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The sugar industry is woven deeply within this region’s history of slavery. In more recent decades it has generated a new source of anxiety (albeit not to the same scope as the harrowing period of chains and forced labour), with predictions of its impending collapse and the resultant threat to the livelihood of many in the Caribbean family.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in his New Year's address on Sunday January 12 spoke of the future of Radio Saint Lucia, once known as “the nation’s station”. In his 2017 Budget Address the prime minister had revealed that RSL’s closure was inevitable. The station had “lost its way”. He had reminded the nation that the company’s accumulated losses totalled $3,362,725. A loss of $515,497 was recorded in 2015; $543,000 was owed to the National Insurance Corporation and $231,000 in unpaid taxes. He had noted that when RSL was established, radio was the most widely used tool for mass media. There was possibly one other station to compete with.

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Saint Lucia police have not ruled out drugs as a motive in last week’s double homicide in Babonneau, a senior law enforcement official has said. The victims were identified as Thorne Sylvaine and Gavin Willie. “We cannot rule out drugs because there have been a lot of drug issues in the area for the past […]

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BBC News:– The number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The national new year holiday has been extended by three days to Sunday, in an attempt to contain the spread. On Monday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and […]

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SportsMax:– St Lucian teen sensation Julien Alfred raced to fast times at the Dr Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend. Alfred, 18, a sophomore at the University of Texas blazed to a fast 23.50 to win the 200m on Friday beating the likes of US collegiate star Twanisha Terry (23.55) […]

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BBC News:– Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw “virginity repair” surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage. And some are opting for a medical procedure in which doctors restore a layer of membrane at the entrance to the […]

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SNO – US basketball legend, Kobe Brayant, was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, media reports indicate. Reports are that he was traveling in the private chopper with five other people when it burst into flames and went down. There were survivors. His 13-year-old daughter also died in the crash. The accident ...

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