Stories by Kayra Williams

Editor’s Letter

Iwas stopped dead in my tracks this week when I ran into a young man I’d known all my life. I was headed to the grocery store, and found him sitting outside his house in our shared community in the … Continue reading

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Pierre: Opposition Just Getting Started!

It had been in the making for weeks, months even. And on Wednesday, traffic in the city came almost to a standstill as placard-carrying protesters took over the busiest streets. Earlier they had gathered at the Vigie playing field with … Continue reading

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Media Offered Opportunity to Grill DSH Chairman!

Asurprisingly personable and charming Teo Ah Khing presented to the local media on Wednesday this week the latest developments in the proposed Pearl of the Caribbean project. On the occasion he wore two hats: that of professional architect and planner, … Continue reading

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Shawn Edward Versus the Government: Thin Line Between Policy and Administration!

Perhaps the most talked about presentation from last week’s Budget debate was that of Southeast Castries MP Guy Joseph, also Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation. Not for the first time he blamed the country’s … Continue reading

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Abandoned Quarry Victim Back In Hospital!

In a Facebook post that went viral he was described as the quarry explosion’s fifth fatality. But the man I met on Wednesday this week was very much painfully alive. Straight after reading his message that detailed how his life … Continue reading

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Editors Letter

It came as something of a shock that little had changed at home in Saint Lucia during the three years or so I was away in Canada, at least as far as concerns the relationship between some in authority and … Continue reading

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Progress Made In Quarry Investigations

When National Security Minister Hermangild Francis took to the podium on Monday morning at this week’s pre-cabinet meeting, his first order of business was issuing an update in regard to last month’s quarry explosion at a Rayneau Group of Companies-operated … Continue reading

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Progress Made in Quarry Investigations

When National Security Minister Hermangild Francis took to the podium on Monday morning at this week’s pre-cabinet meeting, his first order of business was issuing an update in regard to last month’s quarry explosion at a Rayneau Group of Companies … Continue reading

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Mother of Quarry Victim Speaks Out

Imagine hearing from thousands of miles away that your teenaged son was involved in a freak accident; more precisely, an explosion completely out of left field, while working on site at a local quarry where he’d been employed for just … Continue reading

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How to find The One (Part 1)

Confessed Youtube addict that I am, it’ll come as no surprise that I spent several hours this week wading through a sea of relationship videos. Not unlike most of you reading this, I’d been wondering if it was possible at … Continue reading

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Editors Letter

My morning trek to the office consists of running into a stream of people whose faces have not failed to register on my mind. I know precisely at what point I will encounter them. Actually, I can almost predict our … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

It did nothing to help my paranoia about other people driving me, particularly in party-related circumstances, to wake up on Monday morning to news of yet another serious vehicular accident, this time in St. Vincent. I was there over the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

Iremember the horror with which I beheld my CXC examinations results upon realizing I’d passed for enrolment at a particular school. It wasn’t so much the school itself that bothered me. The reason I panicked had to do with a … Continue reading

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Finding Peace Through Heartbreak

Recently, a single comment in a Ted-Talk interview by BJ Miller caught my attention. I don’t recall the context, or what he was talking about exactly, but I do remember I had been struggling to deal with a painful breakup … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

Dolphins, DSH, rape. All were in the news this week but the lion’s share of the publicity, the public outrage however convenient, centred on the two developments. The rapes, the domestic violence that claimed so many young lives – setting … Continue reading

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Sir Derek Walcott is Dead

Sir Derek Walcott is dead. Relatives and sources  close to the Saint Lucian poet and playwright who had been suffering with health issues have confirmed that he passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. Walcott received the 1992 … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

I once heard of a young man, strapping and tough, who’d fallen on hard times. His story was told to me by a friend who often visited him at his home in Gros Islet. The man was in his 20s. … Continue reading

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Yello Embraces New Identity

Described as a new chapter in the company’s story, the official launch of Yello, formerly Yellow Pages, was celebrated last week with a business mixer at the Saint Lucia Golf and Country Club. Yello representative Vanetta Charlemagne in addressing the … Continue reading

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How Not to be ‘Hurt Bae’!

Iwas unable to watch in entirety the “Hurt Bae” interview circulating on social media last week. In case you missed it, the video featured a young couple who’d broken up talking candidly in an attempt to teach viewers a thing … Continue reading

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