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Sammy set for GT20 return with Brampton Wolves

In 2018, former West Indies captain Daren Sammy led the Toronto Nationals in Canada’s Global T20 (GT20) cricket league. Unfortunately, the Nationals ended bottom of the six-team league, with just two wins from six games. Sammy is back for the 2019 edition, which will begin at the end of July. And this time, he will turn out for a new ...

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NWU, NHC settle industrial impasse

(PRESS RELEASE) — The management of Saint Lucia National Housing Corporation and the National Workers Union (NWU) have settled their industrial impasse. The following is the Accord: The two workers who had their positions made redundant would be reinstated. Letters will be sent to both workers. The NWU would positively consider the establishment of a three-year agreement at the next round ...

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Barbados PM meets with missing couple’s families

(BARBADOS NATION) — Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley met today with members of the family of missing tourists Oscar Suarez and Magdelena Devil at Ilaro Court. The couple went missing last week Monday after renting a Jet Ski on a beach on Holetown. They were last seen on CCTV heading out to sea in a southerly direction. After extensive searches ...

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One in custody in connection with killing of Soufriere businessman

One individual has been detained as police continue to investigate the shooting of businessman Ison St. John in Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere. No further information was provided by the police press release other than “one individual is in police custody in relation to this incident”. According to police, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, about 1:45 a.m., officers attached to the ...

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One in custody in connection with Millet killing

Police have detained one individual in connection with the killing of a Millet resident, according to a police press release. Police said Camillus Emmanus, 40, of Tete Chemin, Millet was found with stab wounds about his body, at his residence, on Monday, July 1, 2019. Officers responded to the report at 7:10 a.m. Police said Emmanus was pronounced dead on ...

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National Carnival Queen Pageant three weeks away

(PRESS RELEASE) — After a spectacular sashing of the National Carnival Queen Contestants on May 19 and now three weeks away from the National Carnival Queen Pageant, eight beautiful and amazing ladies prepare to take the stage on July 5, 2019. The Ramp on Rodney Bay, an ideal venue, will give patrons an ambiance most suitable for this prestigious event. ...

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Ganga says Sandals support key for youth cricketers

(PRESS RELEASE) — The role of corporate support for young sports men and women is critical to their development, according to key cricket stakeholders, who were speaking at the recent awards ceremony for the 2019 Sandals Under-19 Cup which took place at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday June 15th. Former West Indies opener and now TV ...

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Saint Lucia win at last in OECS netball

Saint Lucia have found their level at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States / Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (OECS / ECCB) Netball Series. Tuesday at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica met in the early fixture. It was the matchup of the only two winless teams in the ...

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SLYOU Magazine hits the market!

(PRESS RELEASE) – Telling the Saint Lucian story in a more captivating, inspiring and informative way just got a whole lot better, thanks to the recent launch of SLYOU Magazine. The magazine, which was launched on Monday, June 17, 2019, on Vybe Radio station’s morning programme, “Real Talk”, features one of Vybe Radio’s brainchild, Keemal “Pringles” Griffith, on the front ...

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Expanded lineup set for Saint Lucia Roots & Soul

(PRESS RELEASE) – On Wednesday June 19, tickets will go on sale for the third annual Saint Lucia Roots & Soul. The festival slated for August 23 to 25, 2019 follows Carnival on the Saint Lucia Summer Festival’s calendar and forms part of the schedule of activities set to continue the celebration of the island’s 40th anniversary of independence. The ...

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Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets

(AFP) — Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century clinched a memorable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday. Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton. Bangladesh’s ...

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PM Chastanet attends OECS Assembly sitting in Antigua

(PRESS RELEASE) — Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet is currently attending the Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly at the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Today’s session will include statements on the occasion of its accession to the Revised Treaty of Basseterre by Guadeloupe and on the election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the ...

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Groovy and Power Soca Monarch preliminary artistes announced

(PRESS RELEASE) — On Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 3 p.m., the National Cultural Center Grounds will come alive as the predominant sound of Carnival, Groovy and Power Soca, takes its first stage of the competition. In 2018, the Groovy Monarch title was captured by Arthur, while Ricky T with Teddyson John, walked away with the Power Soca title. This year ...

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Fuel PRICE adjustments: cylinders ‘decreased’, kerosene ‘increased’, gasoline ‘unchanged’

(PRESS RELEASE) — The public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline remains unchanged. The retail price of diesel, kerosene and LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders has changed. The price changes take effect from Monday, June 17, ...

