Category : Caribbean and World News

- 10 months ago

Sarah Flood-Beaubrun Defends Closure Of Borders

External Affairs Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has defended the closure of Saint Lucia’s borders in the face of the current COVID-19 global pandemic. “I think that is the right thing we have done and continue to do,” she said. At th...

- 10 months ago

Saint Lucia Records Two More COVID-19 Cases

Saint Lucia has recorded two additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number so far to 17, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced. A ministry statement Wednesday said that on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, results of 44 samples for person...

- 10 months ago

British Airways To Cut Up To 12,000 Jobs

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Airways is set to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan as the carrier grapples with the fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its parent company IAG said Tuesday. The firm said it was sti...

- 10 months ago

Slumdog Millionaire Actor Dies

BBC News:-Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India’s most...

- 10 months ago

PM Urges Support For ‘Buy Local’ Initiative

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is urging his countrymen to ‘buy local’ as a means of supporting local producers. “During my announcement of our COVID-19 Social Stabilization Plan, you would have heard me speak about a Buy Local init...

- 10 months ago

Coronavirus ‘Will Hasten The Decline Of Cash’

BBC News:– Coronavirus will hasten the decline in the use of cash as people make a long-term switch to digital payments, experts say. The lockdown has led to a 60% fall in the number of withdrawals from cash machines, although people are taking...

- 10 months ago

Saint Lucia To Intensify Efforts To Reduce Serious Crime

The  Saint Lucia government has promised that in the coming year it will intensify efforts to reduce serious crime through the full implementation of the Safe City Closed-Circuit Television initiative and continued implementation of the community pol...

- 10 months ago

Two Injured In Castries Road Accident

The Saint Lucia Fire Service is reporting that two male individuals were injured in a road accident in Castries Tuesday afternoon. According to emergency officials, the accident occurred about 3.00 pm on the Millennium Highway. Fire Service spokeswom...

- 10 months ago

Castries Constituency Council Announces Temporary Staff Layoffs

Press Release:-  Castries, St. Lucia, April 27, 2020 – Hard hit by the economic fallout due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the Castries Constituency Council has been forced to temporarily lay off its workforce. Memos to that effect have alr...

- 10 months ago

House Speaker Quotes Calypsonian: “A Deputy Is Essential!”

House Speaker Andy Daniel has told reporters that it has not been difficult operating without a deputy. The House of Assembly has been functioning without a Deputy Speaker since  2016 when Sarah Flood-Beaubrun vacated the post to  run the External Af...

- 10 months ago

Canadian Farm Workers Invited To Important Meeting

Press Release:- The Department of Labour wishes to inform the following farm workers who reside in the south of the island and were scheduled to travel to Canada during the months of March and April 2020, that they are expected to visit the Departmen...