Category : Caribbean and World News

- 5 days ago

Chastanet: ‘We Cannot Allow COVID-19 To Define Us!’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says Saint Lucians cannot allow COVID-19 to define them. Chastanet asserted that he, his cabinet, many government officials and people in the private sector share those sentiments. He made the remarks Thursday while urg...

- 5 days ago

Texas Man Shot Dead By Police During Mental Health Check

NBC News:– The family of a Killeen, Texas, man fatally shot by police in the front yard of his home during a mental health check is calling for the officer’s arrest. The shooting happened Sunday just before 5:30 p.m. when the family of Pa...

- 5 days ago

CARICOM, UN Collaborate In Detecting Terrorists

NEW YORK, 13 January 2021 – The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) signed today a Memorandum of Agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding re...

- 6 days ago

UK To Close All Travel Corridors From Monday

BBC News:- The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to “protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains” of Covid, the PM has said. Anyone flying into the country from overseas will have to show proof of a n...

- 6 days ago

Royalton Saint Lucia Closes Temporarily Due To COVID-19

Press Release:– The health and safety of employees and valued guests is the number one priority at Blue Diamond Resorts properties. With this in mind, Blue Diamond has made the decision to temporarily close Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa,...

- 6 days ago

3 Month Old Among Saint Lucia’s 32 New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:– Today January 15 , 2021 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of thirty two new cases of COVID -19. This is from a batch of 271 COVID-19 tests with 32 positives and 239 negatives. This brings the total number of cases dia...

- 6 days ago

NWU Urges Royalton Hotel Probe To Ensure COVID-19 Compliance

The National Workers Union (NWU) wants the Labour Department to investigate a complaint about Royalton Hotel. The union explained that it has reliable information. And the NWU said workers at Royalton Hotel at Cap Estate, Gros Islet, are facing ̵...

- 6 days ago

Saint Lucian Jailed For Murder In Martinique

A Martinique court has jailed a Saint Lucian national for 18 years for murder, Martinique media reports say. The Assize Court found Jean-Luc Hippolyte guilty of the offence on Thursday. Investigators had accused him of killing 21 year old Franklin Ro...

- 6 days ago

Saltibus Resident Hospitalised After Freak Cutlass Accident

A freak accident involving a cutlass has landed a Saltibus resident in hospital. The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says the Vieux Fort station responded about 7:30 pm on Thursday. SLFS spokesman Damian Jn Baptiste disclosed that emergency personnel...

- 6 days ago

Barbados PM Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley disclosed to the nation Thursday that she was among eight people here who recently received COVID-19 vaccines, and reported that in a few weeks more frontline workers and vulnerable residents co...

- 6 days ago

Bus Left Hanging From Overpass In New York

BBC News:- At least eight people have been injured in New York City after a bus plunged from an overpass on to a road below. New York City Fire Department tweeted an image of the articulated bus dangling from the overpass in the Bronx district on Thu...

- 6 days ago

Police Warn Hundreds, Including 80 Students For COVID-19 Breaches

Saint Lucia police say they issued warnings to 80 students and some 300 others because of COVID-19 breaches. Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, made the announcement Thursday night. He disclosed that police issued the warnings between Christma...

- 6 days ago

UK National Tested COVID-19 Positive After He Died At Hotel

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, says a UK national died at a hotel here and later tested positive for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health announced the 52 year old as this country’s 6th COVID-19 related death. He arrived here on D...