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(SEARCHLIGHT) — For a rape which resulted in the hospitalization of a 12-year-old virgin, a former van conductor has been jailed for 13 years and four months. Josiaah Thomas pleaded guilty to raping the preteen when he appeared at the High Court on January 3, but his sentencing was adjourned to last Friday. Justice Brian ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has called on the minister for the fishing sector, Hon. Ezechiel Joseph, to address the plight of the fishers of Vieux Fort following the closure of the Fish Marketing Corporation. According to Dr. Anthony, “It would appear that no thought was given ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mar 4, CMC – The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC), Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging marijuana farmers not to accept anything less than EC$300 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) for a pound of their product after a locally-based medicinal cannabis company said it was offering US$50 per pound. “We are not ...

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(GIS) — Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Chile to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Francisco Bernales, has presented letters of credence to the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Neville Cenac. Chile and Saint Lucia have maintained friendly bilateral relations since 1990, strengthened mainly through Chile’s technical cooperation in the areas of agriculture, diplomacy and language training. ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Saint Lucia Office was pleased to welcome a group of nine university volunteers from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, the Hokkaido University, and the Kagoshima University. The group of students are currently attached to the Department of Fisheries ...

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(BBC) — Philippine police have seized more than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises found wrapped in duct tape at Manila airport. The reptiles, found in four unclaimed pieces of luggage, could have sold for more than 4.5 million pesos (£60,000; $86,631). Police believe the bags were abandoned after the carrier found out about the harsh ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A 22-year-old man who was found in the Moruga forest allegedly with a 16 year old girl was arrested on Sunday. The man, of Williamsville, is already on bail for six sexual offences allegedly committed against the victim. The girl was reported missing to police by her family on Friday. The man ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders has changed. The price of gasoline, diesel and kerosene remains unchanged. The price changes take effect ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A woman, who reportedly collected £4,000 and $140,000 from a woman to make reservation for her and her family to travel from London, England to New York in the United States but failed to do so, is scheduled to return to court on May 6, to pay over half of the amount ...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) — Malaysia plans to launch a flying car, a minister has said, sparking a flood of mockery in a country with a chequered history when it comes to automotive projects. The prototype of the vehicle, which uses local technology, will be unveiled later this year, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Mohamad ...

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