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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Kendra’s Christmas – The Gift of Science

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Kendra’s Christmas – The Gift of Science

December 27, 2015 | Comments: 8

A shocking experience at the tender age of 6 threatened devastating consequences. (Scroll down to listen to the eye-opening interview). Instead, her “electrical ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Herod’s Christmas

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Herod’s Christmas

December 20, 2015 | Comments: 16

We cannot tell the exact date Jesus was born. Therefore, we should not be celebrating Christmas, some say. Herod believed in Christmas – very much so. And to this ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Suicide Prevention

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Suicide Prevention

December 13, 2015 | Comments: 11

“Erika have maleh eh pal!… everything wrong in Dominica they blaming it on her.” The Nature Isle’s sharp spike in suicides is disconcerting indeed. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Yampere Woti is good for…?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Yampere Woti is good for…?

December 7, 2015 | Comments: 8

“Just doh make them cut my foot. If they cut my foot I will…!” Unfortunately, we live in an age where the usual diet places us all at risk of developing ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Baroness Scotland, Our Caribbean Glory

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Baroness Scotland, Our Caribbean Glory

November 29, 2015 | Comments: 29

Congratulations to Prime Minister Skerrit for his confidence in Baroness Patricia Scotland. Some say the new Commonwealth Secretary General only prevailed because ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Favourite Song, Last Chance

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Favourite Song, Last Chance

November 22, 2015 | Comments: 4

Those of us passionate about health promotion keep singing our same favourite song. Some join the chorus and act upon the recommendations. Many do not. Bataclan ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Forget Remembrance Day

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Forget Remembrance Day

November 16, 2015 | Comments: 9

It was supposed to be the War to end all wars. Well…did it? This weekend’s carnage in Paris is a stark reminder that mankind has much more dangerous and pressing ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Music Lovers Dream

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Music Lovers Dream

November 4, 2015 | Comments: 12

The spark in retired Bandmaster Hesketh Casimir’s eyes was amazingly sharp – without glasses! And his wit was even sharper at his 97th birthday bash last Friday ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creole Festival fatal folly

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Creole Festival fatal folly

October 26, 2015 | Comments: 18

Independence 2015 is a time for reflection. We reflect on the passing hardships from Tropical Storm Erika as well as the lasting effects of a spectacular debacle in ...

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Stay Well and Sparkle – Firing Blank Shots

Stay Well and Sparkle – Firing Blank Shots

October 12, 2015 | Comments: 18

“Women nowadays only want to make one or two children for you!” lamented a local man. “Wait a while…!” I said to myself as the words finally registered. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Do Some Die Before Their Time?

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Do Some Die Before Their Time?

October 4, 2015 | Comments: 69

Can we avoid medical disasters? Some say, “Jump high, jump low; when you die, it was your time to go.” Others declare that “some deaths are preventable and we ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne Assists Coulibistrie, thanks to Cadets

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne Assists Coulibistrie, thanks to Cadets

September 6, 2015 | Comments: 11

 How many grandparents did you know? One or two? The lucky ones have three or four doting on them. But do you know anyone who lost four in one stroke – along ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne, OMG!

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Petite Savanne, OMG!

August 30, 2015 | Comments: 10

A heavy pall of grief hung over the island as news filtered out of the true scope of the unimaginable tragedy. For Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, it was ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE- Breadfruit’s better Bounty

STAY WELL & SPARKLE- Breadfruit’s better Bounty

August 23, 2015 | Comments: 15

The Jamaica Observer scooped news of Marcus Garvey’s son donating to Dominica hundreds of fast growing, high yield breadfruit plants. This landmark gift may well ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Dare

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – The Dare

August 16, 2015 | Comments: 11

What did you do over your summer vacation? Hopefully, reading a book factored in that equation. Mothers who read to their babies while still in the womb, birth ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: The role of LIME in tourism development in Dominica

BUSINESS & LIFE: The role of LIME in tourism development in Dominica

August 11, 2015 | Comments: 2

This week, I present the winning essay by Rene Williams from the 8th VF Inc.’s Summer Youth Series held from July 27 – August 1, 2015, sponsored by LIME ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Will COMFORT Keep Dominicans Healthy? 

STAY WELL & SPARKLE  –  Will COMFORT Keep Dominicans Healthy? 

August 9, 2015 | Comments: 23

He got there at 4:00 am – First in line. My patient Fitzroy said he was one of the first to have surgery: excision of a large growing flesh on the neck. This ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Pearl of St. Lucia

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: The Pearl of St. Lucia

August 3, 2015 | Comments: 8

She is head of state. Her life of public service commands respect and serves as an unquestioned unifying force. Ushered into the opulent stateroom, I expressed ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Littlest Cadet

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Littlest Cadet

July 21, 2015 | Comments: 7

Ludovic may be the littlest cadet loving it in St. Lucia. But don’t worry about the others troubling him – his daddy is Camp Commander. In fact, Capt. ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Castries Cadet Camp Bulletin #1

STAY WELL & SPARKLE – Castries Cadet Camp Bulletin #1

July 19, 2015 | Comments: 14

She’s full of faith, she’s firm, she’s fast – just how fast, we’ll see in a minute. Portsmouth Midshipman Felicia Phyllis Williams ...

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BUSINESS & LIFE: Positive Thinking Today…A Brighter Destiny Tomorrow

BUSINESS & LIFE: Positive Thinking Today…A Brighter Destiny Tomorrow

July 14, 2015 | Comments: 3

I delivered the Feature Address at the Convent Prep’s 2015 Graduation of the Grade 6 students, one day after the results of the G-Sat Exams on July 1 on the above ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Torn Earlobes Tears To…

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Torn Earlobes Tears To…

July 5, 2015 | Comments: 12

 …shouts of “What boy! I didn’t know it was easy like that!” They are the happiest patients. Period. And for good reason; before that, they had resigned ...

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