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UPDATE: Young man in viral torture video identified

Reliable sources have confirmed that the young man in the recent viral torture videos is a Saint Lucian by the name of Scott Atkins, who is originally from Desruisseaux, Micoud. Atkins is 18 years old and his last known address was in Agard,  Castries, according to sources. It has also been revealed that the ‘Shawn’ he mentioned in his video ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Elderly tourist dies in Saint Lucia

An elderly American tourist is suspected of drowning while snorkelling off the coast of Anse Chasanet in Soufriere on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports. The victim, 77-year-old Mary Jane Kamm, encountered difficulty while snorkelling around 2:30 p.m. She was taken to Soufriere Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after, according to sources. (7)(8)

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Building collapses in Soufriere (PHOTOS)

A wooden structure collapsed into a pile of rubble in the town of Soufriere on Tuesday afternoon (July 18), according to reports. No one was injured. The incident reportedly occurred after 4 p.m. No further information is available at this time. (1)(0)

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UPDATE: Castries accident victim identified

A female pedestrian who was seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle near the SLASPA terminal last evening has been identified as Sofia Jackson, who is believed be 60+ in age, according to law enforcement officials. The accident occurred just before 9 p.m. on Hospital Road, Castries, according to the officials. Jackson sustained multiple injuries and was transported ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Woman critical after Castries accident

A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle which ended up into the sea in Castries, according to reports. The male driver of the vehicle does not appear to have sustained serious injuries, according to an eyewitness. The accident occurred near the SLASPA terminal, according to onlookers. SNO received news of the accident around 9 ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident in Choiseul (PHOTOS)

Several persons sustained injuries after a car went over a precipice in Tete Morne, Choiseul this afternoon. An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that an ambulance transported about three persons to hospital, but the condition of the victims is unknown at this time. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. when the car careened off the road and plunged ...

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House destroyed by fire

A dwelling house in Barre St. Joseph – a community close to Marigot and Mount Belle Vue – was completely destroyed by fire this evening, according to law enforcement sources. Emergency services received the call at 7:12 p.m. The 8ft. x 10ft. wooden house is owned by Winsbert Norbert who was reportedly not at home at the time of the ...

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PHOTOS: Accident in Choiseul

The driver of this minibus reportedly sustained injuries when his vehicle overturned in Belle Vue, Choiseul on Saturday, July 8. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the bus, was transported by ambulance to St. Jude Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicle was involved in the accident which occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. (3)(0)

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BREAKING NEWS: Pedestrian seriously injured

A pedestrian is reportedly in critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle in Leslie Land, Castries Sunday evening, July 9. Details are sketchy at this time, however, according to information received by our newsroom, the pedestrian was transported to hospital by a police vehicle before the ambulance arrived. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. More information will be ...

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Death of elderly Choiseul resident “inconclusive”

The post mortem examination on the body of 78-year-old Gabriel Johnny who was found dead in Mongouge, Choiseul on June 30, has been completed however police are yet determine whether the death is a homicidal or accidental in nature. A law enforcement source said based on the results of the post mortem, the circumstances surrounding the cause of death is ...

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Another accident on Vide Boutielle Highway

Another motor vehicle accident has just occurred on the Vide Boutielle Highway, according to reports reaching our newsroom. A minibus reportedly crashed into a utility pole, near Cox & Company Ltd. Emergency officials received the report at 8:03  a.m. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Victoria Hospital. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Multiple injuries after bus overturns (see video)

The authorities have reported multiple injuries after a “staff bus” carrying casino workers overturned on the Vide Boutielle Highway in the wee hours of this morning, July 4, 2017. According to officials, the minibus, registration #M1, was heading in the direction of Castries with casino workers when it overturned near the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. All the persons on the bus ...

