Image: J24s in action. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Mango Bowl Sails Off Today

THE countdown is on for what is expected to be a fierce competition of racing scheduled to start today from 9:00 a.m. as the Digicel Mango Bowl Regatta sets sail. A combined 25 boats from Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Martinique and host Saint Lucia will be at the starting line just off Rodney Bay.

Image: Flotilla participants heading to IGY Marina. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

St. Lucia Awaits 31st. ARC Vessels

THE 31st Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail this past Sunday from Las Palmas de Gran Canariaen route to Island Global Yachting (IGY) Rodney Bay Marina. Close to 30 seaworthy crafts simultaneously set sail from the Castries Harbour at 12:00 noon as part of the 11th annual Flotilla.Organized by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the Flotilla is a symbolic event commemorating the official start of the ARC.

Image: Valley Legends. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Crucial Veterans Matches

THE Veterans in Sports Inc./Saint Lucia Football Association Football Tournament returns to the Phillip Marcellin Ground in Vieux Fort with two triple-headers today and tomorrow. The six matches on the weekend card are all crucial as the participating teams look to secure quarterfinal spots.

Commission members John Peters, Gordon Charles and BrianLouisy.

Oh Yes, Mr. Peters

Dear John: In your column of November 19 you accuse me of journalistic mischief, indicating that I had suggested that you possessed insider information on the recent CDB Report. That implication however came from your article of October 1 in which you state “In fact my understanding is that the report went even further to advise that the analysis is showing that a reduction in VAT has a minimal multiplier effect, and thus will not improve the revenue of Government.”

Where The Sun Rises and Shines

WHY does the sun rise in the east and set in the west? Perhaps, it’s because the global economy spins towards the east. Already we know that the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the stars all rise in the east and set in the west. As major economies have long tied their economic fortunes to the east, many more – especially emerging markets – are increasingly turning east where the sun rises, giving their backs to the west.

Commission members John Peters, Gordon Charles and BrianLouisy.

Being Left Behind

IN the 1950’s when St Lucia took the decision to move away from sugar and go into bananas, it was a strategic move that brought great fortune to our country. We became leaders in the OECS in the banana trade, and at one point we were producing over 127,000 tons for export. However in the early 1990’s the banana train derailed and we have been in economic turmoil since.

Prince Harry’s Brief Visit

PRINCE Harry sailed into a glorious Saint Lucian sunset yesterday evening from Soufriere after more than 24 hours on island arriving here late Thursday afternoon at Pointe Seraphine in Castries. Whatever his impressions of the island and its people were we are not privy to, however it is hoped that he left with positive impressions of us as a people and country.

Eustace’s Lament

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Outgoing president of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Arnhim Eustace, says he is saddened that he was “not availed the opportunity to chart a new course for the development of our people as Prime Minister for any significant period of time”.

Image: Activity at Victoria Hospital

Ministry Working To Cut V.H. Waiting Time

THE Ministry of Health is working to cut the waiting time of people who turn up at Victoria Hospital for medical attention. The Ministry said that for a very long time, the complaints about the excessive waiting time at Victoria Hospital has been a matter of concern. Officials of the Ministry of Health and the Management of Victoria Hospital have sought to allay the public’s fears about such delays

Image of the main Soufriere dock

SRDF In Charge of Jetties

THE Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is to assume management of the jetties in port Soufriere and ensure that stipulated docking fees are collected from next Thursday. These jetties include the main porting dock, a boardwalk facility, a Fisheries Complex unit and a smaller pier located on the Hummingbird beach in Soufriere.

Le Sport Bartender Wins Chairman’s Challenge

THE 2016 Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Challenge Bartenders’ Competition was held at The Royal St Lucia Resort &Spa last Saturday. This exciting cocktail Challenge is an annual “Drinks Mixology” competition organized by Barbay Limited and fully endorsed by the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association. With a hiatus last year, the participants for this year’s competition were very excited.