Category : Caribbean and World News

- 1 week ago

Calypso Quarterfinals And 2024 Season Judges Announced

The Calypso Monarch competition will enter the quarterfinal stage beginning this weekend, Saturday 8 June with the South Calypso Tent. The schedule of shows for Calypso Quarterfinals are as follows: Saturday, 8 June – South Calypso Tent Wednes...

- 1 week ago

Farm Worker Programme Gets A Boost

Over 100 farm workers hailing from various districts throughout Saint Lucia have been selected to conduct farm work on various farms, over the next six (6) months. This initiative is being spearheaded by the Unleashing the Blue Economy of the Caribb...

- 1 week ago

OECS Unveils Billboards Promoting Free Movement Of People

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has unveiled four new billboards celebrating the free movement of people across seven protocol member states. FLOW Saint Lucia and the Regional Integration and ​ Diaspora Office of Saint...

- 1 week ago

Reports Say Russian Naval Exercises Coming To The Caribbean

Multiple United States news reports quoting U.S. officials say Russia plans to send combat vessels into the Caribbean region this summer as part of naval exercises. According to the officials, the exercises will likely include port calls in Cuba and...

- 1 week ago

$1M In Support For The Semi-Pro Football League

The Hon. Philip J. Pierre-led Administration is making a life-changing investment in the local football community. For the first time, aspiring footballers are getting paid to play the beautiful game. Prime Minister Pierre’s leadership has inspired t...

- 1 week ago

Business Survey Respondents Report A Sales, Revenue Spike

The most recent Business Performance Survey (Take 10) by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, conducted during February and March 2024, provides its usual comprehensive analysis of the current state and outlook of the business...

- 1 week ago

Moves To Strengthen Health Financing In The Caribbean

Under the umbrella of the Alliance for Primary Health Care (A4PHC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) convened a two-day interactive event, the Caribbean Health Financing Forum,...

- 1 week ago

Road Closures Near The SAB, Vigie On Friday

The intersection of Lanse Road to Sans Souci, along the John Compton Highway will be closed from 9 am to 12 noon and 5 pm – 7pm on Friday, 7 June, 2024 to facilitate the safe access of students to the SAB in Vigie for the National Schools Calypso com...

- 1 week ago

Edward Cites Need For Multi-Hazard Disaster Preparedness

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Shawn Edward, has underscored the need for multi-hazard disaster preparedness. Edward, Chairman of the Caribbean Disaster Em...

- 1 week ago

Millennium Highway To Cul de Sac Roadworks Continue

C.O. Williams Construction Ltd wishes to inform the general and motoring public of the continuation of road works on the Millennium Highway to Cul de Sac Roundabout Project. The work activities will be carried out between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:0...

- 1 week ago

Castries To Morne Du Don Bus Route Split Into Two

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport (DIPT) has announced a division of the existing Castries to Morne Du Don Route 5A into two. As a result of the division, the routes will now be Route 5A (Castries to Morne Du Don) and Route 5G (Ca...

- 1 week ago

Teenage Tobacco Use Drops, But E-Cigarettes On The Rise

Surveys conducted by the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat (SAACS) show a decline in tobacco use by youngsters aged 13 to 15 but a surge in the use of e-cigarettes. SAACS conducted the tobacco surveys in 2000, 2017, and 2020. “We hav...

- 1 week ago

WMO Says World Heading Towards New Temperature Records

At least one of the years between now and 2028 will very likely set a new temperature record breaking through the crucial 1.5°C temperature limit, the UN weather agency, WMO, said on Wednesday. Latest forecasts from the World Meteorological Organizat...

- 1 week ago

CARPHA Emphasises Caribbean Water Safety Planning

With many Caribbean territories experiencing, or close to, drought conditions over the past few months, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has highlighted the need for water safety planning. “Water safety planning, a proactive approach...