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):
Date: June 23, 2019. Views: 24,121.
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.
Date: August 2, 2019. Views: 26,590
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.
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.
Date: October 8, 2019. Views: 41,021
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.
Date: May 8, 2019. Views: 57,877
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.