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Pigeon Island National Landmark Reopens

Press Release: Following the approval by the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia National Trust is pleased to announce the long-awaited reopening of the Pigeon Island National Landmark to the general public from Saturday, July 4, 2020, from 9am...

One Man Reported Shot, Another Arrested Amidst Castries Brawl

One man was reported shot and another arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting the police, amidst a brawl Wednesday evening in Castries. Video recordings of the incident were posted on social media. According to the police, they received multiple reports alleging...

Saint Lucia Mulling Desalination Plants

Saint Lucia is considering the possibility of establishing desalination plants in 'strategic locations' around the Island. The announcement came in a post on the official Facebook page of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, in the context of mitigating the impact of...

Saint Lucia Records Three New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:- On Thursday, July 2, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded three positive cases of COVID-19. The individuals are a 44 year old female, a 32 year old male and a 36 year old female; all returning nationals   who previously worked...

CARICOM To Access New Platform For Supplies In Fight Against COVID-19

Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), have been given access to a new platform for ‘more competitive procurement’ of supplies in the fight against COVID-19. The announcement came in a statement from CARICOM Chair, Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley. The...

Saint Lucia Announces Updated Travel Protocols

Press Release:- Following a reassessment of travel protocols based on market conditions, The Government of Saint Lucia will introduce several new and updated protocols for arrivals from July 9, 2020. Travelers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (Polymerized...

England To Wear Black Lives Matter Logo For W.I. Test Matches

ESPN Cricinfo: England have announced that their shirts for the upcoming three-Test series against West Indies will feature the Black Lives Matter logo. The move mirrors that already taken by West Indies in asking to use the design by Alisha...

UWP Endorses Three Candidates For Upcoming Elections

Press Release:- The National Council of the United Workers Party on Sunday June 29, 2020 endorsed three candidates for the upcoming general elections. The council endorsed, Senator Fortuna Belrose for the Castries East constituency, Senator Francisco Jn Pierre for the Laborie...

Isaac: No Decision On Whether Persons Should Pay For Being Quarantined

Health Minister Mary Isaac says no decision has been taken on whether returning individuals placed in quarantine should be made to pay for the duration of their stay there. "Right now we are still deliberating on exactly what the protocols...

Dominica Prepared To Leave Borders Closed Until December

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica cannot afford...

NIC Economic Relief Programme Extended Until September 30

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced the extension of the NIC Economic Relief Programme for three more months until September 30th. The announcement was made in a post on his official Facebook page: We know that there have been some challenges...

Fire Service Cautions Accident Victims Who Decline Medical Treatment

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has warned accident victims that death could be the consequence of refusing medical treatment. Deputy Fire Chief Gorge Victorin told MBC Prime that there have been instances where accident victims not only decline to...

Saint Lucia Nominated For WTPO Award

Press Release:- The International Trade Centre (ITC) today announced that 18 national trade promotion organizations have been shortlisted for the 2020 World Trade Promotion Organization (WTPO) Excellence in Export Initiatives Awards, with Saint Lucia being the only island in the...

Three Major Ongoing Projects To Boost Water Security

Press Release:- Three major water projects will continue in this financial year in order to achieve water security in Saint Lucia. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Honourable Allen Chastanet laid out the plans in his Budget to increase Saint...

ECCB Reports Record Profits For Financial Year 2019-2020

Press Release:- Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 30 June 2020 – The 2019/2020 financial year, which ended on 31 March 2020, was a record-breaking year for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as the Bank posted its best financial results since...

Senator Augier Wants NIC Economic Relief Payments Expedited

Independent Senator Adrian Augier has asserted that the pace of National Insurance Corporation (NIC)  payments under its Economic Relief Programme (ERP) is not ‘fast enough’. Augier told reporters Wednesday that according to an announcement he heard on the radio, the...

Saint Lucia Fire Service Receives Donation Of Two Fire Trucks

Press Release:- The Department of External Affairs will on Friday July 3rd participate in a handing over ceremony for two fire trucks recently shipped from Canada.  The trucks were donated by Firefighters Without Borders (FWB) to the Saint Lucia Fire...

Experts Warn Latin America, Caribbean May See COVID-19 Deaths Quadruple

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pan American Health Organization warned yesterday the coronavirus death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean could top 400,000 by October without stricter public health measures. That would represent a quadrupling of the fatal...

Homicide At Bois Patat, Five People Shot At Marigot In Separate Incidents

Police are investigating a homicide at Bois Patat, Castries. According to reports, the lifeless body of a male was discovered in the community Wednesday morning with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Just hours earlier, five people had been shot in...

PM Responds With Newspaper Clipping To Claims He Never Captained The National Basketball Team

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, citing what he says is a most recent opposition attempt to discredit him, has responded to claims he never served as captain of Saint Lucia's national basketball team. Last week, Chastanet had posted a photo of...

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