Category : World News

- 9 months ago

Saint Lucia Hosts OECS Disaster Preparedness Meeting

Press Release:-  Representatives from 12 OECS Member States met on 17th and 18th October, in Saint Lucia, to assess how they can enhance preparedness for natural hazards, such as hurricanes, floods and droughts, when weather forecasts show that troub...

- 9 months ago

Suspension of Services At Vieux Fort Wellness Center

Press Release:- The Vieux Fort Wellness Center has been closed for retrofitting works from Thursday, December 6, 2018, under the SMART Health Facilities project, towards safer, greener and more sustainable facilities. Retrofitting works are complete...

- 9 months ago

Vieux Fort Group Says Horse Racing Being Put Before Health Care

Press Release:–  Some residents of Vieux-Fort witnessed the arrival of some 40 thoroughbred horses at Hewanorra International Airport on Saturday, October 19, 2019. VF4Cs understand that these horses were purchased (purportedly by the Governmen...

- 9 months ago

UK December Election Plan Clears First Hurdle

BBC News:– Boris Johnson’s December 12 election plan has cleared its first Commons hurdle as MPs backed it without a vote. They will continue to debate and vote later on amendments, including a Labour proposal to change the date to 9 Dece...

- 9 months ago

Mother Of Kimberly de Leon Still Hopeful For Justice

The mother of Kimberly de Leon who was murdered at her home last year, says she is hopeful that justice will be served in her daughter’s killing. Mary Williams spoke as members of the victim’s family laid a wreath on her grave at the Choc...

- 9 months ago

House Speaker Summoned To Court Over Non-Appointment Of Deputy

The Speaker of the Saint Lucia House of Assembly, Andy Daniel, has been summoned to appear before the court in an action filed by Constitutional Lawyer, Martinus Francois, relating to the non-appointment of a Deputy Speaker. Daniel, himself an Attorn...

- 9 months ago

Saint Lucia Prepares To Host Drama Festival

Press Release:- The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development is getting set to host the Caribbean Secondary Schools Festival. The Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival is the first and only Performing Arts...

- 9 months ago

Why Banks Are Being Left Behind in Global Payments

Despite the estimated 80-90 percent of people send money to other countries using banks, there are ways to avoid the high bank fees and save considerable sums of money in the process through online money transfer.

- 9 months ago

SLHTA Facilitates Crime & Security Training

Press Release:– The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (SLHTA-TEF) successfully facilitated a workshop on tourism safety and security for over 200 persons last week. The one-day workshop led by internatio...

- 9 months ago

LUCELEC/BOSL Football – Round Six

Press Release:– The Castries Football Council – CFC, last weekend hosted matches on Saturday only as the tournament was suspended for Sundays Jounen Kweyol celebrations. There were 5 matches scheduled for play on Saturday, three in the Under 13...

- 9 months ago

Shark Bites Off Tourist’s Foot In Australia

Sky News:– A British tourist has had his foot bitten off by a shark while snorkelling in Australia. The man, 28, was with 22-year-old Danny Maggs, in the waters of Hook Passage in the Whitsunday Islands in northern Queensland when they were att...

- 9 months ago

St Jude Hospital Reconstruction ‘Well Underway’

The St Jude Hospital Reconstruction project is well underway, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced. “As we speak, over 300 tonnes of steel is being prepared and laid for the foundation of the project. Approximately 60 construction worke...

- 9 months ago

Brain Illness Spread By Ticks Reaches UK

BBC News:– An infectious disease that can harm the brain and is spread to people by tick bites has been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time. Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus i...

- 9 months ago

Former Minister Raises Concerns Over Use Of Agro-Chemicals

Former Saint Lucia Agriculture Minister, Moses Jn Baptiste, has expressed concern over the use of agro-chemicals, especially in the banana industry. “We have always been very concerned that banana farmers in particular in Saint Lucia throughout...