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Man injured after vehicle rolls in Bexon

A man was injured after his vehicle overturned in Bexon on Saturday, July 1, 2017, according to law enforcement officials. The victim, Giovani Moncherry, 21, was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. Officials said his injuries are not life-threatening. Emergency officials received the report at 3:55 a.m. (2)(1)

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BREAKING NEWS: Vehicle plunges down precipice in Roseau

At least two persons sustained minor injuries when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) went down a precipice in Roseau shortly after midnight today, July 1, 2017, according to law enforcement officials. Four persons – one adult and three children – were in the Toyota Rush SUV (registration 7541) when it went down the precipice. Officials said the adult has been identified ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigate discovery of body in Choiseul

An elderly man who was found dead in Mongouge, Choiseul on Friday morning, June 30, is believed to have slipped and fell down a precipice, according to relatives and law enforcement sources. Reports are that 78-year-old Gabriel Johnny left home around 8:30 Friday morning to cut wood to make charcoal but never returned home on time. His brother reportedly discovered his ...

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BREAKING NEWS: BCF inmate tries to kill himself

Junior Duncan, the inmate who was shot during an incident at Bordelais Correction Facility (BCF) on Wednesday morning, is recovering well after he attempted suicide at the facility on Friday, according to law enforcement officials. Duncan is alleged to have tried to overdose on medication for his injury and was rushed to Dennery Hospital for treatment. According to prison officials, Duncan ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Motorcyclist dies in Praslin accident

A male motorcyclist is dead following a collision with a car in Praslin early this morning, according to law enforcement sources. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Marlan Jacob aka Yellow of Mon Repos. Reports are that Jacob was riding northbound when he collided with a southbound car (PK5083) near Freegate. Crews from the Dennery Fire Station and Micoud Fire ...

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Two injured in Castries accident

Two persons sustained injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident on the John Compton Highway in Castries this morning, June 29, according to law enforcement sources. The accident involved a minibus and a car around 5:30 a.m., near the fisheries complex, sources said. The victims have been identified as Elisha Didier, 43, of Barnard Hill, Castries, and Mary ...

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UPDATED: House fire in Vieux-Fort

A dwelling house was completely destroyed by fire in La Ressource, Vieux-Fort this morning (June 26), according to law enforcement officials. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Emergency received the call at 11:30 a.m. Officials said a plywood and concrete structure was completely destroyed. The house’s occupier Delia Jules was not at home when the fire started, officials said. ...

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Three injured in Cul-de-Sac accident

At least three people were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Cul-de-Sac this morning (June 26), according to law enforcement sources. Five persons were onboard a Honda Fit when it overturned after 3 a.m., sources said. Three persons – Marcellus Jules, Nigel Prospere and Roniel James- were transported to hospital via ambulance with minor injuries, sources said. The two ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Castries seaport conducts successful emergency exercise

The Saint Air and Seaports Authority through the Port Police Department in collaboration with local emergency response agencies held a Seaport Simulated Emergency exercise. The exercise took the form of a simulated explosion on board a cruise vessel, which resulted in seven wounded and three casualties. In addition to the Port Police, the first responders to the scene were the St. ...

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Rockslide damages two homes in Anse La Raye

A hillside collapsed on Tuesday, June 20, in Anse La Raye, causing damage to two homes in its path. One of those houses belonged to Ferra Lionel who said that she heard a huge boulder rolling toward her home whilst preparing breakfast. According to her, she did not know from which direction the stone came because she was inside. Her ...

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Beloved La Clery tradesman found dead

A man was found dead in his La Clery, Castries home this morning (June 20, 2017) , but his relatives do not suspect foul play. Chester Demille, who was in his 40’s, had a heart ailment, according to relatives. They say Demille’s body was discovered in a sofa close to the front door and his keys were on the floor. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: L’abbayee mother died from heavy consumption of alcohol

A post mortem examination on the body of 38-year-old L’abbayee resident Jahmain Fevriere who died at her home last week, has revealed that her death was not as a result of suicide as relatives and friends had suspected. Her death was triggered by excessive alcohol intake, law enforcement sources said. The post morten, done today, June 19, 2017 by Dr. Wayne Felicien, ...

