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Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (12)

Bolt takes 9.91 win, but Campbell-Brown steals the show with blazing 10.76 in Ostrava

Ostrava, Czech Republic – As expected, Usain Bolt won his second 100m outing of the season but it was his compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown’s sensational 10.76 victory in the women’s 100m that was the performance of the night as the Ostrava Golden Spike celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday (31).



Added by CShout1 on May 31, 2011 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Guadeloupe Writer's Congress Examines the Way Forward for the Caribbean's Literary Realm

by Maia Chung

"The Caribbean's literary representatives are not addressing our political representatives". Anyway not nearly as enough as they need to ensure the further development of the region's literary realm. This is the consensual view of several writers, academics, literary critics and publishers who gathered in Guadeloupe in April between the 6 to…


Added by Maia Chung on May 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bolt’s late surge just heads-off Powell - 9.91 to 9.93 - in front of over 47,000 spectators in Rome

Rome, Italy - World record holder Usain Bolt despite a very poor start came through his first competition for nine months when winning over 100 metres at the Compeed Golden Gala, the third stop on the Samsung Diamond League series in Rome tonight (26).

The world's fastest man despite being the third…


Added by CShout1 on May 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Hottest Ticket On The Planet Right Now? It Sure Ain't Lady Gaga. Usain Bolt!!

So now that the Royal Wedding is over, what's the most desired ticket in the world? Courtside at the NBA Finals? The Super Bowl in New York City? The World Cup final in Rio?

How about none of the above?

The BBC reports that one million people applied to see an event that has nothing to…


Added by CShout1 on May 24, 2011 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Author Brown exposes plight of Caribbean women abroad

Women migrating to work as domestics is a common trend in this region. But whether they stay for six months, a year or indefinitely, those left behind tend to focus primarily on enjoying the spoils of their efforts: the latest clothes and shoes, house renovations and the cash they send via Western Union or MoneyGram. Nary is a thought given to what these…


Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2011 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Be dynamic leaders at school

Jumoke Lewis, a Standard Four pupil of the Signal Hill Government Primary School, entertains the principals with her rendition of Leave Something Behind. Photo courtesy THA Information Department.


Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London told school principals in Tobago he believes they deserve a raise in pay…


Added by CShout1 on May 18, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Beauty in the eyes of the aesthetician

A client receives a facial treatment from Tshai Yorke at her Tshai's Beauty Shop, Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. PHOTO: KEITH MATTHEWS

Beauty may be more than just be skin deep, but most women will agree that whether that statement is true or not, we still want the skin we’re in to represent a work of art. For this reason we either set aside the time to do…


Added by CShout1 on May 12, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Focus on Peru: Machu Picchu - 26 Facts

In July, Machu Picchu, Peru's biggest tourist attraction, will mark its 100th anniversary of rediscovery. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale professor, came upon the vine-covered ruins on July 24, 1911. Here, then, as we lead up to the century mark, are 100-plus facts about Machu Picchu, its country, its history and its players. We will post one each day for the next 100 days.…


Added by CShout1 on May 10, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Smith unveils ‘Sexy’ styles

Designer Stacy Smith is all grown up. On April 23, the creator of style unveiled her 2011-2012 line with the theme Sexy and Sassy at an intimate showing held at Aura Restaurant located on Cipriani Boulevard, Newtown. While the venue may not have been ideal for this type of presentation, the audience, it seemed, did not allow the lack of physical…


Added by CShout1 on May 8, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

George Charles triumphs at the Arts

The George Charles Secondary school last week held an exhibition of the creative arts and technical skills of their students. The splendid display of work using lots of local raw material opened at the Castries City Hall on Wednesday 6th April with participation from the Bexon Infant School and students from Anse La Raye who were assisted by the George Charles arts… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 8, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Mary Joseph—A different kind of healing

St Lucia has a rich culture and history.  One of the most prominent features, especially in rural areas, is the distrust of conventional medical procedures.  In exploring local medicinal remedies, the STAR came across a fascinating woman in Dugard, Micoud.

Mary Joseph, more affectionately known as Say-Say or Miss Say Say, usually has a long line of people outside her house… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 8, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Brilliant boys - J'can students head for Ivy League colleges

Nine of Versan ’s top male scholars, who won places at American Ivy League schools based on near-perfect SAT scores, pose for the Sunday Observer’s cameras — (standing from left) Mark Levy, Andrei Riley, David Young, Phillip Pryce, Graeme Welds and Mikhail Grant. Seated from left are Meijun Cai, Gervais Marsh and Jordan Thompson. (Photo: Joseph…


Added by CShout1 on May 1, 2011 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

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