pool and Garden View Suites to the trade during the recent North America Showcase held on the island which gives guests a truly inspired new look. The contemporary décor follows on from the upgraded 48 Pool and Garden View rooms in 2018. The suites have continued the new contemporary look ...

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New Age Marianne Williamson is breakout winner of Democratic debate

(NEW YORK POST) — Used to be that Republicans running for president had the monopoly on unknowns, also-rans and non-politicians who would suddenly step up and deliver standout performances in debates. It happened in 2008, when Mike Huckabee shot into the top tier with cracker barrel humor and cornpone wisdom and the libertarian crackpot Ron Paul ranted about foreign aid. ...

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Black teen shoots at cars, allegedly shouts ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’: report

(NEW YORK POST) — A black teenager in Ohio was caught on video chasing four individuals with a pistol — firing multiple shots at them and allegedly shouting, “I don’t like white people in my hood!” Court papers obtained by WKRC outline the alleged incident, which unfolded on July 25 in the Kennedy Heights neighborhood of Cincinnati. Devonta Allen, 18, ...

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Seesaws built on US-Mexico border let kids from both sides play

(NEW YORK POST) — Children on either side of the US-Mexico border played together despite a fence dividing them — thanks to three pink seesaws erected by a pair of California professors. The teeter-totters on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez in Mexico are the handiwork of Ronald Rael, an architecture professor at the University of California, ...

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Trump says he will seek U.S. trade accord with Brazil

(REUTERS) — President Donald Trump yesterday said he will pursue a U.S. trade agreement with Brazil, suggesting a friendly relationship with President Jair Bolsonaro could help lower trade barriers between the two biggest economies in the Americas. “We’re going to work on a free trade agreement with Brazil,” Trump told reporters at the White House, without giving details. Trump raised ...

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Cuba, battling economic crisis, imposes sweeping price controls

(REUTERS) — Communist-run Cuba yesterday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions. Resolutions published in the official gazette banned all retail and wholesale price increases except for products imported and distributed by the state where already-set profit margins cannot be increased. “In effect they have suspended ...

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Jamaicans in the US celebrate the island’s 57th Independence Anniversary

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The 57th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence is in the spotlight with Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica celebrating across the United States the island’s milestone of gaining independence from Britain on August 6, 1962. For the Jamaicans residing in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, several Jamaica Independence events will be held, endorsed by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United ...

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Trinidad: Funeral service for Sandman, wife in Gov’t school?

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion An­tho­ny Gar­cia said he would “have to con­sid­er the rec­om­men­da­tions” to de­ter­mine whether or not the fu­ner­al ser­vice for re­put­ed gang­ster Vaughn “Sand­man” Mieres can be held at the Las Cuevas Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School, on Fri­day. On Tues­day a dig­i­tal fly­er be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia an­nounc­ing the fu­ner­al ser­vice for Mieres and his ...

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Jamaica: Boyfriend allegedly kills teacher in domestic dispute

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Portland police are searching for a man who is alleged to have killed his girlfriend following a prolonged domestic dispute at David Lane in Port Antonio yesterday morning. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Latoya Hill, also known as “Trish”, a school teacher who lived at David Lane. According to the police, the teacher and ...

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Trinidad: Charges re-laid against A&V CEO, son-in-law

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — On the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, the charges of malicious damage and threatening a potential witness in a criminal investigation have been re-laid against the CEO of A&V Oil and Gas Ltd, Hanif Nazim Baksh. The police have also re-filed criminal charges against Baksh’s son-in-law, Police Seargent Billy Ramsundar, who was charged ...

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Nepal nurse Samikshya Subedi livestreamed herself with friends just before car crash

(ABC NEWS) — A 22-year-old Nepal nurse shared haunting footage of a doomed road trip in Australia before the vehicle’s driver lost control, killing the nurse and another passenger, according to reports. Samikshya Subedi livestreamed herself and friends singing and dancing before the car rolled several times on Monaro Highway near Cooma around 3:40 a.m. Sunday, news.com.au reported. The nurse, ...

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Meghan McCain Rips Trump for Saying He Was with First Responders on 9/11: “Have Some Respect”

(DECIDER) — The women of The View have no patience for President Trump claiming that he “spent a lot of time down there” with first responders on 9/11. On Tuesday morning, the panel slammed Trump’s remarks, as well as his “unbelievable” attempt to “co-opt heroism.” While The View‘s co-hosts were equally shocked by the president’s comment, Meghan McCain‘s voice rose ...

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Woman swallows false teeth that chomped her esophagus: lawsuit

(NEW YORK POST) — A Queens grandma swallowed four of her false teeth — and they ended up biting through her esophagus, a new lawsuit says. Eighty-three-year-old Chong Nan Woo was enjoying life, living independently in an apartment in Bellerose, when she accidentally ingested her bottom front incisors while taking her daily medications with a glass of water in September ...

