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On 16 August, vacationing British national Martin Ellis met his demise at the John Compton Dam, Roseau. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force said that on that day, officers responded to a report of a suspected electrocution, where on arrival, Ellis was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.

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A powerful storm that is threatening Florida and the Bahamas has strengthened to category four, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says. Hurricane Dorian has maximum sustained winds of nearly 140mph (220km/h). It is expected to grow even stronger as it passes the north-west Bahamas before making landfall in Florida early next week. Reports from […]

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Last Saturday, it seemed my story’s headline: “Chastanet Torpedoes Opposition’s Negotiated Plan for Hewanorra International Airport!”, ruffled more than a few feathers. Particularly controversial was the use of the word “torpedoes”; so much so a media colleague brought it up in conversation: “How did Chastanet torpedo Pierre?” Obviously he had not read past the headline.

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Exports of essential oils from the Caribbean are soaring, reaching over EUR32 million last year according to trade agency Caribbean Export. With the European cosmetics market growing at an annual rate of 8-10% and worth over EUR77 billion, this is a rich avenue for Caribbean producers who can capitalise on the region’s natural biodiversity to offer not just essential oils but other unique and healthy products that tap into the lucrative natural cosmetics market.

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Saint Lucia police are investigating a fatal accident at Union, Castries. Law enforcement officials have identified the deceased as Dhanraj Cepal of Babonneau. He was a former under 15 national cricketer, described as being ‘very talented’. According to reports, the accident occurred about 4:20 am. Cepal is said to have been the sole occupant of […]

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Resilient travellers are about to set off on an eight-month cruise that will take them through 53 countries, 112 cities and six continents. Viking Cruises is offering the “world’s ultimate cruise” voyage that will span 245 days and fully circumnavigate the globe. The cruise liner’s entire day-by-day itinerary that aims to set a Guinness World […]

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Seven University of the West Indies students were injured as a result of an accident outside the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Barbados Today quoted emergency officials as saying. According to the publication, the injured are believed to be non-nationals. It quoted eyewitnesses as saying that there was a loud […]

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The account of Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey was hacked yesterday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account. Twitter acknowledged the hack and said it was investigating. It later tweeted that Dorsey’s account was secure and there was no indication […]

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