Category : Caribbean and World News

- 11 months ago

Biden’s Deportation Freeze Blocked

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— A US federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from implementing a 100-day pause on deportations. Judge Drew Tipton granted a 14-day temporary restraining order until the case could b...

- 11 months ago

Saint Lucia Records 48 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release:-  Today Tuesday January 26, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of forty-eight new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 200 tests conducted at the Ezra Long Laboratory. Confirmation was also received of the reco...

- 11 months ago

WHO Says Rich & Poor COVID-19 Vaccine Divide Worsening

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The COVID-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organization warned Monday, insisting the failure to distribute doses fairly could cost the global economy trillions of do...

- 11 months ago

Ministry Issues Guidelines For COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the general public that the management of patients with respiratory symptoms, including sample collection for COVID-19, is allowed both within the public and private sector. Within the publ...

- 11 months ago

PM Says Saint Lucia In Covid-19 ‘Red Zone’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says that Saint Lucia is in the COVID-19 Red Zone and as a result urged citizens to rise to the occasion and ‘beat this enemy’. “Given the numbers that we currently have, we’re in the Red Zone,&#...

- 11 months ago

‘By The Rivers Of Bois D’Orange’ Video Goes Viral

A video that parodies a well known song by substituting ‘By The Rivers Of Bois D’Orange’ for the original ‘By the Rivers of Babylon’, has gone viral on social media. The person who made the recording sings the substitute...

- 11 months ago

SALCC Is Home To Derek Walcott Library

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is now home to the personal literature collection of Sir Derek Walcott. The official unveiling of the Derek Walcott Library took place on Friday, January 22, as part of the Nobel Laureate Festival. The collectio...

- 11 months ago

Gros Islet Residents Collect Nearly 1,000 Pounds Of Plastic Waste

Press Release: On Saturday, January 16th, 2021, 60 residents from Gros Islet and its environs delivered 974 pounds of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (High-density polyethylene) plastic waste to the first of three RePLAST Collection Points...

- 11 months ago

Martinique Town Bans 2021 Carnival

The Martinique town of Robert has slapped a ban on Carnival 2021 over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The ban comes days after hundreds took to the streets of another town, Lamentin, for a jump-up. Robert Mayor, Alfred Monthieux, has prohibite...

- 11 months ago

74 Year Old Inspires With Voluntary Community Cleanup

A 74-year old has become a source of inspiration amid the news coverage of crime, COVID-19 and a world that is generally in crisis. The President of the Beausejour Community Group, Jim Joseph, has been sharing the story of Leena Daniel, 74 and her ne...

- 11 months ago

PM Cites Importance Of Efficient COVID-19 Testing

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says a major component of the COVID-19 battle is the efficiency of this country’s testing strategy. And he indicated that Saint Lucia continues to work towards that goal. Chastanet visited the laboratory at the OK...

- 11 months ago

PM Condemns Sharing of ‘Gruesome’ Photos On Social Media

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has hit out at people who circulate gruesome crime photos on social media. He spoke amid concern over the appearance on social social media of images of the partially decomposed body of a female. Police discovered the b...

- 11 months ago

Chastanet Says Murder Rate, Domestic Abuse ‘Intolerable’

Prime Minister Allen says this country’s murder rate and the domestic abuse of women in particular are ‘intolerable’ and ‘unacceptable’. He said that’s despite the efforts made and the level of improvements in seri...