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Man concerned about wife’s vagina

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Dear Willie: I’ve been with my wife for five years. Her virginia was very tight and out of nowhere it’s very open, not feeling the same. I tried not having sex for a week or two to see if I notice a difference, but it’s the same issue. It feels more open and wider. I’m so confused. I tried talking ...

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Woman eager to get out of relationship with married man

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Dear Willie: I’m in a relationship with a married man for the past six years and it’s really becoming stressful, and I’m tired and fed up. But every time I try to let go he just have a way of getting to me. And I need help because I really want it to stop. After all, he is not giving up ...

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Media man sleeping with my neighbour’s wife

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Dear Willie: Should I tell my neighbour that his wife is sleeping with a popular media man who comes over their house when he is not at home? I don’t talk to him and his wife, but I feel bad to know that he has been a good husband and this woman continues to cheat on him. Thanks Willie Dear ...

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He wants a serious relationship but has a baby on the way

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Dear Willie: I met this guy while I was single a few moths ago. We were friends at first then we began feeling a bit more intimate towards each other. He is very nice to my family, especially my mom whom he had a serious talk with concerning me. We spend most of our time together. On spending time with him ...

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Girl trying to break up relationship, and needs help

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Dear Willie: I am 19 years of age. I’m in love with this guy and we’ve been going out for seven months now. We are crazy for each other but the problem is that he has somebody else. Hes been with this girl for almost three years now. They got engaged last year and were supposed to get married last ...

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My GF’s best friend is a man; I don’t trust him

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Dear Willie: I am with this girl and she tells me her best friend is a man. The way she acts when she sees him, I just can’t get over it. I just can’t trust this best friend. Dear Sir: I don’t believe you should read too much into it. If they have never had a sexual relationship, then it ...

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COMMENTARY: Our abused children

Kendall Elva.

The children of any society must be nurtured in the right environment if they are to reach their full potential in life. They require an environment which addresses their vulnerabilities as new members of our society, while at the same time empowers them with the required values, knowledge and skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to the society. Sadly, ...

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‘Bomb’ deal in Bois D’Orange gone wrong

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Dear Willie: I have a complaint, not sure how best you can help me. A female friend (name removed) in my community of Bois D’ Orange wanted help with some bill payments. I told her she owes me money ($400) and only when she pays I can probably help her. She sounded desperate Willie, telling me she will do anything ...

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COMMENTARY: Working women

Felicia Browne.

A few weeks ago, a friend shared the good news of getting a new job. She was very excited by the idea of working with a high-end organization and making a good salary. As I congratulated her, I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that my friend would likely face economic inequities in women’s rights, inequities found throughout the ...

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Ex keeps popping up like popcorn

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Dear Willie: I broke up with my ex years ago after he hurt me badly, several times over several years. He cheated, lied, used me, told people horrible things about me, bragged to his friends about me in bed, treated me like crap, I could go on and on. Fast forward: I’m no longer hurt and have forgiven myself for ...

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Man left his girlfriend and child for me

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Dear Willie: I want to know if I did the right thing. I have been seeing this guy for over a year now. To be honest with you, I knew he had a girlfriend living with him and also that she was pregnant with their first child. That didn’t bother me at all. He used to come to sleep over sometimes, ...

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Jamaican man wanted me to eat Oreo and semen

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Dear Willie: I met this Jamaican man in Jamaica during vacation last year. He is a fun guy, single but FREAKY! Too freaky for me. I heard Jamaicans don’t ‘eat’ (conduct oral sex), and when he told me that he does not engage in such ‘dirtiness’, I figured the rumours were really true about them. However, one night he caught ...

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How do I make my clingy boyfriend relax?

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Dear Willie: I am 25 years old and took a chance on a guy two years younger than me. It is something that’s very new to me because I have never dated anyone around my age range. It’s usually someone who is over 5/10 years older. But this guy is so sweet and treats me like a queen and we ...

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Commentary: St Lucia’s budget verdict isn’t pretty

Melanius Alphonse

Two days of debate in the parliament of Saint Lucia led by prime minister and minister for finance Dr Kenny Anthony makes the 2015/2016 budget easy to critique, and no different to remember that there is a price to pay for living beyond affordable means. The figures and policy presented are indeed overcooked in a potpourri of ideological spin that ...

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Is St Lucia a human trafficking hub? (letter to the editor)

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Dear Sir:The Lambirds Academy, apparently used as a front to traffic persons from Nepal, the Philippines, India and other countries as students to undergo hospitality studies in St Lucia, gives the impression of a lukewarm affair. Over 70 so called students are stranded on the island and serving as witnesses in the courts of law and public opinion. Some of ...

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COMMENTARY: St Lucia’s Chinese checkers budget eclipses politics and fiscal accountability

Melanius Alphonse

Under the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government, fiscal accountability has always given way to pure political messaging. On April 29, prime minister and minister for finance Dr Kenny Anthony delivered the 2015/16 estimates of revenue and expenditure in the amount of EC$1.464 billion. What followed made history, with a question mark, when the House of Assembly in Saint Lucia ...

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All is not lost in the midst of downgrades (commentary)

Melanius Alphonse

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is under enormous scrutiny following Moody’s Investor Service downgrade of its bond rating and issuer rating to Baa2 from Baa1; changing the outlook to negative from stable. Added to that, Moody’s downgraded the long term local and foreign currency deposit ratings of First Citizens Bank Limited (FCBL) – 82.64% owned by the Republic, with ...

