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CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

Grenada police arrest seven Nepalese students arriving from St Lucia

April 24, 2015
Grenada police arrest seven Nepalese students arriving from St Lucia ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Seven Nepalese students, who were reported missing in Saint Lucia last weekend, were arrested by the Grenada police on Wednesday. The police reported that the students arrived in Grenada by boat from Saint Lucia. They were detained in police custody.

St Lucia government signs MOU for island-wide Wi-Fi

April 24, 2015
St Lucia government signs MOU for island-wide Wi-Fi CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Saint Lucian residents and visitors are to benefit from a US$4 million Government Island-Wide Network Project (GiNet), aimed at improving the urban and rural digital divide and low internet penetration rate. The five districts that will be targeted during the first phase of the GiNet...

Letter: Are Allen Chastanet and Herod Stanislaus paranoid?

April 22, 2015
Letter: Are Allen Chastanet and Herod Stanislaus paranoid? The “prostitution” of electoral seats is in play once again. This is a sign that a general election is near, oh yeah! The aristocrat Allen Chastanet began looking for a seat since 2009 in Gros Islet. He moonlights in Castries for a few months, had a side-kick in Ciceron then jumped on a boat to Soufriere.

St Lucia brewing company introduces environmental bottle initiative

April 21, 2015
St Lucia brewing company introduces environmental bottle initiative RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- The Antillia Brewing Company Ltd in Saint Lucia has launched its fresh ale "growler" program. The brewery has worked with its North American manufacturer to produce one litre refillable bottles that are lightweight, attractive and refillable. The bottles and bottling equipment...

St Lucia installs test tower for potential wind farm

April 16, 2015
St Lucia installs test tower for potential wind farm CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia, in collaboration with LUCELEC and WindTex Energy, a US-based company, have erected a test tower that will help assess the potential for the construction of a 12 megawatt wind farm -- the first utility scale renewable energy project in Saint Lucia.

Geothermal development surveys begin in St Lucia

April 15, 2015
Geothermal development surveys begin in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The ministry of sustainable development recently completed the first leg of aerial and ground surveys that could lead to the development of geothermal energy in Saint Lucia. These are the first in a series of five general surveys to be conducted under surface exploratory...

Commentary: Kenny Anthony's new election masquerade

April 15, 2015
Commentary: Kenny Anthony's new election masquerade The proclamation by prime minister and minister for finance, Dr Kenny Anthony, that the 2015/16 budget will be a ‘remedial’ fiscal package, with new investment in construction is really bent on pulling the wool over somebody's eyes. This is against the backdrop of no government policy implementation...

Letter: UWP seat sale in Desruisseaux and Anse La Raye

April 15, 2015
Letter: UWP seat sale in Desruisseaux and Anse La Raye Get on board, limited seats available. That’s the mood in the United Workers Party (UWP) camp these days. Last Thursday, UWP hopefuls were busy in a double header. On the ticket was a runoff in Jacmel and negotiations for the Desruisseaux seat. Yeah man! Loud mouth Sam Flood and other...

St Lucia government to launch independent inquiry into human trafficking allegations

April 13, 2015
St Lucia government to launch independent inquiry into human trafficking allegations CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia government will launch an independent inquiry into a local educational facility, following allegations of human trafficking, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said recently. In a statement issued by his office, Anthony said, “The Cabinet of Ministers had already...

Letter: All that glitters is not UWP gold

April 10, 2015
Letter: All that glitters is not UWP gold From time immemorial mummy gave this lesson to her children and others in the rural community we grew up in. Boys and girls, not all that glitters is gold. There were other lessons she told, like don’t think for one moment that you are too grown-up to write a letter, to let me and others know how...

Antigua-Barbuda right to be concerned about plans to split up LIAT, says former PM

April 9, 2015
Antigua-Barbuda right to be concerned about plans to split up LIAT, says former PM ST JOHN’S, Antigua (WINN) -- Former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Lester Bird says he fully supports the position taken by Prime Minister Gaston Browne over reported plans to replace regional airline LIAT with a new Barbados-led airline. Browne recently launched a verbal tirade against...

Commentary: The uncommon reality in Soufriere, St Lucia

April 9, 2015
Commentary: The uncommon reality in Soufriere, St Lucia Soufriere/Fond St Jacques is the gem of Saint Lucia’s tourism product, showcasing five world renowned resorts [another is under construction], world renowned landmarks, a world heritage site and serves as the agriculture breadbasket of Saint Lucia. Despite all of this, residents of the town are not...

Competing ISPs come together to improve internet service in St Lucia

April 8, 2015
Competing ISPs come together to improve internet service in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Saint Lucia’s internet users can look forward to better connectivity and faster speeds between local internet service providers (ISPs). Digicel signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, agreeing to become the newest member of the Saint Lucia internet exchange (SLiX).

