FIRST ANNUAL GEORGE ODLUM MEMORIAL LECTURE
The PM has sold everyone down the river – the police, the general public, victims of crime, both local and overseas. In the years since reelection what improvements have been made towards reducing the crime in SLU? Police have not been supported; what incentive is there for them to attempt to solve crimes as the infrastructure is not there to progress cases? The forensic lab should be an embarrassment to ministers, the courts are woefully handicapped by lack of resources, Bordelais is over full and yet we are no nearer reaching justice.Speaking of the Lab – what is the latest on that? Perhaps it would be worth considering pumping funds into the whole justice system instead of using money to redefine boundaries.Seems no one in power cares. What about the human rights of those affected by crime?
The prime minister needs to take a step backward. St Lucia needs a new Prime minister right now. What are you people doing about that? Get to work guys. Open your eyes.
Undoubtedly, the current home affairs minister is not fit for purpose; he comes over as arrogant and conceited with an air of contempt for the citizens of St. Lucia. His presence in government is an insult to the people of this country. Sadly, I don’t trust or believe any utterances from his mouth. Moreover I don’t think he actually wants or likes the job. It is the prime minister who is keeping him in place.
Let me be the first to start the ‘La Corb must go’ campaign; you can be second Rick.
– Edgiest Harrison
I feel very sorry for the author, but his argument is like carrying water in a plain bamboo fish basket. To suggest that an infinite God cannot create something that is finite is absolute rubbish. For example: the same infinite God plans at some point in time to destroy this finite earth and rebuild it again. Why? Because, as you mentioned, everything requires a cause. In this case God has to finally and totally destroy evil on Earth. Secondly what proof is there that the universe, though, is finite in time, space (either or both)? The scientists do not even have consensus. And as to its origin (if it’s finite), they seem to be making a case for intelligent design. That is, someone (or thing to suit your atheism) created the universe in accordance with a specific plan. But really like you said in the first line, you can’t understand. In your finite thinking mine (and no acknowledgement of God) and do not really expect you to.
I always wonder whether these people spend as much time on ensuring the protection of our natural environment, on the economy and education system, as they do trying to bring children into the world. Many
The family of the late George Odlum and The George Odlum Memorial Celebration Committee wish to announce the first annual lecture for former St. Lucian politician and minister of government, George Odlum, to be held at the CDF Conference Room (National Cultural Centre) on Tuesday, September 29th at 6.00 p.m. at Barnard Hill, Castries.
The initial lecture will be delivered by Mr. Earl Huntley, retired St. Lucian diplomat and currently an international relations and media consultant with extensive experience in both fields.
The title of Mr. Huntley’s of us want children but put very little effort in ensuring they are brought into a safe and equitable society.
– Maria Fontenelle, Communications/Advocacy,
United and Strong Inc.
lecture is: “Small States Diplomacy in Time of Worldwide Economic Scarcity”.
Mr. Earl Huntley has a background of approximately 30 years working in Diplomacy and International Relations at senior level positions, including Permanent Secretary of Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saint Lucia’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to the Caribbean and, lately, Director of CARICOM Representation Office in Haiti.
Coordinator of the lecture series, Jerry George, says, “The first lecture will touch only on one area of Odlum’s life, but A little too late for me as while I still might be able to conceive, my attitude towards childrearing has flipped. However, this is much better, I am hoping, than just having people undergo a myriad of costly exams and consultations.
an area where he did well in the service of the people of Saint Lucia - Diplomacy.” George added that lectures in future years will look also at other aspects of Odlum’s contributions, especially in the arts and in sports.
The lecture is open to the public. There will also be church services in remembrance of George Odlum at 6.00 p.m. Monday, September 28th, 2015 at the St. Joseph the Worker RC Church, Gros-Islet, and at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Castries.
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