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Thousands of chickens bake to death on hottest day ever in UK

(THE SUN) — Disturbing pictures show “thousands” of dead chickens which baked to death in a poultry farm on the hottest day ever in the UK. The animals were killed by lethal 102 degrees Fahrenheit heat on Thursday at Moy Park farm in Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire. According to reports, workers were seen removing the birds in wheelbarrows after their ...

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Police pop woman who peed on potatoes in Walmart

(NEW YORK POST) — That’s the wrong kind of fertilizer, lady. Police have nabbed the woman who peed in a bin of potatoes in a western Pennsylvania Walmart last Wednesday. A store employee spotted the tot mama in the act and immediately notified law enforcement. The curly-haired brunette was captured on surveillance video entering the store — and the West ...

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Lonely model gives up on dating, marries her golden retriever

(NEW YORK POST) — She had to kiss a lot of frogs before finding her … dog. Former swimsuit model Elizabeth Hoad, 49, went on live television Tuesday in the UK to wed her 6-year-old golden retriever, Logan. “I found the one and I love him,” she says. Hoad, from Ascot, Berkshire, was a swimsuit model in the ’80s and ...

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Man jumps to his death from swanky rooftop bar in Midtown

(NEW YORK POST) — A 21-year-old man jumped 16 floors to his death from a swanky Midtown rooftop bar Tuesday night, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene after the 9:30 p.m. leap from Henry’s Rooftop Bar atop the The Roger Smith Hotel at Lexington Avenue and East 48th Street, cops said. The apparent suicide left some ...

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This scary pot of soup has been cooking for 45 years

(NEW YORK POST) — The food safety-minded among us should throw away leftovers after just three to four days. But Wattana Panich in Bangkok cooks by a different set of rules. “For 45 years, the broth of our soup has never been thrown away after a day’s cooking,” says Nattapong Kaweenuntawong, who tends his beef noodle soup, called neua tune, ...

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Deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling detected in Florida

(NEW YORK POST) — A mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling and can lead to death has been detected in Florida, according to officials. The state Health Department issued a warning last week about the discovery of the virus, known as Eastern equine encephalitis, after it was found in “several sentinel chickens in the same flock.” “There has been an ...

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Parents announce both of their young children are transgender

(NEW YORK POST) — He’s a transgender 11-year-old — and his 7-year-old sibling is now transitioning, too. And the children’s parents, Sara Kaplan and her husband, Ben, of Berkeley, Calif., say that’s fine with them. “We’re not going to allow our kids to feel shame or fear — they deserve to feel loved and accepted,’’ Kaplan told Barcroft TV of ...

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Gilroy shooter Santino William Legan used legal ‘AK-47-style’ rifle

(NEW YORK POST) — The teen gunman behind the mass shooting at California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival used a legally purchased “AK-47-style” rifle to slaughter his victims, who included a 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl left dead, authorities said Monday. Santino William Legan, 19, cut through a metal fence and stormed into the packed annual food festival around 5:40 p.m. local ...

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Man kills snake that bit him — by biting it back

(NEW YORK POST) — An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man’s father said on Monday. The man, Raj Kumar, was relaxing at home, enjoying a drink on Sunday, when a snake slithered into his house in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and ...

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Bird flies into girl’s face during roller coaster ride

(FOX NEWS) — One way to make a roller coaster more exciting is to have birds fly directly at the passengers during the ride. Footage uploaded to Facebook shows a young girl in Australia being struck in the face by a bird in the middle of the thrill ride. According to the post, the girl’s very amused family members couldn’t ...

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Guyana: Justice Claudette Singh sworn in as Chairman of GECOM

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Justice (retired) Claudette Singh was Monday morning sworn in as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Her name was chosen from a list of six submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to the President last Friday. Jagdeo and commissioners of GECOM were present for the swearing-in ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency. Prime Minister Moses ...

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Trini shot dead in Diego

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Po­lice are yet to es­tab­lish a mo­tive for the mur­der of Mario “Tat­too Man” Fran­cis who was shot dead on Sun­day night in Diego Mar­tin. At around 9 pm, Fran­cis was walk­ing along Up­per Ceme­tery Street when a gun­man ap­proached him and opened fire. He died at the scene. In an un­re­lat­ed in­ci­dent, short­ly af­ter 6 pm ...

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Jamaica: Armed men kill mom, daughter in Eltham Park

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A woman and her daughter were murdered at their home in Eltham Park, St Catherine on Sunday night. Information received by the Jamaica Observer is that 37-year-old Winsome Williams and her 23-year-old daughter Daniella Carnegie, otherwise called “Bun”, had moved to Eltham Park recently in an effort to get a fresh start. The police’s Corporate Communications Unit ...

