Staff of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) on Wednesday, December 28 distributed grocery hampers to a number of indigent …
Prime Minister to hold first official press conference of 2017 tonight
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will hold his Opening of the Year Press Conference this evening January 5, 2017 at 6:00 …
Assou Square’s Hits And Misses
THE three-day Assou Square event brought out hundreds of patrons earlier this week. However, what was previously billed as a fun event in years past has turned out to be a mixed bag for many who either found the fun or found it lacking in many respects. With sporadic showers putting a damper on the event each day, many people nevertheless came out to take in the final days of the holiday season. There were lots to eat, drink and buy. But one really needed to look closely to find the fun in some cases.
Snaliah Mahal – For The Love of Globetrotting
ONE of the greatest injustices one can go through in life is to never experience life outside of one’s hometown/birthplace. There many factors that creep up and prove to be hurdles that are way too high for many to jump over to allow them to see the wonders that the world has to offer. But the call and yearning to explore continues to burn strong.
Landings Spa Services Get Major Boost
THE Landings Resort & Spa has rejuvenated what it means to go ‘spa-ing’ in Saint Lucia. With the addition of Spa Manager Ms Georgina Sacasas late last year, the resort has unveiled a New Menu of treatments balanced with an innovative mix of health and wellness accompaniments all aimed at enhancing the experience.
Clocks, Mirrors, Business
SOME entrepreneurs are lucky and smart enough to know when the right moment and idea actually gel. Sometimes that reality is actually planned. Even better, the reality comes to life through a fortuitous moment when one discovers a creative talent that remained latent. Such was the case of Sephra Duncan, owner and designer of Starburst Productions, who fell into business accidentally nearly two years ago with what started as a hobby and has now blossomed into something bigger.
Ninos, Neptune Shine
IT was no surprise when El Ninos football club and mid-fielder Delon Neptune topped the awards list the Desruisseaux Football League’s annual awards ceremony this past weekend. Like previous years, the ceremony honoured the outstanding contributions of teams, players and sponsors at all levels in the league.
High Jumper Jeannelle Scheper Inspires Young Athletes
ONE of Saint Lucia’s female athletes who competed at 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil had a few words of encouragement to those in attendance at the recently-held Elite track and field club annual awards at Bay Gardens Resort and Spa in Rodney Bay. World-ranked high jumper JeannelleScheper was in scintillating form off the track with her inspiring words, using the theme for the evening, “Investing now for the future”.
Veterans Football Series Resumes This Weekend
THE Veterans Football Tournament organized by Veterans In Sports Inc. and Caribbean Alliance Insurance resumes this weekend with the quarter final stage at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds. From 6:00 p.m. Saturday, former champions Behind the College All Stars who had the worse finish in the preliminary round in Group B since the inception of the tournament will take on home team Vieux Forth South who opened their campaign with a 5 – 1 drubbing of Laborie Veterans, but lost momentum along the way in Group A.
The Passing of a Giant
HE having been so significant a part of it, the world that knew Sir Dwight Venner could not but have stood still on hearing how suddenly the breath left his body. I was as saddened as anyone was bound to be, who had known him well, and for as long as fifty-five years.
Back To Basics
I am a citizen of St. Lucia. Not particularly political or vocal or terribly savvy, but I do look around me and want to say: To the men and women who keep our streets, communities and roadways clean: thank you. It is a task looked down upon, but so vital to our health and well being as a nation.
An Act of Deception
ALL indications were that the UWP was against the Sunset Bay Resort Development in Sabwisha, Choiseul. Of course there is little that needs to be done to convince anyone that the hotel development was nothing but an election ploy. Only, the backfire seems to be in the faces of the people of Morne Sion, New Field, Fiette, Delcer and La Pointe. But again, my people like to complain in silence.
Pros, Not Cons
SAINT Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) featured prominently last Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” programme in an episode entitled “Passports for Sale”. In the episode, the island was listed among other nations implementing the programme as being “cash-starved” and benefitting from the US$2 billion global industry that – unfortunately – provides a safe haven for people with questionable pasts.
Antigua’s P.M. Defends CIP; Row In Dominica
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has defended the Citizenship by Investment (CIP) programme in his country dismissing a popular United States television programme that sought to portray the CIP in the Caribbean as an avenue for terrorists and other criminals to obtain passports to travel freely throughout the world.
Citizenship Made Easier
IT is now cheaper to acquire St Lucia citizenship by way of investment. This follows changes to the regulations governing the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) just announced by the government. The qualifying contribution for an applicant for St. Lucia citizenship is now US$100,000 or half what it was when the programme was announced at the beginning of last year.