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Police Commissioner Severin Monchery opened his interview on Newsspin earlier this week on a high note: “I must say that over the past few weeks the police have been doing a very great job. I must commend them because they’ve taken quite a few guns off the streets.”

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CARICOM Today:- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, with the support of the European Union (EU), is working assiduously to address negative manifestations of masculinity that are attributed to Gender-Based Violence in society. The EU’s support has allowed the CARICOM Secretariat to facilitate robust discussions which have interrogated gender stereotypes and inequalities in Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad […]

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Although there were no thoroughbreds bolting from the starting gate in Vieux Fort on Wednesday morning, the newly built racetrack was nonetheless buzzing with activity. Government officials, representatives of Desert Star Holdings (DSH), the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club and press personnel were gathered in a conference room at the facility for the official launch of Saint Lucia’s horseracing industry. The track forms part of the larger Pearl of the Caribbean project by DSH. December 13 has been earmarked as the Caribbean Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) Race Day, during which there will be five races, including the marquee event: the US$150,000 Pitons Cup.

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Sky News:– Researchers have taught rats to drive tiny little cars in order to receive treats in a study which could help scientists understand how learning skills affect the human mind and stress levels. They discovered not only that rats can learn to drive little cars but that rats which were housed in an “enriched environment” […]

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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”.

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