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Three nabbed in connection with Dennery armed robbery

Police have arrested three individuals in connection with an armed robbery report, according to law enforcement sources and media reports. The robbery occurred in Dennery and was reported to the Richfond Police Station, but details about that incident were not immediately available. However, reports are that around 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 19), a vehicle with the suspects on board, was ...

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Heartburn drug Zantac recalled over cancer-causing chemical

(USA TODAY) — Sanofi said Friday it will recall the widely-used heartburn drug Zantac from stores in the United States and Canada as the drugmaker and Food and Drug Administration investigate a probable carcinogen detected in the drug. The FDA last month said it discovered a probable carcinogen called NDMA, or nitrosodimethylamine, in the drug Zantac and its generic versions. ...

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Gros Islet man chopped in the neck in stable condition: official

An emergency official said a man who was chopped in the neck in La Borne, Gros Islet on Friday evening (Oct. 18) is currently in stable condition at a hospital. The official said the victim, 58-year-old Francis Louis of La Borne, had a close call with death. Louis, according to police, was injured during a knife/machete incident, shortly before 8 ...

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Man shot in Jetrine, Saltibus

A man from Jetrine, Saltibus was injured in an early morning shooting on Saturday (Oct. 19) in his community, an emergency official said. The victim, who is 29 years old, sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately available. He is currently in stable condition after being transported to the hospital by ...

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UPDATE: Jamaican security guard gunned down in Balata

Police officials have confirmed that a Guardsman security guard who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at a gas station in Balata, Castries on Friday, Oct. 18, was a Jamaican national. Police said the deceased, Paul Bruce, resided in La Clery, Castries but he was originally from Jamaica. ” R.I.P to this gentleman who migrated to St. Lucia for ...

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UPDATE: Man found stabbed to death in Vieux Fort identified

Saint Lucia police officials are investigating the country’s 40th homicide for the year. The lifeless body of 45-year-old Titus Joseph was discovered in Aupicon, Vieux Fort just before 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, police said. He was found in a gap near the Aupicon roadside with suspected stab wounds to the neck and head, police said. No additional details were ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man found dead in Vieux Fort

A body of a male was discovered with a suspected mark of violence in Aupicon, Vieux Fort Saturday morning (Oct. 19), according to police sources. The body has a wound to the chest area, sources said. It is believed that the deceased is from Aupicon. No additional information was available. (0)(1)

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Saint Lucia’s Meggan William stars in US university tennis tournament

One of Saint Lucia‘s leading tennis players, Meggan William, starred for her University of Charleston Golden Eagles last weekend, as the women’s tennis team thrashed John Carroll University. The 5’7″ William is a sophomore at UC. The last time her team edged John Carroll 5-4 back in 2016, William was still a student at Leon Hess Comprehensive in Saint Lucia. This time ...

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Jamaica: Pastor’s body abandoned at funeral home

(JAMAICA STAR) — A funeral home operator says he is now beyond frustrated as he has been waiting endlessly for a family to return and bury their deceased. Donald Davis, director of Davis Funeral Home, told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has been keeping Pastor John Murdock’s body for almost a year as his family has made no plans for ...

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Jamaica: Baby falls to floor from woman’s womb

(JAMAICA STAR) — A 26-year-old mother said she is alarmed that the space issue at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital has not changed even after her son fell from her womb on to the floor of the institution seven years ago. Jane* told THE WEEKEND STAR that when she was 19, she went to the hospital to give birth for the ...

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Pilot survives plane crash in Guyana

(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — A local aircraft pilot, whose aircraft crashed shortly after take-off at Aricheng in the Cuyuni/Mazaruni on Thursday morning, has survived the accident. The aircraft, bearing registration 8R-HAI- was piloted by Captain Bernard Singh, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) stated in a release. The plane went down around 07:53hrs on Thursday in dense jungle. Singh survived the ...

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Guyana: Cane cutter convicted for killing mother-in-law, 9-y-o stepdaughter

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Joshua Franklin, a former cane cutter, was on Wednesday handed down two life sentences for the gruesome killing of his 55-year-old mother-in-law and nine-year-old stepdaughter whom he chopped to death at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo in 2014. Franklin, 48, appeared before High Court Judge, Justice Sandil Kissoon earlier this month where he pleaded guilty ...

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Guyana: Man sodomized and murdered 4-year-old stepson

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — A Silver Hill, Soesdyke/Linden Highway man who was only recently released from jail, has now been charged with the October 7 murder of his four-year-old stepson; a post mortem showed the child was also sodomised. The man, Joseph James, 21, made his second court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court Thursday after he was charged with ...

