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Ask not what Helen can do for you . . .

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Have you ever wondered where all the formers have gone? You know, those used-to-be-this or used-to-be-that people who evidently now qualify for where-are-they-now attention? It seems I’m one of them: a former somebody. Some individuals I’ve never met before actually … Continue reading

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Thousands take PineHill Walk!

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The island’s largest one-day participatory event was declared a success by organizers at the end of the 17th annual Pinehill Fun walk. This year, over 5000 participants took over the island’s main highway as they walked at varying speeds from … Continue reading

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Abolition and Emancipation

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Although the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 appeared on paper to end the trafficking in Africans, it did not end enslavement in the Caribbean. Despite efforts made by the British Navy to suppress the trade in Africans, slavers … Continue reading

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Trop Twel may very well be the secret formula for playing mass and winning!

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The National Cultural Centre again sprang to life this week with the vibrant display of costumes in the annual King and Queen of the Bands Competition. Trop Twel (too much cloth) may very well be the secret to playing mass … Continue reading

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Health Advisory for 2016 Carnival Season

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising carnival patrons and the general public to be safe and secure during this carnival season. The advisory comes from Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George. She cautions against excessive drinking, exposure … Continue reading

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Caribbean College of Surgeons Holds Successful Annual Conference

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The Caribbean College of Surgeons held a successful Annual Conference at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort from 16th to 18th June. The conference brought together some 120 surgeons from throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the … Continue reading

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PITON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF)

Umoja Communications Company Inc. (UCCI) is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) in St. Lucia August 15-21 2016. The purpose of PIFF is threefold. First, PIFF is a family-friendly event that encourages unity within diverse … Continue reading

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National Carnival Queen Pageant Spotlight

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This week the STAR continues our spotlight on the upcoming National Carnival Queen Pageant carded for Saturday July 2nd 2016, at the National Cultural Centre. This week we present to our readers Kaysia Verneuil – Miss Digicel, Racquel John – … Continue reading

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St. Lucia gears up for polls

St. Lucia gears up for the polls

Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony surprised most of us by calling the general election, which is constitutionally due between November 2016 and February 2017, six months early. The logic of this early call, along with other factors that … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Implements an Open Ship Registry

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The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), after a thorough review of the Shipping Amendment Act, is pleased to announce that Saint Lucia has taken the decision to implement an open ship registry. An open ship registry allows … Continue reading

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Kenny Announces Election 666!

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By all means, give jack his jacket. He set out to catch the Saint Lucia electorate with its collective pants down—yes, yellow and red!—and that he did. It remains now for him to carry out what usually happens to folks … Continue reading

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Animal-loving Athena donates to SLAPS

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Athena Werner celebrated her eleventh birthday in April. To mark the occasion this young lady demonstrated a maturity and selflessness way beyond her years. She held a party and invited friends, including classmates from The Montessori Centre, giving them novel … Continue reading

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Local Motivational Speaker Inspires Students

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Motivational speaker Pamela M Robinson is continuing to spread her message of fostering positive mindsets among the youth. As part of her campaign she has been visiting various schools to inspire the students to believe in themselves under the theme … Continue reading

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Massav Park Comes Alive With Creativity Through The Arts Village

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As part of the 2016 Saint Lucia Jazz & Art’ Festival, a new and vibrant element has been added to this year’s programme, with the aim of focusing more on the creative aspect of arts locally. The result is the … Continue reading

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The Best Little Jazz Show In Town!

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The producers of this year’s Hot Couture decided not to grant me access to the event. My good luck, by all accounts. I’d already promised Rosie Joinville of Tapas on the Bay that I would “drop by” the event she … Continue reading

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Ronald ‘Boo” Hinkson, Big Chef and Tapas come together in Perfect Harmony!

(Left) Derede Williams (Right) L-R: Roger Eckers, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and Werner “Semi” Francis.

Often described as the language of feeling and passion, music can be a beautiful reminder of the most touching times of our lives. We can all associate songs, bands or even genres of music with particular experiences. As we observe … Continue reading

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Prince found dead at his Paisley Park recording studio aged 57

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The enduring influence of Prince, the trailblazing singer and songwriter who died on Thursday aged 57, is perhaps best measured in the praise of his musical peers. Responding to the news of his passing, Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson wrote … Continue reading

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Bay Gardens Resorts Rewards Darren Sammy And Johnson Charles

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The locally-owned and operated resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts, has rewarded West Indies and Saint Lucian-born cricketers Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles with the keys to Bay Gardens Resorts which includes Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, … Continue reading

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