February 19, 2018

Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies – official

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By Gabriel Stargardter From Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela’s oil-based influence in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Cuban diplomats will visit Mexico in March to discuss the regional impact of the […]

Marketing Wellness: The Caribbean’s Spa and Wellness sector is a potential goldmine

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By CATHERINE MORRIS From St Lucia Star A growing number of tourists are coming to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean nations for more than just the sunshine. They’re travelling to the islands to pamper themselves, recuperate, manage their stress levels or simply take a week-long detox. These visitors form part of a growing and potentially […]

OECS and ARIN extend cooperation to strengthen Caribbean information and communication technology

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) have agreed to extend their collaboration to improve the resilience of the Internet and strengthen related technical capacity in the OECS. Speaking at the end of two days of talks between the organizations at the headquarters of […]

$8.5M Caribbean villa set on UNESCO World Heritage Site heads to auction

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(PRESS RELEASE) – A breathtaking villa built on a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in the picturesque Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia will sell to the highest bidder on February 28th through leading global auction firm Concierge Auctions as part of the firm’s February Portfolio Sale. Previously listed […]

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. The “grey list” includes several with UK links, including Hong […]

National security and equity continuously backsliding in St Lucia

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By Melanius Alphonse From Carribbean News Now IMPACS investigation and the police force April 24, 2017, Caribbean News Now reported that St Lucia may launch prosecutions of extrajudicial killings. Recently, three police officers were brought in for questioning reportedly over alleged extrajudicial killings. Public relations officer of the Police Welfare Association [PWA], Acting Sgt Zachary […]

Germany to get a Taste of Caribbean Diversity

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 27, 2017. A diverse collection of food and beverage producers from the Caribbean will descend upon the world’s leading food fair AUNGA in Cologne, Germany next month. The leading food fair which attracts some 7000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and close to 200,000 visitors will be home to eight producers from […]

St. Lucia PM visits Cayman Islands Medical Centre and hurricane-ravaged Turks and Caicos

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As the Government of Saint Lucia works towards developing and improving various aspects of Saint Lucia’s health sector and explores the area of medical tourism, officials have been examining different models and health institutions in other countries. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Honourable Guy […]

Irma: Cuba sends hundreds of doctors to Caribbean islands devastated by hurricane

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By Shehab Khan From Independent UK More than 750 health workers arrive in Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Dominica and Haiti More than 750 health workers have arrived in Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Dominica and Haiti. They have been told to follow the guidelines of the […]

Saint Lucia ‘2nd least Corrupt Country’ in the Caribbean, 8th in the Americas – Trading Economics

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By Rehani Isidore From HTS St Lucia TradingEconomics.com released new data indexing the level of corruption in more than 190 countries. According to TradingEconomics.com, the ‘Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s rank indicates its position relative to the other […]