Monthly Archives: May 2012

All Star Weekend Round-up

After a weekend of the stars with the All Star Weekend ending on Sunday May 20, the St Lucia Basketball Federation now seeks to close-off its Rooster Select National Men’s Tournament with its semi-final draw Sunday at the Beausejour Indoor … Continue reading

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Mon Repos and Micoud qualify

Eastern Districts Mon Repos and Micoud booked their place in the quarter finals of the 2012 Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament after victories Wednesday evening at the Beasejour Cricket Ground, as the tournament resumed after a two day break. In the … Continue reading

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Will Rockets blast off in Track?

If their boycott stands, one of St Lucia’s most successful junior clubs will not compete at Sunday’s 19th edition of the First National Bank 13 and Under Juvenile Track and Field Championships set for Mindoo Phillip Park. In the following … Continue reading

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CFL and Farmers develop Agricultural Sector

Consolidated Foods Ltd (Super J IGA and Mega J) held a meeting with farmers on Wednesday 23 May at Spinners, Union. The meeting is kept on an annual basis where the Directors of CFL together with their contributing farmers would … Continue reading

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Tempo to open St Lucia headquarters!

Lucky number seven—and that could only mean one thing. Tempo, the pan-Caribbean media and entertainment company is set for quite a fantastic year!                 There’s a lot of hype and excitement behind Tempo’s celebrations to mark their … Continue reading

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Continuation of JOCV program uncertain

The Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) held their annual presentation at the Palm Haven Hotel on Thursday. Through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), volunteers have been coming to the island for over 16 years in response to requests made … Continue reading

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Why do we still spit on Sir Arthur Lewis?

What’s the difference between an accountant and an economist? The answer is: No difference, if the question refers to local practitioners. But seriously, folks, regardless of our habitat, people too often confuse one with the other. What we perceive as … Continue reading

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Political parties await Appeal Court decision on Election Petition

The OECS Court of Appeal on Thursday heard the submissions by both parties in the Election Petition matter. Hearing of three election petitions challenging the results in originally three constituencies, namely Babonneau, Choiseul and Gros Islet started in St Lucia … Continue reading

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Guess who spiked King’s GDP figure?

Remember Prime Minister Stephenson King’s April 2011 announcement that Saint Lucia had experienced GDP growth of 4.4 percent? In any event, we were reminded three weeks ago. The update returned to the forefront of the public mind all the associated … Continue reading

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Equal rights and homosexuality!

Hailed as historic and courageous, Barack Obama’s recent conversion to the side of gay marriage has, not surprisingly, filled the religious Right with righteous indignation. They say the president has rendered legitimate behavior what their Bible considers an abomination. Moreover, … Continue reading

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