Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Rigobert Meets New Students’ Council Executive

Press Release:– On Monday February 1, 2021 Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, met with the newly elected executive of the National Students’ Council.  This executive w...

- 11 months ago

ECCB To Release EC Polymer Five-Dollar Note By End Of March 2021

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is projecting that the polymer five-dollar note will be released by the end of March. The ECCB launched its family of EC polymer notes in May 2019 with the new $50. The $100, $20 and $10 have since been issue...

- 11 months ago

US Woman Hospitalised After Using Gorilla Glue For Hair Spray

A Louisiana woman has sought medical treatment after mistakenly using Gorilla Glue spray adhesive in place of actual hair spray. Tessica Brown’s plight went viral earlier in February after she revealed that her hair had been stuck in the same s...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19: PM Announces ‘Tempered’ Independence Celebrations

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Monday night announced that Saint Lucia will have tempered 42nd independence anniversary celebrations this year. Chastanet made the disclosure during an address to the nation. “This year our celebrations will be tempere...

- 11 months ago

WHO Warns Against Dismissing AstraZeneca Vaccine

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization and its Covax partners cautioned Monday against dismissing AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine after several setbacks, insisting it remained an important, life-saving tool. The AstraZeneca vacci...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19: CSA Concerned Right To Privacy Could Put Workers At Risk

Amid a spike here in COVID-19, the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has expressed concern over the impact of the right to privacy on civil servants, asserting that it could inadvertently put them at risk. CSA General Secretary, Claude Paul...

- 11 months ago

Three Fires, Five Vehicle Accidents Among SLFS Weekend Responses

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) responded to three structural fires and five vehicle accidents among other emergencies between Friday and Monday. That’s according to the SLFS weekend report. Fire Service spokesman, Damian Jn Baptiste, discl...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucian Saveion Featured On BET & MTV

Press Release:–  Saveion has become the first Saint Lucian to achieve a highly sought after dream of musicians everywhere. On Friday, February 5th 2021, Saveion’s hit song ‘Perfect Body’ aired on BET, the American channel which became a househo...

- 11 months ago

Gros Islet Man Taken To Hospital After Home Attack

Emergency personnel took a Riviere Mitant, Gros Islet man to hospital on Friday, after a home attack. The 37-year old victim disclosed that an assailant entered his home and assaulted him. Saint Lucia Fire Service spokesman, Damian Jn Baptiste, said...

- 11 months ago

CSA Slams Government’s COVID-19 ‘Window Dressing’ Exercise

The Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has spoken out on what it describes as a parade of individuals purporting to represent the views of the respective stakeholders, when Prime Minister Allen Chastanet recently addressed the nation on this...

- 11 months ago

T&T: Police Find More Skeletal Remains

During a massive search exercise, involving 248 personnel from the Police Service, Fire Service, Defence Force and members of the Hunters Association two separate sets of skeletal remains – believed to be human – were found in the thick f...

- 11 months ago

Barbados Expects 100,000 AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses This Week

Barbados is in line to receive 100, 000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week and several of the island’s top medical professionals are fully on board with the move to vaccinate the population. Barbados is in line to receive 100, 000 doses...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Records 19th COVID-19 Related Death, 214 New Cases

The Ministry of Health  and Wellness on Sunday said it received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 214 new cases of COVID-19. It said the 214 confirmed cases came from from a batch of 701 tests of samples taken during the period January 27...

- 11 months ago

Finance Administrative Centre Temporarily Closes

Press Release:- The public is informed of the temporary closure of the Finance Administrative Centre (FAC) at Pointe Seraphine, Castries. The FAC houses the main offices of the Department of Finance and the Department of Economic Development. A deep...