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COMMENTARY: Boys need help too

Felicia Browne.

The rehabilitation of young juveniles has remained  a serious developmental challenge  for many  Caribbean states. As part of the UN  millennium goals for youth development, many countries have adopted  various  approaches to reduce the levels of juvenile imprisonment within their  penal system. However,  in many societies like St. Lucia, economic and social justice issues have created developmental barriers for the ...

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Exploring IMPACS, time is going to tell ‘the facts’ and determine the results (commentary)

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In the current circumstance, it is not a matter of whether citizens hyperventilate over criminal activities and personal security matters, resulting from a series of inadequacies and governance failures in Saint Lucia. The picture is one that reflects a deep threat and ongoing deterioration that must be fixed with a more acute sense of urgency. Community advocates will argue the ...

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COMMENTARY: Lambirds Academy and human trafficking

Felicia Browne.

Education has played a fundamental role in the development of people in developed and underdeveloped countries. The recent debacle and subsequent debate following the Lambird’s Academy alleged fraudulent curriculum presentation indicates that there is a great number of students regionally and globally seeking vocational education and qualifications in one field of study or another. Hence, their exposure and vulnerability to ...

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“I thought my girl had a penis”

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Dear Willie: In my 11 years of having intercourse with the female sex I have never experienced anything like this. I have a very beautiful girlfriend. All my friends are envious of me. My issue is her extremely large clitoris turns me off. We started dating a few months ago and when we met, I was really turned on by ...

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Kenny Anthony’s new election masquerade (commentary)

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PRESS RELEASE – The proclamation by prime minister and minister for finance, Dr Kenny Anthony, that the 2015/16 budget will be a ‘remedial’ fiscal package, with new investment in construction is really bent on pulling the wool over somebody’s eyes. This is against the backdrop of no government policy implementation in an economy that is unstable, stagnant and facing runaway ...

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My brother’s wife is cheating, should I tell him?

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Dear Willie: I have a concern for my brother. I know his wife is having an affair. Should I tell him or allow him to find out for himself? I do not want to mess up anyone’s marriage. Willie, my brother took up this girl when she had nothing. She was a high school dropout with a daughter. He sent her ...

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She doesn’t like to wear panties

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Dear Willie: I am dating this girl who does not wear panties. I feel uncomfortable about it. I think respectable women wear underwear. Willie, I am not lying when I say she wears none! She wears none to work, and when we go out she wears nothing. I first caught glimpse on one of our first dates. My pen fell ...

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CDB projected growth is welcome relief for St Lucia (commentary)

Melanius Alphonse.

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) held its annual press conference on Wednesday in Barbados. The focus of the conference was a review of the economic performance of the region, particularly CDB’s borrowing member countries (BMCs) for 2014 and forecasts for 2015; and a review of the Bank’s performance and key developments in 2014. While Saint Lucia celebrates its 36th year ...

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Drama from start to finish

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Dear Willie: I am a 21-year-old mother of two. I just left a relationship with my daughter’s father who is married, but about two months ago I thought that it was time for me to stop chasing away men and iIaccepted this man into my life. Willie, he is a nice guy, but there is a problem. As usual, things started ...

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Is he up to no good?

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Dear Willie: I am  a mature young woman who is trying to make a way for herself in this hard world we are living in. I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost two years. He was with some other chick for three years or so. Everything seemed great at first until I started seeing clothes that don’t belong to me at ...

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DJ not giving girlfriend enough attention

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Dear Willie: I am in a relationship with my boyfriend for five years now and I am totally in love with him. The situation is that we don’t go anywhere (sigh). Every time I ask to go out he is always too busy DJing. It’s like I have to compete with the whole DJ thing. I don’t want him to ...

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St. Lucian boyfriend dumps me, but owes me money

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Dear Willie: I met my St. Lucian man online four months ago and I fell in love with him immediately. I live in the UK and he claims that he lives in the UK but he is on business, trying to build a house in St. Lucia. Me and my man made a lot of plans for the future. We ...

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Coworker caught “bursting nut” at his desk

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Dear Willie: Two weeks ago I forgot something at the office about two hours after leaving work. I went back to the office knowing that one of my coworkers would be at work. When I went there, the gate was opened but there was no lights in the office area, so I walked slowly to the door and peeped through ...

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“They have the man and I have the ring”

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Dear Willie: I have been married to my husband for the past seven and a half years. I love this man with all I got, but only one thing that keeps hurting me is, he never puts his wedding ring on and when he talks to women, and they ask him if his married, his reply is no. They add me ...

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Fat boyfriend too heavy for sex

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Dear Willie: My boyfriend has gotten so fat that sex with him is hard work. I am afraid he will crush me one day. I have told him that he has to lose weight because he is too big and heavy but he refuses to diet or exercise. I go running three days a week and have asked him to join ...

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Should I pay for my mistakes every single day?

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Dear Willie: I have been with my girlfriend for about six years. During that time I have made a few mistakes. I have never cheated but I am the type of guy who owns up to his mistakes. It’s not a case where I have been physically abusive towards her. The relationship has been rocky. She always complains that I am ...

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