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Ambulance involved in collision

An ambulance belonging to the Gros Islet polyclinic was involved in a collision with another vehicle on June 13, 2016. The collision occurred near the Jn Marie Gas station on the Castries Gros Islet highway. The ambulance was transporting a patient...

UWP victory rally – Grateful & gratifying

PRESS RELEASE:- CASTRIES, Saint Lucia –Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – For the United Workers Party, last Sunday’s victory rally was an historic celebration of joy and gratitude. Thousands of members, supporters and well wishers journeyed across the island to Micoud...

SDA Minister condemns US mass shootings

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Minister, Doctor Franklin Bray, has condemned the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The incident left 49 people dead. A gunman armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the crowded...

Pierre recommended as opposition leader

Philip J. Pierre has been recommended by elected members of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), to become leader of the parliamentary opposition, well-informed sources have told the Times. According to the sources, Pierre was unanimously recommended at a meeting...

Chastanet lauds people’s campaign

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has paid tribute to the people’s campaign which resulted in his party’s 11-6 election victory. “We were only following you and we said that we will be your servants,” Chastanet told a huge crowd at last...

King says UWP will deal with VAT

Former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, has declared that the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) will deal with Value Added Tax (VAT). The party had promised during the last election campaign to eventually remove the measure. King, who reclaimed his Castries North...

Rape attempt – Response of Cops criticized

A rape attempt on an elderly woman has brought accusations from her family that Vieux Fort police were tardy in their response. The accusation is currently under investigation, with well-informed sources telling the Times that there may have been a...

Jeannine says elections result no surprise

Former Micoud North MP, Jeannine Compton-Antoine, has told the Times that the elections result came as no surprise to her. “The feeling on the ground was that the people wanted change and so they spoke out,” Compton-Antoine asserted. She told the...

Tom Chou to return?

Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, has declared that the outcome of the last elections was a vote for former Taiwanese Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Tom Chou. Addressing last night’s Victory Rally of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) in...

Bandits attack Babonneau couple

Bandits attacked a Babonneau couple at Paix Bouche, Babonneau, robbing them of a gold chain and mobile telephones. According to information obtained by the Times, the man and his wife had driven to Plateau, Babonneau, to drop off a friend. On...

Writer defends “snipe” post on Facebook

The writer of a Facebook post that was taken as a threat against then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, has defended the post. Saint Lucia Police, shortly after the posting, had announced that there would be an investigation. In the message,...

Attempted rape of elderly Mom – 3 held

The attempted rape this morning of a mother, believed to be in her seventies, has resulted in the arrest of three individuals. One of those currently in police custody is a man, estimated to be in his twenties. He has been...

Mangal: People voted against Kenny and SLP

Former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate, Timothy Mangal, has asserted that the outcome of the last general elections was more of a vote against SLP leader and then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony. “I think it was a vote...

Police investigate sexual assault in Vieux Fort

Vieux Fort police are investigating reports of a sexual assault against a woman this morning. According to information obtained by the Times, a mother from the community was engaged in a fitness walk at about 5:00 AM when she was...

By-election in Vieux Fort South?

The possibility of a by-election in Vieux Fort South has been raised by former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate, Timothy Mangal. Mangal spoke against the backdrop of the decision by Vieux Fort South MP, Doctor Kenny Anthony, to formally...

Road conditions contributed to collision?

Lance Willie, the son of deceased Blanchard, Desruisseaux resident, George Willie who was hit by a vehicle yesterday, has said that the driver indicated that a hole on the road contributed to the mishap. “Wasco had a lil project doing...

UWP denies disunity

The General Secretary of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), has rejected suggestions that it is only a matter of time before infighting breaks out in the new  government of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. Detractors have pointed to previous internal...

Fatal accident in Blanchard

Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Thursday, June 9, 2016 about 4:35 p.m. in Blanchard, Desruisseaux. Pickup truck registration number PD 809 driven by Eldon Wilson of Anse-Ger, Micoud was travelling in a westerly direction when it...

UWP says election victory no surprise

The  election victory of the United Workers Party (UWP) at the recent polls came as no surprise, party General Secretary, Oswald Augustin has said. “When you have a government that does not keep Saint Lucians informed about the issues and...

Anthony formally resigns as SLP leader

Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, has submitted his letter of resignation as Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, according to well-informed sources. The Times has been reliably informed that Anthony's letter was submitted yesterday. The former Prime Minister,...

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