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  • Crime unacceptable, says PM

    21 October 2016
    Prime Minister Hon. Allan Chastanet has called called on every member of the public to collectively display zero tolerance for criminal activity.   Speaking Wednesday on on DBS TV on the issue of national Security, the Prime Minister said there was no way that the Police Commissioner and the Government of Saint Lucia have the resources to deal with issues of security by themselves.    He said that Police Force that we have must include all of the security guards that we have around the country, and there must be neighbourhood watches, and Community Policing.    ...
  • 'Dirty White' -Escape & Capture

    21 October 2016
    (Photo Terrance and Felix at press conference) Maximum security Prisoner Hanson ‘Duty White’ James managed to scale two razor wire perimeter fences to make his escape from the Bordelais Correctional Facility late Tuesday, October 18th.   Speaking at a press conference Thursday on the recapture of the notorious inmate, Bordelais officers themselves seemed mystified by James’ daring escape, which he was able to pull off without injury to himself.   James’ run for freedom lasted about 28 hours. He was recaptured around 9.30 PM Thursday in Mount Panache, De...
  • 'Matthew' damage $22M and counting

    21 October 2016
    Damage to agriculture and general infrastructure as a result of Tropical Storm Matthew has so far been valued at $22 million.   The figure was given Wednesday by Prime Minister Hon. Allan Chastanet during a cheque presentation by CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility).   The cost of storm damage to private property was still being determined. However, the Prime Minister said the Report of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) had been submitted and was being stuied.   Prime Minister Chastanet Alan Chastanet speaking Wednesd...
  • 'Liat needs more money'- Gonsalves

    21 October 2016
    Chairman of LIAT's shareholder governments, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is asking the shareholders governments of LIAT to pay an additional $5 million EC dollars.    The airline is faced with a projected $9 million dollar loss for the next quarter.    Dr Gonsalves was speaking Thursday following a meeting with the majority shareholder governments of LIAT at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre in Barbados. He said the money is to be divided among the governments of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.    The Vincentian PM said ...

    20 October 2016
    An inmate who escaped from the Bordelais Correctional Facility Tuesday has been recaptured. Hanson James, alias ‘Dirty White’ was sentenced to be incarcerated for a period of four years and 7 months following conviction on a charge of theft and gross indecency.  Details on his escape has been sketchy, but he was said to be doing prison chores just before he was discovered missing. Prison officials are expected to provide further details at a press conference today. James is a convicted robber. The 33-year-old man has a tattoo with the words: ‘Dirty White’ and ...
  • PM likes 'Earth Science Week'

    20 October 2016
    Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet has thrown his support behind the observance of Earth Science Week 2016. The week-long observance ends Friday, 21st October and is an initiative of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in an effort to promote awareness of geologic hazards that may threaten the island, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.    Director of NEMO Ms. Velda Joseph said her Department is thankful for the opportunity to partner with the experts of the UWI Seismic Research Centre.   Commenting on the event, Prime Minist...