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  • 3 homicides in reported

    27 October 2016
    There have been three homicides in separate incidents here in the last 48 hours.   The first was in Dugard, Micoud, where the body of 41 year old, Urban Chalenton Kangal, alias “Obie” was discovered on Wednesday, October 26.    Police say at the time of discovery, the body was in a prone position with what appeared to be chop wounds to the right arm and both legs. Relatives reported that Kangal died after sustaining injuries in a fight with his own brother. One unnamed man is assisting with police investigations.   The two other killings were by the gun....
  • VAT report on Nov 7

    27 October 2016
    St Lucians will have to wait a little longer to learn by how much the value added tax (VAT) would be lowered.   Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet’s Address to the Nation, which was previously scheduled for Monday, October 31st, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 7th, 2016.   An official press release Wednesday said the Prime Minister is expected to address a myriad of issues during this address, including the state of the nation’s economy and measures taken to put Saint Lucia on the path to economic growth.    Mr Chastanet will outline ...
  • Pregnant Teen-'Human Services' Responds

    27 October 2016
    (Photo: Dir of Human Services Elizabeth Lewis) The Division of Human Services within the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice & Empowerment is expressing disappointment over what it says are unfounded statements over the incarceration of a pregnant teenager.   The Division makes specific reference to the rights advocacy group ‘Raise your Voice St. Lucia’ which has been asking questions since news emerged about the pregnant incarcerated teen.   Noting the call on October 24th by Raise Your Voice for the Division of Human Services to provide a response on the dishe...
  • CDF preprepares for Lantern Fest

    27 October 2016
    The Cultural Development Foundation will be conducting a number of lantern building workshops in the communities of Castries (CDF Office), Micoud (Micoud Secondary School and Laborie (The Papel Arts & Craft Centre).   These workshops will be held every Saturday in November commencing fromSaturday 5th – 26th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Anyone interested in registering for the workshops can do so on arrival at the workshop site of their choosing.  A cover charge of $10 for seniors and $5 for juniors can be paid at registration.   For those individuals who wish to en...
  • ECTEL at utility conference

    27 October 2016
    The St Lucia-based Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), is being represented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Orgnanisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators-OOCUR.   The three-day conference ends in Montego Bay, Jamaica, tomorrow October 28th.   Managing Director Embert Charles and Director of Economics and Finance, Cheryl Hector are attending the Montego Bay Conference.  They are joined by Board Director for St. Kitts and Nevis Quincy Prentice and Secretary/Director of NTRC St. Vincent and the Grenadines Apollo Knights.    ECTEL Managing ...
  • Concern over jailed pregnant teen

    26 October 2016
    Raise your Voice expresses concern at incarceration of pregnant teen The local Advocacy group Raise Your Voice is expressing concern at the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of a 16 year old female at the Boredelais Correctional Facility.  Secretary of the organization Catherine Sealys recently spoke out on the perceived failure of the justice system to place the teen in a suitable environment.  Mrs. Sealys went on to highlight the possible psychological effects of the placement of the teen in a correctional facility structured to house adults.  The 16 year old i...