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BREAKING NEWS: Young male stabbed to death in Micoud

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a young male in Micoud last evening, July 31, 2017. The deceased has been identified as Up The Line, Micoud resident Davidson Egarnes, also known as David, King and Kingman. A young male is reportedly in police custody assisting with the investigation, according to law enforcement officials. A woman, who said she is ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Groups and fixtures announced for SPLT2017

St Lucia T20 Premier League (SPLT20) is pleased to announce its groups and fixtures. With SRDF Soufriere Pitons in the same group (Group B) with their neighbors Choiseul Craftmasters, it is sure to be an entertaining group. The group also includes Johnson Charles’ Nagico South Castries Lions & Garey Mathurin’s Micoud Trailblazers. Group A’s Home team Shopbox Vieux Fort Sunrisers ...

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DID YOU KNOW? (Emancipation Facts)

Did you know in 1807 The Abolition of Slave Trade Act came into force? The act made the trade in slaves from Africa to the British colonies illegal. To combat illicit transportation following this act many of the British Colonies began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called “lawfully enslaved”. In 1819 the Office for the Registry of ...

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Micoud carnival was a blast

It was fun galore in Micoud yesterday when the community continued its carnival activities with the parade of the bands which will culminate this evening (Monday). Five bands, which comprised of revelers of all sizes and shapes, took part in the event which created quite a spectacle. Revelers had a rollicking time, braving the sweltering heat, jamming to the pulsating ...

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Fantasia says she could stay in Saint Lucia forever

R&B singer Fantasia is on anniversary vacation in St. Lucia with her husband Kendall Taylor – and she absolutely loves the island. Fantasia has been posting a number of Instagram photos of the island she has described as “paradise”. According to Fantasia, today, July 28 is her last day in Saint Lucia – but apparently she does not want to ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NWU and Ti Kaye Resort reach agreement

The Management of Ti Kaye Resort & Spa and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) met at the NWU’s Conference Room on Friday July 28, 2017. The parties discussed the industrial misunderstanding which affected the company’s operations. The union and the company agreed to return things to normalcy effective immediately and that going forward communication links between the entities ...

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Water halts business flow at two establishments in Vieux Fort

Two business houses in Vieux-Fort were partially flooded today (Friday, July 28) – but not because of rain. The Laborie Co-operative Credit Union (Vieux-Fort branch) was transformed into a shallow swimming pool this morning due to water leakage from a pipe-line in its loans department, located in the second floor of the building. The incident has resulted in the financial ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Medical school relocates from St. Lucia to Antigua

Another medical school is set to make Antigua its home from September. Atlantic University School of Medicine will commence classes from September 7th in Antigua. St. Lucia was previously the home for the school which has a student population of one hundred and twenty and expecting a larger enrollment for its January semester. The university will set up operations at ...

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GOOD NEWS: Adventure of the Seas returns to Port Castries

PRESS RELEASE – Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, is resuming its calls to Port Castries. Thanks to a successful dredging exercise undertaken by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), the 310 metre-long (1017.6 feet) Voyager Class vessel can again dock at Pointe Seraphine. Adventure of the Seas had previously been unable to dock ...

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CPL NEWS: McClenaghan and Ryder join St Lucia Stars

The St Lucia Stars have announced the replacements to their squad for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament which begins on August 4. New Zealander, Jesse Ryder, will replace South African batsman David Miller. Ryder is an attacking top order batsman and medium pace bowler who has played for New Zealand 88 times, including 22 T20 internationals. Fellow ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Farewell Aunty Flora Marie Cenac

“Behind every successful man is a good woman” may well be the most used of the adages but for more than five decades Flora Marie Cenac nee Jn. Baptiste epitomized this. And she did so with such quiet dignity that it was easy to overlook her immense contribution. A deeply religious woman of the Catholic faith from her early years, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Two Saint Lucians off to Barbados, Grenada in Sandals Internship Programme

Staying true to its commitment to enhancing Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism, Sandals Resorts continues to fortify the region’s human resource capital with internships and exchange programs that allow for scores of human assets to develop and explore. The latest in this undertaking was yet another appointment of two newly graduating hospitality professionals from the Sir. Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NWU writes to Ministry of the Public Service on end of 2013-2016 freeze

The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to the Ministry of the Public Service indicating that the freeze on industrial engagement implemented during the 2013-2016 period has come to an end. The union is requesting an appointment with the Ministry on the way forward as it relates to the interest of daily paid non-Establishment and Constituency Council workers who are ...

