Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Martinique: Nearly 2000 Get Covid-19 Vaccines

Some 2000 people in Martinique have received COVID-19 vaccines since the campaign began, local reports say. The vaccination blitz started on January 7. But so far, less than one percent of the population has received their first dose. And officials s...

- 11 months ago

T&T: Death Of 9-Year Old Linked To TikTok Challenge

The death of nine-year-old Emmanuel Poteon is being linked to the TikTok “blackout challenge”. Poteon, police said, was found dead at about 5.08 pm on Monday in the bathroom of a guest bedroom of his home along Penguin Crescent, Maloney G...

- 11 months ago

Air Canada Vacations Pays Tribute To Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Pres Release:– For everyone in the travel industry, Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s name is synonymous with success and the transformation of tourism in the Caribbean. By the time many began their careers in travel, the legendary Sandals brand had alr...

- 11 months ago

Woman From Saint Lucia & Husband Who Won £1M Feed The Homeless

A woman from Saint Lucia and her husband who won £1M are helping to feed the homeless in the UK. Media reports this month said some 70,000 people are without a home because of COVID-19. The Daily Mail identified the Good Samaritan couple as Bill Mull...

- 11 months ago

PMA Announces ‘Restoring The Pride’ Campaign

Press Release:– The Pitons Management Area Office with the support of Minister Dr. Hon. Gale Rigobert and the Department of Sustainable Development has declared the month of February 2021 as the month of ‘Restoring the Pride’. The campaign is g...

- 11 months ago

Minister Says Vibrant Tourism Vital For Saint Lucia Farmers

Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, says a vibrant tourism industry is necessary to provide a reliable market for Saint Lucia farmers. Joseph explained that the local market is small. According to the Minister, as a result of COVID-19 a number of...

- 11 months ago

Man Shot Multiple Times In Castries

Emergency services transported a man to hospital Wednesday morning after he was shot multiple times, police say. The shooting occurred on Victoria Street, Castries, police say. A senior law enforcement official identified the victim as Ricardo Mc Gar...

- 11 months ago

World surpasses 100 Million Coronavirus Virus Cases

CNN: The world has now surpassed 100 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It’s a figure that seemed almost unimaginable 12 months ago, when the first case had only just been confirmed on US soil. A year later, the pandemic shows little s...

- 11 months ago

Venezuela’s President Touts ‘Miracle Treatment’ For COVID-19

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears to be counting on yet another “miracle” to save his citizens from COVID-19, promoting a secretive solution with no published scientific evidence he claims will conquer the n...

- 11 months ago

Chastanet To Lead WEF Davos Agenda Special Event

Press Release:–  Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister the Honourable Allen Chastanet will lead a special event at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda 2021, which engages heads of state and government, business, cultural and other leaders of society...

- 11 months ago

Sick British Couple Marry In COVID-19 Ward

British couple Elizabeth Kerr and Simon O’Brien had been planning to marry in June. Then COVID-19 struck. Both contracted the disease and were rushed to Milton Keynes University Hospital in the same ambulance when their oxygen levels fell dangerously...

- 11 months ago

US Embassy In Barbados Cancels Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments

The United States Embassy in Barbados has cancelled all non-immigrant visa appointments. The embassy says the measure is effective Thursday, January 28. A notice on the embassy’s official website disclosed that the step was ‘due to change...

- 11 months ago

Barbados To Go Into COVID-19 Lockdown

The economy is set to take a hit as big as $25 million during the two-week lockdown that comes into effect a week from Wednesday, said Prime Minister Mia Mottley, declaring that she was not willing to sacrifice Barbadian lives to stabilise the econom...