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Cakes bring a smile to the faces of all who encounter them, and that in turn brings a smile to the owner and founder of Sweetdreams Custom Cakes, Janelle Joyeux. Originally from Laborie, Joyeux has delighted her customers with the highest quality cakes for about a decade. Though the business is based at her Corinth home, it often takes her to every part of our lovely island. Joyeux sat down with Businessweek to discuss the unique flavour her business has brought to the island’s cake baking industry.

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Antonius Jn Baptiste was arrested and charged on Tuesday, August 27, four days after he reportedly kidnapped his ex-girlffriend. On that day, per a police statement, the victim’s mother reported the matter to the police. Jn Baptiste appeared in court three days following his arrest and is currently on custodial remand at Bordelais.

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The World Health Organization estimates that close to 800,000 people commit suicide annually—one every forty seconds. Data provided by the local Ministry of Health shows that for the years 2010 to 2018 there were 11, 10, 13, 10, 13, 7, 7, 12 and 3 suicides recorded respectively in Saint Lucia. There have already been five recorded this year. On 10 September each year, World Suicide Prevention Day is recognized globally, with activities geared toward raising awareness and prevention. Last year Saint Lucia joined the rest of the world in observing the day with many activities, including the hosting of free screenings for mental health conditions. However, the jury is still out on whether...

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Last Friday the law firm of Anthony & Antoine issued a press release on behalf of the family of 68-year-old Englishman Martin Ellis who was reportedly electrocuted while visiting the John Compton Dam on August 16 with his three young sons.

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The Caribbean and wider Latin America have become a focal point of the People’s Republic of China’s (hereafter referred to as China) ambitions as it seeks to diminish the diplomatic power of the Republic of China (hereafter referred to as Taiwan) and its claim to stand apart from Beijing’s unquestioned rule of all Chinese territory.

The post The Two Chinas Heading Into The 2020s appeared first on The St. Lucia STAR.

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Last Sunday, while on a casual drive with friends to Soufriere and Vieux Fort, we travelled along the back of the Morne Road, perchance to recapture the landmarks that were familiar before unplanned development, including rude, rusty, galvanize huts along roadsides, became the order of the day. On approaching the Cul-de-Sac valley I beheld two significant land clearings alongside the main road, each about an acre in extent, which were being back-filled with rocks and quarry waste for some sort of structure, in the name of development.

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The newly formed Marijuana Commission on Friday held its first meeting to plan the way forward for activities. In a March interview with the STAR, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced a decision had been reached to decriminalize cannabis, following which commercial opportunities would be looked into. Then last month Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, the government’s point man on cannabis, announced the formation of a Marijuana Commission mandated to “consult and provide advice on the design of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis”.

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One small step for The University of the West Indies (UWI), a giant step for Antigua and Barbuda,” declared Sir Hilary Beckles, UWI’s Vice Chancellor, on Tuesday, speaking at the ceremonial opening of The Five Islands Campus. With landed campuses in Mona, Jamaica; St. Augustine, Trinidad; and Cave Hill, Barbados, the newest landed campus marks the first located in a member country of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

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The reality is that the media are probably the most powerful of all our institutions today and they, or rather we [journalists], too often are squandering our power and ignoring our obligations. The consequence of our abdication of responsibility is the ugly spectacle of idiot culture!" (Carl Bernstein, at the annual convention of Radio and Television News Directors Association, September 26, 1998.)

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