SAINT Lucia senior national netball team made a clean sweep of the three-match tournament against much-fancied Saint Maarten netball team at the weekend. Following Saturday’s 67 – 17 victory in the second Test and a 66 – 20 on Friday opening night St Lucia rounded off the series Sunday defeating the visitors 65-19 in the final Test.
St. Lucian’s with limb amputations will be the focus of a new initiative to help improve their quality of life by providing a programme of sports, recreation and help with rehabilitation. The chAMPS programme focusing on people with disabilities in the form of limb amputations is being launched in St Lucia supported by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP) and run by the Sacred Sports Foundation Inc (SSF).
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 14, CMC- Sports psychologist Dr.Rudi Webster has welcomed the appointment of former West Indies cricketer Jimmy Adams as the region’s new Director of cricket. Adams, who represented West Indies as player and captain during his career, replaces Englishman Richard Pybus who did not seek to renew his contract.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that Alzarri Joseph and Nikita Miller were fined, and Roshon Primus was reprimanded for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament which ended on Monday. All three players admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the respective match referees, meaning there was no need for formal hearings.
COMBATING criminality during the Christmas season has become a major objective of the Castries Constituency Council which has a focus on the city of Castries. And although the Royal St. Lucia Police Force has yet to reveal its strategies to combat crime islandwide during the season, THE VOICE has been reliably informed that just like previous years the Force has a strategy in place for this time of the year.
ST. LUCIA yesterday called for greater collaboration with the French Caribbean territories as they map out strategies for socio-economic development projects that are to be funded by the European Union. Addressing the final day of the INTERREG V Caribbean, a multi-million dollar EU funded programme aimed at boosting the economic competitiveness of regional countries, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that it was imperative for there to be closer collaboration among the French and English-speaking Caribbean countries given the changing global landscape.
CHILDREN of St. Lucia who require psychiatric care and treatment will no longer be housed in the same space as adults. This was a perennial problem which administrators and caregivers at the National Mental Wellness Centre faced over the years and decided to approach the Ministry of Health for support in addressing this situation.
THE Executive of the Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society (SLAHS) feels more confident to implement plans for its upcoming Annual General Meeting, following a special gathering last week which saw members and the general public expressing their thoughts on the current status and future positioning of the organization.
THE fight against Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in St. Lucia continues. This was manifested on Monday when the world’s oldest public health agency, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated two foggers and a large quantity of bed nets to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 14, CMC – The head of the Roman Catholic Church here, Archbishop Joseph Harris, is maintaining that the church is against the imposition of the death penalty, saying there could be no good reason for killing someone. Speaking on a radio station here after a Roman Catholic priest, Father Ian Taylor, had earlier this week advocated the need to impose the death penalty in a bid to stem the rising murder rate here, Archbishop Harris said “Pope Francis has said…it (death penalty) is an offence against human dignity and the values of life and therefore it is i
VENEZUELA’S foreign minister, Delcy Rodriguez, traveled to Argentina to attend yesterday’s meeting of foreign ministers of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur). Rodriguez said that despite the illegal manoeuvers promoted by the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, to illegitimately exclude Venezuela from the regional bloc, the nation will exercise its full right to participate as a State Party to the international body.
UNIVERSITY Director of The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Professor Verene Shepherd will today address more than 500 parliamentarians at the inaugural Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) Regional Hot Topics (RHT). The forum is carded for the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London from 2:00 p. m to 5:00 p.m. (UK time).
NEW YORK, Dec 14, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has taken the lead in calling on President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The 17 members of the United States House of Representatives including Gregory Meeks, Charles Rangel and Hakeem Jeffries, have sent a letter to Obama, noting that Garvey, who was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, had “inspired generations of leaders, from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to President Nelson Mandela.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 14, CMC – Police have released the former Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) captain, George Wehner, pending further investigation into a video circulated on the social media that Parliament agreed incites “the assassination” of legislators here. “As it relates to the video investigation, he has been released pending further investigation,” attorney Leon “Chaku” Symister said.
GOVERNOR General Dame PearletteLouisy has challenged the Saint Lucia National Trust to augment efforts to make its wide-ranging conservation work more visible in the public domain. Addressing the Trust’s annual general meeting recently, she congratulated the management, councilors and staff for the work they had undertaken over the past year, and for keeping its members engaged. However, Dame Pearlette who is also the SLNT’s Patron noted that more needs to be done to give the organization the visibility it deserves.
THERE is no doubt that the United Workers Party (UWP) propelled themselves into power by convincing a vast number of St Lucians that they knew exactly how to solve the myriad social and economic problems facing the country. And so, they presented an election slogan entitled “Five to Stay Alive”, and the rest was history.
THE Ministry of Health says it has sought “formal clarification and retraction” of a statement released by the UNAIDS earlier this month which claimed that St. Lucia was the only Eastern Caribbean country which had not eliminated mother to child transmission of HIV.
AS the year draws closer to an end, there is seemingly no end in sight to the huge payouts being made to lucky St. Lucians by the St. Lucia National Lottery. Nicholas Minvielle’s Christmas came early on Monday morning when he was handed a cheque for $240,000 after winning the Super 6 jackpot. He was the third local big winner in the space of just weeks, after two players were awarded prizes of $350,000 and over $100,000 two weeks ago.
MEXICO City hosted the Junior Achievement 2016 Company of the Year competition (COY) sponsored by FedEx.. The three days of intense competition, capacity building, networking, conferences, trade fair and grand awards dinner was held last week at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in the Mexican capital.
THE Government of New Zealand and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have formally confirmed their ongoing partnership in support of geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean. New Zealand High Commissioner, Mrs Jan Henderson met with President of CDB, Dr William Warren Smith on Monday, to discuss progress on the implementation of the CDB GeoSMART Initiative, which has been receiving technical support from the Government of New Zealand.