St. Lucia Times Says Thanks to all Readers

Over the years, we have had tremendous support from all of our readers. You have supported us from 2014.

We were able to create a little video to express our appreciation.

We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without your support.

Here’s our “THANK YOU” video below:

 

7 Comments

  1. Anon1
    January 5, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Well done keep up the good work.

    Buck the trend, and don’t always report the same story as SNO.

    Get your journalist to prove read they articles and change the spell check from American English (papishow) to English, meaning don’t use “z” when it should “s”

    More investigative journalism please please please, don’t just report a story go out and the angles which others can’t. That’s what will set you apart from the part timers.

    The demographics of your readers would increase to the more intellectual.

  2. Anonymous
    January 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Calvin
    January 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Agree completely with Anon1’s comments.

    I would add two things — Firstly, please give some second thought to the increased use of press releases in the new section. In many cases, they are not “News”, but rather, are simply free promotion for whatever business. If a business wants to promote that they have a new manager or have some type of special event/sale/sponsored community event or whatever, That is NOT news. They can purchase ad space and expend their own funds in whatever way to get the word out.

    Please don’t waste the readers’ time.

    Further, there might be a perceived conflict of interest and ethics questions where a press release published in the News section is from a firm that also advertises on your site.

    Secondly, you would be doing yourselves a favour to monitor a variety of news web sites, not just your seeming twin sister SNO.
    There have been a number of occasions where I have found current, relevant news stories pertaining directly to SLU in other regional news web sites and in some cases international news web sites. One should not have to be asking oneself the question, “Now how come I had to become aware of this St. Lucia news story only because it was covered by a news site in (take your pick) England, Canada , U.S., Jamaica, TT, Dominica, St. Kitts?”

    One last additional comment, as related to the St. Lucia Times marketing itself. Please give thought as to how to build awareness that you exist. It will boost readership and hence ad revenues when you can show growth in your web traffic numbers. Personally, I became aware of the site not through anyone here telling me about it or seeing any ads for it, but found it while doing a Google search on something else. Be it here, or in chatting with Looshans off-island and other interested parties, maybe 10% of them had been aware of your site. Of course I urged them to check out the site, as I do on a daily basis. In your marketing, also consider making it clear what makes your site different from SNO, why they should take their valuable time and look at the SLTimes site versus the SNO site — in other words, be able to answer the question, “I only have so many hours in the day — what’s the difference between the two sites, why should I choose theirs?” At present, the answer to that question is not readily clear.

    Keep up the good work, and please keep in mind the business-related expressions “The Best Never Rest.” and “If You’re Not First, You’re Last.”

  4. Whatever...
    January 5, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The advertisers are the ones who request press releases. And that’s no conflict of interest. Don’t let no Calvin tell you how to run your business….cause he/she has never placed an ad on your site.

  5. Hattie
    January 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you St. Lucia Times for keeping us so well informed.

  6. Avril
    January 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the up dates st. Lucia times.

  7. Vern
    January 9, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Thanks guys keep up the good work

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