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REMNANTS OF COLONIALISM

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At a Press conference last month, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles conceded that governments around the region have given the appearance of preferring outside consultants over their own. Now while Sir Hilary says this perception of “outside being better” is slowly fading away, one man says this is pervasive- and get this- within the judiciary. Everisitus Jn. Marie, a former Commissioner of the Regional Judicial, and Legal Services Commission of the Caribbean Court of Justice, charges that we in the Caribbean have no faith in our people. In the wake of a failed referenda in Grenada and Antigua, Jn. Marie told Miguel Fevrier that the vestiges of our colonial past still remain.

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Health Minister speaks on alleged wrongful quarantine detention of Canaries woman

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A Canaries woman who says she was wrongfully detained at a quarantine centre for allegedly breaching protocol has been sent home after a 7 day hunger strike. Saint Lucia’s Health Minister meanwhile implores the media to get the facts.

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Labour Department concerned of selection of Canadian Farm Workers

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Saint Lucia Labour Minister Stephenson King has expressed concern over saint Lucian Seasonal Farm Workers who have absconded in Canada. The farm workers program currently under review by the Labour department to discuss further opportunities for persons interested in the program.

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Five Saint Lucia nationals rescued at sea after encounting engine troubles to Saint lucia

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Five Saint Lucian nationals were rescued west off Martinique after a harrowing ordeal at sea. The men, including two captains and the grandson of the island’s National Security minister are co-operating with the French authorities.

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