First published in the Mirror Newspaper – Friday October 31, 1997 – Students from schools island-wide have recently been exposed … Continue reading From the Archives of Judy C Deterville – Are Our Young People in Crisis?
I took a trip to the Castries Central Library and found the original posting as sent to The Voice Newspaper and The Star Newspaper. … Our countrymen and women have paid great homage to this land of ours. Many lives have been dedicated to this “Land of Beaches, Hills and Valleys, Fairest Isle of all the Earth!” Continue reading From The Archives of Judy C Deterville – A Toast to 21 Years of M&C Fine Arts
We lost The Honourable Sir Derek Walcott. We lost his childhood home which, in 2016, had been designated a national treasure and was part of a larger redevelopment and rehabilitation project. That got shot to hell. And to add insult to injury, the latest discussion involves the closure of the National Cultural Centre, or at least the movement of said National Cultural Centre away from its only home on Barnards’s Hill to an undisclosed location. Continue reading From The Archives of Judy C Deterville – I Went, I saw…
W.B. Yeats captures my thought beautifully in his poem – September 1913 – “What need you, being come to sense, but fumble in a greasy till and add halfpence to the pence and prayer to shivering prayer, until you have dried the marrow to the bone?” Continue reading From The Archives of Judy C Deterville – The Value of Life
In 2016, Saint Lucia put on what some might describe as an incredible Saint Lucia Jazz event, in commemoration of 25 years of the festival, which by then had been re-branded as the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. George Benson, Kool and the Gang, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and Kazzav were among the head-liners. Continue reading From the Archives of Judy C Deterville – Ants at Jazz
I thought I was enlightened, and artistic. I thought I loved the arts because I had attended a couple of performances, and I had dared to write what I thought were reviews. Now that I look back, I realise that the joke has been on me. Continue reading From the Archives of Judy C Deterville: The Good and The Evil
Once in your life, you may have come across the saying that: “it is through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage that we move into better things.” Continue reading From the Archives of Judy C Deterville: Yuletide Choir Comes of Age