December 13, 2017

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 […]

CIECA 2017 investment delegation visits allies in the Caribbean

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By Agencies From Taiwan News In order to strengthen cooperation with the Caribbean region, the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) organized the “2017 Investment Delegation to allies in the Caribbean”, with the objective of conducting a survey of development of industry and economy of four countries, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Federation […]

Ritz Carlton to operate luxury resort in St Lucia

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Ritz Carlton, the luxury hotel subsidiary of Marriott International, on Thursday signed an operating agreement with Range Developments and the government of Saint Lucia to operate the planned new resort development at Black Bay on the beautiful southern tip of the island. Ritz Carlton has 91 luxury […]

Support for subregional artisans

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From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 08 2017 – Strengthening synergies between the tourism and art and craft sectors is one of the keys to bolstering incomes from Caribbean tourists, while supporting local artisans.This was one of the observations made at an expert group meeting held on 26 July 2017 at the […]

Former Saint Lucian Minister James Fletcher joins global campaign to promote Solar Leadership

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Long-time champion of renewable energy both in the Caribbean and across the globe, Dr. James Fletcher has been appointed an advisor for the non-profit Solar Head of State (SHOS). Solar Head of State seeks to promote the use of solar technology around the globe by offering well designed, professionally installed solar systems for the residences […]