Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Lobster Fishery To Close March 1

The public is advised that the Lobster Fishery will be CLOSED from March 1, 2021 until August 1, 2021, both days inclusive. When the Lobster Fishery is closed it is illegal for anyone to be in possession of lobster. In accordance with to Regulations...

- 11 months ago

T&T: Body Cameras Coming For Special Police Units

Special units within the T&T Police Service (TTPS) will soon be equipped with body cameras. National Security Minister Stuart Young said yesterday that during a meeting with Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, he was told that the units include t...

- 11 months ago

Hot-Wax TikTok Videos Prompt Warnings

Viral videos of people having full-face “hot wax” treatments on TikTok have led to warnings from skin experts. They show softened resin covering subjects’ face, mouth and neck – and partially penetrating their ears and nose &#...

- 11 months ago

OECS Commends Historic WTO Appointment

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on March 1, 2021. The WTO General Council selected Dr. Okonjo-Iweala by consensus and her term, which is...

- 11 months ago

Barbados Monitoring COVID-19 ‘Hotspots’

Minister of Health Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic said Monday that his ministry has been monitoring a number of COVID-19 “hotspots” at elderly care facilities, one of which has had to be turned into an isolation facility because of the large number of resid...

- 11 months ago

New York Attorney General Fights Deportations To The Caribbean

New York Attorney General Letitia James says she has led a coalition of 16 attorneys general from across the United States in fighting alongside US President Joseph Biden to protect the undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants from deportation. On...

- 11 months ago

Barbados Health Worker Dies Of COVID

Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic today confirmed Barbados lost its first health care worker in the battle against COVID-19. The nursing assistant died at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St Lucy where she was a patient for nine days. On Satu...

- 11 months ago

JetBlue Probing Actions Of Worker After Kidnapping Allegations

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A JetBlue spokesman has confirmed that the airline is investigating reports that one of its flight attendants who, after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, reportedly faked that she was kidnapped in Jamaica and was being...

- 11 months ago

Bus Driver Reported Missing

Family members of a bus driver who operates on the Castries to Vieux Fort route have reported him missing. Police have identified him as Caludius Mitchel aka ‘Words’ of Micoud. Peter Richard, a close friend of the missing man, recalled th...

- 11 months ago

Mother Says Son Killed At Anse La Raye Was ‘Very Troublesome’

The mother of an Anse La Raye man who died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, says he was ‘very troublesome’. “The boy had trouble with everybody and everybody had trouble with him,” Agnes Danzie told St Lucia Times. However, she said he was...

- 11 months ago

‘Jelly Boy’ Charged For Illegal Gun, Ammunition

Police have charged Jaleel Hunte, aka ‘Jelly Boy’ for possession of an illegal gun and ammunition. Law enforcement officials say they charged him on Saturday. His bail hearing was scheduled for Monday. According to the police, officers fr...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Implements $37 million Japanese Infrastructure Grant

Press Release:– Physical work has officially commenced on the Cul De Sac Bridge Reconstruction Project, under the ambits of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour. Financed through a $37 million Eastern Caribbean Dollars Grant...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19: Thirty New Cases, 71 Recoveries

Press Release: Today Monday February 15, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 30 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 121 tests conducted on samples taken during the period Februar...

- 11 months ago

Shootings, Assaults And Vehicle Accidents Prompt SLFS Responses

Two shootings, physical assaults, bush fires and road accidents were among incidents prompting Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) responses. The incidents occurred between Friday and Monday. The disclosure came from SLFS spokesman, Damian Jn Baptiste. H...