Columns & Blogs WE ARE MANMAY LAKAY

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” ― Marcus Garvey

Connecting all St.Lucians globally!

Celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of our ordinary folks.

Keeping our heritage alive!

Manmay LaKay magazine is a celebratory hub that showcases and celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of our legends, heroes, pioneers and ordinary folks. In so doing, others will see the valuable contributions that we make in the world and perhaps aspire to follow their own dream.

We hope to become the virtual meeting platform for St.Lucians all over the world as there is nothing like connecting with similar others and people with whom we can relate. More...

Monica's Victors

Manmay LaKay Features

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”― Nelson Mandela

Monica’s Victors is a human interest segment that chronicles the extraordinary accomplishments of our ordinary men, women and children. We aim to showcase, celebrate and honor the folks who’ve perhaps triumphed over adversity to make their dreams come true. More...

Inspirational Daily

Your Daily Dose of Inspiration!

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

Your daily inspirational food to nourish your soul, your goals and your dreams.

These postings and quotes are to inspire, encourage and motivate you to take on the days challenges boldly and fearlessly.Manmay LaKay everywhere -- may you find the strength and courage to cope with whatever life throws at you. May you get up! Step out and go live your dream.

Carpe diem (seize the day)!

Lang Manman Nou

Every language group deserves to see its language in print and to have some literature written in it."Linguistic Creed

Kwéyòl, Kéwòl, Patois, Patwa and French Creole is a French patois based on a mixture of African and French grammar, and a vocabulary of mostly French with some English and Spanish words.

If you are a social media junkie like me then you’ve probably noticed the many different spellings that we use for the same word in creole. Many of us on social media platforms like Facebook, use the language liberally, primarily for legibility reasons and to add um a little flavor to our posts. Every St.Lucian will perhaps concur that certain jokes, words and expressions are better spoken and enjoyed in our mother’s tongue-Kweyol. The creole language — A rare gem. Read on...

The creole language — A rare gem. Read on...

An Tan Lontan(In the Olden Days)

“We can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been.”

Because we know where we’ve been, we know where we’re going. It is our past that helps shape who we are as a people and make us humble. An Tan Lontan will help keep the memories of our cultural heritage and practices alive so that our children and grandchildren will gain insight into how we lived, how our fore-parents lived, where we were and how far we’ve come.

Manmay LaKay is committed to keeping our heritage alive! We invite you to lend a voice to the conversation, share your remembrances of yester year, together let’s reminisce.

Immigrant Tales

STORIES OF TRIALS AND TRIUMPH

“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” Lyndon B. Johnson

For centuries our parents and fore-parents traveled in search of a “better life” for themselves and their families. Boy do they know what sacrifice is. As luck would have it – or perhaps those who played their cards right – gained tremendous success, while others well, not so much. More...

Immigrant Tales Blogs

Sante Nou/Our Health

Santé Nou (Our Health)

“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.” Iyanla Vanzant

Manmay LaKay is dedicated to raising awareness of the diseases, the health conditions that affect and afflict us — particularly our race. We will feature the diseases that steal our loved ones away that if we aren’t careful can also cause our own demise. More...

TALENT MANMAY LAKAY

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?”Benjamin Franklin

Manmay LaKay Magazine is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing you, our Manmay LaKay! From artists, to poets, to short story tellers to tim-tims, jokes, whatever your “showcaseable” talent tell us about them, share them with us, send us your work and we will feature you!

Let’s celebrate and encourage each other!

Ti Manje Nou

Caribbean Callaloo, A Melting Pot of Recipes

“I love Caribbean food. It’s a great melting pot of so many different cultures including the Americans.” Bob Greene

A recipes section with a twist! This section will feature a brief history of the foods that have molded our palettes for decades. We will focus on the foods that are indigenous to us St.Lucians, Islanders and West Indians as a whole. More...

Ti Boutique Nou

Apparel just for you Manmay LaKay

IF JAQUOT KNOWS, JAQUOT SPILLS

DID YOU KNOW...

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Kofi Annan

Did you know… Is a column that explores random and fascinating facts and aspects of our daily lives, cultural heritage and history. More...

My Story, My shoes

Excerpt From My Journal

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Maya Angelou

We all go through similar experiences just different versions of it. Some of us journal our joys and sorrows while others of us keep them hidden from the peering eyes of judges and critics. Some of us write them down only to squash and trample upon them while others of us, crumble and burn them. More...

"A Picture is worth a thousand words."

Powerful and captivating images that speak to us in more ways than one.

Nazzy's Puzzles & Quizzes

"The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution." Stephen Sondheim

An interactive page dedicated to my sister Nazy who died of Lupus March 2nd, 2015. Before her passing, she had agreed that her column on Manmay LaKay Magazine would’ve been called Nazzy’s Puzzles. We’ve decided that even though she’s gone to the spiritual realm her column will live. Here’s to having fun while learning.

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