Category : Caribbean and World News

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Saint Lucia Closes Schools As It Fights Sharp COVID-19 Spike

Saint Lucia is temporarily closing all public and private schools, as the country manages the biggest COVID-19 wave to date. The institutions will close from Friday, January 22 for a 10-day period. The Chairman of the COVID-19 Command Centre, Dominic...

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Saint Lucia Prohibits Sale Of Alcohol Amid Surge In COVID-19

Press Release:– The Government of Saint Lucia announces that liquor licenses are suspended as of Wednesday 20th January 2021 which will prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol at supermarkets, minimarts, grocery shops, gas stations, restau...

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Mother & Daughter Held In Gros Islet For COVID-19 Violations

Police called the Fire Service Tuesday to take a mother and daughter to a state COVID-19 quarantine facility. This after reports that the mother, 75, and the daughter, 47, broke COVID-19 protocols. Emergency officials told St Lucia Times that the inc...

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Saint Lucian Is New Caribbean Development Bank President

Saint Lucian national Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon will serve as the next President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB made the announcement of his election by its Board of Governors in a statement Tuesday. As a result, Leon’s appointment wi...

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‘Trump Freedom Fighters’ Invade NEMAC Zoom Meeting

Intruders calling themselves ‘Trump Freedom Fighters’ invaded a NEMAC Zoom meeting Tuesday. The apparent leader of the group declared that they had ‘sieged’ the online gathering. “This meeting has been sieged, this is An...

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Saint Lucia Records 57 New COVID-19 Cases. Total Now 713 To Date

Press Release:- Today Tuesday January 19, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of fifty-seven new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 216 COVID-19 tests conducted at the Ezra Long Laboratory. There were 159 negative tests rece...

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FRC Mourns The Passing Of National Cultural Icon, Charles Cadet

The Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre extends its condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable Charles Cadet, SLC, who passed away on Sunday January 17th. He was 96. The Honorable Charles Cadet was an arts and cultural icon, an agr...

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Saint Lucia Implements Academic Recovery Programme

Recognizing that students have lost a significant amount of instruction time as a result of the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education is channeling efforts into ensuring that students are able to make up for los...

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Thief In US Chides Mom For Leaving Child In Car He Stole

BEAVERTON, Oregon (AP) — A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said. The woman went into a grocery store abou...

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SLP Urges New Leadership Amid ‘Alarming’ COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release:– The Saint Lucia Labour Party believes that the alarming COVID-19 crisis requires new leadership as a result of the rapidly deteriorating national health crisis caused by the Government’s disastrous management of the COVID-19 Pan...

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Four People Injured In Road Accidents At Vieux Fort & Babonneau

The Saint Lucia Fire Service transported four people to hospital after two separate accidents at Vieux Fort and Babonneau. About 7:53am on Tuesday the Vieux Fort fire station responded to a report of a vehicle accident at La Ressource. Fire Service s...