This week we've put together some of the top headlines from our website; carefully curated for your reading pleasure in this edition of The Star Weekly Digest!

We wanted to also take this moment to send our thoughts and prayers out to our brothers and sisters throughout the region who are enduring the strength of Hurricane Irma this week. Be sure to see this Saturday's newspaper to learn what Saint Lucia is doing to help our Caribbean neighbors, and what you can do to assist.

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Remember, stay safe and follow the instructions of your local meteorological office during this turbulent hurricane season.

- The Star Newspaper Editorial Team