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Nomination Day supersedes the ‘Sabbath’

It has become indisputable that hypocrisy and ignorance is commonplace in both the United Workers Party (UWP) and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), who make substantial decisions for...

Historic visit by President of Chile

By: Dr Edsel Edmunds, OBE Former Ambassador of St Lucia to The UN, OAS and US I was pleased to read of the visit by President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to St....
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Bait and switch crony capitalism: A race to more exploitation

It’s the time of year when wallets are opening and cheerfulness is expressed. In the midst of this, oftentimes the commodity advertised as very good value or a real...

Poverty a major cause of crime

By  Seth Ampadu -Superintendent, Methodist Church, St Lucia Should we not also consider the question of poverty when looking at the causes of crime and violence in our communities across...

Timely responses critical

For years on end, the nature of politics here at home has continually disintegrated in terms of perception but more importantly, the world at large seems to be experiencing...
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A cabinet of ill-defined intentions in St Lucia

English poet Robert Browning said, "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" In other words, suggesting that, in order to achieve anything...

Baffled by gun raffles

Frankly, my brain in confused, befuddled, and perplexed that a public school, fire station, or a congressional candidate would raffle off any gun, let alone an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle....

Why PM Chastanet Is Right About Venezuela

By George Joseph Castries South MP, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, was speaking out of both sides of his mouth at Tuesday’s House Sitting, as he lambasted the Government for opening the...

We must all resolve to stop “raping” our environment

by  Seth Ampadu -Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church - St. Lucia Recently, the news media across the globe has been full of stories concerning ecological and environmental disasters of...

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

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...