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Victory for Saint Lucia in Guadeloupe!

(SNO) – Team Saint Lucia emerged victorious in the fourth annual Trophée Monique Ribeaut women’s rugby sevens tournment in Gosier, Guadeloupe over the weekend, defeating hosts Good Luck for the second time this year. Last year, Good Luck defeated Saint Lucia to lift the Trophée Monique Ribeaut. This time around, the Lady Zandolis earned a 10-5 win over Good Luck, ...

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UPDATED: Senior citizen shot in Cul de Sac

(SNO) – Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Cul de Sac, Castries early Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, according to reports. The victim, Matthias Anderson, 66, sustained at least two gunshot wounds, to his arm and leg. The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Castries ambulance personnel responded and transported him to Victoria Hospital in stable condition. The ...

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UPDATED: Injured passenger in Mon Repos accident identified

(SNO) – Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident along the highway in Mon Repos, Micoud on Saturday evening that has left at least one person nursing injuries, according to law enforcement sources. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Merlisa Louisy, a resident of Anse Ger, Desruisseaux in Micoud, who was transported to St. Jude Hospital by ambulance. Her ...

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Man shot multiple times in Jetrine

(SNO) – Police are investigating the shooting of a young man in Jetrine, Saltibus on Thursday morning, June 7, according to reliable sources. The victim, Eve Etienne, who is originally from Pierrot in Vieux Fort, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and has since been admitted to hospital. According to sources, he sustained some eight gunshot wounds, including his back and lower ...

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French nationals arrested for George Charles Airport ‘bomb’ scare

(SNO)– Police have arrested two French nationals in connection with a ‘bomb’ scare at the George F.L. Charles Airport on Saturday, June 9, 2018 which resulted in the evacuation and temporary closure of the facility, according to reports. The incident occurred after 8 a.m. when the two people – a male and his female companion – repeatedly claimed that explosives ...

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UPDATE: Suspect in Babonneau shooting in police custody

(SNO) – The suspect in the shooting incident in Garrand, Babonneau has turned himself in to the Babonneau Police Station, according to law enforcement sources. The suspect, a male, is accused of shooting 32-year-old Larry Edward of Garrand, Babonneau in the leg with a homemade shotgun during a dispute, allegedly over a stolen item. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. ...

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Statement from Massy Stores (SLU) Ltd. on incident at La Clery Store

June 8, 2017 – Earlier this morning there was an incident at our La Clery Store between two groups of individuals, which resulted in some of the parties being hurt and taken to hospital. In the resulting melee two of our staff members suffered minor injuries and many were very traumatized. Given this unfortunate situation, the store had to be ...

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NWU to Labour Minister: St. Lucia workers continue to lose confidence in Ministry

June 08, 2018 Hon. Stephenson King Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Union Office Complex CASTRIES Dear Minister: The working people of Saint Lucia continue to lose confidence in the Ministry of Labour as they also did under the previous regime. The National Workers Union (NWU) still has many industrial matters before ...

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Soufriere man’s cause of death revealed

(SNO) – Police said on Friday that the post mortem (PM) examination on the body of 45-year-old Gregory Philip, a resident of New Development, Soufriere, was conducted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Dr. Wayne Felicien. The results of the PM revealed that Philip, also known as ‘Checkie’/’Chucky’, died of pulmonary haemorrhage secondary to neck fracture, police said. Philip’s death ...

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PwC officially re-opens its doors in St. Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – PwC’s return to St Lucia is a sign of the significant potential for growth in the Eastern Caribbean. Speaking at a cocktail event to announce the official re-opening of its St Lucia office, Frazer Lindsay, CEO, PwC in the Caribbean, said “We are very excited to be re-opening our doors in St Lucia. Being here, ...

