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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 a similar malaise with little or no change on the...

Time for national unity in Saint Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Over the years I have been accused of being too critical of the government of the day in Saint Lucia, without offering a new direction.  In this regard I would respond that this is a false assertion. However,...

How a diet that lowers ghrelin results in weight loss

By Gracy Singh: Balance is everything when you are trying to lose weight.  You follow all of the necessary steps to take care of yourself, like watching what you eat, exercising regularly, and try to get enough sleep every night....

A Tide in the Affairs of Men – The Regional Private Sector Must Act Now

A little over a month ago I attended two meetings in Europe, and they both underscored the necessity for the Caribbean private sector to urgently reconstitute a representative body that is able to actively engage with, and advocate on...

Letter on proposed resort development in St. Lucia

Dear Sir, I was dismayed to read in 'The Guardian' newspaper (UK) of 1st April the proposed plans to invest in the development of a huge resort that will impact on the diverse (and rare) wildlife of the island. After...

A Response to Dr Augier’s Economic Warning: “We are in trouble!”

Article by Alvin Ernest: Bravo Mr Augier! Finally someone with original thought on Caribbean economics, and a focus on the real “truth” of improving life for St Lucians. Such thought demands true humility, empathy and mostly honesty. The Caribbean...

Weight loss by overcoming your desires and following the Paleo Diet Plan

(Article by Gracy Liura) Saying “I want to lose weight” is easy, however, those who wish to lose weight tend to forget that words alone cannot make you cut weight. Your daily diet and activities are the major factors...

Of Dolphins and Decency

In situations of great stress in captivity they (dolphins) have been known to commit suicide by starvation, battering against walls, or drowning.—The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition 2001-05. When you consider that dolphins and other whales have been around on this...

W.I. Cricket: “No One Cares Any More”

By Delroy Alexander Chairman Sacred Sports Foundation Inc. St. Lucia There was a time, long ago when the West Indies cricket team really mattered to me. As a youngster growing up in Nottingham, there wasn’t much we had to shout about. In...

Francis: No more window dressing

No more window dressing – the minimalist approach to reforming the Justice System/ Legal System needs to be dispensed with. The days when the CROWN, the State (where the CROWN is not part of the Constitutional arrangement) otherwise the State/Government...

Cyber laws and individual rights

By Felicia Browne With racy photos and screenshots circulating the internet like wildfire and political temperaments are rising, many users are now concerned with the privacy of their conversations, texts and video chats while using the web. The internet has...

AN EC DOLLAR TRIBUTE TO SIR DWIGHT

THE ORANGE BANNER  (Orange is a blend of red and yellow uniting them in a vibrant new colour) By Earl Stephen Huntley Since his sudden and unexpected passing away on 22nd December 2016 at the age of 70 (he would have...

Asian thoroughbreds to bankroll St Lucia

Financial perspectives are crucial; as such, theorists ought to be knowledgeable in thought and action, particularly when coupled with authority for public policy.  According to minister in the ministry of finance, Ubaldus Raymond’s economic theory, and most recent remarks on Bank...

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 bargain is actual counterfeit. The option is usually to re-gift,...

The undeniable facts remain; St Lucia is in a state of mass hysteria

Right now, I’d say the narrative of change and changing of the guard is so pervasive that it has created an existential hysteria in Saint Lucia; the over reliance on short-term political fads and promises that crush instead of...

Saint Lucia government’s naked self promotion

If it is completely uncomfortable that “we are overtaxed” and “basically the country is in a mess”, the government of Saint Lucia certainly highlighted this by the compulsive utterances of at least two cabinet ministers, aided by the silence of...

St Lucia’s spiral to happy Vat reduction

In difficult financial times, the strategy of 20/20, tactfully employed, favours a methodical approach to delivering and implementing an economic plan, a chemistry to bridge the gap on matters of priorities or disappear as a static artifact. “The report measured...

St Lucia government severely handicapped

It is long proven that governments can’t function effectively when citizens are not working or paying their fair share of taxes, resulting in decreased national revenue, especially when coupled with a lack of capital investment and devoid of...

Can incompetence fill a vacuum?

A “lame duck” in politics describes an elected official continuing to hold high political office pending the inauguration of a more recently elected successor. The official is often seen weak and loses the ability to achieve anything, having less...

Other than snobbery, what else is at stake?

Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said, “I sincerely hope that our efforts during the early decades of the 21st century will help to create a new world...

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