TAIWAN’S Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Ray Mou, presented a cheque for $250,000 to Minister for Economic Development, Guy Joseph, to fund the second phase of the Sarrot Multi-Purpose Court. The handover, which took place at the Financial Administration Building last Thursday, seeks to bring to fruition a project that has remained incomplete for some time now.
A little under 50 participants have completed Life Skills I and II Courses – Productivity Enhancement Training (PET) towards attaining National Certification with the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Programme.
THE Landing’s last Thursday treated Food & Nutrition students of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Corinth Secondary School and Gros Islet Secondary School to a special tour of its culinary facilities. Students also received a food preparation training tutorial in the Palms Restaurant presented by Sous Chef Jean Mark Charlemagne and Chef Emmerly Gerald with the tour culminating at the Turquoise Beach Bar & Restaurant for lunch.
ALL is set for one of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s most anticipated events on its calendar, CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition. Every year the National Culinary Team looks forward to the region’s most sought after event in the Culinary Industry.
DIGICEL has yet again delivered in transforming the lives of its customers. On Saturday January 7, Digicel held the highly anticipated grand prize draw of its 2016 Christmas promotion, #GetGifted at its Bridge Street store. This followed the grand announcement of the winners three days earlier on The Wave radio station. Michael Ephraim emerged as the prepaid winner, Michael Charles as the postpaid victor, the 3 in 1 activation champ was RamezCheriki and a very elated Gabriel Felicien who purchased a specially discounted smartphone during the #GetGifted campaign period, was the fourth winner.
ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 16, CMC – Dominica police have charged four people, including two St. Lucian nationals, with the murder of a Dominican man, whose body was found in a precipice, west of here on January 5. Police said that the body of Chris Blanc, a Dominican national who resided in Antigua, was found in the heights of St. Joseph, a west coast village, three days after he was reported missing.
ST. LUCIA has launched the second phase of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) discussing a new approach to track progress made in advancing reforms identified through the CGF in the areas of investment climate, skills and productivity, and logistics and connectivity.
NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has joined several United States Congressional representatives in planning to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President on Friday. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, will be among a number of Democratic lawmakers who say they will stay away from the ceremony.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is predicting that unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean will rise to 8.4 per cent this year. The ILO has released its World Employment Social Outlook, indicating that global unemployment levels and rates are expected to remain high in the short term, as the global labour force continues to grow.
GOVERNMENT officials will next week be part of a three-day Chartered Director Programme presented by the Caribbean Governance Training Institute which focuses on best practices for effective governance. The Cabinet of Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries as well as heads of Statutory Bodies will attend the intensive sessions which will focus on “The Principles of Good Governance” as well as Risk Management, Strategic Planning and Accountability, and Financial Literacy.
PRIME Minister Allen Chastatent says he refuses to believe that poverty is behind the upsurge in criminal activities in St. Lucia and urged citizens, particularly parents, to re-think their priorities. “I refuse to accept that poverty is the cause for the kind of crime that we are seeing in St. Lucia today. Too many St. Lucians have been poor and have never resorted to this level of crime,” Chastanet said at a vigil and march for peace in the communities of Bois d’Inde and Jacmel on Sunday.
A middle aged American tourist has been left visibly shaken and traumatised after facing off with a gun wielding thief in Rodney Bay. On the other hand, she is also counting her blessings as the robbery attempt was thwarted by a helpful mob of locals who caught the perpetrator red-handed.
FOR a long time, sports has been looked upon like the glue which brings the Caribbean together when treaties exist only on aged stationery. West Indians greats like David Rudder describe the Caribbean’s love for sports as existing beyond the boundaries of runs. Such love can only result in outstanding achievements and spectacular performances on the sportive world stage.
IN an era where reggae music has attracted criticism on some levels for communicating a negative message through unflattering, demeaning lyrics, Meshach Nestor certainly makes a difference. The tall, dreadlocked Choiseul native is both charismatic and inspiring and his music is potent enough to reach any walk of life.
This week’s Woman of the week like my last subject, does not know that she is being featured…technically but she …
This is another in a series of articles intended to expose our readers to pertinent information regarding their fitness efforts. It is produced mainly on the basis of research done by Rodriguez “Rodja” Constantine, owner of REPTS (Registered Exercise Professionals & Therapists). Rodja has over 20 years experience in the field.
“Freaky Girls” from Saint Lucia’s Ricky T has been listed number among the Top 30 Soca songs of 2016. The …
Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (January 16th 2016): As part of its Youth Outreach Programme, the Landings last Thursday treated Food …
THE 2016 – 2017 Veterans In Sports Inc in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Football Tournament Association continues this weekend at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort with four exciting matches as teams vie for places in the semifinals of the main draw of the Caribbean Alliance Cup.
WITH Saint Lucia set to host the Caribbean Netball Tournament later this year, the Saint Lucia Netball Association’s wheels are in motion with plans to host its first event for 2017 dubbed “Independence Club Championship” scheduled to commence on Saturday, January 28.