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Trinidad Focus - St James Sec celebrates 50 years

With violence, youth delinquency and teacher absenteeism on the rise in many schools throughout the country, the students of St James Secondary have been called upon to actively pursue their school’s motto to “Set Standards High” and strive for excellence. On Wednesday, students, past and present, as well as…


Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

'Bolt's health centre' reopens ... Track star renovates facility in Sherwood Content

(From left) Winsome Wilkins of United Way, Elsa Sommerville (partially hidden), chief public health inspector; Luretta Rankine, community health aid, and Vinnel Menzies of Clarks Town PC Bank look on as Usain Bolt (right) unveils the plague at the official reopening of the Sherwood Content Health Centre last Saturday.

SHERWOOD CONTENT, Trelawny — A health centre in this rustic community is now operational after undergoing a major renovation costing… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 9, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

CARICOM to launch multi-state travel document

The CARIPASS will allow CARICOM citizens and legal residents of Participating States over the age of 16 years to access a safe and secure automated self-processing gate within selected airports.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon launch one of the world’s first automated multi-state travel documents (CARIPASS) for use within 10 member states that will not only make regional travel easier, but help crack down on identity… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2010 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Chriselda Branford: A woman of substance

Her police record can rival her social one. Through the years she has sang with Helenites, was a member of the National Arts Guild, the National Theatre where she acted in Banjoman. She has won the National Service Award and sat on many committees including the National Task Force for Discipline and the National Council for Drug Prevention (now known as the Substance Abuse Secretariat). Branford warmly accepted the invitation to be interviewed. Sitting in…


Added by CShout1 on December 3, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Stetchers treat Trinidad customers to eight fine collections

Thais Mc Gowan, left, shares this beauty call with Cherise Amoroso, Candice Cozier and Janine Rajah. Photos: SEAN NERO

Eight collections ranging from exquisite jewelry, home decor and confectionary—from seven local and one foreign designer—were on show last Friday, when speciality store Stetchers hosted a reception for customers at its Long Circular Mall, St James branch. This was in addition to the other existing signature collections in… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 2, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Miss St Lucia-World on the right track

To be chosen among all other Caribbean countries and to be appreciated for doing your best in something is always a beautiful feeling.” Those words came straight from 18-year-old Aiasha Gustave, a pageant newbee who emerged from the recent Miss World pageant with an unexpected Miss World Caribbean title. Five months ago Aiasha Gustave was finishing off her final examinations at the International School of St Lucia and sending off university… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 29, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Art meets music - Trini Style

The spirit of the artist is often keen to express itself in varying media, but not many develop the actual talent, or even the technique to make that a reality. But Jeffrey Pataysingh is one of the few who made it happen. He found a way to develop both his art and his music to a sufficiently high standard, and with the deep flourish that is associated with this courtly gentleman, will launch an exhibition and show of both forms of his work over the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 5, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

St Lucian woman makes US Military History

She abides by a simple creed: “Hard work and pride in what I do!” On a beautiful fall day, October 1, 2010 this daughter of St. Lucia, who hailed from the East Coast village of Dennery, etched her name in U.S. military history. Chief Warrant Officer Four, (CW4) Coral J. Jones, who may best be remembered in St. Lucia by her maiden name Benn, became the first African American to be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). This distinguished and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 17, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Madam Prime Minister for St Maarten

Leader of the United Peoples party Theodore Heyliger and leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Williams signed the Country St Maarten Accord under which their parties will form the coalition government. PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, Thursday September 23, 2010 – Women who rise to the level of Prime Minister often make history by becoming the first female to do so. But Sarah Westcot-Williams of the Democratic Party (DP) in St Maarten is not just that…


Added by CShout1 on September 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

London cabbies to cruise and promote St Lucia

A Saint Lucia-branded taxi cruises the streets of London.CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, September After years of speaking of the wonders of the island, tourist officials want to accelerate the promotional drive of selected London cabbies - by flying them to Saint Lucia. The drivers of three Saint Lucia-branded taxis in London have begun experiencing Saint Lucia's legendary experiences first hand.

The drivers, all revved up to participate in a novel Saint… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 17, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Historic OECS signing in St Lucia!

This evening on the date marking its 29th Anniversary, the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be taking a historic step in deepening the integration of the region. Heads of Government from the nine OECS Member States are in Castries, St Lucia, to participate in the Fifty-first Meeting of the OECS Authority and to undertake the signing of a revised Treaty which will further enhance the organisation’s core value of regional unity.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on June 21, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Tahnee wins Miss St Lucia UK pageant

Twenty year old, Tahnee Hippolyte, of Edmonton, London won the first ever Miss St Lucia/UK Pageant from a bevy of eight other contestants on Friday 4th June at the Radisson BLU hotel in London. The first runner up was Curmiah St Catherine, and second runner up was Tamara Plummer.

Tahnee is the daughter on Keith and Emma Richards Hippolyte of Summersdale, Castries, St Lucia now residing in the United Kingdom. As part of her whirlwind title,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on June 16, 2010 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Ne-Yo pays tribute to Michael Jackson in St Lucia

Ne-Yo’s song repertoire and his dance moves kept the audience mesmerized. nights have become one of the most anticipated Jazz shows out of the extensive festival. The Friday event has featured Amy Winehouse in 2009 and Air Supply and Michael Bolton in 2008. A number of other notable performers have graced the Friday night Jazz stage and in 2010, organizers of the Jazz festival took things to another level adding R&B singer Ne-Yo to the line-up. The…


Added by CShout1 on May 16, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

St Lucia undefeated at ECVA Under-20 Male Volleyball Championships

St Lucia’s Julien Bissette (third from the left) and members on the All Star team selected following the recent ECVA Under-20 Men’s Volleyball Championships.

St Lucia led by a stellar performance Julian Bissette captured the inaugural Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Under-20 Men’s Volleyball Championships which took place in Antigua from April 29 to May 2.

Following their arrival at George FL Charles Airport on Monday, team… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 7, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

VAT set to replace 12 other taxes in St Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, April 21, 2010 – The federal government of St Kitts and Nevis is still on track to implement a value added tax (VAT) system by November this year, according to the post-cabinet briefing issued by the state to regional media this morning.

During the April 20 cabinet session, ministers of the twin-island state heard from officials in the Ministry of Finance that the new VAT system would replace the following duties… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

St Lucian teen riding high in US

One-to-watch: Eighteen-year-old Enella Brice is doing big things abroad. A young St Lucian student attending college in the United States is among the winners in an Aéropostale Real Teens 2010 contest. Ms Enella Brice is an 18 year old, former student of the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School and is currently enrolled in a nursing programme at Mount Aloysious College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.

The contest which attracted in excess of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Former Jamaica PM addresses St Lucia audience: ‘Haiti didn’t jump, it was pushed!’

PJ Pattersons says Haiti has never been forgiven by its former colonial masters.

Most people know that Haiti has a long record of being the poorest country in the western hemisphere, but most don’t know that Haiti was the second country in the hemisphere to free itself from colonialism and the first to abolish slavery. Most people think of voodoo and superstition when they think of Haiti, ignorant of the invaluable wealth that country has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 15, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

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