November 14, 2018

Saint Lucia among six Caribbean countries jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour period

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By CMC From St Lucia News Online (CMC) — Several Caribbean countries were rattled as two earthquakes hit the region within a six-hour period, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. In the first instance, the SRC said that a quake […]

TT ruggers perfect at RAN Sevens

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By Andrew Gioannetti From NewsDay tt BOTH TT’s men and women’s teams enjoyed a flawless day of rugby as they won all their group matches to enter today, the second and final day of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championships, with a clear sight at the cup. The tournament is being staged at the […]

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, […]

St Lucia minister admits border agency consultation process ‘flawed’ as Customs sick-out begins to bite

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia — In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, minister for the public service in the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Ubaldus Raymond, has not only admitted that the consultation process for the establishment of the proposed new border control agency in Saint […]

Rich UAE expats target Caribbean for second passport

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By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment The Caribbean countries have seen a surge in demand in theirs citizenship-by-investment schemes as more high-net-worth expats from the UAE are seeking a second passport. The demand for a second passport among expatriates in the UAE has increased by 67% in the first six months of this year compared […]

Caribbean heritage from the simplicity of clay

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From Jamaica Gleaner I first met Patricia “Tricia” Fay on one of her trips to Jamaica. She was travelling with a potter from Saint Lucia, where Fay had lived for two years. Fay, a professional potter in Massachusetts, in 1993, she had a graduate degree in ceramics, her own studio, and an established business “making high-end […]

St. Lucia expects removal from EU Tax Haven Blacklist

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From The St Kitts & Nevis Observer The St Lucia government stated it expects to join fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours, Barbados and Grenada, in being removed from a new list of global tax havens by the European Union. The EU has signalled its intention to remove the CARICOM countries after they submitted plans to […]

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 […]