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Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Not a Word, not a Word, not a Word! WHY IS UWP MIA?

Left - UWP political leader Allen Chastanet: Have his engines run out of gas? Right - UWP chairman Ezekiel Joseph: What does he know that Kenny knows?

By his own official account, from his government’s “first few months in office” he had understood “the seriousness of the matter and its implications for the police force and indeed the former UWP political directorate.” The “matter” to which the … Continue reading

Can Vision Commission Light Up Kenny’s World?

Left to right: Fellow Vision commissioners Dr. Stephen King and Adrian Augier shortly before they set the house on fire last Sunday.

Last Sunday’s dialogue with the National Vision Commission offered the local media a fine opportunity to interact with gifted individuals in whose collective imagination the prime minister seems to have invested his political future. It remains conjectural, however, why so … Continue reading

Glass in Your Private Sector!

By emcee Richard Peterkin’s account, when it came down to assets Kim Kardashian had nothing on fellow-businesswoman and senator Debbie Tobiere (pictured receiving Chamber glass) last Saturday evening.

So help me, after that little episode with the blue-eyed faux Saint Lucian and his Dominican “little boys with toys” (say that again, please!), I imagined the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce no longer wanted any part of such activities … Continue reading

Considering the Future we want on World Water Day 2015 – Sanitation for All?

“Despite impressive gains made over the last decade, 748 million people do not have access to an improved source of drinking water and 2.5 billion do not use an improved sanitation facility. Investments in water and sanitation services result in … Continue reading

More Questions than Answers

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The prime minister’s address to the nation on Sunday March 8, 2015 in which he reported on the findings of the IMPACS investigation into alleged extra–judicial killings committed by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force over the period 2010/2011 raises … Continue reading

Winners Emerge at the 6th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards!

A representative of West Technology Group Inc receiving the Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation.

At the 6th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards, Bay Gardens Resorts emerged as the Business of the Year winner amongst the thirty four different companies making submissions. The gala event was held on Saturday March 14th, 2015 at Sandals Grande … Continue reading

A-Musings – The Relegation Zone

Just because they, perhaps by their own reckoning, are very bright chaps, well qualified, and stunning iconic characters in the elite intelligentsia destined to lead the local masses, doesn’t necessarily mean they are destined to be particularly good football players. … Continue reading

Desmond Chastanet Passes On

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Desmond Chastanet, son of Arthur and Iris Chastanet, who was sixth out of a family of ten, passed away in Wayne, New Jersey on March 19th, 2015 at the age of eighty-six. Desmond attended St. Mary’s College and became an … Continue reading

Will Francois Return To The Hill?

Chesterfield House, located at Upper Bridge Street, where the Police top command is housed.

Police Commissioner Vernon Francois went on leave two weeks before the prime minister’s address on the classified IMPACS report. The Royal Saint Lucia Police has since sought to clear the smoke that quickly gathered over the vacation announcement; said a … Continue reading

Peterkin dominates Chamber Awards show . . . again!

Richard Peterkin at his finest.

I couldn’t help but wonder who was really having the last laugh at Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Awards. On more than one occasion I have described the evening’s emcee as someone not particularly famous for risk-taking. Richard Peterkin’s public statements, … Continue reading

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