Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Babonneau MP Says COVID-19 Numbers ‘Frightening’

Babonneau MP, Ezechiel Joseph, declaring that COVID-19 numbers are frightening, has urged members of his constituency to observe existing protocols. He made the call in a video posted on his official Facebook page. Joseph said he is very concerned ab...

- 11 months ago

‘Trash Informants’ In Taiwan Earn Big Money

The city of Kaohsiung issued NT$39.6 million (US$1.4 million) in fines to people who litter in public areas last year, with 63 percent of the cases being reported by informants. According to statistics released by the Kaohsiung City Environmental Pro...

- 11 months ago

Canada: Man Targetted For Being Black Wins Massive Award

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the province to pay compensation of almost a million dollars to a former corrections officer who was targeted on the job for being Black. In her decision on compensation on Jan. 28, the tribunal chair ordere...

- 11 months ago

Antoine Reappointed ECCB Governor

The Monetary Council has approved the reappointment of Timothy N. J. Antoine as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. The new five-year term commences on Monday, 1 February. In conveying the Monetary Council’s decision, Chairman of the Mone...

- 11 months ago

Chinese Women Spurning Marriage, Babies

Two years ago, Joanne Su was anxious about turning 30 years old. She worked for a foreign trade company in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou, earned a decent income and spent her weekends hanging out with friends. But to Su and her paren...

- 11 months ago

SLP Leader Proposes COVID-19 ‘Rescue Plan’

Press Release:- In his address to the nation on 28th January, 2021, Hon. Philip J. Pierre repeated and laid out recommendations to the Government for dealing with the ongoing national crises. As of January 28th, Saint Lucia recorded 13 deaths and had...

- 11 months ago

The World’s Tallest Dog Has Died

Freddy, a Great Dane celebrated by Guinness World Records as the tallest dog in the world, has died. The pooch, who lived in Essex, England, with his owner Claire Stoneman, measured 3 feet and 4 inches (103.5 cm) from foot to withers, or the highest...

- 11 months ago

Martinique Confirms Case Of UK Variant Of COVID-19

Martinique has confirmed its first case of the UK variant of COVID-19 but says the female patient is doing well. That’s according to local media reports. Health officials said when they suspected that the woman had the virus, they isolated her...

- 11 months ago

UWP Tells Opposition Leader To Stop Spreading Lies

Press Release:- The United Workers Party calls on the SLP to stop Spreading Lies and Propaganda as was the case in their latest address to the nation. Philip J Pierre must ensure that he gets his facts right before he comes to the Saint Lucian public...

- 11 months ago

T&T Man Gets Protection Order Against Common Law Wife

A 44-year-old woman was ordered to move out of a residence she shared with her common-law husband. T’shura Belgrave was given the order by Port-of-Spain Magistrate Indar Jagroo on Monday after pleading not guilty to charges in relation to a domestic...

- 11 months ago

Canada Cancels All Flights To The Caribbean

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new agreement with airlines to suspend travel to the Caribbean and Mexico due to Covid-19. The country’s main airlines, including Air Canada and WestJet, will end service immediately and or...

- 11 months ago

France To Close Borders To All Non-European Union Countries

France is to close its borders to all countries outside the European Union from Sunday, according to prime minister Jean Castex. All people looking to enter from the EU will need a negative PCR test, except for commuters. UK transport secretary Grant...

- 11 months ago

SLNYC Continues Voter Education Campaign

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia National Youth Council’s Youth Voter Education Campaign, presently referred to as ‘Value in D Vote’ is geared at shifting the prevailing tokenistic attitude of political establishments towards youth and governance whi...

- 11 months ago

Japanese Woman Hid Mother’s Body In Freezer For 10 Years

Police in Japan have arrested a woman after the body of her dead mother was discovered in a freezer in her flat. Yumi Yoshino, 48, said that she found her mother dead and hid the body 10 years ago because she “didn’t want to move out̶...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Records 89 New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:–  Today Friday January 29, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 356 tests conducted at the Ezra Long Laboratory. This batch consists of samples taken...