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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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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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Police Controversially Shoot Marigot Man!

The new year has only just begun but already we’ve recorded eight deaths—six of which occurred on what most Saint Lucians consider the holiest day of the week, “family day” – Sunday. Most of the killings occurred near the victims’ … Continue reading

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Get Yourself an Education that also Includes the Facts of Life!

As a child you grow up hearing your parents preach about the importance of manners and education, the morals and ethics that will help you become successful in this life. Females hear about the attitudes that determine a good woman … Continue reading

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SHE ‘Dress a Girl’ Glam Party

SHE Caribbean, partnering with the ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ campaign and other sponsors, last Saturday hosted a special day of celebration for 25 young ladies from the New Beginning Transit Home. Dubbed the SHE ‘Dress a Girl’ Glam … Continue reading

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Governor General applauds Festive Additions to Nobel Laureate Celebrations

Tuesday, January 10th marked the official launch of the 2017 Nobel Laureate Festival. The Nobel Laureate Festival Committee, chaired by Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, hosted a press launch at Government House to introduce the newly-deemed festival. The overall coordinator, … Continue reading

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Liars Unbelievable Even When They Speak The Truth

As the story goes: A boy called Peter lived with his parents in a village on the hillside. His parents, like most of the other people in the village, were sheep farmers. Everybody took turns to look after the sheep … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Anybody Talk Straight Anymore?

He penned neither poems nor plays. At any rate, not for public consumption. On occasion he cited Scripture but never Shakespearean sonnets. He was not obviously blessed with the gift of the gab, as was say, George Odlum. Remarkably soft-spoken, … Continue reading

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Teachers to engage in discussions with acclaimed writer Jamaica Kincaid

Following the official launch of the Nobel Laureate Festival 2017 on Tuesday this week at Government House, organisations island-wide are poised to roll out activities which highlight and celebrate the achievements of Laureates, Sirs Derek Walcott and Arthur Lewis. This … Continue reading

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SLHTA to Host National Culinary Competition

All is set for one of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s most anticipated events on its calendar, CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition. Every year the National Culinary Team looks forward to the region’s most sought after event … Continue reading

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Twins Bring Excitement to St Jude

For the staff of the Maternity Ward at St Jude Hospital, 2017 has started with double the excitement and double the fun. The hospital delivered two sets of twins in two days in the first week of the New Year. … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia and Taiwan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia inked Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in the Exchange of Financial Intelligence Related to Money Laundering, Associated Predicate Offences and Terrorism Financing on January 9, 2017. Mr. Paul Thompson, Director of Financial Intelligence … Continue reading

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Caribbean prepares to pilot COAST insurance to protect fisheries sector

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is hosting a working group meeting at the Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel from 9 – 10 January 2017, to advance the implementation of a risk insurance facility for fishers in the region. When … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Major Retailers/Distributors of the Caribbean

Major commercial brands such as Always, Carefree and Kotex do not display the ingredients of their products on their packaging. This sparked my research into the composition of these products, which I summarized in one of my videos found on … Continue reading

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Amusings ~ Tightening Belts

Whenever an economic crisis rears its head, most politicians take the easy way out and decide to reduce costs by cutting back on a multitude of services and investments. But such austerity measures seldom work simply because they never really … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Kayra!

It is with much pleasure and a whole lot of pride that I announce the welcome return to the STAR of Ms Kayra Williams, as editor. Pleasure, yes, because it always makes me happy to observe young people confidently pursuing … Continue reading

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