Environment

Saint Lucia Makes Important Strategic Steps To Protect Its Local Forest Land

The local forests in Saint Lucia are critical to the tourism sector, food and agriculture resources, biodiversity, water resources and the livelihoods of many of its rural residents, among others. However, it...

Biden Could Declare Climate Emergency – Kerry

The US climate envoy, John Kerry, says President Joe Biden is considering announcing a climate emergency. The move would give him additional powers to push his renewable energy agenda, which has been...

Mayor: Decades-Old Tree Cut Down In Castries Was ‘A Disaster Waiting To Happen’

Amid a wave of criticism over the recent felling of a decades-old tree on Brazil Street, Castries, near Derek Walcott Square, Castries Mayor Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel has defended the action. She acknowledged the...

Saint Lucia To Develop Plastic Pollution Inventory

To inform targeted planning, the Government of Saint Lucia has initiated a national source inventory exercise in order to strategically tackle plastic pollution and marine litter. Saint Lucia and most other countries...

CCC Employees Complete Cleanup After Carnival

On Wednesday, the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) employees took to the streets to clean up the litter left behind by Carnival revellers during last lap activities the day before. "We had a...

Grade 6 Students Get Lesson On Environmental Conservation

In its efforts to help shape the wholistic development and positively influence collective behaviors within the nation’s youth, the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment via its Social Transformation division, teamed...

Conservation Group Rescues Turtle In Grave Danger At Choc Cemetery

GASTAND, on Monday June 27th, 2022 was urgently called to the Choc Cemetery to rescue a Loggerhead Turtle from an uncovered tomb. Using harnesses, volunteers of the group gingerly fastened and lifted...

Sandals Leads The Way In Environmental Sustainability

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa continues to lead the way in environmental sustainability, having achieved yet another year of Master Certification from EarthCheck. EarthCheck is recognized as the foremost...

UN Chief Says The Caribbean Is ‘Ground Zero’ For The Global Climate Emergency

The UN Secretary-General’s final day in Suriname began on a small plane and ended at a podium. A 90-minute flyover from Paramaribo into the Central Suriname Nature Reserve revealed to António...

PMA Celebrates 18 Years As A World Heritage Site

The Pitons Management Area (PMA) celebrates its 18th anniversary as a World Heritage Site on June 30th, 2022, under the theme, "The Pitons Management Area – Protecting our Property for our...

Discontinuation of Severe Weather Warning

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has discontinued the severe weather warning for Saint Lucia as of 6:00am June 29, 2022. The system has moved on into the Caribbean Sea but there is...

WATCH: Piat, Grande Riviere Residents Complete Community Cleanup

On Thursday, residents of Piat, Grande Riviere in Gros Islet completed a cleanup of their community, including a vacant lot where individuals had illegally dumped garbage. Initially about ten who started, the...

SLHTA President Urges Greater Protection Of The Environment

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) joins Saint Lucians and the rest of the world in observance of World Environment Day, celebrated annually on June 5. Now described as the...

WHO Sounds Alarm Over Impact Of Tobacco Industry On The Environment

On Tuesday the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed new information on the extent to which tobacco damages both the environment and human health, calling for steps to make the industry more...

Concern Over Killing Of Leatherback Turtle At Grand Anse Beach

The killing of a leatherback turtle at Grand Anse beach has prompted new expressions of concern over the slaughter of the creatures in Saint Lucia. On Friday morning, reports surfaced that the...

Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd. Steps Up Further To Advance Recycling Efforts On Island

Saint Lucia’s leading sustainable beverage and manufacturer, Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd. has pledged its continued partnership for REPLAST. The company along with its Coca Cola and Piton Malta brands on Thursday May...

Saint Lucia Urged To Get Serious About Water Security Amid WASCO Water Woes

Declaring that there can be no food security without water security, the National Green Party (NGP) leader has asserted that Saint Lucia needs to get serious about water security. Andre de Caires...

OECS Welcomes Move To Improve Caribbean Marine Conservation Financing

Regional implementing partners German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the MPAConnect network are collaborating to promote investment in Caribbean marine conservation through capacity building for the mobilization of resources from conservation trust...

WUSC Caribbean Promotes Climate-Resilient Agriculture

WUSC Caribbean, under its Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) Project has introduced a new ‘FarmHER’ interview series, which aims to promote and strengthen climate-resilient agriculture in the Caribbean. The introduction of the FarmHER...

SLHTA President Underscores Value Of Protecting The Natural Environment

The President of the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Paul Collymore, has stressed the value of protecting the natural environment in a message to mark Earth Day. "When it was...

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