LAST Fridays, LIAT welcomed its new ATR72 aircraft at the V.C. Bird International Airport in St John’s, Antigua. The aircraft, a brand new 68-seater carrying the tail number V2-LIN, was piloted from Toulouse, France by Captain Philemon Gunsam and First Officer Rawle Francis both of Antigua. Accompanying the crew were Engineer Robert Collins and Quality Manager Conrad William Lewis.
ARCADE vendors in Castries are asking on the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) not to introduce the value added tax to their monthly rental fee which is $120. 00 as this would be going against an exemption they say was given to them by the previous government. The Council recently informed vendors that the monthly rental of booths at the arcade would be moved to $138 as a result of a sales tax effective this month. This was the first time vendors were being billed by the Council hence the introduction of the sales tax.
Our partnership with Education for Advancement (EFA) since 2015 has brought many Saint Lucians affordable and accredited online education from …
Despite efforts currently underway, domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest level of informal employment, a new …
The Republic of China (Taiwan) Coast Guard Administration and other agencies jointly carried out a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief …
Soufriere, St. Lucia – The previously-advertised date for fee increases at the Sulphur Springs Park and Gros Piton Nature Trail …
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secondary school teachers from a cross-section of schools in Saint Lucia are poised to …
BRAF pwéson(fish broth) with breadfruit, green fig, yam or other provision. According to the Creole style, fish is prepared as a ‘one-pot’ together with green bananas, plantains, macanbou or any one of a variety of yams. Breadfruit, dasheen or potatoes while accompanying the fish meal are not cooked together with the fish but are prepared separately.
LES CAYES, Haiti, CMC – “I want to become a professor one day,” says Sabrina. The little girl is seven years old and has a smile that radiates from ear to ear. Full of energy, she lists her favourite topics at school – reading and maths – and her favourite movie – Walt Disney’s ‘Frozen’. Nothing in her sparkling demeanour hints at the shadows of her past.
It is always being said that women are women’s worst enemies and that we, as a gender, could be so …
FOR the past 25 years, Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy has been known for raising the bar as far as dance is concerned. Many of its dancers have become household names and their dance moves continue to dazzle and inspire. But to get to where the company is presently, one needs to take a few steps backwards.
STAFF of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), World Cruising Company and Saint Lucia Customs and Excise will be kept active this weekend to welcome 49 yachts from the ARC+ and ARC arriving at the Rodney Bay Marina. Felix Taburiaux of World Cruising Company spoke to The VOICE just before press time on Friday, saying: “It’s going to be a very busy weekend for us at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.
WEATHER permitting the curtains will come down today on the Shamfest Netball Festival currently being played at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. The action will commence at 1:30 p.m with the Shooting competition; while at 2:30 p.m the winner of the under -16 Division, St. Joseph’s Convent Egrets will play a combined team.
CARIBBEAN Premier League organisers announced Thursday that the Twenty20 showpiece had once again exceeded global viewership figures for the just concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year. According to figures, this year’s tournament enjoyed an audience of 134 million, a significant rise over the 93 million viewers that tuned in for the 2015 edition.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Barbadian left-hander Anthony Alleyne and Antiguan off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall have dominated the aggregates, following the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship. The 23-year-old Alleyne, who plays for Barbados Pride, has amassed a stunning 443 runs from five innings so far, with an average of 88.60%.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 2, CMC – West Indies Under-19s will gather in Grenada next week to begin preparation for the Regional Super50 which bowls off next January. A 20-member preliminary squad will undergo training from December 9-20, and will also receive physical assessment along with life skill sessions and mental preparation.
THE objective of any Saint Lucia Football Association/FIFA development activity is to ultimately improve the football experience of those who wish to play the game or train individuals who want to see an improvement in the game in Saint Lucia. These were the words coming from FIFA Instructor Kim Poulson at the end of the five-day Basic Coaching Course for 33 prospective coaches from across the country.
THE Veterans Football tournament organized by Veterans In Sports Inc. and Caribbean Alliance Insurance enters its final round of preliminaries tomorrow with four interesting matches scheduled at the Sab Sporting Facility. From 9:00 a.m. in a Group C encounter, Gros Islet on three points will play All Blacks of Dennery who are at the bottom of the table with zero points.
THIS week I saw photos of the devastation in St Vincent due to heavy rains. This was the second event within two months, the first causing major flooding of the Airport Terminal. While Dominica is still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, they also had to deal with more damage over the last 5 months. St Lucia also felt the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew this year. Over the last 25 years all of our OECS States have suffered damage due to natural events that if valued today and applied to their public debt would be now declared debt free.
CORRUPTION is a perverse, universal and debilitating phenomenon that reflects in some measure the essential finitude of homo sapiens. It is an aberration that is in contradiction to the construct of perfection, and as such is a necessity in the very process of creation. Its aetiology reposes in the human condition that in itself is consequent and immanent to the process of “becoming” as opposed to “being”.