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UPDATED: Teen injured in Choiseul accident

(SNO) – Police confirmed on Friday that a 17-year-old male resident of Mongouge, Choiseul was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ravineau, Choiseul on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The teen, Uricus Alphonse,, was riding a bicycle which collided with a car about 6:30 p.m. Police said the teen sustained injuries to his neck, left arm and foot, and was ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Two injured in chopping incident in La Clery supermarket

(SNO) – Police are investigating a chopping incident that occurred inside Massy Stores, La Clery, Castries Friday morning (June 8, 2018) that has left at least two people injured. Reports are that two young males armed with cutlasses attacked another male and a female companion around 9 a.m. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to sources, but ...

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St Lucia wins top CTO award

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – It’s official! Saint Lucia produced the best social media marketing campaign in the Caribbean in 2018! The recognition came at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) travel media awards gala dinner on June 7, 2018 in New York City, as part of Caribbean Week. The island received the award for Best Social Media campaign in the ...

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Department of Sustainable Development encourages positive action to prevent pollution for World Oceans Day 2018

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – This month, Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Oceans Day. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! For Saint Lucia, the ocean and coastal resources are ...

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UPDATE: Elderly Soufriere resident found

(SNO) – Cecil Abraham, an 86-year-old resident of Fond Benier, Soufriere, who was reported missing after he was last seen on Monday at 9 a.m., was found, relatives have confirmed. Abraham was found on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Vieux Fort town hall by fire and ambulance personnel and was transported to St. Judes for medical checkup. SNO is thankful ...

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Goats, weed eaters stolen from Beausejour Complex

(SNO) – Six goats and three weed eaters were recently stolen from the Beausejour Agriculture Complex in Vieux-Fort under mysterious circumstances. The goats, which were of a hybrid, were in a pen while the weed eaters were locked in a building which houses the complex stores. The goats cost over US$2,000 while the weed eaters are valued at $5,000 each. ...

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Forensic investigation concludes in Coolie Town deaths

  (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Director of Forensic Science Services at the Forensic Lab, Fernanda Henry revealed that the forensic investigation into the four suspicious deaths in Coolie Town has finally concluded. In March, the Ministry of Health stated that the four persons who died plus ten other persons from the Coolie Town area who presented at the Victoria Hospital ...

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Vieux Fort North MP elected to head of Caribbean Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste Parliamentary Representative for the constituency of Vieux Fort North has been elected to head the Caribbean Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development. His election to Chairman of the Regional Organization took place in Trinidad last weekend (June 1 and 2, 2018) during a meeting of Caribbean Parliamentarians including Ministers of Health, ...

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SLTA revamps specialist program

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has revamped its travel agent specialist program. The recently upgraded program is called “Saint Lucia Expert” or SLEx and is open to travel agents in North America and the UK. SLEx is an innovative online educational and loyalty programme designed to engage travel agents and serve as their central ...

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Carnival Queen Pageant goes royal!

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – After a most spectacular and dazzling sashing ceremony on April 18th, 2018 at the Landings Resort and Spa, it is no surprise that this year’s National Carnival Queen Pageant has gone Royal! And by that we mean the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa, arguably one of the most exquisitely modern resorts in Saint Lucia. ...

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Hypertension remains a concern

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – World Hypertension Day observance may have concluded, but the life-threatening effects of this epidemic continues. Hypertension continues to be a major concern for Health officials. Also known as high blood pressure, this non-communicable disease can lead to a host of problems if left untreated.District Medical Officer, Dr. Shana Cyr-Philbert said, people should monitor and pay ...

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Ministry of Agriculture to improve livestock development

(GIS) – A new policy and strategic plan is being developed for the livestock sub-sector in Saint Lucia. Stakeholders from within the livestock industry met recently to discuss a new focus for livestock development for the next ten to fifteen years. The discussions were spearheaded by the veterinary and livestock services division of the Department of Agriculture, with the assistance ...

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Police release: Fatal accident along Castries – Vieux Fort Highway

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Joel Parris, consequent to a vehicular accident, which occurred on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, about 5:50 p.m. along the Castries-Vieux Fort Highway, near Savannes Bay. Joel Parris, a thirty five (35) year old resident of Balata, Castries, was the driver of a white and grey omnibus ...

