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St Lucia – Earthquake felt in Saint Lucia

CASTRIES –– The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad an Tobago has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique this morning. Most people in Saint Lucia reported feeling the quake at about 10:18 a.m. The centre said the quake occurred at […]

St Lucia – Cathedral killers sentenced to life in prison

CASTRIES –– Two men accused of setting fire to worshippers 15 years ago, have been sentenced to life imprisonment. After spending 14 years in jail during which a retrial was held, the sentence was handed down on Friday in the High Court. The men –– Kim John and Francis Phillip –– were sentenced in the […]

St Lucia – Teen’s post-mortem reveals 56 stab wounds

CASTRIES –– A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of 18-year-old Marvin Anthony Augustin of Grand Riviere, Gros-Islet, has revealed that he sustained 56 stabs wounds. The post-mortem concluded that Augustin died from haemorrhagic shock secondary to a stab wound. Augustin was found with his throat slashed on Tuesday on Trouya Beach in Gros Islet, […]

St Lucia – Female prison officer gets bail on drug charge

CASTRIES –– The female Bordelais Correctional Facility officer who was caught with drugs in her private parts has been granted bail. Lydia Charlery, of La Pointe, Mon Repos, today appeared in the First District Court where she was granted bail in the sum of EC$2,500 or suitable surety, police said in a Press release. “Other […]

St Lucia – Cops say pickup was overloaded when it crashed

CASTRIES –– The pickup that overturned killing one person in Choiseul yesterday was overloaded, a police official has confirmed. St Lucia News Online (SNO) was told that the pickup had seven passengers, when in fact it only had seats for one passenger and the driver. Ayan Lawrence, aka Madda, who is from Fiete, Choiseul, was […]

St Lucia – Canadian charged with drowning toddler on bail

CASTRIES –– A Canadian citizen who was charged in connection with the drowning death of four-year-old Terrel Joshua Elibox at the Bois Chadon Beach in Vieux Fort on Sunday, February 22, has been granted bail. St Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that Sahab Jamshidi, 33, was granted bail in the sum of EC$10,000 cash, or […]

St Lucia – Canadian arrested in connection with drowning

CASTRIES – A Canadian citizen has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of a four-year-old Vieux Fort boy on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Reports are that the man allegedly took the child into the water on a surfboard against the wishes of his guardian, resulting in his death. A police statement issued yesterday […]

ST LUCIA-Plane with cruise ship passengers leaves St Lucia

CASTRIES –– Some 61 Insignia cruise ship passengers who were stranded on a plane for close to five hours at the Hewanorra International Airport have now gone on to Miami. The plane departed St Lucia at about 9:30 a.m. It was initially due to leave at 4 a.m. St Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that […]

Escaped convict tricks police with false name

CASTRIES – One of two men who escaped the Richfond Police Station lockup in Dennery over the weekend had given the police a wrong name. Police Information Officer Aniel Innocent said Kevin Alphonse was the name given but further investigations revealed that the escapee’s real name is Davidson Alfred. “He gave the wrong name to […]

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