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Solar Farm sheds light on SLP PPP-Flip-Flop

By George A few weeks ago, former President of the United States Bill Clinton paid a short visit to St. Lucia for the grand opening of LUCELEC’s 3MW Solar Farm at La Tourney, Vieux Fort. Understandably, as one of the most...

The breakdown of the family is the root of crime and violence in community

by  Seth Ampadu - Superintendent Minister, Methodist church If we are to minimize the crime situation in the country, we must tackle the breakdown of our families. There is a saying that “violence begets violence”. Violent families are producing violent youths,...

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 one kind or another, from global warming to endangered species...

“Do you understand how Crime and violence prevent business expansion and economic growth?

by  Seth Ampadu, Superintendent Minister - Methodist Church Do we as people want to live in poverty? Are we satisfied about the economic situation in our country? Do we want to live a better life? Do we want to see our children...

SLMDA Blazing A Dangerous Trail

By George Two weeks ago, President of the Caribbean Cardiac Society, Dr. Richard Ishmael expressed support for the SLMDA’s vocal opposition to the healthcare policies of the UWP Administration and its statements denouncing the healthcare crisis in St. Lucia. However, what...

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 border to Chinese citizens while placing further immigration restrictions upon...

Explore the Top Benefits of Using USB-C Hub for MacBook

(From Contributor Trudy Seeger) USB-C is supposed to be the latest rage and an emerging standard meant for charging, as well as, transferring data. At present, it is used in devices like the latest laptops, tablets, phones but with...

What Does The Color of Your Urine Tell About Your Current Health? (From Contributor Daniel Mattei)

(From Contributor Daniel Mattei) Many people do not like to believe it, but your toilet bowl might just be the window to your health. The perfect way to know what’s going on inside is by observing what’s coming out....

Breaking Four Misconceptions Related to Small Business Lending

(From Contributor Marina Thomas) With the advancements in technology and the Internet revolution, people can now easily access information at their fingertips. For business owners and newbie entrepreneurs, the Internet has turned out to be a helpful utility particularly...

What causes school shootings?

The same questions are asked after each mass shooting on American soil. Shock. Panic. Horror. We struggle with strife and strain to search for answers to keep our children and citizens safe from mass shooters. Fear that it will...

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. The Boomtown Bash fundraiser in Nitro, West Virginia, includes an...

The dredging fee/fund

By Victor E. Girard “Nothing is a We business until it reach crisis” - Boo As we begin a New Year, may I take this opportunity to wish the citizenry God’s richest blessings. I trust that as St Lucia begins a...

A DEPUTY ESSENTIAL!!! SO TOO CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM!

By Earl Stephen Huntley St. Lucia’s model of government is inherited from and based on the British system of Westminster Parliamentary democracy. Under this system, the government of the country is formed by the party whose members are the majority of...

A recommended grower action programme

I congratulate the St Lucia Ministry of Agriculture, Extension and Advisory Services Division of Agriculture, and Taiwan Technical Mission on the implementation of what is called a Farmer Field School Program (FFSP) which was implemented in the Praslin/Micoud district. It...

Chastanet: The role of government & opposition

Politics the world over includes the role of an opposition or oppositions as the case maybe, but the big question remains, how productive are oppositions when we witness on a daily basis the level of emotional contributions fielded to...

The reality of violence

By Michael Chastanet Violence is on the rise the world over with some nations fearing better than others based on various inbred cultures. On the other hand, with the lifestyle changes created by technology and increased unemployment literally millions of...

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. Lucia, for our two countries worked very closely on Caribbean/Latin...

Doctor Tennyson Joseph’s warped advice

By: Oswald Augustin – General Secretary UWP Dr. Tennyson Joseph a discredited politician by his own grass roots from the arts and crafts, fishing and agricultural village of Choiseul and Saltibus on the western coast of St. Lucia continues to...

Textbooks or Tablets in School?

(By Marie Miguel) There is a huge debate going on in schools all across the country. It is not about violence, bullying, drugs, or similar issues. The debate is whether schools should continue using text books or switch to...

Saint Lucia’s national security in peril

The question was asked by Allen Chastanet in the 2016 general elections: “Has Kenny Anthony made Saint Lucia safer? He didn’t, but we will. He didn’t, but I will… this is the most important decision to consider in the upcoming campaign.”  Throughout...

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