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Accident/Tragedy

Woman hospitalised after suicide attempt

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A 42-year-old woman was hospitalised today, Jan. 23 after ingesting a poisonous substance in Deglos, police and emergency officials have confirmed. The woman is reportedly in stable condition at a hospital after drinking the weed killer, gramoxone. Emergency officials received the report around 7:55 a.m. (1)(19)

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BREAKING NEWS: Two injured in Babonneau accident

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Two persons have been hospitalised following a vehicular accident in Fond Assou, Babonneau this morning around 4:00. Reports are that a Toyota Corolla with two males collided with a light post. The condition of the injured are unknown at this time. No further details available.   (14)(0)

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Post-mortem: No foul play in death of Gros Islet man

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An autopsy in the death of a Gros Islet man found floating in the river Thursday afternoon showed no signs of foul play, relatives have said. Police and emergency officials responded around 1:30 p.m. (Jan.19) to a report of suspected drowning at Gros Islet. When they arrived, they found the body of Maquid Annerville, 29. The man’s sister, Tanisha Paul, ...

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Second body recovered from weekend boating accident

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The body of the second man that went missing after a boating accident at Smuggler’s Cove over the weekend has been recovered. Reports are that Kieron ‘Skyro’ Cornibert’s body was fished out of the sea this morning (Jan.17) by Marine Police. Cornibert and his co-worker, Curtis ‘Curtie’ Prospere, reportedly went kayaking after work, when they encountered some issues. A source  had told St. ...

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UPDATED: One body discovered, other still missing

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Divers have recovered one body and the search continues for a second following an alleged kayak mishap on Sunday, Jan. 15 near a Gros Islet hotel, police officials have confirmed. The body was recovered around 6:20 p.m., two hours after emergency officials received the report. Reports are that the victims were Cul de Sac, Castries residents Curtis ‘Curtie’ Prospere and Kieron ...

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UPDATED: Mother and child injured in accident

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A woman and her seven-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries when their car ran off the road on the Barre de L’Isle Friday afternoon, fire officials have told St. Lucia News Online. According to the officials, 41-year-old Nancy Dalsou and her daughter, Edania Monlouis, were the only occupants of the Nissan Tiida. Both are Dennery residents. Emergency services received the call ...

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Teen recovering after attempted suicide

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A 16-year-old from the south of the island who attempted suicide by ingesting the weed killer Gramoxone, is back in the care of his family. The teen was released from St. Jude’s Hospital yesterday (Jan. 6) after a near-death experience, relatives have told St. Lucia News Online. His aunt said she spoke to her relative this morning and he is “feeling ...

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Horse rescued from fire

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A Vieux-Fort horse owner was reportedly left puzzled after person/s set fire to a horse shed just over two weeks ago. The incident occurred at Coco-Dan, Vieux-Fort between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on December 22, 2016. A local thoroughbred, two-and-a-half-year-old colt named Surprise, was in the shed when it was set ablaze,  a source told St. Lucia News Online. The horse was rescued ...

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Student driver crashes into parked vehicle

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A student driver has proven that he is not ready for the roadway, when he collided with a parked vehicle in Castries. The incident took place sometime around 5 p.m. near the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses told St Lucia News Online (SNO) that the student driver was attempting to reverse when he slammed into a ...

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Accident victim blames hit-and-run for Choc wreck

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STAFF REPORT – The driver of a motor car that crashed at Choc, Castries on New Year’s Eve night has expressed anger at the motorist who allegedly failed to remain at the scene of the accident. Leroy Williams, 31, of resident of Ti Rocher, Castries, told St. Lucia News Online, that after hitting his vehicle, the other driver allegedly stopped for ...

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Young male hospitalised after alleged attempted suicide

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STAFF REPORT – A teenager from the south of the island is battling for life after he allegedly drank a poisonous substance last night. A relative of the 16-year-old told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the teen was admitted at St. Jude Hospital and his chances of survival are bleak. “Doctor’s said he will die… They said he won’t ...

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Man injured in Choc accident

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A male was reportedly injured when his car (PK2814) ran off the road at Choc, Castries, opposite the Wharf restaurant. It is estimated that the accident occurred between New Year’s eve night and early New Year’s Day morning. No further details are available. Reports are that about three accidents occurred over the past 24 hours. One of the accidents involved ...