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BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucian rescued at sea identified

A 22-year-old Bocage, Castries resident has been identified as one of two men who were rescued this week after their boat was adrift for 23 days, relatives have confirmed. Richie James is “alive and well”, his mother Rudy Corke told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) this afternoon, June 14, 2017. Corke said she received the good news from her 19-year-old son ...

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Fire destroys popular Rodney Bay restaurant – again

Popular Rodney Bay Village restaurant Jacques Waterfront Dining, also known as Froggy Jacks, was completely destroyed by fire early this morning (June 13, 2017) – the second time in six years. Emergency services received the call around 3 a.m. Two fire engines – from Castries and Gros Islet – responded. Fire officials said only the concrete structure of the two-storey building ...

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No foul play in Windy’s death, police report

Police said no foul play is suspected “to date” in the death of 37-year-old of Wendy ‘Windy’ Sylvester of Bexon. In a press release distributed on Monday (June 12, 2017), police said Sylvester, who was last seen alive, about midnight on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, was discovered in a drain at Around the Bend, Bexon, on Friday, June 9, 2017, about ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man charged for Gros Islet fatal hit-and-run accident

A Monier resident has been charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident of former police officer and taxi operator, 74-year-old Joseph Altidore of Bois Patat, Castries. Twenty-four-year-old Lance Alfred, also known as ‘Bolo’, was charged for the offence of leaving the scene of an accident, contrary to the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, police said in a press release. ...

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Fire destroys house in Ciceron (video)

Fire destroyed a dwelling house in Ciceron, Castries early this morning, June 11, 2017, according to offiicials. Officials say a 25ft x 30ft plywood and concrete structure was completely destroyed. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. The owner of the house, Josiah Emmanuel alias ‘Boatman’ is currently out of state, according to officials. (4)(2)

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4 injured in Bexon accident

Four persons reportedly sustained injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Bexon on Saturday morning, June 10, 2017. A vehicle reportedly crashed into a utility pole around 6 a.m., officials say. The injured have been identified as Samia Elibox, 30, of Agard, Castries; Ernie Julien, 30, of Morne Du Don, Castries; Adolphus Antoine, 26, of Sunbilt, Castries; and Marina Antoine, 30, of Sunbilt, ...

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UPDATE: Two injured in accident near Choc Bay

Two persons were rushed to hospital following a motor vehicle accident near St. James’s Club Morgan Bay Resort in Choc. According to law enforcement sources, the victims are 17-year-old Vernisha Edward and 19-year-old Kimberly Douglas. Sources said they sustained bodily injuries after the vehicle in which they were in rolled over, around 2 a.m. today (June 10, 2017), sources said. They ...

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Accident in Richfond

Two persons reportedly sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Richfond, Dennery on Friday (June 9, 2017) after 9:30 p.m., according to sources. Details are sketchy but the accident reportedly involved two vehicles. The injured persons hail from the Dennery Valley and Morne Road, Castries. They were transported to Dennery Hospital via ambulance but the status of their condition ...

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Body found in Bexon drain believed to be that of missing man

The decomposing body discovered in a drain along the Bexon Highway this afternoon is believed to be that of a Bexon resident who has not been seen since Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources. The body is suspected to be that of 37-year-old Windy Sylvester. The body was discovered face-down in the drain, near a motorcycle, around 4 p.m. in an ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dead body in Bexon

Police are investigating the discovery of a body along the Bexon Highway this afternoon, June 9, 2017. An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the body of a male was found by a passerby at about 4 p.m. in a drain, in an area along the highway called ‘Around The Bend’. The source said a motorcycle was found ...

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UPDATE: Spinal injury killed hit-and-run victim

The post mortem examination conducted on the body of former police officer, 74-year-old Joseph Altidore, who died after a hit-and-run accident yesterday (June 7, 2017) in Gros Islet, has revealed that he died from multiple injuries. According to a law enforcement source, the examination found that the Bois Patat, Castries resident died as a result of “spinal injury secondary to ...

