WASHINGTON,–From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says 2016 is a year of “serious challenges and important successes” for health in the Caribbean and other places in the Americas.
Q: Dear Regina, I know my mum has dementia and she is at an early stage. She is living in an Assisted Living Facility in the States. I visit her four to five times in the year. I am with her now and I have noticed some changes with her and sometimes my mind cannot recall if this change is something I am just noticing now or that it is a new change.
THIRTY-YEAR-OLD Jano James is another addition to the growing number of entrepreneurs bold enough to not carry all their business workload in one portfolio. Having grown up with the philosophy that true financial freedom comes from owning one’s business inculcated in him by his parents, James is gradually making each of his business dreams a reality.
This week, I spoke to 28 year old Lillie Anatole who, just like I did, took the plunge…only, her plunge dove deeper than I did as she went the whole nine yards and got a complete buzz cut (also known as a skin head) Now, Anatole is well known for being a comedienne and generally a big child at heart, and whilst she is also humble and extremely friendly and down to earth, she is equally as adventurous, brave and spontaneous. But with all that said, no one saw this move coming by a long shot.
LABORIE has a new volleyball club, Phoenix 758. The one-year-old club, which has as its slogan “Not just for sport but active for life”, seeks to promote a healthy sporting lifestyle. The long-term athlete development programme is in line with the trend of keeping people interested in healthy lifestyles throughout their lifetime.
SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 28, CMC – West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree grabbed a brace of wickets as his Brisbane Heat sent Andre Russell’s Sydney Thunder to their third straight loss of the Big Bash League here Wednesday. Playing at Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder were held to 157 for seven off their 20 overs and then watched as Heat sped to their target with two balls remaining.
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 28, CMC – West Indies all-rounder DeandraDottin has revealed she sustained multiple fractures of her cheek bone during her on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris in Tuesday’s Women’s Big Bash encounter against Melbourne Stars.
SHE is originally from Toronto, Canada; she graduated from the University of Toronto last year with an honours specialist degree in international development studies and a double minor in political science and economics. But she also has her eyes set on making a name for herself in the sport of rugby.
PRIME Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Sports Minister Roland Bhola are among officials to attend the launch of the Grenada Invitational at the National Stadium today. Dr. Mitchell and Mr. Bhola will join members of the athletics fraternity, sponsors and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) at the event which will coincide with the 100-day countdown of the inaugural Grenada Invitational scheduled for April 8, 2017.
AS we’ve always done for all our lives, Saint Lucians on December 132016 celebrated yet another a dubious ‘National Day’ holiday — on a date with no root or place in our nation’s history. That being the date of Feast of (Catholic Patron Saint of the Blind) Saint Lucy, the Europeans who wrote our history claimed Christopher Columbus, who saw the island on that date, chose to name it after her.
THE recent appointment of 23 city police officers by the Office of the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) in an effort to stem criminality in the city is a commendable move that was way past due. Over the years, the lament has been that not enough security personnel were deployed in the city to ensure the safety of citizens and tourists, especially during rush hour and peak business days. That anomaly has resulted in many calling on the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to step up its efforts at fighting crime by filling that need.
ON the heels of the staging of a successful Saint Lucia Longboard Competition, TOCO Foundation pulled off its 2016 community Christmas party last Friday with approximately 250 children in attendance. The party was the outcome of a partnership between TOCO Foundation and Parliamentary Representative
PROMISING a level of unprecedented luxury never before seen on the island, Sandals Resorts International has announced its plan to add a fourth resort to its award-winning list of properties in Saint Lucia. The Sandals brand has enjoyed tremendous success in Saint Lucia since 1993 when it made its first foray there and the newest resort, to be named Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia, will by all indications be a game changer. Groundbreaking for the new resort which will be nestled on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Resort is set to begin in Spring 2017.
VICE Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles has described the late former Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Governor Sir Dwight Venner as a “special son who was exclusively engaged in service to the region. Sir Dwight died a week ago at the age of 70. The following is Professor Beckles’ tribute:
THE National Workers Union (NWU) is currently undertaking an operational study in Vieux Fort to determine whether to establish a branch there. During the last four years, members and branch units in Vieux Fort have been calling on the Castries based NWU to consider opening an outlet in the south to cater to the needs of their members in that part of the island.
DESPITE promises by both the former and current government to open the doors to the newly-refurbished main courthouse on Peynier Street in Castries in the quickest time possible, the building remains closed. Since undergoing a lengthy period of refurbishment after the court went into recess in July last year, the courthouse has been a hot discussion topic among members of the legal fraternity who were promised that the building would have been opened for the commencement of the new law year by mid-September last year.