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“His chances improve with every hour he lives right now” – says relative of Grass Street shooting victim

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Popular Grass Street resident Claudy Lubin, better known by his alias ‘Simon Peter’, is reported to be in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital after he was shot in a drive-by on Saturday afternoon (June 24, 207) in Castries city, according to a relative. Lubin, who is a few weeks away from his 28th birthday, sustained two ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in Castries city

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A barrage of gunshots interrupted Chaussee Road, Castries around 3 p.m. today,  June 24, 2017. A few seconds later a man was picked up from the vicinity of Grass Street in a private vehicle and rushed to hospital. A law enforcement source said according to preliminary information received, the emergency officials were told that a male victim was shot in ...

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UPDATE: Grand Riviere shooting victim in critical condition

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The victim of last evening’s shooting in White Rock, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet is still in critical condition at hospital, according to law enforcement sources. The victim, 43-year-old Kimell Alexander, sustained two gunshot wounds to the head and one to the leg after 10 p.m. near a gym in the area, sources say. He was transported to Victoria Hospital via ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot multiple times in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet

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A male is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in White Rock, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet around 10:00 tonight, Friday, June 23, 2017. The victim was still breathing when the ambulance left with him, according to an eyewitness. A dimly-lit video obtained by our newsroom shows the victim on the road surrounded by several persons. “[The] shooting [I] believe ...

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Police launch 5th school sports festival

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The 2017 police school sports festival has been declared open and officials believe that the initiative, which fuses a relationship between the youth and police, will foster discipline, team spirit, and combat idleness and violence among the youth. The Community Relations Branch of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is organising their fifth edition of the event. Police say ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Car and shoes stolen in armed robbery at Vigie recovered

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A Mitsubishi Lancer that was stolen during an armed robbery on Wednesday evening has been recovered – hours after the car’s stolen notice was advertised on social media including St. Lucia News Online’s Facebook page. The car was found – intact – close to midnight near the Upton Gardens Girls’ Centre on Cedars Road, Castries, but with the licence plates ...

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Two in custody assisting police with latest homicide

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Two persons are currently in police custody “assisting” the lawmen with the death of Ike Ephraim whose bloody body was discovered in a drain Caye Mange, Gros Islet early this morning by a passerby, according to law enforcement sources. According to sources, police are investigating allegations that an intoxicated Ephraim was severely beaten after allegedly getting into trouble at a business ...

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BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucian arrested after drug bust on cruise ship

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A St. Lucian is among three Caribbean men arrested in Belize on Tuesday, June 13 in connection with a drug bust on a cruise ship, according to media reports. The St. Lucian has been identified as Jamal Nathus Celise. He was arrested along with two nationals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Derson Frank and Renaldo Kerron Roberts. The trio were aboard ...

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“Put away the guns” national security minister advises

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National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has called on individuals who may be thinking of settling conflict through the use of firearms to put away their guns and consider more amicable ways of dealing with their concerns. Francis was speaking on the heels of the police’s recovery of four firearms last week – among them was a Mac 11 gun, confiscated from ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Latest homicide victim identified

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The dead body discovered in a drain in Caye Mange, Gros Islet this morning has been identified as that of Ike Ephraim of Gros Islet, according to law enforcement sources. According to the deceased’s Facebook profile, he is 27, lives in Gros Islet and is from Reduit, Gros Islet. Messages of condolences for Ephraim have been pouring in on social ...

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Prime Minister Chastanet comments on crime situation: “We have to start with the judicial system”

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With the number of homicides for the year already at 28, just three less than the total number of murders for 2016, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said that his administration is taking a multi-faceted approach to addressing the crime situation in Saint Lucia. He said that improvements in the judicial system to boost crimefighting abilities, building relationships with churches ...

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Man accused of stealing from Rambally’s Funeral Parlour

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A man accused of stealing from the Rambally’s Funeral Parlour’s Castries branch this morning (June 20, 2017) was arrested by the police, according to Parlour officials. A video has surfaced on social media showing the man being tied  up. According to company officials, around 8:30 a.m. two male employees, who were located upstairs the funeral parlour at the time, noticed the ...

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Violent fight in Castries captured on video (see video)

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A one-minute video of two men fighting in the city of Castries has surfaced on social media. In the video one of the men is armed with a knife as he made stabbing motions towards the other man. The incident reportedly occurred in the market area off Jeremie Street last Friday, around 6 p.m., but St. Lucia News Online (SNO) ...

