Category : Caribbean and World News

- 6 days ago

CARICOM Concerned Over Access To COVID-19 Vaccines

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed concern about the prospect of inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. The regional body issued a statement on Wednesday. This as the world grapples to control the COVID-19 pandemic. And CARICOM pointed...

- 1 week ago

Saint Lucia Records 41 New COVID-19 Cases – All Nationals

Press Release: Today January 14, 2021 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of forty one new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 543. All of the cases are Saint Lucian nationals ranging in a...

- 1 week ago

Saint Lucia Welcomes PCR Test For International Travel

Press Release:- Since opening our borders on June 4th 2020 Saint Lucia has had stringent measures in place for incoming visitors, among them is a negative PCR test.  Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has been a strong advocate regionally and...

- 1 week ago

Update On COVID-19 Situation At Local Tourism Establishment

Press Release:- The Department of Health and Wellness notes the increased number of cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks and the several cases of transmission of COVID-19 identified at a property on island.  During the period November 23, 2020 t...

- 1 week ago

WHO Says 95% Of COVID-19 Vaccines Limited To 10 countries

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AFP) — The World Health Organization’s European branch on Thursday said 95 per cent of vaccine doses so far administered worldwide were limited to 10 countries and called for a more equitable distribution. In terms of total...

- 1 week ago

Dallas Street Renamed After Botham Jean

Dallas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to rename part of S Lamar Street after slain Saint Lucian, Botham Jean. The street runs in front of Jack Evans Police Headquarters and the apartment complex where Jean lived and died.  An off duty polic...

- 1 week ago

Canaries Resident Recovering After Snake Bite

A 57 year old Canaries resident is recovering in hospital  after a snake bit him on the hand. John Charles told St Lucia Times that he was cleaning his garden when the snake bit him. He said the incident occurred on Tuesday morning about 9.00 am. But...

- 1 week ago

Lax Laws, IMPACS Blamed As Men Show Off Their Firepower

Lax gun laws and the fallout from the IMPACS probe have contributed to bolder criminals. So says a law enforcement official. The official spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity. This after photos of men with firearms, including a high powe...

- 1 week ago

Saint Lucian Elected To Global Union Youth Executive

A Saint Lucian is one of the Vice Presidents of the Union Network International Global Union (UNI) Youth Executive. A recent virtual conference of UNI youth delegates elected Johann M Harewood, 32. Harewood is also the Secretary General of the Nation...

- 1 week ago

Nearly 300 People In Martinique Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Two hundred and eighty-three people in Martinique got COVID-19 vaccines as of January 7, local reports say. And the Director of the Regional Health Agency of Martinique, Jérôme Viguier, has declared that the number will quickly increase. According to...

- 1 week ago

Seagoers Urged To Be Cautious Amid Reports Of Shark Sightings

Saint Lucia authorities have urged caution in response to shark sightings in the Caribbean. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives issued a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, the department is awar...

- 1 week ago

More Resources Urged For OECS Courts

The immediate past President of the OECS Bar Association wants more resources for OECS courts. Thaddeus Antoine spoke as the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s new law year opened on Wednesday. Antoine asserted that the Court appears to be strug...

- 1 week ago

Saint Lucia Records 6th COVID-19 Related Death

Saint Lucia has announced its sixth COVID-19 related death. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George identified the individual as a non-national. She made the disclosure in a statement Wednesday. The statement appears below: Today January 13,...

- 1 week ago

PAHO Donates Ventilators To Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 Fight

Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia received six (6) ventilators from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on December 22, 2020, to aid incombating the COVID-19 pandemic. These ventilators will significantly improve Saint Lucia’s ca...