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Martinique woman jumps from airport control tower

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MARTINIQUE FIRST – A 42-year-old air traffic control officer jumped from the Martinique Airport control tower at Lamentin this morning (Tuesday, December 27). She was sent to the CHU of Martinique. The incident occurred around 6:20 am on Tuesday. When the firefighters arrived, she was conscious and had fractures at both ankles, pelvis, head trauma and multiple fractures on the ...

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Police probing suspected suicide at Deglos

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A young Deglos man reportedly ended his life on Monday by hanging himself. He has been identified as Mervin Jean, a former correctional officer. The discovery was made by Jean’s relatives on Monday around 8 a.m. The deceased is said to be in his 20’s. Police are investigating. (6)(0)

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VIDEO: Police arrest two men in Castries mugging

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  Two young males were arrested by police Tuesday morning in the island’s capital city, Castries, following a failed mugging, which happened in close proximity of the Parliament building. Reports are that the men attempted to snatch a gold chain off the neck of a tourist, who fought back with the alleged bandits and drew the attention of some people ...

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UPDATE: Equipment destroyed in Victoria Hospital fire

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A fire gutted a facility at Victoria Hospital and destroyed several pieces of equipment in the biomedical section. The incident happened around 4:35 p.m., according to the management of Victoria Hospital. The Health Ministry in a statement on Friday said that hospital staff saw smoke emanating from the maintenance department and upon investigation, they discovered that a fire was taking place ...

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UPDATE: Deglos accident victim still hospitalised

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A man injured when his car was crumpled in a crash with a truck is still hospitalized. The accident happened at the Deglos junction in Bexon, around 9 a.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016. The victim who was driving the silver car has been identified as Densely St.Val. He suffered several injuries and is being treated at Victoria Hospital. It is ...

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Several injured in Sarrot accident

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A three-vehicle accident Saturday evening at the Sarrot junction in Bexon has left several people injured. Reports are that the incident occurred around 8:28 p.m. Some people were reportedly trapped in one vehicle but were later rescued. Emergency officials have responded and are transporting the injured. No further details are available at this time. (0)(1)

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UPDATE: Minibus accident at Bocage

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  A minibus driver along with several passengers are said to have been injured in an early morning accident. According to reports, the minibus ran off the road at Bocage sometime around 8:00 a.m. The driver was reportedly trapped in the vehicle following the incident. No further details available at this time.   (0)(3)

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St. Lucian man missing at sea

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A 31-year-old man is missing and three other men have been taken to hospital after being pulled from the sea off the coast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Hayes Lawrence, a certified diver, left Vieux Fort for St. Vincent along with three men on Thursday, December 1, 2016 but the boat they were traveling on encountered engine problem and capsized. ...

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Police investigating fatal accident at Choc, Gros Islet

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Saturday, December 3, 2016, about 11:20 a.m. on the Castries Gros Islet Highway, near Saaman’s Park, Choc, Gros Islet. The incident involved a white Mitsubishi panel bus, registration number PE5059, driven by Anthony Cherubin a forty nine year old resident of Ravine Macock, Monchy and ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Driver of bus involved in accident with ambulance dies

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The driver of a Manees Bakery bus injured in yesterday’s accident at Morgan Bay has succumbed to his injuries. The driver, identified as Andrew Cherubin, died while undergoing treatment a short while ago at the hospital. The accident occurred as an ambulance was transporting a patient to Castries with two firemen aboard. The ambulance ended up in bushes on the ...

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Landslide at Bagatelle

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PRESS RELEASE – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the motoring public that a landslide has occurred at Bagatelle from the present inclement weather. In view of this, commuters are asked to exercise caution as they traverse the Bagatelle Road. Every effort is being made to have the side cleared at the earliest. The Department of ...

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UPDATE: Fire at Babonneau

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A fire destroyed a wooden building in Babonneau near the community’s multi-purpose centre on Tuesday evening. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Reports are that the building housed three establishments, including a shop. The shop owner, Martin Augustin, a freelance reporter, told SNO that he was at home in Balata, when he received a call from ...

