LAW abiding Lucians, stand up! I am sick of this crime scourge that is beginning to strangle our beautiful nation…the same way they strangled Rose Anne Raymond! When are we as a people going to stop being doormats? When are we as a collective going to stop with all the talk and actually take action?
THE topic of genetics continuously presents a fascinating conversation to us. It is one in which perhaps an end may never be determined. Facets of our everyday lives throw us into contact with a potpourri of characters and personalities in the people who we interact with. The work place is no exception. While the many variances in personalities and orientation may foster breakthroughs in innovative and diverse approaches and ideas, this diversity of breeds and thoughts can undoubtedly present the possibility of a chaotic atmosphere if not contained.
Famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is known the world over for his extensive contribution to the world of art, including co-founding the Cubist movement, inventing construction sculpture and co-inventing the collage. He is also famously known for coining the phrase, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how we remain an artist once we grow up.” Twenty-one-year-old Solange Lawrence says she’s doing all in her power to make every brushstroke paint a bold statement about her passion for art and an inspiration to others. Simply put, she said, her art is redefining the way she sees the world.
THE final of the inaugural Men’s Under-21 Vizions Football Tournament sponsored by the Saint Lucia Football Association will kick off from 7:00 p.m. tomorrow at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort when Soufriere and Vieux Fort South play for glory. The two teams made it to the final with wins over Marchand and Vieux Fort North respectively last weekend when they scored nine goals between them at the same venue. Soufriere thrashed Marchand 4-0 while Vieux Fort South with four goals from the boots of Antonio Joseph defeated neighbours VFN 5-1.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has praised the work of the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) saying it remains an integral part in the region’s fight against crime and other illegal activities. “The RSS is an important regional body and in the context of what is happening regionally, Caribbean-wise, and even globally with respect to crime, we have come to appreciate the importance of such a body,” Harris said at a ceremony on Friday where 23 officers from five Caribbean countries successfully graduated from a six week long Section Leaders Course.
THE curtain came down on the 31st edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) at the Beausejour Indoor Facility on Saturday evening as with the final prize-giving ceremony as crews, friends and families of more than 200 boats gathered to celebrate a safe and successful crossing. The crews now join a special band of ocean sailors who have crossed the Atlantic with the ARC.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago– In a recent study, researchers from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States’ Centre for Disease Control (US CDC) found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, prostate and colon cancer are 2-9 times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States. Only lung cancer was higher in the USA.
THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean has been launched with the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Dr.Didacus Jules praising the effort to move away from a colonial past and mindset. In a message marking the occasion, Jules noted that the late former Barbados Prime Minister Errol Barrow, whom he described as “one of the brightest luminaries of Caribbean integration,” had made it abundantly clear that his government had absolutely “no intention of loitering on colonial premises long after closing time”.
Thursday, December 08, the curtains came down on the “2016 IV Intensive Music Training Workshop” with a grand final concert, performed by the Saint Lucia System of Orchestras, at the Music Box in Rodney Bay, which brought together 120 musicians on stage. This initiative was possible due to the collaborative efforts of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Saint Lucia School of Music. The workshops are part of a pilot programme, with Saint Lucia as its base, geared towards establishing a System of Orchestras in the Caribbean region.
Not since “Pressure Boom” in 2009 has Ricky T enjoyed the wave of success that has him booked on every major soca show from New York to Miami, Canada to the UK and all states and countries in between. His “Freaky Girls” featuring Eempey Slicker is being played on Hot 97 in New York and every major station in Trinidad as that country gets set for its Carnival 2017. It is so hot right now that it has resulted in the artiste’s recent headlining and sold out show in the Big Apple aptly called “Ricky T & Friends”.
PRIME MINISTER Allen M. Chastanet has extended condolences on behalf of his government to the family and friends of Mr. Christopher Renwick, who passed away on Saturday. Renwick was the founder and Managing Director of Renwick & Company Limited.
ST. LUCIA has reigned supreme as the top island of choice for holiday destinations in the Caribbean, beating out several neighbouring islands, including Antigua, Grenada and St. Vincent. The island was given the prestigious title at the 14th annual Readers Choice Awards last Thursday.
THE event known as ‘St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival’ will no longer carry that name, however the primary activities staged under that banner have not been abolished, contrary to reports that may have given the impression this was the case. The misunderstanding lies in a move by government to group all national festivals under one banner which is loosely being called the Summer Music Festival to be managed by a Festival Commission. This Commission is expected to be established hopefully within the first week of next month, according to Donovan Williams, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.