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(CMC) –The Jamaica government says it is taking a proactive approach towards the development of a policy on National Disaster Risk Financing. A statement from the Ministry of Finance notes that the policy is set against the backdrop that between 1993 and 2003, Jamaica suffered from 26 natural disasters which resulted in total losses and ...

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(SNO) — Local attorney Natalie Dabreo is calling on the government to put its judicial house in order first before even thinking of switching to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final appellate court. Presently, the London-based Privy Council is Saint Lucia’s final appeals court but there have been calls to move over ...

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(BBC) — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump announced in a tweet that Mr Sessions would be temporarily replaced by his own chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker. The president has repeatedly criticised Mr Sessions, a former Republican senator and early supporter of Mr Trump’s longshot candidacy. “We ...

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(SNO) — Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has confirmed that police officers accused of extrajudicial killings during the 2010/2011 Operation Restore Confidence (ORC) will be prosecuted. The now-notorious operation was held to contain a crime wave and was led by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Following the operation, members of the force were accused ...

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(SNO) — With the controversy over the legalization of marijuana continuing unabated, the Rastafarian community in Saint Lucia is now calling for an apology for prosecution because of the herb. Marijuana has been culturally entrenched in the Rastafari movement since it began in the 1930s and is considered sacred , and is often referred to as ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Windward & Leeward Brewery Limited’s (WLBL) & Du Boulay’s Bottling Company Limited’s (DBC) premium Crystal Clear water was recently awarded with the Grand Gold Quality Award by the International Institute for Quality Selections, Monde Selection. The institute officially recognized WLBL & DBC during its 57th Annual Awards Ceremony held in Valencia, Spain ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is saddened by the destruction of the colonial-era historic ‘Glasgow’ townhouse and other nearby properties, which were burnt by fire during the early morning of Tuesday 30th October, 2018. The Glasgow House was located at the north-eastern corner of the junctions of Mary-Ann and Broglie Streets, ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Reigning Group Champions Mark Maloney and Mark Thompson head for the final round of the 2018 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at South Dakota in Guyana this weekend (November 10/11) determined to keep Team Barbados in the fight for Country Championship points. Champion in 2016 & ’17, Maloney will compete ...

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(YAHOO NEWS) — An Australian man has died eight years after he was left paralysed by eating a garden slug for a dare. Sam Ballard, 28, a promising rugby player from Sydney, ate the slug while drinking wine with his friends in 2010. Then aged 19, he didn’t immediately fall ill but complained of a ...

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