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Drug lord makes dramatic escape during hospital visit in Martinique

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A convicted drug lord who was being held in a Martinique prison made a dramatic escape on Thursday while he was being transferred to a hospital for treatment. Walter Perez Caruso, 60, was being transported in a van at around 9:00 in Fort-de-France when it was attacked. Local news stations in that neighbouring island have reported that it was a commando ...

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City Gate, Castries homicide victim post-mortem concluded

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PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, December 8, 2016, a post mortem was conducted upon the body of twenty seven (27) year old Shane Emmanuel alias “Ti-Mob” of City Gate, La Clery, who died as a result of a shooting incident at City Gate on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The post mortem conducted by Doctor Wayne Felicien, revealed that Shane Emmanuel ...

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Choc accident victim died of hemorrhagic shock

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem has been conducted upon the body of Anthony Cherubin, a forty nine (49) year old resident of Ravine Macock, Monchy, who was involved in a vehicular collision at Choc, Gros Islet on Saturday, December 3, 2016, about 11:20 a.m. The post mortem conducted by Doctor Wayne Felicien, revealed that Anthony Cherubin died as a ...

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Post-mortem result for man severely burnt at St. Jude Highway revealed

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem was conducted upon the body of sixty eight (68) year old Remmy Henry, a resident of St. Jude’s Highway, Vieux Fort, who was admitted previously to the St. Jude Hospital for treatment with severe burns about his body. The post mortem conducted by Doctor Wayne Felicien, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, revealed that Remy ...

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City mayor says more police constables to hit Castries streets

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Some 18 recently recruited police constables will hit the streets of Saint Lucia’s capital, Castries, by year end, City Mayor Peterson Francis revealed during a press conference on Thursday. This move comes months after the new mayor made a commitment to ensure that the Castries City Council (CCC) play its part to protect individuals and businesses from all kinds of ...

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Vieux Fort burn victim dies

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Hours after Remy Henry suffered severe burns about his body, he succumbed to his injuries and died Wednesday. The 68-year-old man from Vieux Fort was reportedly burnt at his residence about 3:00 am on December 7, 2016. He was admitted to the St. Jude Hospital for treatment but later died. (9)(3)

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Man confirmed dead in City Gate, Castries shooting

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a twenty seven (27) year old resident of City Gate, La Clery, namely Shane Emmanuel alias “Ti-Mob”. Police received a report reference to a homicide at City Gate, Castries, about 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The body of the deceased was discovered lying about the road with ...

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Man severely burnt at St. Jude’s Highway

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident which resulted in a sixty eight (68) year old male resident of St. Jude’s Highway, Vieux Fort, being admitted to the St. Jude Hospital for treatment with severe burns about his body. The alleged incident took place at his residence about 3:00am on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He is ...

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Police investigating Darling Road, Castries shooting

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PRESS RELEASE – Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of twenty three (23) year old Denzel Starva of Darling Road, Castries. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Darling Road, Castries. He sought medical attention at the Victoria Hospital and was subsequently discharged. Investigations into ...

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BREAKING: Three shot in separate incidents in Castries

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Police are investigating three shootings that broke out in different parts of the city within a few hours Tuesday night. At about 7:00 p.m., officials from the Saint Lucia Fire Service were reportedly summoned to the scene of two separate shootings in which two individuals are reported to have sustained gunshot wounds. One of the shootings took place at the ...

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Police uncover stolen vehicles

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Several stolen vehicles were found stripped and abandoned in Agard Land on Sunday morning. Police and local tow trucks worked for several hours to remove the vehicles. Found were a white Daihatsu Terios (Chassis #JD2J210G001oo5743), a silver Daihatsu Terios (Chassis #JDAJ2106001040637), a white Toyota Belta/Yaris (Chassis #FCP92-1014685), and a gold Suzuki Jimny. Most of the vehicles were stripped of engines ...

