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Sat, 30 Apr 2016

A short history of the Silly Season for the benefit of ‘one or two in our midst!’

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The other day Someone Immeasurably Dumb, also known as Sid and Da Blob, called Newsspin specifically to lecture Timothy Poleon on how best to host his show, then grabbed the opportunity to suggest Tim should quit using the term Silly … Continue reading

Ronald ‘Boo” Hinkson, Big Chef and Tapas come together in Perfect Harmony!

(Left) Derede Williams (Right) L-R: Roger Eckers, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and Werner “Semi” Francis.

Often described as the language of feeling and passion, music can be a beautiful reminder of the most touching times of our lives. We can all associate songs, bands or even genres of music with particular experiences. As we observe … Continue reading

DIGICEL STRENGTHENS FEMALE WORKFORCE WITH ‘WILL POWER’ SERIES

Female participants empowered and ready to lead.

Digicel has announced its latest internal initiative, the Women in Leadership Learning Power (WILL Power) series, aimed at empowering and grooming female employees for leadership roles across the organisation. The WILL Power series is delivered in three phases – an … Continue reading

May Day International Workers’ Day

Organized traders and Labour Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of 1 May 1886, following the Haymarket riots in Chicago.

International Workers’ Day, known also as Labour Day, is the holiday which is commonly associated with a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1st May date is used because in 1884 … Continue reading

Private sector calls for Dialogue on high Unemployment Rate

Emma Hippolyte in a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce.

The St. Lucia business community has expressed concern about the rate of unemployment, especially among the youth, and has called for national dialogue on the matter. Unemployment currently stands at 25 per cent and unemployment among young people hovers around … Continue reading

The Bluff Is On!

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Let’s not forget: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste but a wonderful thing to invest in.” ~ Kiran Aditham. It plays an important role in every aspect of life and should be guarded from evasive species. Stumping on … Continue reading

The Unforgettable Journey is on!

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Saint Lucia is in the throes of the silver jubilee of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. The event is one of the major activities on the annual calendar and has attracted a reputation of being one of … Continue reading

St Lucia’s CIB rebuffs criticisms about CIP programme

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The Citizenship by Investment Board (CIB) has defended its four month old Citizen by Investment Programme (CIP) following criticism by an international financial expert who said it is not well designed and suffers from lack of transparency. CIB chief executive … Continue reading

Simply the Best

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Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten.

Not so long ago, the words “Made in Taiwan” were almost synonymous with “cheap, inferior, and bound to break” but not any more. These three words illustrate the economic and social miracle that has transformed what the Taiwanese modestly call … Continue reading

STEP Caribbean Conference a Success

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Sandals Grande was the venue for the STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – Caribbean Conference 2016 from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th April. Natalie Augustin, a lawyer from Financial & Corporate Services Ltd. In Castries, was the … Continue reading

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