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Guyana: Ex-soldier found guilty of beheading uncle

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — A 29-year-old former member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was on Friday found guilty of beheading his uncle 51-year-old Randolph Seenauth on August 6, 2017, at Better Hope South, East Coast Demerara during an argument. Dwayne Tappin was found guilty by a 12-member jury for the capital offence but continued to maintain his innocence. In ...

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Guyana imports over $10.9 billion in snacks: minister

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Despite a giant leap in recent years to push manufacturing and sale of local products, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder Friday said the country still imports US$53 million or G$10.9 billion in snacks. Speaking at the seventh anniversary celebrations of the Guyana Shop, which sells locally manufactured goods, Holder also stated that the country imports G$40 million ...

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Woman killed as gunmen storm south coast home in Trinidad

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Gunmen broke into a house in Rancho Quemado and shot a man and his wife on Tuesday night. Ellen Joseph, 30, a student nurse, died while receiving treatment at hospital, while her husband Robert Mendoza is warded in critical condition. Police are investigating a drug link as the motive. Around 8.15 p.m. Joseph and her husband were ...

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Kanye West to bring Sunday Service music worship to Jamaica

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — American rapper, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur Kanye West will bring his Sunday Service music worship experience to Emancipation Park in Kingston on Friday. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, event producer Jonathan Coleman, explained West’s decision to perform in Jamaica. “Kanye is going around the world and one of his workers is from Jamaica and she ...

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Elizabeth Warren slams Donald Trump’s ambassador appointment to Jamaica

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President Donald Trump. “For decades, administrations of both political parties appointed big donors as ambassadors. They’re usually not experts in the country, foreign policy ...

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Trinidad: Australia’s BHP drills dry hole

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — BHP, the Australian outfit drilling in T&Ts deep water has announced that its latest well, Carnival-1 failed and was a dry hole. This means that neither oil nor gas was found in the well and it was plugged and abandoned. In its operational review the company said it drilled two well in what it called its northern ...

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Trinidad: ‘Fireball’ in sky delight residents

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Some lucky citizens were on Tuesday night treated to what appeared to be a meteor blazing its way into Earth’s atmosphere, looking much like a comet as it streaked across the sky. The fireball appeared to have been visible mostly to those living in Central and Northern Trinidad and a number of people yesterday posted video clips ...

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Trinidad: Woman found with throat slit

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A Cedros woman who was snatched by criminals during a power outage on Wednesday, has been found dead. Janelle Teeluck, 42, of Bois Bourg Village, was found with her throat slit behind her home on Thursday. Teeluck was with her sister and neighbour at the neighbour’s house when around 7.30 p.m. Wednesday two men wearing tactical clothing ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Chopping in Gros Islet

A 58-year-old man has been hospitalised following a knife/machete attack in La Borne, Gros Islet on Friday evening (Oct. 18), police said. Francis Louis of La Borne sustained a wound to the neck shortly before 8 p.m., police said. Louis was transported to hospital by ambulance. His medical status was not immediately available. (5)(1)

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Saint Lucian basketballer goes pro

One of Saint Lucia’s most talented basketballers is pursuing his professional dreams with a move to France. John Paul, who is originally from Bexon, recently signed with U.S. Laval in the French Division 2, where he will compete in his second season as a pro. Laval actually started the 2019-2020 season with three straight wins to lead Pool C, before ...

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Official accuses Trinidad private sector of being lazy

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — The pri­vate sec­tor must play a big­ger role in dri­ving the na­tion’s econ­o­my said Ryan Lewis, Di­rec­tor, Trinidad and To­ba­go Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (TTMA). “The bud­get is read and done by the Gov­ern­ment but the big­ger ques­tion is what is the pri­vate sec­tor do­ing. That is where the jobs will be, where you all are look­ing for. A ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Security guard shot in Castries

Police are investigating a shooting incident in Castries Friday afternoon (Oct. 18) that has left one person nursing injuries. CLICK HERE to read the updated story. According to police reports, a security guard was shot and injured during a robbery at a gas station in Balata. The victim is so far known as ‘Bruce’. No additional were immediately available. We ...

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Sea Jays emerge victorius at Capri-Sun Short Course Nationals

The weekend of October 12-13, 2019 saw the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre come alive with excitement as the Seajays Swim Club hosted the Capri-Sun Short Course National Swim Championship. The Championship is a pivotal meet as not only is it the first meet of the swim year but it also serves as the time trial for the selection of the ...

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Beausejour community responds to recent criminal activities

(PRESS RELEASE) — On Saturday, October 12, 2019, residents of Beausejour, Gros Islet, in response to a recent vehicle theft and attempted arson case in Beausejour, held an emergency neighborhood watch meeting to strengthen security measures in their community. The meeting, organized by the Beausejour Community Group, and facilitated by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (Crime Prevention, Community Relations ...