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Trinidad: Two men sentenced for robbing pundit 13 years ago

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) — A Businessman told a High Court judge yesterday how he had to sell off his business and migrate because of a robbery in which his family was terrorised. Even as he left his hometown, he received threatening telephone calls, as the case remained pending for 13 years. Yesterday, Jason Mitchell and Keron Gulston, of Upper Pashley Street, ...

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Jamaica: Phillips backer says his wife deceived him with support for Bunting

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Paul Burke, the outspoken former general secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), has reacted with disbelief at the decision of his wife, Dr Angela Brown Burke, to endorse Peter Bunting over Dr Peter Phillips in the Opposition party’s presidential race. Several Comrades were shocked last Friday when Dr Dayton Campbell announced Brown Burke as one of ...

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Woman arrested for wearing stolen dentures at probation meeting

(NEW YORK POST) — Don’t lie through someone else’s teeth! An Indiana woman was busted for stealing dentures this week — after she showed up to a probation meeting with the prosthetics “that were clearly not hers,” according to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting with the alleged thief, Joann Childers, came the same day that the dentures’ rightful ...

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Men who are ‘forced to penetrate’ are rape victims: study

(NEW YORK POST) — A new study wants advocates to pay more attention to the “hidden crime” of male rape. Men who are forced to penetrate their partners are often reluctant to report this abuse, even though they would consider being the victims of rape, and suffer severe emotional trauma because of it, according to a survey published this week ...

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This is the No. 1 thing 64,000 women want from a lover: survey

(NEW YORK POST) — Countless books, websites, articles and movies have been dedicated to the quest to understand life’s greatest mystery: What do women want? The answer, as it turns out, is simply to not be treated like garbage. Kindness is the No. 1 quality women overwhelmingly want to see in their lover, according to one of the most extensive ...

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Good guy with gun fatally shoots 7-Eleven robber

(NEW YORK POST) — A pistol-packing customer shot two robbers who tried to stick up a convenience store in Virginia, killing one suspect and seriously wounding another, police said. The shooting broke out at a 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach early Thursday when two armed males wearing masks walked into the store and demanded money. A man in the store with ...

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Teens recorded spitting into soda bottles, placing them back in store fridge

(NEW YORK POST) — teens from Indiana were recorded spitting into soda bottles, then returning the drinks to a store refrigerator, according to a report. Video footage of the cringe-worthy incident was posted online and shared by Indianapolis resident Brittney Edwards with the hopes of catching the soda spitters, according to WTHR. “I don’t know what’s in kids’ minds these ...

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Albert Einstein’s private diaries reveal his racist views

(FOX NEWS) — Newly translated into English, Albert Einstein’s private travel diaries from the 1920s reveal that he was racist in his early life, especially toward Chinese people. The journals, published as “The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein” by Princeton University Press, reveal that Einstein, perhaps the most famous scientist of all time and known for his theory of general ...

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YouTube star Boram, 6, buys posh $8 million pad in South Korea

(NEW YORK POST) — There’s “new money” — and then there’s this. A 6-year-old South Korean YouTube star has plunked down $8 million for a posh five-story pad in Seoul, according to a new report. The tiny big spender, known as Boram on her popular toy review channel, snapped up the building in the trendy suburb of Gangnam via the ...

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Florida ‘doomsday prepper’ dad allegedly forced daughters to have sex with him or starve

(NEW YORK POST) — The 22-year-old Florida twins allegedly enslaved by their doomsday-prepper parents were forced to have sex with their adoptive dad or starve, among a slew of horrific abuses reportedly detailed in new interviews with investigators. “God has the perfect timing for us, so we snuck down the stairs but they were squeaky,” one twin told police about ...

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Guyana: Three men nabbed with cocaine at Parika charged, remanded

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Three men, who were nabbed by Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) with over two kilogrammes of cocaine were on Friday charged with drug trafficking and remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The men were identified as: Deopaul Gordeen, a 48-year-old fisherman of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo; Mohammed Insham, ...

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Guyana: Justice Claudette Singh named GECOM chair

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Justice (retired) Claudette Singh has been named chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) following agreement between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Following is a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency: President David Granger, this afternoon, met Leader of the Opposition Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo at the Ministry of the Presidency where they ...

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Guyana implements measures to safeguard against Ebola outbreak

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) –– Guyana is adopting measures recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to safeguard against the recent outbreak of the Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The WHO recently categorized the disease as a Public Health Emergency. “Guyana, a third world country in South America, is no less safe than its neighbours, thus, to this ...

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Road deaths pass 250-mark in Jamaica

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — The number of persons killed on Jamaica’s roadways this year has surpassed the 250 mark with five months still to go. The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport reports that up to Thursday, 253 persons have died in 230 fatal crashes this year. This represents a 25 per cent increase in road deaths and a ...

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