Stories by Rick Wayne

PM’S WIFE STAGES BIG EVENT AT SANDALS TO BENEFIT FIREMEN AND COPS PAST AND PRESENT!

It’s not often you hear or read something good occurring in the name of the police and firefighters of our nation. Not only has their image over the last several years taken a beating—these brave men and women who daily … Continue reading

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Will Libel Suit Blow Open IMPACS Secrets?

It is an indisputable truth that the combined efforts of the 28-member European Union and the United States, on whom this nation has long depended for its security, a fact unforgettably underscored by the prime minister in national addresses delivered … Continue reading

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GRYNBERG APPEALS . . . SURPRIIISE !

  For unfathomable reasons, many in this Christian country of ours seem to take lasting pleasure in saying, with reference to suspect government activities: “Forget about it; dat dead arready; move on move on!” As far back as 1998 Sir … Continue reading

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Are High Profile Lawyers Dodging Media Spotlight?

The first thing we do, kill all the lawyers. So Shakespeare’s Dick the Butcher suggested as one of the ways a band of pretenders to the throne of Henry VI could improve England. Dick is clearly not the kind of … Continue reading

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Adrian Augier: Stop Impoverishing The Economy For The Benefit of Government

On Tuesday this week the Saint Lucia Senate convened for the second time since the June 6, 2016 elections. It is only fair to say there were the usual unabashed spewings of non sequiturs, albeit of a nature far less … Continue reading

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Is There a White Moron in the People’s House?

The morning after (why is my mind suddenly filled with images of disasters great and small, hangovers, consequences of mindless sex?) yes, the morning after Donald Trump shook up the world I received from at least a dozen individuals, some … Continue reading

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Before Trump Grabbed The Presidency By The Short & Curlies There Was Allen Chastanet!

On the very first episode of TALK immediately following our most recent general elections I warned—yes, warned—that we may well have experienced the last demonstration of public faith in the electoral process as we’ve known it since adult suffrage. Dependent … Continue reading

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The More Things Change The More We Remain Our Own Worst Enemies!

It seems there is some doubt as to who first said it and in what circumstances. Was it Franklin D. Roosevelt referencing the dictator of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza? Or was the U.S. president referring to Spain’s equally brutal Francisco Franco? … Continue reading

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A Monster Worse than the ‘One Or Two Serial Rapists In Our Midst!’

Writing about the novelist Iain Banks at his death on 9 June 2013 Erica Wagner observed that “great writers do something new; great writers do something no one has seen before and actually it is a great compliment to upset … Continue reading

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Another Graduation, Another Eye Opener

Last Sunday, before a packed room at Sandals Grande, Justice Lorraine Williams was the keynote speaker at the most recent Monroe College graduation ceremony. Her address kicked off with the obligatory pleasantries: “There is nothing I enjoy more than celebrating … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

Ronald Boo Hinkson

In a recent post to ostensible friends Kingsley ‘Inch’ St Hill writes: “This afternoon, while reflecting on how Andre [Paul] and Russell [Lake] boasted that FM 100 alone withstood the hurricane [Matthew] and how we had no post-mortem, my thoughts … Continue reading

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CCJ: It is in the public interest to prosecute official misfeasance!

Several weeks ago I happened upon a 2011 online report by the Jamaica Gleaner entitled CCJ Hands Down Landmark Ruling: Gives Go-Ahead For AG To Sue Former Government Ministers. The story began with the five-member court’s joint judgment that it … Continue reading

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Will It Be ‘No Justice No Peace’ In Our Region?

Featured in our center pages is a burgeoning controversy that has attracted interest not only in the Bahamas but also throughout the United States, although (surprise! surprise!) not in Saint Lucia—at any rate until now. The issue includes a multi-billionaire … Continue reading

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Memo to PM Allen Chastanet Act Now Or We Perish!

The phrase “first hundred days” was originally used in a radio address by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was referring to the 100-day session of the 73rd United States Congress between March 9 and June 17, not the first … Continue reading

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Are lying journalists really politicians in disguise?

It is no mere coincidence that some of the world’s more respected magazines and newspapers have in recent times been focusing on the morphology of deceit. Doubtless inspired by Donald Trump’s countless references to his own highly successful The Art … Continue reading

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Millionaire Jalousie Hotel Developer Accused of Food Stamps Fraud!

Earlier this week an article appeared online that centered on a police raid on an Ohio millionaire’s home for evidence that he allegedly collected food stamps while he had millions in the bank. Said the online source, the police raided … Continue reading

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The John Compton I Remember!

I may inadvertently have done the memory of Sir John a disservice. Over the last several days I have been underscoring his sincerity and the fact that he had always known the difference between adversaries and enemies. As proof of … Continue reading

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From Cave-Dwelling Scapegoat to the Supreme Court!

Until last November relatively few Saint Lucians (by which I mean the miniscule section of our society that still gives a damn), knew she existed, let alone her name and function. Which is not to say she inhabited some secret … Continue reading

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HAS IMPACS TURNED CHASTANET ON HIS HEAD?

There have been few pronouncements by the leader of the previous administration more ominous, haunting, and yes, scarier, than his casually delivered pre-election prediction that “whoever forms the next government will have to deal with the IMPACS Report.” He, more … Continue reading

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Will New Government Embrace Project Juffali?

It remains altogether conjectural why our recently reassigned former prime minister—if he truly believed all he said about Walid Juffali last November—allowed, if not encouraged, many among us to believe that under his Good Samaritan costume the multi-billionaire Saudi was … Continue reading

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