The Nutritive Value of Our Creole Food – Part 2

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BRAF pwéson(fish broth) with breadfruit, green fig, yam or other provision. According to the Creole style, fish is prepared as a ‘one-pot’ together with green bananas, plantains, macanbou or any one of a variety of yams. Breadfruit, dasheen or potatoes while accompanying the fish meal are not cooked together with the fish but are prepared separately.

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Foster Families In Haiti – One Girl’s Story

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LES CAYES, Haiti, CMC – “I want to become a professor one day,” says Sabrina. The little girl is seven years old and has a smile that radiates from ear to ear. Full of energy, she lists her favourite topics at school – reading and maths – and her favourite movie – Walt Disney’s ‘Frozen’. Nothing in her sparkling demeanour hints at the shadows of her past.

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Shadow Dancers Turn Silver

Image: Silver Shadow dancers paying tribute to the late dance icon, Virginia Alexander, earlier this year. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

FOR the past 25 years, Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy has been known for raising the bar as far as dance is concerned. Many of its dancers have become household names and their dance moves continue to dazzle and inspire. But to get to where the company is presently, one needs to take a few steps backwards.

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HECTIC ARC WEEKEND – 49 Yachts Expected at Rodney Bay Marina

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STAFF of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), World Cruising Company and Saint Lucia Customs and Excise will be kept active this weekend to welcome 49 yachts from the ARC+ and ARC arriving at the Rodney Bay Marina. Felix Taburiaux of World Cruising Company spoke to The VOICE just before press time on Friday, saying: “It’s going to be a very busy weekend for us at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.

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Netball Shamfest Ends Today

WEATHER permitting the curtains will come down today on the Shamfest Netball Festival currently being played at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. The action will commence at 1:30 p.m with the Shooting competition; while at 2:30 p.m the winner of the under -16 Division, St. Joseph’s Convent Egrets will play a combined team.

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New CPL Record – 134 Million Viewers This Year

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CARIBBEAN Premier League organisers announced Thursday that the Twenty20 showpiece had once again exceeded global viewership figures for the just concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year. According to figures, this year’s tournament enjoyed an audience of 134 million, a significant rise over the 93 million viewers that tuned in for the 2015 edition.

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Alleyne, Cornwall Head PCL Averages

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Barbadian left-hander Anthony Alleyne and Antiguan off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall have dominated the aggregates, following the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship. The 23-year-old Alleyne, who plays for Barbados Pride, has amassed a stunning 443 runs from five innings so far, with an average of 88.60%.

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Young Windies Ready for World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 2, CMC – West Indies Under-19s will gather in Grenada next week to begin preparation for the Regional Super50 which bowls off next January. A 20-member preliminary squad will undergo training from December 9-20, and will also receive physical assessment along with life skill sessions and mental preparation.

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33 Get Football Coaching

Image: Coaches show off their certificates at the end of the five-day course. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE objective of any Saint Lucia Football Association/FIFA development activity is to ultimately improve the football experience of those who wish to play the game or train individuals who want to see an improvement in the game in Saint Lucia. These were the words coming from FIFA Instructor Kim Poulson at the end of the five-day Basic Coaching Course for 33 prospective coaches from across the country.

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Veterans: Final ‘Prelims’ Tomorrow

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THE Veterans Football tournament organized by Veterans In Sports Inc. and Caribbean Alliance Insurance enters its final round of preliminaries tomorrow with four interesting matches scheduled at the Sab Sporting Facility. From 9:00 a.m. in a Group C encounter, Gros Islet on three points will play All Blacks of Dennery who are at the bottom of the table with zero points.

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Disasters And Our Economies

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THIS week I saw photos of the devastation in St Vincent due to heavy rains. This was the second event within two months, the first causing major flooding of the Airport Terminal. While Dominica is still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, they also had to deal with more damage over the last 5 months. St Lucia also felt the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew this year. Over the last 25 years all of our OECS States have suffered damage due to natural events that if valued today and applied to their public debt would be now declared debt free.

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The Metaphysics of Corruption

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CORRUPTION is a perverse, universal and debilitating phenomenon that reflects in some measure the essential finitude of homo sapiens. It is an aberration that is in contradiction to the construct of perfection, and as such is a necessity in the very process of creation. Its aetiology reposes in the human condition that in itself is consequent and immanent to the process of “becoming” as opposed to “being”.

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Love, Sex and Horsehair

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OUR discussions today, and next week, are really only brief looks at some of the things which influence our understanding and acceptance of who we are. For those of us coming of age in the ’60s and ’70s, the main thing on everyone’s minds then was colonialism and a rejection of the role which Britain had played in our lives. We were young, and we were rebels, because that is the job of youth: to challenge, and to question.

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Castro And The Fidelity of Leadership

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IT is one of the countless famous quotes coined by William Shakespeare: “To thine own self be true” (Hamlet Act 1, Scene 111), the last piece of advice Polonius gives to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris, where he’ll be safe from his father’s long-winded speeches.

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A Matter of Faith

HOW dedicated are you to the virtue of faith? It is our task to keep faith in our lives. Our faith of course, is in God, and so we need to have faith in our life’s mission. When we trust and have reliance on anything at all, this is part of our faith. When we show our faith to others, they begin to trust us faithfully, and so there is a lovely relationship that comes on.

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