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(SNO) — A family member of one of St. Lucia’s latest homicide victims is reflecting on his life, saying that his killing is a huge blow to his family. Owen Francois, 28, of Bagatelle, Castries, and another man were shot by unknown assailants whilst occupying a stationary motor vehicle on Monday, October 29, 2018, in ...

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(SNO) — Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis is calling for legislation to be changed to allow for the demolition of derelict buildings in the capital after a fire from one such structure ravaged a part of Central Castries. The mayor pointed out that such structures pose a threat to the public and he has been ...

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(SNO) — In the face of a manpower shortage, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) is getting 45 new fire officers. The new officers will be stationed across the island and 28 will be at the soon-to-be opened, $6-million Babonneau Fire Station. National Security Minister Hermangild Francis congratulated the new firefighters and said the fire ...

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(CMC) – The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has called on the parliamentary opposition to support efforts aimed at reforming income tax legislation even as the government Monday warned that the country could be blacklisted for its failure to meet its international obligations. “The proposed amendments would facilitate the exchange of information for ...

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(CMC) – The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) says Jamaican decorative paints are virtually lead-free based on a recent study. “Nearly all paints in a new study that we conducted between July and September of this year, analysing lead in solvent-based paints in Jamaica, had lead content below 90 parts per million (90ppm),” said CarPIN ...

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(CMC) –Trinidad and Tobago will host the 20th Ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) later this month. A statement from the Ministry of Energy said that the meeting will be attended by representative sof various countries including Qatar, Venezuela, Equitorial Guinea, Algeria and Nigeria. It said Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley will ...

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(SNO) — Goals from Nangee Philip and Sebastian Ribot, the latter via the penalty spot, earned Saint Lucia a 2-1 win over Barbados in the Concacaf Under-20 Men’s Championships. In the 14th minute, Philip, a forward who is a student athlete at LSU Alexandria, put Saint Lucia ahead. After an equaliser early in the second ...

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(SNO) — Around the time Kimberly De Leon was murdered on October 29, 2018, residents of The Morne, Castries, reported to the media of hearing seven to 10 gunshots. De Leon, a mother of two, was reportedly found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when police responded to the scene around 10:30 p.m. on that date. ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, is pleased to announce the following adjustments to the Ministerial Portfolios effective November 1st 2018, as follows: * Honourable Dominic Fedee – Minister for Tourism, Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries * Honourable Fortuna Belrose – Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, ...

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(SNO) — Authorities are investigating a house fire in La Clery, Castries, law enforcement officials have confirmed. Castries fire personnel responded to the call at 5:20 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018. The house, a plywood and concrete structure, was partially destroyed. The top parts of the house, mainly the roof, sustained damages. Sources have ...

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