Environment

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...

WASCO Experiencing Low Flows, Urges Water Conservation

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO), citing low flows, has reiterated a call to consumers to conserve water. But the company's Officer in Charge Zilta George Leslie has clarified that there...

Public Urged To Report Sightings Of Dead Or Dying Long Spined Black Sea Eggs

The Department of Fisheries (DOF) has received reports of an apparent mass die off event of Diadema antillarum, or as known locally, the (Long-spined) Black Sea Egg, from the neighbouring islands...

Saint Lucians Urged To Conserve Water Amid Concerns Over Prolonged Drought

Amid concerns over a long-term drought in the Eastern Caribbean from this country North to Antigua, Saint Lucians have been urged to conserve water. The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF), says...

Prospere Promises Statement Amid Calls For Ban On Hunting, Killing Sea Turtles

Amid calls for Saint Lucia to ban hunting and killing sea turtles, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security, and Rural Development Alfred Prospere has promised a public statement ‘at the appropriate...

ECCB Wins 2022 Central Banking Green Initiative Award

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has received the Central Banking 2022 Green Initiative Award for its Solar Canopy Project. Central Banking is a publication firmly established as the industry’s leading information...

Petition Launched To Ban Hunting, Killing Of Sea Turtles In Saint Lucia

Declaring that the Saint Lucia government needs to understand that sea turtles are worth more to the Island alive than dead, an online petition launched on Wednesday is calling for a...

Alexis: Global Temperature Rise Most Existential Threat To The Region

The Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has raised concerns about global temperatures. He addressed a new cycle of the Latin American and Caribbean Programme (LACRP), a sub-grouping of the global...

Invasive Species Threatening Existence Of Saint Lucia Iguana

On Monday, the discovery of a pregnant invasive Green Iguana at Cantonment, Vieux Fort, has renewed concern at the Forestry Department that the population of the reptile locally is getting out...

“It’s A Big Boa Indeed!”

Last week, Forestry Department employees rescued a large boa constrictor from Sarrot, Castries, after learning of the snake's presence. "It's a big boa indeed," Senior Wildlife Officer Pius Haynes told St Lucia...

Rehabilitation Of Coconut Park At Sandy Beach Vieux Fort

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has observed continuous degradation and erosion of the surface area along Sandy Beach with causal links to heavy vehicular traffic and illegal sand mining. In recent...

Saint Lucia Experiences Second Earthquake This Week

On Wednesday, Saint Lucia experienced a magnitude 3.9 earthquake, the second this week. The information regarding the latest event is as follows: MAGNITUDE DEPTH DATE & TIME 3.9 160 km 2022-02-23 18:04 (UTC) 2022-02-23...

Saint Lucia Among Beneficiaries Of Project To Support Sargassum Seaweed Solution

Saint Lucia is among the Caribbean countries to benefit from a Japan-funded United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to support a search for solutions to the Sargassum seaweed problem. The support comes...

Climate Change – A Threat To Barbados’ East Coast

The effects of climate change, compounded by those of the July 2 passage of Hurricane Elsa, have caused significant damage to Barbados’ east coast. Gone are the wide sandy beaches that...

WHO: COVID-19 Health Care Waste Threatening Human, Environmental Health

Press Release:- Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical supplies from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic have put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening...

Guyana To Use Police, CCTV Cameras To Curb Littering

Guyana plans to use its police force and CCTV cameras in specific locations in the capital Georgetown to curb littering. President Dr. Irfaan Ali announced the plan on Saturday during a massive...

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