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Alliance Francaise Chips-In, Nobel Laureate Festival

The Alliance Francaise of Saint Lucia is bustling with activity this week. For the first time ever, the cultural centre presented a calendar of events. Officials also staged a special Oscar Wilde production in French and creole, as their contribution to the 2017 Nobel Laureate festival. Additionally, they took time …

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The NSC Weigh-In On The Ubaldus Raymond Scandal

Student governance advocate and past president of the National Students Council Ajani Lebourne says Saint Lucia’s politicians need to serve as better role models to the youth. On Wednesday, the National Students Council issued a statement on the Dr. Ubaldus Raymond nude photos scandal, calling for sound role models to …

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Voices Celebrating Derek Walcott

The 2017 Nobel laureate festival continued this week with a special tribute to Saint Lucia’s Nobel laureate for literature Sir Derek Walcott. ‘Voices celebrating Sir Derek Walcott’ was held on the celebrated poet’s birthday – January 23rd. Organizers say it was an evening to observe excellence in the arts.

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Augier Combined Holds 2nd Student Council Election

Students of the Augier Combined School are learning about governance through the elections process. The school recently held its second election for a student council executive, giving the young students a chance to vote for a team to represent their interests.

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Chastanet Is No Trump

2016 was a year of political upsets – the sweeping into office of the republican nominee in the us and the united workers party in saint lucia led to parallels being drawn between donald trump and allen chastanet. A tough online audience went a bit further and declared the saint …

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Dr. Anthony On Gobat Investigation Allegations

Former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony is denying claims by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet that he gave the British government assurances that his government would not pursue the death penalty for anyone convicted of the murder of hotelier Oliver Gobat. The former leader issued a statement on Tuesday January 24th, …

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Nobel Laureate Day 2017

January 23rd is observed annually as Nobel Laureate Day in Saint Lucia. This year, theatre arts teachers from across the country received the opportunity to dialogue with Harvard University professor and literary great Jamaica Kincaid. The day’s event precedes the annual Derek Walcott lecture scheduled for January 24th.

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RSL Employees Meet Their Union

Employees at radio Saint Lucia had a sit down with their trade union representatives on Friday January 20th, as they seek clarification at state-owned radio St. Lucia. Civil service association representatives say the meeting covered many areas of concern, including job security and the need to hammer out a new …

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UWI Springer Lecture On China/Taiwan Identity

The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia this week collaborated with the embassy of Taiwan in Saint Lucia to present an academic discourse on China/Taiwan identity. The lecture was held at the institution’s Morne Fortune campus on Thursday January 19th and presented by Denys Springer – a two time postgraduate research …

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RSL Employees Reportedly Worried Station’s Future

Employees of Radio Saint Lucia want answers about their future. Speculation over the fate of the radio station continues, months after the minister with responsibility for broadcasting promised sweeping changes to RSL. With rumblings of an imminent closure growing louder, the employees’ trade union representative and the media association are …

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