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Vieux Fort teen allegedly raped

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An 18-year-old female was allegedly raped on Saturday in Augier, Vieux Fort. Reports are that the female was attacked by an unknown male, while in the company of another male. The female was allegedly raped. Police are investigating.   (0)(9)

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Body found in La Ressource believed to be missing man

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A badly decomposed body that was found in the La Ressource river at Vieux Fort today is believed to be that of a 55-year-old man from Cantonment who was reported missing since Tuesday. While police is yet to confirm the identity of the body, relatives of the missing man, Joseph Jn Baptiste, alias ‘Friday’ were called in by police to identity the ...

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Increased police patrol, stop and search among police Christmas plans

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As the Christmas season approaches, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) intends to ramp up its efforts to fight the inevitable increase in crime. This is according to Assistant Superintendent Gregory Alexander, who revealed that there will be increased police patrol in and around the city, and the introduction of a ‘stop and search’ campaign to help curb this ...

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Vieux Fort man reported missing

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A 55-year-old man from Cantonment, Vieux Fort has been reported missing since Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Joseph Jn Baptiste, alias ‘Friday’ was last seen on that same evening, the man’s step daughter Hillary Mark said. “We got a phone call from his neighbors Wednesday morning saying they haven’t seen him,” Mark told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Monday. Since then, ...

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Man Charged in Homicide at Fond Assau, Babonneau

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PRESS RELEASE – On Friday, December 2, 2016, thirty four (34) year old Kurtly Garvey Cadette of Fond Assau, Babonneau, was formally charged for causing the death of thirty seven (37) year old, Elie Mathurin of Talvern, Babonneau. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 about 3:40 a.m. Elie Mathurin succumbed to injuries sustained during an altercation on Saturday, November 26, 2016 ...

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UPDATE: Homicide at Fond Assau, Babonneau

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 37 year old, Elie Mathurin of Talvern, Babonneau. According to reports, on Saturday, November 26, 2016 about 2:00 a.m. at Fond Assau, Babonneau, the deceased was involved in an altercation with an individual known to him, during which he sustained injuries to his abdomen. He subsequently sought medical ...

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Suspect arrested in Babonneau man’s death

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Babonneau man who died Wednesday. Reports are that  Eli Mathurin, 37, was severely beaten by the alleged suspect which led to his demise. The incident reportedly occurred sometime around 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Following the incident, Mathurin was taken to hospital for treatment, where he ...

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Gov’t to hold public discussions on decriminalising marijuana

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CMC – The St Lucia government says it is planning a series of town hall meetings to discuss the decriminalisation of marijuana. National Security Minister Hermangild Francis said it is important for the discussion to take place, and to explore the properties and use of hemp. The discussions will be held in the 17 constituencies on the island and Francis, ...

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Public invited to attend Police Train 2016

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PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has once again embarked on its annual week of activities dubbed Police week. Police Week 2016 is observed under the theme “The Community and the Police; A partnership in Action” and runs from November 20 to November 27, 2016. The RSLPF invite members of the public to come out in large ...

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Man ‘stabbed in the groin’ on Darling Road, Castries

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating a stabbing incident which occurred on Saturday, November 26, 2016 about 6:20 pm, on Darling Road, Castries. According to reports, Lennox Estephane of Bexon, Castries sustained a stab wound to the groin area, allegedly perpetrated by a known individual. He was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he received treatment. A male individual has ...

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Police investigating suspicious death of woman in Castries

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sharon Desir, a resident of the CDC Apartments, St. Louis Street, Castries. On Saturday, November 26, 2016 about 9:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a sudden death at Block X, CDC Apartments, where the decomposing body was discovered. A post mortem will be scheduled at a ...

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Police press release on suspicious death in La Clery

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male individual, identified as Gregory Smith of La Clery. On Sunday, November 27, 2016 about 7:30 a.m. the body was discovered outside a residence at La Clery. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical doctor. A post mortem has been scheduled for Monday, November ...

