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The King is dead, long live the King

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What should have been the serious business of the Saint Lucia House of Assembly on August 16, 2016, descended into farce as former prime minister Stephenson King tried valiantly...
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St Lucia PM’s semantics and incompetence: A toxic mix

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The current crisis of governance in Saint Lucia, orchestrated by new prime minister Allen Chastanet, is perhaps more serious than the setbacks that occurred in the 1979 leadership crisis. The...
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Lies, damned lies, statistics or terminological inexactitudes?

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." ~ Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli After various claims of “taken out of context”, “deliberate buffoonery to provoke...
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Trump 2.0 The Saint Lucia edition

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It didn’t take long for Saint Lucia’s newly elected prime minister Allen Chastanet to get caught in one of his frequent faux-pas, which brings to mind US Supreme Court...
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The irony of campaign finance reform in St Lucia

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President Gerald Ford said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”  The general elections in...

Impact of BREXIT on the Caribbean’s tourism industry: By: Wilson Jn. Baptiste

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The immediate impact of BREXIT on the Caribbean’s tourism sector may not be a reduction of arrivals from the UK to the Caribbean resorts. The impact may have to...
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A cabinet of ill-defined intentions in St Lucia

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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...

Fervent Dreamers: Ideologists versus workers

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A nimble curious mind may ponder the origin of new ideas: Are these born and nourished in the womb, in isolation of a later dream or, are genes the...

I stand & support Jeannine Compton

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As an individual who has supported a number of victims of sexual violence, I see how traumatic it can be for them to be confronted, victimized, bullied and vilified by victim...
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Nomination Day supersedes the ‘Sabbath’

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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...