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Sun, 26 Jun 2016

Meet the hobgoblin of little minds!


Thanks to constant repetition by the host of a certain local TV show, there can hardly be a serial viewer in our midst incapable of correctly reciting George Santayana’s too often garbled aphorism that actually referenced imbeciles and babies. In … Continue reading

Openly gay and proud of it!


“United and very strong indeed are the faces of human rights and sexual equality here in Saint Lucia in the wake of the devastating Orlando incident.” So says Jessica St. Rose of the LGBTI advocacy group United and Strong. St. … Continue reading

CYFF Paving the way for Film Tourism in St. Lucia?


Festivals are nothing new to Saint Lucia but the Caribbean Youth Film Festival (CYFF) is definitely one with a difference. Innovative in itself, it has been established through the Rise Film Festival and is unique to the Caribbean. Having employed … Continue reading

Were ‘Ninja” and co-defendants coerced into manslaughter deal?


Two weeks ago three men accused of murder pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. A source close to the case told the STAR that the three were led to believe that they would get off on time served, … Continue reading

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym


1. Don’t stop eating! “One of the worst ways to get to your tone-goal is to stop getting the necessary calories into your body. Your body needs fuel to keep your metabolism metabolizing. Get as much high quality food (i.e. … Continue reading

Ambassador Mou of the Republic of China (Taiwan) visits Banana Farmers in Northern Regions

Ambassador Mou (left) on one of the farms last week.

On Thursday, 16 June, 2016 banana farmers in the northern regions of Saint Lucia were graced with a visit by H.E. Ray Mou, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Lucia. The visit was arranged by the Project … Continue reading

22 students brought home from Venezuela


Saint Lucian students who were awarded scholarships to study medicine in Venezuela are back home, the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development has said. A statement issued by Permanent Secretary Esther Brathwaite said the students had to … Continue reading

The Icons are Coming!


On July 2, 2016 Saint Lucia will view a special moment of musical history when the Gaiety Gardens comes alive with Soca Explosion! Having made its debut on July 11, 2015, Soca Explosion – Ricky T & Friends left an … Continue reading

Valley Carnival Queen Pageant


The Valley Carnival Queen Pageant Committee, in collaboration with Dezole carnival band, will this evening host the second Miss Valley Carnival Queen Pageant at the Jon Odlum Secondary School Auditorium. Five beautiful and talented young ladies will vie for the … Continue reading



Bounty Rum, sponsor for St Lucia Carnival 2016, is elated to be the sponsor of carnival queen contestant Sheris Paul. After being sashed as ‘Miss Bounty’ at a ceremony held at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort, Miss Sheris Paul is excited … Continue reading

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