jeudi 24 septembre 2009

St Lucia - Castries SLAM poetry at Kimlan's

hope it will be a regular meeting ! I like the poster for sure...

mardi 22 septembre 2009

Save the pitons !! Sauvons les Pitons !

I just create a blog to advocate for the Pitons in St Lucia.
Saint Lucia National Trust members (I am one) decide to take action regarding the UNESCO letter evocating a possible deletion of the Pitons area from the list of Natural Unesco World Heritage site.

So we trying to wake up all the citizens in order to have the Government to do something urgently.

Part of this campaign,

please visit and pass the petition to a maximum of people.


Voici le blog que j'ai crée à la suite d'une réunion des membres du St Lucia National Trust, qui ont décidé d'une campagne pour sauver l'inscription des pitons au classement Unesco des sites naturels patrimoine mondial.

Nous essayons de réveiller les citoyens et de faire pression sur le gouvernement pour que quelque chose soit fait urgement pour protéger le site.

faites passer la pétition et visiter le blog avec toutes les actions:


armelle chatelier

dimanche 20 septembre 2009

Man Better Man play in St Lucia

CAMDU & SPAC (student performing arts company)present Errol Hill's Man Better Man

Sunday 20th September, 2009 at 4.30 pm
& Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 23rd, 24th, 25th September at 12.30 pm

at the National Cultural Centre

Tickets $10 adults, $5 children

contact: kathrine Atkinson

un nouveau ferry entre Guadeloupe et Dominica

Officially inaugurated on the 25th july of 2009 in Portsmouth (North of Dominica), Carribean spirit launches its fast ferry service Dominica to Pointe-à-Pitre – Guadeloupe, via Grand Bourg – Marie Galante.

The new fast ferry service is operated by the newly renovated fast catamaran vessel ‘SPIRIT I’ of the Compagnie Maritime de la Caraïbe (CMC), owned by the LORET Group, which constitutes the largest conglomerate of private companies headquartered in Guadeloupe.

SPIRIT I (ex-Acacia, which was taken over by CMC from BRUDEY & Frères last year) has been completely renovated -both inside and outside- to enhance passengers’ comfort and to meet the stringent security requirements for maritime services as imposed by the European Union.

SPIRIT I, constructed in 1993 in Sweden, has been fitted with two engines of 1960 KW, speed about 30 Knots, with a length of 136 feet and a width of 36 feet, offering a capacity of 350 passengers and 6 crew, i.e. 356 persons in total.


SPIRIT I will be connecting the north of Dominica with the capital of Marie-Galante and the main port of Guadeloupe four times a week (of which one non-stop service a week to Guadeloupe) on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, until the end of August 2009, after which a bi-weekly service has been planned during low season.

Rates are competitively priced from US$ 79 return per adult, roundtrip fare, incl. VAT (for frequent travelers).

vendredi 11 septembre 2009

Kweyol classes in St Lucia


The Folk Research Centre is offering classes in Kwéyòl literacy and in Learning to speak Kwéyòl at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College from 5pm - 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will be delivered by trained, qualified tutors and is organized by the Kwéyòl Language Committee of the FRC.

Kwéyòl classes will commence on Sept 22nd to end on October 22nd and Dec.11th 2009. Morning classes are also available on Wednesdays & Fridays.

Interested persons are asked to complete registration forms which will be available from the Central Library, the Folk Research centre, the Morne Library, and all Gov’t Ministries. Please return completed registration forms to the Folk Research Centre, the Central library and the Morne Library by Wed, Sept 16th, at the latest.

For further information please call the Folk Research Centre at 452 2279 or 453 1477.

samedi 5 septembre 2009

Ferry service soon for five Southern Caribbean destinations

with L'Express des Iles, it will be a perfect complement ! we will travel from South to North of the eastern Caribbean !!
very welcome.

Ferry service soon to be a choice for five Southern Caribbean destinations

By Linda Straker, eTN Staff Writer | Aug 19, 2009
ST. GEORGE’S , Grenada -

Five destinations in the southern Caribbean will soon enjoy an inter-island passenger ferry service that will cost almost one-third of the amount it cost to travel to the islands by air.
As of October 01, 2009, the service will be offered to residents of Barbados , St. Vincent , St. Lucia , Trinidad and Grenada . Owned and operated by BEDY Ocean Lines in Grenada the service will officially be launched on October 1, but will make its maiden voyage departing from each of the destinations on October 20, 2009.

Costing between US$120 and US$140 and already inclusive of relevant government taxes associated with inter-island travel.
The duration of a trip from each country will range between one and half hours to three and half hours. BEDY Ocean Lines CEO Benjamin Ross said.
The company had originally planned to launch the service in July, but had to delay the service to facilitate a second ferry. This has resulted in one ferry making St. Vincent its home and will service the St. Vincent to Barbados and St. Lucia routes, while the second ferry will be based in Grenada and will service the Grenada to Trinidad and Barbados route.

The seating capacity per boat will be 260 and 300, respectively. The company hopes that very soon into the operation, other neighboring countries will be added.
Speaking about safety, Ross said that the vessels, with American and Caribbean crew, would contain a radio system to communicate with the nearest port and immigration at each destination.

There will also be certain rules and regulations in place for passengers' safety.
Speaking about the baggage and ticketing system, Ross said the free baggage allowance would be two pieces at a maximum of 60 pounds, plus a carry-on. Tickets will be valid for a maximum of 60 days will be non-refundable and passengers would be allowed to change their reservations up to three hours before a scheduled departure.

Promising to provide patrons with a fast, reliable, comfortable, safe and extremely cheap way to travel, the ferry services come at a time when the traveling public has been negatively affected by high airline rates and baggage restrictions.
“This ferry will be offering daily service to the islands mentioned and management is confident that customers will have a perfect way of reuniting with families and friends while business persons will now have a reliable mode of travel,” the company said in a statement.

Call for Papers for New Book

The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean - Call for Papers for New Book

House of Nehesi Publishers, based in Philipsburg, St. Martin, invites contributions (articles, essays, speeches) for the upcoming book, The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean (working title).
The submission deadline is November 1, 2009 and the estimated publication date is February 2010.

Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, the book will explore the state of independence movements in the remaining colonies in the Caribbean region. The position paper should include a brief background of the history of independence-related ideas and activities within the specific territory or territories, with a focus on approaches, challenges, comparisons, and stages of progress.

Articles must be unpublished and should be a minimum of 10 pages and maximum of 16 pages. All submissions must be in English (submissions in Dutch, French, Kwéyòl, Papiamentu, or Spanish must be accompanied by the English translation for publication). Authors will retain copyright to their paper upon publication and will receive 10 complimentary copies of the book.

For more information, contact
House of Nehesi Publishers,
P.O. Box 460,
Philipsburg, St. Martin
or by e-mail at,, or

vendredi 4 septembre 2009

back to work

Hi everyone,

after a long holiday from publishing, everybody is back to work... St Lucia has a lot happeining these days in term of ICT and Culture. I am part of the 2 new associations in these sectors an will give you regular update.