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Crime/Police

Murder accused appears in court

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PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, April 27, 2017, thirty nine (39) year old Wayne Janvier of Trois Piton, Castries, was formally charged for causing the death of fifty nine (59) year old Leonard Felicien of the same address. Leonard Felicien, the victim of the island’s twenty-first homicide, succumbed to injuries sustained during a physical altercation, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. ...

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Night vigil to be held for Leo and Wayne

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PRESS RELEASE – Today as we mourn the lost of our love ones Leo, a man who will be quick to assist any one and Wayne who is currently in custody. We invite family members and love ones to come together and unite their faith in prayers at this night vigil which is schedule to take place on Friday 28th ...

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Man charged for Trois Piton homicide

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A 39-year-old man has been charged for the murder of 59-year-old Leonard Felicien. Police said Wayne Janvier of Trois Piton was charged today and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. Felicien was reportedly stabbed to death during a physical altercation, around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Trois Piton. This is the 21st homicide for 2017. (6)(2)

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Electronic monitoring and electronic crimes laws coming

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Government plans to enact “critical legislation” this year to strengthen the criminal justice system. Governor General Pearlette Louisy made the announcement during her Throne Speech on Tuesday. Among the legislation to be enacted are the Witness Protection (Special Measures) Bill, Electronic Monitoring Bill, Electronic Crimes Bill, and Child Justice Bill. Louisy said the Witness Protection (Special Measures) Bill seeks to ...

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Police Welfare Association general meeting

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PRESS RELEASE – The Police Welfare Association would like to inform all members of a general meeting to be held on Friday, May 5th 2017 at the Finance Administrative Center, Point Seraphine Castries at 10:00 a.m. At this meeting members shall have discussion on essential matters and shall also be appraised on recent Police Welfare Association activities. Members in the ...

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Shooting at Morne Du Don

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A man sustained a gunshot wound at Forgotten Boundary, Morne Du Don, Castries shortly after midnight, this morning, according to reliable sources. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Vernon Auguste. He reportedly sustained the wound to the groin area and was transported by ambulance to Victoria Hospital. The incident occurred around 1:06 a.m. Though emergency officials responded to the shooting, ...

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UPDATE: Two St. Lucians arrested and charged for drug bust at sea

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PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, April 22, 2017 about 9:45 p.m. a police operation about ten nautical miles (10NM) south west of Gros Piton (Soufriere) resulted in the arrest of two (2) Saint Lucian nationals on a local fishing canoe, named “Stranger”. During the operation which comprised of maritime and land assets, forty-seven (47) packages of cocaine weighing 3.22 kilograms ...

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Felicien bled to death – Post mortem report

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body of Leonard Felicien, a fifty nine (59) year old resident of Trois Piton, Castries, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a physical altercation, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The post mortem examination, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien, revealed that Leonard Felicien died as a result of exsanguination (extensive ...

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Stabbing victim in critical condition

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Police are investigating a stabbing incident in Roseau which has reportedly left the victim in critical condition. Reports are that a male was stabbed late last evening and was hospitalised. The incident occurred sometime after 9 p.m. More details soon. (0)(3)

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Man shot in Vieux Fort

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A man was hospitalised following a shooting in Vieux Fort town on Saturday night. The victim has been identified as France Theodore. Reports are that several shots were fired at Theodore by a known male and one of the shots caught him in the leg. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. on George Shine Drive. He was hospitalised in stable ...

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La Croix man stabbed in the city

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A man was hospitalised in stable condition following a stabbing incident on Darling Road, Castries on Sunday, law enforcement officials said. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Jonathan Henry of La Croix Maingot, Castries, officials said. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. near the Gros Islet bus terminal. Henry sustained lacerations to his right hand and back from a ...

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Homicide #21 at Trois Piton (photo update)

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a fifty nine (59) year old resident of Trois Piton, Castries, namely Leonard Felicien. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (C.I.D) received a report reference to a stabbing at Trois Piton, about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Leonard Felicien allegedly received a stab wound during ...

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UPDATE: Homicide victim identified

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Police are investigating the killing of a man in Trois Piton, Castries today (Saturday, April 22). The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Leonard Felicien, aka Leo, of Trois Piton. An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the victim was allegedly stabbed to death during an argument/altercation over money around 3 p.m. It is alleged that a broken bottle ...

