Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Travel & Leisure

Hilaire Says Regional Travel Decline Impacting Saint Lucia

Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire has said that the decline in regional travel is heavily impacting Saint Lucia. "In 2019, we had just over 82,000 arrivals. Up to June this year, we...

Albert-Poyotte Says No Need For Rush To Get e-Passports

Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has advised citizens that there's no need to rush to obtain Saint Lucia's new e-passports, as existing travel documents are due for renewal after expiry. "They...

OECS Council Of Ministers Issues Statement On Regional Travel

The Council of Ministers of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met in the Commonwealth of Dominica on Thursday, July 21, 2022 and issued the following statement: The OECS Council of...

WATCH: Immigration Department Working To Streamline Internal Processes

Despite the challenges affecting operations, the Immigration Department continues to serve the public. Although the new ePassport facility has gone live, the Immigration Department is reminding the public the current machine readable...

Immigration Department Announces Operational Changes

The Immigration Department has announced operational changes one day after Saint Lucians converged on its office in Castries in a rush to obtain travel documents. The Department said the changes would facilitate...

Albert-Poyotte Says No Timeline For Phasing Out Old Passports

Home Affairs Minister Virginia Albert-Poyotte told reporters on Tuesday, one day after Saint Lucia officially launched its new e-passport, that there's no timeline for phasing out the old travel documents. She spoke...

Saint Lucia Launches e-Passport – Minister Acknowledges Resistance To Change

Home Affairs Minister Virginia Albert-Poyotte welcomed the launch of Saint Lucia's new e-passport at a ceremony on Monday, acknowledging that there would be resistance to change. "We advocate for change, but when...

Immigration Department Transitioning To New e-Passports

The Immigration Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has announced that it will temporarily cease processing new passport applications. It's to facilitate the transition to the new e-Passport system. As...

New Saint Lucia ePassport Price Confirmed At $250

The Government of Saint Lucia has confirmed the cost of the new ePassports shall stand at the initially proposed  XCD 250.00 per passport for the period of 5 years. The approval for...

New Border Management System To Facilitate Paperless Entry Into Saint Lucia

by Jacques Hinkson-Compton The upcoming electronic Saint Lucian passports will mean a reduction in the use of physical travel documents. Immigration expert with the Saint Lucia Border Control Agency, Lucius Lake says the...

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...

WATCH: Saint Lucia Concludes Major Tourism Promotion In North America

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA)  recently concluded its North America ‘Summer Saint Lucia Style’ Roadshow. We hear more in this report: https://youtu.be/NZM5bF3G70I Source: Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

CDB Undertaking Road-Based Public Transport Study In Saint Lucia

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is in the process of facilitating a “Sustainable Road Based Public Transportation Study” which broadly seeks to assist in developing sustainable road based public transport plans...

Hilaire: ‘We Miss LIAT’

Saint Lucia's Tourism Minister, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, has spoken up on behalf of LIAT, while observing the need for regional travel capacity and acknowledging the airline's shortcomings. "We need LIAT," Hilaire told...

Single Visa Regime Suggested For CARICOM Countries

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has advocated a single-visa regime among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries. He feels that should be the next critical consideration in rationalising regional entry protocols. According to the...

‘Summer Saint Lucia Style’ Roadshow Underway Across North America

The North America ‘Summer Saint Lucia Style’ roadshow got underway in New York City on June 7th and Toronto on June 9th, presenting Saint Lucia to the travel trade, consumer and...

SLTA Boss Welcomes U.S. Lifting Of COVID-19 Testing For Incoming Travellers

The CEO of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has indicated that officials here welcome the move by the United States to lift COVID-19 testing requirements for incoming air travellers. Lorine Charles-St....

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Updates Entry Requirements

The Government of Saint Lucia wishes to inform the travelling public that effective 5th March 2022, updated entry requirements are in place for travel to Saint Lucia and are as follows: 1....

Saint Lucia Gears Up To Welcome Increase In Visitor Arrivals From Trinidad

Press Release:- Tourism between Saint Lucia and Trinidad is back with the destination gearing up to receive even more visitors, with additional travel options. British Airways, tour operators and brand Saint Lucia are...

Saint Lucia Welcomes First Vessel In Inaugural ARC January

Press Release:- Just Fifteen days, fourteen hours and twenty seconds following the January 9th departure of the inaugural ‘ARC January’ fleet from Las Palmas, the 40-foot Croatian flagged vessel, ‘Mowgli’, was the first...

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