News from St Lucia:
October 5, 2015
At my age I don’t sweat the wits to find cleverness in the aristocrat Allen Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP). His double degree in nothingness is comedy to UWP illiterate delegates selecting the AGON-E team Allen Chastanet, Guy Joseph, Oswald Augustin, Nancy Charles and Ezechiel Joseph...
October 2, 2015
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Efforts to foster a more child-friendly environment in the Saint Lucia sporting community will take a step forward this weekend with the start of a new initiative by the Sacred Sports Foundation. As part of an ambitious programme to assist with the training and development of coaches...
October 1, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Dennery South community in Saint Lucia has embarked upon an initiative to remove the troublesome sargassum seaweed from the local coastline. The exercise includes both the disposal and recycling of the seaweed. Chairman of the Dennery South Constituency...
September 30, 2015
The United Workers Party (UWP) is doing a good job to stay in opposition for a long time. Too smoothen the embarrassment, my pipe is burning red hot watching Pope Francis. I expect to receive a blessing to pass onto the UWP because not even a psychiatrist can help the aristocrat Allen Chastanet’s UWP.
September 28, 2015
The veracity of the statement by prime minister and minister for finance Dr Kenny Anthony that “While I do not have updated figures on the rate of unemployment, I expect that unemployment will be contained and will gradually reduce as investment intensifies and the economy expands” has...
September 22, 2015
The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) came to office on the promise of Better Days and Jobs. But there is ample evidence that the SLP administration of bright individuals are doing dumb things most, less educated persons would do. They are cannibalizing each other and opponents.
September 21, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia (GIS) -- Saint Lucia’s prime minister and minister for finance, economic affairs, planning and social security, Dr Kenny Anthony, has said that the island’s economy is on the rebound. At a recent press conference, Anthony reported on the current state of the Saint Lucian economy.
September 19, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) parliamentary opposition leaders concluded their second meeting that took place on Wednesday in Saint Lucia. Reuben Meade, opposition leader of Montserrat, who was elected chairman of the meeting, stated that the discussions...
September 12, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Parliamentary opposition leaders in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will be reviewing the status of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre with an update on the Economic Union at a regional meeting in Saint Lucia scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
September 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has written to the mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Brower, and several members of the US congress calling for the removal of Antigua and Barbuda from a list of alleged “tax havens”.
September 5, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) is once again lending logistical and technical support to the staging of the third annual Digicel Tri St Lucia triathlon to be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Tri St Lucia 2015 will be the culmination of a week-long festival of fun activities.
September 4, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following our article on Monday concerning the reported connection between the 'New face of crime in Nigeria' Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal, the owner of Nigerian charter airline MaxAir, and the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)...
September 2, 2015
Back in 1998 I used ICQ for live chat with my family whilst I studied overseas and, at that time, Yahoo Mail replaced the post office. I was grateful for the technology; it was good enough for me; and then came Facebook. Of course like thousands of others, in or about 2012, I would open a Facebook account.
August 31, 2015
Words are hard to find to deconstruct the political ‘mamaguy’ in the United Workers Party (UWP), aka Destructive Workers Party (DWP). The return of Rufus Bousquet, aka Bruce Tucker, to politics has outfoxed plenty of political novices. He captured the chairmanship of his former constituency, Choiseul/Saltibus...
August 28, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective August 1, 2015. Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
August 26, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Representatives from Caribbean countries met on August 24-25 in Saint Lucia to identify opportunities for collective action on the path towards the full implementation of access rights to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters, enshrined...
August 25, 2015
PARKHILL, St Vincent -- The Windward Islands Goodwill Cricket Tournament continued on Sunday in St Vincent and the Grenadines with victories for the hosts over Saint Lucia at Park Hill, and for Dominica over Grenada at the Arnos Vale Grounds. At Park Hill, Saint Lucia, resuming from their overnight position...
August 22, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) says it is aware of allegations in the media that regional wireless Digicel is blocking calls made using voice over internet protocol (VOIP) such as Whatsapp calling on its network. This comes following...
August 22, 2015
SION HILL, St Vincent -- A bossy hundred by Grenadian opener Devon Smith, aided by senior team debutant Emmanuel Stewart, propelled Grenada to 292 all out on the first day of the 2015 Windward Islands Senior Men Cricket Tournament being played in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
August 21, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia (GIS) -- Saint Lucia’s House of Assembly met on Tuesday, to debate the report of the Constitutional Review Commission. The House authorized the establishment of a Commission in 2004, to examine Saint Lucia’s constitution and report, in writing, recommendations and...
August 18, 2015
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Belfast was treated to Caribbean hospitality and festivities on Saturday with the official launch of Caribbean Week 2015. The annual Caribbean Week highlights Caribbean history, food, music, poetry, photography, fashion, tourism, agriculture, including emancipation and...
August 18, 2015
In February 2014, attorneys for former Saint Lucia housing minister Richard Frederick filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Washington, DC, claiming compensatory and punitive damages of $25 million in relation to the revocation in 2011 of his diplomatic and non-immigrant US visas.
August 18, 2015
The reaction by your office, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto to a progressive group of Saint Lucians who successfully hosted a Family Fun Day is unfortunate. It is a break in proceedings to say that the handling of the entire situation from the beginning, to now....
August 17, 2015
There can be few readers that are not at least dimly aware that Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state and putative Democratic Party 2016 presidential nominee, is currently embroiled in an ongoing controversy over her use of a private email server in an apparent attempt to circumvent...
August 14, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On August 7, a delegation from Venezuela, led by Venezuela’s minister for external affairs, Delcy Rodriguez, arrived in Saint Lucia. The visiting Venezuelan minister met Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony and minister for external affairs Alva Baptiste. The Venezuelan delegation is...
August 10, 2015
Listening to the discussions surrounding important issues on island concludes a devastating period of obsession with egotism and rhetorical onslaught to defend both government and political leaders that are inept in the execution of basic management fundamentals. Daily, the focus is on political...
August 6, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- After months of planning and active engagement with a wide cross-section of the Saint Lucian citizenry, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has announced that its first national convention will take place on August 23, under the theme “Saint Lucia Deserves a Fresh Start".