A Fourth Veterans Hat-Trick

Image: Defending champions Soufriere (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

SEVENTEEN goals were scored in six games last weekend in Veterans In Sports Inc Football Tournament played at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort in front of appreciative crowds. The highlight was the tournament’s fourth hat-trick scored by VSADC’s Guy Jn Baptiste versus Behind the College All Stars. Defending champions Soufriere edged out Vieux Fort South 2 – 1, Micoud had a similar margin of victory over Dennery and FLOW Lancers played to a goalless draw with Congorians.

Holder Shoots Up In ODI Rankings

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WEST INDIES captain Jason Holder has shot up in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers and also moved up in the lists for batsmen and all-rounders after a fine show in a One-Day International tri-series in Zimbabwe that Sri Lanka won on Sunday. Holder’s nine wickets in the tournament were not enough to help the World Twenty20 champions reach the final as Zimbabwe edged them out in a rain-reduced last league match, but the haul was enough to propel him nine places up to 15th in the rankings for bowlers.

Two SLFA U-21 Quarter Finals Today

Image of VFS goalkeeper Leon Alexander (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

FOOTBALL action continues today in the Saint Lucia Football Association Under-21 male tournament with a double-header at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in the second set of quarterfinal matches. From 6:00 p.m. Gros Islet will do battle against the SLFA National Under-17s while Vieux Fort South with the experienced Leon Alexander in goal will host Canaries at 8:00 p.m. Leon was adjudged the best goalkeeper in the recently-held Blackheart tournament which the Vieux Fort South senior team won.

Region Pays Tribute To Castro

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Caribbean politicians were on Saturday praising the life of Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader who died on Friday and who sought to improve relations between his Communist island and the region. “The real Revolutionary.Indelibly etched in history. I pay my respects to the life and work of Fidel Castro and express the profound condolences and sympathies of the Jamaican people to the people of Cuba,” Prime Minister Andrew Holness said in a message on his Facebook page.

Chastanet: ‘Truly Remarkable’

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PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet has described the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro as “truly remarkable” and an “incredible figure” in world history. He said: “Former president Fidel Castro will always stand out as an incredible figure in the history of the world and the Caribbean. We must commend his achievements, what he did for his own country and what he has done for the Caribbean in terms of education and health care.

Trade Show Gets Praise

Image: Terril Nicholas (left) explaining to a curious customer some of the items she specializes in. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

A great deal of praise is already being expressed for the ninth annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Exhibition held over the weekend. However, despite the best efforts by organizers, some key aspects need to be addressed going forward, some say. The exhibition ran from Friday through Sunday and saw the participation of 65 Saint Lucian and 7 Taiwanese companies showcasing their goods and services. Hundreds of patrons attended the event held at Johnsons Centre in Rodney Bay to either purchase or network with the exhibitors.

Montessori Centre supports Cancer Society

IN observance of Cancer Awareness Month, teachers and students of the Montessori Centre made a generous donation of $1,500.00 to the St Lucia Cancer Society. “We at the Society depend upon the goodwill of the community to help us continue our work in trying to ease the burden of those afflicted with the disease, as well as helping people get well and stay well, and empowering them to fight back”, a spokesperson for the school said.

FLOW TV To V.H. Kids on ‘Mission Day’

Image: FLOW Staff celebrating Mission Day

THE children at Victoria Hospital will soon have a brand new large screen TV and access to free cable TV service for one year, along with toys, other gifts, thanks to Flow. The toys are being provided by the company’s employees. Flow made the announcement at its Mission Day celebration which was held on Wednesday last at it’s office compound in Corinth. All the company’s employees came together to celebrate Flow’s mission and values, among them ‘Connecting communities, transforming lives.”

Talking Health

ST. JUDE Hospital, in collaboration with Des Moines University, Iowa, will host the inaugural Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference in January. The conference is aimed at doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, and allied health staff, and will provide relevant and accredited continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals in Saint Lucia and the wider Eastern Caribbean in order to promote development and optimal patient care.

IMPACS Action Soon

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POLICE officers who have been fingered in a report by a team from the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) investigating fatal shooting incidents six years ago will soon know their fate. The entire police force has been asked to assist in bringing closure to the matter which has been hanging over its head for several months.

Fit4Life – The New Year Revolution

Prior research has shown that not getting enough sleep can impact your weight, but new BYU research finds the consistency of your bed time and wake time can also influence body fat. Exercise science professor Bruce Bailey studied more than 300 women from two major Western U.S. universities over the course of several weeks and found that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weights.