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Bandit had a “good job”; court grants him $5,000 bail

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Twenty-five-year-old Reynolds Alfred who has been charged in connection with a foiled robbery in Babonneau allegedly told investigators that he was employed at one of the top resorts on the island, according to reliable sources. Sources say the Carielle, Castries resident told officers that he was employed as a chef at a hotel, sources say. Though it is not yet ...

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UPDATE: Beaten bandit appears in court (photos added)

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.A bandit who was disarmed and beaten by patrons of a shop in Girard, Babonneau last Sunday has been formally charged, police said. Police said 25-year-old Reynolds Alfred of Carielle, Castries was this morning charged with robbery and appeared in court Alfred was reportedly charged after an identification parade/procedure this morning, and eyewitnesses have finally given official statements to police ...

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High-powered gun found in Babonneau

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Police have recovered an “Uzi-type” sub-machine gun in Hill 20, Babonneau, according to reliable sources. Reports are that around 8:30 p.m. Thursday (April 20), off-duty police officers observed two suspicious males standing near the WASCO water plant at Hill 20 and began to approach. However, the two males ran, with one of them dropping a nylon bag that contained the ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected bandit in police custody

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Police said they have arrested the suspected bandit who was disarmed and beaten by patrons of a shop he allegedly attempted to rob at gunpoint on Sunday. The suspect is currently in police custody with his lawyer at the Babonneau Police Station, police said. He was arrested at his residence in Castries today. The suspect will likely remain in custody ...

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Dominicans return home undefeated after robbery in St. Lucia

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DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE – The Dominica National Under 16 Netball team returns undefeated following robbery upon arrival in Castries, Saint Lucia. In the Under 16 In the Under 16 tri-series which commenced on Saturday evening, Team Dominica defeated Saint Lucia in their 1st match 43 goals to 23. For Team Dominica, Celena Langlais shot 35 from 45 attempts with assistance ...

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Gun from foiled armed robbery was not handed over to police

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Police are hoping to find the gun that was allegedly used by a suspected bandit during an attempted robbery in Girard, Babonneau on Sunday morning. The suspected bandit, who was disarmed and beaten by patrons of the shop he allegedly attempted to rob in the wee hours of the morning, was discharged from Victoria Hospital Tuesday morning without being formally charged. ...

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UPDATED: Teen charged with aiding and abetting blackmail – Alexander

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Assistant Superindent Gregory Alexander of the Police Public Relations Department, who initially reported that 18-year-old Kershel Louis was charged with blackmail in the nude photo scandal involving a senator, said the charge is actually aiding and abetting blackmail. Alexander told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today that Louis, a resident of Cas En Bas, Gros Islet, was on Monday charged with ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected bandit not in police custody, not in hospital; witnesses not cooperating

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The suspected bandit, who was allegedly disarmed and beaten by patrons of a bar/shop during an attempted robbery in Girard, Cacao, Babonneau on Sunday morning, is no longer at Victoria Hospital and he is not in police custody either. Reports are that the suspect, who was brought to the hospital in serious condition but was later stabilised, was discharged from ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Female in connection with blackmail case, appears in court

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Police have formally charged a young woman in connection with the nude photos/blackmail scandal involving Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, according to Assistant Superindent Gregory Alexander of the Police Public Relations Department. Alexander said 18-year-old Kershel Louis of Cas En Bas, Gros Islet, who was arrested several days ago, was charged yesterday with aiding and abetting blackmail ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Two suspects sought in foiled robbery in Babonneau

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Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the foiled armed robbery at a bar/shop in Girard, Cacao, Babonneau early Sunday morning in which an alleged bandit was disarmed and beaten by residents, according to Assistant Superindent Gregory Alexander of the Police Public Relations Department. According to Alexander, the Babonneau Police Station was alerted about the incident around 1 a.m. on Sunday ...

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Dominican team robbed at gunpoint in Castries

The Dominican team defeated St. Lucia in spite of the disappointment.

