Stories by Faye-Chantelle Mondesir

Chanting the ‘Get Through’ Cause

The Calypso community has joined forces with the Carnival committee and media to stage an unprecedented fundraiser event to aid ailing calypsonian Cyril ‘Get Through’ Felix, a member of the Take Over Tent. “We at TOT could not sit back … Continue reading

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60 and Fabulous!

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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Juvenile Justice Program Embarks Upon Youth Transformation

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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Why Can’t a Man be More like a Woman?

It was Surgeo Bell who observed: “Never cheat on someone who is good to you, because karma is a bitch!” Nevertheless, we live in a culture where being cheated on by her men may well be a woman’s greatest worry. … Continue reading

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Suicide: A Nation’s Worst Nightmare!

With the escalating number of reported suicides, the unavoidable question is: Why? What is it that drives people, the young especially, to want to end it all? On September 10 Saint Lucia we will join the international community in commemorating … Continue reading

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Encounters of the Supernatural Kind!

Dale Elliott is popularly known for his show Untold stories. What many may not know is that he started his working life as a DBS reporter at 18. Three years later he turned to what he believed would be a … Continue reading

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Local promoters should take a cue – Mercury 2016 a success

There’s more to Mercury Beach than barely-there bikinis, luxury yachts, beckoning booties and sybarites from most of our sister territories, the majority from Martinique. Far more important are the economic benefits, to say nothing of opportunities to establish links useful … Continue reading

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Exploring the Artistic Side of St. Lucians

Ed Umoja Herman is the founder of Piton International Film Festival. His wife Dr Kathleen E. Walls serves as vice president. On Monday the couple hosted their third festival here, and took the opportunity to unload some exciting news. Said … Continue reading

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Beauty With A Real Purpose!

The oldest, biggest most prestigious pageant is scheduled for 18 December 2016, this time in Washington DC. Latoya Moffat, 22, will on behalf of Saint Lucia do battle in the Miss World competition against some of the most beautiful young … Continue reading

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King Arthur Retains Soca Crown!

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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Trop Twel may very well be the secret formula for playing mass and winning!

The National Cultural Centre again sprang to life this week with the vibrant display of costumes in the annual King and Queen of the Bands Competition. Trop Twel (too much cloth) may very well be the secret to playing mass … Continue reading

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Inter-Commercial House Competition Raises the Roof!

The National Cultural Centre was on Tuesday energized by the hundreds of enthusiastic supporters who showed up to cheer on their organisation’s representative. This year’s Inter-Commercial House Calypso Competition was well-attended and supported by both music and entertainment lovers in … Continue reading

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Are public schools really for free?

Throughout the school year parents complain about the constant barrage of letters they receive from schools soliciting donations or miscellaneous fees for random non-academic events such as the famous dress-down days. Why parents are expected to bear the expense of … Continue reading

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TT graces local shores with an invitation to come enjoy Trinidad and Tobago

The Coal Pot Restaurant was, on June 21st, the buzzing cocktail and dinner venue for the Trinidad and Tobago Road Show which ran from June 21-23, 2016. The aim of the show was to promote the country as an affordable … Continue reading

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Festival founder says he was inspired by Sir John!

Umoja Communications Company Inc, headed by Ed Umoja Herman, will be hosting its 3rd annual Piton International Film Festival here from August 15-21. The festival aims to foster unity within diverse families, giving them an opportunity to watch, discuss, learn, … Continue reading

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Openly gay and proud of it!

“United and very strong indeed are the faces of human rights and sexual equality here in Saint Lucia in the wake of the devastating Orlando incident.” So says Jessica St. Rose of the LGBTI advocacy group United and Strong. St. … Continue reading

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CYFF Paving the way for Film Tourism in St. Lucia?

Festivals are nothing new to Saint Lucia but the Caribbean Youth Film Festival (CYFF) is definitely one with a difference. Innovative in itself, it has been established through the Rise Film Festival and is unique to the Caribbean. Having employed … Continue reading

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Will there be Fair Opportunity for all Students under New Administration?

June 15th, 2016 marked yet another Common Entrance Day examination on the calendar. It represents another opportunity for grade sixers island-wide to advance to secondary school level, thereby continuing pursuit of a solid education. This should eventually qualify them to … Continue reading

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Major C.I.P. Project announced

Earlier this year Saint Lucia became the fifth Caribbean island to launch a Citizenship by Investment Programme (C.I.P.) alongside Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. January 1st, 2016 marked the commencement date for application submissions. Five … Continue reading

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Labourers Protest on Hotel Construction Site

The former Smugglers Cove resort is being transformed into the Royalton Hotel. Construction has been ongoing over the past nine months but yesterday there was a certain degree of employee unrest, spurred by the dissatisfaction of a sub-contractor and workers … Continue reading

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