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Mon, 26 Jan 2015

The mysterious death of a culture salesman

The affable Rufus Charles: His death in the 
community of Bouton has raised several questions.

In the company of a lady friend recently returned home after several years in the United States, photographer Bill Mortley and I paid a visit to Bouton on Tuesday, January 13. She was in awe of the surrounding greenery as … Continue reading

How comforting are the latest crime figures?

ACP Alexander, Police Commissioner Vernon Francois, acting Deputy 
Commissioner Frances Henry at Press Conference on Crime Stats Wednesday.

Try to imagine the universal reaction if during his most recent State of the Union address President Obama had said: “Every night before we go to bed Michelle and I pray for divine intervention in the Middle East and for … Continue reading

CURRENT FUEL PRICING SYSTEM IN SAINT LUCIA

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I wish to add my voice to the ongoing discussion about fuel prices in Saint Lucia. The problem is fundamentally the period of time that government is using as the basis for its “proxy” CIF price, i.e. twelve weeks over … Continue reading

Was New Year Message All About da IMPACS Bomb?

Prime Minister Kenny Anthony: Will he ever learn the wisdom in not postponing to another time what can be done today?

On Sunday evening as I observed the nation’s prime minister delivering his pre-recorded ritual New Year message, I was reminded of Abraham Lincoln. At any rate, I recalled the famous sick joke about the revered U.S. President’s 1885 assassination while … Continue reading

A-M u s i n g s

Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten.                                                                                                       Dental Scare Several readers have been kind enough to comment on a recent A-Musing in which I … Continue reading

Today Thermal Energy, tomorrow Rolling Stock!

This is my third publication on the exploration of thermal energy. In the case of the actual exploration which the government has finally implemented – the four-lane highway from Massade Gros Islet to Vieux Fort – the government has ignored … Continue reading

Talk Returns Thursday January 29, 2015

STEP Oscars? - Rick Wayne Rants

Lookout for the return of Talk with Rick Wayne on DBS starting Thursday January 29, 2015

CARING FOR THE ELDERLY IS A GOVERNMENT PRIORITY

Comfort Bay Manager Mrs. Gertrude Gustave receives cheque from PM Anthony as St Lucia’s High Commissioner to the UK, Ernest Hilaire looks on.

Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency, Ambassador Dr. Ernest Hilaire, joined Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, on a recent visit to Comfort Bay Senior … Continue reading

Are we living in a mediocracy?

With elections constitutionally due in 2016, will we see the continuance of a dysfunctional political process?

If it is practiced with systematic consistency and admirable talent, should we not offer songs in praise of mediocrity? If by its ubiquity it may be pronounced a cultural phenomenon, safeguarded and sustained by unchecked passions, should mediocrity not transcend … Continue reading

Road Tragedy Claims Four

Saint Lucians continue to mourn the victims of the deadly road 
accident which occurred here on Wednesday.

The Bexon highway was, on Wednesday 14th January, 2015, the scene of a major accident which resulted in the death of four. According to police reports at about 3:02p.m on that day the traffic unit of the Royal St Lucia … Continue reading

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