LATEST SHOOTING LEADS TO CALLS FOR TOUGHER LAWS

Meanwhile the Stan Pistol murder has prompted one Water Works resident to challenge policy makers to come up with some “tough on crime” policies, to help citizens feel safer while serving as a deterrent to criminal elements. According to Mr Timothy James the crime situation demands urgent action by the government. 51 year old Stan Pistol was robbed and gunned down Wednesday evening while at one of his businesses. On January 14th, 20 year old Hendi Calderon was shot and killed in Lacoudou a few yards away from where Pistol…

BUSINESSMAN SHOT DAYS SHY OF HIS BIRTHDAY

A wine shop owner was shot dead and robbed Wednesday evening, bringing the homicide figures to 7 for 2019. The shooting victim has been identified as 51 year old Cedars resident, Stan Pistol. According to the victim’s wife, she was in the process of parking her vehicle to join her husband at Cross Roads Mini Mart when she heard the sound of gunshots. Seconds later, she discovered her husband’s bullet riddled body in a pool of his own blood. Mrs. Grandalene Pistol says she and her husband have been married…

SOLID WASTE STARTS GETTING RID OF DERELICT VEHICLES

The St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority has embarked on a  derelict vehicle  removal program. The program is already being implemented in Micoud and will be extended to the  Bocage Cacao and Forestierre communities. Here’s Don Nicholas with the details  The St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority counted  over 300 derelict  vehicles island wide.  They will be removed based on a priority list. At the top of the list will be  vehicles along main highways and those near public institutions like  hospitals and schools. The Authority will be placing a…

FIRE OFFICERS OUT FOR SECOND DAY

Industrial action by fire officers went into its second day on Thursday. Some of the issues that prompted the action are an alleged lack of transparency in promotions, salary increases and alleged victimization. As industrial action by the Fire Officers goes  into day two President of the Fire Service Association Shane Felix is adamant that members    will not return to work until a satisfactory solution to the problem has been reached.  Mr. Felix  cited transparency in  promotion as one of the pressing issues but Home Affairs Minister Hermangild Francis says…

STUDENTS COUNCIL BACKS GOV. ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ISSUE

The Saint Lucia National Students’ Council (NSC) has thrown its support behind government’s decision to end corporal punishment at local schools. The organization says it condemns violence in any form, including corporal punishment. President of the Saint Lucia National Students’ Council Miss Desray Desir says the organization supports government’s decision wholeheartedly. The NSC president says it is imperative that the welfare of students remain a priority at the learning institutions on the island. She says there are alternative forms of discipline which can be enforced Opponents of the move say…