A la veille de la commémoration du 37è anniversaire de son indépendance le 22 février 2016, l'île de Saint-Lucie, par le biais de son gouvernement a officialisé la version en créole de l'hymne national (qui est en anglais et a été écrit par Fr Charles Besse) sous le titre Chanson Nasyonnal Sent-Lisi. Depuis plus de cinq ans, divers créolistes et responsables culturels, tels qu'Lindy-Ann Alexander et le pasteur Wusltan Charles travaillaient sur ce projet qui a finalement abouti le même jour que l'UNESCO a décrété "Journée Internationale de la langue maternelle". Cette date est totalement ignorée des autorités politiques martiniquaises, de quelque bord qu'elles soient, puisque le français est devenu la langue maternelle des Martiniquais, chose après tout normale puisque les ancêtres de ces derniers sont les Gaulois.
PRESS RELEASE – Cuba has been a strategic partner in the provision of healthcare in St. Lucia for more than 15 years, providing services in the areas of eye health, dialysis and biomedical services. In January Minister for Health Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Hon. Alvina Reynolds and Cuban Ambassador, Jorge Soberon signed another cooperation agreement strengthening the ties between Saint Lucia and Cuba.
The Conservation and Management of the Endemic Fer-de-Lance is vital to Saint Lucia. The Saint Lucia National Trust in collaboration with the Forestry and Land Resources Department of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology will, this week, host training sessions promoting the safe handling of the Fer-de-Lance.
DOCTORS at the Victoria Hospital (VH) are calling on the public particularly young men and women to desist from a dangerous practice which is literally killing them but not before making them “respiratory cripples.” Medical Director at Victoria Hospital, Dr. Lisa Charles said over the past 10 years she has seen an epidemic emerging with an increased number of young patients suffering with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD
A St. Lucian living in South Africa has launched her collection of black dolls for Christmas. International model Mala Bryan’s “Malaville” is a collection of fashionable dolls that evolved from the “dolly world” she created for her Instagram page. International Model, Mala Bryan. Bryan, 33, revealed her collection of black dolls via her social media sites in November 2015. The dolls have since gone viral and has become very popular on social media.
Chastanet’s re-election was by acclamation at the annual National Convention of the UWP on Sunday, (Nov.15) at the Gros-Islet Secondary School. This is Chastanet’s third re-election. He has been political leader of the UWP since 2013. The political leader secured 280 votes, while Sarah Flood Beaubrun secured a mere 55 votes. Dr. Gale Rigobert, the current opposition leader, was re-elected deputy political leader.
Never mind the posthumous praise heaped on the departed Justice Suzie d’Auvergne and the ostentatious congratulations offered her surviving team, it seems the report they submitted fell far short of the official expectation—at any rate, judging by the televised House review of the submitted proposals for constitutional reform. By official account, on 17 February 2004, parliament “unanimously” authorized the establishment of a Constitutional Reform Commission “to examine and to report in writing the commission’s opinions and recommendations for possible reform of this country’s constitution. (My emphasis)
An individual who describes herself as a disappointed tourist, claims to have written to Tourism Minister, Lorne Theophilus, complaining about the state of this country’s tourism. “ I have been to St Lucia over 3 times now as I have family there, and I must tell you how disappointed I am at the state of your beaches & lack of facilities. As well as the state of Castries,” the writer, who identifies as Anita Samuel said. The writer raised questions about the absence of public washrooms, showers and lifeguards at public beaches.
Last year more than three thousand persons from Martinique alone converged on Saint Lucia for the first ever Mercury Beach event at Pigeon Island. The event had been a staple in Martinique for more than ten years, however last year organizers decided to pursue a new venue outside of the French department with the assistance of Saint Lucia’s Maritime Consultant Cuthbert Didier. With very little institutional or private sector sponsorship, the event was an instant success. It was estimated that over the four day period when the French visitors were here more than two million dollars was injected into the local economy. This was achieved through hotel accommodations, taxis, shopping, docking fees, fuel and other expenses incurred by the visitors.
It is hard for me to visit Government House and not feel shackled, physically if not also mentally, by what we often refer to as our colonial past, although by all appearances it remains our present. Government House, although immaculately redecorated with much input, I am told, by Dame Pearlette Louisy herself, nevertheless suggests plantation sweat.
Un rapport d'experts atteste qu'il ne resterait plus que 18 serpents de l'espèce Liophis ornatus. Cette petite couleuvre, la plus rare au monde, survit sur un petit îlot, non loin de Sainte-Lucie, dans les Antilles. Un havre de paix, loin de sa plus grande menace : la mangouste.