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Hotel chef’s cause of death revealed (video and photos)

A post mortem examination conducted yesterday (June 7, 2017) on the body of 54-year-old hotel chef, Frank Paul, has officially ruled out foul play. Heart failure was the cause of the death, according to law enforcement and medical sources. The post mortem conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien revealed that Paul died of “pulmonary oedema secondary to hypertensive dilated cardiomyopathy”. A ...

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Student among the injured in two motor vehicle accidents

A student is among two persons who sustained injuries in two separate motor vehicle accidents over the past 24 hous, according to law enforcement sources. The first accident occurred on the Barre de L’isle around 9:30 last evening. Reports are that a vehicle overturned and injured the driver who was the sole occupant. Despite sustaining minor injuries, the victim reportedly ...

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Motor vehicle accident report

Two vehicles – a pickup truck and a car – were involve in a collision at the Deglos junction this evening, according to reports. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The accident occurred after 6 p.m. (1)(4)

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Woman injured in Rodney Bay accident

A woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, near Karlione Court early this morning (June 4, 2017). The vehicle reportedly crashed into a pole around 3:50 a.m. The woman, who was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, reportedly sustained minor injuries and was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. St. Lucia Electricity ...

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8 people injured in Roseau accident

An early-morning accident in Roseau today (June 2, 2017) has left eight persons with minor injuries, according to an official. Reports are that a minibus crashed into the side of a cliff around 2:52 a.m. The driver is alleged to have fallen asleep. The eight persons were transported to hospital with mainly pelvic and back pain, the official said. Gros ...

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UPDATE: Fire destroys house in Anse La Raye; boat fire reported in Marigot

Fire destroyed a dwelling house at Shapine Estate, Anse La Raye this afternoon, while in Marigot fire damaged a boat. According to an official, fire destroyed an 8×10-ft. wooden structure owned by Frederick Francis. The house is located opposite the Anse La Raye Police Station, the official said. Francis was reportedly not at home when the fire started around 2 ...

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BREAKING NEWS: House and boat fires

Authorities have confirmed boat and house fires in separate incidents. A dwelling house is reportedly on fire at Shapine Estate in Anse La Raye. Emergency services received the call at 2:09 p.m. The boat fire was reported around the same time in Marigot. Reports are that the fire is in the engine compartment of the boat. There are no immediate reports ...

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Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos)

Five persons were injured in a motor vehicle in Praslin this morning (May 31, 2017), according to officials and eyewitnesses. The accident occurred around 7:50 a.m. and involved a Terios sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a car. The injured persons were transported by ambulance to St Jude’s Hospital. An eyewitness reported seeing “two badly damaged” vehicles and “people being cared for” in an ...

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Accident at Balata (photos)

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received report of an motor vehicle accident (see photos below story) in Balata, Castries around 7:00 this morning (May 31, 2017). According to an eyewitness, no one was injured but the accident caused a backup of traffic in the area. The eyewitness said the accident occurred at the “gap to go inside Morne Du Don”. ...

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UPDATE: Two accidents at Choc, less than two hours apart

Another accident involving a motorcycle occurred at Choc last evening. Reports are that a scooter collided with a pickup van after 10:30 p.m. near St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, shortly after another accident nearby at Top of the World. The victim, who was reportedly wearing a helmet, has been identified as 27-year-old Chester King of La Clery, Castries. He was transported to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident at Top of the World

A motorcyclist has been hospitalised following an accident at Top of the World, Choc this evening. According to reports, a vehicle collided with a motorcycle after 9 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to hospital via ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time. More details soon. (5)(10)

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Grand Riviere man injured in Goodlands accident

A resident of Grand Riviere, Gros Islet escaped with only minor injuries when his two-door Suzuki Escudo ran off the road and rolled down a hill in Goodlands, Castries on Sunday, May 28. The driver and sole occupant, Kendall Charmon, 29, sustained injuries to his right hand, according to officials. Charmon was trapped in the vehicle and had to be ...

