Monthly Archives: May 2012

Isaac Anthony speaks out on GDP figures

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Pieces of puzzle still missing in British woman’s death

There will always be women like her, and a good supply of men like him just waiting for them to come along. Pity we have to hear about it.” A recent article on the Mail Online entitled: ‘Voodoo, violence and … Continue reading

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Human Rights: ‘potentially unlawful police shootings!’

This has not been a great week for the Royal St Lucia Police Force. Accused by the international press of botching an investigation into the death of a British woman in Saint Lucia and now a Human Rights report released … Continue reading

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Caribbean Region Warned about Deadly Livestock Disease Transferable to Human

St Johns, Antigua. May 24, 2012: The Caribbean has been warned not to compromise their stance on the implementation of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Standards to mitigate infectious disease.  Such diseases include the deadly Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) … Continue reading

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St Lucians and Grynberg officially introduced?

It wasn’t so long ago that the prime minister had channeled his inner Wyclef Jean to jump all over Stephenson King’s amply covered bones. Using as his springboard the cost of rescuing the Black Bay deal that famously went awry, … Continue reading

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Senator warns expenditure is not growth!

Under the ruling of Senate President Claudius Francis, the Senate considered a number of Papers laid by the Minister for Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security and Leader of Government Business and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of … Continue reading

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Jail sentence for drug smuggler

On Thursday 17th May 2012, The Prisoner’s Escort Team of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force arrested one male individual namely Dunstan Paul of Belle Vue, Vieux Fort for attempting to smuggle Marijuana to a prisoner who was making a … Continue reading

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Boo: St Lucia identity missing in tourism

Some of the very same issues facing the tourism industry in 2011 were still very much relevant when the St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association held their annual general meeting last week. So said association president Karolin Troubetzkoy at the … Continue reading

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Exercise and energy

Exercise and energy:  How to get your life back Written by: Emma Anius Instead of taking a trip to the coffee shop every morning and spending the money on a temporary energy burst- why not find an alternative long-term way … Continue reading

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Tropical Traveller St. Lucia Vol. 262

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Sporting Greats honoured by Iyanola Marathoners

Once again an organization based overseas continues to honour and cherish our sporting greats, despite what seems a reluctance from local authorities to even acknowledge their existence. For some, it seems strange seeing an organization called the Iyanola Marathoners (IM) … Continue reading

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Basketball extravaganza this weekend

It’s excitement galore as the St Lucia Basketball Federation stages its first ever All Star Basketball Weekend from May 19-20 at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. Today (Saturday) beginning at 6:00 pm is a skills challenge followed by slam dunk competition … Continue reading

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Saint Lucian Olympic qualifier in action this weekend

Saint Lucian track and field fans will be able to watch a world-class athlete in live action this weekend at the George Odlum National Stadium/Hospital. Darvin Edwards made the final of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South … Continue reading

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Astaphan cites PM’s ‘unconditional obligation’ to disclose Grynberg agreement!

In 2011, several weeks after three incumbent United Workers Party MPs had confirmed its existence, the then leader of the opposition Kenny Anthony publicly acknowledged for the very first time a 10-year-old agreement between the government of Saint Lucia and … Continue reading

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Is this what turning 21 feels like?

To say that overall the 21st edition of Saint Lucia Jazz was quite dull might be putting it bluntly or speaking mildly. There are several adjectives that I could use to describe the just concluded festival, but “exciting” and “great” … Continue reading

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A Rising Star for Junior Calypso 2012 from the Ciceron Secondary School

I am fifteen year old Cassie Emmanuel, a citizen of St Lucia currently residing at Grand Riviere Dennery, currently on my third year at the Ciceron Secondary School. I was born on the 8th of December, and created by the … Continue reading

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What Next, Religious Terrorism?

I find it very disturbing to hear those doom and gloom preachers on national radio attempting to frighten, discourage and depress the nation with their messages of despair and dismay. Surely, this goes beyond freedom of speech and borders on … Continue reading

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Technical and Vocational training for St Lucians

St Lucians will once again have the privilege of gaining some of the best qualifications from the UK and Europe’s leading professional membership and warding body. City and Guilds is a global body with over 8500 centres spread across 80 … Continue reading

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Bitter days of better mismanagement

I am not about to praise either side of the House for the content of the rather civil debate on St Lucia’s EC$1.4 billion Appropriations Bill. You see, while politicians red and yellow squabble with inert weapons of mass distraction … Continue reading

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It’s not so much what’s said as when it’s said!

The prime minister was in top form at the closing of last Friday’s House session, especially while responding to the Leader of the Opposition’s suggestion that someone other than himself was to blame for last year’s erroneous GDP growth figures. … Continue reading

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