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Wed, 03 Sep 2014

Outreach Programme For Dennery Residents Hosted by SEDU

The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) of the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with BELfund Saint Lucia will be hosting a Community Outreach Programme in the town of Dennery on Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 … Continue reading

Tourist Board Launches “Touch the Top Campaign”


#saintluciarocks will become the latest call to action as the Saint Lucia Tourist Board launches a highly interactive fun-filled social media campaign involving the island’s iconic twin peaks – The Pitons. #saintluciarocks is a five month campaign that will run from August … Continue reading

Ebola Risk of Infection “Low” Says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations continues its overall process of readiness against the global Ebola threat currently affecting parts of West Africa. The ministry has begun strengthening port surveillance through the inclusion of nurses at … Continue reading

National Volleyball League Set to Begin this Weekend!


The club teams of the St. Lucia Volleyball Association (SLVA) have registered to compete in the annual volleyball national league. The league is an avenue for the players to showcase their talent and skills, for coaches to assess their players … Continue reading

A Bloody Weekend

Police are reporting that at about 2:40am on Saturday, August 30, 2014 — 34-year old Cedolf Hunte of Ciceron, Castries was transported to the victoria hospital as a result of multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on arrival. Police … Continue reading



One of the world’s best known hotels is celebrating vitality and well-being with a “Tropical Tranquility” promotion that’s hard to beat for vacation experiences of this quality. In celebration of St. Lucia’s Health and Wellness month this November, Anse Chastanet … Continue reading

Caribbean Red Cross Societies Launch Life-Saving Mobile App for Hurricane Season

As the Caribbean region braces itself for another hurricane season, experience with previous hurricanes like Ivan, Gilbert, David, Andrew and Hugo remind us all of the critical importance of protecting our families and safeguarding against loss of life and property. … Continue reading

Sandals Returning Guests Donate Over 50lbs of Educational Material to Sandals Foundation

Sandals returning guests Sue and Larry Krause, veteran educators from Kent in the United Kingdom, have brought their love for education and learning to Saint Lucia. The couple, staying at Sandals Regency La Toc, has donated over 50 pounds of … Continue reading

Young Saint Lucian top chefs score at regional cooking competition

Young Saint Lucian culinary stars Jana James and Yohance Cazaubon have represented their country well, receiving a special award for “Best Use of Indigenous Ingredients” and a Silver Medal for “Overall Performance” in the recently concluded Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge competition held in Barbados. The Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School students built on the cooking momentum previously set at the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Chefs In Schools Cook-Off Competition, held in February where they outdid nine other participating schools. Executive Vice President of the SLHTA Noorani Azeez said the two awards were undoubtedly a proud achievement for the young culinary ambassadors and for Saint Lucia, as the island continues to capitalize on the international culinary attention secured by the likes of Chef Nina Compton and Chef Edward Harris and the resulting encouragement to utilize local ingredients to create flavorsome dishes. The Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge (CJDC) Competition was held from August 21 - 24, at the Culinary Arena in Barbados. This competition is an extension of the Barbados programme “Junior Duelling Challenge”. It is a challenge for young career-building chefs which allows for competing countries to showcase their national foods as well their own mastered creations. In addition to the competition, the event included its first ever Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference, which featured presentations by keynote speakers, valued sponsors and informative demonstrations by international chefs. Saint Lucia’s two Junior Chefs challenged six other Caribbean teams from Barbados, Bonaire, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana and St. Croix.. Bonaire emerged the overall champion. SLHTA Project Assistant, Mr. Wendel George coordinated the trip while a member of the 2014 Saint Lucia Culinary Team from Cap Maison, Chef Refer Leonce coached the young cooking champions. Food and Nutrition teacher for the Soufriere Comprehensive School, Ms. Macrina Joseph functioned as their chaperone. Throughout the six years of this competition, Saint Lucia has been a consistently challenging participant and has always delivered exceptional dishes with three victorious wins. This year, Saint Lucia has proudly received a Silver Medal and most excitingly a special award for Best Use of Indigenous Ingredients.

Young Saint Lucian culinary stars Jana James and Yohance Cazaubon have represented their country well, receiving a special award for “Best Use of Indigenous Ingredients” and a Silver Medal for “Overall Performance” in the recently concluded Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge … Continue reading

A-M u s i n g s: An Outdated Institution?

I was surfing – the Web, I mean; I am way past the virile body surfing age – the other day, when I came across a Saint Lucian curiosity, a site named, and what a delightful anachronism it turned out … Continue reading

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