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Imagine having to endure thirty-three days without a word on your missing 13-year-old daughter, not knowing what is happening to her, what she is eating, who she is with and crucially, whether she is being abused? Well that is the plight of the family of Jiada Jn Baptiste, the 13-year-old who, according to her family …
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By Anthony L Hall I am on record dismissing Brexit as just a sham sold by shysters, full of lies and presumptions signifying no deal. I refer you to such commentaries as “EU: Britain Trying to Have Cake and Eat It Too,” January 29, 2013, “Brexit: Forget Leaving, Britain a Greater EU Contagion If It Remains,” […]

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Castries, January 17, 2019 — Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over 2017, which was also a record-setting year for the island. Industry figures are up across the board led by the yachting sector with a 25.9% […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS). If Mr Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will be […]

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By Adrian Loveridge I really hate opening any column with a negative, but after tourism leading the way for so many years, one is left to wonder why we cannot even seem to get the simple things right? Returning into Grantley Adams International Airport from London recently off a British Airways flight that was not […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s belated New Year’s address on January 13, 2019, was nothing more than a torrent of half-truths, misrepresentations, and outright lies, but more, perhaps, was his extraordinary aloofness. To complement this, his tragic fevered imagination does not speak to the inherent dignity and value for Saint Lucians […]

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Dear Sir: Understanding why the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the final court of appeal meant to replace the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), has only attracted four countries — Barbados, Belize, Dominica, and Guyana – of 15 potential members, and why the two constitutional referenda in Grenada and Antigua-Barbuda to join the […]

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Former Saint Lucia government minister, Emma Hippolyte, has urged the church to speak up on social issues, including gambling. She expressed the view that the church has been quiet on the matter. “I believe there is room for the Christian Council and others to let their voices be heard,” Hippolyte declared. The former Minister of Commerce, […]

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Dear Sir: It has been reported that Sandals has withdrawn the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Sandals Resort in Buccoo Estate, Tobago. Several sustainable development groups have claimed that this resort will result in the destruction of Buccoo Reef, which was once rated as the “number three spectacular sight to behold […]

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Dear Sir: What is a five-star hotel? Typically, high end hotels are rated between one to five stars. At a five-star property, accommodations will boast of excellent staff with exceptional levels of proactive service and customer care, cleanliness, maintenance, hospitality and delivery of services all adhere to an extremely high standard. Sandals advertise themselves as […]

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