Stories by Kayra Williams

The Cliff at Cap Hosts Top Chef Simon McKenzie

Top Chef Simon McKenzie from the Channel Islands arrived in Saint Lucia this week as part of an international chef exchange programme with the Cap Masion Resort and Spa. The highly regarded chef has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and with … Continue reading

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Royalton promises Best Caribbean Vacation at Official Opening

  Four hundred and fifty six suites and the best service the Caribbean has to offer is what the new Cap Estate development will bring to Saint Lucia’s tourism industry, that according to the property’s general manager Andre Dhanpaul at … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Monsters!

I heard the most unsettling story this week of two close friends who had gone together to a performance by a live band. The pair had known each other for over ten years. After the show they decided to get … Continue reading

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Growing Chartered Accountant Numbers Good for Saint Lucian Economy

Saint Lucia is in the top seven for ACCA membership in the Caribbean and the island’s standing in the region continues to grow. Caribbean Head for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Orin Gordon, recently paid a visit to Saint … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

If someone were to lose his or her life under your watch would you hold yourself responsible? What if the life was lost because those charged with protecting him/her failed to do their duty? What if he/she died because friends … Continue reading

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From the Editor

Recently I was privileged to be in the company of a Trinidadian national with such love for Saint Lucia that I had not encountered in a long time, if at all. While everyone around her was droning on about the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter – February 4th

The recent double homicide in La Clery touched a raw nerve nationwide. Especially affected were people who lived close to the crime and were familiar with the butchered victims and their suddenly orphaned children. One individual, a bus driver caught … Continue reading

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Cuba and Saint Lucia Remember Revolutionaries

It was a double celebration this week in recognition of the 164th anniversary of the birth of Cuba’s national hero José Martí, and the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. January 28th marked the birth date of … Continue reading

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Business Award Winners Hopeful for Thriving Local Economy

There was something hopeful in the air for local business with the hosting of the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Awards last Saturday. The event attracted leaders and the rank and file of the island’s business community. Awards up for … Continue reading

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Air Born Academy Soaring into 2017

Described by conceptualizers as ‘the world’s first and only digital audio and music business programme’, The Air Born Academy is a state-of-the-art recording facility located right here in Saint Lucia. The Academy is recognised by The Institute of Audio Research … Continue reading

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Sex never more risky—and STDs not to blame!

For a minute or two last week I thought I was back in kindergarten. Imagine being surrounded by grown women giggling over a cell phone like naughty little girls enjoying something forbidden. In this instance the forbidden fruit turned out … Continue reading

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Invest Saint Lucia: ‘Let’s separate truth from fiction!’

When I hear the false criticisms in the public domain I recall my childhood and the story of Chicken Little. He thought the sky was falling, so he told the King. He got everyone to stand behind what he had … Continue reading

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South-South Co-operation a Priority for Moroccan Embassy

Weeks after presenting his Letters of Credence to Saint Lucia’s Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy at an official ceremony, Aberrahim Kadmiri, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to English-speaking islands in the Caribbean including Saint Lucia, Jamaica, St Kitts & … Continue reading

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Family and Friends Remember Sir Dwight Venner

Sir Dwight Venner was the man with the twinkle in his eye that Caribbean people won’t soon forget. Kind of like Santa Claus, in the generosity of his time and talent, and even more so when it came to showering … Continue reading

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Is Dennery Water Crisis at an End?

Imagine having to bathe every day out of drums and buckets, depending on rainfall to decide between another trip to the river and no wash at all. Imagine having to ration water every day while your children brush their teeth, … Continue reading

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A quiet cry for help for the arts

An artist by nature, by his own account, Alwyn St Omer grew up in a “family of creatives.” In local art realms his father, the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer, was a mammoth of a man. Alwyn recalls his father … Continue reading

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How Many More Diabetics Will Die For Lack Of Proper Medical Attention?

Woe betide you should you be diagnosed with a serious illness in a island devoid of the most basic of medical resources or where treatment is available but beyond your means. Saint Lucia is one such place. The majority of … Continue reading

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Bonne Terre Preparatory School Fundraising Cocktail Event: ‘O Starry Night’

The Bonne Terre Preparatory School was the vision of a private educational institution with small class learning environments. The school’s founder Jennifer Alexander was attempting to fulfil the need to provide private education in the north of the island. The … Continue reading

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