VACATIONING STUDENTS SHARPEN ACTING SKILLS

The local drama group “DRAMACAN” held its 2nd acting workshop for young actors recently.  The workshop targets secondary school children with interest in singing, dancing and acting. This year, Dramacan invited Andre Dillon of Trinidad and Tobago, to assist in making an all-round performers of this year’s participants. Assistant Director of DRAMACAN, Shernel Justin says, she and the executive team have been involved in drama for many years and are simply passing on their knowledge and experience to the young participnts. Miss Justin says this 2nd Annual workshop was a…

LOCAL AMPUTEES GET OVERSEAS SUPPORT

The Rotary Clubs of Winchester and Gros Islet on Friday donated a number of prosthetic components to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities. The donation forms part of the Legacy Project of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet for 2019. For someone who has lost a limb through injury or illness, a prosthetic limb can mean living a life of independence, and thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Gros Islet and Winchester, a number of amputees on the island will once again be able to experience that…

FORMER PM SAYS GUY JOSEPH SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IF ONLINE LETTER TURNS OUT TO BE LEGIT

Former Prime Minster Stephenson King says Guy Joseph should be held accountable if the supposed comfort letter to Pajoah Ltd. allegedly signed by the Economic Development Minister, committing the government to repaying a loan of US$62 million at 3.59% over a 15-year period for two projects is authentic. The letter which has been making rounds on social media has left many questioning whether Minister Joseph had the authority to give such a guarantee. The letter addressed to “Whom It May Concern” from the Ministry of Economic Affairs allegedly bearing the…

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER MAN CRUSHED BY SHIPPING CONTAINER

A 54 year old man is dead after being crushed by a shipping container at the Castries Sea Port on Thursday. The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) issued a press release following the incident stating that Wilson Joseph was employed by Winfresh to load bananas but according to WINFRESH CEO, Bernard Cornibert, while Joseph was indeed loading banana containers he was an employee of SLASPA. According to a press release from SLASPA, the incident occurred around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. It said operations at the Port…

FAMILY LEFT IN SHOCK BY TRAGIC DEATH

A relative of Wilson Joseph, the man who tragically lost his life on the job at Port Castries on Thursday afternoon during container operations onboard the Geest Ship – “Baltic Klipper” says the death has left the entire family in shock. Simon Israel a cousin to the deceased says they had worked together the night before the incident. Simon Israel, the cousin of Wilson Joseph who lost his life tragically on Thursday Afternoon at Port Castries says he too has been working on the Port since the early 80’s and…

GOVERNMENT DEFENDS SPENDING ON CONSULTANTS

Castries Central MP and Minister with Responsibility for  External Affairs  Sarah Flood-Beaubrun  has fired back at criticism from  Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre who cited a big  increase in recurrent expenditure for foreign affairs. In her defense Ms. Flood-Beaubrun said Government  was forced to hire  consultants  to review reports that have been  sitting in the Ministry for ages without  any follow through on their recommendations Here’s Don Nicholas Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre pointed out that for the fiscal year 2017/2018 capital expenditure of 157 million fell 19 million dollars short of the estimates approved for the same year. In…