Stories by Kayra Williams

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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Des Barrass Combined Gets CIBC Support

Students of the Des Barrass Combined School are enjoying their refurbished school, parts of which have benefited from work carried out by the employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean. Employees at the financial services company rallied together to refurbish the exterior and … Continue reading

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Woman Arrested For Passport Scam

A woman who allegedly scammed scores of St Lucians of thousands of dollars and took their passports and other travel papers was arrested over the weekend. Reports coming to the STAR indicate that the individual lured people into the scam … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

There was a palpable sense of strength and solidarity at the launch of the Massy Stores/Yoplait Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. An intimate gathering looked on as representatives of Faces of Cancer St Lucia, the Ministry of Health, and other key … Continue reading

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Bordelais Official Reacts To Abuse Allegations

An apprehensive looking Hanson James stood before a video camera prepared to tell whoever was willing to listen to him about his experience at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. The video clip that has been circulating through the media over the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry to Visit St Lucia in November

As previously announced HRH Prince Harry will undertake an official visit to the Caribbean, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen in November and December 2016, on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda, and … Continue reading

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Do Black Lives Matter in Our Own Backyard?

Black Lives Matter. Or, to be politically correct, black lives also matter. Even here in the Caribbean. While the rest of the world protests the endless injustices meted out to people of color—often by those in authority—we citizens of the … Continue reading

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