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The family is responsible, to a large extent, for setting a strong moral foundation for society. Sadly, it would appear that many of the core values that were once prevalent in many families are quickly disintegrating. Many social ills are on the rise as we continue to be negatively impacted by the incidences of crime, in one way or another.

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Even though the “liberty and security” of everyone are rights guaranteed by Constitution, the updated Criminal Code which was approved by Parliament clearly discriminates against a large section of the population because of their homosexuality. No one would support the Criminal Code if it blatantly created a law that contradicted freedom of worship, which is guaranteed […]

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I find myself asking overseas-based friends and family if running away from Saint Lucia is worth the discomfort and discrimination they face elsewhere. Most times the answer is no; the unhappiness, the loneliness are not worth it. But it is the best way to earn some money. “I’m too old to stay in Saint Lucia with no work,” is what a recent graduate from a Taiwanese university told me when she was on her way to America, not knowing where she would live or how she would get the money to survive. All she knew was that there was nothing at home for her.

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The visiting head of the regional delegation of the Red Cross has said here that human trafficking is a ‘terrible issue’. The issue of human trafficking at the regional level – we tackle the issue of migration and honestly, we don’t even talk about migration; we talk about people on the move because it is […]

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Hilary Herman is no stranger to the Bordelais Correctional Facility. He served as the prison’s first director from 2003 to 2008, then left to take up the position of Director of Corrections in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Herman returned to Saint Lucia to serve in his old position from 2009-2015. After a four-year period, Herman now begins his third stint at the helm of the Bordelais facility, effective October 1, 2019.

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Press Release:– In keeping with its commitment to engage its valued shareholders, The East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Limited (ECFH), parent company of Bank of Saint Lucia Limited (BOSL), will be hosting its 2019 Shareholders Seminar on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Finance Administrative Centre. The seminar, which caters to the minority shareholders of […]

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Last Sunday’s series of police operations conducted in the northern part of the island involved over 71 officers and resulted in seven arrests on a number of firearms and drug-related charges. Eighteen motor vehicles were impounded, 58 tickets issued. According to ACP with responsibility for territorial policing, George Nicholas, at a press conference on Tuesday: “In Dennery, a green Suzuki motor car was stopped and a search was conducted that uncovered a Glock 14-calibre pistol with eight rounds of ammunition, also a 12-gauge shotgun with two rounds of ammunition. A quantity of drugs, that we suspect is cannabis, was taken from the vehicle.”

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Modern Russia holds a storied image internationally that no longer has a bearing in reality. In the days of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Moscow went head-to-head with Washington in the battle to be the world’s most powerful economic force, but the modern era of Russia has seen it steadily losing influence as an economic power.

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Who knew when he wrote “nothing is we business until it reach crisis” so many moons ago how valid was Boo Hinkson’s observation? No matter, it is unlikely our nation’s premier guitarist-composer anticipated the rampant abuse by overly ambitious dreamers, to the extent that “crisis” has been denuded of its true meaning, turned by handicapped power seekers into a campaign weapon for manipulating the egregiously dumb.

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Saint Lucia police are investigating a fatal shooting in Soufriere early Saturday morning, law enforcement officials have confirmed. The officials told St Lucia Times that the shooting is reported to have followed an altercation at an activity in the community. According to information, two people were shot and a male died after being taken to […]

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