Category : Caribbean and World News

- 2 days ago

Pierre Denies Witch-Hunt In Move To Appoint Special Prosecutor

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has denied that his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration is mounting a witch-hunt in the move to appoint a Special Prosecutor. “This Act is not about a witch-hunt. This Act is about having Saint Lucia a...

- 3 days ago

Albert-Poyotte Says No Need For Rush To Get e-Passports

Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has advised citizens that there’s no need to rush to obtain Saint Lucia’s new e-passports, as existing travel documents are due for renewal after expiry. “They can use the passport...

- 3 days ago

Two Men Injured In Marchand Shooting

On Monday, two men sustained injuries after a suspected drive-by shooting in Marchand, Castries. Police said the incident occurred about 8:30 pm along Marchand Road. A police release said investigations revealed that one of the men sustained multipl...

- 3 days ago

Clarification Of COP’s Statement

On Monday, August 8, 2022, Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, was interviewed after a cabinet brief, by members of the media. Following this interview, he was quoted as having called for regional and international help to fight crime. The Royal S...

- 3 days ago

CARICOM Expresses Condolences As Cuba Battles Disastrous Fire

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to Cuba, which is battling a disastrous fire at the Port of Matanzas. “We extend our condolences on the loss of life and wish a speedy recovery to the scores of people who were injured...

- 3 days ago

Olivia Newton-John: Grease Star And Singer Dies Aged 73

Olivia Newton-John, best known for playing Sandy in smash-hit musical Grease, has died aged 73, her family says. The star died from cancer, her manager told the BBC. Her husband John Easterling said she “passed away peacefully” at her ra...

- 3 days ago

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 72 New Cases

Today Monday August 8, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 72 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed from Friday August 5, 2022 to Sunday August 7, 2022. This is from a total of 313 samples, of which 28...

- 3 days ago

Police Identify Deceased In Jacmel Shooting

Police have identified the deceased in the fatal shooting at Jacmel as 34-year-old Gavaska Shangoo of Odsan. According to a police statement, about 12:30 am on Monday, August 8, 2022, officers attached to the Anse La Raye Station responded to a repo...

- 3 days ago

Desir Acknowledges Need For Outside Help Amid Violent Crime Wave

Police Commissioner Milton Desir has acknowledged the need for outside help amid Saint Lucia’s current violent crime wave. The country has recorded 41 homicides this year, including three fatal police shootings. “At that point I think we need some h...

- 4 days ago

Three People Hospitalised After Marisule Road Accident

Emergency responders from the Babonneau and Gros Islet fire stations rushed three people to the OKEU Hospital Sunday night after three vehicles collided at Marisule near Sunset Motors after 8:00 pm. According to the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS),...

- 4 days ago

MHMC Experiencing Telephone Call Issues

The public is advised that Millennium Heights Medical Complex (Owen King EU Hospital, National Mental Wellness Centre and Turning Point) is currently experiencing disturbance in making and receiving external calls. Internally, the staff and phone op...