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NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is … Continue reading

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Castries Mayor Calls for Patriotism Ahead of Independence

Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Ask what you can do for yourself as well. It is both sad and ironic that in a time of steady and fervent … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Readies for National Colours Day, Youth Exposé and Best of Saint Lucia!

Minister with responsibility for Culture and Local Government Senator Fortuna Belrose has called on all Saint Lucians to continue to embrace activities for Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence which culminates on Wednesday, February 22 2017. On Sunday February 19, the … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia’s 38th Independence Anniversary Celebrations

The mark of thirty-eight years of our Independence has arrived and once again our streets will be showered with bunting and arrays of cerulean blue, white, black and gold. As you may already know, there is a list of activities … Continue reading

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Growing Chartered Accountant Numbers Good for Saint Lucian Economy

Saint Lucia is in the top seven for ACCA membership in the Caribbean and the island’s standing in the region continues to grow. Caribbean Head for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Orin Gordon, recently paid a visit to Saint … Continue reading

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More Investment in Saint Lucian Agriculture from Foreign Lands

On Monday 13th February diplomats from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, led by Ambassador Aberrahim Kadmiri presented to the media and government representatives from Saint Lucia and Dominica their proposals for a Soil Fertility Mapping Project in the … Continue reading

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Who Sold Saint Lucia First?

Addressing representatives of the private sector during the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce executive luncheon on Wednesday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet sought to dispel certain allegations surrounding the Pearl of the Caribbean development project. Speaking directly to criticisms that his … Continue reading

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Dilly-dallying with Uncle Willie

Some who saw me in the lobby of Coco Palm Hotel recently must’ve wondered what I might be doing there, added two plus two and come up with six. We tend to do that, I’ve come to realize. While I … Continue reading

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Medical Students On Venezuelan Scholarships Revisit Nightmare Experiences!

Icannot say for certain that the habit is peculiar to my fellow Saint Lucians: we talk and talk and talk, usually where there is no one able to do something about our complaint, but few of us ever act on … Continue reading

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Is there a cure for the Sore Losers Party?

Some eight months after voting, Saint Lucians having decided they’d had more than enough of the Kenny Anthony administration, it is quite clear the St. Lucia Labour Party has far from recovered from the telling defeat at the polls. Its … Continue reading

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Editor’s Letter

If someone were to lose his or her life under your watch would you hold yourself responsible? What if the life was lost because those charged with protecting him/her failed to do their duty? What if he/she died because friends … Continue reading

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Amusings: Not Emphatic

If something is not emphatic, then it must, you might think, be phatic, or something along those lines, would it not? Phatic, a word whose existence you probably never even suspected until now, is an adjective defined as “of or … Continue reading

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Dennery Water Supply Project Officially Launched

The Dennery Water Supply Redevelopment Project was officially launched on Friday, February 17 at the Grande Riviere Human Resource Centre. The objective of the project is to ensure a sustainable solution to the current water situation in Dennery North by increasing … Continue reading

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Here’s the Reason I Support Vieux-Fort Horse-Racing Venture

The proposed horse-racing venture in Vieux Fort gives me great hope for the future. Government’s intention to lease land at $1.00 an acre for lands that will facilitate the success of the venture is understandable. I believe there may already … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name is Not Necessarily a Rose

The frustration resulting from having different names on a birth certificate and on a baptismal certificate has been experienced by countless Saint Lucians. It often requires a Notary Royal to resolve the problem. Last Christmas I was reminded that names … Continue reading

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From the Editor

Recently I was privileged to be in the company of a Trinidadian national with such love for Saint Lucia that I had not encountered in a long time, if at all. While everyone around her was droning on about the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: a Day of Love or a Day of Gifts?

We’re welcoming yet again the most monotonous of festivities in the year, Valentine’s Day. Miscellaneous items of red and white shower 8the William Peter Boulevard, other streets of Castries and store windows in Rodney Bay at every turn for about … Continue reading

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MUST IT TAKE A NATURAL DISASTER TO CORRECT MAN-MADE DISASTERS?

Since recently becoming a fulltime STAR reporter, I have been confronted by several new experiences and opportunities. I have also received the usual warm, welcome remarks and congratulations a young person hears upon being hired on the basis of his … Continue reading

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Allegations Not the Same as Convictions!

Gossip and speculation have never been the equivalent of a conviction. Neither allegations, so often laced with self-serving prejudice. The mere say-so of a person cannot, in justice, affect the life or reputation of another – for one’s honour is … Continue reading

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How Long Before a Total Breakdown of the Police Force?

Since the Saint Lucia Labour government’s publicized demand that former Police Commissioner Vernon Francois retire “in the public interest” left him with a reputation altogether unmerited; since the somewhat sudden disposal of acting Commissioner Errol Alexander, there has been the … Continue reading

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