Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Texas Coping After Deadly Winter Storm

Nearly seven million people in the US state of Texas have been told to boil tap water before consuming it after a deadly winter storm caused power blackouts at treatment facilities. The huge storm sweeping across the southern US has killed at least 2...

- 11 months ago

Pierre Urges Citizens To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has urged Saint Lucians to take the COVID-19 vaccine as frontline workers here began receiving theirs on Wednesday. “I really want to tell all Saint Lucians that the science has show that the vaccine is effe...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19: Gorillas At Risk From Selfie-Taking Tourists

Tourists who take selfies with wild mountain gorillas could put the primates at risk of developing Covid-19, according to new research. Scientists from Oxford Brookes University, England, looked at hundreds of Instagram posts from people visiting the...

- 11 months ago

Prime Minister Leads By Example And Supports Vaccine Roll Out

Press Release:– Saint Lucia began the first phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out today with several frontliners and key Government officials receiving the first vaccines in a live broadcast, including Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet...

- 11 months ago

44 New COVID-19 Cases, 88 Recoveries & One More Virus Related Death

Press Release:-  Today Wednesday February 17, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 44 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 161 tests conducted on samples taken during the period Fe...

- 11 months ago

SLP Candidate Jeremiah Norbert Injured In Accident

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate for Micoud North, Jeremiah Norbert, sustained ‘serious’ injury to his leg in a motorcycle accident Wednesday, emergency personnel have confirmed. According to reports the accident occurred near the...

- 11 months ago

UK To Help Caribbean Effort To Identify New COVID-19 Variants

Press Release:- The UK will offer its world leading genomics expertise to help identify new variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 in countries in the Caribbean and around the world. The announcement comes as part of a speech delivered by UK Healt...

- 11 months ago

Masked Gunmen Attack, Rob Security Guard In Vieux Fort

Masked gunmen assaulted and robbed a security guard in Vieux Fort on Monday morning, police say. According to reports, at least five bandits were involved in 2.00 am attack on the guard who is in his sixties. The victim was identified as Julian Modes...

- 11 months ago

Two Hospitalised After Separate Road Incidents

The Saint Lucia Fire Service transported two people to hospital after separate road accidents over the past 24 hours. At 2:26pm Tuesday, The Dennery Fire Station responded to an incident at Fond D’Or, Dennery.  “An 18 year old male cyclist had...

- 11 months ago

Sandals Congratulates West Indies On Series Win

Press Release:– Sandals Resorts International, as Principal Partner of Cricket West Indies, wishes to extend our heartiest congratulations to the West Indies players and management on their recent 2-0 Test Series win over Bangladesh. Kudos to S...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19: PM Says Saint Lucia Has To Be Able To Open To The World

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said Tuesday that this countryhas to  be able to open its economy. He spoke during a nationally televised briefing in which he announced changes to existing COVID-19 protocols. “I am calling on all Saint Lucians t...

- 11 months ago

Larry King’s Widow Contests His Handwritten Will

The widow of US TV host Larry King has gone to court to contest a handwritten will that purportedly leaves the late star’s $2m estate to his children. Shawn Southwick King, whom King was divorcing at the time of his death, claims he was “...

- 11 months ago

Relief As Missing Bus Driver Found

Family members and friends of a missing bus driver are breathing a sigh of relief after they found him Wednesday morning, multiple sources say. Caludius Mitchel aka ‘Words’ of Micoud had been missing from his home since Saturday. Search teams which h...

- 11 months ago

Murder Convicts Escape Guyana Prison

FOUR high-profile inmates, who were locked in solitary confinement at the Brick Prison of the Mazaruni Prison, escaped after cutting locks and iron bars in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Home Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn and the Joint Services H...