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PWA and SLP meet to discuss issues

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The crime situation in Saint Lucia, police promotions policy and the IMPACS report are among points of discussion held between the Police Welfare Association (PWA) and the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) as they gathered at a recent meeting. PWA chairman Travis Chicot said that the association is taking the lead to meet at various levels with a number of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Bois d’Orange

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A male motorcyclist was shot in the arm in Bois d’Orange, Gros Islet this morning, June 20, 2017, according to eyewitnesses. The shooting occurred near the gas station after 6 a.m. Reports are that the motorcyclist, Dwight Barthelmy, 22, a resident of Piat, Grand Riviere, was driving his bike when occupant (s) from a car opened fire on him. A ...

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UPDATED: Vieux-Fort home invasion leaves one injured

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Police are investigating an alleged home invasion in Pierrot, Vieux-Fort on Friday, June 16, 2017 that resulted in the assault of at least one person. The one-hour ordeal reportedly started around 11 p.m. when six males – without masks – demanded that the occupants let them inside the house. The intruders reportedly began breaking windows and doors when their demand was ...

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Stacy Raymond is back home, vows not to sleep out again

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A 13-year-old female student from La Ressource, Dennery who failed to return home on Friday, June 16, turned herself into the Richfond Police Station this morning and is now back at home, her mother told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). The teen, Stacy Raymond, left in her Grande Riviere Secondary School uniform on Friday morning, but never ended up at the ...

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13-yo girl suspected to be in the company of “known delinquent”, drinking and smoking at man’s house

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Thirteen-year-old Stacy Raymond of La Ressource, Dennery has not returned home since she left in her Grande Riviere Secondary School uniform on Friday morning (June 16). Catherine Raymond said she understands that her daughter is in the company of a 17-year-old girl, who she heard may be up to no good. According to Raymond, she knows the name of her daughter’s ...

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UPDATED: Teen charged for possession of firearm and ammunition

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A teen who was arrested this week for the possession of a sub-machine gun has been charged. Police said Kerlan Leon, 18, of Gros Islet was charged yesterday (June 15) for the possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition. He was arrested for the possession of a Mac-11 firearm and ammunition during a routine police patrol on Chapel Street, Gros ...

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Man convicted for homicide arrested for rape in Choiseul

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A man who was convicted of a homicide is in police custody in connection with the alleged rape of a 22-year-old woman in Choiseul on Monday morning, according to sources. The suspect was imprisoned for fatally stabbing a man several years ago, sources say. It is alleged that the ex-convict dragged the young woman into bushes and sexually assaulted her. She ...

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PRESS RELEASE: What is government’s response to persistent sexual violence against women and children?

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Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc is saddened by the persistent and frequent reports of rape and sexual violence against women and girls. We wish to enquire and understand the Government of Saint Lucia’s policy position on this very distressing issue. In light of a resurgence of sexual violence against women and children we wish to get clarification from Hon. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: 7-year-old and 22-year-old females reportedly raped in Dennery and Choiseul

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Police are investigating two separate reports of rape involving a seven-year-old and a 22-year-old. Police said a seven-year-old was raped in Gadette, Dennery on Tuesday, but provided no further info. The incident involving the 22-year-old reportedly occurred in Choiseul on Monday morning. Reports are that the victim was dragged into bushes by the suspect, who began to sexually assault. She ...

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Passenger from St. Lucia busted at JFK with wheelchair filled with cocaine

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She’s wheely in trouble now. U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested a 33-year-old woman who was rolling around Kennedy Airport with a motorized wheelchair filled with cocaine, officials said Tuesday. Yoncela Stanley had just landed in the U.S. on a JetBlue flight from St. Lucia on Sunday when Customs and Border Protection officers noticed something was wrong ...

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Three arrested as Castries court closed after break-in

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Three males have been arrested in connection with a break-in at the Castries, First District Court this morning (June 13, 2017), according to law enforcement sources. Reports are that the culprits were arrested inside the administrative area of the court house. The incident occurred after 5 a.m. Nothing was stolen, but according to the sources, the doors and air condition ...

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UPDATE: One of two missing French nationals who had reportedly set sail for St. Lucia found alive

From left: Christophe ‘Bato’ Quimper and Ismael ‘Ti Costo’ Nemorin.

Reports coming out of the neighbouring Martinique are that one of its two nationals who went missing after they set sail 24 days ago for Saint Lucia from Martinique, has been found – alive. However, there have been conflicting reports from media houses on the French island about the number of persons found on the boat. According to France-Antilles, the vessel ...

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PRESS RELEASE: No arrests in latest homicide

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a twenty-seven (27) year old resident of Corinth, Gros Islet, namely Seasme Cherry also known as “Shem Cherry” and “Snake Oil”. The Gros Islet Police Station received a report of a possible homicide, about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Piat, Grande Riviere, Gros Islet. Seame Cherry, who was ...

