Cine-Kweyol at Alliance-Francaise de Saintte Lucie, presents on Wednesday October 31, 2012, Trinidadian Calypso Rose, Jocelyne Beroard from Martinique, Emeline Michel from Haiti, Stevy Mahy from Guadeloupe, the Franco-Benin Mina Agossi, Bahamian Diana Hamilton and Martha Galarraga from Cuba. These and other Amazons drawn from the several voices of the Caribbean belong to the vibrant heart of “Moi noire, feminin pluriel, portraits of Amazones” (My black female plural, portraits of Amazons), a musical documentary exploring the famous “Afro-Caribbean woman”.
The film examines women in all their diversity, women in the process of artistic creation, women as a symbol of African, European and Caribbean societies, female figures in the Caribbean feeding myths and mythologies.
From the 2010 edition of “Caribbean Vibrations Festival” called “Amazons”, the documentary directed by Michel Laurent, Pippin Champonnois in collaboration with Coline-Lee Toumson, invites the audience to catch the cultural and artistic impact of these women; their presence, their footstep and their voices.
The film will begin at 6:30 pm at The Pyramid, Pointe Seraphine.
Bio Coline-Lee Toumson
Martinico-Guadeloupean Coline Toumson-Lee is a historian by training who graduated in History of International Relationship applied to the Caribbean at “La Sorbonne”
Coline-Lee founded and ran for 7 years the Caribbean Vibrations Festival, a festival of Contemporary Arts in the Caribbean and the American continent, at the “Maison des Cultures du Monde” in Paris. She is currently Director of the “Centre Culturel de Rencontre – Domaine de Fonds Saint-Jacques”, a center for Arts and Culture of the Caribbean at Sainte-Marie in Martinique.
Police report a suspected suicide at Gros Islet. The body of St. Catherine Henville, 31 years old of George Street, Gros Islet was discovered by a family member at 2:00 am this morning. She was found in her yard.
More details will be forthcoming as investigations continue
(Castries, Saint Lucia, October 22, 2012) The National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) is continuing its efforts to reduce the level of unemployment on Saint Lucia.
Through established partnerships with private and public sector organizations, over 200 students between the ages of 16 and 25 can look forward to earning some much needed cash which will help with expenses upon their return to school in January.
“Our aim here is really to assist students defray some of the costs associated with going back to school. It’s an opportune time for employers as well, as they will need the extra help during the Christmas rush. We are asking therefore that the various companies who are seeking additional staff during this usually hectic period, register with us at the NICE Office so that we can provide them with the requisite personnel,” remarks Perry Thomas, Coordinator of the NICE Program. “We also see this as a chance for students to gain some work experience which they can add to their Résumé later on,” he adds.
The two-week Program will run from December 10th to 24th. Students can apply online at www.nicejobs.govt.lc/Christmas.
Since its official launch in June of this year, close to 2000 Saint Lucians are now engaged in gainful employment activities as a result of this multi-million dollar stimulus Program. NICE intends to increase that figure before the end of this fiscal year.
NICE operates out of the Office of the Prime Minister and can be contacted on email@example.com or 468 2177. Visit www.nicejobs.govt.lc for more information.
The Cultural Development Foundation is calling all interested persons who wish to participate in this year’s Lantern Making Workshops to register with us at Barnard Hill in Castries.Three workshops will be held at CDF to teach how to make colorful lanterns. The workshops will set the stage for the CDF Lantern Competition and the National Festival of Lights in December.
Preregistration is required to ensure participants will have access to materials to build lanterns at workshops. To sign up, visit us at Barnard Hill between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Lantern Competition will be at the end of the workshops, plus your lantern will be featured at the Festival of Lights Ceremony! The great thing about the classes is that afterwards you’ll have the skills to make lanterns for any event, like a birthday party, wedding, shower, BBQ or picnic.
The workshops, competition and festival are organised by the Cultural Development Foundation to educate and create understanding of our cultures and traditions.