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Saint Lucia Prime Minister Issues Saharan Dust Caution

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has called on Saint Lucians with respiratory symptoms, asthma and allergy issues to be mindful of the higher concentration of dust in the atmosphere as a result of the Saharan dust situation. "You may have noticed...

Saint Lucia National Party Says Two Major Political Parties Have Failed

One of the founding members of Saint Lucia's newest political party, the Saint Lucia National Party, (SNP), has asserted that it is time for this country to try something new. Kevin Lord who describes himself as a patriot who cares...

Trump To Announce Visa Restrictions

President Donald Trump  said Sunday that he will announce new restrictions on visas. According to US news reports, Trump said the announcement will come in a couple of days. The move is intended to block the entry of certain foreign workers...

Saint Lucia’s Economic Recovery & Resilience Plan Ready For Implementation

Government will soon formally launch Saint Lucia’s Economic Recovery and Resilience plan designed to stimulate overall economic activity. The plan is borne out of an aggressive and engaging multi-faceted stakeholder process, encompassing public and private participation including representation from trade...

PM : St Jude Hospital Structural Frame Some 70 Percent Complete

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that after 7 months of work, the structural frame for the new St Jude Hospital is approximately 70 percent complete. In a post on his official Facebook page, he observed that in November 2019,...

Daren Sammy Wants ICC To Educate Young Cricketers On Racism

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy on Sunday said just like awareness around anti-doping or anti-corruption it is important to educate young cricketers on anti-racism at a systematic level to reduce discrimination and promote the value of diversity. Sammy was...

Baby Suffers Burns In Coolie Town Fire

A baby suffered burns in a Coolie Town fire Sunday night and four persons were injured when two vehicles collided at La Fargue, Choiseul on Saturday. Fire service officials say the one-year old male and a 62 year old man...

US Air Force To Support Anti-Drug Operations In Caribbean

CMC – The United States Southern Command, otherwise known as SOUTHCOM, says the US Air Force will temporarily deploy four aircraft and crews to Curaçao, to support enhanced counter-narcotics operations with international partners targeting illicit traffickers in the Caribbean. On...

Saint Lucia Anticipates Entry Of Approved Commercial Flights In Coming Weeks

Press Release:- The Department of Health and Wellness continues to play an integral role in protecting the well-being of our citizens. One of the key actions taken at the commencement of in-country cases of COVID-19 was the closure of our national...

Large Sahara dust cloud moving 5,000 miles towards Caribbean

AccuWeather: Crimson sunrises and sunsets will paint the Caribbean this week from dust. An "abnormally large dust cloud" from the Sahara is making about a 5,000-mile trek across the Atlantic, heralding the chance of red sunrises and sunsets across the...

Sir Hilary Urges Britain To Implement Lewis Development Model For Caribbean

Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles, has once again called on Britain to come back to the table to discuss reparatory justice for the Caribbean...

Saint Lucian Shot Dead In Martinique, Family Wants Justice

A Saint Lucian is dead following a shooting incident in neighbouring Martinique on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Law enforcement authorities and family members have identified the victim as Courtney Owen Smith, 31. Casimir Louis, the father of the deceased, told St...

Four Persons Injured In Bus Crash At Rodney Bay

Four persons were injured when  two buses collided at Rodney Bay Friday night, the Saint Lucia Fire Service says. The collision occurred near Fleva Electronics and Hardware store, according to reports. Fire Service spokeswoman Stacy Joseph told St Lucia Times about...

Caribbean Business Leaders Concerned About Second Wave Of COVID-19

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— A new survey conducted by the audit, tax and advisory firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has found that the greatest concern for Caribbean businesses is a new wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The sixth COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey, which...

150 Families In Soufriere Benefit From SRDF Relief

Press Release:- The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) completed a three-week supply distribution initiative over this past weekend, culminating on June 14th, 2020. The organization sought to alleviate the plight faced by many community residents experiencing income loss and the...

Senior Cop Responds After Claims He Ordered Cops To Target Protesters In Red

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Wayne Charlery has spoken in the aftermath of claims that he instructed police officers to target protestors who were wearing red, the colour of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), during an ‘unlawful’ anti-government...

Resumption Of Solid Waste Collection

Press Release:- The SLSWMA wishes to inform all residents of the resumption of the regular residential waste collection service. Effective Monday, 22nd June 2020 all collection zones will revert to the preexisting collection schedule with the exception of the following: Castries...

Saint Lucians With Disabilities Concerned Over Non-Payment Of Stipends

Saint Lucians with disabilities are concerned over the non-payment of their monthly stipends from the government. The disclosure comes from the President of the National Council For Persons With Disabilities, Merphilus James. He told St Lucia Times that up until Friday...

‘Legendary’ Attorney At Law Kenneth Foster Dies

'Legendary' Attorney at Law, Kenneth Foster, QC,  died at his home at Bishop's Gap, Castries, on Thursday. Family members who confirmed the death told St Lucia Times that the trail blazing legal luminary had been ailing for some time. Kenneth Augustus...

‘Sorry Is Not Enough’, Caribbean States Say Of British Slavery Apologies

LONDON (Reuters) – British financial institutions that benefited from slavery such as Lloyd’s of London should go further than saying sorry for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and atone for their sins by funding Caribbean development, the...

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