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Elderly woman injured in Choc accident

A 76-year-old woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident at Choc this morning. The victim has been identified as Agnes Mathurin of Plateau. Reports are that a pickup van ran off the road around 7:23 a.m. Mathurin reportedly complained of body pains and was transported to hospital via ambulance. (0)(1)

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BREAKING NEWS: Horse killed, 7 injured in Roseau accident

A horse is dead and seven people injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Roseau, according to official and eyewitness reports. When they arrived, emergency personnel from Gros Islet and Castries discovered the four-door Mazda pickup (FAR1196) in a ditch on its right side and the animal on the road suffering from mulitple injuries, including a broken leg. ...

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Elderly man injured in Ravine Chabot accident

A 71-year-old man was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ravine Chabot, Castries this morning (May 21), an official said. Thomas St. Hill of Ravine Chabot was reportedly found near his pickup with head injuries when emergency personnel arrived, the official said. “The vehicle apparently overturned and rest on its side but bystanders put the vehicle upright and removed the driver ...

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Three injured in Bexon accidents

Two women and a man are nursing injuries as a result of two separate motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Bexon on Friday and Saturday, according to an official. The latest accident occurred around 4:58 a.m. on Saturday and involved two cars. The injured have been identified as 21-year-old Melisa Willie and 42-year-old Elizabeth Octave. Willie reportedly complained of head ...

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Six St. Lucians rescued by US Coast Guard

PRESS RELEASE – The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley rescued six St. Lucian men Monday from the overdue 20-foot boat, One Time, approximately 25 nautical miles off the western coast of Martinique. The rescued men reportedly departed Martinique at approximately 3 a.m. Monday and were returning to St. Lucia, when their boat ran out of gas and engine oil shortly after ...

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Assistance for Castries fire victim

PRESS RELEASE – The Junior Adventurers Kids Club of New Village has embarked on a philanthropic endeavor to assist a young lady who was a victim of a fire on Saturday 22nd April, 2017 . SEE: Family of four homeless after Castries fire We would be doing a raffle draw for a spa treatment compliments The Royal Spa at Royal St ...

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‘Eyeball’ reported missing

A 27-year-old resident of Marisule, Gros Islet has been reported missing. A relative said Vencly Eugene, better known as ‘Eyeball’ and ‘Baby’, was last seen on Saturday, May 13, 2017 on a blue and black kayack. He had reportedly gone fishing in the vicinity of Rat Island, off Choc Bay. His sister, Dianna Eugene, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that ...

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Accident in Dennery (photos)

At least two persons were injured in a motor vehicle accident in front the Fond D’or Park, Dennery this afternoon, May 11, an official has said. The incident involved a collision between a car (registration #3369) and a minibus (M355) after 4 p.m. Two children sustained minor injuries and were transported to Dennery Hospital by ambulance, the official said. (1)(2)

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No foul play in elderly Choiseul man’s death

The death of 70-year-old Morne Jacques resident Matthew Joseph has been ruled a suicide following the completion of a post mortem to determine the cause of death. Police said Joseph was found hanging by the neck from a tree by relatives on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Police were summoned to the death scene in a forested area of Morne Jacques, Choiseul ...

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Fire destroys house in Bisee

A mainly wooden structure and its contents were completely destroyed by fire at Bisee, Castries around noon today, May 11, an official has said. The dwelling house was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured, the official said. Two fire trucks from Castries responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire officials were reportedly ...

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UPDATED: Popular Laborie resident died of natural causes

A post mortem examination on the body of popular Laborie resident Darius Jn Baptiste aka Apricot, has revealed that he died of a stroke. Jn Baptiste, 50, was a beloved fisherman and painter in the community. Fellow workers found his lifeless and nude body, face down, at the back of his residence on the evening of Monday, May 8. It ...

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