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    UPDATE: Mathurin tried to escape by jumping from boat – police

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    POLICE PRESS RELEASE - On Sunday, October 19, 2014 about 10:00 p.m., a joint operation involving the Marine Unit, Special Services Unit, Criminal Investigations Department and the Intelligence ...
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      Government announces fuel price adjustments

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      PRESS RELEASE - Petroleum prices have been adjusted effective Monday, October 20 2014, to reflect changes in import prices of fuel products from July to October ...

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    More cash for Heineken lovers

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    PRESS RELEASE – For the past several weeks Heineken has been bringing smiles to the faces of lucky consumers- all part of the “Open Your City” under the crown promotion. This is another of Heineken’s exciting promotions that gives back to its consumers in a tangible and exciting way. Launched here in Saint Lucia in September, the “Open Your City” promotion features six limited edition “city” bottles. They represent Shanghai, London, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam,…

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    Inter-Commercial House Domino Championship

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    PRESS RELEASE - The 2014 Inter-Commercial House Domino Competition is now into full swing with Matches Taking place at the Police Auditorium on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday nights. Sixteen Teams have been divided into two groups and the Competition is keen. The three hand competition sees two matches nightly. Bryden and Partners and Peter and Company are the main sponsors of the event with Brydens steeping forward to offer a special prize of a six…

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    Noah Nicholas scored two goals for Saint Lucia against T&T on Sunday night.

    Sweet revenge for Saint Lucia Under-17!

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    In late August, Trinidad & Tobago beat Saint Lucia 3-2 at home to win Group 2 of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 tournament. That Saint Lucia team missed key players through injury or suspension, but the team management and the boys themselves never used that as an excuse. In fact, having placed second in Group 2, they still earned the right to advance to the Under-17 finals in Haiti. There, they discovered, their opening…

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    UPDATE: Mentally ill man goes berserk in Choiseul

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    A mentally ill man went berserk Sunday afternoon, injuring one man and damaging a few vehicles. The incident occurred sometime after 5 p.m. in Choiseul. The injured man has been identified as Lenton Charley. An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Charley was on his balcony when the mentally ill man started pelting stones in his direction. The police and fire service responded and transported the victim to hospital. The mentally ill man…

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    Gibson-Marks receives fine

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    Former Registrar of the High Court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanessa Tamara Gibson-Marks, was fined $10,500 on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The St. Lucian had pleaded guilty to stealing EC$21,925 and the abuse of authority in office. According to I-Witness News, District 1 Magistrate Carla James fined Gibson-Marks EC$4,500 on the theft charge with the sum to be paid in one month or three months imprisonment. She fined EC$6,000 on the abuse of authority charge, to pay…

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    Julian Bissette in beach volleyball action.

    Saint Lucian volleyball pro blazing a trail

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    Saint Lucian middle blocker Julian Bissette had two reasonably strong games over the weekend, but his club team split the two, falling out of contention for the Greek League Cup. MENT beat Aris 3-1 on Friday, but lost to PAOK 0-3 on Saturday, with the tall Caribbean import starting both games and ranking among the team leaders on both sides of the ball. But he insists that he and his team can do better. Julian,…

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    Ti Kaye Resort & Spa undertakes beach clean-up

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    PRESS RELEASE – Island Divers at Ti Kaye Resort & Spa makes International Coastal Clean up Day an annual event on their calendar. For the second consecutive year this beach cleanup has gain serious momentum by attracting some keen community supporters. For those who are not aware, Anse Cochon located in Anse La Raye is one of the protected marine reserves on the west coast of Saint Lucia. Home to many tropical fish and thriving…

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    TEF raises over $1.7M in year one

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) was launched in October 2013 and has raised well over $1.7 million dollars. This was made possible by an outpouring of support by several hotels and visitors to the island. The level of enthusiasm which accompanies the first year of operation for the TEF signals the significant contribution which tourism can make to the social fabric of St. Lucia. Thus far, several projects have been undertaken by…

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    Housing program to generate employment, improve lives

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    GIS – A new housing program currently being developed by the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal is expected to generate employment islandwide. According to Minister for Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, Sen. Hon. Stanley Felix, the program will enhance livelihoods in a variety of ways. “Not only will it create avenues for persons to own land, but it will also create huge employment around the island,’ he said. “We’re doing every…

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    Private sector forum discusses productivity improvement options

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    GIS – The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council hosted a “Private Sector Forum on Productivity,” Thursday, in an effort to monitor and improve productivity in various sectors in Saint Lucia. The forum allowed participants to make recommendations for improving productivity in their individual sectors. NCPC’s Communications Specialist, Geraldine Biscette-Joseph spoke on the need to embark on this initiative. “Everybody has an idea, but nobody knows for sure what the level is within their sector. The…

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    Former Chelsea FC and Portugal star Paulo Ferreira to attend Digicel Kickstart Academy

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    PRESS RELEASE – The 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy is set to raise the bar even higher this year with the announcement that former Chelsea FC and Portugal footballing hero, Paulo Ferreira, will be a part of the programme when it kicks off in Jamaica later this month. Ferreira, who played as a defender for Chelsea FC for nine years during which time they accumulated a number of trophies, including the Champions League and English Premier…

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    Miss Earth St. Lucia begins environmental awareness campaign

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    PRESS RELEASE – St Lucia’s delegate for the Miss Earth Final, the third largest beauty pageant in the world held, has recognized the importance education plays in conserving the environment. Miss Austin states, “The cycle of change must start with proper education. We cannot expect a cleaner, sustainable environment without first, being responsible. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, if we continue to cut down trees, expect an increase in landslides. If we…

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    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ball of Beauty

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    Photograph captured by Elaine Antoine from her front yard. Photographers – novice, amateur or professional – in Saint Lucia are asked to submit photos, photographer credit and caption to slunewsonline@gmail.com for consideration for the Photo of the Day feature, daily on stlucianewsonline.com and our Facebook page. Submissions will be published in the order they were received. Photos must be taken of St. Lucians and things St. Lucian. Note that submissions advertising any form of business…

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    Babonneau Secondary wins Jennes Kewyol pageant; George Charles Secondary wins best male

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    Babonneau Secondary student Ria Alexander is the winner of the third annual 2014 Jennes Kewyol, a pageant for secondary schools across the island. Alexander, a 14-year-old Form Four student, won best talent, best portrayal in evening wear, best overall female and overall winner. Nine competitors – seven females and two males – participated in the pageant, held at the Cultural Centre this afternoon. Cardious Constantine, a Form Five student of the George Charles Secondary School,…

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    Columbus employees “decertify” union

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    PRESS RELEASE – In an overwhelming demonstration of their confidence in the management of the company, employees at Columbus Communications St. Lucia Limited, operators of the brand Flow and Columbus Business Solutions (CBS), last week voted in favour of decertifying its union. Jesse Edwards, country manager, indicated that “Unions can have a positive and substantial impact on the lives of their members, it is commendable however that our employees have placed their confidence in our…

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