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A shortage of officers has been blamed for the recent assault of a female inmate by three males at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. BCF director Hilary Herman made the disclosure in an interview with the STAR on Tuesday. On evening shifts, Herman indicated, there are normally nine officers present to take responsibility for the nine units of the facility. On the night of the incident, five officers were on duty, according to Herman. He recalled that officers weren’t stationed at any one place; instead they patrolled the facility. There ought to have been an officer near the young female at all times but that was not the case on the night in question.

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The Caribbean is in the midst of a battle for accommodation dollars. Hotel prices in the region have been rising steadily, putting them out of reach for some travellers. Enter Airbnb, which has been only too happy to fill the gap, forcing governments and tourism stakeholders to embrace the new reality of the shared economy and what that means for the Caribbean’s biggest industry.

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Sky News:- A Vietnamese woman is feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a lorry container at an industrial estate in Essex. Tra My has been named as one of the possible victims by a member of a Hanoi-based human rights group. The 26-year-old, who was identified on Twitter by Human Rights Space […]

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Saint Lucia police are anticipating the usual upsurge in crime during the Christmas season and have sounded a word of caution to citizens to be on guard. While promising that law enforcement officers will be out in full force, Assistant Commissioner of Police George Nicholas told reporters Friday that members of the public need to […]

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Somehow the opposition had managed to link the DSH project with the disastrous state of healthcare in Saint Lucia, not without some success. “Finish St Jude Hospital!” was the opposition’s latest mantra, as if they had played no part whatsoever in the fiasco. They said only a “vindictive and callous” government would place “horses before people”.

The post HAS THE GOVERNMENT BURST OPPOSITION’S PRETTY BALLOON? appeared first on The St. Lucia STAR.

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BBC News:- Security guards at a penal colony in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan have caught a cat suspected to have been used to smuggle drugs hidden in its collar. After a chase that was caught on camera, the cat was captured and an inspection of the collar revealed that it contained a brown substance suspected […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet kicked off Jounen Kweyol with staff of his office Friday. “Great starting off Jounen Kweyol weekend with the amazing staff of the Office of the Prime Minister,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page. “We ate, danced, and yes, ate some more. It’s wonderful how Creole Month brings people together and […]

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