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(CMC) – Premier Dr. Orlando Smith will on Thursday ask legislators for permission to withdraw US$138.9 million from the Consolidated Fund so government can continue to operate after the start of the new financial year. According to the order paper for Thursday’s sitting of Parliament, the Premier, who is also Finance Minister will be seeking ...

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(SNO) — Jayhan Odlum-Smith began competition at the 14th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China on Wednesday evening. The teenager, turning 17 in January, contested the first of his two events, the men’s 100m butterfly. Although he finished 57th overall, the young man set a new personal best, Saint Lucia age ...

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(CMC) – Jamaica has launched a National Cancer Registry (NCR) which it says provides a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, said the NCR will store information such as the type of tumour, its location, the stage of the cancer and treatment ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — On Monday December 10, 2018 about 10:00 p.m. officers attached to the Drug Unit in Vieux Fort, whilst on mobile patrol, recovered a stolen gold Toyota Corolla. The said vehicle was stored away in a shed, in Aupicon, Vieux Fort. Further investigations lead to the recovery of several other parts, at a ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — On Monday December 10, 2018 about 10:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department in Castries responded to a report of a shooting at Bois Patat, Castries. Nadia Wells and a male were the occupants of a motorcar, when they were approached by unknown individuals, who proceeded to discharge rounds in ...

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(CMC) – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday. It said there were no immediate damage or injuries as a result of the quakes, but terrified residents in ...

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(CMC) – Jamaica has adopted the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, according to an official statement issued here Wednesday. It said that Kingston joined with several UN member states in adopting the protocol at the two-day Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco that coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Universal ...

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(CMC) – The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) Wednesday announced the dismissal of 51 of its employees as the head of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) Clyde Elder said he was physically removed from the company’s headquarters by force. In a statement, TSTT said that it had completed its “staff rationalization exercise” with ...

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(CMC) – A convicted murderer serving a life sentence for killing two people, including a police officer, was back in custody after he escaped while on work assignment with other prisoners on Tuesday. Police confirmed that Romeo “Buncum” Cannonier, who was convicted in 2004 for the murder of a policeman and in 2005 murder for ...

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(CMC) – Health authorities are warning against consuming unsafe meat during the National Day and Christmas holidays. St. Lucia observes its national day on Thursday with a public holiday and the Environmental Health Division Wednesday appealed to consumers not to purchase meat that has not been inspected since it may have a disease or be ...

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