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British criminologist said Trinidadian ISIS mothers ‘should face justice’

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) — While Trinidad & Tobago citizens who took their families to war-torn Syria and Iraq seek government’s help to return home, a criminologist is calling for the mothers, if ever they return, to be charged with trafficking their children. Criminologist Dr Simon Cottee, in a keynote address at a recent international conference hosted by the University of the ...

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US ‘salesman’ caught with ammunition at Jamaican airport

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Detectives assigned to the Kingston East Division are reporting the seizure of two magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana in the United States hasa been charged in connection with the find. A court date is to be set. The police ...

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Pierre said Chastanet’s 40-month globetrotting hasn’t benefited Saint Lucians

Leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Philip J. Pierre has again taken issue with the overseas trips of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, claiming that those “frequent flier miles” have yet to bear fruit for Saint Lucia. Addressing the SLP’s open session of the Conference of Delegates on Sunday, Pierre said after 40 months of “globetrotting” Chastanet “has ...

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Former Saint Lucia agriculture minister bats for increasing local food production

Former Minister of Agriculture Moses Jn Baptiste believes Saint Lucia can generate at least EC$200 million “worth of economic activity” through local food production and marketing in the short to medium term. Jn Baptiste made that statement on his official Facebook page today, Oct. 16 as he observes World Food Day. The international theme for this year’s observance is “Our ...

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Gus Logie appointed interim West Indies women’s head coach

Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the appointment of Gus Logie as the interim head coach of the West Indies women’s Team, as well as the appointment of a new team manager. Gus will take over the duties from Henderson Springer who will continue to provide assistance to CWI’s coaching education programs. Gus will guide the preparations of the West Indies ...

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Roger Harper eager to lead new era of West Indies selections

Brandon King, Hayden Walsh Jr and Romario Shepherd get their debut West Indies call-ups in the first squads selected by the new senior selection panel of Roger Harper, Miles Bascombe and coach Phil Simmons for the upcoming series versus Afghanistan in India from November 4 – December 1. There were also recalls for talented young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, alongside ...

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Food Express workers to receive wage increase, back pay, allowances: NWU

(NWU) — The management of Food Express Ltd and representatives of the National Workers Union (NWU) have signed their first collective agreement. This signing of the industrial accord took place at the Department of Labour. Workers will receive an 8.5 percent general wage increase, spread over three years, with back pay effective July 2016. Uniforms, payment for public holidays; breakfast, ...

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US: Man, 94, killed wife in failed murder-suicide

(NEW YORK POST) — A 94-year-old Florida man fatally shot his dementia-stricken wife and intended to turn the gun on himself — but the firearm malfunctioned, police said. Wayne S. Juhlin, of Venice, called cops to report that he killed his 80-year-old wife at their residence late Monday after deciding to “end her life” since she was suffering from dementia, ...

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Guyana: Tuschen residents nabbed with over 90lbs of marijuana

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — An early morning operation Tuesday by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of 94lbs of marijuana at the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE). Those in custody are 39-year-old Shafeek Latif of 535 Tuschen New Housing Scheme, EBE and 35-year-old Naresh Totoram of 632 Tuschen New ...

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New York cop kills himself inside his home

(NEW YORK POST) — An off-duty NYPD sergeant shot and killed himself inside his Queens home on Tuesday, the 9th NYPD officer to take his own life this year, law enforcement sources said. The 33-year-old victim, identified by sources as Sergeant Linhong Li, shot himself in the head in the house he shared with his wife near Union Turnpike and ...

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NWU hopes to close negotiations with GNT

(PRESS RELEASE) — The leadership of the National Workers Union (NWU) along with 22 shop stewards representing daily paid, constituency councils and non-established workers with the government will meet with Government Negotiating Team (GNT) again on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Finance Administrative Centre. The GNT has formally accepted the NWU’s proposals which would cover the two trienniums. The ...

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UK: Video shows students high-fiving after rape drunk woman

Newly released surveillance footage shows the revolting moment two college students high-fived each other and hugged after raping an intoxicated woman at a London nightclub. The CCTV footage, released by the Metropolitan Police, shows Italian nationals Ferdinando Orlando, 25, and Lorenzo Costanzo, 26, “brazenly laugh and high-five each other” following the rape of a 25-year-old woman in the Toy Room ...

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Saint Lucian artiste Saveion gets international break

(PRESS RELEASE) – It started with “Perfect Body”. A snippet of the 2018 release from Saveion was uploaded to his Instagram page. It was there that a member of Jamaica’s musical royalty heard it and sent the young Saint Lucian artiste a private message. Fast forward a few months later, and now Saveion is working on his first EP with ...

