Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

10th Heineken Green Synergy is On!


The tenth edition of the popular Heineken Green Synergy DJ competition will begin to unfold from this weekend. For the past nine years this event has been the most anticipated summer long activity here and this year is expected to be no different. At a press launch on Wednesday, Gaius Harry Heineken brand manager said that over the years Heineken Green Synergy has grown and evolved and has also stamped its name as a recognized brand on the entertainment landscape of Saint Lucia. “And this we owe to the fans and supporters of the event from all across the island who have been with us along this journey. We also recognize the support of the participating DJ’s, the press, our judges, host and other support staff and team members,” Harry commented.

Selector Twis 2012 Heineken Green Synergy Winner

Selector Twis 2012 Heineken Green Synergy Winner

“This year, for the tenth Anniversary of Heineken Green Synergy, we have refocused the competition to ensure that we select, not just a winner, but a crop of DJ’s who will be well trained and groomed in preparation for regional and international exposure,” the Heineken brand manager said Wednesday.

Heineken Green Synergy will again be a DJ competition open to residence of Saint Lucia 18 and over, both male and female from all across the island. However this year the event is also open to regional participants. Registration is free and interested DJ’s can register online, at WLBL outlets and at various radio stations and bars across the island.

“In the coming weeks the team at WLBL be inviting DJ’s to play at various Heineken Summer promotions across the island where we will select participants to move into the semi-final rounds,” Harry pointed out. “These semi-finalists will then have to go through the paces of workshops and seminars as we expect to bring out the highest quality of DJ’s in this tenth edition of Heineken Green Synergy. The DJ’s will also be posed with various challenges as part of their selection for the grand finals,” he went on to say.

Following the selection of the semi-finalists, which will be done between July 28 and August 10- there will be two semi-finals, one at Pigeon Island on August 11, the other on the Kaka Bef, Vieux Fort July 18. The Finals will be held at Fond D’or on Sunday August 25, 2013.

The format for Heineken Green Synergy 2013 will allow for the competing DJ’s to showcase their tricks and mixing skills and techniques with a lesser emphasis being placed on the clash this year which will be a separate component. DJ’s will be allowed to use the medium they are most comfortable with including turntables, Serato or Virtual DJ and will once again utilize a mic man as an added component to their set.

The Grand Prize winner; The Saint Lucia Heineken Green Synergy DJ Ambassador 2013 will receive Cash and product rewards and prizes as well as the opportunity to play at Heineken sponsored events all year long. The winner will also be a guest VIP DJ at the popular Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten.

The public launch of Heineken Green Synergy will kick off this Sunday July 28 at the popular Sabwisha beach in Vieux Fort with the expected Heineken Green Synergy fun and excitement. Past Green Synergy winners will also participate in the event. “We are anticipating the usual support from our fans, the DJ’s and the media as we get set to make Heineken Green Synergy 2013 the Tenth Anniversary Edition, the biggest and best yet,” Gaius Harry says.



Man dies after swimming


RSLPF LogoAbout 10:00am on Thursday 25 July 2013, Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station were summoned to the Sea View Beach in Gros Islet.

On arrival, they received information that 42 year old Oswald Maxius of Marie Therese Street, Gros Islet had gone swimming at the said beach when he encountered difficulties. He submerged into the sea and his body was washed ashore a short while later.

He was transported to the Gros Islet Poly Clinic via ambulance where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date to determine the cause of death.

Investigations into the matter continue.


Saint Lucia/Republic of Korea bridges cultural gaps

Mr. Sang Hoon Lee makes donation of Korean books to the Director of Central Library, Ms. Brenda Paul

Mr. Sang Hoon Lee makes donation of Korean books to the Director of Central Library, Ms. Brenda Paul

As Saint Lucia and the Republic of Korea advance their bilateral relations, the island was recently the recipient of a donation of books on Korean history and culture.

During a short presentation on Thursday 11th July 23, 2013 at the Ministry of External Affairs, the books were donated for use by the people of Saint Lucia and it is expected that this gesture will bridge the cultural and social gaps between the two countries.

Ms. Brenda Paul, Director of the Central Library conveyed gratitude on behalf of the users of the Central Library for the latest addition to their existing complement of books. Further, it is expected that the books will help the Saint Lucian public gain a better understanding about the history and culture of the Republic of Korea.

Mr. Sang Hoon Lee, Second Secretary from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Trinidad and Tobago expressed his delight to be part of this educational and cultural drive which seeks to draw two distant lands even closer.

A collection of these books were also donated to the Hunter J Francois Library of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

Prime Minister Attends Celebration in Cuba


On Friday, July 26, 2013, Heads of State and Government from around the world will gather in the Republic of Cuba, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel De Cespedes Garissons.

This national day is considered one of the most significant and historic observances in Cuba, as July 26, 1953, marked the start of the Cuban Revolution.

The 60th Anniversary celebration includes a cultural gala, an official wreath laying ceremony, as well as a tour to the Moncada Garrison, which is now a historic museum.

Moncada Garrison Cuba

Moncada Garrison Cuba

Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony will lead a four member delegation to Cuba for the observance. The delegation departs Saint Lucia on a Cuban aircraft on Thursday, July 25, 2013 and returns on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

The Saint Lucian delegation includes Hon. Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs; Mr. Darrel Montrope, Cabinet Secretary and Mrs. Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Hon. Philip J. Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, has been appointed to act as Prime Minister during the absence of Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony.