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(JAMAICA GLEANER) – A father cradling his one-year-old daughter in his arms was not enough to stop marauding thugs from spraying him with bullets in what police investigators believe was another reprisal attack playing out on the streets of the east Kingston community of Harbour View. When the gunfire ended, the young father – still ...

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(AP) – The US Congress voted on Thursday to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 across the country, a move intended to stem the rising tide of youth vaping. Passed by the Senate as part of a wider budgetary bill, it will take effect next year and will ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A “new State” will be created next week when weed is decriminalised in Trinidad and Tobago. So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who announced yesterday that President Paula-Mae Weekes is expected to proclaim the legislation for the decriminalisation of marijuana on Monday December 23, 2019. Rowley said the Cabinet approved the ...

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(CMC) – West Indies stars Sheldon Cottrell and Shimron Hetmyer both walked away from Thursday’s Indian Premier League auction with million-dollar deals, but there was disappointment for 2016 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite who went unsold. Jamaican Cottrell, West Indies’ best white-ball bowler this year, was sold to Kings XI Punjab for US$1.2 million while ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) today announced $300,000 in new grants for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, part of $1 million in support pledged by conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon. The new grants follow Moore Bahamas’ funding for emergency aid immediately after the hurricane and a post-hurricane needs assessment. The grants will ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – In an effort to raise awareness and support the development of the creative arts in St. Kitts and Nevis, and by extension the OECS region, former OECS 30 Under 30 winner and founder of Poise SKN, Desi Brown, participated in the recently held 23rd General Assembly of the International Dance Council (CID) ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – With the season of giving and sharing upon us, one of Saint Lucia’s foremost poets, Kendel Hippolyte, will on December 23rd, offer the Saint Lucian public his most recent literary gifts, “Wordplanting”. Hippolyte explains that Wordplanting is a physical manifestation of a continuous inward journey. “Poetry is an ongoing exploring and record ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) urges persons to become familiar with the security features of both the EC paper and polymer notes. The public is advised that individuals often attempt to circulate counterfeit notes around this time of year. The public is reminded that counterfeit notes have no value, and that ...

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Saint Lucia police have expressed concern that WhatsApp broadcasts are ‘alerting criminals’ to law enforcement operations. A senior law enforcement official observed recently that the practice of persons broadcasting messages alerting members of the public to when and where  there are traffic checks or road blocks, hampers the police from performing their duties. Just this […]

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Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Gros Islet town Thursday evening. Law enforcement sources say a male individual was shot and taken to hospital. They told St Lucia Times the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The incident occurred after 6.00 pm, it was reported. There are no further details at […]

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