Seasons Greetings to all!

We do hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that joy follows you all the way through to the New Year! Our team at The STAR are still here to keep you conveniently informed this holiday season with another edition of The Star Weekly Digest!

In this week's digest you can read on everything from the Caribbean's role in China-Taiwan geopolitics to Saint Lucia's Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy's pending farewell. Last weekend The STAR also featured a special Christmas supplement with local and international Christmas tales and traditions! 

Did you miss the weekend's edition of The STAR Businessweek, our new business supplement? View the digital version here free of charge!

That's all for this week. As always, thank you for supporting quality journalism and our mission of Bringing The Truth To Light! 

Happy New Year!

- The STAR Newspaper Editorial Team

MAKING A REAL CONNECTION: | The St. Lucia STAR
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MAKING A REAL CONNECTION: | The St. Lucia STAR

As with every holiday season, the end of 2017 will see many people across the Caribbean shopping - to mark the holidays and to share goods with family and friends.

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Caribbean to be an epicentre of China-Taiwan Geopolitics in 2018 | The St. Lucia STAR
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Caribbean to be an epicentre of China-Taiwan Geopolitics in 2018 | The St. Lucia STAR

When considering the state of great power relations within the Caribbean in 2017, it can sound familiar: Washington intent on maintaining its strategic influence ...

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Can Pierre Get That Monkey Off His Back in 2018? | The St. Lucia STAR
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Can Pierre Get That Monkey Off His Back in 2018? | The St. Lucia STAR

Quoth the dearly departed legendary writer and contrarian Christopher Hitchens in a 2002 essay for Slate, entitled Machiavelli in Mesopotamia: “Saddam Hussein is a bad guy’s bad guy.

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Dame Pearlette Bids Farewell | The St. Lucia STAR
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Dame Pearlette Bids Farewell | The St. Lucia STAR

In the minds of many youngsters the title “dame” may be registered as the first name of Dame Pearlette Louisy because, as she indicated for many of us she is the only Governor ...

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Do Public Service Regulations Hamper Good Governance? | The St. Lucia STAR
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Do Public Service Regulations Hamper Good Governance? | The St. Lucia STAR

Transparency and accountability.” That was the clarion call of the Kenny Anthony-led Labour Party in the run-up to the 1997 general election.

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Why Have Our Racist Politicians Not Been Charged Under The Public Order Act? | The St. Luc
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Why Have Our Racist Politicians Not Been Charged Under The Public Order Act? | The St. Luc

Free expression on this Rock of Sages evidently is only as free as our politicians say it is—and who has the right to it!

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Traditional St Lucian Christmas | The St. Lucia STAR
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Traditional St Lucian Christmas | The St. Lucia STAR

Some might argue that towering trees adorned in tinsel and ornaments, with a shiny star on the top are not St Lucian Christmas culture. Neither are dainty Christmas lights on every house and major business...

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