Tag Archives: St Lucia

  1. Opposition Leader of #Castries Thanks #Barbados & Dominica For #COVID19 Vaccine Donation

    Philip J. Pierre, Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia to Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit for sharing 3000 doses of Oxford #AstraZeneca with Saint Lucia. He said “the kind […]

    February 14, 2021HealthNo comments
  2. Beckles calls on Britain to implement the Lewis Development Model for the Caribbean

    Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, has once again called on Britain to come back to the table to discuss reparatory justice for the Caribbean. He was giving the feature address at a recently held Symposium to honor the life and […]

    June 22, 2020EducationNo comments
  3. Daren Sammy to Captain St. Lucia Zouks in 2020

    Daren Sammy will return as captain of the St. Lucia Zouks for the 2020 season. Sammy has just finished a coaching stint in Pakistan and he will be back in his playing shirt this season. He will be captaining his home franchise once again! He has been part of the St. Lucia Zouks franchise since […]

    April 24, 2020CricketNo comments
  4. CDB allocates almost USD 1 million for immediate Bahamas

    As immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost USD 1 million for the Government of the Bahamas. “We are devastated by the loss of life and infrastructure in Bahamas, hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in the archipelago. The Caribbean Development […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. GCG Ground Acquires Company in St Lucia

    GCG Ground, a division of Goddard Enterprises Ltd has expanded its Ground Handling business with the acquisition of Caribbean Dispatch Services Ltd. (CDSL) in St. Lucia. It is expected that the company’s 234 employees will remain unaffected by the acquisition which took effect on August 20th 2019. The company presently provides a full suite of […]

    September 2, 2019BusinessNo comments
  6. Tourism Minister Issues Challenge to Rum Producers

    Caribbean rum producers have been challenged to fully exploit the potential of the regional tourism industry to build their brands. St. Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Minister Dominic Fedee, said there was tremendous opportunity for the region’s two preeminent brands – tourism and rum. Rum producers from the […]

    May 15, 2019AgricultureNo comments

    The Sandals Foundation launched phase two of its joint coral restoration project entitled: The Public-Private Partnership for the Saint Lucia Coral Restoration Programme for Resilient Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods. The innovative coral restoration project was launched in 2017 by CLEAR Caribbean Limited and the Sandals Foundation in collaboration with: The Ministry of Agriculture (Saint Lucia), […]

    March 25, 2019NatureNo comments
  8. Educator awarded the 2019 Canadian Francophonie Program Scholarship

    Emmanuella Louis is a diligent educator from St Lucia, who is committed to serving her country and educating her students. It is this commitment that motivated her to apply for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program, where she emerged as the awardee. The Government of Canada-funded scholarship programme is offered to nationals of developing Francophonie member […]

    March 25, 2019EducationNo comments
  9. Team Barbados ready for world-class Tourney on 8th & 9th

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union has today officially announced the names of the players who will represent Barbados at the 2018 Mitsubishi Electric Rugby Barbados World 7s (MERBW7s) Tournament that is set to take place at Kensington Oval over December 8th-9th. Competing against some of the world’s best Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby teams, both […]

    December 4, 2018Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  10. Former PM arrives to surprise of CARICOM Heads? November 17, 2018Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Two Barbadian Police officers, Inspector (Ag) Roland Cobbler and Detective Sergeant Mitchell Roach were highlighted as leaders in their respected fields and copped the Awards of Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer and Top Caribbean Crime Fighter respectively. The presentation took place at the Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement during […]

    May 13, 2018Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Port Of Spain, handed down an unprecedented Sunday decision over an appeal from Barbados which now paves the way for a resident of that nation to receive his right to vote. He alleges under the prevailing laws he is qualified and entitled to be registered to vote by […]

    May 13, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. 11 Caribbean countries remove significant amounts of obsolete pesticides stocks and hazardous wastes resulting in healthier, more sustainable food production

    In a commitment to agricultural safety, food security, environmental and human health, eleven Caribbean countries are now free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores. The removal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks and related wastes was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the […]