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Saint Lucia winless so far in OECS netball

Team Saint Lucia are in a parlous position after the second day of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States/Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (OECS/ECCB) International Netball Series, over at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Whilst Grenada have won their first two contests in this inaugural year of the competition, one of those two wins came ...

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Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary wins SLHTA Chefs in Schools Cook Off Championship title

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Inc would like to congratulate the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School on winning the Chefs in Schools Cook Off 2019. In second place was the St Joseph’s Convent team of Janaii Williams and Kurres Joseph, trained by Chef Nissa Paul of Windjammer landing Villa Beach Resort. And in third place was ...

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SPLT20: Choiseul cruise to cricket cup

The Choiseul Craft Masters have never been out of their depth in the Saint Lucia Premier League T20. They made the inaugural final in 2017, losing to Avatar City Blasters. They played unbeaten until the knockout rounds in 2018, when they lost to Daren Sammy’s side again. In 2019, Craft Masters were imperious in the preliminaries, depending heavily on runs ...

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Saint Lucia football wins again over TTO club opposition

Trinidad and Tobago-based defender Kurt Frederick remained consistent, and boosted his attacking reputation, by getting on the scoresheet for Team Saint Lucia in a second straight win over La Horquetta Rangers, a club in the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League. Saint Lucia won 2-1 again, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, 28-year-old Frederick and Under-23 player Alvinus ‘Pogba’ Myers scoring ...

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Dominicans put on notice as island records ‘volcanic earthquakes’

(CMC) — The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Saturday said that Dominica was being rattled by a series of shallow earthquakes, particularly in the south central area of the island and urged the population to remain vigilant. It said that the burst of “volcanic earthquakes” which began late on Friday night and is continuing had a magnitude of 3.1 to ...

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Team Saint Lucia set for OECS/ECCB International Netball

Netball Saint Lucia has put together a very intriguing squad to contest the first-ever Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) International Netball Series, sponsored by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The tournament, which will contribute to International Netball Federation rankings points for the teams involved, replaces the former OECS / ECCB Under-23 competition. The series is being held in ...

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Saint Lucia beats Rangers in football friendly

Saint Lucia got the Jamaal Shabazz era underway on Friday with a 2-1 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago club team, Horquetta Rangers. Shabazz, the Trinidad and Tobago national, has previously coached Guyana to their biggest leaps in the FIFA rankings, and has coached several Saint Lucians during his time in the managerial ranks of the Trinidad and Tobago Pro ...

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UK Navy ship in Caribbean to assist region this hurricane season

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay will pay a visit to Barbados from June 14-17, 2019 as part of the UK’s preparations to provide regional support this hurricane season. Equipped with heavy-duty vehicles, a Royal Navy Wild-Cat helicopter and personnel from 24 Commando Royal Engineers, RFA Mounts Bay officers and crew remain mindful that they could ...

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Sandals Resorts hailed as good corporate citizens by Jamaica’s minister of tourism

(PRESS RELEASE) – Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new heights, ensuring that the positive impact of tourism is reaching all corners of our communities. The Minister was speaking in New York City on Tuesday, June ...

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BREAKING NEWS: New golf course to open in Saint Lucia

A new golf course is expected to break ground in Saint Lucia within a matter of weeks, as one of the most recognised names in course development sets sights on the Helen of the West. Cabot Links, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned golf resort, is expanding to the Caribbean. It’s creating Cabot Saint Lucia on the northern tip of the island. The ...

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Saint Lucia’s Alfred Emmanuel up for NACAC treasurer

Five candidates are vying for the opportunity to head the North and Central American and Caribbean Athletics Confederation (NACAC) when that organisation holds its Congress in Mexico next month. Outgoing president Victor Lopez is retiring and will be replaced by one of Alain Jean Pierre (Haiti), Claudia Perez (Mexico), Warren Blake (Jamaica), Ephraim Serrette (Trinidad and Tobago), or Mike Sands ...

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Arthur Allain releases music video for St. Lucia Carnival 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) — With the St. Lucia Carnival season in full swing, five-time reigning Groovy Monarch of St. Lucia Arthur Allain releases yet another contribution for the Carnival season entitled “You”, which is accompanied by a vibrant and colorful music video, shot and directed by talented and upcoming videographer Benjamin Thomassin of Presh Productions.  (SEE VIDEO BELOW ARTICLE) The song ...

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No school today

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has granted permission to members of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union to attend a General Meeting Friday, June 14. As a result, there will be no school. (11)(4)

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Saint Lucia’s Elva makes German football move

Caniggia Elva enjoyed a successful 2018-2019 campaign with FC Würzburger Kickers in the third division of German football, despite struggles with injury. The Vieux Fort native hit four goals and provided two assists in just 17 matches. Weeks shy of his 23rd birthday, he was out of contract, however. The Kickers offered him an extension, but Elva, whose father is ...

