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Prime Minister declares war against illegal entry of firearms into Saint Lucia

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, has declared that Saint Lucia has failed to secure its borders, hence the emphasis on the creation of a new Border Control Agency. He spoke against the backdrop of concerns in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force that high powered weapons were used in Sunday’s shooting incident in Wilton’s Yard, in which 47 year old Stephen Francis, alias Face, was killed. Senior news Correspondent Cecile Actille reports.

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Clendon Mason teachers fear mass COVID infections, after one student tests positive

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Concerns and frustrations have grown among staff at the Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary School, following news that a form 4 student at the institution has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The teachers allege that health and education authorities are pussyfooting, therefor placing their health and lives at risk.
We now join Senior Investigative Correspondent Miguel Fevrier in studio with the details.

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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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LUCELEC CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED

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Saint Lucia’s only electricity supplier LUCELEC is not immune to the COVID-19 induced economic fallout. Regional credit rating agency CariCRIS has downgraded LUCELEC’s credit rating. CariCRIS cited reduced energy consumption and outstanding debt from major customers like the Saint Lucia government for the “1-notch” downgrade. LUCELEC executives, anticipating improved economic prospects this year, say their expecting to rebound from the CariCRIS credit rating downgrade.

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