February 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Amazing Woman's Day Jamaica Launched!!!

February 18 2010 saw the official launch of the Jamaican leg of the

Amazing Woman's Day 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston Jamaica.

The launch marked the first international extension of the Amazing Woman's

Day activities and selections, from the US shores as the programme upon

until 2010 - was typically based in the United States, where the

project has been for a decade... been highlighting the successes of

women across the United States.

Creator of the… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on February 28, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Elephant Man warms up Charlotte with performance

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On CIAA weekend in Charlotte, NC. Elephant Man provided his many fans with an entertaining concert at the Neighborhood Theater. The event put on by Brightworks Promotions was well attended and Elephant Man had his fans especially the women rocking to his favorite beats.



To see many more photos of the concert and fans visit:… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 28, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

St. Lucia's Drag Wars thrills!

The star of the show was a St Lucian car under the name Chaos which got the best time of all local cars.

Written By: Kayra Williams on Feb 26th, 2010



It was a day for lovers of cars and speed, and for those simply looking for something out of the ordinary to do over Independence weekend. On February 21 and 22, all roads led to Vieux Fort for the much anticipated Drag Wars.



Anyone arriving to the old airport strip would have… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 26, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Buena Vista Social Club: Cuban band or brand?

By Michael Voss BBC News, Havana

Sunday night in Old Havana and dozens of tourists pack into a club on a corner of the colonial Plaza Vieja to hear the sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club. Leading the night's entertainment is 67-year-old "sonero" Felix Baloy and his big band. Looking dapper in his white suit and white fedora hat, he produces a pulsating evening of traditional rhythms and songs.



Felix Baloy sang on several of the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Caribbean battles drought

Several Caribbean nations are battling prolonged low rainfall that is hurting residents and economic sectors. And the pattern could continue for some weeks yet, according to forecasters. The drought has been affecting countries from Jamaica to Guyana, as consumers and farmers battle a shortage of water. St Lucia, the latest to report a crisis, is said to be ready to declare "a water-related emergency".

Drought-like conditions are not uncommon at… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Beyonce does Trinidad

Carnival spectators take shelter near this massive Beyonce billboard promoting the event.



Even though it was carnival and “palancing” fever in Trinidad and Tobago all of last week into Mardi Gras on Tuesday February 16, there was no stopping the fever of the diva herself. We are talking of course of Beyonce who will be performing in Trinidad and the Caribbean for the first time Thursday, February 18. The event which is part of the final leg… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 20, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Building national pride for Independence

Activities to mark St Lucia’s 31st Independence have already started unfolding all over the country with schools being among the first to unveil demonstrations of national pride. The STAR visited the Anglican Primary School on Tuesday, February 16 and there we found the school in the midst of showcasing their end of the ongoing Schools Independence Beautification Competition for district two. Schools include Carmen Rene, Camille Henry, Methodist,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 20, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Bolshoi performs in Cuba for first time in 30 years

Russian dancers from the Navoi Bolshoi Ballet. AFP PHOTO

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) - Members of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet danced in Cuba for the first time in 30 years on Saturday in a joint performance with the Cuban National Ballet at Havana's Karl Marx theater. The show coincided with a visit to Cuba by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as the two Cold War allies strengthen ties that frayed after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 15, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Saint Lucia's Volleyballers celebrate successful year!

The major award recipients at the recent St Lucia Volleyball Association Recognition Evening.

The St Lucia Volleyball Association (SLVA) recently held their sixth consecutive Recognition Ceremony at Glen Castle Hotel. During the evening the association paid tribute to outstanding volleyball players, sponsors and highlighted the events of the past year. The ladies were the talk of the night for their performance on the court and their evening… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Caricom calls for UN health summit

One Barbadian a day suffers a stroke, more than half are overweight and one in five suffers from hypertension, local media reported last month. A statistic like that is one of the reasons behind a push by Caribbean nations for a United Nations summit to focus on the burden of so-called non-communicable diseases, like high blood pressure, diabetes and cancers.



These are the leading causes of death, disability and illness in the Caribbean,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 8, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Local Scotiabankers walk for Haiti

Saturday January 30th at 6.05am, 30 local Scotiabankers with their Country Head Mr Chester Hinkson, Scotiabank Pensioners with family and friends including some colleagues from RBC Royal Bank of Canada, RBTT,ECFH and EC Global insurance, walked to Pigeon Island Fort. The 60-strong group was accompanied by a police outrider, the Red Cross and two Scotiabank organizers’ Nancy Augustin and Wendy Delmar. The organizers ensured that all the walkers were… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 8, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

LIME gives Bouton School a boost!

Bouton gets connected: Principal of the Bouton School Marian Southwell with Country Manager Sean Auguste (left) and a member of the LIME technical team.



No more can Bouton be the butt of every joke in St. Lucia. This quaint community can be found in a turnoff on the way down the Soufriere Hill from the west coast and it is both blessed and cursed with being one of the few untouched areas of development in St Lucia. The gap to Bouton… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 8, 2010 at 7:15pm — No Comments

St. Lucia's Agriculture Ministry battling new threat to bananas

Farmers could do without this new threat to their crop.

As if local farmers don’t have enough to worry about now they have ‘Black sigatoka’ on their minds. The fungal type of leaf spot disease was confirmed in the neighbouring isle of St Vincent late last year and might now be detected in St Lucia. Although the official results have not come back from overseas the suspected affected areas are Forrestierre and Combat. Black sigatoka can cut a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 8, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Rex Nettleford: Death of a cultural icon



“I cannot conceive yet of a world without him.”

It was the sentiment expressed by Professor Barry Chevannes, two days after the death of his colleague and friend, Rex Nettleford. While many knew of Nettleford’s passion for dance and culture, his close friend of 15 years saw a side of him the average passer-by would not have. “He loved to cook, delighted in that,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 5, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Science an intriguing affair at St. Lucia's Montessori Centre!

Ariana Beaubrun all smiles with her project.



Science Fair time is an exciting and much anticipated period for students at the Montessori Centre as they get the opportunity to take science straight out of the textbook and bring it to life through hands-on experiments.



There were over 100 submissions in the Montessori Centre’s Annual Science Fair and contributing projects included studies into solar and lunar eclipses, plate… Continue

Added by CShout1 on February 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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