Good Friday was not so good for the visiting Dominica netball team. They were allegedly robbed by a gunman shortly after arriving in St. Lucia late Friday afternoon. The incident occurred just after they had “dinner” at KFC in Castries and were returning to a guest house. Team Manager Fiona Vidal said: “We were walking less than two minutes from KFC ...

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Pregnant woman stabbed in Marchand

Nadia John sustained a stab wound to the chest.

Saint Lucia almost recorded another homicide. A pregnant woman was stabbed in the chest by a “known male” in Marchand, Castries early Sunday morning, April 16, according to relatives and official sources. Nadia John, 35, who is about six to seven month’s pregnant, is currently in serious but stable condition at Victoria Hospital. The mother of five was allegedly stabbed by ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Another arrested in connection with senator’s blackmail case

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Another individual has been arrested in connection with the nude photos/blackmail scandal involving Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Acting Police Commissioner of Police Milton Desir has confirmed. A young female has been arrested for blackmail, Desir said Saturday evening, but could not immediately provide additional details. In January, 18-year-old college student Curshaby Alexander of Beausejour, Gros Islet, was ...

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UPDATE: Pierre to return to court next month

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Leandra Pierre, the 34-year-old mother of three who was charged for killing her children’s father, appeared in a First District Court for the first time on Thursday, April 13. The 34-year-old was ordered remanded after she appeared for a bail hearing. She is scheduled to reappear in court on May 11, 2017. Pierre, a resident of Goodlands, Castries, was charged for non-capital murder ...

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UPDATE: Homicide at Goodlands, Castries

Cletus Edward is the 20th homicide victim. He was stabbed to death by his girlfriend.

PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body of Cletus Edward, a thirty nine (39) year old resident of Goodlands, Castries, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a domestic dispute, on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The post mortem examination, conducted by Dr. Heather Emmanuel, revealed that Cletus Edward died as a result of cardiac tamponade secondary ...

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Man shot in Gros Islet

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Reliable sources have confirmed the shooting of a 35-year-old man in Bella Rosa, Gros Islet last evening. Reports are that the victim turned up at the Gros Islet Fire Station complaining of feeling pain in his left lower. He was reportedly shot in his lower left leg around 11 p.m. by an “unknown shooter”. He was subsequently transported to Victoria Hospital via ...

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Stolen vehicle stripped and burnt (see photos)

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A white Mitsubishi Colt that was stolen from a residence in Bocage, Castries between Saturday night and Sunday morning has been found, but not in the condition the owner would have hoped. It was scrapped of most of its parts and burnt. The owner, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the remains of her vehicle were found on a farmland ...

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CYPAN: Call to action against rising cases of gender-based violence

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PRESS RELEASE – On the advent of yet another homicide which brings alarm to the an unprecedented number of homicides for the year so far to 20, the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network who advocates for Peace and countering violent extremism, is perturbed by the rising cases of Gender Based Violence. CYPAN, a youth-led initiative sanctioned through the commonwealth secretariat, ...

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National security minister to address crime concerns at Chamber meeting

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PRESS RELEASE – Crime and breakdown in Law and Order places significant increased burdens on the cost of doing business in a country. With increased crime, and lawlessness firms find it imperative to increase their spend on protecting the business and property. More security guards, burglar bars, loss prevention systems, security gates, increased lighting, security doors and locks, insurance costs ...

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Police investigating 20th homicide for 2017

Cletus Edward is the 20th homicide victim. He was stabbed to death by his girlfriend.

PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a thirty nine (39) year old resident of Goodlands, Castries, namely Cletus Edward. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (C.I.D) received a report reference to a stabbing at Goodlands, about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Cletus Edward allegedly received two stab wounds during a physical ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Woman stabs boyfriend to death

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A woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death at a residence in Goodlands around midday today. The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Cletus Edward who reportedly sustained the fatal wound to the left side of his chest during an argument with his girlfriend. He was transported to hospital via ambulance but succumbed to the injury. ...

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Shooting in Ciceron

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A man was reportedly shot in Ciceron, Castries early this morning, according to reports. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Joachim Henry. According to reports, Henry was shot in the thigh at a night club around 2 a.m. He reportedly made it to his home in Ciceron and called 911. He was transported to hospital via ambulance. No further ...

