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On Thursday this week, following two days of sunshine, Londoners were in a feel-good mood. Earlier in the day, the father of Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Michael Chastanet, had visited Buckingham Palace to kneel before the Queen and stand up again as a knight. Some nine years earlier, in November 2010, when Kenny Anthony […]

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The number of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members that have passed cannabis-related legislation is set to increase. With Antigua, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines having already done so, St. Kitts and Nevis is positioning itself to be next. On May 9 the island’s prime minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, introduced the Cannabis Bill during a sitting of the national assembly. The Bill seeks to regulate the use of cannabis for medicinal, religious and recreational purposes.

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Last year’s Carnival season opened with a particularly “immoral” (which is how saturnalia is commonly defined) bang. Sprinkled with sexual assault accusations and intoxicated minors, trench digging on beaches, and unexplainable pictures of waste disposal, the beach event left some uncomfortable grains of sand on people’s skin. But almost a year later, the Saint Lucia National Conservation Authority confirms that the organisation has already received several applications for beach events

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Cutting crime, improving health and education, boosting the economy and swelling national pride — the benefits of a well-structured national sports strategy can ripple through all sectors of society. That’s why sports development was one of the big ticket items on this year’s budget, with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet declaring a EC$ 20.6mn windfall for sports facilities, events, education and training.

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It started, as usual, with words. Words! Words! Words! Words that hinted haughtily at superior intellect previously absent from the corridors of power. Words from honorable gentlemen to fellow university decorated men of high repute, at least one of whom would later be exposed as a self-obsessed fake.

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It must have been 1971 when we first attended the Frankfurt Book Fair at the invitation of our Swedish publishers who had signed us on just four years earlier to produce our very first series of English Language textbooks called This Way that covered the seven years from grade three to nine of basic school. […]

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The first time I boarded a plane for a destination not Tobago, I wore a suit and tie. Many years and many flights later, when the management of BWIA gave me a first-class ticket to London, I was politely but pointedly informed by a very senior manager that appropriate dress for that company’s first-class cabin was nothing less than a suit and tie. In other words, he made it very plain to me that I had to travel in “plane” clothes.

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