EIGHT teams have qualified for the quarterfinal stage of the main draw of the Veterans Football Tournament when the showpiece resumes in January 2017. Under clear skies at the Sab Sporting Facility last Sunday, there were wins for Gros Islet, Anse La Raye, Prophets and Kings and VSADC.
IN a major restructure, the IAAF Diamond League has adopted a championship-styled model with the finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million. From next season, athletes will earn points in the first 12 IAAF Diamond League meetings to qualify for two final meetings where $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 Diamond Disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner.
WEATHER permitting, from 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saint Lucia’s National Netball Team will take on the Saint Maarten National Team at Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in the first of three scheduled weekend matches. Matches will continue at the same venue on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 p.m.
THE 2nd Annual Rendezvous Finbar Willie Memorial Tennis Tournament sponsored by Rendezvous Resort “The Boutique Hotel for Couples” will be hosted by the St Lucia Tennis Association on December 16 – 21, 2016 at the National Tennis Centre in Beausejour, Gros Islet.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec. 7, CMC-The Trinidad and Tobago government is planning to bid for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be staged at the long awaited Brian Lara Stadium which is nearing completion, according to media reports here.
ON Saturday 26th November 2016 an editorial titled “Good for Soufriere” and a news item “SRDF In Charge of Jetties” appeared in the Weekend Voice , both concerned with the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF).
I HEAR the Leader of the opposition advising the Minister of Finance Dr.Ubaldus Raymond about being careful what he says about the problems at the Bank of St Lucia. I say to Mr. Pierre that as long as the Minister or anyone for that matter is speaking the truth they have nothing to fear.
I HAVE never been to Cuba and I do not know much of Fidel Castro but the little that I know I appreciate. The one think I know is that there is not one right way to rule the world. I am no big fan of America. I would quicker go to Cuba than America if given the option.
THE recent uproar by the membership of the Castries Vendors Arcade that the monthly rental of booths would increase from $120 to $138 this month will obviously make the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) look like a dinosaur trying to eat a housefly. However, that is not necessarily the case.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 7, CMC – Grenada police have raided a number of business places here confiscating military type clothing and warning against its importation as well as “explosive” fireworks during the Christmas Season. Head of the Community Relations of the Police Force, Sylvan McIntyre, said that as part of the operations, “all things’ illegal will be seized.
KIDNEY disease is very prevalent in St. Lucia and according to official records, nearly 120 persons are now undergoing dialysis treatment at the three main medical institutions on the island including Tapion Hospital. This is startling for a country with a population of just over 170,000 where resources are scarce and most importantly, there are nearly an equal number of persons waiting for an opportunity to receive treatment from just 17 dialysis machines at Victoria and St. Jude Hospitals .
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 7, CMC – A senior climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), says there is a correlation between the increase in temperatures and health problems in the region but that the empirical data is lacking. Dr. Cedric Van Meerbeeck tells the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the CIMH has begun gathering data on heat sensation and can now provide a three month forecast of the heat levels for Caribbean countries.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 7, CMC – The Jamaica government says persons convicted here for lottery scamming could also be extradited to the United States to face additional charges after completing their jail term here. “While the charges are similar in nature, there are other aspects to the crime why they would be wanted in the US,” Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, said.
FACES of Cancer, a local cancer support organisation and the National Community Foundation are now better placed to assist women who rely on their organisations for assistance to manage breast cancer related issues. Thanks to another successful Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign organised by Massy Stores (SLU) Ltd. and Yoplait. Last week the two organisations were presented with cheques representing the EC $62,000 raised from the two main activities which make up the campaign – the Massy Stores/Yoplait Walk and the in store Promotion on Yoplait yogurts.
ALMOST 20 employees of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) recently volunteered with the Forestry Department to plant over 200 trees at the MáKote Mangrove in Vieux-Fort. The Forestry Department is planting 4,000 trees in the dieback area (mangrove trees dying as a result of natural and human-related causes) of the MáKote Mangrove.
A recent traffic accident at Banse, Laborie, where a truck driver lost control of his vehicle which veered off the road and plunged down a precipice, has renewed calls by residents for the Ministry of Infrastructure to make the road safer for users. Over the years, there have been several accidents at a particular bend along the road where people have narrowly escaped death. The situation is of grave concern to residents of the area, especially those living near the bend.
THE National Housing Corporation (NHC) is looking at the development of house lots in Forestiere as the vehicle through which it will dig itself out of the financial mess it presently is in. The Corporation is in a position where it cannot pay its bills due to several matters before the courts arising from deals and agreements with contractors and companies that either did not materialize or fell through leaving the Corporation to deal with the expenses generated.
A Vieux Fort man is in critical condition at St Jude Hospital after suffering severe burns in a domestic incident. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident which resulted in 68 year old male resident of St. Jude’s Highway, being admitted to the St. Jude Hospital for treatment with severe burns about his body.
THE National Housing Corporation (NHC) is bankrupt, broke and unable to honour its debts. Chairman Timothy Mangal made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference. He puts the Corporation’s insolvency squarely on the shoulders of the previous administration and the house and land deals it made with foreign companies such as Bau Panel Systems, the Levity Group and other contractors.
The Grenada Airports Authority (GAA) officially opened an Aviation Training Centre at the Maurice Bishop International Airport on November 29th, …