Category : Caribbean and World News

- 3 days ago

Stabbing, Cutlass Attack Prompt Fire Service Responses

A stabbing and a cutlass attack prompted responses from the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS), according to its weekend report. The report covered the period Friday January 15 to Monday January 18, 2021 and included other incidents. According to SLFS s...

- 3 days ago

SLP Says Back To School Amid COVID-19 Spike ‘Poor Timing’

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is concerned that the authorities have reopened schools amid a spike in COVID-19. As a result,  the opposition party described the move as  ‘incredibly poor timing.’ The SLP observed that schools reopene...

- 3 days ago

Non-National Among 11 New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday January 17, 2021 received confirmation of eleven new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 133 COVID-19 tests conducted at the Ezra Long Laboratory, from which 11 positive and 122 ne...

- 3 days ago

Trump To Dole Out Hundreds Of Pardons, Commutations

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high...

- 3 days ago

US Fears Insider Attack

US defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washing...

- 4 days ago

World Bank Approves $30M Credit For Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 Fight

Press Release:-WASHINGTON, January 14, 2021 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today the US$30 million Saint Lucia COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience Development Policy Credit. This quick-disbursing credit aims to help mi...

- 4 days ago

‘Cultural Icon’ Charles Cadet Has Died

Saint Lucia cultural icon, Hon. Charles Cadet passed away Sunday. The Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries with responsibility for Culture and Creative Industries, Fortuna Belrose, describ...

- 4 days ago

Football Association Mourns Passing Of St. Croix Vasco Albert

Official Statement By President, Lyndon Cooper I thought the recent death of Victorin ¨Sugar¨ Laurence was the end of the horror that I and my association has had to bear over the past 12 months or so. We have been so conscious of the pains associate...

- 4 days ago

Fisherfolk Honour Outstanding Colleague

by Kaygianna Charlery The Saint Lucia Fisherfolk Co-operative Society Limited (SLFCSL), on January 12 2021 paid tribute to one of their own, Mr Alva Lynch, at a small ceremony which took place at the Vieux Fort Fisheries Conference Room. Represented...

- 5 days ago

Members Of Texas Family With COVID-19 Could Not Smell House Fire

Members of a Texas family suffering from COVID-19 are safe after their home caught fire, and they weren’t able to smell the smoke, local reports say. They had lost their sense of smell due to the virus. But a 17-year-old girl was able to smell...

- 5 days ago

US On Alert For Violent Protests

BBC News:– All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. National Guard troops from across the country are being...

- 5 days ago

Saint Lucia Announces 2 New ‘COVID-19 Related’ Deaths

Press Release:-  Today Saturday January 16, 2021 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of thirty four new cases of COVID-19. This is a batch of 253 COVID-19 tests with 34 positives and 219 negatives. This brings the total number of cases diagn...