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(PR/BGIS) — Residents of Barbados will have to wait even longer to use drones. A release via the Barbados Government Information Service today said the temporary suspension on the importation and licensing of remotely piloted aircraft systems has been extended for another 12 months. It went into effect on April 1. According to the Ministry ...

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(BARBADOS NATION) — Thirty-two firearms were turned in during Government’s one-week gun amnesty. In a media briefing today at police headquarters in Roebuck Street, St Michael, Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith said the haul comprised mainly small firearms. In addition to the guns, 1 758 rounds of ammunition were also netted. “Any firearms and ammunition ...

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(BBC) — At least eight people have died and dozens were injured after storms triggered tornadoes and flooding across several southern US states. In Texas, two children died after a tree fell on their family car. The parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. Deaths were reported across Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana. ...

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(BBC) — One of the world’s rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three known survivors of the species. The female turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died in Suzhou zoo in southern China. Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly ...

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Independent:– An Italian teenager accused of raping a 17-year-old British girl on a cruise ship has been freed on a legal technicality because the alleged attack took place in international waters. The suspect, aged 18, was arrested after she told Spanish police he forced her into his cabin on board the MSC Divina as it sailed through […]

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Jamaica Observer:- MONTEGO BAY, St James — Government has warned stakeholders in the tourism industry that the days of employing workers on short contracts in hotels are numbered. The tourism sector, which raked in some US$3.3 billion from the 4.3 million visitors welcomed to the Jamaican shores last year, directly employs approximately 120,000 people. However, Tourism […]

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A twenty-nine year old male was hospitalised Monday afternoon following a shooting incident at Gros Islet, law enforcement officials have confirmed. The shooting occurred on Marie Therese Street about 2.30 p.m, the law enforcement officials disclosed. The victim was identified as Nathan Theodole. Emergency officials told St Lucia Times that he was transported to hospital […]

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The St. Lucia Employers’ Federation has welcomed what it says is the calmer industrial relations climate in St. Lucia. The Executive Director of the Employers’ Federation, Joseph Alexander in a sit down with HTS News4orce on Monday, says that curbing the high rate of unemployment should be government’s main target.  
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The National Arts Festival will honour outstanding late St. Lucian singer, song writer and producer Francis Leebo De Lima with a music award in his name. The announcement was made by partners – CIBC First Caribbean and the Cultural Development Foundation at the official launch of the 2019 Arts festival.  
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Here is today’s question: Do you expect the plans and proposals outlined in the 2019 to 2020 budget to have a positive impact on St. Lucia’s economy? Voting is easy! Just log on to HTSSTLUCIA.ORG or Facebook at HTS ST. LUCIA OFFICIAL and vote! You can also send your response via text or Whatsapp to …
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