Firings At Tourist Board Denied

CHAIRPERSON of the Tourist Board, Agnes Francis has denied reports that employees have been dismissed to make way for the new tourism entity the board is transitioning into called the Tourism Authority. Francis, who took over the day to day operations of the Tourist Board after the unexpected resignations of its director Louis Lewis and his deputy Tracey Warner-Arnold two months ago, admitted that none of the staff had been terminated.

Christmas Fair At Sportivo Today

AFTER an incredible response in 2015, the teams from “I Am Ready World” and “AdVizze Consulting Inc.” have collaborated once again to present the second Annual Creative Christmas Fair today at the Sportivo Events Centre. Entrepreneurs, artisans, bakers and other businesses are back for a second time round to provide the best the island has to offer under one roof.

P.M. Parties With Special Children

Image: A chat with one of the children

SPECIAL needs children from learning centres in Saint Lucia were recently treated to a day of fun and excitement at The Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was elated to spend some time with the children at the annual Christmas Party in their honour. Donning a Santa’s hat, the Prime Minister greeted the children and teachers of the various schools and also gave out gifts to his guests of honour.

INTERREG – For Closer Ties With The French

Image of Beverly Best

HEAD of Development Co-operation and Resource Organization, at the OECS Commission Beverly Best has hailed the INTERREG Programme that was launched in St. Lucia earlier this week as an opportunity for the people of the sub-region to take advantage of and partner with their neighbouring French counterparts on various projects. “Given our history in co-operation as well as in integration, we see this as a unique opportunity for us to strengthen the experience we have as well as to strengthen the friendship that we have with our French territories,” Best said.

Beauty Max Inc. Gives Back

Image: Mayor Francis with Beauty Max officials getting ready to serve meals to the needy.

BEAUTY Max giving back to St Lucians this Christmas, according to Managing Director WassimBashity. The company which started its beauty products business here in June 2015 recently organized a treat for some 200 less fortunate persons in the city with meals and beverages. This event was graced with the presence of Mayor Peterson Francis, who recognized the activity as a very positive one in helping alleviate the daily plight of persons who do not know where the next meal is coming from. Francis took time to serve meals at this event and commended Beauty MaxInc for undertaking the initiative.

Traditional Medicine Gets Its Place

TRADITIONAL medicine has been handed down from generation to generation. It is firmly rooted in many St. Lucia households for the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. But there has been tension between traditional and conventional medicine with the medical community taking sides. “The tension was conventional doctors would say, there is no science behind it. Sa sébagay jean bitasyon.”

Carolling at Gablewoods Mall

THE Gablewoods Mall at Sunny Acres will come to life with the sound of music: voices, to be exact today. In an effort to share the festive spirit and to keep alive the fading tradition of carolling, the management and tenants of the Mall have planned what promises to be an evening of thrilling choral performances, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in The Shopping Lane.

Police In All Out War on Crime

THE Royal St. Lucia Police Force has unleashed its strategy for combating criminal acts this festive season with a major component focusing on community assistance. Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry is appealing to the public to get involved in the fight against crime by reporting suspicious characters to the police and acts of criminality they have witnessed or are witnessing, whatever the case maybe.

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.

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.


Image: (l-r) Tev Lawrence and Troy Greenidge receiving joint award for most goals scored in the tournament from Sports Saint Lucia Online representative (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

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.