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UPDATED: Two injured in Bexon Highway crash

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Two persons sustained injuries when a motorcycle they were riding collided with a minibus on the Bexon Highway around 9 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 22. The victims are reported to be a 48-year-old male and a 21-year-old female. The male sustained lacerations and abrasions to both legs while the female sustained lacerations to her left knee. Both were transported to Victoria ...

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Motor vehicle accident at Dennery

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A motor vehicle accident occurred near the gas station in Richfond, Dennery on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Reports are that a motor vehicle ran into a pole. The number of persons injured and the condition of the injured are unknown at this time. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Emergency units from Micoud and Dennery responded. (9)(4)

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident on Bexon Highway

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At least one person is injured after a motorcycle collided with a minibus near the Bexon Health Centre on the Bexon Highway a few minutes ago. The man, believed to be the motorcyclist, was reportedly still on the ground at the time of filing this report. The accident occurred around 9 p.m. More details as soon as they become available. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Pedestrian hit by truck

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A 51-year-old pedestrian was hit by a truck on Darling Road, Castries around 7 p.m. today (Tuesday), officials have said. The victim, Martin Williams, was transported to Victoria Hospital by ambulance in serious condition, officials said. He reportedly sustained injuries to his head, chest and left arm. Williams was reportedly heading into city central by foot when he was struck, ...

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PHOTO UPDATE: Charred body found in building

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The charred body of an elderly man was found in a burned out building at Monchy. The man has been identified as 80-year-old Joseph Alcide, who is believed to be of unsound mind. The Gros Islet Fire Station responded at 5:45 a.m. The wooden structure was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is still unknown. More to come.   ...

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Car slams into house at Grande Riviere (video)

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Occupants of a house in Grande Riviere narrowly escaped injuries when a motor car ran off the road and slammed into the building early this morning. The car, a toyota station wagon, first tore through a fence before coming to a stop at the wall bordering a bedroom in the house. The accident reportedly at occurred around 12:40 AM Sunday ...

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Minor accident at Bois d’Orange

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St. Lucia News Online has received reports of a minor accident at Bois d’Orange. The accident reportedly took place at about 1:55 PM. Reports are that one Audi SUV and a motor car were heading in opposite directions when the accident occurred. Police officers are now reportedly at the scene. There were no reports of injuries. (0)(1)

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Motorcycle accident puts resort employee “out of action”

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Financial help is being sought for a Cap Maison employee who was involved in a horrific traffic accident just over a week ago. Lee Henry of Morne Du Don, Castries broke both legs when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle on the Vide Boutielle Highway around 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. He was reportedly on his way home from ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Soufriere toddler injured by flare gun explosion

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A 20-month-old female from the town of Soufriere was injured last night (Feb. 15) a result of an alleged accidental flare-gun explosion, according to reliable sources. The toddler was reported to be in stable condition at the time of posting this report. She was taken to Soufriere Hospital then to St. Jude Hospital where she was treated for a wound to ...

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Critically-injured accident victim requires urgent surgery

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A relative said 28-year-old Kyle Joseph was “critically injured” in a motor vehicle accident on Jan. 27, 2017 and requires surgery to repair his “spinal column”. However, the family is seeking assistance from the public to offset some of the costs associated with the surgery. Kyle’s cousin, Rosa Joseph, has set up an account on fundraising website GoFundMe to faciliate donations. ...

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Parent concerned over son’s treatment

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A resident of La Haut, Mon Repos resident is planning to take legal action after her son sustained a head injury at the Mon Repos Combined School on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Tresslyn Mathurin, 30, alleges that the school did not contact her after 10-year-old Luwis Mathurin sustained a wound while playing on the “court” after school. She is also upset that Luwis ...

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Post mortem: John Compton crash victim died of brain injuries

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body of Zane Phillip, a twenty two (22) year old resident of L’Anse Road, Castries, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a vehicular accident along the John Compton Highway, on Monday, January 30, 2017. The post mortem, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien, revealed that Zane Phillip died as a ...

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Relative regrets not convincing Henry to avoid riding bikes

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Relatives of Mandella Henry, who died from a traffic accident on Micoud Street, Castries on Friday, has said he was full of life and had a bright future ahead of him. The 27-year-old unemployed man was scheduled to do a job interview on Monday, Feb. 6, relatives said. Sophia Lynch told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that her nephew had ...

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Minor accident in the city (photos)

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A truck collided with a car (registration number 2322) between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today near Serenity Park/Fisheries. No injuries reported. St. Lucia News Online received the images below at 2:04 p.m., and we were told that police arrived about 2:12 p.m. and by 2:20 p.m. the truck was removed. (3)(0)

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UPDATED: Eight injured in Barre de L’isle accidents identified

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At least eight people were injured in two separate traffic accidents on the Barre de L’isle after midnight, an official said. The condition of the injured from both incidents are not yet known, but there were not immediate reports of death. Minutes after midnight, emergency officials were contacted when a minibus and a motor car collided, injuring at least seven people. ...

