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The Book Yard – A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a … Continue reading

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The Book Yard – Moon Child (Derek Walcott)

Moon Child (Derek Walcott)

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. Lucia for a lush and vivid tale of spirituality and the supernatural. In this lyrical new work, the crafty Planter (who may or may not be … Continue reading

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The Book Yard – Omeros (Derek Walcott)

Omeros – Derek Walcott

A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events — the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of … Continue reading

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The Book Yard ~ Black Chalk (Christopher Yates)

Black Chalk – Christopher Yates

It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and … Continue reading

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The Book Yard – Autobiography of My Mother (Jamaica Kincaid)

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Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid’s novel is the deeply charged story of a woman’s life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the … Continue reading

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The Book Yard ~ Buddha (Deepak Chopra)

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Bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping novel of the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to … Continue reading

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Youth On Fire Ministry Celebrates Twelve Years Of Existence

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Youth On Fire Ministry (YOFM) celebrates its 12th Anniversary by hosting its Third Annual All White Cocktail Party. As a group that sets the standard in the small community, YOFM gets ready to engulf patrons in what they dub, “ … Continue reading

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Homicide in Jacmel, Anse La Raye

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 22 year old, Anthony Modeste alias “Urias” of Jacmel, Anse La Raye. On Friday, February 5, 2016 about 9:50 p.m. Modeste was discovered with gunshot wounds to the body near his … Continue reading

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ZIKA VIRUS ALERT

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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name . . . !

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A hundred years ago it seems, having somehow acquired the dubious distinction of being “the scourge of the John Compton administration,” at any rate, “the scourge of John Compton,” (in the 70s you couldn’t write a word critical of “the … Continue reading

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Lord Mansfield would be proud of the STAR Person of the Year 2015!

For most of her adult life Lorraine Williams has campaigned for the constitutional and human rights of her fellow Saint Lucians, the more deprived in particular. Currently based in St.Kitts-Nevis, the former attorney general and district court magistrate has been since January a judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, better placed that ever to guarantee justice is seen to be done!

Choosing a STAR Person of the Year recipient was never a walk in the park. It has always been difficult determining who among our citizens is most deserving of the accolade. It had been as difficult settling for Dr. King … Continue reading

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D-A-S-H Colour Run 2016: healthy Fun for the Family

Dione Benn of Live Productions Inc 
speaking at the launch last week.

Saint Lucia gained its independence some 37 years ago, acquiring ‘liberation’ as an independent nation on February 22, 1979. On that date the country officially became an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations with the British Queen as the … Continue reading

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Off-shore Banking Conference graces Local Shores

Off-shore Banking Conference graces Local Shores

The Calabash Cove Beach Resort was the venue recently for the launch of the annual Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) CC16 Caribbean Conference. The conference committee has for over 16 years now been congregating to formulate ideas, in … Continue reading

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Saint Lucians urged to take responsibility for garbage problem

Saint Lucians urged to 
take responsibility for 
garbage problem

It is the home of two resorts: The Landings and Sandals Grande, and a place where hundreds of Saint Lucians recreate every week. It is also the “original” home of Saint Lucia Jazz. But a group of concerned Saint Lucians … Continue reading

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Dunnottar cries out for help but few are listening!

The building that once housed the Dunnottar school at La Panse 
was this week condemned and the students sent home.

The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, … Continue reading

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Alien fish scares fisherfolk

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IS it an alien, an evolutionary milestone or just a great ploy by our neighbours to reel in the tourists? That’s the question after fishermen from the Grenadine island of Carriacou recently hauled a weird-looking “alien” sea creature – which … Continue reading

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Trinidad Carnival, The Show Goes on!

Not even bodily injury would keep this feter away from “Illusions” fete last week. (Photo: Triniscene)

Despite clear signs and the impact of a recession, coupled with threats of the Zika virus, Trinidadians are expected to be out in large numbers, along with the thousands of visitors, for the celebration of the twin island Republic’s annual … Continue reading

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

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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.

“Parting is such sweet sorrow,” sighs Juliet to Romeo, which is, of course, an oxymoron of contradictory elements of pain and pleasure. Juliet sees parting as sorrowful because she wishes to snare her lover in twisted “gyves” – read: chains … Continue reading

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New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Timothy Antoine.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his … Continue reading

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