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Three Men Drown in Separate Incidents

Kelan Kevin Jn Baptiste still has not seen the face of the man who saved his life. All the 24-year-old remembers is what others have told him about the “Spanish fella” who sprung into action to rescue him minutes after … Continue reading

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Book Review • Song & Symphony by John Robert Lee and Shallon Fadlien

The book Song & Symphony is a beautiful orchestral performance by John Robert Lee and Shallon Fadlien. The unusual aspect is that neither Lee nor Fadlien plays a musical instrument. Through painting and poetry they have created “that persistent chord … Continue reading

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Youth Awarded for Excellence at National Awards

The Nobel Laureate Festival remains as “festive” as the chairperson of the committee, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, promised. The event continued this week with the National Awards of Excellence 2017 which followed the theme “Celebrating Excellence: Fostering National Pride”. … 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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Amusings: The Interbellum

Now that US Isolationism is once again on the cards it is perhaps pertinent to review that last time America retreated into its shell. After 1919, Germans over the age of 20 were given the vote. The German Bank was … Continue reading

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UBALDUS: Will He Go Or Will He Stay?

It’s a centuries-old admonition, alas too often forgotten: that the bloody instructions we teach inevitably return to plague the inventor. Also that there’s a reason for every season. It should also be noted that, convenient memories aside, nothing can stop … Continue reading

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‘May the next generation curse a government so blind . . .’

T hese days, when we most need it, we hear not a word from Derek Walcott. Blame age, failing health and commitments that leave this genius son of the soil little time for anything other than work. Gone are the … Continue reading

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Sandals Foundation Supported Tennis Program Swings in Another Successful Year

2017 brings the total number of children reached through Tiger Tennis InFLOW program over the past two years to over 350. The program, which was initially introduced as a tennis club in 2008, has since been transformed into an Academy … Continue reading

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Government Commits to Consultation Process on “Pearl of the Caribbean”

The Government of Saint Lucia in collaboration with Invest Saint Lucia is continuing its informative and consultative process on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” development. On Tuesday January 17th the Government held a press briefing featuring Chairman of Invest Saint … Continue reading

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Hobie Cat Challenge Returns To Rodney Bay

The Barbara Pyle Foundation (BPF), with a mission to “use media in all its forms to make the world a better place and empower people to protect the planet,” is planning to roll out a program of initiatives, designed to … Continue reading

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La Luna – Tales by Moonlight on Nobel Laureate Festival Calendar!

Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy in celebration of its 25th Anniversary is once again pleased to collaborate with the Nobel Laureate Committee in celebration of the Nobel Laureate Festival 2017, with an evening of dance.   A Matinee Show for … Continue reading

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RICKY T QUALIFIES FOR SOCA MONARCH SEMIS

Saint Lucia’s Ricky T is a semi-finalist in the International Soca Monarch in Trinidad with his Freaky Girls. The list was announced on Wednesday January 18 by organizers Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts. The announcement comes weeks after … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Continues Dialogue on Pearl of the Caribbean in UK

Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet is currently on a four-day visit to London where he will meet with Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd. Mr. Teo Ah Khing to discuss ongoing plans for the Pearl of the Caribbean development. … Continue reading

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Sandals Foundation Business Enthusiast Program Reaches 119 from 10 Communities

The Sandals Foundation and The School of Business Entrepreneurs (TSOBE) have recorded tremendous success in its EC$60,000 undertaking dubbed ‘Business Enthusiast (BE)’. The program, which kicked off in April 2016 is poised to end in January 2017 and targets young … Continue reading

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Fuel Price Adjustments

The public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of gasoline (unleaded) and diesel have been changed. The price of kerosene … Continue reading

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Book Review • A Small Place – Jamaica Kincaid

This is the third time I’m reviewing a book by Jamaica Kincaid. Every time I do, I get swallowed into the strangeness of her short but not so sweet prose. Reading her work is like sinning: it leaves you with … 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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I Wish For Helen Three Golden Rings!

The new year presents a time to look back at the challenges of the previous year and most of us look ahead to correcting things that were poorly executed, resolving to improve in the current year. Last January I failed … Continue reading

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Amusings: Presidential Pussy Grabbers

Donald Trump will be the latest in a proud procession of Presidential Pussy Grabbers. Thomas Jefferson was apparently against slavery despite having slaves of his own on his plantation at Monticello. Sally Hemings was his light-skinned slave. He fathered five … Continue reading

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