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Motor vehicle accident report

Two vehicles – a pickup truck and a car – were involve in a collision at the Deglos junction this evening, according to reports. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The accident occurred after 6 p.m. (1)(4)

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UPDATE: Lifeless body discovered in Massade identified

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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St. Lucia to host West Indies vs. Afghanistan ODI Series!

The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has named the Windies 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Afghanistan. The squad includes one uncapped player in this format – Roston Chase, the 25-year-old allrounder. He made his international debut last year and has so far played 10 Test matches with 728 runs, including three centuries. The ODI Series will ...

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PHOTO: Congratulations to our new doctors!

The first group of St. Lucian students from the College of Medicine at I-Shou University in Taiwan graduated today. Ambassador of Saint Lucia to Taiwan Hubert Emmanuel was present when the new doctors received their credentials. Among the graduates are Dr. Ashley Volney, Dr. Anaii Emmanuel, Dr. Sanchar Edmund, Dr. Marlon Ragunanan, Dr. Xana Boriel, Dr. Mark Melius Prince Mark, and ...

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Heat waves expected this rainy season, St. Lucians prepare!

St. Lucia and other Caribbean islands, especially those in the south, have been warned to prepare for heat waves as they will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season. That’s according to Dr. Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in his presentation “Caribbean Heat Outlooks: Research and product development” at the Caribbean Regional Climate ...

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Woman injured in Rodney Bay accident

A woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, near Karlione Court early this morning (June 4, 2017). The vehicle reportedly crashed into a pole around 3:50 a.m. The woman, who was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, reportedly sustained minor injuries and was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. St. Lucia Electricity ...

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Two men injured during shooting in Castries

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

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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St. Lucian wins Caribbean Employee of the Year; SLHTA wins Operations award

St. Lucia collected three awards, including Caribbean Employee of the Year, at the opening of the third annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in Miami, Florida on Friday night (June 2, 2017). O’Brian Forde of Jus’ Sail and a product of the Jus Sail Youth Programme emerged the top employee in ...

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WORLD: US now asks visa applicants for social media history

The Trump administration has approved plans to ask US visa applicants for details of their social media use. Consular officials can now ask for social media usernames going back five years via a new questionnaire. It also allows authorities to request email addresses, phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information. This can be requested when “more rigorous national security ...

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Jermain Defoe on improving with age, aspiring to be a coach and choosing a club for next season

It is a family affair at the Jermain Defoe Foundation football tournament in Romford. As they spend bank holiday Monday seeking to raise funds for their work in St Lucia, the entire clan is busy helping. There’s Jermain himself presenting the prizes to winning teams, posing for selfies, signing junior football shirts. There’s his cousin volunteering as tournament co-ordinator. And ...

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BREAKING NEWS: George Charles Secondary School to be closed

The Cul-de-Sac-based George Charles Secondary School (GCSS), named after St. Lucia’s first Chief Minister, Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles, will no longer exist as a secondary educational institution when a new school term opens in September 2017. Education officials have confirmed that the administration of GCSS will merge with the Jon Odlum Secondary School (formerly the Marigot Secondary School). It is not yet ...

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Proven profits from derisking… gets St Lucia bank at US$8m discount – Jamaica Gleaner

Details are now emerging that Proven Investments Limited bought the Bank of St Lucia International (BOSLIL) at a “bargain” price, or roughly two-thirds of its value. The valuation seemed to have been influenced by challenges faced by the St Lucia bank due to a loss of foreign correspondent banking relationships. Concurrently, Proven, which doubled its assets to US$632 million as ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bandits caught after breaking into Balata house!

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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Ciceron man’s living condition “worse than an animal”; residents call on MoH for help

Buckets overflowing with human faeces and urine. Heaps of garbage. This is the description of the living conditions of a man in Monkey Town, Ciceron, Castries. Residents have alleged that the man, whom they call Wayne Jean, is “mentally disturbed” and has been living there, in a wooden hut, for many years. They believe Jean is in his 40’s. One resident, Chris James, ...

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COMMENTARY BY MICHAEL CHASTANET: Timely responses – crucial

For years on end, the nature of politics here at home has continually disintegrated in terms of perception but more importantly, the world at large seems to be experiencing a similar malaise with little or no change on the horizon. On the other hand, it is sometimes said that things have to grow worse before getting better, but the big ...

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8 people injured in Roseau accident

An early-morning accident in Roseau today (June 2, 2017) has left eight persons with minor injuries, according to an official. Reports are that a minibus crashed into the side of a cliff around 2:52 a.m. The driver is alleged to have fallen asleep. The eight persons were transported to hospital with mainly pelvic and back pain, the official said. Gros ...

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Rigobert says Trump’s decision will affect the world’s “poorest and vulnerable”

Minister for Sustainable Development Dr. Gale Rigobert has said the withdrawl of the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement will affect the world’s “poorest and most vulnerable”. The Paris agreement commits the US and 187 other countries to keeping global temperatures rises “well below” 2C (3.6F) and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C. Only Syria and Nicaragua ...