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Fire leaves four people homeless in Grande Riviere

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A fast-moving fire tore through a Grande Riviere home Monday afternoon, leaving a family of four temporarily homeless. Firefighters responded at 3 p.m. to the home of Elizabeth Wilson at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet who was at work when the fire started. Neighbours said that they smelled smoke and when they peeped out, they saw fire in the building. They said ...

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La Clery home destroyed by fire

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An early morning fire has destroyed a home in La Clery leaving five people homeless. The inferno began around 1.a.m. Wednesday and quickly spread through the building. The occupants did not manage to save anything, but escaped in quick time. It is not clear what caused the fire, but by the time the fire service responded, the house was already ...

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UPDATE: Driver escapes unhurt as vehicle topples on highway

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A man escaped serious injury after his Nissan Frontier Navara he was driving overturned just outside the Nagico Insurance building located on the John Compton Highway. The incident happened sometime after 4.p.m. Friday causing a heavy build up of traffic. Reports are the vehicle came into contact with a concrete median, removing a portion of it. Police arrived minutes later ...

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Motorcyclist shot in chase with police

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A motorcyclist was shot by police on Monday morning after the motorcycle operator fled from an off duty police officer, who went after him for hitting his vehicle. The incident happened at Paix Bouche, Babonneau around 11:45 a.m Monday (Nov.14). The motorcyclist has been identified as a Babonneau resident by the name of Rick Sebastien. Reports are that Sebastien refused to stop ...

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Car recovered after plunging into Castries Harbor

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Divers recovered a vehicle Sunday afternoon that had plunged into the Castries Harbor. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was told by one of the divers, former Police Press Officer Maryanna Leonce, that no one was found in the red Honda vehicle. Reports are that the vehicle plunged into the harbor early Saturday morning. It is not clear how it ended ...

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Three injured after bus carrying students crashes into house

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Three students are now nursing injuries after the bus they were travelling in slammed into a house in the community of Rock Hall today. The three were students of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Reports are that at around 5pm the driver lost control of the vehicle which then ran off the road and slammed into the kitchen area of the ...

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Explosion at Anse La Raye Fisheries Complex

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An investigation has been launched following an explosion at the Anse La Raye Fisheries Complex. The incident is reported to have occurred around 5.a.m. today (Sunday). Reports are that  the roof and the doors of the complex were damaged during the explosion. However, when firefighters turned up at the scene, there was no trace of fire. No injuries were reported ...

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Man injured after car crashes into lamp post

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A man in his early 20’s is currently hospitalized following a vehicular accident at Masade, Gros Islet. The injured man was driving a black car when he lost control and ran off the road hitting a utility pole. The incident happened around 9.a.m. today (Friday). Reports are that his vehicle also came into contact with another vehicle before crashing. His ...

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Fire destroys vacant home in Dennery

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A fire Saturday morning destroyed a vacant house in Austin Hill, Dennery. Officials from the Dennery Fire Department were called to the scene shortly after 6.a.m. and reported that the house was still on fire and partially destroyed upon their arrival. Firefighters doused the flames and managed to contain it to the upper floor of the two storey vacant home. Neighbours ...

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Single mother, 2 children homeless after Vieux-Fort house fire

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A fire at Pierrot, Vieux-Fort has left a single mother and her two children without a roof over their heads. While heading to work on Tuesday, Liza Aurelis was called by a neighbour and told that her house was on fire. The woman said she immediately asked the bus driver to stop and began her journey back home. When she arrived home, ...

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Police press release on suspected drowning

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 18 year old, Nigel Emmanuel of Jacmel, Anse La Raye. On Monday, October 3, 2016 about 4:30pm Emmanuel was swimming in the Roseau River when he allegedly encountered difficulties and submerged. His lifeless body was discovered some time later. He was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he ...

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UPDATE: Roseau suspected drowning victim identified

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The authorities are investigating the suspected drowning of an 18-year-old male at Roseau this afternoon (October 3, 2016), around 4:30.p.m. The victim has been identified as Nigel Emmanuel, a student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. St. Lucia News Online understands that the victim was trying to cross the river, when he was swept away by water. The man’s ...

