Category : Caribbean News

by Staff - 5 days ago

Prime Minister to Deliver New Year’s Address

Prime Minister Allen Michael Chastanet will deliver his New Year’s Address to the Nation on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 8:00 p.m, his office has announced. The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affair...

by Staff - 5 days ago

Saint Lucian Sea Moss Hits the UK Market

A group of local sea moss farmers  made history last month by becoming the first to export sun-dried Sea moss from Saint Lucia to the UK, Export Saint Lucia (TEPA) has announced. According to the organisation, the test shipment of sun-dried Sea Moss...

by Staff - 5 days ago

SLHTA Concerned About Saint Lucia’s Vulnerability

The President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) cited Saint Lucia’s vulnerability as a small Island state in a New Year’s message to members of the association. Karolin Troubetzkoy said the SLHTA is heartened by the...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Saint Lucia Moves Up In Passport Power Rankings

Saint Lucia has improved its passport power ranking in the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries, it has been reported. According to a news release from Orange Media Thursday, Saint Lucia now...

by Staff - 6 days ago

‘Startling Increase’ Reported In Gender Based Violence

The local advocacy group, Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc, has asserted that there has been a startling increase here in gender based violence. According to the organisation, for the Period 2013/15 the Division of Human Services reported eight hundr...

by Staff - 6 days ago

The People Of Taiwan Will Remain Masters Of Their Own Fate

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to Taiwan in his speech a “one country, two systems” model seen in Hong Kong for China’s eventual unification. The President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai Ing-wen, responded immediately, stre...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Ciceron Primary To Remain Closed Until Monday

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has announced that the Ciceron Primary School will remain closed for the remainder of the week. According to a notice from the department, the decision was taken after careful consideration...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Air Conditioning Technicians Held With Drugs At BCF

Two air conditioning technicians who were found in possession of drugs and other contraband items at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), were arrested and charged by the police. Lawmen identified the two as Emron Nicholas and Fabian John. The men,...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Venezuelan, Saint Lucian Charged For Money Laundering

A Venezuelan national and a Saint Lucian have been charged with money laundering in connection with a quantity of Euros and US currency, law enforcement sources have said. The two were identified by law enforcement sources as Venezuelan Oliver Ortiz...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Former Minister Says Crooks Losing Respect For Cops

Former National Security Minister, Doctor Keith Mondesir, has asserted that a recent burglary at police departments housed in the Lamar building on Bridge Street, Castries, is a sign that criminals are losing respect for law enforcement officers. ...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Cornerstone Gets Financial Assistance

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, Wednesday presented a cheque in the sum of nearly $7,000 to Cornerstone Humanitarian Society. The society’s administrator, Desmond Phillip, received the cheque on behalf of the organisation which provides food,...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Rape Probe After Woman In Coma For 14 Years Gives Birth

A woman who has been in a coma for more than a decade gave birth recently while in an Arizona care facility and now authorities are seeking DNA from the male workers there, CNN has reported. The woman, who gave birth to a boy on December 29, is a mem...