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Tourism Advisory Committee launched

(GIS) – The recently-launched Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC), is expected to set the tone and new vision for the local tourism industry, in a thrust to ensure that tourism development is in sync with national and socio-economic development. The TAC was launched on May 25, and established as a technical working group. Sanctioned by Cabinet Conclusion no. 138 of 2018, ...

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Mayor presents proclamation in honor of cancer survivors

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – As the island commemorated National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday June 3, 2018, the membership of Faces of Cancer St. Lucia along with cancer survivors gathered at Serenity Park in Castries to hear Mayor Peterson D. Francis read a proclamation for cancer survivors and all others affected by the disease. In his delivery, His Worship ...

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UPDATE: Deceased in Vieux Fort accident identified

(SNO) – A collision between a minibus and a trailer truck on the Castries-Vieux Fort Highway, near Savannes Bay has resulted in a fatality, according to reports. The accident occurred minutes before 6 p.m. Officials have confirmed that the driver of the minibus has died. He has been identified as Joel Parris, a resident of Balata, Babonneau. More details later. (135)(60)

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SLTA appoints new Director of Marketing Canada

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) announced, today, the appointment of Jeanette Faria as Director of Marketing, Canada. Faria, President of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the destination to Canadians. With almost 20 years of industry experience, Faria brings a wealth ...

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Canaries bridge boasts climate smart design

(GIS) – Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Albert Jn. Baptiste, has noted that new realities, such as climate change, new river dynamics, and a constrained economic environment, have dictated a change in the way bridges are designed. Mr. Jn. Baptiste made those comments during the recent official opening ceremony of the Canaries bridge. The ...

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Mayor calls for unity after Castries shooting

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has called for unity to eradicate criminality and for the relevant authorities to step up their efforts at tackling the root causes of violent crime in St. Lucia. The pronouncement by Mayor Francis comes after last week’s violent shootings in the city of Castries which left one ...

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Sammy to captain Toronto Nationals in Global T20

(SNO) – Former West Indies T20 captain Daren Sammy will be reunited with former West Indies coach Phil Simmons when the the inaugural Global T20 Canada kicks off in Toronto from June 28 to July 15. The two will spearhead a powerful Toronto Nationals unit, which will include Australia’s Steve Smith, West Indies allrounder Keiron Pollard, Saint Lucia and West ...

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Bay Gardens Resorts acquires fourth hotel in St. Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Bay Gardens Resorts has expanded its portfolio to four hotels on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, announcing the acquisition of the 35-room Palm Haven Hotel, said it would be renamed Bay Gardens Marina Haven. “The hotel is in an incredible location,” Destang reported. “It’s now ...

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Marilise Murphy is not all innocent: sources

(SNO) – Yesterday’s story about the assault on 50-year-old Marilise Murphy and her boyfriend Stephen Jn Louis by their neighbours in Balata, Babonneau has attracted a lot of sympathy for the couple from the general public, judging by the comments supporting them. However, there are a few bloggers who have come out in support of their attackers, sisters Leann Mitchell and ...

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Bodies of Vieux-Fort fishermen still in Puerto Rico

(SNO) – The bodies of the two Vieux-Fort fishermen who perished at sea a few months ago, and were found adrift off the coast of Puerto Rico, are still in that country. The situation has frustrated family members who say they have given up on the matter, as it relates to having the bodies returned to St. Lucia. “Too much red ...

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GiNet free WIFI service conducted an online testing operation in Castries

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Government Island-wide Network (GINet) Project, a joint-initiative between Saint Lucia and Taiwan, conducted an on-line testing operation to public in Castries on May 25, 2018 and attracted hundreds of local people to experienced free WIFI service. Taiwanese project manager, Karen Kuo, led her team to set up workstation at central market of Castries to ...

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Fuel prices in Saint Lucia increase

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – 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 (unleaded), diesel, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The retail price of kerosene remains unchanged. The price changes take effect ...

