Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Politics & Government

‘Heartbreaking!’ Pierre Reacts After Fatal Castries Shooting

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has described as ‘heartbreaking’, Friday night’s shooting death of Travis Lionel at Morne du Don, Castries. “Again heartbreaking. Not the best situation for us to be in,”...

CARICOM Heads Consider Need For Enhanced Regional Transportation

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at their recently-concluded summit in Suriname, considered the Region's need for a significantly enhanced transportation system. The leaders believe such a system can bolster food security...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Resigns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally resigned as leader of the Conservative Party under heavy pressure from lawmakers in his own party. His resignation caps a remarkable political career filled...

Chastanet Says To Cut Inflation Government Must Cut Import Duty Rates

The Opposition United Workers Party is immensely concerned about the Government’s tone deaf response to rising inflation, rise in gas prices and major economic woes affecting Saint Lucians. It seems the Government’s...

Pierre Pushes ‘People First’ Agenda At CARICOM Summit

Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre delivered his inaugural address to The CARICOM at the 43rd Regular Meeting of Heads of Government in Paramaribo, Suriname on July 3, 2022. Hon. Pierre reaffirmed...

King Believes Saint Lucians ‘Psychologically’ Prepared For Bus Fare Increase

Transport Minister and former Prime Minister Stephenson King believes Saint Lucians were psychologically prepared for a bus fare increase that went into effect on Monday. “I think psychologically Saint Lucians are prepared....

‘Saint Lucia’s Faith In CARICOM Remains Strong’

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has expressed his country's confidence in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), despite the 'dangerous winds' of multiple challenges facing member countries and the region, including the fallout...

Pierre Attending CARICOM Summit In Suriname

Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre will be out of state from July 2 to July 8, 2022 to attend the 43rd Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the...

Dr. Hilaire Affirms The Importance Of Agriculture

by Jacques Hinkson-Compton, GIS Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire, said recently that research indicates the agriculture sector is one of the largest employers of the world as it is critically...

Casimir Promotes ‘Four-Day Work Week’ In Address To Commonwealth Forum

Saint Lucia’s Youth Development and Sports Minister has highlighted the benefits of a 'four-day work week' with  people working from home on Fridays in an address recently to the Commonwealth Youth...

Aide Says Trump Urged Armed Supporters To Storm Capitol

Donald Trump knew supporters had weapons when he urged them to storm the Capitol to overturn the 2020 election, a former White House aide has said. Ex-aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the...

ECCB Congratulates New Grenada Prime Minister

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has congratulated the new Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, following his party's victory in last week's general elections. Mitchell's National Democratic Congress (NDC) swept into...

CARICOM Observer Mission Lauds ‘Peace And Composure’ Of Grenada Elections

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to Grenada’s 23 June 2022 General Elections has applauded the conduct of the polls, noting the atmosphere of peace and composure. “The election was...

Pierre Urges Colleague Leaders To Make A Difference

As the world grapples with multiple challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the war in Ukraine, and climate change, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has disclosed that he is...

Saint Lucia Praised For Being ‘Fearless’ In Supporting Taiwan

On Thursday, Taiwan Legislative Speaker You Si-kun praised Saint Lucia for its long-term support of his country during a meeting with the newly appointed Saint Lucia Ambassador to Taiwan, Dr. Robert...

Dr. Keith Mitchell Congratulates New Grenada Prime Minister

Former Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has congratulated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader, Dickon Mitchell, on the party's election win. The NDC swept to power in Thursday's poll by a...

New Grenada Prime Minister Vows To Put Citizens First, End Nepotism

New Grenada Prime Minister 44-year-old attorney Dickon Mitchell took the oath of office on Friday, pledging to put citizens first and 'break the vicious cycle of nepotism'. In an address repeatedly punctuated...

Pierre Congratulates Grenada Opposition On Election Win

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has congratulated Grenada's National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its leader, Prime Minister-elect Dickon Mitchell on their election win. "You have an opportunity to shape your country's future...

Saint Lucia Green Party Hails Opposition Win In Grenada Elections

The Saint Lucia National Green Party (NGP) has hailed Thursday's opposition win in Grenada's general elections, congratulating National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader 44-year-old attorney Dickon Mitchell and his party on their...

CARICOM Diplomatic Mission Opens In Nairobi, Kenya

Barbados and the Caribbean community have firmly planted diplomatic roots in Africa. This comes as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. The Most Honourable Jerome Walcott, officially opened on...

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