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Where Have All The Facebucks Gone?

At least the kids will listen from time to time. Let’s hope they don’t get a Facebook account anytime soon.

Istill don’t get how fake news could have proved so effective that it’s being credited with placing Donald Trump in the White House. Suddenly the idea that this is knowledge generation with access to whatever it needs to know at … Continue reading

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When Will Commuters and Bus Operators Have a Real Terminal?

Will a terminal for public transportation turn out to be an impossible dream?

There can be no denying the importance of a public transportation system. Despite the hundreds of new vehicles that annually jam our roadways, the majority of Saint Lucians simply cannot afford their own transportation. While the availability and regularity of … Continue reading

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Sports Icon Plays His Last Match!

After almost 48 years in the sporting world, Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira will be known as one of the most recognized voices in cricket broadcasting.

On the day Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira was to broadcast his final cricket match in Saint Lucia before settling into retirement from broadcasting, we sat together at a popular Rodney Bay café while he reminisced about the several countries he had … Continue reading

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How Many More Diabetics Will Die For Lack Of Proper Medical Attention?

Recently, Minister for Health and Wellness, Senator Mary Isaac disclosed that the government is aware of the acute situation regarding the over-use of the dialysis machines.

Woe betide you should you be diagnosed with a serious illness in a island devoid of the most basic of medical resources or where treatment is available but beyond your means. Saint Lucia is one such place. The majority of … Continue reading

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NHC $2 million in debt it cannot finance!

Timothy Mangal: The new chairman of the National Housing Corporation says   the statutory body is in deep financial crisis.

Timothy Mangal, the National Housing Corporation’s new chairman, announced this week that the institution he inherited is in debt up to its eyeballs. Consequently it suffered a lack of technical staff and a number of, what he referred to as, … Continue reading

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Will Libel Suit Blow Open IMPACS Secrets?

Former Prime Minister and constitutional law lecturer Kenny Anthony (left): Will his comments in relation to Operation Restore Confidence come back to haunt him?

It is an indisputable truth that the combined efforts of the 28-member European Union and the United States, on whom this nation has long depended for its security, a fact unforgettably underscored by the prime minister in national addresses delivered … Continue reading

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Bonne Terre Preparatory School Fundraising Cocktail Event: ‘O Starry Night’

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The Bonne Terre Preparatory School was the vision of a private educational institution with small class learning environments. The school’s founder Jennifer Alexander was attempting to fulfil the need to provide private education in the north of the island. The … Continue reading

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CTO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS 2017

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is rewarding destinations in the region that are demonstrating that sustainable tourism products and services are viable and exciting travel options for visitors to the region. Individuals, groups, organizations and companies in any of the … Continue reading

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Taiwan conducts Taiping Island humanitarian rescue exercise

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The Republic of China (Taiwan) Coast Guard Administration and other agencies jointly carried out a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise in Taiping Island and in its relevant waters on November 29, 2016. The exercise involved three aircrafts, eight vessels, … Continue reading

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Make the Planet Grow Again

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For over two decades the US (Financial/Military Complex) has been trying to manners the Middle East into freeing up its military hands to pivot to China. They did so by vying to liquidate Middle Eastern and North African leaders whom … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing About The Human Traffickers In Our Midst?

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When it comes to human trafficking, Saint Lucia remains dodgy territory. That sentiment was at the heart of an address delivered several weeks ago by Leonard Terrence, Deputy Director at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. For four years Saint Lucia has … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Needs the Vieux Fort Racetrack

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The idea of having a world-class race rack here in Saint Lucia is almost unbelievable. My grandfather was a racehorse owner and trainer; my father was a racehorse owner and trainer; my Mum was a racehorse owner. I used to … Continue reading

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Are High Profile Lawyers Dodging Media Spotlight?

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The first thing we do, kill all the lawyers. So Shakespeare’s Dick the Butcher suggested as one of the ways a band of pretenders to the throne of Henry VI could improve England. Dick is clearly not the kind of … Continue reading

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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl – Mona Awad

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The pale blue cover of this book was certainly more inviting than the title. All I could muster for expectations was the bullying of a fat girl by other brutally honest children. It turns out that I was partially right. … Continue reading

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St Lucian Sculptor Making Waves Internationally

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St Lucian sculptor Jallim Eudovic has been a popular face in art galleries around the world in recent times. Jallim returned to the island recently from London, where he participated in an ongoing exhibition that is being hosted by the … Continue reading

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And They Say We’re Not An Inventive People!

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So much ado about nothing! Remember? A mindless promo appears online, in the form of a press release from a hotel in which Saint Lucia’s prime minister has shareholder interests. The release is pulled mere hours after it first appeared. … Continue reading

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A word of appreciation for Senator Adrian Augier

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I’ve shared with the publisher of this newspaper, and with others, my aversion to the local run-of-the-mill radio and TV talk shows. I much prefer reading a good book or taking in an interesting CNN interview. I remain convinced that … Continue reading

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Education Minister Stresses Need to Protect Children

Leader of the Opposition Gale Rigobert: Are her House deliveries products of a 
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Minister for Education Honourable Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert has reiterated the Government’s commitment to the youth of the nation in the wake of Universal Children’s Day which was celebrated by several countries on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The Minister, who … Continue reading

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Spain Connects Musically With Saint Lucia

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October 2016 heralded 30 years of diplomatic relations between Spain and Saint Lucia—a significant milestone of cultural unity, arts, heritage and ways of life, despite language differences. To further honour and celebrate this anniversary the Embassy of Spain in Saint … Continue reading

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Will Trump Carry Out Deportation Threats?

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Fear! That’s the word that best describes the feeling that gripped most Saint Lucians upon learning Donald Trump had actually beaten Hillary Clinton in their race to the White House. Forget about his first lady, whose pictures had caused no … Continue reading

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