WHEN the details of the DSH agreement came out, Vieux Fortians’ joy turned to vexation. Allen Chastanet, Rick Wayne, Nicole McDonald, Invest St. Lucia, and Teo Ah Khingwere telling them that it was rain pouring over their heads and burning their eyes, but it didn’t look like rain, smell like rain, taste like rain, feel like rain, therefore it couldn’t be rain. Their anger turned into action.
Why Is The Speaker Allowing Herself To Be Ignored?
THIS issue in its holistic perception bothers us since we are of the firm opinion and belief that the position we have taken in the matter of the Deputy Speaker is the correct one. We are bothered because of the bland and ubiquitous acceptance of the status quo. Why hasn’t the former Prime Minister as a constitutional expert submit a paper on the matter to the House/Speaker? Considering the patent impasse why hasn’t the Prime Minister as Leader of Government Business sought the resolution of this parliamentary farce. The present situation is constitutionally, commonsensically untenable, and everyone is mired in a morass of self-righteous, self-serving posturing.
Soul of a Nation – Shovelers of Horse Manure
AS we continue to examine ourselves and our involvement with this Citizenship by Investment scheme, our concern has always been that our passports, and therefore our identities, are not to be put up for sale as a commodity under any condition.
Character Above All
AS if by kismet, just when we thought America would finally do the right thing after having tried everything else, along comes an atrocity to puncture our complacency. With the election of Donald Trump as president, the future of leadership character and political morality in America is now a dark chasm of yawning uncertainty.
Trump’s Policies And The Caribbean
THE President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is systematically implementing the pledges he made during the Presidential election campaign. Those who argued that limitations on Presidential power and the restraining hands of Cabinet and Congress, would cause many, if not all, of the President’s promises to fall by the wayside, are now becoming convinced of his determination.
Trump – Disaster for Our Region
IN only a few days on the job, new American President Donald Trump is already making history. He is the most unpopular incoming U.S. President ever. His inauguration was marked with the biggest “anti” protest ever, not only in the United States, but in many other countries as well.
Proprietor Loses Business After False Reporting
THE seventh homicide for the year has put not only family members and friends of the victim in grief but also the proprietor of Rainbow 2000, the popular bar located in Grande Riviere.
Trump’s Immigration Crackdown – Caribbean Legislators Express Outrage
NEW YORK, CMC – Two Caribbean American legislators here have expressed outrage over newly-installed United States President Donald Trump’s signing of executive orders for sweeping crackdown on illegal Caribbean and other immigrants.
V Fort’s Laureate Literary Night Feb. 5
AS part of Nobel Laureate Festival 2017, the Vieux Fort community invites the public to the second edition of the Vieux Fort Nobel Laureate Literary Night at4:00 p.m. on Sunday February 5 at the Vieux Fort Primary School.
Credit Union League at Home on The Boulevard
THE St. Lucia Co-operative Credit Union League has a new home. The building which was once home to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in the William Peter Building and which was purchased by the League…
Iranian With D’ca Passport In Major Corruption Scandal
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sought to clarify the status of Iranian national Ali Reza HalatMonfared who has been arrested on allegations of being involved in Iran’s biggest ever corruption scandal.
Help With Hearing
PERSONS in St Lucia with hearing problems will soon be able to get assistance thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Starkey Hearing Foundation of the United States. Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that more than 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss with the highest percentage in developing countries. However, half of all hearing loss is preventable through early detection and primary health care intervention.
V-Fortians Invited To ‘Solar’ Meeting
VIEUX FORT residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting on the proposed 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm being developed by the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) in La Tourney, Vieux Fort.
Dominica’s UWP Calls for Inquiry
ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 27, CMC – Opposition Leader Lennox Linton has called for a public inquiry into the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) and hinted at the possibility of his United Workers Party (UWP) staging street demonstrations in support of the call.
City Police Effective – Law And Order Gets a Boost
THE presence of City Police Officers (CPOs) on the streets is making a difference in maintenance of law and order in the capital after just a few `weeks but their role is expected to be further enhanced in the weeks ahead. Decked in their starched white polo shirts and dark tunics the officers of the Castries Constabulary have added muscle to law enforcement, winning them appreciation and praise from a number of citizens.
Media Urged To Raise The Bar
LOCAL media houses are again being encouraged to consider the option of self-regulation so as to steer them away from litigation and lack of credibility as a result of stories they publish or air. On Thursday, representatives from the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL), the Attorney General’s Office and media houses met to discuss the media’s crucial role in disseminating information to the public. However, all agreed that the media needs to do more to protect itself from finding itself at the centre of controversy and lawsuits.
Suburban Castries Residents Complain of Frequent Gunfire
FREQUENT bursts of gunfire heard by residents in Castries is causing concern in several communities with people wondering whether the Police are even aware of these incidents. The latest incident took place around 5:45 yesterday morning, according to reports made to THE VOICE.