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A Tale Of Two Neighbours

Article by Sir Ronald Sanders Recent electoral events in Guyana and Suriname, which border each other on the north-eastern coast of the South American continent, display a remarkably different approach to democracy that could be the determining factor in catapulting...

Rethinking CARICOM Development Model After COVID-19

by Sir Ronald Sanders Governments around the world, including in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, have emerged as the principal players in the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The private sector, for the most part, has taken a...

A New Day in Guyana

 by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Professor of Economic History. Sometimes it requires a personal rather than political or professional perspective to see beyond the borders of a seemingly divisive circumstance, and to offer a dispassionate comment. I was named by...

LIAT Discussion Bigger Than That Of An Airline And Travel; It Is About Us

By: Alex Holder, (Hashtag Ltd.) Some weeks ago, there was commentary addressing the subject of cost as it relates to our treasured regional airline LIAT and it is unfortunate we all now sit and observe the very public regional disagreement...

Safe Saint Lucia – The Place To Be In 2020

by Dr. Amanda King MBBS (UWI), FRCP (Glas.), FACR, SLMM St. Lucia has eliminated COVID-19! The evidence suggests that, weighing the benefits and risks, it is time to lift restrictions domestically. Schools could have been back for a month now, bus drivers...

Vieux Fort Political Leadership Crisis

by Dr. Anderson Reynolds Late 2019 I attended a St. Lucia Labor Party (SLP) public meeting in Vieux Fort on Clarke Street alongside Independence square. It was a meeting of passionate, though repetitive, rhetoric. SLP had had enough of Allen...

The Right To Protest, Thoughts Of An Elder Patriot.

Is the right to protest a privilege that can be revoked?  The recent occurrences regarding peaceful protest have me thinking and particularly with regard to the Public Order Act and how it is enforced in normal times i.e. without a...

We All Have a Duty to Protect Our Oceans

by U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott wrote, “The sea is history.”  Scientific theory holds that life on earth began shortly after the formation of the world’s oceans 4.4 billion years ago and may have started there.  ...

Our environment is at a crossroads. Shall we point it in the right direction?

OpEd by Daniela Tramacere, European Union Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM. Today marks 46 years of celebrations of World Environment Day. A global effort and a reminder to people everywhere in the world...

Is The Currency Of The Prime Minister’s Words Now In Free Fall?

by Everistus Jn Marie The flouting of the Government of Saint Lucia’s obligations, in an agreement with the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) covering works on the oldest building in the city of Castries, the Royal Gaol, is yet another...

“A Letter to Parents: International Education and Your Child’s Success”

Op-Ed by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS As we celebrate International Education Week, I would like to highlight the many benefits an international education has to offer.  Through increasingly globalized classrooms and...

Piti Z’ile Gwan Wèv Discovering the Dream Within Us – A Commentary on Independence by Adrian Augier

In our emerging nation, it is especially important to dream, to collectively believe in the possibility of new, and better, and more. Given our meagre origins and our vulnerable circumstances, there is no other way to rationally address our...

Coffee Is A Celebrity Across The Globe

By Melissa Martin - Self-syndicated Columnist, USA Coffee is a celebrity across the globe “Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition. And yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” Lyrics from Nine to...

The Measure Of A Good Citizen By Hervon Henry

What is the measure of a good citizen? In this region it is a wonderful blueprint for all Saint Lucians to be progressively intelligent about the nature of our society. As responsible citizens we should be aware of the dangers of...

‘Dads’ absence from home a major cause of crime’

By  Seth Ampadu, Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in St. Lucia As we continue to explore the root causes of ugly crime and violence in our communities, should we also not consider absentee dads at homes? The absence of...

SLMDA: Diagnosis Red, Eye that is!

by George The structural appraisal report of the George Odlum Stadium (GOS) reveals many things and the Recommendations and Conclusions portion of that report makes for quite an interesting read. The structural condition assessment concludes that there is uncertainty in...

Politically incorrect and sane

by Dr. Andre R. L. Matthew MD Concerned Citizen Many in attendance at last Sunday's protest march, were disheartened and stunned. Fear mongering, calumny and character assassination were in abundance. Disappointingly, in this era of tribal politics, this seems to be the...

Saint Lucia PM’s sports decisions prostituting the country

By Melanius Alphonse The alternative reality propagated by the Allen Chastanet administration and its surrogates serves to reinforce their bewildering ignorance of the US$12 million ‘no-bid’ sports consultancy crony contract awarded to The Parker Company based in Florida. Listening to a re-broadcast...

March Madness: Coincidence or Collusion?

By George Wednesday September 6, the SLMDA writes a letter to the Labour Ministry, informing it of doctors’ intention to take industrial action. Thursday September 7, most Customs Officers go on a sick-out. That same day the CSA issues LUCELEC...

The Irrational Opposition To The Parker Contract Part II

By George As I hinted at in Part I of this piece, much of the consternation surrounding this contract centres on the absolute misinformation being circulated from “certain corners”; that the agreement is between Don Lockerby and the Government (GOSL)...

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