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Hilaire: “We must know where the CIP money gone”

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Labour Party denounces the prime minister for misleading the parliament and the people of Saint Lucia on the use of CIP monies. The prime minister during the last sitting of parliament attempted to explain that the Budget Estimates for 2019/2020 contains projects which is identified as projects to be funded under the CIP. The ...

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Victoria Hospital receives 19 wheelchairs (+video)

(PRESS RELEASE) — The management of Victoria Hospital was recently presented with a donation of wheelchairs, thanks to the generosity of M&C Drugstore. The wheelchairs are expected to assist with transporting patients around the hospital. Officer in Charge/Medical Director of the Victoria hospital, Dr. Alisha Eugene, says her organization is very pleased with the timely donation and believes it will play ...

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Saint Lucian wins TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge

The final of the TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge was held on June 6 at the Domaine de la Pagerie in Martinique. President Alfred Marie-Jeanne awarded 19-year-old Saint Lucian Sophie Klein with the winning prize, a EUR 10,000 grant to develop her project “JOIE” which aims to transform the world of education by integrating virtual reality. The TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge ...

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Friendlies ahead for Saint Lucia men’s football

Saint Lucia’s men’s national football team will get a workout ahead of Nations League action later this year, and so will the men’s Under-23, preparing for Olympic qualifiers. The Saint Lucia Football Association Inc. has announced two friendlies at the SAB Playing Field against a team from the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League. La Horquetta Rangers, formerly St. Ann’s Rangers, ...

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Fresh and exciting carnival program “The Carnival Show” launches

(PRESS RELEASE) — For the second year running, a young and vibrant group of Saint Lucian media professionals known as the Social Invaders premiered their fresh and exciting webisode series, The Carnival Show [#TCS] on June 8, 2019. The Carnival Show, which debuted in the summer of 2018, takes viewers on a scintillating, high definition journey on Saint Lucia Carnival. ...

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Arnold Joseph and Botham Jean: two fatal police shootings, the uncanny paradox (commentary by Trevlyn Bonaparte)

Over the past three weeks, I cannot help but compare the tragic police shooting of 17-year-old Arnold Joseph to that of Botham Jean. Arnold was the Entrepot Secondary School student who was shot and killed by police on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, while 26-year-old Botham was killed by a police officer on September 6, 2018. Both shootings took place sometime ...

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Sandals staff member brings skill training programme to Dennery

(PRESS RELEASE) — The high unemployment rate and restlessness among young men and women in his Dennery community have always concerned Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa team member, Anius Regis, and when he saw the opportunity to help stem this problem, he grabbed it with both hands. Regis, known in his community as “Tiny”, wanted to help ...

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Saint Lucia’s Auguste to lead Windwards U17

Former West Indies youth wicketkeeper Ackeem Auguste is one of three Saint Lucians returning to the Windward Islands team for the 2019 Regional Under-17 Tournament. Saint Lucia has five players in the squad, down from seven in 2018, but still the biggest representation of any individual territory. 2018 captain Simeon Gerson, Dominic Auguste, West Indies Under-16 players Garvin Serieux Jr. ...

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Saint Lucian farm workers hit by new security restrictions in Canada

(CBS NEWS) — An Ottawa farmer who’s waited six weeks for seasonal labourers to come help plant his crops says new restrictions on foreign workers is threatening to ruin his business. For the past 25 years, Andy Terauds of Acorn Creek Garden Farm in Carp has relied on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) to bring pickers and planters from ...

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Vide Boutielle Highway; leg severed

A young male pedestrian whose leg was severed during a road accident on the Vide Boutielle Highway early Monday morning (June 10), has died, according to law enforcement sources. A law enforcement source said the victim’s name is Ted Leriche. The victim’s Facebook profile page has been receiving ‘RIP’ (rest in peace) messages since mid-morning. Two amateur videos showing the ...

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Saint Lucia, CDEMA review National Shutdown Policy

(GIS) — Saint Lucia’s National Shutdown Policy was last reviewed in 2011. The country is currently in the process of reviewing that policy document with the help of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The National Shutdown Policy speaks to the systematic closure of a country before the impact of a known hazard and the reactivation of that country ...

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Corinth Secondary School wins secondary schools calypso

(PRESS RELEASE) — It was another successful showing at the National Cultural Centre as students of nine secondary schools took to the stage to compete for the crown in the National Secondary Schools Calypso Competition on June 7, 2019. As with the primary schools, radio personality Scady Dot P entertained the students throughout the show. Walking away with the crown ...