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Gros Islet resident man shot in Faux-A-Chaud

(SNO) – Castries was again the scene of a shooting incident. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 8:39 p.m., fire officials in Castries responded to a report of a shooting. They were directed to upper Bridge Street where they picked up an injured 37-year-old Kim Jules, a resident of Bois d’Orange, Gros Islet. Jules had sustained a gunshot wound to ...

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“I did not call the seaweed” – Minister Rigobert says she is trying her best with seaweed problem

(SNO) – Sustainable Development Minister and Micoud North MP, Dr. Gale Rigobert, believes the people have been too hard on her regarding the sargassum seaweed situation, saying that she has not only been actively seeking a solution, but noted that residents rarely attend public meetings to address the issue. “So I continue to apologize to my people,” she told reporters last ...

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Death in Soufriere puzzling some relatives and cops

(SNO) – Was Gregory Philip murdered or was his death accidental? At least one relative, who spoke with our newsroom, believe he was murdered. Details are sketchy surrounding the death of the man, many affectionately call ‘Checkie’. Police are investigating reports that Philip fell to his death from a balcony during a dispute in Soufriere on Saturday night, around 9 p.m. ...

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Three people in custody in connection with Mon Repos homicide

(SNO) – Three people – two males and a female – are in custody assisting police investigating the stabbing death of a young man in La Pointe, Mon Repos on Saturday evening, June 2, 2018, according to law enforcement sources. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Stephen James, aka ‘2pac’. Police responded to the report around 8 p.m. James ...

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Police investigating death of man in Soufriere

(SNO) – Just over an hour after responding to a stabbing in Mon Repos, police were called to another possible crime scene, in Soufriere. Police are investigating the death of Gregory Philip, aka ‘Checkie’. It is alleged that Philip fell from a balcony during an altercation. According to sources, police have not ruled out foul play as they investigate the ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigate homicide #14

(SNO) – A man, who was reportedly in critical condition as a result of a stabbing incident in La Pointe, Mon Repos on Saturday, June 2, 2018, has died, police officials have confirmed. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. The man, identified as Stephen James, aka ‘2pac’, sustained a stab wound to the neck allegedly during an argument with a ...

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UPDATE: Four injured in La Clery MVA

(SNO) – Four males sustained injuries during a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in La Clery, Castries on Saturday, June 2, 2018, according to reports. Reports are that a truck carrying speakers with four people on board, including the driver, overturned while going down a hill in the Active HIll area, just before midday. A source told our newsroom that brake ...

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Saint Lucian Charles-Fevrier, WCFC win 4th Trinidad Charity Shield

(SNO) – One of Saint Lucia’s premier football coaches, Stuart Charles-Fevrier, led W Connection FC to their fourth Trinidad and Tobago Charity Shield on Friday night, June 1, as the Savonetta Boys blanked defending TT Pro LEague champions North East Stars, 7-1, at the Ato Boldon Stadium. Returning from a stint in Central America, Saint Lucian fullback Kurt Frederick started the ...

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Praslin residents struggling with seaweed problem

(SNO) – The invasion of sargassum seaweed in Praslin, Micoud has created a myriad of problems in the community which have residents wondering what to do next. The washing of dead fishes ashore, the noxious smell of seaweed, and the discoloring of coins, jewelries and some household items, are some of the problems residents have been enduring for many months ...

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Accident in La Clery

(SNO) – At least one person sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident in La Clery, Castries on Saturday, June 2, 2018, according to reports. Reports are that a truck overturned, shortly before noon, in the Active Hill area. Photos obtained by our newsroom from an eyewitness shows ambulance personnel attending to a man near the overturned truck while a ...

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Victory for Sammy and City Blasters in Flow SPLT20 opener

(SNO) – The island’s most lucrative and high-profile cricket competition got off to a flying start with a tense, tight matchup on June 1, featuring a former West Indies captain, exciting young talents on both sides of the ball, smart tactics, and an enthusiastic crowd. Defending champions Avatar City Blasters, under the captaincy of Daren Sammy, got their 2018 Flow ...

