THE fashionable thing since the advent of fashion is that people keep coming up with more ways of presenting their appearances creatively. But it’s a tough job trying to achieve that transformation all by ourselves. That’s where people like Heera Patra come in — people who use their amazing talents to turn our bodies into works of art.
IN the crazy world we live in, it is an extreme rarity when you meet someone who is the epitome of goodness. Claudette Adjodha is one of those rare individuals and she is not afraid to show and share it. Adjodha, who is Antiguan by birth but has resided in St. Lucia since 1978, is a mother of two daughters who she calls her greatest blessings.
WITHIN the past ten years, smartphone sales accounted for the majority of cameras sold worldwide, meaning that we mostly carry a digital camera as part of our smartphone, instead of carrying a standalone camera. The company, Kodak, a pioneer and heavyweight in the camera industry for more than 100 years, fended off bankruptcy in 2013 to emerge as a much smaller company. Despite inventing the digital camera, Kodak didn’t capitalise on that technology.
Q: DEAR Regina, I thought the late stages of Alzheimer is when one cannot talk, walk or eat by themselves. Can someone have these symptoms early in the disease?
A: Alzheimer’s is a steady progressive decline for most people living with it; however each person experiences the symptoms very differently. No two people with the disease have the exact same symptoms in a pattern.
OPENING a new business in Saint Lucia has been growing pains for many years now. However, the small business sector which contribute to a large share of the island’s gross domestic product (GDP), have either folded or continue to be unattractive for many people to even get started.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Caribbean Football Union president, Gordon Derrick, believes the decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will augur well for regional sides but has warned this does not represent “a guarantee” of a spot at the showpiece. Football’s world governing body, FIFA, unanimously voted on the move a week ago, which will see the number of teams at the tournament rise from 32 to 48, and the number of games leap from 64 to 80.
IN preparation for the Inter-District table tennis teams and singles championships scheduled for next Wednesday, various primary schools sporting districts are staging their Inter-School championships from today at the Castries Table Tennis Centre.
THE International Netball Federation has updated its rankings to reflect matches played between October 23 and December 11, 2016, including matches from the Test series between England and Jamaica and the Test Series between Saint Lucia and Saint Martin. Following these activities, there is no change to the ranking for the top ten teams. However, Jamaica (4th) draws closer to England (3rd) as a result of their 2-1 series win.
THE heavyweights in the various national sports federations are finally flexing their muscles as the Department of Youth Development and Sports continues preparation for this year’s National Sports Awards scheduled for February 18. After what can best be described as a mixed year in terms of performance the list of nominees for associations, coaches, administrators, technical officials and clubs of the year has been released by the Department of Youth Development and Sports.
THERE must be some level of respect for customers on the part of business entities out to make a dollar. However, with business becoming increasingly competitive, it seems that some are willing to sacrifice respect at the altar of the almighty dollar without any misgivings. The situation is so bad that even customers are turning a blind eye to some of the problem
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet is currently on a four-day visit to London where he will meet with Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd. Teo Ah Khing to discuss ongoing plans for the Pearl of the Caribbean development. During this trip the Prime Minister will also hold a meet and greet session on Saturday, with Saint Lucians living in the UK. He will be joined by Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development and Guy Joseph, Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation.
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet says he remains convinced that the economic policies being pursued by his seven- month-old administration to help stimulate the economy will bear fruit for the island. However he maintains that the road to a turnaround in the economic fortunes remains long and arduous.
THE locally owned and operated award-winning resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts has announced some key leadership changes, that it is hoped will take Bay Gardens Resorts to the next level. Mrs. Berthia Parle, who has been the brand flag bearer for over two decades, will be relinquishing the General Manager’s position at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, in order to focus her attention on preparing the Bay Gardens brand for expansion and diversification.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being encouraged to sign onto a code of conduct and ethics that will guide the future operations of NGOs in the region. A senior official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), which is implementing a three year project aimed at improving civil society effectiveness in regional development and integration processes in the Caribbean Forum (CARICOM), said that the code is to provide a transparent format where NGOs can report to donor, state, membership and the wider general public.
THE multi-billion dollar project earmarked for Vieux Fort, which was signed in July of last year by the Government of St. Lucia and Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) is still on course despite growing opposition to it in that part of the country.