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We visit the new “Our Planet Centre”!

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


The main floor

The future is here now at La Place Carenage in Castries where the new “Our Planet Centre” has recently opened and is wowing visitors both local and tourists alike.
Taking over from where the Desmond Skeete Animation center was previously located, even more space has been allocated to this large and well planned out exhibit.

The brain child of Pablo Rosenthal and Sara Adams, this dynamic duo have worked tirelessly to bring to St. Lucia a World Class feature that all St. Lucians can be proud of. The bulk of the money to build the center came from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, we are very fortunate that they agreed to cover the huge costs to construct the centre. A number of local companies have also been instrumental in providing much needed assistance.

The Our Planet Centre theme is one of education but not at the expense of entertainment. Who knew that learning about our planet and how best to care for it could be so spell binding!?

Professional Drag Racing comes to St. Lucia!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


Professional Drag Racing comes to St. Lucia!

Drag Wars

Absolute Promotions is pleased to announce “Drag Wars” to be held at the old Bean Field airstrip Vieux Fort, better known as “The Base” on the 5th and 6th December 2009.

This is the first time that Drag Racing has been endorsed by the Government of St. Lucia along with a promoter which will ensure that this event is properly managed for the benefit of both the general public and the participants.

Race cars from both Trinidad and Grenada are expected to take part in the event along with a number of local racers. Leading the local contingent will be Neil Beepats “Full Drag” Supra which should give the visitors a run for their money.

Also in attendance will be an 8 second Drag Rail car from Trinidad, this will be a unique opportunity to see a vehicle of this caliber running in St. Lucia.

In order to make for the fairest type of racing and also to encourage enthusiasts with slower cars, there will be bracket racing starting from 16 seconds down to 9.

Bracket racing is a form of drag racing that allows for a handicap between predicted elapsed time of the two cars over a standard distance, usually ¼ mile (402.336 m).

Trophies will be awarded and prizes to be won are as follows:

Grand Prize: Weekend for 2 at Coconut Bay
1st Prize:Dinner for 2 at Kimatrai
2nd Prize: $200.00 Gif Voucher from Saint Lu Metal & Plastic.
3rd Prize: $100.00 Gift Voucher from Hobie

All proceeds are to go to rebuilding the St. Judes Hospital.

Please visit the following link to the Lucianriders forum to discuss this event and to download an entry form: Lucianriders

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Petr Kraus Champion BMX Biker to put on show in St. Lucia!

Friday, June 12th, 2009
Petr Kraus will be in St. Lucia on June 12th

Petr Kraus will be in St. Lucia on June 12th

The world Champion BMX Biker will be in St. Lucia on June 13th, 2009 as a spokesman for Red Bull. The sponsored rider will be starting an island wide tour that starts in Vieux Fort and then travels up the West coast, stopping off at most of the major villages along the way to put on a thrilling show for St. Lucian’s of all ages.

He will be terminating his tour at Pigeon Island and is expected to be there by 3 pm. Petr has been traveling the Caribbean and is being hosted by the local Red Bull dealer which is St. Lucia Distillers Ltd.

Here is Petr in action:
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