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Clendon Mason’s Creole Queen 2014

CMMSS La Wenn Kweyol 2014, Miss Johnasia Stanislas.

My mother has a saying: “Smaller people tend to have bigger mouths and that they use them well to express themselves, especially in self-defence, to make up for their lack of size”. This is somewhat true. I have been to … Continue reading

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‘Toppling Giants’

Simeon Gerson, the little spin wizard with big aspirations of playing for West Indies.

I had been referred by a local sports pundit to interview a young and upcoming bowler, and as is the norm I had already formulated this image of a tall, lanky figure in my head. To my pleasant surprise, the … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia’s Next Windies Batsman?

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Darren Sammy has paved the way and set the trends for others to follow by being captain and setting a few records during his career. We’ve seen Johnson Charles break through to the West Indies Senior team and have a … Continue reading

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Multi Talented Chermalyn

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You may have heard the term ‘natural athlete’ before. For some, it’s a person who’s fast, strong and well built. For others, it’s a person who possesses exceptional physical qualities and is blessed with loads of skill and talent. Meet … Continue reading

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Excellence Personified

A very proud Nikki, reveals that she can’t wait for the end of summer to get back to school.

‘”The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”  Robert Kiyosaki The preceding quote is appropriate for this week’s HYPE feature Nikki Serieux. … Continue reading

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Winning with Spin

Jamal Lesmond: A bowler who continues to express a hunger for success in the sport of cricket.

The Caribbean is synonymous with cricket. Although not as dominant of a sport as in the past, the game is still a favourite Caribbean’s pastime’. Although many young persons lately seem to gravitate toward sports like basketball and football, enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Double Take

Jaireh Lawrence is a 30-year-old resident of Monchy, with an addiction for the seas and writing.

He’s extraordinary. He really is. Chill with him for a few and you’ll realize that he’s not your average guy. To put it in his own words, he’s got “a fun-tastic, unusual nature and he’s not afraid to express himself.” … Continue reading

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Royalty At Last

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The three-year wait is over! Actually it’s been forever, as the community has never been able to snatch up a football championship in the past, but that has changed. This current crop of promising youth players in Mon Repos have … Continue reading

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Swim Champ making a Mighty Splash

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He’s not a fish, but he was definitely born to swim. And at 12-years-old, he certainly has a bright future ahead of him. Terrell Monplaisir is a swim champion. The Sunny Acres boy is a student of the Saint Mary’s … Continue reading

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Spartan’s Finest

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Spartan University hosted its first fundraising activity for the Omotayo Medical Foundation last month; the inaugural Miss Spartan pageant which showcased the talents of five lovely young ladies from Saint Lucia and other parts of the world. All of the … Continue reading

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Best RBC Young Leaders for 2013/2014

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  Royal Bank of Canada, initiators of the RBC Young Leaders, hosted its annual Young Leaders Awards for 2014. Secondary school students, who are members of the group in their respective schools, were honored for their participation in the Young … Continue reading

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‘J’ is Mighty

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Primary School Calypso Monarch Mighty J comes from royal stock, as nephew of 1999 and 2006 winner, After getting my first taste of Junior Calypso earlier this month, I like many others was very pleased that the show was resuscitated. … Continue reading

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Lil Nick: Future of Kaiso?

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Lil Nick. You may want to remember the name, as this versatile young man could be the next dominant force in the calypso arena. Nikile ‘Lil Nick’ Deterville is the Junior Calypso King for 2013 and 2014 in the secondary … Continue reading

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Kevin Malcolm: At Journey’s End

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At the end of our lives we will have nothing to take with us, but those who love us will be able to remember us and our legacy by remembering how much of a blessing we were to them in … Continue reading

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Mr and Miss Red Cross 2014

Asa Willie (left): The form 4 student of CCSS is presented with his trophy.

On May 18th, the Saint Lucia Red Cross Society held its third annual Red Cross Pageant. Participants hailed from various Secondary School Red Cross groups and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, with the 2014 edition featuring a total of … Continue reading

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Shepherd: Youth of the Year 2013

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How gratifying it is when our nation’s youth are celebrated for a change. If only they could reverse the growing stigma that is gradually being placed upon them and garner some well needed applause. At the Youth Awards, hosted last … Continue reading

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Ronnley Gordon: Pulling at the right strings

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Curiosity, as the old adage goes, was the demise of the cat. It is also the driving mechanism which fuels one to try, and leads to the recognition of talents while giving birth to great ideas and accomplishments. This week’s … Continue reading

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Youth on Fire

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With the increase in juvenile delinquency and crime amongst our youth, activists continue to search for ways to help curb these issues. Enter Youth on Fire, a group from Anse La Raye, who do not rely on resources, but rather … Continue reading

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Dante: Star of The Mango Tree

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  Last month Rise Saint Lucia Inc hosted the second annual Rise Film Festival. The festival is seen as an avenue for young people to portray their talents and to bring forward some of the prevalent issues that they are … Continue reading

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The New Edition Atlas

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For many of us, the word ‘atlas’ takes us back to school days. A large book of maps . . . the world at a glance. Global. Out of the community of Choiseul hails a different type of atlas, which … Continue reading

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