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Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Two Days Of Mas Ends Here

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Carnival officials and the police are reporting a relatively incident free carnival here in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia carnival came to an end on Tuesday following the two days of the parade of the bands. Seven mas bands paraded through … Continue reading

Calypso and Soca Official Results

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The St. Lucia Calypso Association and the CPMA co-producers of the Calypso Monarch finals Groovy and Power Soca Monarch finals on Tuesday July 22 released the official results of the finals of those events and expressed congratulations to the competitors … Continue reading


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Ahead of a crucial fixture against the Barbados Tridents, St. Lucia Zouks head coach Matthew Peter Maynard had a chat with the team. “I am very upbeat ahead of this encounter – the boys have been working very hard … Continue reading

Former Governor General Dies

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Boswell Williams who held the position of Governor General of Saint Lucia between 1980-82 has died. He was 88. Williams also represented Vieux Fort from 1974-79. He replaced Sir Allen Lewis in 1980 first as acting GG and later GG … Continue reading

Ricky T Dethroned

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Saint Lucia has a new power and groovy soca monarch. On Sunday evening 9 finalists came up against the then reigning power and soca monarch Ricky T in each category. The competition was held at the Beausejour Grounds, as part … Continue reading

Accused Priest’s family speaks out

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This week the Quinlan family of Vieux-Fort broke their silence on the matter involving Fr. Stephen Quinlan. The well-known parish priest of Gros Islet was reportedly flown out of state for counseling after his church accused him of inappropriate behavior. … Continue reading

How many Rivas to Cross?

Did the Archbishop bite off more than 
he can chew?
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Once again I have good reason to borrow from the too-soon-departed atheist and writer extraordinaire Christopher Hitchens, this time, ironically, with Christians on my mind: “I devoutly believe words ought to be weapons. That is why I got into this … Continue reading

Taiwanese Scholarships Awarded

Taiwanese scholarship recipients with the education minister and Taiwanese ambassador.
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On Thursday July 17, 2014, the Taiwanese embassy hosted its presentation ceremony for the awarding of Taiwanese scholarships at the Union Orchid Garden. Out of over one hundred young persons submitting applications, eighteen have been given the opportunity to further … Continue reading

Brilliant turnout for Bastille Day

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The wine was flowing, an assortment of cheese was being served, along with freshly baked baguettes. On one side of the yard, crepes fanned a table. A French celebration was in full swing in honour of Bastille Day. On July … Continue reading

Amusings: Home and Away

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There’s something in the air we breathe or the increasingly scarce water we drink that causes an island existence to lead, if not to indolence, then certainly an acceptance of a lack of urgency in everyday life. After having spent … Continue reading


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