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New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better

February 6, 2016
New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In order effectively and efficiently to serve countries within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), newly appointed governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, spelt out his priorities on Monday that would better assist...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done

February 6, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean. It was little different in style to the advertising one sees for mega yachts, expensive real estate, private jet charters, and other expressions of the so called ‘good life’.

Letter: Lenard 'Spider' Montoute flip-flops on Newsspin

February 6, 2016
Letter: Lenard 'Spider' Montoute flip-flops on Newsspin The more I listen to Newsspin with Timothy Poleon, the more BS I hear from politicians with no backbone and no principle compass. Second to them is Frank Charles a known Saint Lucia Party (SLP) hack and welder. On second thoughts, that’s what the so called talk show is all about.

Call for regional tech startups to attend regional boot camp and investment matching

February 5, 2016
Call for regional tech startups to attend regional boot camp and investment matching BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The World Bank Group, in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and OECS Commission, along with local and regional implementing partners, have all come together to offer a pioneering coding “boot camp” for tech startups in the Caribbean.

New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

February 4, 2016
New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his new vision...

Commentary: When toddlers rule

February 3, 2016
Commentary: When toddlers rule The cross currents have moved into 2016, knowing all too well that small island states and emerging markets are challenged politically and economically with growing concerns. Saint Lucia is no expectation, as life is about to get harder and living standards will take a further hit.

Letter: Juffali, someone got paid, who is it?

February 2, 2016
Letter: Juffali, someone got paid, who is it? Last year, Dr Walid Juffali, a Saudi billionaire and Saint Lucia’s permanent representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the Arab world visited Saint Lucia. But our Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government mouthpieces and head honchos did not want us to know.

Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean climate change project

January 29, 2016
Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean climate change project BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean climate change partnership (J-CCCP) on Thursday, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming...

St Lucia launches citizenship by investment program

January 28, 2016
St Lucia launches citizenship by investment program CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On January 1, 2016, Saint Lucia joined other sovereign states in the competition to attract global citizens to its island. Competing mainly with the Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia seems to have nailed...

Commentary: Out of order

January 28, 2016
Commentary: Out of order Saint Lucia is facing an assortment of deep anxiety. Many are too brazen, counting Prime Minister Kenny Anthony’s superficial address to the nation on January 25, 2016. Amid expressions of confidence, positions of strength and forward guidance was not revealed to reflect the caliber of...

St Lucia animation industry gets a glimpse of the future

January 25, 2016
St Lucia animation industry gets a glimpse of the future CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Twenty young Saint Lucians involved in film and animation training last week received a visit from two of the best in the multi-billion dollar industry.  Joan Vogelesang, former CEO of marketing for TOONBOOM Animation Inc., and Steven Chu, global animation marketing...

St Lucia hotelier elected CHTA president

January 22, 2016
St Lucia hotelier elected CHTA president PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) officially ratified Karolin Troubetzkoy to take office immediately as president of the association in advance of her term, which would have begun in June 2016. She will serve as...

St Lucia government upholds diplomatic immunity for Saudi billionaire

January 19, 2016
St Lucia government upholds diplomatic immunity for Saudi billionaire CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia has informed Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that it intends to uphold the principle of diplomatic immunity by allowing its permanent representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to invoke his diplomatic...

St Lucia PM rejects US claim of inaction over extra-judicial killings

January 16, 2016
St Lucia PM rejects US claim of inaction over extra-judicial killings CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In a statement on Friday, the prime minister of Saint Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony, described as “misplaced and unjustified” assertions made by the US embassy in Barbados that no meaningful action has been taken by his government to prosecute those...

Letter: Allen Chastanet's whacko senators

January 16, 2016
Letter: Allen Chastanet's whacko senators The Saint Lucia Senate was once an institution of respect and pride. The upper chamber as it is often called, where proficient citizens undertook serious debate and learned citizens affirmed the laws of the land. These days, in the judgement of Massa, the aristocrat Allen Chastanet, the Senate...