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UPDATE: Renee family planning to offer reward; trio released from custody

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Three persons who were held in police custody this week in connection with the disappearance of Laborie native David Renee have been released, however the Renee family are not giving hope in solving this case. Relatives told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Saturday that they are contemplating offering a monetary reward for information leading to the discovery of their ...

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Homicide victim survived previous shooting; was a good father, planning to change his ways, says relatives

'Shem' Cherry was a good father and was changing his ways, according to relatives and friends.

The island’s latest homicide victim, 27-year-old Seame ‘Chem’ Cherry, aka Snake Oil, of Corinth, Gros Islet, survived a previous shooting and may have been attempting to change his life, relatives have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Cherry, a father of three children and with a fourth reportedly on the way, was shot four times in Piat, Grand Riviere, Gros ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Corinth resident fatally shot in Grand Riviere

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A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in Piat, Grand Riviere in Gros Islet early this morning, relatives and law enforcement sources have confirmed. The victim has been identified as Shem Cherry, aka ‘Snake Oil’, a resident of Corinth, Gros Islet. Relatives and law enforcement sources told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Cherry sustained four gunshot wounds. A law enforcement ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Gros Islet

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A man has been critically injured as a result of a shooting that occurred around 2:00 this morning, June 10, 2017 in Piat, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet. Reports are that the victim, who is believed to be in his 20’s, was rushed to hospital via ambulance. A reliable source said the victim showed no “vital signs” when he was picked up ...

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Man stabbed in Coolie Town

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One man is nursing a stab wound following an incident that occurred in Coolie Town on Friday (June 9, 2017) after 9 p.m. The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Starry Hutchinson of Sarrot. Hutchinson reportedly sustained a stab wound to the left side of his waist and was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing was ...

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Bocage man missing since May may have gotten himself in deadly trouble

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Relatives believe 22-year-old Bocage, Castries resident Richie James, who has been missing since May 2017, was involved in suspicious activities. In an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online (SNO), the missing man’s mother, who preferred anonymity, said she last saw her son in mid-April 2017, but she last heard from him on May 18 when he sent her a ...

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BREAKING NEWS: New development in David Renee disappearance

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Three persons have been taken in police custody in connection with the disappearance of father of two David Renee, who has been missing since Jan. 4, 2017, according to relatives and law enforcement sources. Renee, originally from Banse La Grace, Laborie but was living at Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort at the time of his disappearance, would have celebrated his 47th ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in custody in connection with Gros Islet road fatality

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A male suspect is in police custody in connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident at Gros Islet yesterday (June 7, 2017), according to law enforcement officials. The victim, identified as former police officer Joseph Altidore, aka ‘Mr. Cyril’ and ‘Alty’, died at Victoria Hospital. The suspect, who is reportedly from Monier, Gros Islet, was arrested yesterday. The accident occurred around ...

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Man arrested for “gruesome” chopping in Vieux Fort

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One man is in stable condition at hospital and another in police custody following a “gruesome” chopping incident in Augier, Vieux Fort yesterday evening (June 7, 2017), police and relatives of the victim have said. The victim, 42-year-old Marshall Mellius, who resides at Tete Morne, Choiseul and does landscaping work at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in Soufrière, sustained multiple lacerations ...

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Suspect accused of wounding “disabled” young man released; victim’s caretaker seeks public’s help

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The male who was held in connection with the wounding of a “disabled” young man has been released from police custody without charge, according to law enforcement sources. Despite the suspect’s release, investigations continue, sources say. The victim, who has speech impairment, was wounded after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the William Peter Boulevard in Castries, and ...

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UPDATE: Lifeless body discovered in Massade identified

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The lifeless body of a man has been discovered in a house in Massade, Gros Islet, according to law enforcement sources. Reports are that the decomposing body of 54-year-old Frank Paul was discovered by a friend this afternoon. Paul was a chef at LeSport Hotel in the north of the island. He was reportedly on vacation at the time of ...

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Two men injured during shooting in Castries

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Two men were treated at hospital for following a shooting incident on Jeremie Street, Castries this evening, according to reports. The victims have been identified as Fernando Wilson, 37, of Sunbilt and Jamal Alfred, 24, of Union. They sustained wounds to their legs and were transported to hospital via ambulance. The injuries are reportedly not life-threatening. The shooting occurred after ...

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Still no sign of men who reportedly set sail for Saint Lucia

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Search and rescue operations have failed to find two Martinique men who reportedly went missing after they left the neighbouring island for Saint Lucia last month, according to reports. Christophe Quimper, aka Bato, 43, and Ismael Nemorin, aka Ti Costo, 26, have not been heard from since May 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. They reportedly set sail for Saint Lucia on May ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bandits caught after breaking into Balata house!

