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Are lying journalists really politicians in disguise?

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It is no mere coincidence that some of the world’s more respected magazines and newspapers have in recent times been focusing on the morphology of deceit. Doubtless inspired by Donald Trump’s countless references to his own highly successful The Art … Continue reading

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CBD/ECCB Diagnostic Report urges Government to undergo Structural Reforms

Dr Justin Ram (middle) Director of the Caribbean Development Bank talks to Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond on a number of fiscal reforms 
to aid in this country’s economic development.

Over the last five years the performance of Saint Lucia’s economy has been generally weak with only real output averaging negative 0.4 per cent.” This was the declaration of Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond as he met with the media on … Continue reading

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60 and Fabulous!

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On Thursday Helpage, through the Ministry of Social Transformation, hosted the launch of the Saint Lucia Council of and for Older Persons’ month of activities. Among the plethora of activities in the month of October there will be a one-of-a-kind … Continue reading

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CDB advises Barbados Government to sell Caribbean Broadcasting Corp!

CDB President Warren Smith described the island’s overall fiscal position as “unsustainable” while cautioning that, if left unchecked, it would do untold damage to the Barbados dollar.

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Warren Smith today sounded a stern warning that Barbados is not yet out of the proverbial economic woods by a long shot. In fact, so worried is he about the country’s worsening … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Austin “Tom” Clarke

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After our famous and revered literary icon, George Lamming, the late Austin Ardinel Chesterfield “Tom” Clarke must be the most widely known Barbadian writer. Frank Collymore was a household name for decades, Geoffrey Drayton and Paule Marshall have lived most … Continue reading

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Sanchez: I am NOT a failure! Let me set the record straight

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In the last few weeks since sending out a Press Release to the media titled “ECCO Director Resignation In Protest” I have been verbally attacked by the CEO of ECCO (Eastern Caribbean Copyright Organization), to the extent that I have … Continue reading

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Looking through the amusement house mirror!

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We Are The Generation That Doesn’t Want Relationships! The Huffington Post headline grabbed my attention. Still, I scrolled quickly past it. The last thing I wanted was to be reminded yet again about how screwed up was my generation when … Continue reading

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Do our politicians live by their own moral code?

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It was Basdeo Panday, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, who forced that question onto the national agenda several years ago when he asserted that politics has a morality of its own. It was at that time, too, that … Continue reading

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Eye Spy ~ Media Sans Honte

Will Tyrion get angry and make his mark on sweet ‘ole Helen?

Among the things I love about this country is the quality entertainment dished out unwittingly by its politicians, the general public—and now the media. I was especially tickled by the tail end of a news clip featuring our peripatetic PM … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Gale: Part 1

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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.

Dear Gale, Almost three decades ago Dr. Jules produced a plan for the reformation of the public service. It was largely ignored at the time; actually, totally ignored would be more correct, which is a pity because although governments come … Continue reading

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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Photo of the Week

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Photo of the Week
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Healthy hacks for more energy

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Looking for a quick boost in the middle of the day? Whether you’re chronically low in energy or you just need a little pick me up every now and then, here are a few expert-approved tips to help you perk … Continue reading

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The STAR Newspaper for Saturday September 24th, 2016

The STAR Newspaper for Saturday September 24th, 2016
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Sports & Health Magazine Inc. for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Issue no. 111

Sports & Health Magazine Inc. for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Issue no. 111
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2Nite Magazine for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Issue no. 203

2Nite Magazine for Saturday September 24th, 2016 ~ Issue no. 203
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Millionaire Jalousie Hotel Developer Accused of Food Stamps Fraud!

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Earlier this week an article appeared online that centered on a police raid on an Ohio millionaire’s home for evidence that he allegedly collected food stamps while he had millions in the bank. Said the online source, the police raided … Continue reading

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Was Mary Still Hungry On the Evening News?

The way health minister Mary Isaac made the news this week gave many 
cause to recall other embarrassing moments in which she had featured!

I don’t get much time to pay attention to talk shows and the news, as much as I wish I did. What with two children under 10 years old who keep this old goat pretty much occupied full-time, and attempting … Continue reading

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Juvenile Justice Program Embarks Upon Youth Transformation

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The Juvenile Justice Programme was this week held at the Police Training Academy, to assist officers in their efforts at curbing juvenile crime. Milton Desir, the acting deputy commissioner told the STAR: “The Juvenile Justice System saw the need for … Continue reading

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The return of Olympian Levern Spencer

IOC member Richard Peterkin (left), President of St Lucia Olympic Committee Inc Fortuna Belrose (second left), and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (right) were among the special guests welcoming home Levern Spencer, three-time Olympian.

It was certainly not a fanfare homecoming. There was no motorcade and only a few school children to greet her. Nevertheless Saint Lucia’s world-class high jumper Levern Spencer was delighted to be back here following her arrival on Thursday afternoon … Continue reading

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Take Me Back To Sweet Africa!

At 13 years old: Michele wearing the lion’s mane 
with a Maasai warrior.

What was supposed to be a Christmas vacation with my family to Nairobi quickly turned into a place I called home; for almost two years, 2010 to 2012, this uniquely placed section of Africa extended a love to me that … Continue reading

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