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Dominican and Vincentian appear in court in connection with drug bust

Two foreign nationals, who have been charged in connection with a drug bust at sea which netted 1,012 pounds of marijuana, appeard in the Dennery First District Court today. Alick Couriol of Bense, Dominica and Brian Mayers of Chateau Belair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines were each charged with possession of a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply. ...

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Fire destroys Cricket Association offices

An early-morning fire on Thursday, July 27 has destroyed the offices of the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) at the Mindoo Phillip Park in Marchand, Castries, according to reports. There were no reports of injuries. The Fire Service arrived to find the SLNCA offices engulfed in flames. The fire officers were able to extinguish the blaze and prevent further damage ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Police said Yves James died from traumatic brain injury

PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a thirty three (33) year old resident of Dennery namely, Yves Mitchel James. During a maritime operation on Saturday, July 22, 2017, about 1:00 a.m. approximately 2.1 nautical miles off the coast of Vieux Fort, a local fishing canoe identified as “Indeblue”, collided with the Marine Unit vessel. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Artistes continue to oppose cultural center relocation

Members of the Artistic and Cultural community in Saint Lucia are due to hold another meeting on Saturday 29th July 2017 as they continue to oppose the decision by the country’s Government to relocate the National Cultural Centre and the offices of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) from their current site at Barnard Hill in the City and replace them ...

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Scott Atkins is still alive, says sister

A relative of 18-year-old Scott Atkins, who is the focus of a series of viral torture videos, has dismissed rumours that the St. Lucian teen has been killed. One of the most recent videos making rounds on social media shows a young black man laying in a pool of blood on a road with severed hands, and another man pumping ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Sandals Grande General Manager Winston Anderson promoted

It is with great pleasure that Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Adam Stewart, CD, announce the promotion of another company stalwart. Mr. Winston Anderson, General Manager of Sandals Grande St. Lucian has been promoted to the position of Managing Director, Sandals Grande St. Lucian with oversight for all Saint Lucian resorts effective July ...

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Cash-strapped Blind Welfare Association gets help from Libya

This morning the Embassy of Libya in Saint Lucia made a donation to the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association. The donation was presented by Charge d’Affaires Mr. Hisham Tayeb to Executive Director of the Association Mr. Anthony Avril. Acting Prime Minister Honourable Lenard Montoute and Minister with responsibility for External Affairs Honourable Sarah Flood Beaubrun were on hand to offer ...

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“When it rains it pours” – Financially-strapped Blind Association reports break-in

Less than a week after announcing its possible closure due to serious financial problems, the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) has suffered a break-in at its headquarters in Sans Souci, Castries. Executive Director of the organisation Anthony Avril confirmed this on Monday to HTS News4orce.  Luckily, however, a preliminary assessment of the property had revealed that there were no ...

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Local police continues to investigate viral torture video involving St. Lucian

While acknowledging that an investigation is being conducted into a viral torture video involving a Desruisseaux, Micoud teen who is reportedly being held captive in Venezuela, local police have indicated that any recovery operation would have to involve the external affairs department. The video, which has been making rounds on social media, shows Scott Atkins, 18, being assaulted and threatened ...

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CSA awaits response from minister regarding RSL employees

The bargaining agent for staff at Radio Saint Lucia (RSL) the Civil Service Association (CSA) said it has yet to hear from government regarding the fate of employees ahead of the station’s month-end closure. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet had said during a budget presentation in May that the shutdown was imminent and is part of government’s move to reduce debt. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Fuel price adjustments

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 prices of gasoline (unleaded) and kerosene remain unchanged. The retail prices for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders and diesel have been changed. The price changes take effect from Monday, July 24, ...

