FOR a while now it appeared that nothing much in the way of job creation and economic development was happening in Vieux Fort. Worse, with the economic recession that began in 2008 followed by the imposition of VAT, the opposite of what doctors would have ordered, businesses closed down, turning Vieux Fort into a near basket case. The popular song by RasIsley, aptly described the plight of young Vieux Fortians.
THERE are several aspects of governance that this newspaper has repeatedly promoted and encouraged over the years. One is the need for us as a nation to strive for consensus on critical issues especially those of national importance. Another is for consultation between government and people where matters relating to the development of the country are concerned.
AN eighteen year old girl of Beausejour, Gros Islet will appear in court February 2 to answer a charge of blackmail, THE VOICE has reliably learnt. The girl, a student, is alleged to have blackmailed Minister of Finance Dr.Ubaldus Raymond. If convicted she could be jailed for up to 14 years.
THE Alliance Française will be part of this year’s Nobel Laureate Festival which is a celebration of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates, Sir Derek Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis. The Festival, which is organized by the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee under the Chairmanship of the Governor General, Dame PearletteLouisy, is currently in progress and ends on February 4.
SAINT LUCIA’S Ricky T is a semi-finalist in the International Soca Monarch in Trinidad with his “Freaky Girls”. The list was announced on Wednesday by organizers Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts.
THE work of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) includes providing avenues which nurture, support and develop artistic expression within the cultural and creative sectors of our society. Consequently, CDF is in the preliminary stages of planning for CARIFESTA XIII, a responsibility bestowed upon the organization by Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government.
THE Embassies of Mexico and Spain in collaboration with the St Omer family will host an exhibition “St. Omer, a Saint Lucian family of artist”, which will take place at the Embassy of Mexico in Vigie, from January 25 to February 1.
SILVER Shadow Performing Arts Academy in celebration of its 25th Anniversary is contributing to this year’s Nobel Laureate Festival, with an evening of dance. They will present ‘La Luna – Tales by Moonlight’ on February 3 and 4, at the National Cultural Centre. The production will consist of three showings as follows: a matinee show for Primary and Secondary Schools starting at 1:00 p.m. on February 3 and Opening Night at 8:00 p.m. then the Grand Finale on February 4 at 8:00 p.m
THE Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Group of Insurance Companies on Wednesday honoured its leading producers for 2016. The company was established in Guyana on December 15, 1880 and has been serving St. Lucia since 1955.
ST LUCIANS are preparing to capitalise on the promised reduction in the Value Added Tax (VAT), with a government statement Thursday encouraging business owners to ensure that the adjustment takes effect from midnight January 31. Comptroller of the Inland Revenue Department Sophia Henry also urged consumers to remain vigilant and review their VAT invoices and sales receipts when transacting with VAT registered businesses.
Meeting Held In Desruisseaux. THE Government of Saint Lucia in collaboration with Invest Saint Lucia is continuing its informative and …
THE Cultural Development Foundation in collaboration with the Nobel Laureate Committee is pleased to present the Derek Walcott Lecture for 2017 – the twenty fourth commemoration, saluting Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates.
PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice, Donovan Williams has come out in support of the Human Services Department of his Ministry, which has been hammered repeatedly by the almost four year-old non- government organization ‘Raise Your Voice’ for alleged slackness in dealing with issues relating to women and children.
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development …
The Barbara Pyle Foundation (BPF), with a mission to “use media in all its forms to make the world a …
THE St. Lucia government this week released a “ Pearl of the Caribbean Fact Sheet” which answers some of the …
THE fashionable thing since the advent of fashion is that people keep coming up with more ways of presenting their appearances creatively. But it’s a tough job trying to achieve that transformation all by ourselves. That’s where people like Heera Patra come in — people who use their amazing talents to turn our bodies into works of art.
IN the crazy world we live in, it is an extreme rarity when you meet someone who is the epitome of goodness. Claudette Adjodha is one of those rare individuals and she is not afraid to show and share it. Adjodha, who is Antiguan by birth but has resided in St. Lucia since 1978, is a mother of two daughters who she calls her greatest blessings.
WITHIN the past ten years, smartphone sales accounted for the majority of cameras sold worldwide, meaning that we mostly carry a digital camera as part of our smartphone, instead of carrying a standalone camera. The company, Kodak, a pioneer and heavyweight in the camera industry for more than 100 years, fended off bankruptcy in 2013 to emerge as a much smaller company. Despite inventing the digital camera, Kodak didn’t capitalise on that technology.
Q: DEAR Regina, I thought the late stages of Alzheimer is when one cannot talk, walk or eat by themselves. Can someone have these symptoms early in the disease?
A: Alzheimer’s is a steady progressive decline for most people living with it; however each person experiences the symptoms very differently. No two people with the disease have the exact same symptoms in a pattern.