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Trinidad: Baby’s skull fractured in fight

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — An 18-month-old baby was struck on the head with a wooden plank during a fight with two women on Sunday. The blow was meant for the grandmother of baby Nathaniel Gayle. But the child was struck as she held him in her arms. Baby Nathaniel sustained a fractured skull when he was hit on the forehead. He ...

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Saint Lucian in trouble for threatening to kill court witness in BVI

A Saint Lucian man has been charged for threatening to kill a court witness in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), according to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO). Neil St. Rose allegedly threatened a man who testified against his convicted friend. The incident occurred on May 5, 2019 in Virgin Gorda. At the time, the complainant was with his wife at ...

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Saint Lucia’s seamoss rebranded

(PRESS RELEASE) — Saint Lucia’s sun-dried seamoss is undergoing a major branding and packaging change. Spearheaded by Export Saint Lucia, with support from the Department of Fisheries, Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and Saint Lucia’s Seamoss Farmers Associations, the island’s seamoss is poised to be more competitive under the Taste of Saint Lucia brand and with new eco-friendly packaging. The Taste ...

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China builds 400 mph ‘flying saucer’ attack helicopter with stealth coating, missile system

(THE SUN-UK) — An experimental attack helicopter that looks like a flying saucer has been unveiled in China. The strange flying machine, dubbed the Great White Shark, is loaded with an arsenal of high-tech weaponry and could take to the skies as early as next year. Pictures of the UFO-like aircraft with an unusual central cockpit first began to circulate ...

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St. Lucia Business Awards nominees revealed

(PRESS RELEASE) – Nominees for the 2019 St. Lucia Business Awards were announced last Saturday at the Massy Stores Nominee Reveal Cocktail! The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 9, 2019, less than four weeks away! The announcement was for the second year delivered with glamor at Massy Stores Nominee Reveal Cocktail held at the Harbor Club. ...

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UPDATE: Saint Lucian boy getting treatment in Trinidad for severe burns

A three-year-old Saint Lucian boy who sustained second-degree burns in a kitchen accident in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) on October 6, 2019, is now in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) receiving treatment, according to reports. Michael Charles was severely burned after a pot of water, boiling on a stove, spilled on him. The boy’s relatives have been seeking the ...

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Fedee announces hospitality training opportunity for Anse La Raye/Canaries youths

Over 50 young persons from the Anse la Raye/Canaries constituency will be receiving hospitality training over the next 14 weeks. Parliamentary Representative for the constituency, Dominic Fedee, made the announcement on his official Facebook page on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 15. Fedee said the initiative is a collaboration between Monroe College and the Apprenticeship Program. “We are continuing to ...

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Newborn girl found buried alive in Indian cemetery

(CNN) — A four-day-old baby girl has been rescued after she was found buried alive in a cemetery in northern India. The infant was pulled to safety by an unsuspecting couple in Uttar Pradesh state on October 10, as they were burying their own child who had died in hospital. “When they began digging the ground, they immediately heard noises ...

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Saint Lucia government updates minibus sector on road plans

(PRESS RELEASE) – Minibus owners and operators have welcomed news of the government’s US$42-million Road Improvement and Maintenance Program (RIMP IV). The RIMP (IV) spans approximately 101km of roads, to be completely reconstructed around the island. To promote greater public accountability and transparency, the Department of Infrastructure hosted the northern membership of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) along ...

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Neighbor of Atatiana Jefferson says he’s “devastated”

(FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM) — James Smith never thought a simple call to police to check on his neighbor would lead to her death. “I am devastated,” he said. “And people say, ‘Well, James, it’s not your fault.’ But I made the call. I made the call because I thought they were going to do what I called them to do, ...

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Female inmate assaulted by three male inmates at Bordelais: Herman

Authorities are investigating this week’s “physical” assault of a female inmate by three male inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, an official revealed Tuesday. The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 14, just after 12 p.m., Director of Corrections Hilary Herman told a press briefing. Normally male and female inmates are housed in separate units, so how did that happen? Herman ...

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“False impression” Invest Saint Lucia solely facilitates foreign investors: Chastanet

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he is pleased that Invest Saint Lucia’s recent rebranding focuses on promoting and harnessing more local investment. Chastanet said investment — whether it is from foreigners or locals — is an important contributor towards the development of any country. “For many years, Saint Lucians have been under the false impression that Invest Saint Lucia solely ...

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Former Jamaican PM PJ Patterson hospitalised after accident

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is to undergo surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) tomorrow for injuries to his right knee and hip. The decision was made following the completion of a medical evaluation and assessment at the Tony Thwaites Wing of the UHWI today. Patterson, who is also a former president of ...

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