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UPDATE: Young man in viral torture video identified

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

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St. Lucia has another shot at gold!

St. Lucia has another chance of mining more gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas. St. Lucia has advanced to the gold medal match today with Trinidad and Tobago in under-18 beach soccer, virtue of defeating Antigua and Barbuda 5-2 yesterday. Hakeem Harrow (2), Sebastien Ribot (1), Zaine Amedee (1) and Dillon Fannis (1) were St. Lucia’s goal ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dominican shot during drug bust in St. Lucian waters

A Dominican man was shot during a drug bust at sea Friday that saw police recovering about 900 pounds of marijuana from a vessel, according to sources. The victim has been identified as Alick Puyol, who sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was admitted to St. Jude Hospital in stable condition. Puyol and another man, identified as Brian ...

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PRESS RELEASE: “Julien at 15 has made history” – Saint Lucia gov’t congratulates Commonwealth Youth champ

The Government of Saint Lucia congratulates 15-year-old Julien Alfred who has won our island’s first Gold Medal and first Track medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas on Thursday July 20th 2017. Ms. Alfred was victorious in the girl’s under-18 100m dash and crossed the finish line in 11.56 seconds, where she triumphed over Australian Louise Riley, who ...

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Couple accuse local lawyer of deceiving them

A British couple who hired a local lawyer to register a piece of property which they bought in Monier, Gros Islet in 2006 are crying foul more than a decade later, as the land has still not been transferred to them. A frustrated Donald and Pamela Nelson clams that they contracted the services of the lawyer to deal with the ...

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New date and location for Wet Fete revealed!

Blueprint Entertainment Inc., organisers of the popular H20 Wet Fete, has just revealed the new location for the event: The Sab, Vigie Playing Field. The event will take place this Sunday, July 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. Wet Fete 2017 was initially slated to take place on July 16 at Beach Park, Sunny Acres, but it was postponed, because, ...

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Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association may close within three months due to financial constraints

After 45 years of existence, the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) has said that it may be forced to close down due to financial constraints. The SLBWA was established in 1972 by an act of parliament to provide education and vocational training, employment, and assist generally with the provision of social and other services for blind and visually-impaired people. ...

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Dr. Stephen King has no bad blood against the UWP government

The premature termination of a contract between Dr. Stephen King and the government has not seemed to dampen his willingness to work with the Ministry of Health and the United Workers Party administration, as long as it is in the best interest of the health sector. Dr. King signed a three-year contract with government in June 2016, under which he ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Thieves empty Vieux-Fort business: “They took…. flour, rice, sweets, fries, raw chicken..”

Thieves plundered a business house in Vieux-Fort last night and some people living in the vicinity are perplexed as to how no one heard any noise coming from the building during the incident. The incident has left its owner, Fitz Gerald Daniel, who made the discovery this morning (Thursday) frustrated and aggrieved. His restaurant, Shanz Restaurant and Bar, located on ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Counterfeit EC currency notes in circulation, ECCB advises

The public is advised to be on the alert for counterfeit EC Currency notes, particularly during this time of heightened regional festivities. Vigilance should be exercised when conducting cash transactions to ensure the authenticity of notes. Counterfeit notes do not have any value and it is a criminal offense to pass them on. If you encounter any suspicious looking note, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia named on top Caribbean islands list

Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations. Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share and rate their ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Elderly tourist dies in Saint Lucia

An elderly American tourist is suspected of drowning while snorkelling off the coast of Anse Chasanet in Soufriere on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports. The victim, 77-year-old Mary Jane Kamm, encountered difficulty while snorkelling around 2:30 p.m. She was taken to Soufriere Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after, according to sources. (8)(9)

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St. Lucian arrested in Florida after pointing gun and allegedly threatening to shoot friend

A St. Lucian-born man was charged earlier this month for pulling a firearm at his longtime friend at a barbeque in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., according to police statements. Larry Kenson Charlery, 28, was arrested and charged shortly after midnight on July 3 with aggravated assault with a firearm. According to arrest documents obtained by our newsroom, the complainant Francis Jean ...

