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Thursday, July 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A two-day Technical Workshop on Market Access & Trade in Services/Investment that drew primarily on the expertise of staff from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Unit came to a close last Friday. read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- As carnival celebrations on the island kick into high gear this week, the sights, sounds and creative cultural genius of Saint Lucia's Carnival will receive major international attention from two sources of the island's exhilarating cultural mix, Britain and the Francophone Caribbean. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Political Leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement, Therold Prudent, said the party is gearing up for the 2011 general elections and moving into the next stage of preparedness with the selection of candidates to contest the seventeen constituencies around the island. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- One of the world's top sources for travel tips and advice has placed the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia among its 10 best destinations. The TripAdvisor 2010 Travelers' Choice Best Destination Awards put Saint Lucia in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico region for... read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ST GEORGES, Grenada (GIS) -- Former St Lucia Prime Minister, Dr Kenny Anthony, is to visit Grenada next month. The head of the St Lucia Labour Party, Dr. Anthony is now Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. He will be the keynote speaker at a rally in St Andrew to commemorate the second anniversary... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Consultations under the CARICOM Civil Society Project 2010 began in Saint Lucia on Monday with a call from Dr June Soomer, Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community, to ensure that the two-day consultations end with clear statements as to how... read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Lucian People's Movement (LPM) has called on the government of the United Workers Party to provide correctional officers at Bordelais state prison with more effective training and better working conditions if the fight against the escalating crime rate in St Lucia is to be successful. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

SOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia -- Being on a hill commanding breathtaking views from one of the most stunning architectural marvels helped Jade Mountain get to the summit of the world's top resorts - but it was attention to the little things that attracted its latest award. Attention to service made all the difference. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES/PHILIPSBURG -- Three new routes have been added by the regional airline WINAIR, which has been the main carrier into Montserrat since the opening of the new airport in 2005. Starting June 28 the airline will be offering flights into St Lucia, Dominica and Tortola. A Jetstream 32 aircraft has been acquired. read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Saint Lucia's premiere cultural showpiece, Carnival, is receiving additional overseas exposure thanks to a French-based media outlet. Last week, the island played host to a three-member broadcast crew from Martinique's national radio and television station, RFO. read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- A regional insurance professional claims that insurers in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being unfairly penalised by governments who “do not understand insurance.’’ St Lucian Claudius Francis is unimpressed with the Insurance Act that... read more...



Saturday, June 5, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Nerdin St. Rose, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, are leading the island's delegation to the 2010 edition of Caribbean Week in New York which officially... read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On Wednesday, Saint Lucia signed six Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with the Nordic Countries, namely Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Having previously signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements  (since October 2009) with... read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Don't let the chance slip away! Go Bananas in Saint Lucia! The Saint Lucia Tourist Board, in partnership with many of the island's family friendly resorts, has launched the "Go Bananas Summer Family Program," offering the best of the island's experiences at exceptional summer values. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

ATLANTA, USA -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is welcoming increased flights and special fares to the island from Atlanta on Delta Air Lines. The US carrier is increasing service between Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport from 7 to10 flights a week. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- The St. Lucia International Carnival Committee in NYC is ready for the official launch of St. Lucia Carnival 2010 in New York City on May 16. Carnival is one of two major festivals in St. Lucia – the other is Saint Lucia Jazz, which just ended with a series of headliners, including Grammy winners. read more...



