Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Announces Pre-Registration For COVID-19 Vaccine

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health informs the public that ahead of the actual roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, there will be a pre-registration process to ensure smooth planning and coordination of vaccination. The process for pre...

- 11 months ago

Two Adults Wounded, Baby Traumatised After Castries Shooting

Two adults were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a house in the Bananes Bay area of Castries Friday night. A baby who was also in the house at the time escaped unhurt. But the mother told St Lucia Times that the child is traumatised. As a result of...

- 11 months ago

$69 Million In Drugs Seized In Caribbean Sea

KEY WEST, Florida (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says a crew of its Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returned to its home port in Key West, Florida after a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in which four drug vessels were seized, five suspected drug...

- 11 months ago

CARICOM Thanks Barbados PM For COVID-19 Vaccines

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque expressed profound thanks to the Honourable Mia Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados for her provision of Covid-19 vaccines for the staff of the CARICOM Secretariat. Prime...

- 11 months ago

International Childhood Cancer Day

Press Release:- February 15 is observed Globally as Childhood Cancer Day.  The 2021 International Childhood Cancer Day theme is Better Survival is Achievable #throughourhands. Faces of Cancer St. Lucia would like to recognize and raise awareness abou...

- 11 months ago

ECCB Governor Outlines Key Initiatives For New Term

The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Timothy N. J. Antoine, marked the start of his second term with a virtual Thanksgiving and Dedication Service on 1 February, with staff and well-wishers. The ECCB Monetary Council approved Gov...

- 11 months ago

US Man Leaves $5 Million To Dog In His Will

Being a man’s best friend has paid off for this dog. When Tennessee businessman Bill Dorris died late last year, the 84-year-old left $5 million to his 8-year-old border collie, Lulu Dorris’ friend, Martha Burton, had already been watching Lulu for h...

- 11 months ago

SLP Leader Thanks Barbados, Dominica For COVID-19 Vaccine Donation

Press Release:-  Hon. Philip J. Pierre, Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia to Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Amor Mottley and Prime Minister...

- 11 months ago

Rigobert Reiterates ICT In Education Policy

Press Release:– This week, Minister for Education Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert reiterated her stance that simply providing a student with a laptop would not solve the challenges faced with E-Learning or ICT in Education. Referencing her contribution...

- 11 months ago

Quarantine Fees For Returning Nationals Reduced

Press Release:– In keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ updated national COVID-19 response policy, effective February 11, 2021, the Government of Saint Lucia is absorbing a greater part of the cost of State Quarantine for returning...

- 11 months ago

Minors Start Fire At Dennery Home, But Good Samaritan Saves The Day

Two children set fire among items on the verandah of a home in  Grande Ravine, Dennery, on Wednesday morning. And if a Good Samaritan did not take quick action, the fire would likely have destroyed the building. Residents identified him as Gillan Oct...

- 11 months ago

US Securing 600 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses By July

BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the US will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans. Biden made the announcement at the sprawling National Institutes of H...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19 Vaccination Begins In Guyana

EXACTLY one month before the first ‘anniversary’ of Guyana’s first recorded COVID-19 case, healthcare workers at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and those at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetow...