Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

One Dead, 11 Injured – Accident Details and Crime Progress Reports from RSLPF

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Fatal Accident Claims the Life of a 20-year-old

 On Monday 25th June 2012, about 3:30 pm, Officers attached to the Richfond Police Station responded to a report of a serious vehicular accident which occurred along the La Caye Highway, Dennery

On arrival on the scene, officers received information that motor omnibus registration number M1017 driven by 36 year Peter Clarkson of Dennery, was travelling along the said road in a northerly direction when he came into contact with a black bicycle travelling in the opposite direction. At the time the cyclist was identified as 20 year old Melvin Avril of Derniere Riviere, Dennery.

As a result of the impact, Melvin Avril sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A post mortem examination which was performed on the body of the deceased on Tuesday 26th June, 2012 revealed that he died as a result of a brain injury.

An investigation in the matter is ongoing.

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11 Persons Injured in Vehicular Accident

On Wednesday 27th June 2012, about 3:00 pm, Officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station responded to a serious vehicular accident which occurred near the Humming Bird Beach in Soufriere.

Information received indicated motor omnibus registration number M1078 driven by Hiran Robinson of Mongouge, Choiseul lost control after attempting to allow free passage to an oncoming vehicle, skidded off the brow of a hill landing on its roof. At the time the bus was heading to the Anse Chastenat Hotel to convey staff members.

As a result of the accident all 11 passengers on the said vehicle including the driver sustained injuries. The seriously injured passengers were conveyed to the St. Jude’s Hospital whilst the remaining injured passengers were taken to the Soufriere Hospital where they were treated, some of which were admitted.

The omnibus was completely damaged.

An investigation into the matter is continuing.

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13-year-old Still Missing 

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force is continuing its effort in locating 13 year old Justus Monrose of Marchand Road.

Justus Monrose was reported missing on Friday 18th May 2012 about 9:35 am by his mother Phillipa Damaze of Marchand Road

He was last seen on Thursday 17th May 2012 about 2:30 pm wearing a while ¾ short pants, a blue and white tee shirt and a black pair of sneakers. At the time he was carrying a white and green Jan Sport backpack with two stars on it.

Justus Monrose is brown skin in complexion; he is of slender built and has brown eyes. He wears his hair in dreads.

Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Justus Monrose is asked to contact the Marchand Police Station at 456 3885 or the nearest police station.

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Progress Report: Bail on Drug’s Charges

 On Tuesday 26th June 2012, 32 year old Martin Shortie and 15 year old Marlon Lewis appeared before the court on the charges of Possession of a Control Drug and Possession with the Intent to Supply a Control Drug.

Both individuals were bailed in the sum of $750.00 on each charge. Part of their bail condition includes reporting to the Richfond Police Station on Wednesdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Martin Shortie and Marlon Lewis were arrested by Officers attached to the Traffic Department during a traffic check on the Bexon Highway on Friday 22nd June, 2012.

 

Progress Report: Prison Term on Firearm Charge

On Tuesday 26th June 2012, Cletus Mitchel of La Croix Maingot appeared before the court on the charge of Possession of an unlicensed Firearm.

He was sentence to one year imprisonment.

Cletus Mitchel was arrested on Friday 22nd June 2012. At the time of his arrest he had in his possession a 9mm pistol.

ENDS

For further information contact the RSLPF Public Relations Office: Tel: 456-3726/7, or Fax 456-3728. Email public_relations@rslpf.com

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Two Week Summer Jobs for Students

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The Office of the National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) has embarked on a programme which is geared at creating summer jobs for students returning to school in September 2012. A total of one hundred and ninety (190) job opportunities will be made available for secondary and tertiary level students who wish to be employed as facilitators for a summer programme in their respective communities for 2012.

Organizers of summer camps are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as it will provide much needed assistance to the respective programmes as it relates to the supervision of participants. Applicants are to take note of the following guidelines: Funding is to cover the employment of students for a two week period only with camps taking place between the July 23rd and August 17th 2012; participants of the camp are to be between the ages 5 -12 years.

The summer programmes must constitute an educational, sports or cultural component, among other activities and make provision for under privilege children. The aim of the programme is to ensure that the targeted group has an avenue where their youthful energies can be directed into something constructive during their long vacation.

Under this programme NICE will cover the cost of employing the one hundred and ninety (190) facilitators and providing t-shirts for the participating students and co-ordinators in the various communities. For further information, please contact the Office of the National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister. Email address nice@govt.lc or telephone number 468-2177.

Reigning Carnival Queen for Vincy Mas 2012

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(Thursday 28th June, 2012; Castries) One week before the Carnival Queen Pageant 2012, we are pleased to highlight the Reigning Miss Saint Lucia Carnival Queen – Roxanne Didier-Nicholas as our contestant for the upcoming VINCY MAS 2012-MISS CARIVAL SHOW, to be held on Friday July 6th, 2012 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Carnival Queen Pageant has a twenty-five year history of presenting vibrant, intelligent, and articulate Saint Lucian women to be St. Lucia’s Ambassador for the festival and other regional and international shows during the year of their reign.

The VINCY MAS 2012 – MISS CARIVAL SHOW is intended to provide entertainment and enlightenment about Caribbean arts and culture to the audience; benefits and opportunities for the contestants; and an annual regional event for the participation of the Caribbean Community.

The contestants in the pageant are of Caribbean origin, between the ages of 18 and 25, never married, and are citizens, residents, or born in the Caribbean or at least have one parent of Caribbean descent. The pageant consists of five segments – Introductory Appearance, Swim Wear, Talent, Evening Gown and an Interview session.

It is expected that nine (9) countries will take part in the VINCY MAS 2012-MISS CARIVAL SHOW this year.

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Born on the 5th of December 1991 in Castries, Saint Lucia, 20 year old Roxanne Didier Nicholas, was enrolled at the age of four in the Ave Maria Girl’s School which she attended for the next seven years, gaining an elementary level education. Whilst a student at Ave Maria her interest for dance was tickled by the formation of a school dance group. Soon after joining the school’s dance group she was enrolled in the St. Lucia School of Ballet.

In 2003, Ms. Didier-Nicholas wrote the Common Entrance examination and passed for the St. Joseph’s Convent.

At Secondary School, Ms. Didier-Nicholas became a member of the school’s drama club by the persuasion of friends and also become a member of the Avad Dance Ministry outside of school. For the next five

years she participated in drama competitions, aided in the preparation of school productions and also helped coach drama students in during her senior years.

In 2010 Ms. Didier-Nicholas gained entry into the University of the West Indies to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. In July of 2011, Ms. Didier-Nicholas participated in the Saint Lucia Carnival Queen Pageant and was crowned as the island’s new Carnival Queen for the period 2011-2012.

Constantly consumed by academia she still strives toward her goal of becoming a professional dancer. Having completed seven grades of ballet and modern dance training with, she believes that she is well equipped with the skills and abilities to further her dance education on an international level.

Miss Roxanne Didier-Nicholas is scheduled to leave Saint Lucia for the VINCY MAS 2012-MISS CARIVAL SHOW on Friday 29th June, 2012 and will be back on Saturday 7th July, 2012 to usher in the new Miss Saint Lucia Carnival Queen 2012-2013.

Miss Roxanne Didier-Nicholas wishes thank all those who supported her throughout her reign as Carnival Queen and would like to especially thank those persons and establishments who have made her participation in the VINCY MAS 2012-MISS CARIVAL SHOW possible. These persons are:

Access-Baywalk Mall

St. Lucia’s Reigning Carnival Queen Roxanne Didier Nicholas

Wings of Love

Lucky Boutique

Fran’s Boutique

LNS

Sea Island Cotton Shop

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

The Cultural Development Foundation

D’s Fashion Spot

Cathy’s Boutique

Nine West

Cocoa Mane Saint Lucia

Hair Metrix Beauty Salon

Touch Therapies Day Spa

Sweet Sixteen

Trevor King

Sean Greaves

Michelle Monrose

Paula Theophilus

Cathy Sammy

Sannyu James

Raymona Henry

Gregory Lorde

“Canaries Incident” Condemned by Human Rights Organisations

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(28th June, 2012) United and Strong and the AIDS Action Foundation being advocates for the reduction of stigma and discrimination against vulnerable groups, strongly condemns the reported incident in Canaries involving sexual abuse of a minor.

Stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV, sex workers, drug users, prisoners, young persons and gay, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered persons among others, is fuelled to some extent by punitive laws. United and Strong and the AIDS Action Foundation have argued for the introduction of laws to protect persons from discrimination including the decriminalization of ADULT same sex relationships.

The sexual assault of a minor whether male or female clearly falls outside of the realms of consensual behaviour. We applaud the community response in taking action and ask the authorities to ensure this process is transparent. United and Strong in their Universal Periodic Review called for a review of the laws and how it protects our boys, including stating a age limit to consenting sexual activity in the Constitution; AAF has called for a more stringent penalty for anyone who commits an act against a minor and that they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

At all times our message NEEDS to be clear, ZERO tolerance for perpetrators of any form of violence or abuse. We need to protect our children and our communities need to continue playing a role, as does Government.

Miss Eduval Pays Tribute Miss Jaycees

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CAMDU, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development & Labour presents the first ever Miss EDUVAL Pageant. The EDUVAL festival is ‘The Educational Carnival Experience’. The Theatre Arts Department of CAMDU has decided to utilize this festival as a learning experience and a means of promoting an appreciation of our cultural identity among youth. The inaugural theme is ‘Celebrating our Glorious Past.’

In keeping with the theme, the first ever Miss EDUVAL Pageant will be a tribute to our Miss Jaycees Caribbean Winners. Participants will portray interpretations of costumes and presentations of past Miss Jaycees Caribbean Winners out of St. Lucia.

The event, which is being held in collaboration with the National Carnival Management Committee bring down the curtains the Junior Carnival Activities for 2012 season. This is will be on the evening of Junior Carnival, July 8, from 6pm at the National Cultural Centre. Admission to the show is twenty dollars ($20). Guest artists will also be featured.

Please contact Miss Kentillia Louis by email: ker_louis@yahoo.com or by mobile: 722-167 or Mr Germain Anthony by email gmaxbox@gmail.com or at 453-7057 for further information or clarification.