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Ciceron man hospitalised after attack on Jeremie Street

(SNO) – A senior citizen residing in Ciceron, Castries was the victim of a vicious assault in Castries on Friday afternoon, June 1, 2018, according to law enforcement sources. Reports are that 60-year-old Paul Stephen was rushed to Victoria Hospital by Castries Fire Service personnel after an unknown assailant lashed him in his face with a “post” around 1:30 p.m. on ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Seven Saint Lucians set for Windwards U17 side

(SNO) – Saint Lucia’s three most recent West Indies youth selectees have been named to the Windward Islands age group team to contest the Regional Under-17 Tournament. Saint Lucia has a whopping seven players in the squad, according to a social media post by an executive member of the National Cricket Association. ​The tournament is scheduled to come off in ...

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PHOTO UPDATE: Minister shows gratitude to students for assistance in aftermath of Castries shooting

(SNO) – Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Hermangild Francis, on Friday, June 1 presented tokens of appreciation to medical students Samuel Walton of Bournemouth and Matthew Carter of Newcastle for providing first aid in the aftermath of the shooting incident on Peynier Street, Castries on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 that left one dead and four injured, including ...

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Five women charged for Castries fight appear in court (see videos)

(SNO) – Bail was granted to five women, including three sisters, charged in connection with a fight at Constitution Park in Castries on Monday, May 28, 2018, according to police. Charged for assault, unlawful fighting among other offences are sisters Anya, Remietta and Anita Henville, who are in their 20’s; and Crystal Callendar, 26, of La Toc, Castries, and Kerniele George, ...

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Minister honours promise to launch Tourism Advisory Committee

(SNO) – Tourism Minister Dominica Fedee has said the newly-created Tourism Advisory Committee is a “great opportunity” for stakeholders to get a better understanding of the tourism industry. Fedee made that remark during the launch of the Tourism Advisory Committee on May 25, at the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay. The minister had promised since his appointment as minister with responsibility ...

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Minister recognizes medical students for their assistance during Castries shooting, thanks public

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security the Honourable Hermangild Francis on Friday, June 1 took the opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in providing first aid in the aftermath of a very violent flare – up on Peynier Street, Castries on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The incident left one dead, and others suffering from ...

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Boy in critical condition following Marisule accident

(SNO) – Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Marisule, Gros Islet last evening, May 31, 2018, that left a boy with serious injuries. The victim has been identified as 11-year-old Garvin Henry. According to reports, he was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the road around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The medical condition of the ...

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Miss Mabouya Valley pageant set for this Saturday, June 2

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Five beautiful young ladies from the Mabouya Valley will be vying for the title of Miss Mabouya Valley 2018. This promises to be an exciting event as all communities are hyped up and ready to come support their contestant in full force. They are as follows: Timiqua Deterville – Miss Derniere Riviere Mijan Augustus- Miss ...

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VIDEO FEATURE: ‘Green Gold’ – Story of a Saint Lucian farmer’s faith in the banana industry

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Banana Industry in Saint Lucia was once the driving force of the economy. So much so, Saint Lucia’s national dish is Green Banana and Saltfish. Because of its abundance and availability, Green Banana was cheap and easily accessible. Green Banana is packed with nutrients and was a “go to” food for the underprivileged. Today Green ...

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As hurricane arrives, St. Lucians with plywood houses, tenants encouraged to get insurance

(SNO) – A prominent insurance official in Saint Lucia has made a special plea to owners of plywood houses to consider getting insurance as the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season arrives. Kirk Maraj, Saint Lucia branch manager for the Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Group of Companies (GTM), said people owning $20,000-houses can apply for insurance. The hurricane season officially begins Friday, June ...

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St. Lucia minibus drivers choose rebate over fare increase, but final decision rests with gov’t

(SNO) – In light of the increase in fuel prices and the removal of the government-assisted $12.75-cap, the question of whether minibus drivers should opt for a rebate or an increase in their bus fares has been decided. Following a meeting recently with the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) and its 28-member associations, the minibus drivers have decided to choose ...

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