Corinth’s Nutrition Students Hosted at ‘Landings’

Image of Chef Mark (centre) flanked by students and teachers.

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.

Digicel Customer $30,000 Richer

Image: From L-R, Michel Ephraim, Gabriel Felicien, Digicel's Louise Victor, Micheal Charles, RamezCheriki.

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.

St. Lucians Charged With Murder In Dominica

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.

Trump Boycott

Image of Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke

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.

Governance Training Next Week

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.

RE–THINK PRIORITIES – P.M. Address Bois d’Inde Peace March

Image of P.M. Chastanet [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

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.

Sports

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.