Tragedy

Saint Lucian Couple In UK Die From COVID-19, Diaspora Death Toll Now 18

A Saint Lucian couple in the United Kingdom are among the nationals in the diaspora who have died as a result of COVID-19, this country's Diaspora Affairs Ambassador has confirmed. "This is not a pleasant task but I have to...

Post Mortem Results For Reyes Smith Released

Seven year old Reyes Smith died as a result of cerebral anoxia, secondary to drowning, according to the results of a post mortem examination. Cerebral anoxia occurs when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen. The post mortem examination on Reyes Smith was...

15th Saint Lucian Dead Overseas From COVID-19

A 15th Saint Lucian has succumbed to COVID-19 overseas, this country's Disapora Affairs Unit has announced. Ambassador with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs,  Dr Jocelyne Clarke-Fletcher, identified the deceased as Peter Clery of the United States. Relatives of the deceased told St...

14 Saint Lucians In The Diaspora Confirmed Dead From COVID-19

A total of 14 Saint Lucians in the diaspora have been confirmed dead from COVID-19. The announcement has come from this country’s Ambassador with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Doctor Jocelyne Clarke-Fletcher. She disclosed that the majority of the deaths occurred in...

Post Mortem Thursday For Reyes Smith – Mother Speaks

A post mortem examination has been scheduled for Thursday on young suspected drowning victim, Reyes Smith, relatives say. The seven year old died last week. His mother Karena Smith told St Lucia Times that she, her two daughters, Reyes and the...

PM Chastanet Offers Condolences After Boy Dies Of Suspected Drowning

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has offered condolences to the family of a young boy who died of suspected  drowning at Jetrine, Saltibus, last week. Emergency officials said seven year old Reyes Smith was unresponsive when an ambulance transported him from...

Crocodile Kills Rwandan Man Who Violated Coronavirus Lockdown

New York Post:- A man in Rwanda violated lockdown orders amid the coronavirus outbreak to go fishing – but was killed and eaten by an crocodile, according to a report. “He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people...

Construction Worker Killed In Roofing Accident Identified

A construction worker who is reported to have been killed in a work-related accident Wednesday afternoon has been identified. Law enforcement officials named him as Brian Hippolyte of Cabiche, Babonneau. Reports indicate that he fell off a roof at South Hill,...

Construction Worker Dead After Falling Off Roof In Gros Islet

A construction worker is  dead after falling off a roof at South Hill, Cap Estate, Gros Islet. According to reports, emergency responders were summoned to the scene about 1:26 pm Wednesday. The deceased is reported to be from Cabiche, Babonneau. There are...

Mother Says Daughter Complained Of Thirst Before Suspected Drowning

Distraught mother, Sophia Jean, says her daughter Krystal did a video while on a fun walk complaining that of thirst, before she died of suspected drowning. The incident happened at Reduit beach, according to emergency officials. "I really want to know...

Eight Year Old Dies After Vieux Fort Road Accident

An eight year old boy died Saturday following a road accident in Vieux Fort days earlier, family members say. The deceased was identified as Omari Louis, a Grade Two student of the Pierrot Combined school. He would have been nine years...

Teenager Dies Of Suspected Drowning At Reduit Beach

Saint Lucia police are investigating the suspected drowning of a teenager at Reduit beach, Gros Islet, Sunday. Emergency officials told St Lucia Times that the incident involving the 17 year old female occurred about noon. According to an official, efforts were...

Five Dead In Milwaukee Shooting

Sky News:- Five people have been killed in a shooting in the US city of Milwaukee, according to US President Donald Trump. The shooting was at the Molson Coors Brewing Co, which houses a mixture of corporate offices and brewing facilities...

13 Children Die In Haiti Orphanage Fire

Associated Press:-  (PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) — A fire swept through a Haitian children’s home run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, health care workers said Friday. Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that she saw...

Coroner Says Death Of British Man In Saint Lucia Was Preventable

The Guardian:-  The death of a British man (Martin Ellis) who was electrocuted at a dam in St Lucia while on holiday with his three sons could have been prevented by signs warning the public not to enter, a...

Coronavirus deaths rise to more than 1,000

CNN: The number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen to more than 1,000, with all but two of those deaths in mainland China. The WHO has arrived in China to help control the epidemic and hopefully usher in...

3 Dead As Plane Splits After Skidding Of Runway In Turkey

Sky News:- Three people were killed and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off an airport runway in Istanbul and split into three pieces. The Turkish health minister said one person was dead at the Sabiha Gokcen airport. Earlier, the government...

Tanzania Church Stampede Kills At Least 20

BBC News:- At least 20 people have been killed and others injured in a stampede during an outdoor religious service in Tanzania. Worshippers were attending a Pentecostal service at a stadium in the northern town of Moshi on Saturday evening when...

Prayer Vigil Planned For Victor Morris

Relatives of the late former Civil Servant and former Town Clerk, Victor Morris, have planned a prayer vigil in his memory. The event will be held on Thursday January 30th 2020, at 6.00 pm, at Constitution Park. The theme chosen for...

Office Of the Mayor Pays Tribute To Late Former Councillor

Press Release:-  The Office of the Mayor and the Castries Constituency Council wish to pay tribute to late Councillor Victor Maurice who died while receiving treatment after a shooting incident in November last year.  Councillor Maurice, a popular and hardworking nut-vendor,...

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