Press Releases

Training Workshop On Pineapple Cultivation Held In Vieux Fort

Press Release:- On Thursday, June 18, the Taiwan Technical Mission held a pineapple workshop in Vieux-Fort where agricultural extension officers and local farmers were invited to come observe and learn better methods of crop cultivation. The workshop was facilitated by Mr....

IDB Gives US$750K To Support COVID-19 Response In Caribbean

Press Release:- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to promote regional health security through the coordination of the regional health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This grant is a demonstration of...

State Funeral For The Late Denise Joyce Auguste

The Government of Saint Lucia will host an official funeral for the late Denise Joyce Auguste, on Wednesday. Ms. Denise Joyce Auguste, SLMN, OBE, MBE, JP, passed on Monday. May 18. She was a celebrated music icon and cultural activist. According...

Saint Lucia Among Caribbean States To Get Complementary Climate Funding

The world, in grappling with the current COVID-19 pandemic, has had a stark reminder of how disasters disproportionally affect the vulnerable. The disease is having a particularly dramatic impact on families and communities in developing countries that have fewer resources...

Saint Lucia Receives 98 Negative COVID-19 Results

Press Release:-  As of June 21, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 8, 708,008 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with 461,715 deaths. Within the region of the Americas there was a total of 3, 841,609 cases. As...

Youth Council Congratulates NCPD On Ratification Of UN Convention

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia National Youth Council recognizes the recent success of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in championing the rights of Persons with Disabilities. Their efforts paid off on June 11th, 2020...

OECS Thanks Cuba For Supporting Sub-Region’s COVID-19 Fight

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) expressed its deep appreciation to the Republic of Cuba for the medical support provided to six (6) member countries of the Organisation to assist with efforts to combat the spread of the...

SLP Offers Condolences On Death Of Kenneth Foster

The governing bodies, members and supporters of the Saint Lucia Labour Party wishe to extend sincere condolences to the family of the late Kenneth Foster, Q.C. who passed away yesterday, 18 June, 2020. Political Leader of the SLP, Honorable Philip...

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...

Maintaining Mental Health In COVID-19 Environment

Press Release:- As of  June 18, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 8,242,999 confirmed cases of  COVID-19 globally, with 445,535 deaths. Within the region of the Americas there was  a total of  4,015,386 cases. Testing results received on...

Saint Lucia Observes 72nd Anniversary Of Devastating Castries Fire

Press Release:-  Today marks the seventy-second (72) anniversary of the most devastating fire which occurred on our island, St. Lucia. On June 19, 1948, a fire swept through the city walls of Castries destroying seventy-five percent (75%) the business...

Grow Well Provides 20 New Laptops For Gros Islet Students

Press Release:-  Students in the Gros Islet area are now better equipped to engage in online learning with the Grow Well 2020 Together educational laptop programme. Grow Well presented the computers  in a ceremony on June 12, 2020, under stringent...

Minister of Commerce To Meet SMJ And NWU

Press Release:- Hon. Bradly Felix, Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs has agreed to meet with the Management of SMJ Beverages and the Leadership of the National Workers Union (NWU) on Friday June 19, 2020. The meeting...

Training Plans Developed For WRMA And Met. Services

Press Release:- Saint Lucia once again finds itself under a drought warning. Local rainfall patterns continue to change as a result of global climate change, creating more frequent and severe droughts. Of recent note was the 2010 drought followed by Hurricane Tomas...

Sulphur Springs Park Extends Closing Time

Press Release: The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) wishes to further advise the public by updating the press release published on Saturday, June 13th, 2020, that as of today, June 17th, 2020, the Sulphur Springs Park will be extending closing...

NWU Will Not Support Minister’s Labour Code Extension

The National Workers Union (NWU) has informed the Minister for Labour, Hon. Stephenson King that the union will not support the proposed amendment to extend the Severance Pay entitlement in the Labour Code from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24)...

Cannabis Commission Presents Economic Analysis Of Cannabis Industry to Cabinet

Press Release:- The Cannabis Commission presented to the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday morning (June 15th) on the “Economic Analysis of the Regulation of the Cannabis Industry in Saint Lucia.” The Commission was set up in July 2019 to review and...

Saint Lucia’s Phased COVID-19 Reopening Continues

Press Release:-  As of June 14, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 7, 690,708 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with 427,630 deaths. Within the region of the Americas there was a total of 3, 711,768 cases. As...

Sir William Arthur Lewis: Founder of Reparations for Caribbean Economic Development

Press Release:- The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) in collaboration with the Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee and the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee will convene a virtual Zoom symposium on June 15 involving a number of prominent scholars, economists and public...

Saint Lucia Receives 48 Negative COVID-19 Test Results

Press Release:-  As of June 11, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 7, 273, 958 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 413, 372 deaths. Within the region of the Americas there was a total of 3, 485, 245...

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