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Hurricane season: Public urged to be vigilant

With the June 1 start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, residents are being asked to be vigilant to protect lives and property. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has highlighted the possibility of 11-17 named storms of which five to nine could become hurricanes – and two to four possibly major ones. NEMO Director Velda Joseph has said that ...

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UPDATE: Fire destroys house in Anse La Raye; boat fire reported in Marigot

Fire destroyed a dwelling house at Shapine Estate, Anse La Raye this afternoon, while in Marigot fire damaged a boat. According to an official, fire destroyed an 8×10-ft. wooden structure owned by Frederick Francis. The house is located opposite the Anse La Raye Police Station, the official said. Francis was reportedly not at home when the fire started around 2 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: PM to attend Investment Migration Forum

Saint Lucia will be well represented at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, Switzerland from June 5th to June 7th. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet will attend the event, after spending a few days in London, along with members of the Citizenship by Investment Unit. The event is the world’s premier independent forum on the subject of citizenship-by-investment and investor ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Sandals acquires Saint Lucia Golf Course

PRESS RELEASE – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is proud to announce it has acquired the magnificent Cap Estate 18-hole Championship Saint Lucia Golf Course, with a commitment to transform it into a world-class facility that can facilitate major international tournaments. Soon to be rebranded as the Sandals St. Lucia Golf and Country Club at Cap Estate, this new investment in ...

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BREAKING NEWS: House and boat fires

Authorities have confirmed boat and house fires in separate incidents. A dwelling house is reportedly on fire at Shapine Estate in Anse La Raye. Emergency services received the call at 2:09 p.m. The boat fire was reported around the same time in Marigot. Reports are that the fire is in the engine compartment of the boat. There are no immediate reports ...

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

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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PRESS RELEASE: NWU blasts security companies, accuses some of siphoning funds

The National Workers Union (NWU) is displeased with information reaching the organization that suggests that some security service companies on the island continue to siphon huge chunks of their contractual financial earnings from Saint Lucia to overseas headquarters. Some of the security service companies on island do not employ Saint Lucians who could form part of their administrative and accounting ...

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PRESS RELEASE: UWP appoints new PRO

The United Workers Party would like to announce Ms. Kernisha Chrisa Flavien as its new Public Relations Officer. Ms Flavien a resident of the Dennery North Constituency is well known with her involvement in youth and community work and a calypsonian under the Sobriquet Lady K. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies School of Continuing ...

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Employment opportunities lost from Walcott House closure – Richardson

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Grass Street Development Association Gowdin Richardson has expressed disappointment in the abrupt closure of the Walcott House and has said that he is worried that various employment opportunities will be lost if the closure is permanent. In a press release, the Saint Lucia National Trust announced that it would be closing the facility indefinitely, ...

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Fedee: National Tourism Council, village tourism among intiatives to boost tourism

Several initiatives are being undertaken to boost the country’s tourism product. One of the main initiatives is the establishment of a National Tourism Council (NTC) which will be geared at addressing issues that affect the sector. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said the council will bring about changes which are hoped to improve the industry. The NTC, according to him, will comprise ...

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Fellow artists “just don’t care” – St. Clair in response to Walcott House closure

Describing it as a “precarious situation”, writer, playwright and cultural activist Gandolph St. Clair has spoken against what he believes is a lack of unity among Saint Lucia’s artistic community. St. Clair spoke to media on Wednesday, lamenting the closure of the Walcott House – which took effect on May 31, 2017, as announced by the Saint Lucia National Trust. ...

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Another St. Lucian video gone viral (see video)

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

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

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

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

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

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: Names released for 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

The hurricane season for our region which covers the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico starts tomorrow, Thursday 01 June 2017. So far, this year we have had one off-season, short lived tropical storm, Arlene, which developed over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean on the twentieth of April. Predictions from the major hurricane season forecasting centers vary ...

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Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos)

Five persons were injured in a motor vehicle in Praslin this morning (May 31, 2017), according to officials and eyewitnesses. The accident occurred around 7:50 a.m. and involved a Terios sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a car. The injured persons were transported by ambulance to St Jude’s Hospital. An eyewitness reported seeing “two badly damaged” vehicles and “people being cared for” in an ...

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Accident at Balata (photos)

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received report of an motor vehicle accident (see photos below story) in Balata, Castries around 7:00 this morning (May 31, 2017). According to an eyewitness, no one was injured but the accident caused a backup of traffic in the area. The eyewitness said the accident occurred at the “gap to go inside Morne Du Don”. ...

