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The Ministry of Education is alarmed by photographs being circulated on social media, showing two males students in school uniform, brandishing what appear to be a hand gun and a shot gun. Education officials on Friday said that an investigation has been launched into the matter. While this is not the first such incident, education officials are no less disturbed by this latest case. They are also concerned about the seemingly cavalier attitude of the students in the photographs. Education officials are also wondering how they were able to access…

STILL PENDING

January 17th is exactly five years since the murder of 62 year old Roger Pratt off the coast of Vieux Fort in 2014. In December 2018, a few weeks before the fifth anniversary, Margaret Pratt paid a visit to the island’s Director of Public Prosecutions to get an update on the status of the case as she continues her pursuit for justice. The British couple was vacationing in St. Lucia, and was anchored just off the coast of Vieux Fort; a voyage the two planned for years as it was…

FULL IMPACS

The Police Welfare Association remains optimistic that 2019 will see the conclusion of the IMPACS case with officers involved in operation restore Confidence finally being exonerated. The investigation into alleged extra judicial killings by the officers led to the US State Department withdrawing all assistance to local police. An investigation into the alleged killings was conducted by CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) The allegations prompted the United Stated to take a policy decision to withdraw training and material assistance to the RSLPF under the Leahy Law which…

WEEKLY REPORT

The third day into a new week and the island’s chief of police is yet to give an update on the Kimberly De Leon investigation as promised on Tuesday January 8th 2019 during a police press conference. Commissioner Severin Moncherry first made the revelation that samples were sent overseas for testing on November 23rd. the results were due back the following week During the January 8th press conference, the top cop confirmed that the results were still in St. Kitts and should be in the possession of the RSLPF by…

GRUESOME DISCOVERY

A British national has been confirmed as St. Lucia’s first homicide for 2019. The deceased Robert Hathaway, was a well-known businessman who made St. Lucia his home several years ago. His nude body was discovered at his Piat Grande Riviere home on Sunday morning. This latest homicide comes just three days shy of the fifth anniversary of the death of 62 year old Roger Pratt, also a British national who was killed on board his yacht in Vieux Fort on January 17th 2014. While details are still sketchy, according to…

IT’S OUR TIME

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet this past weekend reiterated government’s commitment to tackling crime, and outlined his administration’s plans to achieve a balanced economy, attract more direct foreign investment and attack many of the critical issues affecting the health sector. The strategies were contained in a new years address broadcast on Sunday night over most stations and via social media Sunday’s address as the prime minister reminded viewers and listeners marked the halfway way mark of the government’s term in office. It was an opportunity to reflect on the administration’s accomplishments,…

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

The Deputy Director of the Bordelais Correctional Facility has applauded wardens at the facility who foiled attempts by two AC technicians to smuggle contraband into the prison The two men were contracted to do some maintenance work at the facility on Monday January 7th. The men were allowed to drive into the facility and were searched by officers as is customary with visitors to the facility. Acting on a tip off, the men were searched for a second time. That’s when contraband inclusive of cannabis, mobile phones and accessories were…

LOST & FOUND

A Victoria Hospital Patient whose wallet was stolen while she slept has recovered the item but without the 600 dollars it contained. Stella Joseph is happy that all her travel documents are in-tact but she is calling for tighter security at the facility especially on the Wards. Stella Joseph who is a patient at the Victoria Hospital says her wallet was stolen from her bag on Wednesday around 4:15 PM while she was asleep. It contained 600 dollars, bank cards, her Farmers Cooperative pass book and Bahamian and St. Lucian…

TIME WILL TELL

TIME WILL TELL The results of tests done on samples from the Kimberly Williams De Leon homicide investigation sent to St. Kitts for analysis are yet to be delivered to local lawmen. Police commissioner Severin Moncherry says the results should be here by Thursday this week. On November 23rd, Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry confirmed that samples were sent overseas for testing and that the results were expected the following week. Nearly two months following the announcement by the top cop, results are still pending. Kimberly De Leon was found at…

TEST RESULTS

  Law enforcement officials are yet to receive the results of tests done on samples from the Kimberley De Leon murder investigation sent overseas for analysis. The results are expected to shed light on the 42 year old’s final moments. The mother of two was killed at her Morne Fortune residence on October 29th. No arrests have been made in the case although De Leon’s husband was initially brought in by police as a person of interest. This was based largely on what law enforcement says were past reports of…