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Two males have been arrested for  breaking into a house in Balata, Castries shortly after midday today (June 2, 2017). According to the home owner, who preferred anonymity, she was on a Whatsapp goup chat for the neighbourhood watch when she found out about the break-in. This news prompted the homeowner to leave work immediately and head home where she ...

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St. Lucian man granted 7-day visit but overstays for 15 years

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Authorities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have nabbed a 65-year-old man who has been living in the territory illegally for nearly 15 years. St Lucia native Edgar Lucien has pleaded guilty to overstaying a landing permit. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards fined him $1,000 for the offence. “When the court looked at the mitigating factors such as your age, you ...

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Another St. Lucian video gone viral (see video)

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The audio, which contained indecent language, was removed from the video. Another St. Lucian video has gone viral, but this time it is not pornographic. The video shows a male, fully clothed, standing on a Castries city sidewalk in a pool of blood and bleeding profusely from the penis. He is surrounded by several people, including a female who declared ...

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Persons circulating porn videos are committing a crime

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Persons who have been sharing the most recent viral pornographic video face prosecution if caught, according to law enforcement sources. In the nine-minute video, which is being circulated via Whatsapp and Facebook, a woman, with her hands and feet tied, is having sex under the influence of drugs, with a numbe of males in her company. According to the legal source, persons ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Young suspects in Vieux Fort homicide released

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Six individuals, between the ages 12 and 17, who were held by police in connection with the death of 49-year-old Moses Clovis, aka The Mole, of Pierrot, Vieux Fort, have been released into the care of their parents, police said. The individuals were released around 4:30 p.m. today (May 31, 2017) on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, pending further ...

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Moses Clovis received a fatal blow

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A post mortem examination has revealed that the island’s 26th homicide victim, Moses Clovis aka ‘The Mole’, died as a result of a severe spinal cord injury after sustaining a blow to the back of the head/neck. Police said according to the results of the post mortem, which was conducted yesterday (May 30, 2017) by Dr. Heather Emmanuel, the 49-year-old resident of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bomb scare in Castries

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Some buildings on Bridge Street, Castries have been evacuated after a bomb threat was received by at least one business establishment. There are conflicting reports as to which business establishment received the threat. A law enforcement official said the Bank of Saint Lucia branch received the threat, while a news correspondent on the scene was told that the building housing the ...

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Viral video evokes mixed reaction

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Persons on social media are debating whether a woman in a local pornographic video was raped or not. In a nine-minute video obtained by St. Lucia News Online (SNO), the woman, with her hands and feet tied, has sex on a bed. A group of males were in the room. At the beginning of the video the woman said: “But that man ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Homicide in Pierrot

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty-nine (49) year old resident of Pierrot Vieux Fort, namely Moses Clovis also known as ‘The Mole’. Officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station received a report of a suspicious death, about 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Boriel Beach, Pierrot. The lifeless body of Moses Clovis ...

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BABY MURDER: Government supports Melissa Lambert (video)

Lambert (left) and Minister Belrose.

Minister for Local Government and Culture, Senator Fortuna Belrose, has described the murder of a nine-month-old girl in Marchand, Castries this week as “sad” and said the ministry is providing support to the baby’s mother, Melissa Lambert. Belrose said the ministry “empathises” with Lambert and her family over the baby’s “tragic death”. She said the ministry has been in touch ...

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SEX SCANDAL: SDA church says “don’t rush to judgment”

Pastor Roger Stephen made a statement on the sex scandal at a press conference on Friday.

In response to news this week that two of its pastors were arrested and charged for sexual offences, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church said on Friday that it will not condone sin or wrongdoing but appealed to the public not to rush to judgment. Executive Secretary of the Saint Lucia Mission of Seventh Day Adventists, Pastor Roger Stephen, made ...

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UPDATE: ‘Coco’ in critical condition following shooting in Babonneau

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A man is currently in critical condition following a shooting in Cacao, Babonneau this evening, law enforcement sources and residents have confirmed. According to sources, the victim, known as ‘Coco’, was reportedly shot while driving. As a result he crashed into a wall. He was picked up by ambulance in critical condition. Emergency services received the report at 8:45 p.m. More ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Royal St. Lucia Police Band turns 70

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Anniversaries are typically marked with reflection and expressions of immense gratitude. Whether celebrated in simplicity or in grand style, they provide an opportunity to show appreciation for achievements of the past while embracing promises and hopes of the future.  As the Royal Saint Lucia Police Band (RSLPB) marks 70 years of existence, one can expect festivities of extraordinary proportions as ...

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