Law & Order

BBQ Results In €13m Fine For Forest Fire

BBC News:- Two university students blamed for a forest fire in the Italian region of Como have been fined €13.5m (£11.7m). The men, both aged 22, were barbecuing at a mountain forest home belonging to one of their grandfathers when the...

CCC Steps Up Campaign Against Urination In Public

The Castries Constituency Council (CCC) is stepping up its campaign against persons who urinate in public. A CCC official told St Lucia Times that the council has started placing signs in various parts of the capital, alerting people not to...

CCJ Celebrates 14 Years

Press Release:-  The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is celebrating 14 years of its operations on Tuesday, 16th April 2019. The Court is marking this occasion with activities throughout the week. Today, to commemorate the actual day of the...

CARICOM Security Ministers Push For Greater Collaboration

CARICOM Today:- The crime and security situation in the Region demands greater collaboration and co-operation among the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This was the view of the 20th Meeting of the Caribbean Community’s Ministerial Council for National Security and...

Police Detectors Can Catch Drivers Using Mobile Phones

Sky News:- Police have unveiled a new device which can detect when motorists are using their mobile phones while driving. The new technology, created by Westcotec, can determine how many cars on a stretch of road have phones being used without...

Caribbean Nationals Nabbed In US Immigration Sweep

NEWARK, USA ( CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says Caribbean citizens are among 123 foreign nationals apprehended during a month-long operation targeting immigrants with prior arrests or convictions for driving under the influence...

Tobago Political Activist Under Probe For Sex Texts To Boy

Trinidad Guardian:- Of­fi­cers of the TTPS Child Pro­tec­tion Unit in To­ba­go are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ries of in­ap­pro­pri­ate, vile, text mes­sages sent to a 15-year-old school­boy from a so­cial me­dia ac­count of a To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) em­ploy­ee. The 34-year-old al­leged...

Wikileaks Co-founder Arrested In London

BBC News:- Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met...

Police Seize Outboard Engine, Seeking Owner

 Soufriere Police seized an outboard engine Wednesday afternoon and are seeking to locate the owner. Law enforcement officials, acting on information,  found the Yamaha 150 Horse Power engine concealed in a yard at New Development, Soufriere, it was reported. No one...

Guyana: Drivers Of Vehicles With Coloured Lights Will Be Charged

iNews Guyana:- The Guyana Police Force has issued a stern warning to drivers and owners of vehicles with blue or green lights. “This practice is illegal and should ceased forthwith,” the Force reminded in a statement. Police Headquarters say it has observed...

Police Say ‘Gunman Video’ Likely Not From Saint Lucia

A video of a young man brandishing what appear to be two automatic weapons while three handguns are visible in the pockets of his trousers likely did not originate in Saint Lucia, police say. The youth has his identity concealed. "In...

Education Minister Addresses School Security Concerns

Education Minister Doctor Gale Rigobert says the authorities have tabled for discussion consideration and implementation, a programme that will address security issues in schools. She was questioned bu reporters on the issue of school security outside parliament Tuesday. Rigobert spoke against...

Doctor Stephen King Says ‘Too Much Blood’ Being Shed In Saint Lucia

Consultant Pathologist, Doctor Stephen King has declared that too much blood is being shed in this country. He spoke against the backdrop of a spate of homicides being recorded locally. King disclosed that since 1989 he has performed some 6,500 post...

Belgian Twins Freed By Court Amid Identity Confusion

BBC News:- Twin brothers from the Belgian city of Leuven have been acquitted of involvement in a snack-bar fight because they could not be told apart. Ibrahim and Murat A were both put on trial for assault and causing injury to...

Mayor’s Office Says Castries ‘Safer Than Ever’

The office of Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has announced that the Saint Lucia capital is now safer than ever as a result of tactical investments and  increased and focussed patrols by the City Police. According to reports, from December 19,...

NADS President Urges Ban On ‘After Market’ Headlamps

The President of the National Association of Driving Schools (NADS) is urging a ban on after market headlamps which have a blinding effect on oncoming motorists at nights. Kingson Jean told St Lucia Times that the after market HIV (High...

Cocaine Washes Ashore Near Black Sea Coastline

BBC News:- Police in Romania are searching along the country's Black Sea coast after 130kg (286lb) of cocaine was found washed ashore. Around 300 officers and 14 coastguard ships are patrolling the coastline after packets of narcotics were found in several...

City Police Sound New Warning Against Urinating In Public

The City Police have issued a new warning against urinating in public, after four males were hauled before the court this week and fined for indecent exposure. The men were all required to pay $500 or face two months in...

Man Who Falsely Claimed To Be Long-Missing Boy Charged

Washington Post:- The 23-year-old man who falsely claimed to be long-missing Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen has been charged with lying to a federal agent, officials said Friday. Brian Michael Rini, who had recently been released from prison in Ohio, gave multiple...

Bill Cosby Settles Lawsuit Filed By Seven Women

NBC News:- Comedian-turned-convict Bill Cosby has settled a federal lawsuit with seven women who accused him of defamation after they went public with sexual assault allegations, according to court documents filed Friday. The women sued Cosby in 2014, claiming that he...

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