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Trafficking in persons (TiP) is a modern-day form of slavery and a violation of basic human rights involving not only coercive sexual exploitation, but also forced labour, involuntary servitude, and child soldiers, among others. The Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of... read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The St Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has written to the Liberal Democratic Party in the United Kingdom wishing them well in the upcoming general election scheduled for May 6, 2010.  Therold Prudent, the Political Leader of the LPM, says that the Liberal Democrats have a lot in common... read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Saint Lucia is participating in a study of its administrative systems and procedures to determine compliance with the laws to facilitate movement of people, goods, services and capital under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The study also investigates Saint Lucia’s conformity... read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- On Sunday, St Lucians and supporters in New York will gather at the St Lucia House (formerly Helenites) in Brooklyn to officially launch a new initiative called Project Education. The brainchild of Jeremiah Hyacinth of the World Scholar Foundation, Project Education is a new initiative that provides... read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean:  On the ECSE, the RGSM auctioned an oversubscribed 91-day EC$20 million Treasury Bill for the Government of St Vincent & the Grenadines. Bidding closed at 4.75%. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- As the island of Saint Lucia bucks the trend and harvests strong growth from the United States travel market, tourism officials are welcoming additional JetBlue Airways flights from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport. read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- World Twenty20 venues guide head of the 2010 championship which takes place in the Caribbean from April 30-May 16: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - Ground established in 1871, refurbished in 2006 in time for the 2007 World Cup at a cost of 130 million dollars. read more...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean: The secondary market of the ECSE recorded little movement, with less than 6,000 units trading. St Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank led activity, with 5,000 shares... read more...



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The ICC World Twenty 20 2010 Tournament will be held April 30 to May 16, 2010. Barbados, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia will be hosting matches while Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago will be ‘Hub’ countries facilitating travel connections to ‘Host’ Countries. read more...



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Therold Prudent, the political leader of the Lucian People's Movement (LPM), has called on the St Lucia government to provide the public, in a timely fashion, with all the relevant documentation and evidence to discredit the information provided in the Weekend Voice on the situation involving... read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia --  As is customary, the St Lucia government’s Budget for the new financial year, which started on April 1, 2010, will be unveiled the opening of a new session of Parliament on Monday April 19, 2010.  The Session starts with the presentation to the Joint sitting of the House of the Throne Speech. read more...



Friday, April 16, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- President of the OECS Bar Association, Kittitian Tapley Seaton, QC has condemned the shooting in St Lucia, of the Jamaican-born magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, who was shot by armed assailants. Seaton said a pattern of organized criminal activity seems to be developing. read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Thirty-five educators will meet in Rodney Bay St Lucia on April 15 and 16 for a closing meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) project entitled ‘Education for Democratic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Distance Course for Educators’ (EDCC course). read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has listed crime as the number one challenge facing the nine-member sub-regional grouping. Douglas told CMC that he believes there is need for greater concerted effort. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is among the few organizations in St Lucia that interacts with everyone who comes into the island through one of the five official ports of entry. With modern cargo handling equipment and storage facilities, SLASPA also plays a key... read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Therold Prudent, the political leader of the recently-formed  Lucian People's Movement (LPM), has called on all St Lucians to support the government’s redesigning and development proposals for Hewanorra Airport. Prudent said the party believes that, with the increasing popularity of St Lucia... read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in an attempt to rid itself of any corruption is to introduce polygraph testing for those persons wishing to join its ranks. This was confirmed by RSS Coordinator Grantley Watson, following a Regional Security System Council Meeting. read more...



Monday, April 12, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In 2007, the government of St Lucia, through the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), commissioned and received a Master Plan for the redesign and development of Hewanorra International Airport into a modern facility catering to the growing demands of the travel industry. read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis is among five nations in the Eastern Caribbean whose nationals will continue to enter the United Kingdom without a visa. The four other affected countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. read more...



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean:  On an active week on the ECSE, over one million units traded. This peak resulted from the secondary trading of close to 700,000 units of Government of Antigua 7-year Eurobond. read more...



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean: On the ECSE four company shares traded, all holding firm on their previous close prices. The market was led by Dominica Electricity Services with 2,000 shares changing ownership. read more...



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean: Trading activity picked up on the ECSM as approximately 154,000 shares valued at almost EC$650,000 crossed the floor of the exchange. read more...



Monday, March 22, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- Laura Izibor, the hard-working 22-year-old singing sensation, is gearing up for a thrilling performance at the 2010 Saint Lucia Jazz festival, from May 1 to 9 in Saint Lucia this year. Booked to perform on Wednesday, May 5 at the Gaiety indoor venue in Rodney Bay, the Irish soul singer recently... read more...



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMMB) -- A weekly recap of the major financial highlights on the regional and international markets. Eastern Caribbean: On another slow week on the ECSE, over 19,000 units traded, valued at close to $80,000. On the RGSM, two Treasury Bill auctions were scheduled for this week. read more...



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