Category : Caribbean and World News

- 5 days ago

Hilaire Says Regional Travel Decline Impacting Saint Lucia

Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire has said that the decline in regional travel is heavily impacting Saint Lucia. “In 2019, we had just over 82,000 arrivals. Up to June this year, we had just over 9, 300 arrivals,” Hilaire lamented duri...

- 5 days ago

Psychosocial Training For BTC Staff

Efforts continue unabated at improving the level and quality of service being provided to wards at the island’s lone juvenile rehabilitation institution – the Boys Training Centre (BTC). Towards this end, BTC staff were recently on the receiving end...

- 6 days ago

‘We Have Lost Our Values’

Minister for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment, Joachim Henry has lamented the loss of values in Saint Lucia, in response to reports that young men have been attacking homeless people in Castries. When reporters raised the matter of the attack...

- 6 days ago

Republican Uproar Over FBI Raid On Trump Home

Furious allies of former President Donald Trump are demanding an explanation for the FBI’s raid on his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. The FBI and Department of Justice have yet to comment on the search, which Mr Trump disclosed on Monday evening. I...

- 6 days ago

Pierre Denies Witch-Hunt In Move To Appoint Special Prosecutor

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has denied that his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration is mounting a witch-hunt in the move to appoint a Special Prosecutor. “This Act is not about a witch-hunt. This Act is about having Saint Lucia a...

- 6 days ago

Albert-Poyotte Says No Need For Rush To Get e-Passports

Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has advised citizens that there’s no need to rush to obtain Saint Lucia’s new e-passports, as existing travel documents are due for renewal after expiry. “They can use the passport...

- 6 days ago

Two Men Injured In Marchand Shooting

On Monday, two men sustained injuries after a suspected drive-by shooting in Marchand, Castries. Police said the incident occurred about 8:30 pm along Marchand Road. A police release said investigations revealed that one of the men sustained multipl...

- 6 days ago

Clarification Of COP’s Statement

On Monday, August 8, 2022, Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, was interviewed after a cabinet brief, by members of the media. Following this interview, he was quoted as having called for regional and international help to fight crime. The Royal S...

- 6 days ago

CARICOM Expresses Condolences As Cuba Battles Disastrous Fire

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to Cuba, which is battling a disastrous fire at the Port of Matanzas. “We extend our condolences on the loss of life and wish a speedy recovery to the scores of people who were injured...

- 6 days ago

Olivia Newton-John: Grease Star And Singer Dies Aged 73

Olivia Newton-John, best known for playing Sandy in smash-hit musical Grease, has died aged 73, her family says. The star died from cancer, her manager told the BBC. Her husband John Easterling said she “passed away peacefully” at her ra...