Stories by Kayra Williams

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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Hospitalized, Handicapped, Homeless . . . But Hopeful!

That was the status message Raquel Harris shared with the world via Facebook, coming out of one of the periodic bouts of silence those close to her had grown accustomed to after months of recovery following a vehicular accident in … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing About The Human Traffickers In Our Midst?

When it comes to human trafficking, Saint Lucia remains dodgy territory. That sentiment was at the heart of an address delivered several weeks ago by Leonard Terrence, Deputy Director at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. For four years Saint Lucia has … Continue reading

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St Lucian Sculptor Making Waves Internationally

St Lucian sculptor Jallim Eudovic has been a popular face in art galleries around the world in recent times. Jallim returned to the island recently from London, where he participated in an ongoing exhibition that is being hosted by the … Continue reading

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Will Trump Carry Out Deportation Threats?

Fear! That’s the word that best describes the feeling that gripped most Saint Lucians upon learning Donald Trump had actually beaten Hillary Clinton in their race to the White House. Forget about his first lady, whose pictures had caused no … Continue reading

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Pilot project set to attack diabetes epidemic in the Caribbean

Prevention, awareness and change. Three fundamentals driving the Tenacia Global Initiative that provides an unprecedented collaboration of research, clinical and commercial expertise in an effort to combat major health crises including diabetes and obesity. Globally, diabetes is recognized as a … Continue reading

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Did Scam Artist Also Con the Police?

Addressing the St Lucia Country Conference last week Bordelais Deputy Director Leonard Terrance spoke about the measures currently being implemented to counteract human trafficking, a problem faced by societies around the world that is linked to other crimes including money … Continue reading

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