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Sky News:- Winds of 155mph have been recorded as record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo creeps across the Atlantic. The hurricane set a record overnight for being the strongest ever to make it so far east, as it was officially recognised as a “category five” storm. The US National Hurricane Centre said that the storm has maximum sustained winds […]

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By Terry Finisterre Randy Serville, an alumnus of Oxon Hill High School in the USA, and Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School in Saint Lucia, is off to a strong start for the 2019-2020 athletics season. Running for Coppin State University, a historically black university in Baltimore, Maryland, Serville paced the Eagles men’s cross country team […]

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The West Indies Under-19 training camp came to an end on Sunday, September 22 with a final practice match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The young men had 10 days of gruelling training, which introduced some of them to the professionalism and level of cricket expected at the international level.

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To officially launch Creole Heritage Month 2019, an oversized panel of women and George “Fish” Alphonse readied to tell the press what’s in store for what has been the country’s biggest cultural celebration for decades. But what was meant to be a press conference seemed like the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre’s cry for help under the pressure of all the other Creole Heritage Month stakeholders. The big players in what we now know as Jounen Kwéyòl include Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), Events Company of Saint Lucia (ECSL) and the Government of Saint Lucia, all with their own mandate.

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It was awesome! No problems. No pain. No strain, and I got a great welcome. Saint Lucians should really take advantage of the services because I've never seen something like this!" That was Evan Jn. Baptiste’s happy endorsement as he left the USNS Comfort early Thursday morning. Two days prior, Jn. Baptiste had undergone surgery aboard the visiting hospital ship.

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For Prime Minister Chastanet, too, the affordability of our healthcare was of primary concern. “Getting people access to healthcare is absolutely essential,” he declared. “Certainly the biggest problem that we have in this country is the access to healthcare by people. That’s my biggest concern. So even if I were to have this hospital operational and I were to have St Jude operational, and I have the most beautiful polyclinics; if in fact something doesn’t fundamentally change to allow people to access that, then we’ve not achieved anything.”

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There has been a marked increase in the number of British people reporting sexual assaults abroad, according to Sky News. According to  reports, the UK Foreign Office figures show that since 2016, nearly 1,000 Britons have reported being being raped or sexually assaulted. Between 2016 and 2018, the number increased by 44.5%, Sky News said. […]

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This summer Saint Lucia took an important step towards becoming a plastic-free island with the launch of a new initiative that will see single-use plastic waste shipped to Martinique for recycling. It’s an ambitious project that highlights the importance of regional co-operation in tackling conservation challenges as organisers hope that the RePLAST initiative will eventually become the benchmark for the Eastern Caribbean.

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This week I return to a theme that has occupied my mind for a very long time, one that a small circle of friends and acquaintances will recognize. I refer to the need for a free-thinking, politically independent group of patriotic Saint Lucians who are prepared to discuss the social, political and economic situation of the island, publicly and truthfully. This thinking is not uniquely mine. It has been broached by a number of people that I respect, including the publisher of this newspaper.

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