December 14, 2017

St Lucia hosts 3rd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival

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By NELCIA CHARLEMAGNE From St Lucia Star Given the close historical bond between the Caribbean region and Central and South America, the five Latin American embassies have collaborated with the St Lucia Audiovisual and Film Association to present the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival (LACFEST) for the third consecutive year. The embassies of Argentina, […]

St Lucia seeking to ban sale of soft drinks in schools

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From Jamaica Gleaner The St Lucia government says it is undertaking a campaign aimed at discontinuing the sale of soft drinks at school. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the highly sweetened fizzy drink is known to have disastrous effects on health and that regular consumption of soda is linked to diabetes, heart disease, […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Caribbean bowed but far from beaten

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Anguilla News This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing. Its inference was […]

Eastern Caribbean Chevening Scholarship winners announced

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From Antigua News Room British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Janet Douglas has announced the Chevening Scholars for the academic year 2017-18. The awardees are from Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia. There were three awardees from Grenada. Kymanne Andrew- Alexander will be studying International Development at the University of […]

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 […]

Caribbean Union of Teachers concerned about health and safety in schools

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From St Lucia Times The 38th biennial conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) held in St Lucia last week has been deemed a tremendous success CUT President, Julian Monrose said the forum created a platform for the further development of the organization and its affiliates. Monrose, who was re-elected by acclamation for second […]

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 […]

Trinidad: CAL pilots raise safety concern over ATR planes

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 15 2017 – On the heels of an emergency landing in St Lucia by an ATR aircraft belonging to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), pilots yesterday held a “critical” meeting to discuss safety concerns over the aircraft. The T&T Guardian was told by a source that the pilots are threatening […]

IMF working paper examines energy investments in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean countries where fiscal vulnerabilities remain acute, like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia, are not well-positioned to finance energy investments through public resources, since these might derail necessary fiscal adjustment efforts and increase risks of debt distress over the medium term, according to a new […]

Two Caribbean islands featured among world’s best luxury dive resorts

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From Caribbean360 GEORGIA, United States, Tuesday May 30, 2017 – Surrounded by clear, warm water and coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, the Caribbean has long enjoyed a reputation as a diver’s paradise. But just how well does it stack up on the world stage in terms of pairing professional dive facilities with luxury lodges dishing […]