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ST LUCIA – National Security Minister receives death threat

ST LUCIA – National Security Minister receives death threat

CASTRIES – The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Senator Honourable Hermingild Francis has been reacting to a recent death threat with a calm composure. The death threat was conveyed to him via letter. Minister Francis has described this action by the person or persons involved as very unfortunate. The Minister, who is also […]

ST LUCIA – Three shot and killed

ST LUCIA – Three shot and killed

Three people were killed when gunmen posing as police officers kicked down a door of a dwelling house and shot at the occupants in the southern town of Vieux Fort on Saturday, police said. Police have not yet identified those killed, but said that a female occupant of the house managed to escape. They said […]

ST LUCIA: Agriculture minister resigns

ST LUCIA: Agriculture minister resigns

Agriculture Minister Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was recently stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport. Henry, who announced his resignation Wednesday in a video on social media, said he decided to step down for personal reasons. “I have decided to tender my resignation with immediate effect from the Senate and […]

ST LUCIA – Inmate shot, officers wounded after prison altercation

ST LUCIA – Inmate shot, officers wounded after prison altercation

CASTRIES –– An inmate was shot and two correctional officers sustained minor injuries during a flare-up of violence in the maximum security section of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) on Wednesday, June 28, according to BCF Public Relations Officer Kerwin Albert. The inmate sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is in stable condition after […]

St Lucia PM sued

St Lucia PM sued

CASTRIES – In the latest in what seems to be a current spate of defamation actions launched by politicians against colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the Eastern Caribbean, Dr Ernest Hilaire, the opposition St Lucia Labour Party member of parliament for Castries South, has filed a claim against Prime Minister Allen […]

ST LUCIA – UPDATE: Explosion kills four

ST LUCIA – UPDATE: Explosion kills four

CASTRIES – Four people are dead and more than a dozen are being treated for serious injuries following an explosion in St Lucia’s north yesterday evening. It occurred at a quarry as workers welded a container carrying dynamite. Neighbouring Martinique is helping the Eastern Caribbean island treat the injured, with four of them being airlifted to […]

ST LUCIA – Deadly explosion at construction site

ST LUCIA – Deadly explosion at construction site

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday night expressed condolences to the families of those killed in an explosion at a construction site in Cul de Sac. “It is a very sad situation whenever somebody loses his life whilst working with something that’s a hazard, it’s always heart breaking when it does happen,” Chastanet told […]

St Lucia PM staying out of nude photos scandal

St Lucia PM staying out of nude photos scandal

CASTRIES –– St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allan Chastanet has refused to be drawn into any controversy regarding investigations involving minister in the Ministry of Finance Dr Ubaldus Raymond. Raymond landed in the spotlight after nude photos said to be of him and extracts of a WhatsApp conversation that reportedly took place between him and an […]

ST LUCIA – Sir Dwight laid to rest

ST LUCIA – Sir Dwight laid to rest

CASTRIES –– In the presence of regional heads of government, dignitaries, politicians, friends, family members and a worldwide television audience, Sir Kenneth Dwight Venner was remembered yesterday in a ceremony fit for the man who served as governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for more almost three decades. During the official funeral service at […]

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