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UPDATED: Bicyclist in stable condition after accident

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A male bicyclist, who was struck by a motor vehicle in Ravine Poisson tonight (Saturday, Feb. 4), is in stable condition at Victoria Hospital, according to an official. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. The victim, known as ‘AJ’, is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, a witness told St. Lucia News Online. He was transported ...

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UPDATE: Fatal accident on Micoud Street

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Friday, February 3, 2017, about 12:24 a.m. on Micoud Street, Castries. The incident involved an SUV registration number PG 3888, travelling along Micoud Street and a motorcycle registration number PJ 3733, travelling from Chisel Street on to Micoud Street. Mandela Henry, a resident of Ciceron, ...

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UPDATED: Fatal accident victim identified

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One man is dead following a collision between a motorcycle and a blue Daihatsu Terios on Micoud Street, Castries just after midnight, has succumbed to his injuries, officials said. The motorcycle, with  two persons on board, was travelling on Chisel Street when it ran into the front passenger door of the Terios, that was travelling on Micoud Street, around 12:25 a.m., ...

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UPDATED: Fatal accident victim identified as Castries resident

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A pedestrian who was hit by a truck on the Sans Souci bridge, Castries has been identified as Zane Philip. The accident occurred after around 7:30 p.m. Monday (Jan.30). Phillip, 22, of L’Anse Road, Castries was reportedly hit by a truck bearing registration number TE 1824. At the time of the accident, the truck was travelling on the John Compton Highway, along ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Serious accident on Millenium Highway

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Two people were injured tonight in a motor vehicle accident on the Millenium Highway, officials say. The accident occurred after 10 p.m. The Honda motor vehicle, with two males on board, reportedly ran off the road and uprooted a utility pole, officials say. The occupants sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance, officials say. Their condition is unknown ...

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UPDATED: Five homeless, business destroyed in Bagatelle fire (video added)

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Five people were left homeless and a business destroyed when fire razed two structures in Bagatelle, Marchand in Castries Friday night (Jan. 27), fire officials have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). No one was injured. Emergency officials received the report around 7 p.m., and two fire trucks and an ambulance were dispatched. According to fire officials, one plywood and concrete house, ...

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Mother of attempted suicide victim puzzled

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Relatives of a 33-year-old man who allegedly attempted suicide by ingesting pills during a live broadcast on Facebook on Thursday evening, are still baffled. The man, who hails from Dierre-Bois, Augier in Vieux Fort, is reported to be in stable condition at St. Jude Hospital, according to relatives. The man’s mother told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she heard ...

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UPDATED: Attempted suicide in Vieux Fort revealed via Facebook live

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A Vieux Fort man has been hospitalised after his suicide attempt was allegedly revealed via a live broadcast on Facebook last night, police officials and persons close to the victim have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). The incident occurred in Dierre-Bois, Augier in Vieux Fort. Police got the report around 11 p.m. The victim is currently in stable condition ...

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Student injured in hit-and-run

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A college student is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver who knocked her without stopping. Atala Joseph, an 18-year-old student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, said the incident occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 24, about 5 p.m., while she was heading home in Marisule, Gros Islet, from school. “I crossed the Corinth gap, and as I began ...

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Chantel Marshall says “thanks” to Saint Lucia

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Chantel Marshall, the daughter of the woman who committed suicide yesterday, has told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) she is grateful for the outpouring of support, while indicating that for years she has been seeking permanent employment without success. Chantel’s mother, 43-year-old Priscillia Daniel Marshall, died at Victoria Hospital last night after ingesting the weed killer, Gramoxone, at their Deglos ...

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Daughter of suicide victim offered job, financial assistance

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Offers of assistance have been pouring in for the daughter of a woman who committed suicide yesterday, St. Lucia News Online has been told. Chantel Marshall, who lost her father last year, was the only child for her mother – leaving many people expressing concern on Facebook as to how the jobless youth will get by on her own, or ...

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Deglos woman dies hours after ingesting poisonous substance

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A woman who was hospitalised yesterday after drinking the herbicide, Gramoxone, has died, her daughter confirms. Cecilia Daniel Marshall, 43, of Deglos passed away at Victoria Hospital around 11:00 last night, the distraught daughter told St. Lucia News Online this morning. The 21-year-old said her mother drank the substance around 7 a.m. at their home yesterday. A bottle with the ...

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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. (2)(21)

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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.   (16)(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

MISSING: Hayes Lawrence

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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