June 17, 2021

Former PM takes issue with St Lucia government accountability and ECCB monetary council

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — During the parliamentary session in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, when numerous motions and bills were tabled and passed, including additional borrowing in excess of EC$200 million and to authorise after the fact a US$20 million World Bank line of credit, former prime minister and […]

Progress report OJO Labs makes Saint Lucia a Caribbean leader in new technology

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By NICOLE MC DONALD From St Lucia Star This is a feel good story. This is a story about real change; about opportunities; about young people on the move. This is a story about trips that show results and about having a vision and seeing it through. This is a story about sustainable employment. Employment […]

What is the DeVere Group doing in St Lucia?

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now Wannabe mainstream leaders, like Trump 2.0, Saint Lucia edition, supported by a succession of ‘dumb deals’, brash and boastful overtures, have done serious harm to the future of Saint Lucia’s economic path. Further, the facilitation of so-called potential investments, public or private, offshore financial services that are driven […]

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association decorates young Saint Lucian with Employee of the Year Award

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PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia – 7th June 2017 – Saint Lucian Obrian Forde won the coveted Employee of the Year Award at the third annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in Miami, Florida on Friday June 2, 2017. The award bestowed to tourism employees within […]

St Lucia citizenship unit counters opposition pledge to review economic citizenships

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) in Saint Lucia has attempted to counter a pledge by the opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to review every citizenship granted by the current government under the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP). The SLP statement followed a walk out […]

St Lucia PM threatens local journalist with defamation lawsuit

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Seemingly determined to prove the accuracy of the well known saying, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” [The more things change, the more they stay the same], lawyers acting for Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet last week embarked on the well trodden path of […]

A country in denial; pie in the sky

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now Abraham Lincoln said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” The US$2.6 billion investment project titled “Pearl of the Caribbean” framework agreement signed […]

Serial rapists on the loose in St Lucia, says PM

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Speaking on the troubling issue of rape and violence against women in observance of International Women’s Day, Saint Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said at a public meeting in Gros Islet last week he strongly believes that there are serial rapists on Saint Lucia and that […]