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Saint Lucian nominated in top 50 EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list

The 2019 Yahoo Finance-supported EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list is out and a Saint Lucian is one of the 50 nominees. He is Jonathan “JC” Charlery, a senior software engineer at Bloomberg LP, and a past student of St. Mary’s College in Saint Lucia. EMpower’s website said the 50 nominees in the Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list are “inspirational people ...

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First LGBT pride celebration comes to Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia pride committee has launched a logo and theme in preparation for the country’s first ever public LGBT pride celebration. This marks a historic occasion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on Saint Lucia. The logo features a heart-shaped splash in rainbow colours and black, reflecting the diversity of our human family. A ...

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Saint Lucia nurses and government sign new collective agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Government Negotiating Team (GNT) and Saint Lucia Nurses Association (SLNA) have ended a lengthy period of negotiations with the signing of a new collective agreement covering two trienniums- 2016-2022. At the signing ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Finance Administrative Building, President of the SLNA Alisha Baptiste thanked the GNT for ...

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Final four set in U15 school cricket!

St Mary’s College, Choiseul Secondary, Soufriere Comprehensive, and Leon Hess Comprehensive are the teams still in the hunt for the 2019 Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Secondary Schools Under-15 40-Over Cricket Tournament. Five-fers for Aaron Joseph (SMC), Dornavan Philip (CCSS), and LEe John (LHCSS), and 50 for Shawnil Edward (LHCSS) were among the highlights, as the quarterfinals concluded on ...

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Castries mayor reiterates concern over improper disposal of fatty waste

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis, has renewed calls for the proper disposal of fatty waste. Mayor Francis, in highlighting the magnitude of the problem, explained that the improper disposal of fats clogs the drains within the city. “We need to continue encouraging businesses to assist in the reduction of pollution and flooding by ...

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Lions roar into semis, whilst Knights fall in SPL T20

Group B of the Saint Lucia Premier League T20 tournament concluded in unexpectedly dramatic fashion on Tuesday night. Not the game at the Philip Marcellin Grounds, though. That one went strictly according to plan. Vieux Fort North Raiders made a very sedate 124/5, Travis Gifford 45 runs off 41 balls, whilst Xavier Gabriel took 1-19 from his four overs, giving ...

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Prime Minister Chastanet sits on panel of CDB high-level discussion on vulnerability and resilience

(PRESS RELEASE) — Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet continues to lead the charge for the Caribbean when it comes to sustainable development and the impact of Climate Change. The prime minister will participate in a high-level panel discussion under the theme “Vulnerability to Resilience: You Choose” at the Caribbean Development Bank’s 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors. The ...

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Minister Stephenson King pledges government support for local bakers 

(PRESS RELEASE) — Minister in the Ministry for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, paid a visit to the Caribbean Grains Flour Mill on Friday, May 31, 2019,  accompanied by his staff in the Ministry of Labour including his Permanent Secretary Dr. Ambrose and Legal Consultant Ms. Mangal. The ministry officials met with the country’s sole flour milling company, ...

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Saint Lucia’s Dalton Polius goes for 50 in the Netherlands

Dalton Polius was part of a fine win for his Dutch club, Salland, as they defeated Bloemendaal by three runs in a one-day encounter. The match was played over the last weekend, with the Saint Lucian allrounder — who is also into his second coaching stint in the Netherlands — contributing a half-century. Batting first in the Hoofd Klasse H ...

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US-based Dennery native Anton Paul called to Saint Lucia’s national team camp

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (US). — Lackawanna College men’s soccer returner Anton Paul has been called into the preliminary Saint Lucia under-23 men’s national team training camp for the 2019 Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers. Paul’s selection gives the Falcons a total of four from the 2018 squad, two returners and two former players called into preliminary camps. He joins alums, Montell James and ...

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UPDATE: At least two injured in Vieux Fort accident (see videos)

At least two persons have sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident near the airport in Vieux Fort this afternoon, according to reports. Details are sketchy at this time, however, based on preliminary reports the accident involved at least two vehicles, a pickup van, and sports utility vehicle (SUV). The accident occurred directly opposite the Hewanorra International Airport around ...

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Rihanna is now the world’s richest female musician: Forbes

(AFP) — Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house — Rihanna has racked up a US$600 million fortune to become the world’s richest female musician, Forbes said Tuesday. The 31-year-old — born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados — has amassed wealth exceeding that of Madonna (US$570 million), Celine Dion ...

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