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USAID funds support networks in St. Lucia to reduce crime

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PRESS RELEASE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) program supports family networks, communities, service providers and government agencies to implement successful approaches to reduce crime and violence and increase opportunities for youth in St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Guyana. The program will use community crime and violence prevention ...

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Security Minister to address St. Lucian business community

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PRESS RELEASE – To discuss the Government’s Law Enforcement strategy and ongoing initiatives to bring crime under control, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security will address the St. Lucian Business Community for the first time at an Executive Luncheon on Wednesday April 12th 2017 from 12:30 p.m. at the Coco Palm Hotel. Come discuss ...

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Suspected suicide at Soufriere (police release)

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PRESS RELEASE – Police were summoned to the scene of a suspected suicide on Church Street, Soufriere, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Eustace Jean, a seventy three (73) year old resident of Church Street, Soufriere, was found at his residence, suspended from a rope by the neck. He was subsequently pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. A post mortem examination ...

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Police investigate stabbing incidents in Castries

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Three males were stabbed during three separate incidents on Saturday, April 1, police said. The first incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Darling Road, Castries. According to police, a male was stabbed in the head, abdomen and arm, and robbed of jewelry and money. The act was carried out by three males. In the second incident, five males attacked another ...

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St. Lucian beats deportation in Grenada (see video)

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A deportation application against a St. Lucian woman charged in connection with fraudulent activities in Grenada has been dismissed by that country’s court system, according to media reports. On Wednesday, a Grenada Magistrate’s Court ruled against deporting 22-year-old Kishael Conchon, who was arrested during a police operation on March 13, 2017, after a quantity of fake ATM cards, MoneyGram and Western Union ...

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Car stolen during armed robbery at Vigie beach

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A search is underway for a car that was taken during an armed robbery at Vigie beach, near the George Charles Airport, last evening, Friday, March 31. The owner, who prefers to remain anonymous, told St. Lucia News Online that around 9 p.m., he had just finished eating and was washing his hands outside his car when he saw two ...

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UPDATE: Security guard released from hospital

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A security guard who was robbed and beaten at one of the RG Group of Companies-owned concrete plants in Vieux Fort has been released from hospital, police said. He has been identified as Patrick Hippolyte, 64, of New Extension, Micoud. Hippolyte, who was unarmed, was reportedly attacked around 10 p.m. last evening by a gang of three unmasked individuals and ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected thief caught by citizens

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A man who is suspected of breaking into a house in Anse Ger, Desruisseaux early Sunday, March 26, is now in police custody after the would-be victims, with the help of neighbours, carried out a swift citizen’s arrest last night when he tried his luck a third time. Marciana James said the suspect turns out to be someone she knows ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Credit union robber appears in court

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One of two bandits who robbed the National Farmers and General Workers Credit Union in Bois d’Orange, Gros Islet on Friday has appeared in court, police has confirmed. Police said 39-year-old Ked Jean of Marc, Bexon was charged yesterday and taken to court today for robbery. He was remanded until his next court appearance, scheduled for tomorrow, police said. According to ...

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Jamaican Security Minister met with Hermangild Francis on issue of cyber crime

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JAMAICA OBSERVER – Minister of National Security, Robert Montague recently met with St Lucia’s Minister of National Security, Hermangild Francis and the executive of the Regional Security System as they discussed a number of issues concerning multilateral areas of cooperation in securing the cyber capacity of the region. The meetings, which took place at the Caribbean Stakeholders conference on Cyber ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Another bomb threat in Castries

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Police are investigating another bomb threat in the capital – the fourth in three days. The latest report is coming from the Old Brewery Building in Vide Boutielle that houses Monroe College, Servitec and Heineken/Windward Brewery, police said. The bomb technician was called about 11:20 a.m., police said. The highway has been blocked to all traffic. On Monday, police received three ...

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Men jailed in UK after travelling from St. Lucia with cocaine

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SURREY MIRROR – A security guard for a crown court in London and another man have been jailed after they were caught trying to bring nearly two kilos of cocaine through Gatwick Airport. Hugh Barrington Wilson, 60, and Orville Campbell, 50, arrived at the airport from St Lucia and had the class A drug, with a street value of more ...