Letter: Atheists and aristocrats came to church in Desruisseaux

April 8, 2015
Letter: Atheists and aristocrats came to church in Desruisseaux I really don’t have time for juveniles like ‘Theo Jean’ attempting to defend atheists and aristocrats who, according to Darnley Le Bourne, disappointed, disgusted, disbelief, used him and others as utilities. So if the imposter Theo Jean is thinking of rolling with me, then come out openly, I have no time for jokers.

Actions by LIAT CEO questioned by Antigua-Barbuda PM

April 7, 2015
Actions by LIAT CEO questioned by Antigua-Barbuda PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Did LIAT’s chief executive officer David Evans go beyond his duties, or was he trying to move the airline beyond its financial problems to a more profitable alternative, that would involve the creation of a new airline? Those appear to be the factors at the heart of...

St Lucia opposition leadership under siege

April 6, 2015
St Lucia opposition leadership under siege CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Another dissident group of executive members of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Saint Lucia has surfaced. On Saturday, April 4, a group called “allenchastanet mustgo” issued a statement entitled “Allen Chastanet seeks confirmation as leader...

Letter: 'John' questions Tori Fatal on behalf of Allen Chastanet

April 6, 2015
Letter: 'John' questions Tori Fatal on behalf of Allen Chastanet I am happy “John” is devoting time to read my letters concerning the aristocrat Allen Chastanet and his United Workers Party (UWP). It was interesting reading John’s comments, which went like this: “Tori Fatal only has interest in Allen Chastanet. Why not comment on IMPACS, Gobat, Chaguory...

Saga of avarice and money laundering in the Caribbean continues

April 3, 2015
Saga of avarice and money laundering in the Caribbean continues GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- While the talk of “cold cases” is in the air after Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar’s recent admonition to the police, there is one “hot” case that is about to be concluded. It is the high-profile case from 2013 that has all the elements of an object lesson in fraud and greed.

St Lucia company takes board governance training to Turks and Caicos

April 1, 2015
St Lucia company takes board governance training to Turks and Caicos CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Last year, the Saint Lucia-based Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) introduced a certification program called the Chartered Director (C.Dir) qualification, involving an optional three-hour exam based on a three-day course covering all aspects of board governance.

Letter: Allen Chastanet dines with Dr Timothy Harris at UWP gala

April 1, 2015
Letter: Allen Chastanet dines with Dr Timothy Harris at UWP gala Over the weekend the newly elected prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, was the guest speaker at the aristocrat Allen Chastanet UWP gala in Saint Lucia. The event was a fundraiser, at Sandals Hotel, in support of an empty UWP cash pan. Pre-gala produced no hype.

US official cautions Caribbean countries about citizenship programmes

March 31, 2015
US official cautions Caribbean countries about citizenship programmes BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A United States diplomat has cautioned the region about pursuing economic citizenship programmes. US charge d’ affaires Mark Bysfield told Caribbean national security officials at a Regional Security Service (RSS) meeting in Barbados that, despite the difficult economic...

CARCIP partners with local college to expand internet access in St Lucia

March 31, 2015
CARCIP partners with local college to expand internet access in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia ministry of public service, information and broadcasting is partnering with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to conduct a series of surveys, as part of an in-depth analysis of the nation’s urban and rural broadband Internet connectivity gaps.

Barbados hosts ICT training programme

March 31, 2015
Barbados hosts ICT training programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT advisors.

Commentary: Diaspora capital - wheresoever you may roam

March 31, 2015
Commentary: Diaspora capital - wheresoever you may roam The business environment is more globalized, interconnected and interdependent than ever before. Globalization has fostered greater rates of mobility and an increasing reliance on networks for commerce and economic interaction. The global economic crisis of 2008 as well as the European currency...

Letter: Is Allen Chastanet's UWP on a journey of primal chaos before Creation?

March 30, 2015
Letter: Is Allen Chastanet's UWP on a journey of primal chaos before Creation? Holy Week is a difficult time for Christians. And there goes my logic for not feeling disappointed, disgusted or disbelief in Allen Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP), if such is still existence but in name only, is not immunized from the deep and primal chaos his creation has brought to bear.

Saint Lucia to open embassy in Taiwan

March 26, 2015
Saint Lucia to open embassy in Taiwan CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Saint Lucia will soon be opening an embassy in Taiwan, said Antonio Yeh, counselor of the ministry of foreign affairs’ department of Latin American and Caribbean affairs. According to Yeh, Saint Lucia has selected a location in Taipei and is finalizing the details.

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