Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

Nobel laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

  Nobel laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, a poet and playwright, died on Friday at his home in his native island of St. Lucia, after a  prolonged illness. He was 87. Sir Derek received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honour for many years. In selecting  him, the Swedish […]

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has announced it will review every economic citizenship granted by the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) under new citizenship by investment programme (CIP) rules recently promulgated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The SLP expressed its “deepest concern” with the actions of the Chastanet administration, […]

Violent weekend in St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — At least six people were killed in various incidents in St Lucia over the weekend, less than four days after Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he was convinced that criminals were people “who are destroying our livelihoods”. Police said that they had detained one woman on Sunday night in connection with […]

Plight of undocumented St. Lucian immigrant sparks church action

By Gerald V. Paul No family member was there to shed a tear at Claudia’s funeral service in  Toronto  last week. Not even her daughter, Diana,  who was thousands of miles away in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia  as her mom ‘s body was lying in a  coffin at  the chapel of a Toronto […]

Mango celebration in St. Lucia

Mango celebration in St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — St. Lucia’s renowned luxury resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain are paying homage to the mango throughout the months of June and July. To celebrate the tropical fruit, guests will partake in a variety of mango-themed activities, events and services. “With the abundance of mangoes available during this time in St. […]

Family foundation to help provide funding for summer jobs

Family foundation  to help provide funding for summer jobs

Violence in vulnerable neighborhoods in Toronto and the problems which his own grand-daughter faced in finding work moved retired physics professor Allan Carswell to provide funding through a charitable foundation that will create more jobs this summer for youth at risk. The funding will come from the Carswell Family Foundation which Professor Carswell established several […]

UWP wins Saint Lucia election

UWP wins Saint Lucia election

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – The United Workers Party (UWP) won a comfortable victory in Saint Lucia’s general election, according to preliminary results of the poll. According to the results, the UWP won 11 seats to the SLP’s six. The swing away from the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) was led by UWP leader Allen Chastanet, […]

Sex, religion dominate St. Lucia vote

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Hard on the heels of controversy over slurs made by a government minister concerning individual sexual orientation, religious doctrine has now also become part of the political landscape ahead of the general election in Saint Lucia on June 6. Recent derogatory remarks made by Saint Lucia’s minister of tourism, heritage and […]

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