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Accident at Bois d’ Orange

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An early morning accident involving a motorcycle and a mini van was reported at Bois d’ Orange. The accident happened around 8:20.a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016. The details of the accident are still sketchy but this publication understands that the motorcyclist was pitched off his motorcycle, while the the driver of the vehicle was seen unconscious. A resident of the ...

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Vehicle crashes into utility pole at Roseau

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A single vehicle crash knocked out power to some customers in Roseau Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 8.a.m., the Fire Service has confirmed. The impact of the crash caused a utility pole to break in half. One person was in the car at the time of the accident, who suffered minor injuries. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene, ...

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Ambulance crashes in Micoud with patient inside

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The Saint Lucia Fire Service has confirmed that an ambulance was involved in an accident in Micoud sometime after 1.p.m. Monday (Sep.19). The ambulance was carrying a patient from Tapion Hospital to St Jude when the accident occurred. It is unclear whether the patient’s condition was affected by the accident. The ambulance had four other persons on board: a nurse, ...

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Pedestrian hit by motorcycle in Marisule

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A man was taken to hospital with injuries to his leg after being hit by a motorcycle. The pedestrian, who is reportedly in his 50’s, was hit by a motorcycle around 9.p.m. on Saturday (Sept.17) close to the Corinth Gap in Marisule, Gros Islet. He suffered serious injuries to his lower leg and was taken to hospital by emergency officials. ...

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Motorcyclist suffers leg injury in crash with car

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A motorcyclist has suffered a fractured leg following a crash with a car on the Roseau Highway. Witnesses reported seeing the motorcyclist lying on the road following the crash. The incident reportedly occurred around 9:26.a.m. Wednesday (Sept.14), traffic officials said. Reports are that the motorcyclist and the car were travelling in opposite directions, when they crashed. Fortunately for the motorcyclist, ...

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Barre Denis building partially destroyed by fire

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A house was partially destroyed by fire on Sunday in Barre Denis, fire officials have confirmed. The incident is reported to have occurred around 11.a.m. Sunday (Sep.11). A woman of unsound mind may have been responsible for starting the fire, fire officials said. The woman allegedly set a mattress alight, causing it to spread to other parts of the two-story building. ...

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Pavee house goes up in flames

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A house was completely destroyed by fire in Pavee on Thursday, fire officials have confirmed. The house which measured about 20 by 22 feet caught afire around 2.p.m. Thursday. When fire officials responded, the fire had already spread to most of the wooden structure. The owner was not at home and no one was hurt. Investigations are ongoing. (1)(1)

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Mum of 6-y-o hit and run victim: “My son is not an animal”

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A government vehicle might be responsible for a hit and run accident which occurred at La Clery on Monday that involved a 6-year-old-boy. The child’s mother is now urging the driver to come forward and assist with the child’s medical bills. Thaddea Larcher who was not home when the incident occurred said she was informed that her son was hit ...

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BREAKING: Woman pinned in driver’s seat after crash

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A woman is currently pinned to the driver’s seat of her vehicle following an accident on the Castries-Gros Islet Highway, which happened a few minutes ago. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the female was heading North, when a ServiTech van heading towards Castries allegedly crossed the median barrier close to Sandals Halcyon and crashed into the woman’s vehicle. ...

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Cub-scout returns from Guyana following accident

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An 8-year-old Saint Lucian boy who was the victim of an accident in Guyana returned home on Sunday evening. Nick Josh Omari Joseph and another scout, Darnell Ajani Matthew, were injured in an accident on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown on July 26, during the Caribbean Cuboree, which was being hosted in Guyana. Matthew was treated and released and has since returned to ...

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Government expresses sense of relief that scout cub is recuperating

Guyanese President David Granger receiving an update on Nick Josh Omari Joseph’s condition from Dr. Amarnauth Dukhi at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Joseph’s mother, Ms. Delia Finistere is standing at the President’s left and Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton is at second from left. (GINA photo)

PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Allen M. Chastanet has closely monitored developments, after an unfortunate vehicular accident in Guyana, left Saint Lucian cub scouts injured and traumatized. The accident occurred on Tuesday, July 26, two days after the St. Lucian contingent arrived for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree. The government is particularly heartened to learn that eight year old Nick Joseph, ...

