Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott went to his final resting place amid unwavering praise and admiration of his talent, influence and work yesterday, as mourners bade farewell during the funeral service at the Minor Basilica Cathedral in Castries, Saint Lucia. The packed church accommodated the mourners who would have been absent from the private service held for him by family members on Friday.
"If you want to build a causeway, link Taiwan to China!" ~ Sir Julian Hunte By Melanius Alphonse Not long after the general elections, it become clear, at least from my realism, what would become of an Allen Chastanet-led administration the hidden consequences of change. Recently, the state of affairs has come full circle, with similarities between the Dolphin Park , citizenship by investment , the "Pearl of the Caribbean" project by Desert Star Holdings Limited , which reverts to re-enslavement , the conversion from landlords to tenants and absolute rule in our country by "nefarious merchants".
The OECS Commission has embarked on a major initiative aimed at establishing a significantly improved and harmonised building code for the OECS sub-region. The building code initiative is part of iLand Resilience - The Commission's Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Land Management Project funded by the European Union.
By Melanius Alphonse Ever since June 6, 2016, there has been chaos, surprise and disruption, including subverting the constitution, political and economic atrocity, foreign-policy derailment, frail nation security and public health, paralyzing Saint Lucia. English historian, Lord John Acton , known for his famous remark: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," appropriately describes Prime Minister Chastanet's mode of governance narcissistic, arrogant and reckless.
Derek Walcott at the VIII Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua, February 2012. Photo by Stanislav Lvovsky, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, the titan who planted Caribbean poetry deep into our global literary consciousness, died at his Saint Lucia home on March 17. Walcott was 87. The Bocas Lit Fest, the largest literary festival in the Anglophone Caribbean, tried to capture Walcott's enduring legacy in this official statement: "Walcott has been an overwhelming presence for three generations of Caribbean writers, and his influence is manifold.
On behalf of the Caribbean Community , I wish to express profound sympathy on the passing of internationally acclaimed Caribbean poet and playwright, Saint Lucian born, Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, OCC. Sir Derek, a prolific and accomplished writer who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, has left a void in the tapestry of Caribbean literature and theatre, after more than seven decades of producing inspiring literary works in essays, poetry and plays.
Derek Walcott has died at his home in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia at the age of 87. A prolific and versatile poet, Walcott was widely respected as one of the greatest writers of the second half of the 20th century. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia," read a statement his family released later in the morning.
Poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who earned a 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature and worked with Paul Simon on the short-lived Broadway musical The Capeman , died today in St. Lucia at age 87. Walcott was born and grew up in Castries, Saint Lucia with a twin brother, future playwright Roderick Walcott, and his sister, Pamela Walcott. His mother was a teacher and his father was a painter who wrote poetry and died at 31 from mastoiditis while his wife was pregnant with Derek and Roderick.
By Melanius Alphonse There isn't much elevate the Allen Chastanet-led administration's credibility in claiming that " Government wasn't minded to do a compulsory land acquisition to facilitate the project" a $37 million investment, by US-based firm WindTex Energy, for a 12MW wind farm in Anse Cannot, Dennery, that commenced in 2015. Melanius Alphonse is a management and development consultant, a long-standing senior correspondent and a contributing columnist to Caribbean News Now.