Stories by Kayra Williams

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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“Youth Not Just Our Future, But Our Present!”

One must always grab a hold of opportunities when they arise, particularly those with potentially life-changing merit. That was the general consensus of members of the Youth Emergency Action Committee (YEAC) at a recent Project engagement held at the Pastoral … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter: Nothing but the grave for those scared to live!

As part of International Women’s Day on March 8, women have pledged to show the world what life would be like without them.  Fortunately it was last Sunday that actress Viola Davis delivered an emotional speech at the Academy Awards … Continue reading

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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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