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Police report on fatal accident at Escap, Micoud

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2017, about 4:00 p.m. at Escap, Micoud. The incident involved a minibus registration number M791, travelling in the direction of Castries, and a motorcycle (registration number which has not been confirmed), travelling towards Vieux Fort. Winston Trim, a fifty (50) year old ...

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Thief skilfully ransacks bedroom while mother and daughter at home

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A 46-year-old woman was asleep and her 28-year-old daughter was also home when a thief allegedly entered their house in Anse Ger/Desruisseaux early this morning, ransacked the mother’s bedroom and stole several items including cash. In an interview on Sunday, the mother, Marciana James, gave a detailed account of what occurred. She said after being unable to fall asleep for ...

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St. Lucia named among major money laundering countries in 2016

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St. Lucia is named among 88 “major money laundering countries” in a United States (US) report that was released recently. Seventeen other Caribbean countries are also named in the 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, an annual report by the US Department of State to Congress, prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. According to the Department, the report ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dead body found in Vieux Fort

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Police are investigating the discovery of the lifeless body of a man in Morne Cayenne, Vieux Fort this morning, March 26. The deceased is an elderly man identified by his alias, ‘Lollipop’. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that relatives became concerned when the deceased did not return home at the time expected yesterday and his phone rang out without ...

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UPDATE: Security guard disarmed as robbers made off with $50,000

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Two bandits, one armed with a gun, relieved a female security guard of her firearm before robbing about $50,000 in cash and cheques from the National Farmers and General Workers Credit Union in Bois d’Orange, Gros Islet around 12:30 p.m. today, according to reliable sources. No one was harmed. The bandits, who did not wear masks, made off with cash and ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Armed robbery in Bois d’Orange

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No one was injured in the armed robbery of a credit union in Bois d’Orange, Gros Islet that occurred around midday today, a company official said. Windy Moncherie, president of the National Farmers and General Workers Co-operative Credit Union Society Ltd., told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the robbery took place around 12:30 p.m. and involved two bandits. An undisclosed sum ...

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No vendetta against “paranoid” Isaac – Mayor’s office responds to accusations

Press and Communications Manager in the Office of the Mayor, Jason Hullingseed, said Vendors Association President Peter 'Ras Ipa' Isaac (inset photo) is not been targeted by the Office.

The Office of Mayor has been accused of recently sowing the seeds of a “malicious vendetta” against President of the St. Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ip,’ who has been charged with electricity theft following an investigation into the matter last month by the Castries Constituency Council (CCC). When confronted with Isaac’s accusations, Press and Communications ...

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PM Chastanet sends condolences to UK Gov’t following terrorist attack

Eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene after London terror attack.

PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet met with Resident British High Commissioner Steve McCready on March 23rd 2017 and offered condolences on behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia in relation to the recent attack at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Four persons reportedly died in the attack which took place in London on ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Ex-inmate, shot by BCF officer, had drugs and cell phones

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A former inmate, who was shot outside the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BC) today, was not only armed with a machete but had cell phones and marijuana in his possession, several law enforcement sources have reported. Reports are that around 12:45 p.m. the former inmate was spotted acting suspiciously and was approached by a correctional officer near the BCF farm. It is ...

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Shooting at Bordelais

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An individual was shot in or around the area of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) this afternoon, March 21, according to reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO). A police source confirmed that an individual sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg around 12:45 p.m., and was transported to the Dennery Hospital by ambulance, but could not provide further information. SNO has ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Medical students in Vieux Fort robbed

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Four students of a local medical school were this afternoon the victims of a car break-in at Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort. Three backpacks containing electronic equipment and classnotes were taken from their car. The driver of the car told St. Lucia News Online that around 5:15 p.m., he and three of his classmates arrived at the supermarket’s parking lot. About twelve minutes ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dennery farmer’s stolen vehicle found

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About 2:50 p.m. today (March 19) Rohan Wilfred got the news everyone has been hoping for: his father’s vehicle, stolen in an armed robbery last night, was found at the parking lot behind the government buildings on Barnard Hill, Castries. Rohan said based on information received, the security guard for the government building was doing a patrol when he noticed the ...

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