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Police Awards Ceremony 2016

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PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has concluded its annual week of activities dubbed Police Week. Police Week 2016 was observed under the theme “The Community and the Police; A Partnership in Action” from November 20, 2016 to November 27, 2016. The RSLPF observed its final activity, the Annual Police Awards Ceremony, on Sunday 27, November ...

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Man found dead in basement of La Clery home

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The body of a 48-year-old contractor was discovered in a La Clery house on Sunday. Gregory Smith was found  in the basement of the said house with injuries to his head. Reports are that a friend went to check on Smith and noticed that there was a stench emanating from the house. He realised that something was amiss, and decided to ...

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BREAKING: Man shot in Marigot

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A man was reportedly shot near the bus shelter at Marigot on Saturday night. The unidentified male sustained a gun shot wound to the leg and was taken for treatment. It is not clear what led to the shooting but police are currently investigating. No further details are available at this time.   (0)(4)

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Police Force urged to create action plan to tackle crime

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The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is being encouraged to create an action plan with clear priorities and objectives for tackling crime and making the island safer. Former Police Commissioner Cuthbert Phillips said while he is not sure if there is an existing plan, he still believes that a comprehensive one is needed now more than ever, in light ...

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St. Lucian living in UK jailed for stealing £360,000 worth of jewelry

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A St. Lucia man living in UK was jailed for 3 years and 3 months after stealing more than £360,000 worth of jewelry from Indian billionaire’s mansion. The man, identified as Rightous Garnett, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the 2014 burglary of the billionaire’s house. Police reportedly found over £160,000 worth of jewelry in Mr Garnett’s house during a raid last year. Garnett ...

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New border control unit to improve safety, efficiency

Minister Hermangild Francis

PRESS RELEASE – The Customs and Immigration departments along with the Marine Unit will soon form a new entity, the Border Control Unit. The Border Control Unit will significantly augment the operations of Saint Lucia’s airports and seaports, Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis said. All officers assigned to the unit will receive training. ...

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Castries man stabbed by girlfriend’s lover

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A City Gate, Castries resident is now nursing injuries at the Victoria Hospital following a scuffle with his girlfriend’s alleged lover. According to reports the injured man returned home sometime this afternoon to find his girlfriend in an compromising position with another man. One resident disclosed that the man then launched an attack on the woman’s alleged lover with a ...

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SALCC security guard accused of exposing himself to student released

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A security guard accused of exposing himself to a female student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SACC) has been released from police custody, according to reports. The man who was initially taken into custody on Wednesday, November 16, was released on Saturday. He is accused of exposing his private part to an 18-year-old female student who he allegedly ...

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Local attorney suffers broken leg after attack at home

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Attorney Marcus Foster was attacked by a known individual at his Barnard Hill residence over the weekend. Foster reportedly sustained a broken leg and several injuries to his body during the attack. He was taken to hospital for treatment. The reason for the attack is still not clear. The police are conducting their investigations. (20)(4)

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Several injured after shooting breaks out near Gros Islet jetty

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Police are still trying to put the pieces together following a bizarre shooting in the wee hours of Saturday morning in the town of Gros Islet, which has left several people injured. The shooting unfolded shortly after 1 a.m. close to the Gros Islet jetty. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that some six people were injured after several shots were ...

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Castries hairdresser robbed at gunpoint

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A small business owner is now counting her losses after she was robbed at gunpoint by two men at her hairdressing business located close to the Gros Islet bus park in Castries. The incident is reportedly occurred sometime after 7.p.m. Tuesday. Melita Ashford said the bandits escaped with all the money that was in her possession, her handbag containing several ...

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Man found hanging in Babonneau

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A man was found hanging in a house in Babonneau in a case of supected suicide. The man, identified as John Edmay, was found this morning. His sister made the discovery. Edmay was last seen on Wednesday according to reports. (5)(4)

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Security arrangements at SALCC being reviewed following alleged rape attempt

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The Ministry of Education has condemned the recent incident involving a security personnel accused of allegedly attempting to rape a female student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Chief Education Officer Marcus Edward said the ministry is “utterly disturbed” by the event and said it expects that the college will review it’s security arrangements. The alleged perpetrator in question may ...