    November 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  14. Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and the Caribbean – inextricably linked

    Dr Jimmy Fletcher, Alumnus of the prestigious UK Chevening Scholarship scheme and former Minister for Sustainable Development in St Lucia, has during the past week travelled around the Eastern Caribbean and delivered insightful presentations on the contributions made by the region towards agreements to limit the growth of greenhouse gases. He spoke to Alumni and […]

    October 29, 2017EducationNo comments
  15. Former Barbadian top Cop suggests media plan for Castries police and rest of region

    A former top Barbados police officer, asserting that traditionally police forces in the region have shied away from the press, has said here that police forces in the region ought to have an official policy for dealing with the media. Hinds told reporters (in St Lucia) that traditionally police forces have avoided the media because […]

    September 4, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Caribbean STEM students graduate from summer science programme in Barbados

    The annual Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) just concluded, with students from across the Caribbean demonstrating their newly acquired skills in areas such as robotics, renewable energy and computer programming. This year, 24 scholars graduated from the four-week programme, which aims to groom the Region’s next generation of leaders in science, […]

    August 21, 2017EducationNo comments

    One of my absolute favourite poems is Derek Walcott’s “The Schooner Flight“– the opening poem in the Walcott collection entitled “The Star-Apple Kingdom“. This classic Walcott poem is an extended meditation on the predicament and promise of our Caribbean Civilization as manifested in the tragic life story of “Shabine“- a “red nigger who love the […]

    March 20, 2017Books, FeaturedNo comments

    St. Lucian start-up “Tri Farm Company Ltd.” launched a new online platform. The new website, ‘‘ connects producers and buyers of agricultural products in a novel way. The online portal is built on a predictive model which allows farmers to input crop data, enabling buyers to forecast market conditions months in advance. He continued to […]

    February 1, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  19. Media Response on Deportations & Security Assistance

    A July 11 article in the Nation newspaper, “Chastanet Blames U.S.,” reported that Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the United States government was slashing funding for security assistance in the region and contributing to regional crime by deporting criminals back to their countries of origin. He was also quoted as stating that […]

    July 24, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  20. Winner – Harris Paints 33rd Regatta: St Lucia & Grenada Sailors

    This year saw Frederick Sweeney from St Lucia (represented at Extreme Left) and Dr Robbie Yearwood from Grenada in “Die Hard” (extreme right with Harris Paints CEO Ian Kenyon at Centre) making this event multi-national for the first time in a while…

    July 10, 2016Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments

    From Soufriere to The Bahamas to Bejing in China and back, Benje has every intention of making a notable mark in his home country of St. Lucia, especially for this year’s Carnival 2016. Since his return from the Bahamas, Benje has been radio hopping to promote his Groovy Soca Track ‘Lay Bam Bam‘ and to […]

    June 26, 2016MusicNo comments
  22. Growing the next great West Indian cricketers

    Cricket in the West Indies looks set to continue its winning ways with the news that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has inked an exciting new agreement with Digicel. As the biggest supporter of cricket across the region for the last 12 years, this time around Digicel will be helping to grow the already […]

    June 14, 2016CricketNo comments
  23. Election day problems reported in St Lucia

    Some Election Day troubles were reported across St Lucia and are currently being investigated. Reports of voters waiting for as long as one hour and more have been reported in some areas, particularly in the Castries basin, where polling stations are set up at schools. While a few persons were determined to wait, others have […]

    June 7, 2016ControversyNo comments
  24. UWP wins Castries’ general election, low turnout like 2011

    The United Workers Party (UWP) has been declared the winner of the 2016 general election, after claiming 11 of the 17 constituency seats. The ‘Flambeau‘ will now form Saint Lucia’s new government, after the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) only managed to win six constituency seats. But the biggest win for the night was in […]

    June 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Caribbean’s Regional Investor of the Year Awards for 2015-2016 (RIYA 2015-2016). Now in its third year, the RIYA 2015-2016 turned its attention to innovation bringing focus to the local and […]

    May 29, 2016BusinessNo comments