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Most Viewed Stories of 2019

With over 15 million page views on St. Lucia Times, 2019 was a year of good and bad. We covered a wide range of stories like the 2019 hurricane season, that forgiving hug after the Amber Guyger trial, a viral bus driver video, photos of drunk youths circulating on social media, and stories revolving around journalists Rihani Isidore and Timothy Poleon. However, as usual, one theme ever increased: crime and violence.

However, in 2019, we finally had a positive article take the number 1 spot with a total of 57,877 views. Scroll down to see what that article was.

Here’s our top 5 ‘Most Viewed Stories of 2019‘ list (from lowest to highest viewed):

5. Masked Gunman Rob KFC In Castries

Date: June 23, 2019. Views: 24,121.

KFC Micoud Street branch

Saint Lucia police shot one of two  masked bandits who robbed the Micoud Street outlet of KFC about 11:20 pm Saturday night, law enforcement officials say.

Both men were armed with guns at the time of the robbery, the law enforcement officials told St Lucia Times. Read more.


4. Castries Resident Charged In Gangland Style Fatal Shooting

Date: August 2, 2019. Views: 26,590

police line

A resident of Pavee, Castries, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident at Pavee, Castries on July 20, 2019.

He has been identified by the police as Linus Anthony Francis, 28, alias ‘General’. Read more.


3. G4S Security Guards Reject Wage Offer

Date: August 4, 2019. Views: 33, 438

Security Guards employed with G4S Secure Solutions St. Lucia Limited have rejected a wage offer made to them through the National Workers Union (NWU), their bargaining representative in a letter dated July 15, 2019. Read more.


2. Snake Bite Victim ‘Joe Knows’ Seeks Medical Attention

Date: October 8, 2019. Views: 41,021

'Joe Knows' recovering at home after being treated at Victoria Hospital for snake bite

Snake bite victim ‘Joe Knows’ has sought medical attention at La Maynard Hospital in Martinique.

The acclaimed Saint Lucia Tour Operator whose real name is Josiah Castang, reported being bitten by a fer de lance as he visited a waterfall in Anse La Raye last month. Read more.


1. Honesty Pays For Jamaican Who Handed Over Millions Found At ATM

Date: May 8, 2019. Views: 57,877

Ackaisha Green and her son Joshua (centre), along with University of the West Indies Professor Donna Hope (second right) with HEART Trust/NTA officials (from left) Charlene Mohan, senior manager in charge of workforce development and employment division; Novelette Denton Prince, acting managing director; Audley Finegan, driver; Julia Miley Green, director of communication; and Rayharna Wright, director of employment and career services, yesterday. The gifts on the table were presented by HEART to Green

Ackaisha Green, the 24-year-old mother who was ridiculed by her mother for turning over to the police a bag of cash she found in an ATM two weeks ago, is now the recipient of a flood of kindness from Jamaicans here and abroad.

Yesterday, her hope of pursuing a housekeeping course at HEART Trust/NTA became a reality as the agency not only had her fill out an assessment paper but named her its first ambassador. Read more.

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