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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

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Local company partners with Blue Waters for recycling initiative

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One local company here has formed an alliance with Blue Waters which should see a reduction in the improper disposal of plastics and other waste material.Operations Manager of Eco-Media Saint Lucia Limited, Diana St. Catherine, said the initiative was officially … Continue reading

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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

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DIGICEL STRENGTHENS FEMALE WORKFORCE WITH ‘WILL POWER’ SERIES

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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OMEROS . . . a circus beyond the Cosmos

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Theatre lovers in Saint Lucia are about to feel the way one did in the heyday of the St. Lucia Arts Guild, back in the Sixties when plays by Derek and Roddy Walcott were regular fare at the Castries Town … Continue reading

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Students of the VFCSS visit the STAR

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On Tuesday April 26th, 2016 the eager form 4 students of the Vieux Fort Secondary School visited the STAR Publishing. Over forty energetic and curious students were in attendance with two teachers. The group was hosted by the editor Toni … Continue reading

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Will PM dismount IMPACS tiger before Polling Day?

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Media Matters ~ Labouring on the Fourth Estate

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Much troubled water has flowed these past few weeks under the bridges linking the press and the public. The President of the Media Association claims the government and ruling party are out to collectively punish the entire local press – … Continue reading

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Say Something, Vieux Fort!

An artist’s impression of the vendors’ arcade and promenade for which there was a sod-turning in Vieux Fort more than ten years ago.

It was on the eve of another election that the then Prime Minister and Vieux Fort South Parliamentarian broke ground to commemorate the construction of a vendors’ arcade at the entrance of Coconut Bay Resort. More than a decade later, … Continue reading

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HEALTH ADVISORY TO THE PUBLIC FOR HEAT AND MOSQUITO EXPOSURE

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The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations cautions all persons on the need to remain hydrated and avoid direct sunlight as Saint Lucia is currently experiencing high heat levels. Officials from the Meteorological Services Department have confirmed … Continue reading

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Book review • Book review – “Leaves in a River” – Earl G. Long

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I have to admit, initially I did not expect this book to be so captivating but after the first few pages I was completely engrossed. The story takes place in a little island, quite like Saint Lucia. Earl G. Long … Continue reading

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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday April 30th, 2016 ~ Image of the Week

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday April 30th, 2016 ~ Image of the Week
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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday April 30th, 2016

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday April 30th, 2016
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