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SOUND AGREEMENT?

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Government is moving straight ahead with the construction of the Police Headquarters and Criminal court. As part of the agreement, the court proceedings initiated by the SLNT has been withdrawn and the injunction previously obtained has also been discharged. Government and the Trust will jointly review plans on changes to be made. This is according to Senator Hermangild Francis. However the search is on for the remains of humans buried under the Royal Goal. Senior News Correspondent Cecile Actille reports.

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THE POLICE SHOOT DOWN PM’s CLAIM IMPACS SAGA IS “RESOLVED”

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The Prime Minister’s victory lap following the resumption of United States sponsored assistance to the Royal Saint Lucia Police, still under Leahy Law sanctions, has been tempered by the Police Welfare Association. During his July 5 address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared the IMPACS saga has been “resolved”. His utterances appear to contradict the US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who on June 18 confirmed the Leahy sanction are still in place and Saint Lucia’s chief prosecutor is still expected to address the conclusions in the IMPACS report. The PWA says they expect the Prime Minister to correct the record.

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PWA SAYS RIGHTS OF IMPLICATED ORC SHOOTERS VIOLATED

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Saint Lucia’s Director of Public Prosecutions was once again in the crosshairs of the Police Welfare Association. In the 10 years since the infamous Operation Restore Confidence police led anticrime crackdown, no police officer involved in the killings [deemed to be unlawful] has been charged. The implicated police officers however, have been denied promotions pending a long awaited decision from the DPP’s office. PWA president Travis Chicot says the decade long delay is a violation of the officer’s rights.SHOW LESS

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POLICE CHARGE CATTLE FARMER

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Authorities are cracking down on local cattle farmers whose grazing animals threaten vehicular traffic along major roadways. One man has been charged and two of his cows impounded after police received complaints of stray animals disrupting traffic. The accused however, claims he was scapegoated because of his political views.

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