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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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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The murder of 29-year-old Keron “Conehead” Messiah in St James on Friday night has officially pushed 2019’s murder toll to 400 for the year so far. As of yesterday, the 2019 toll was equal to 2018 up to the same period last year. In 2018, the murder toll ended at 516, making ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to the ab­duc­tion and mur­der of Richard Chan At­tong, 43, of Bel­mont, points to a close rel­a­tive. In­ves­ti­ga­tors , who de­scribed the case as “very sen­si­tive,” said they re­ceive in­tel­li­gence that a close rel­a­tive of the vic­tim would be able to as­sist them in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions. At­tong will be buried ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the heavy use of alcohol and narcotic and psychotropic substances is an emerging problem among children and adolescents in Guyana. “Reports shows that 50% of students in Guyana between the ages of 13-15 were identified as alcohol users,” the Ministry stated in a ...

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(CNN) — The first Sikh to become a deputy at a Houston-area sheriff’s department was fatally shot in the head from behind Friday, authorities said. Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was described as a trailblazer who paved the way for other Sikhs to join the department, was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot, Harris County ...

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(AP) — The jury deciding the fate of a former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed black neighbor heard around five minutes of testimony on day six of the trial before being sent home. Amber Guyger, 31, who is white, is on trial for murder after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean, ...

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(CNN) — The Coast Guard cutter Valiant seized a ‘narco sub’ carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $165 million, according to a news release. The 40-foot semi-submersible, a vessel made from an oil or gas drilling barge or platform supported by underwater pontoons, was found in the Eastern Pacific in early September, the Tuesday ...

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