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SALCC security guard arrested for allegedly attempting to rape student

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A security personnel at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is now in police custody following an alleged rape attempt on a female student. It is reported that a group of students, including the said victim, were playing a game of hide and seek when the incident occurred sometime around 6.p.m. Wednesday. It is alleged that the 18-year-old woman ...

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“I don’t want to go back there,” says teenage mother released from jail

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After weeks of mounting pressure on the authorities to release a teenage mother from jail, officials from the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) have finally decided to let her free. The teenager was released on Wednesday morning and the first words she uttered to the local press was, “I don’t want to go back there. I made mistakes, but I learnt from my mistakes.” ...

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Local banks on high alert for credit card scammers

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Local banks across the island have been put on alert by the Major Crimes Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) following an increase in credit card scams. This was disclosed by Acting Corporal Calious Dantes on Police Insight on MBC Television. The police official said that criminals are now in possession of devices that can read the magnetic strip of ...

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Trinidadian investor to submit proposal to reopen Forensic Lab

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National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has disclosed that a Trinidadian-based company is looking to assist government with reopening the Forensic Lab. While the minster did not disclose the name of the company nor the individual in charge, he said the owner is expected to submit a proposal to the government shortly. “We are in discussion with a businessman in Trinidad and ...

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Government continues to improve the justice system

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PRESS RELEASE – After several recent strides in improving the justice system, including the appointment of a Director of Public Prosecution, the appointment of a new Attorney General and new Director of the Forensic Lab, the Government of Saint Lucia continues to work to bring about incremental improvements and changes in the overall performance of the Justice System. Speaking at ...

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Francis says Caribbean leaders will meet to discuss Trump’s deportation plans

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The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America (USA) has seen some expressing concerns, since he has committed to deporting all illegal migrants from that country when he officially takes office. National Security Minister Hermangild Francis speaking on this issue expressed some concern, stating that it will be an important juncture in Caribbean ...

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Bandits break into District 2 Education Office

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Burglars have broken into the District 2 Education Office at Sans Souci, stealing some items. The discovery was made by staff on Tuesday (Nov.15) on their arrival for work. A projector and a computer were missing and the entire office ransacked. It is believed that the bandits may have used a ladder to gain entry through a window. A report ...

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Royal Commonwealth Ex- Service League focused on passing of the baton as membership dwindles

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PRESS RELEASE – The observance of Remembrance Day culminated on Sunday, November 14, 2016 with the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League Reunion. The event which took place at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence at Vigie was attended by Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural ...

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Caribbean govts urged to prepare for more criminal deportees under Trump

In this photo made Thursday, March 6, 2015, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent escorts a handcuffed undocumented immigrant convicted of a felony that was taken into custody during an early morning operation in Dallas. The Department of Homeland Security has been conducting a nationwide roundup of undocumented immigrants convicted of felonies in order to deport them to their country of origin. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NAN – Caribbean governments are being warned to prepare for more criminal deportees to the region under the Donald Trump administration. The warning comes from Irwine G. Clare, Sr. O.D., head of the Caribbean Immigrant Services in New York on the heels of the President-elect’s vow in a 60 Minutes interview aired Sunday, that he will deport 2-3 million criminal ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Tourists robbed, culprit arrested

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Police officers arrested a man after he was caught robbing a tourist couple at St Louis Street, Castries on Friday morning. The incident occurred sometime around 9:30.a.m. Eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the couple were walking along the busy Castries street, when the alleged robber confronted them and snatched a chain off the woman’s neck. In an attempt ...

