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Saint Lucia’s National Culinary Team starts countdown to CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition 2017

With only 9 days left, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) gears up for another exciting event this year in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean Competition. The event which is expected to … Continue reading

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MOFA Thanks Allies, Partner Countries for Proposal for Taiwan’s 2017 WHA Participation

A proposal by 11 diplomatic allies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) urging the World Health Organization to invite Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly as an observer was not included in the agenda of the 70th WHA, … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s Participation is Vital to Global Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Disease knows no borders. Only by working together, leaving no one out, can we adequately address the challenges of emerging infectious diseases, which have been made all the more complex by the effects of globalization on our health environment. As … Continue reading

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Vergnet Shares Expertise at CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Finance Conference

Vergnet, a leading renewable energy company specialising in wind, solar and hybrid energy solutions, this week presented at the 2017 CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Finance Conference. The event took place from 16th to 19th May in Saint Lucia. As … Continue reading

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GTM Commission’s New Multi-Million Dollar Eastern Caribbean Headquarters in Saint Lucia

One of the Caribbean’s leading investment and insurance companies has begun making additional large scale investment moves which will result in a further solidifying of its financial footprint on the economic landscape of Saint Lucia. Officials of Guyana and Trinidad … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

Iwas stopped dead in my tracks this week when I ran into a young man I’d known all my life. I was headed to the grocery store, and found him sitting outside his house in our shared community in the … Continue reading

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STAR Trivia

What do you make of this week’s STAR Trivia? Do you recognize any of the faces pictured, and what do you remember about the circumstances surrounding the publication of this photo? Send your answers to info@stluciastar.com or log onto the … Continue reading

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He Said What?

Ino longer spend much time on Facebook. Maybe that’s because when I do, I am almost guaranteed to land on something to spoil my day. This week it was a re-shared article from a young man that offered a list … Continue reading

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THE CHOICE: TAKE THE LONG ROAD TO PROSPERITY OR SUFFOCATE IN POVERTY

The social and economic issues facing Saint Lucia were put in stark terms by the island’s prime minister in his Policy Statement at the May 9th budget in the House of Assembly. Long before he delivered what his opponents called … Continue reading

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Opening of CARILEC’s Annual Conference

The opening ceremony and cocktail reception for the annual CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Finance Conference, in collaboration with LUCELEC, was held at Sandals Grande Ballroom on Tuesday evening. This year’s theme is ‘Movement: Utilities, People, Technology and Investment’. It … Continue reading

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Investment in the South Continues with Black Bay Master Development

Never before has the south of the island been more in the news than it has been these past few months. The government has announced at least two major projects for the south which will create employment and boost activity … Continue reading

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TeleSUR Forging Caribbean Partnerships

Multinational broadcaster TeleSUR features a newscast that’s on air 24/7 with a viewing audience of over 500 million. The multi-platform network features programming in Spanish and English, and boasts correspondents across the world including the United States, China, and all … Continue reading

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Amusings: Floating In It

It’s about six years ago that I first came across a report prepared by UNEP-CEP/RCU clumsily named ‘Regional Sectoral Overview of Wastewater Management in the Wider Caribbean Region. Situational Analysis’. It’s always fun, but seldom encouraging, to read these reports … Continue reading

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Pierre: Opposition Just Getting Started!

It had been in the making for weeks, months even. And on Wednesday, traffic in the city came almost to a standstill as placard-carrying protesters took over the busiest streets. Earlier they had gathered at the Vigie playing field with … Continue reading

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Chas To Residents In The South: Do You Want To Be From A Ghetto Or From The Pearl of the Caribbean?’

The United Workers Party had not had what might be called a business meeting – as opposed to the usual post election celebrations – with the people since its stunning against-all-odds 11-6 victory last June. But the party’s supporters have … Continue reading

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Execute! Execute! Execute! (Part Two)

On Saturday, May 13 we featured the introduction of an article by Francis Reynolds entitled ‘Prime Minister Silences Critics and Applies Business Approach to First Budget’. The following is a continuation of the article that sought to analyse Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Allen’s Big Mistake

Think! Think hard! Have you ever heard about Rochamel? Frenwell? Grynberg? Sure you have. But what do you really know about these issues? Permit me to answer for you. Very little, never mind the related publicity. Remarkably, even the governor … Continue reading

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Caribbean Policy Makers Recognize ECLAC’s 70-year Contribution to Regional Development

At the 18thmeeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 19 May 2017, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC’s) contribution to development … Continue reading

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WASCO Public Notice

The Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to inform the public that it will be undertaking maintenance work on the raw water line from the John Compton Dam to Theobalds Treatment plant at Ciceron on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. … Continue reading

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Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing Training Workshop

The social and economic impacts of HIV/AIDS in affected countries remain a cause for concern. Stigma and discrimination, inability of countries to scale-up quality prevention programs, poor involvement of key populations in the HIV response, as well as the need … Continue reading

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