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DISCONTINUATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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DISCONTINUATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move over the Lesser Antilles at wind speeds of near 50 mph (85km/h). At 2:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 14.0 north, longitude 59.9 west or 74 miles or 119 km east of Saint Lucia. Kirk is moving in a North West North direction at 14 mph or 22 km/h. On the forecast track the centre of Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to pass near the islands of Martinique and Saint Lucia sometime this afternoon. Heavy showers, tropical storm force winds and thunderstorms are expected from this evening into tomorrow, Friday. In light of this, essential services in respect of private sector operations (supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations) are encouraged to cease operations by 6:00 pm giving staff sufficient time to reach home. Everyone is encouraged to remain vigilant and to monitor the progress of the storm.

Regards, Velda Joseph

Director National Emergency Management Organization

Office of the Prime Minister

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Examining reports of SLP Candidate allegedly “storming” Forestierre Church.

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Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s Southeast Castries candidate allegedly stormed a church in the constituency in an attempt to confront his opponent. In this Truth vs. Truth Special report, Senior Correspondent Miguel Fevrier compares the initial accounts of the incident with that of some of the players involved.

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Police seeking assistance from public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today

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URGENT: Your help is needed.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the general public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today, January 23, 2021, at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Anyone who has a family member, loved one, or person known to them, who has been missing for about one week, and has failed to make a report to the police, is asked to contact the Gros Islet Police Station at 456-3830, or the Police Emergency Line. Anyone with information regarding her possible identity can do so anonymously via telephone, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force’s social media platforms or email publicrelations.rslpf@gmail.com.

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Saint Lucians protest CABOT Development

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Hundreds of Saint Lucians converged on the Cas en Bas Beach Sunday afternoon in support of a business owner who will be displaced when the Cabot (St. Lucia) golf resort project takes flight. However what was supposed to be a small lime, turned into a carnival-like atmosphere when police arrived on the scene. Miguel Fevrier was there, and has the details in this report.

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