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“Investing in St. Lucia gives me more opportunities and lower taxes” – CIP investor speaks

Andrew Henderson, an American investor and founder of the Nomad Capitalist, is one of several persons who have invested in St. Lucia’s Citizen by Investment Program  (CIP). Henderson, who is an American, sees CIP as the way forward for many countries as people worldwide travel more for work and business. “I think the world is going more nomadic.  People don’t ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Upton Gardens Girls Centre first to benefit from inaugural Prime Minister’s Independence Ball

The Upton Gardens Girls Centre is the first ever recipient of proceeds from the inaugural Prime Minister’s Independence Ball which was held on the eve of the island’s 38th Independence Anniversary celebrations this year. The Centre, established since 1980, provides quality day care rehabilitation services in a conducive environment to abused, disadvantaged and neglected young girls. At a brief handover ...

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UPDATE: Two accidents at Choc, less than two hours apart

Another accident involving a motorcycle occurred at Choc last evening. Reports are that a scooter collided with a pickup van after 10:30 p.m. near St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, shortly after another accident nearby at Top of the World. The victim, who was reportedly wearing a helmet, has been identified as 27-year-old Chester King of La Clery, Castries. He was transported to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident at Top of the World

A motorcyclist has been hospitalised following an accident at Top of the World, Choc this evening. According to reports, a vehicle collided with a motorcycle after 9 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to hospital via ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time. More details soon. (5)(10)

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Grand Riviere man injured in Goodlands accident

A resident of Grand Riviere, Gros Islet escaped with only minor injuries when his two-door Suzuki Escudo ran off the road and rolled down a hill in Goodlands, Castries on Sunday, May 28. The driver and sole occupant, Kendall Charmon, 29, sustained injuries to his right hand, according to officials. Charmon was trapped in the vehicle and had to be ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Joint statement by Invest Saint Lucia and CIU on statements made regarding applications

It has been brought to the attention of Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) and the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) that statements have been made regarding ongoing negotiations and applications before our offices. Our aim is to attract investment to Saint Lucia and to facilitate the continued development of our country. It has become increasingly concerning that there are ongoing attempts ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Homicide in Pierrot

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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COMMENTARY: Fighting for imperial dominance: ‘execute, execute, execute’ everything St. Lucian

In the fight for imperial dominance, and under great pressure to convey a policy proposition (budget address) on May 9, with fewer missteps, prime minister and minister of finance Allen Chastanet delivered “austerity measures” calculated to execute and delegitimize everything Saint Lucian. Time and again the enormous credibility and ‘executable plans’ of Prime Minister Chastanet are notoriously unreliable. The ethos ...

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PRESS RELEASE: U4RIA 5 attracts a slew of heavyweight sponsors

With the clock quickly ticking towards the start of the most anticipated music concert for the 2017 carnival season – U4RIA 5 (U5), a long and distinguished list of corporate entities have chosen to align themselves with the innovative event. Carded for Thursday, July 6th at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark in the extreme north of the island, the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia National Youth Council elects new Executive

On Saturday, May 27 2017, The General Assembly of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council elected a new Executive. The new team consists of the following President: Jeshurun Andrew First Vice President: Nyus Alfred Second Vice President: Ajani Lebourne General Secretary: Raejean Montoute Assistant General Secretary: Raquel John Treasurer: Anya Edwin Public Relations Officer: Chaddie Mathurn The Elections Committee of ...

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WORLD: US weighs banning laptops on international flights

US Homeland Security John Kelly said Sunday that he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country, amid signs of “a real threat. “Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the US, and at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England ...

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Apology demanded after St. Lucia-based Moroccan diplomat assaulted in St. Vincent

The delegate assaulted at the United Nations decolonisation conference in St. Vincent on Thursday has been identified as Moroccan diplomat Mohammed Ali El Khamlichi, who is based in St. Lucia. El Khamlichi is the Deputy Chief of Missions for the Moroccan Embassy in Castries. Media reports out of the North African nation say Soufiane Mimouni, an Algerian official, physically assaulted ...

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BABY MURDER: Government supports Melissa Lambert (video)

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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Business association for the south in the pipeline

Business owners in the south of the island will soon have a stronger say on matters relating to their businesses and be in a position to make demands for betterment from the powers that be. That’s when the Southern Business Association is established in Vieux-Fort to cater for the needs of its members. On Wednesday, a business forum was held ...

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GIS NEWS: Construction to recommence on Choiseul Secondary

After a seven-year lull, construction on the Choiseul Secondary School located in La Fargue, is expected to recommence following the recent signing of a contractual agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and FDL Consult Inc. The process for the rehabilitation of the southern educational institution started in 2010 involving the then Ministry of Communications and Works, the school officials, ...

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Black Bay farmers express concerns about resort development

The recent agreement signed between Range Development, an international developer and government, to continue the Black Bay Master Development, which will result in farmers of the Black Bay Farmers and Consumers Co-Operative in Vieux-Fort being relocated, has caused much concern among the affected farmers. Nine farmers will be relocated to make way for the construction of the hotel, which a ...

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

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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