Firemen of the St. Lucia Fire Service had to rush to the Victoria Hospital Thursday evening, after a fire broke …
Government Should Not Be Event Producers!!!
A press conference was aired in which the Prime Minister of St. Lucia announced that an alarming amount of $14 …
PRESS STATEMENT ON SALE OF BOSLIL
The East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Limited (ECFH) has confirmed that, subject to approval by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority …
Gratitude for Our Sister
Q: Dear Regina, My mum has dementia and doesn’t recognize any of her family or how to do anything. She lives with my sister who does most of the care for her. My sister use to be very social but now she does not take it on because of caring for our mother. She refuses to leave mum with strangers. I have two brothers and we are appreciative of my sister caring for our mum. We would like to show our gratitude. Can you suggest a way that will help her and our mum?
Productivity and Patriotism – NCPC PERSPECTIVE
THE Oxford dictionary defines patriotism as a ‘vigorous support of one’s country’. The word is also defined as ‘A devotion or cultural attachment to one’s homeland’. Patriotism simply put, signifies ‘a love for country.’ It is a desire to see one’s country grow and develop whereby citizens can enjoy a higher standard of living. Therefore, patriotism demands good citizenship. It requires that individuals contribute to the well-being of their community and country as a whole.
Seasons and Predictions
HAVING information gives us access to data from which we can make certain predictions. For example, it is mid-December and we recognise the season of Advent in the Christian Church year. We know that Christmas is coming, school holidays have begun, and there will be more shoppers and pedestrians in our shopping areas.
Skincare Beauty The Kako Way
THEY say beauty is skin deep. But one woman is determined to use her business to protect the very skin that characterizes us in a safe, healthy way. With her collection of homemade beauty products, Yvonne Layfield, owner and director of KaKo, hopes to make people love the skin they’re in even more. KaKo is a line of all-natural skincare products manufactured in Saint Lucia. Layfield uses ingredients such as nutmegs, cinnamon, grapefruit and just about and other raw materials to create her scrubs, body oils, body moisturizers, cleansers, toners, exfoliators, to name a few. She also launched the mom-to-be package and the men’s line.
UNITED — CHAMPIONS UP NORTH
THE curtains came down Tuesday evening on the inaugural St. Lucia Sports online Gros Islet Football League competition with the finals at the Gros Islet Playing Field. In front of an appreciative crowd of football supporters Massy Northern United continued their good run as they trounced Sandals 7 – 0 and emerge champions. At the half time whistle of Referee John Eugene, the score was 3 – 0 in favour of MNU with goals from Aramis Gilbert in the 3rd minute, Troy Greenidge in the 19th minute and Daniel Denis in the 22nd minute.
SLTA Camp for Under 12s A Success
THE St Lucia Tennis Association successfully hosted a five day overnight training and development camp which ended yesterday for 12 & under players at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Beausejour, Gros Islet. Players from training programmes at the NTC and the grassroots programme had an opportunity to play tennis and receive lots of instructions from our National Coach from Cuba Carlos Lopez and local Coach Ricardo Francois.
Netballers Sweep Series vs St. Maarten
SAINT Lucia senior national netball team made a clean sweep of the three-match tournament against much-fancied Saint Maarten netball team at the weekend. Following Saturday’s 67 – 17 victory in the second Test and a 66 – 20 on Friday opening night St Lucia rounded off the series Sunday defeating the visitors 65-19 in the final Test.
Recreation Project Coming for Amputees
St. Lucian’s with limb amputations will be the focus of a new initiative to help improve their quality of life by providing a programme of sports, recreation and help with rehabilitation. The chAMPS programme focusing on people with disabilities in the form of limb amputations is being launched in St Lucia supported by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP) and run by the Sacred Sports Foundation Inc (SSF).
Jimmy Adams – W.I. New Director of Cricket
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Dec 14, CMC- Sports psychologist Dr.Rudi Webster has welcomed the appointment of former West Indies cricketer Jimmy Adams as the region’s new Director of cricket. Adams, who represented West Indies as player and captain during his career, replaces Englishman Richard Pybus who did not seek to renew his contract.
3 Players Warned for Conduct
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that Alzarri Joseph and Nikita Miller were fined, and Roshon Primus was reprimanded for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament which ended on Monday. All three players admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the respective match referees, meaning there was no need for formal hearings.
Mayor Promises To End City Crime
COMBATING criminality during the Christmas season has become a major objective of the Castries Constituency Council which has a focus on the city of Castries. And although the Royal St. Lucia Police Force has yet to reveal its strategies to combat crime islandwide during the season, THE VOICE has been reliably informed that just like previous years the Force has a strategy in place for this time of the year.
Call for Greater Ties With French Islands
ST. LUCIA yesterday called for greater collaboration with the French Caribbean territories as they map out strategies for socio-economic development projects that are to be funded by the European Union. Addressing the final day of the INTERREG V Caribbean, a multi-million dollar EU funded programme aimed at boosting the economic competitiveness of regional countries, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that it was imperative for there to be closer collaboration among the French and English-speaking Caribbean countries given the changing global landscape.
Children Get Own Psychiatric Unit
CHILDREN of St. Lucia who require psychiatric care and treatment will no longer be housed in the same space as adults. This was a perennial problem which administrators and caregivers at the National Mental Wellness Centre faced over the years and decided to approach the Ministry of Health for support in addressing this situation.
A&H Society Coming Back
THE Executive of the Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society (SLAHS) feels more confident to implement plans for its upcoming Annual General Meeting, following a special gathering last week which saw members and the general public expressing their thoughts on the current status and future positioning of the organization.
PAHO Foggers, Bed Nets To Fight Mosquito Diseases
THE fight against Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in St. Lucia continues. This was manifested on Monday when the world’s oldest public health agency, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated two foggers and a large quantity of bed nets to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Trinidad Roman Catholics Against Death Penalty
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 14, CMC – The head of the Roman Catholic Church here, Archbishop Joseph Harris, is maintaining that the church is against the imposition of the death penalty, saying there could be no good reason for killing someone. Speaking on a radio station here after a Roman Catholic priest, Father Ian Taylor, had earlier this week advocated the need to impose the death penalty in a bid to stem the rising murder rate here, Archbishop Harris said “Pope Francis has said…it (death penalty) is an offence against human dignity and the values of life and therefore it is i
Venezuela For Mercosur Talks
VENEZUELA’S foreign minister, Delcy Rodriguez, traveled to Argentina to attend yesterday’s meeting of foreign ministers of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur). Rodriguez said that despite the illegal manoeuvers promoted by the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, to illegitimately exclude Venezuela from the regional bloc, the nation will exercise its full right to participate as a State Party to the international body.