Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Explores COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

As part of measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in country, the Government of Saint Lucia is exploring a COVID-19 contact tracing application. The project consultant is a Harvard University graduate and researcher from Saint Lucia,...

- 11 months ago

Two Held, Nearly 300 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized Off Martinique

Two men were held after the French Navy surveillance frigate, Germinal, seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine off Martinique during a maritime patrol, local reports say. It has been disclosed that the amount of cocaine seized was 290 kilos. The seizure...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Commits To Strict COVID-19 Protocols For Visitors

Press Release:- As Saint Lucia gears up for a peak winter season with increased flights and arrivals to the destination, the industry remains committed to ensuring that visitors and returning nationals are subject to strictly enforced guidelines thro...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Impounding Stray Animals

Impounding stray animals on Saint Lucia’s roads takes effect on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Department of Agriculture  has announced. According to the department, Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, recently held a meeting with livestock...

- 11 months ago

European Parliament Urged To End Colonization In The Caribbean

The UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, called upon the European Parliament to end colonization in the region and honour its debt to the people. Invited to speak to the parliament (at a virtual international panel on December 2, 2020...

- 11 months ago

Two Non-Nationals Among Saint Lucia’s Newest COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:- The Ministry of Health today Monday December 14, 2020 received confirmation of three new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 109 tests. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 278. Two of the cases are non-...

- 11 months ago

Australian Woman Dies In Quest For ‘Perfect Selfie’

Devastated children are mourning the death of their mother, who they watched plunge 80 metres to her death from a Victorian lookout that police have issued numerous warnings about. Rosy Loomba, a 38-year-old mother-of-two from Craigieburn, north Melb...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia National Students’ Council Elects New Executive

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia National Students Council (SLNSC) hosted its Annual General Assembly from Thursday December 10th 2020 to Friday December 11th 2020, to elect a new Executive for the period 2020-2021. In attendance were student council...

- 11 months ago

Venezuelan Children, Adults Drown En Route To T&T

Four children are among eleven Venezuelan nationals who drowned while trying to get to Trinidad and Tobago local reports, quoting the Coast Guard, say. In a press release, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said it received information from Venezuel...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucians Gather In London For National Day Flag-Raising

Press Release:– A small group of nationals gathered at the High Commission in London, December 13 for the annual flag-raising ceremony to commemorate St Lucia’s national day. Due to COVID restrictions, the numbers had to be scaled down th...

- 11 months ago

Cayman Islands To Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccine In January

The Premier of this British Overseas territory, Alden McLaughlin says a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will be rolled out across the territory starting in January. In making the recent announcement in Parliament, McLaugh...

- 11 months ago

British Government To Give More Money To Windrush Victims

The government is to give more money to victims of the Windrush scandal, which saw hundreds of people wrongly threatened with deportation. Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce later that the minimum payment will rise from £250 to £10,000, and the...

- 11 months ago

Dr. Mondesir Advises Wait And See Before Taking COVID-19 Vaccine

Although Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is on record as having indicated that he would be among the first to take a COVID-19 vaccine, a former Saint Lucia Health Minister has balked at the idea. “Personally I will not take it presently,”...

- 11 months ago

Price Hikes Announced For Diesel, Kerosene & LPG

Press Release:- The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of kerosene, diesel, LPG 20, 22 and...