Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

SLP Leader Urges Immunisation Of Population Against COVID-19

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has urged the immunisation of the population against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre, outlined the party’s position in an address Thursday night. He recommended a slew of measures...

- 11 months ago

Former Ambassador Congratulates Gros Islet Cleanup Woman

Former Saint Lucia Ambassador has congratulated a Gros Islet woman who regularly cleans up her community. Seventy-four year old Leena Daniel and her neighbour, Alvin, featured in a St Lucia Times article on Tuesday. They were cleaning up the Bella Ro...

- 11 months ago

Singing Sandra Has Died

TWO-TIME Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra passed away on Thursday. The 64-year-old’s death was announced on her social media page. No cause of death was given. “Dear loyal fans and supporters worldwide. It is with deep regret that you be informed...

- 11 months ago

China Warns Taiwan Independence ‘Means War’

China has warned that attempts by Taiwan to seek independence “means war”. The warning comes days after China stepped up its military activities and flew warplanes near the island. It also comes after new US President Joe Biden reaffirmed...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Records 77 New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:-  Today Thursday January 28, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of seventy-seven new cases of COVID-19 tested at the Ezra Long Laboratory. Confirmation was also received of the recovery of sixty-three indivi...

- 11 months ago

Actress Cicely Tyson Has Died

Cicely Tyson, an award-winning icon of the stage and screen who broke barriers for Black actresses with surpassing dignity, died Thursday, her manager Larry Thompson confirmed to CNN. She was 96. A family statement did not reveal the cause of death....

- 11 months ago

Global Collaborative Strategy To Eradicate COVID-19

By Dr. Amanda King MBBS (UWI), FRCP (Glas.), FACR, SLMM  A year ago, I wondered why China did not shut down travel to prevent spread of the newly detected coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, but, of course, it was Chinese New Year, and economic as w...

- 11 months ago

CMO Explains Use Of Term ‘COVID-19 Related Death’

With 13 ‘COVID-19 related’ deaths so far, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has been explaining the use of the term. She told a news conference on Wednesday that that one such death is too many. The CMO said she wanted to make it clear what the term ‘C...

- 11 months ago

No ‘Food Shortages’ In Saint Lucia Due To COVID-19

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph has been responding to assertions that COVID-19 has resulted in food scarcity in Saint Lucia. Joseph said he overheard a radio announcer making the claim. He recalled that the announcer declared that nothing was b...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19 Responses Taking Toll On Fire Service

COVID-19 related responses are stretching the resources of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) thin. SLFS spokesman Damian Jn Baptiste made the disclosure to the media Thursday. He said the affected resources include manpower, equipment and ambulance...

- 11 months ago

Caribbean Warned Against Fake Vaccines

Public health officials are warning Barbados and other Caribbean territories to beware of bogus vaccines in circulation that could adversely affect lives. Executive Director of the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Dr...

- 11 months ago

Peter Josie Accused Of Picking On Students, Urged To Apologise

The President of  Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) has accused Peter Josie of picking on students. And Nyus Alfred wants him to apologise publicly. Alfred spoke Wednesday at a news conference. He said he was disappointed in  Josie’s c...