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…

MASSY STORES REWARDS STAFF DEDICATION

Massy Stores is once again recognizing the dedicated work and commitment of its team members. The company held its 2019 Annual Staff Recognition Awards ceremony at the Sandals Halcyon recently. Company officials say the annual event is an opportunity to say thank you to those whose performance on the job ensures that Massy Stores can continue to deliver on its promise of excellent service to the community. Massy Stores SLU Ltd has embraced a culture of celebrating its team members and supporting them in their personal and professional development. In…

PUBLIC SERVICE CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY STAFF ABSENCE

Minister for the Public Service Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond says his department was caught off guard by the actions of public officers who did not show up for work on Tuesday A number of government offices were vacant Monday after the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) called an emergency meeting to discuss the status of negotiations with the Government; a meeting Dr. Raymond, says permission was not granted for. Public servants remained off the job for a second consecutive day Tuesday but Raymond swears that operations have not been…

FORMER PRINCIPAL SAYS STUDENTS REAL VICTIMS OF SICKOUT BY TEACHERS

A former Principal is concerned about the impact of this week’s sickout by teachers on students- especially those preparing for exams. The Department of Education suspended classes Monday to facilitate an emergency meeting by the St. Lucia Teachers Union to discuss salary negotiations. Monday’s meeting ended with the SLTU giving the government Negotiating Team till Thursday this week to meet with them to discuss the way forward but on Tuesday, a number of teachers called in sick forcing the closure of several schools Teachers stayed away from school on Tuesday,…

ACCIDENT VICTIM LOSES MEMORY. FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS

A Babonneau mother is questioning why her daughter was left behind after the vehicle she was travelling in on Friday March 8th plunged into a river along the Allen Bousquet Highway. According to Miss Kerima Unwin her 25 year old daughter was left behind to fend for herself after the driver of the vehicle managed to get a ride to the hospital for medical attention and allegedly gave no indication that there was another accident victim. According to the distraught mother, she last saw her daughter Kimaya Louis Thursday evening…

ANGRY BUS DRIVER AND PASSENGER KISS AND MAKE UP

The Matter involving an exchange between a Gros Islet Mini Bus Operator and a female passenger in which the driver allegedly threatened to plunge the bus full of passengers into the Castries Harbour has been resolved. Both parties have apologized to each other. But this has not prevented the Gros Islet Mini Bus Association from issuing a warning letter to the driver involved in the incident. The incident started when  the female  passenger asked  the operator why he  did not pick up a male  student who was apparently late for…

SUPPORT FOR CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BAN

A social activist and a retired principal have applauded the government for what they considered as a revolutionary paradigm shift in how students are disciplined in schools. Miss Felicia Brown and Mr Rowan Seon were both reacting to recent reports that the cabinet of ministers has sanctioned the suspension and ultimate abolition of corporal punishment in schools effective May 1st 2019. Parents, teachers and even the church have all held different views on the subject of corporal punishment over the years And while the practiced continued to be legal, it…

BOMB SCARE SHUTS AIRPORT DOWN

Operations at the George F.L. Charles were shut down this morning after reports of a bomb at the facility. Airport officials acted immediately to evacuate the airport and to cordon off the entire vicinity. That meant absolutely no traffic was allowed in or out of the area. Residents of the area could not leave, while students of St. Mary’s College and persons working at nearby businesses and embassies had to wait for the all clear before being able to attend school or report for work. Principal of the St. Mary’s…

BTC CELEBRATES 59 YEARS

Staff and Wards of The St. Lucia Boys Training Center celebrated the facility’s 59th Anniversary of existence today. They started off with an ecumenical service at the St. Joseph the Worker Church at Gros Islet under the theme “Collaborating Efforts Towards Developing the Men of Tomorrow”. The young men of the BTC were not alone, as invited guests such as the wards of the Upton Gardens Girls Center, officials of the Bordelais Correctional Facility, and Government officials from various Departments attended the ecumenical service. The Boys took part in the…