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Victims of double homicide in Vieux Fort identified

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Authorities have identified the victims of a double homicide in Bruceville, Vieux Fort. The victims are: Trent Travis Eugene, alias ‘Jupin’ of Banse Laborie and Clint Felix, alias ‘Black Boy’ of Micoud. Sources said one of the two men sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and the other to the head. Both bodies were discovered in Faith Park early Saturday ...

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St. Lucian cub scout injured in accident in Guyana to return home soon

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An 8-year-old Saint Lucian lad who was injured in a vehicle accident in Guyana is likely to return home this week, once he is released from hospital. Nick Josh Omari Joseph who is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana, was visited by the President of Guyana David Granger on Saturday. During that visit, the Guyanese president ...

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Driver in accident with St Lucian cubs jailed for 10 months

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STABROEK NEWS – The police today said that the driver of the motor vehicle who was involved in an accident with two St Lucian cub scouts has been jailed for 10 months. Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown, was charged today with Dangerous Driving and Breach of a One-Way. The police say that she appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh ...

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Injured St Lucian scout in critical, but stable condition in Guyana

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INEWS GUYANA – Nick Omari Joseph, the young St Lucian national who sustained serious injuries following an accident yesterday afternoon at Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, is listed to be in a critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. Joseph sustained a fractured skull and injury to his lung as a result of being submerged ...

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St. Lucian scouts in Guyana for Cuboree injured in road accident

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Demerara Waves Online – Three visiting cub scouts from St Lucia, who are here for the Caribbean Jamboree (Cuboree), were struck down and injured Tuesday outside the Scout Association of Guyana headquarters on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown. An official of the Scout Association of Guyana told Demerara Waves Online News that since the incident a section of that road has been ...

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Fatal Micoud Accident: Car was driven by 20-y-o

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Sunday, July 24, 2016 about 8:20 a.m. on the Ti Rocher Main Road. Motor car registration number PK 2309 driven by 20 year old, Keran Matty of Ti Rocher, Micoud was travelling in a southerly direction when it collided with pedestrian, 62 year old Christina Theophile of Ti ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal accident near Micoud

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A woman is dead after being hit by a motor vehicle near Micoud earlier this morning. The woman has not yet been identified. Reports are that she was coming from a nearby shop when she was hit.   The motor vehicle flipped and ended up in a nearby yard. The woman was reportedly celebrating her birthday today. More to come ...

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Motorcyclist dies three days after Babonneau accident

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A 27-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday morning at Victoria Hospital following a Sunday morning crash in Babonneau, relatives have confirmed. Derek Alcindor, of Babonneau was riding his motorcycle around 2.a.m. when he and his brother were struck by a minibus. Alcindor suffered most injuries from the accident. According to his cousin, who asked not to be named, Alcindor sustained a fractured ...

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Victim identified in fatal Castries accident

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Police have identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident at La Toc roundabout in Castries today. Tanza Campbell of Corinth was one victim of the crash that suffered injuries and later died. Campbell was travelling in a Suzuki swift vehicle, bearing registration PK1031, when the vehicle started spinning and later flipped into the Castries Harbour. The Guyanese woman ...

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Condolences pour in for fatal accident victim Andy Delmar

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Managing Director of 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited and Band Leader, Andy Delmar, lost his life in a vehicular accident on the Millennium Highway, Castries Sunday night, reliable sources have confirmed. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. and involved three vehicles, including a truck. By 10 pm. condolences began to pour on social media for the banker, who was ...

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BREAKING NEWS: One dead in three-vehicle accident in Castries

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A man is reportedly dead following a three-vehicle accident in Castries Sunday night. The crash happened around 7.p.m on the Millennium Highway. The victim who died in the accident is reportedly a senior staff at 1st National Bank. Eyewitnesses claim the victim stopped to avoid an accident when a truck slammed into his vehicle. The third vehicle was allegedly overtaking the truck. Emergency personnel are currently ...

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Dennery accident victim died of hemorrhagic shock

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PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 a post mortem was conducted on the body of 15 year old, Nickel Emmanuel of Green Mountain Dennery. The examination revealed that he died as a result of hemorrhagic shock, due to injuries sustained in the collision. Investigations continue into this matter. (0)(0)

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