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Woman allegedly attacked by abusive ex, cautions other women

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A 22-y-o woman from Dennery is today warning fellow women after she was allegedly assaulted by her ex boyfriend. The incident reportedly occurred yesterday after the woman ended the relationship with the man. The relationship was reportedly ended after the woman found out that the man has a history of being abusive. The man, a 33-y-o from Castries, allegedly drove all the ...

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“Black Jesus” shot

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PRESS RELEASE – Officers attached to the Marchand Police Station are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of 39 year old Julius Hippolyte also known as Black Jesus of George Charles Boulevard, Marchand. The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Friday November 5, 2016 at the George Charles Boulevard, Marchand. As a result of the shooting, Hippolyte sustained a ...

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Female charged with fraud (police press release)

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PRESS RELEASE – On Friday November 5, 2016, Officers attached to the Major Crimes Unit laid charges against 34 year old Desma Cassandra Marliacy of La Pointe, Dennery, formally known as Desma Hippolyte, for the offence of Obtaining Property by Deception. She appeared before the First District Court in Castries on one count of Obtaining Property by Deception where she ...

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RSLPF to host Police Week

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PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has once again embarked on its annual week of activities dubbed Police week. Police Week 2016 is observed under the theme “The Community and the Police; A partnership in Action” and runs from November 20 to November 27, 2016. There is one activity which precedes the week. This activity is a ...

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Drunk man attacks, attempts to rape 93-y-o woman

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A man is reported to have attacked his 93-y-o aunt in an apparent rape attempt in Desruisseaux early last week. The incident, which occur during a spate of rapes in St. Lucia, occurred after the man reportedly became intoxicated. The elderly woman was able to fight off the man when he made sexual advances towards her. The nephew, believed to be ...

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Former police officer shot in the buttocks

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A former St. Lucian police officer was shot in the buttocks in unknown circumstances yesterday afternoon. The former officer, identified as Julius Hippolyte, was shot on George Charles Boulevard in Marchand. The ex police is being treated at hospital. The police are currently investigating. (9)(5)

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BREAKING: Man charge in sexual abuse of 6-y-o girl

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A  man in his 20s has been charged for the alleged sexual abuse of a 6-y-o girl. The incident, which is said to have occurred in Dennery, is now being investigated by the police. St. Lucia has been rocked by recent reports of a pregnant 12-y-o who was allegedly impregnated by someone living close to a relative whom she had visited. ...

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Woman involved in alleged job, visa scam released

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A woman who is at the height of a massive alleged job and visa scam involving dozens of victims have been released by police. The release occurred yesterday after her 72 hours under arrest had passed. Reports are that the police lack sufficient evidence to pursue charges at this time and are still conducting investigations on the wide-reaching case. SNO ...

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St. Lucian woman arrested for visa, job scam

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A  woman has reportedly been arrested for an elaborate scam involving the issuance of visas and the procurement of jobs overseas. The woman reportedly fleeced St. Lucians of their money by claiming that she is able to get jobs for them in Martinique and France. She also reportedly claimed that she can get birth certificates and passports renewed. More to ...

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PM “dead serious” about getting IMPACS matter resolved

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said he is “dead serious” about ensuring a resolution to the issues raised in the IMPACS report are addressed. While explaining that he wants to see that the case is dealt with quickly, Chastanet also stated that he will do all that is within his legal right to do, without interfering in the case. “That ...

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Police seeks help in identifying injured man

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PRESS RELEASE – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the pictured individual. This individual was found unconscious at Cedars Road, Castries on the 17th of October, 2016. He was transported to the Victoria Hospital via Ambulance.  He is currently at the Intensive Care Unit in a coma at Victoria Hospital. Anyone with information that can lead ...

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Update: Chopping death of Chalenton Kangal in Micoud

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PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 about 1:40 p.m. police was summoned to Duggard Micoud where the body of an unidentified male was discovered. Preliminary enquiries led to the later identification of 41 year old, Urban Chalenton Kangal alias “Obie” of Duggard Micoud. At the time of discovery, the body was in a prone position with what appeared ...

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