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Former Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Doctor Denzil Douglas has denied being arrested at London Gatwick airport, contrary to a story published in the Mail on Sunday. The story was widely published by other media outlets. “This story is deliberately politically contrived. I was never arrested in the United Kingdom and I do not […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lauded the Saint Lucia private sector for supporting police officers and firefighters. Chastanet singled out the private sector for praise in connection with the hosting for the 4th consecutive year of the Make It Happen Foundation’s annual ‘Officers’ Ball’ and fashion show which raises funds to help meet some of […]

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Relatives of a 32 year old man who was found dead at the Laborie police station Saturday afternoon believe there’s something fishy about the incident. They have identified the deceased as Shem Sinaise of Laborie. A relative told St Lucia Times that the body had already been removed when family members were summoned. The relative […]

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Youth from secondary schools around the country will have a chance to continue developing their pole vault skills with the top vaulters Saint Lucia has ever produced. Arriving back on the island this weekend are three individuals whose journeys began to intertwine a decade ago, and whose presence this week seeks to inspire and lead the next generation of pole vaulters.

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CNN:– Strangers now recognize Brandt Jean after he publicly forgave the former Dallas police officer who killed his older brother in his own apartment. People share their own stories of forgiveness. Some ask for pictures and praise him for being brave. He just listens. Brandt Jean shocked many when he told Amber Guyger he forgave her […]

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Saint Lucian sculptor Jallim Eudovic was this week named a 2020 laureate by the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Launched in 2006 by the ANSA Mcal Foundation, the program seeks to recognize significant achievements and to encourage and support the pursuit of excellence by people from the Caribbean. The foundation advocates that talent in the region must be sought out, brought to light and encouraged. Awarded to individuals age 35-55, the areas of recognition are: Arts & Letters, Science and Technology, Public and Civic Contributions and Entrepreneurship.

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Monday’s police press conference was the first attended by Police Commissioner Severin Monchery since his controversial declaration about the local media and crime. To remind: At a point at a November press meeting Monchery said: “I have asked the question. What contribution are the media making in crime fighting? Just last night I saw a clip of a crime committed in Piaye, and I really want to ask . . . The footage that I saw, is it of any consequential value to the public or is it going to help the police solve crime? I know and I will be the first to say the media have their role and we as police officers have our role. Report fairly and be responsible in your reporting.”

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BBC News:– Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish. That’s the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN. While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the lack of oxygen worse. Around […]

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Early November brought news that CIBC had reached an agreement to sell a majority stake in its Caribbean operation. The buyer is GNB Financial, a subsidiary sitting under the umbrella of the Gilinski Group, the financial empire run by Colombian billionaire Jaime Gilinski Bacal. This transaction is notable for an abundance of reasons beyond the sizeable US$ 797mn the buyer will part with to obtain the 66.7% share of CIBC FirstCaribbean. Here’s what you should know about this momentous agreement.

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A recent lunchtime conversation with friends did not play out in customary fashion. Our regular news spin sessions have always been spirited and intellectual. On the other hand ideological slants were always predictable—until the recalled instance. After kicking around the usual political footballs of healthcare, education, crime and corruption, the conversation took an unexpected turn: to Philip J. Pierre’s leadership of the St. Lucia Labour Party. Imagine my astonishment when an ardent Laborite in the group broke the red line by questioning Mr. Pierre’s ability to lead.

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