Compere Lapin Is New Orleans ‘Restaurant of The Year’

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IN 2016, the New Orleans Restaurant of the Year is Compere Lapin. Why? Because chef-owner Nina Compton’s big idea — to marry the cooking of her native St. Lucia with that of her adopted New Orleans home — is a delicious case study in the hard art of belonging. Because she translates that big idea to the plate with finely tuned, you-can’t-do-this-at-home skills.

Talents on Display at Festival of Lights

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MONDAY night’s Festival of Lights lived up to its hype this year with a magnificent display of lights that captivated the thousands who flooded Derek Walcott Square and surrounding streets. From blazing up the Central Library building with a digital light display to the switching on of the lights to illuminate the square, the producers of the extravaganza at least went beyond the first half of the night’s theme ‘Celebrate Light Celebrate Jesus’.

RUGBY FINALE – Female Guadeloupe Players in Action at Gros Islet Today

Image: (L-R) Some of the action one expects to see throughout the day between the two sexes. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) hosts its final tournament for 2016 today, dubbed “National Day Sevens” at the Gros Islet Playing Field. According to the SLRFU, it has been a sensational year for rugby in Saint Lucia and the Union is ensuring to end the year on a high note. Local male and female teams will be going head to head for the chance to be the champions.

Mabouya Valley Football Finals Tomorrow

FOOTBALL fans are expected to converge on the La Ressource playing field tomorrow to witness the finals of the Mabouya Valley Youth and Sports/Shawn Edward sponsored tournament that is scheduled to kick off from 3:30 p.m. Contesting the finals will be Survivals and the winner of today’s second semi final penalty shootout between Aux Lyon United and Togetherness Youth. The regulation match was played on Wednesday and ended in a 2-2 draw in fading light. The referee decided not to proceed with the penalty duel because of the conditions.

Gayle In Stunning Move To Patriots

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Dec 15, CMC – St. Kitts Patriots announced on Thursday their stunning acquisition of Twenty20 batting sensation Chris Gayle from the Jamaica Tallawahs for the next season of the Caribbean Premier League. The transfer means that the talismanic left-handed opener has cut ties with the Tallawahs, the CPL franchise based in his native Jamaica, which he has twice led to the title, including last year.

Longboarding Saves Day For Fans

Image: The participants take a time out for a photo moment (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE inaugural Long Board event in Castries on Tuesday saved the day for a number of sports enthusiasts who were looking for some kind of exciting activity on the island’s National Day. Fans lined the route from the junction of Bois Catchet to the bottom of old Morne Road to take in what can best be described as an event of “daring” as 18 competitors jostled for positions and leads.

Morne Stars Launches Big Fund-Raiser

Image: Morne Stars 2016 Club Relay Champions. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

WITH less than three weeks before the commencement of the 2017 track and field season over 60 enterprising young Saint Lucian athletes are pursuing their dreams of regional and international representation, with support from ordinary citizens and the corporate sector. Morne Stars Athletics Club, one of the island’s leading track and field outfits, has set out on a series of fundraising activities, in order to buy uniforms, equipment and shoes, and to take part in regional competition for the season.

Boxers Win 6 Medals In B’dos

Image: A photo moment for Team Saint Lucia, Ministry of Youth Development Officials and SLBA representatives on arrival at George F.L. Charles V.I.P. lounge. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

SAINT Lucia’s Omar Christopher captured the only gold medal for his country and was voted the Best Junior Boxer with two wins when the curtains came down on the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament held at the Sea Rocks Dome in Maxwell, Barbados last weekend. Saint Lucia captured 6 medals that included 1 gold (Christopher), 2 silvers (Nathan Ferrari, Lyndon Marcellin) and 3 bronze (Leslie Joseph, Marvin Anthony and Arthur Langelier); while Kareem Boyce and JavannusFevrier failed to make a podium finish.