Stories by Rick Wayne

CSA wrongly credited with housing scheme

On Wednesday’s Newsmaker Live, Timothy Poleon had as its guests the president and the vice president of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association, to discuss a proposed housing scheme and how foreign landowners are making it difficult for CSA members … Continue reading

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The ball is in the SLP’s court

If at Tuesday’s parliamentary meeting the main concern of Vieux Fort North MP Moses Jn Baptiste was understandably for still suffering victims of Hurricane Tomas, particularly in Bexon and in his constituency, equally obvious was that the prime minister’s focus … Continue reading

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Who says we cannot honor prophets?

Last week I had the immense pleasure of being a guest on Dave Samuels’ Agenda. During the call-in section of the show someone brought up the fact that despite my repeated public acknowledgements of Derek Walcott’s genius I had never … Continue reading

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If we’ve said it once (and we certainly have) we’ve said it a million times. Okay, seemingly a million times: The STAR Person of the Year need not be a hero, need not be particularly bright, need not be everybody’s … Continue reading

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Plot to kill SVG PM?

I may as well from the onset lay before you my particular prejudice: I have never been a fan of the man. Not when he was a newspaper columnist weekly espousing Marxist theories on the one hand and on the … Continue reading

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House not a home for jerks!

Recently I came across a magazine article written by a rabbi and entitled: The Spiritual Power of Admitting Our Faults. Hmmm, thought the skeptic in me, I have to read this. The feature opened with the acknowledgement that the writer … Continue reading

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King, Kenny…the resolution to crime

Can a nation long divided against itself effectively tackle its worst enemy? Take a good look at the pictures above. Now imagine the people in both photographs lying dead on the ground, their bullet-riddled bodies oozing. How significant is it … Continue reading

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Property tycoon guilty of perverting the course of justice!

Described by the Ramsahoye Commission as “the moving figure behind the Hyatt Regency Resort” that went bust less than two years after it opened for business, Gavin French is facing a prison sentence in his native UK. According to British … Continue reading

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No breaks for criminals, says newly tough Attorney General!

Let me say from the onset that the majority of our attorneys general have never been particularly famous for their demonstrated creativity. I dare to say the popular perception is that the lawyers who’ve headed the attorney general’s office were … Continue reading

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The fail-safe answer to crime in the New Year!

Once upon a time not so long ago observers of local politics readily acknowledged him as the epitome of everything wonderful: young and married with one child, he was a former math teacher who had selflessly given up tutoring at … Continue reading

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What does Domino’s Pizza know that the cops don’t?

It’s a safe bet that if you live in a relatively small but crime-ridden society sooner or later the big bad wolf behind a balaclava mask will appear on your doorstep, teeth bared. For the most part, what I know … Continue reading

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