Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us
Tavares, America's Seaplane City

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin
Instagram



News from St Lucia:




St Lucia

Next

Letter: Allen Chastanet's 'mongrels' pick a fight with an ex con

August 31, 2015
Letter: Allen Chastanet's 'mongrels' pick a fight with an ex con 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...

New director appointed for ILO Caribbean

August 28, 2015
New director appointed for ILO Caribbean 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.

St Lucia hosts ECLAC workshop on access rights in environmental matters

August 26, 2015
St Lucia hosts ECLAC workshop on access rights in environmental matters 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...

Dominica and hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy victories in Windwards cricket tournament

August 25, 2015
Dominica and hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy victories in Windwards cricket tournament 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...

Eastern Caribbean telecoms authority investigating VOIP blocking complaints

August 22, 2015
Eastern Caribbean telecoms authority investigating VOIP blocking complaints 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...

Smith scores hundred in Windwards tournament opening day

August 22, 2015
Smith scores hundred in Windwards tournament opening day 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.

Constitutional review report discussed in St Lucia parliament

August 21, 2015
Constitutional review report discussed in St Lucia parliament 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...

Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland

August 18, 2015
Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland 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...

Editorial: What if...? Part 2

August 18, 2015
Editorial: What if...? Part 2 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.

Open Letter to Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto

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....

Editorial: What if...? Part 1

August 17, 2015
Editorial: What if...? Part 1 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...

St Lucia, Venezuela deepen ties

August 14, 2015
St Lucia, Venezuela deepen ties 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...

Commentary: When politics trumps national security in St Lucia

August 10, 2015
Commentary: When politics trumps national security in St Lucia 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...

St Lucia political party to host 'Fresh Start' convention

August 6, 2015
St Lucia political party to host 'Fresh Start' convention 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".

St Lucia attorneys boycott court building

August 4, 2015
St Lucia attorneys boycott court building CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In a letter written last Tuesday to Saint Lucia’s justice minister, president of the local Bar Association Mary Juliana Charles said that on no account will the members of the Criminal Bar resume practice in the current court building unless and until it is given a clean bill of health.

Letter: Don't get faked-out by the aristocrat Allen Chastanet

August 3, 2015
Letter: Don't get faked-out by the aristocrat Allen Chastanet I have deliberately stayed out of the ongoing certificate stories for a deep dive in the Caribbean Sea and spend a few days on the water. Allay, to the rescue appear two fresh-minted certificates. That’s a big accomplishment if pundits are expected to eat their words for a half-baked Castries mulatto.

Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI

July 31, 2015
Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Representatives from 13 countries are in the British Virgin Islands attending the 40th Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The conference began on July 25 and will conclude on August 1.

Letter: Cuba-St Lucia trade relations

July 31, 2015
Letter: Cuba-St Lucia trade relations I was pleased to read in your news release of July 30 that Cuba and St Lucia signed a trade agreement that will deepen existing bilateral relations and examine future trade opportunities between our countries. I presume that St Lucia, through our ambassador to Cuba, is taking full advantage of...

Cuba and St Lucia sign trade agreement

July 30, 2015
Cuba and St Lucia sign trade agreement SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba -- Cuba and Saint Lucia recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at expanding trade between the two countries. Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) hopes to introduce quality Saint Lucian products into the Cuban market.

Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20

July 30, 2015
Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Grenada beat Saint Lucia 4-2 in the second game of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Tournament, Caribbean Zone Group 2. Playing on Tuesday evening at Mindoo Phillip Park in Castries, Saint Lucia, the Grenadians were coming off a 0-5 loss to Jamaica.

Death in police custody in St Lucia ruled unlawful by coroner's jury

July 29, 2015
Death in police custody in St Lucia ruled unlawful by coroner's jury CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A coroner’s jury in Saint Lucia has determined that the death of a 22-year-old man in a police lockup in October 2013 was “unlawful”, raising more questions as to human rights abuses in a country that is already under a cloud following the withdrawal of US security...

Commentary: What's the fear over the IMPACS investigation?

July 27, 2015
Commentary: What's the fear over the IMPACS investigation? National security and immigration are two major components of sovereignty that the region can do with much better regulations and enforcement. If not, the pristine innocence of ‘every ting irie, man’ will remain open for the profit of crime and the underworld to take advantage of.  Most worrisome will be aftermath of...

Letter: Is the aristocrat Allen Chastanet the unrepentant sinner on his throne?

July 25, 2015
Letter: Is the aristocrat Allen Chastanet the unrepentant sinner on his throne? Carnival was pleasing to the eye; what I saw is not something I can see and have on a normal day. The ladies were eye popping. The boys and I had a great time in the sidewalk band. Ole mass was the best political statement I have seen in a while. The sidewalk bank enjoyed “Emma Hold DE PM Post 4 Days”.

Expedia sees significant growth for St Lucia

July 24, 2015
Expedia sees significant growth for St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Expedia group, one of the world's leading travel companies, has seen a significant increase in travel demand for properties of all star levels on the island of Saint Lucia. Overall, demand increased more than 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same...

Improvements in the pipeline for St Lucia water supply

July 22, 2015
Improvements in the pipeline for St Lucia water supply CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Caribbean Development Bank is supporting Saint Lucia’s efforts to deliver a reliable, climate resilient supply of potable water to the northern districts of the island by providing US$14.8 million to fund improvements to the John Compton Dam and operations of the Water and...

Open Letter to Yana Auguste: A victim of gender -based violence

July 21, 2015
This is my first open letter and some of the most personal feelings I have ever expressed in writing. Your death caused me deep despair and grief, as have so many brutal assaults on other young women in the past. Though I have never met you, many people have expressed...

St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship

July 20, 2015
St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Football Association is set to host international football again this month. Mindoo Phillip Park will be the venue for the Caribbean Zone Group 2 of the 2015 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship. Grenada and Jamaica will be the other two participating teams.

Next

 

Health City Cayman Islands


Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: