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WHAT DOES RALPH GONSALVES KNOW ABOUT CRIMINAL DEPORTEES THAT PIP AND KENNY DON’T?

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Less than two months following the Saint Lucian people’s decision to effect a change of government, something extraordinary occurred: the new leader caved in to naked opposition pressure and apologized. It remains conjectural who had demanded the apology and to … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO FLIGHT 737-5YO FROM CUBA?

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The story featured by St. Lucia News Online on March 15 of this year was headlined “Easy Sky To Operate Flights Between St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, Cuba and Honduras. The caption to an accompanying photograph of the company’s two Boeing … Continue reading

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HAS JUFFALI’S PROMISE GONE UP IN SMOKE?

The man who promised Kenny Anthony a research center for diabetes and who was appointed Saint Lucia’s representative at the IMO despite having to connections with the island or marine matters reportedly succumbed to cancer early Friday morning.

Less than three people in all of Saint Lucia had ever heard of him when I called Newsspin to ask the host if he knew Saint Lucia was represented on the International Maritime Organization by a Saudi multi-billionaire named Walid Juffali. … Continue reading

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1st National mourns loss of Andy Delmar, MD and beloved ‘People Person’

(Left) A poem composed by a staff member at the bank, displayed next to the book of condolence. (Right) Robert Fevrier, the bank’s Executive Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, speaking at 
yesterday’s press conference.

Yesterday morning management of 1st National Bank St. Lucia Ltd convened a press conference about the tragic loss last Sunday of the bank’s Managing Director, Andy Delmar. Robert Fevrier, Executive Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, explained how the bank has … Continue reading

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National Panorama Competition

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There were only five bands and the crowd was sparse but that mattered not for the enthusiastic supporters last Friday night at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium for the National Panorama Competition. After the national anthem played by students … Continue reading

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CIBC FirstCaribbean New Business Debit Card

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CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the launch of its new payment solution for business owners, the CIBC FirstCaribbean bizlineTM Visa Business Debit Card. Saint Lucia is one of the first markets in the Caribbean to provide the new product, made available … Continue reading

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King Arthur Retains Soca Crown!

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Soufriere native Elijah Arthur Allain has for a third consecutive year made Saint Lucians proud with a super performance at last Sunday’s National Soca Monarch Competition held at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium. It was no easy task competing against … Continue reading

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Jus’ Sail enjoys a Hat Trick of Travel Industry Recognition

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Local day sailing charter business, Jus’ Sail, is extremely proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2016. This recognition of excellence in customer service to the luxury travel market comes on the … Continue reading

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Fond Doux wins Experts Choice Award

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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in St. Lucia was on Tuesday honoured with an Experts’ Choice Award for 2016 from TripExpert, which rates hotels and restaurants around the world based on reviews from journalists and professional travel writers. “We are … Continue reading

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Rendezvous Resort Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Saturday 16th July, 2016 marked 50 years to the day since a hotel was founded on the site presently occupied by Rendezvous Resort. To commemorate this golden anniversary, a party was held at Malabar Beach Club, the beach bar and … Continue reading

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A better way to protect the world from the next pandemic

A better way to protect the world from the next pandemic

The growing concern over the Zika virus underscores a frightening reality. The world remains ill prepared for a fast-moving virus. Over the past decade, Ebola, avian flu, swine flu and other pandemics have shown how vulnerable we all are when … Continue reading

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Digicel Congratulates Zouks on Victory at Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium

Daren Sammy and the St. Lucia Zouks, on their home turf, celebrate their victory 
over the St. Kitts Patriots.

As a major partner in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Digicel has, for the fourth consecutive year, maintained its support for the biggest party in sport. Preceded by the official naming ceremony of the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, and the … Continue reading

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Book Review • Book Review ~ Enticing Short Stories by Gyanchand Rayman – An anthology of Caribbean short stories

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Gyanchand Rayman was born in Guyana, has lived in many Caribbean islands and currently resides in Saint Lucia. According to the short biographical write-up at the end of the book, Rayman has worked with young people over time through different … Continue reading

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FREE ADVICE TO THE UWP ADMINISTRATION

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Now that the euphoria of victory has subsided and the administration settles down to deliver its manifesto promises, it’s wise to take a moment (candidates and party) and reflect on the election campaign, and its results. What can be improved … Continue reading

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Doctor raped during women-only Caribbean holiday

The view afforded from the villas in Rodney Heights is in stark contrast to the ordeal suffered here by Brisitsh tourist Georgina Mortimer in February.

A devastated doctor from the UK has told how she was brutally raped during a Caribbean holiday and then offered a manicure and massage to cheer her up by the company who arranged her women-only break. Georgina Mortimer booked the … Continue reading

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Things Ephemeral

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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.

Taiwan has a decent collection of airlines, some old and some new, some far-reaching and some local. According to the UN, Taiwan ranks 55th in population with a whopping 23,396,600 inhabitants. Last on the list, with 800 inhabitants and unlikely … Continue reading

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Household chemical safety

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You probably use many household chemical products in and around your home and garage. These products may include cleaning liquids and powders, polishes, drain cleaners, paint thinners, and windshield washer fluids. These types of products can be dangerous and cause … Continue reading

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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday July 23rd, 2016 – Photo of Week

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday July 23rd, 2016 - Photo of Week
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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday July 23rd, 2016

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday July 23rd, 2016
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Carnival Send Off for Andy!

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Most of us have become used to people staring into their phones at parties. We hardly talk to one another. The constant selfies and making sure we use the correct filter and catch the light just right is the predominant … Continue reading

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