Photo of the Day

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POTD - 28 feb 2013Ray Hardy may not have been born here in St. Lucia, but over the years he has made his home here in the Helen of the West. And Saint Lucia is lucky to have him, as he is one of the best wedding photographers on the island. Scratch that – he is one of the best photographers period. He is best known, however, for capturing creative, quirky shots which always bring out the personality of his subject, and he will go to any length to get the right shot, as this photo proves! Check out his commercial site at Karay Media Productions, where he can help you with wedding planning from start to finish. Tell him Island Scene 758 sent you!

St. Lucia’s Poetry Thursday!

photo credit: Headphunk

photo credit: Headphunk

Saint Lucia poetry lovers, Thursday night is your night! This very evening TWO poetry events are vying for our attention – it’s the Grand Slam of Poetry in St. Lucia tonight!

Each and every Thursday, K’s Lounge on Jeremie Street Castries plays host to Pomn Damou KreationsPoetry Slam. The slam is free to patrons while poets pay $5 to enter, and everything gets going at 8 p.m.

And at 7:30 pm on the last Thursday of (mostly) every month, Headphunk hosts its monthly Open Mic Poetry night. This month’s event is titled Headphunk – Untamed, and this time the mic is closed – it’s a competition for the best interpretation of “Independence”. Up for grabs is a Galaxy Tab, so you know the competition will be fierce. Headphunk Untamed takes place on the side lawn of Samaans Park, Choc. Unfortunately entries are already closed, but there will be much entertainment to be had in supporting great Saint Lucian poetry. Island Scene 758 will see y’all there!

Fish & Chips tonight at Starfish – only $24!

We all know that frying makes everything taste better, and there are few things as delicious as an order of piping hot fish and chips wrapped up in a sheet of newspaper – call that George. Even more delicious is the price – only $24 (Hope that’s including VAT!) at Starfish Deli in the Rodney Bay Marina. To top it off, if you get there early, you can either race J24s around the Marina, or watch and laugh at the folks who do. Follow Starfish on Facebook to stay up to date. We’re certainly ready to decimate their malt vinegar supply, are you?

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2013 Independence Games – Schedule for Thursday 28 February (Day 3)

The qualifying rounds of the 2013 Independence Games continue today with two events. Each starts at 6 pm TODAY. Registration costs $5 per player and can be done before the qualifiers begin.

Today’s qualifiers:

  • Vieux Fort MultiPurpose Court: 5-A-Side 4-on-4 Netball Tournament (1st qualifier)
  • Laborie MultiPurpose Court, 5-A-Side 4-on-4 Football Tournament (2nd qualifier)

Best of luck to all participants!

Sports Development in St. Lucia gets another boost!

Jason Roberts

This morning, Caribbean News Now reports that the charity foundation of Reading striker Jason Roberts has teamed up with local sporting organisation Sacred Sports Foundation to collaborate on several sport development initiatives. Chairman of Sacred Sports Foundation Delroy Alexander says:

“The Jason Roberts Foundation has been a leader in sports development programmes and working with the Diaspora in the UK to help develop Caribbean youth. This is a natural alliance for us and comes in a year when we will be making several gains, including the launch of Sport in Black & White our first annual international sports conference and youth forum taking place in Saint Lucia June 10-23.”

Read the full story here.

Photo of the Day

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POTD - 27 Feb 2013Saint Lucia is full of both great old buildings and super talented photographers. Today’s photo of the day is the intersection of local ‘architecture’ and local fine art photography. Daniel Marcion is the creative genius behind Belle Portwe, a local photography studio that has gained a solid reputation for creative and professional work.You can purchase prints of Daniel’s work at his online gallery. Go say hi to him on Facebook and tell him Island Scene sent you!

Carnival Queen 2013 Auditions – Sign up today!

Janelle Desire, 2012 Carnival Queen. Photo credit: luciancarnival.com

Are you a tall, leggy beauty with a bubbly personality? Do you have a great talent and can WORK a Carnival Costume? If this description is of you or someone you know, you might be interested to know that auditions for Carnival Queen 2013 are right around the corner! Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013 – THIS FRIDAY! Visit the committee’s Facebook page to request an application form, and stay tuned to Island Scene for more details!

SPLAT – Colours of War. March 8, 2013. Register today!

Does the idea of guerrilla warfare in a tropical island setting appeal to you? If it does, you should definitely check out Paintball St. Lucia’s SPLAT. Cost is EC$ 70 per person, and that gets you a SPLAT pack, complimentary water and energy drinks throughout the event, basic paintball gear (facemask, chest protector, paintball marker and 100 paintballs). Shout them on Facebook or Twitter for full details.