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Building collapses in Soufriere (PHOTOS)

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

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UPDATE: Castries accident victim identified

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

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BREAKING NEWS: Woman critical after Castries accident

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

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident in Choiseul (PHOTOS)

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

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BREAKING NEWS: Firearm recovered by police may be linked to several homicides in Vieux-Fort

Vieux-Fort police say they strongly believe the .38 pistol which a resident of Westall Group, Vieux-Fort, had in his possession may be linked to several homicides which took place in the community over the past few years. Also discovered were seven rounds of ammunition. The incident occurred on Sunday at Westall Group, one of the troubled areas in Vieux-Fort. “We ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Storm no longer a threat to Saint Lucia

TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR SAINT LUCIA. TROPICAL STORM DON WEAKENS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD TOWARD THE WINDWARD ISLANDS. AT 11:00 AM TODAY THE CENTRE OF TROPICAL STORM DON WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.5 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 58.0 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 231 MILES OR 428 KILOMETRES EAST SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LUCIA. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO ...

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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Dangerous’ St. Lucian escapes from Guadeloupe prison

A St. Lucian man, who was sentenced to life imprisonment last year for murder by cutlass and extortion, is among two inmates who have escaped from the Baie-Mahault Penitentiary Center in Guadeloupe, according to media reports. The escapees have been identified as 31-year-old Henry Reagan, also known as ‘Zero’ or Paul Henry, of St. Lucia, and Peters Orvel, a 32-year-old native of ...

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The Mighty Pep wins Calypso Monarch crown

The Mighty Pep has been crowned the Calypso Monarch of St. Lucia. His songs, ‘Why I Die’ and, ‘Fraid the Doctor’, were the judges top picks after two rounds of competition. Solange placed second, Morgie third, and Nintus and Herb Black shared fourth spot. Pep was winning the Monarch title for the 8th time. (30)(11)

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Rapper T.I. and Tiny vacationing in St. Lucia

American rapper and actor Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., professionally known as T.I. and Tip, has arrived in St. Lucia to join his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, according to a celebrity/gossip news site. The artiste was seen at the Hewanorra International Airport this afternoon, according to several residents who contacted our newsroom. “He had an Escalade waiting right up front. He tried to ...

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House destroyed by fire

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

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Gruesome chopping incident in Vieux Fort

A young man is in critical but stable condition at St. Jude Hospital following an attack in Cantonement, Vieux Fort earlier this week, according law enforcement sources. The victim, Nerius Batchoo, 21, of Black Bay, Augier sustained chop wounds to his head and legs. According to reports, the chop to the head split his skull and has resulted in bleeding ...

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Video footage shows aftermath of Grand Riviere shooting

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) has received exclusive video footage of the aftermath of a shooting that occurred in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet at mid-afternoon Friday, July 14. The victim, Elijah Breedy, also known as ‘Eli’, of Ravine Macock, Monchy, was shot in the vicinity of a bar.  He reportedly sustained about three shots. The 34-second video shows several persons ...

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H20 Wet Fete postponed

Blueprint Entertainment Inc. is disappointed to announce that H20 Wet Fete, previously scheduled for the 16th of July 2017 at Beach Park, Sunny Acres, has been postponed. At the time of this release, we have not been issued an official document stating the reason (s) why the event has not been granted approval. We plan to announce the new date ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet

A male was shot in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet this afternoon, according to law enforcement sources. The victim reportedly sustained three shots. His condition is unknown at this time. The incident occurred between 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. near a popular bar and caused a pile-up of traffic in the area. This is the second reported shooting for the day. Around ...

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UPDATE: Rodney Bay shooting victim identified

A man is in stable condition after being shot in Reduit, Gros Islet Friday afternoon, according to law enforcement sources. The victim has been identified as medical doctor Michael Nelson, who is in his 40’s. He was reportedly shot in the buttocks region during a robbery, sources said. He was transported via ambulance to Victoria Hospital in stable condition. The ...

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