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(SKY NEWS) — Gucci has been embroiled in a racism row after shoppers complained a women’s jumper resembled “blackface”. The Italian fashion brand faced a barrage of criticism after images emerged of the “balaclava jumper”, which features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in red. Gucci has issued an apology “for the offence ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The deposit refund scheme, which will provide cash to consumers who return their plastic bottles, is to be operational early in the 2019/20 financial year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure during a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Two men held in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Germaine Junior have been released, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has said. An e-mail correspondence from the police, a copy of which was seen by the Jamaica Observer, said Junior’s killing has been linked to the Umbrella Gang, which operates mainly in ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) –– Clarendon’s Darian Douglas is The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion for 2018-19. Douglas, the charismatic Glenmuir High School student topped 13 spellers from other parishes to lift the trophy and raise the profile of coach Errol Campbell who has now had three consecutive winners. Campbell was at a loss for words ...

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(JIS) — The government will be constructing 17 new schools at locations across the island to provide adequate and comfortable infrastructure for students and teachers. Of the total, 10 will be primary institutions while the remaining seven secondary schools. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid, who made the disclosure at a press ...

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Shane Emmanuel considers himself and his family fortunate to be alive after a fire  on Wednesday destroyed the two-storey building in which he, his girlfriend and a three-year old son lived at Sunbilt, Castries. Emmanuel, who lived in the downstairs apartment, said he was about to take a rest when the fire broke out in […]

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The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party has requested answers from the Water and Sewerage Company INC (WASCO), in connection with the its tendering process. The questions were raised by Castries South MP, Doctor Ernest Hilaire at an SLP news conference Wednesday. The following is the opening statement he made to the conference: During the No […]

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Trinidad Express:–  Nineteen Spanish speaking girls, between the ages 15 and 17, were rescued this morning from a businessplace along the Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook. Six people, of Asian ethnicity, were arrested for harbouring the girls. The teenagers were rescued during a police operation which took place at about 2a.m. today, led by Commissioner of Police […]

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