US embassy calls on St Lucia to uphold the rule of law

January 13, 2016
US embassy calls on St Lucia to uphold the rule of law BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In an unusually forthright public statement on Tuesday, the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, called on the government of Saint Lucia to ensure the rule of law is upheld. The embassy noted that in 2014 the government of Saint Lucia...

Letter: Allen Chastanet is a natural disaster

January 11, 2016
Letter: Allen Chastanet is a natural disaster The aristocrat Allen Chastanet and his Destructive Workers Party (DWP) is on course for a total collapse. So says his own secret scientific poll conducted by a UK firm. His ignorance is a natural disaster and de party cannot win! Oops! You mean whatever his inner circle is telling him is not the truth?

Commentary: A fond farewell to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from the 'Education Ambassador'

January 9, 2016
Commentary: A fond farewell to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from the 'Education Ambassador' For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as ambassador of the United States of America to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

St Lucia acknowledges request to waive diplomatic immunity for IMO representative

December 31, 2015
St Lucia acknowledges request to waive diplomatic immunity for IMO representative CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia has confirmed that it has received a request from Julian Evans of the Protocol Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London to grant a waiver of the diplomatic immunity of Dr Walid Ahmed Juffali, the Saint Lucian...

Commentary: A passport to save the economy

December 28, 2015
Commentary: A passport to save the economy Several countries in the Caribbean now operate a citizenship by investment programme (CIP) under which high-worth foreigners can obtain citizenship and passports of these countries. The CIP has detractors both domestically and internationally, but is their derision fully justifiable, or do the benefits...

Commentary: Support for Earl Moona

December 24, 2015
Commentary: Support for Earl Moona St Lucia is an African nation. St Lucia is a Nigerian county. You doubt that? Will explain in another article. And as a matter of fact there are several Caribbean pilots who presently pilot for airlines in the Middle East. There are also many Caribbean pilots who have flown in the Middle East and Africa.

Letter: Allen Chastanet writes a dyslexic letter to himself

December 21, 2015
Letter: Allen Chastanet writes a dyslexic letter to himself Honestly, political junkies thought the Destructive Workers Party (DWP) pot-heads were going to take a break to evaluate their idiocy and stupidity. I was wrong. The DWP outpost St Lucia Daily News made breaking news: UWP Political Leader writes Letter to Several Organizations on CIP...

Loan recovery management featured in CDB training programme for the first time

December 16, 2015
Loan recovery management featured in CDB training programme for the first time BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Caribbean Development Bank’s 2015 training programme for development finance institutions, which was held in collaboration with the Development Bank of St Kitts and Nevis, closed on Friday in St Kitts. The four-week, four-module, training programme opened on...

Commentary: Climate change calculus

December 16, 2015
Commentary: Climate change calculus The wrangle at the UN’s Climate Conference in Paris to commit to 1.5 or 2 degrees of warming is an academic calculus that contains a sensitive and urgent opportunity. But away from the doors of negotiations is the amenable posture of significant deviation, and political correctness.

Letter: Aristocrats and infidels wake up Tokyo Rose

December 9, 2015
Letter: Aristocrats and infidels wake up Tokyo Rose In the quiet of my Saturday afternoon, my phone rang. My friend busting with amusement on what is going on with the alleged million-dollar money laundering in Saint Lucia! Well, guess what, do you know one “Joe” in Miami? Joe… who, what... Joe? I don’t! Are the aristocrat Allen Chastanet and...

Saint Lucia showcases renewable energy transition

December 8, 2015
Saint Lucia showcases renewable energy transition PARIS, France -- In keeping with its promise to transition to 35% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2020 and reduce electricity consumption in the public sector by 20% by 2020, the government of Saint Lucia on Monday announced a new partnership in solar energy generation.

Letter: Listen up 'John': Racketeer par extraordinaire du je suis Chastanet

December 8, 2015
Letter: Listen up 'John': Racketeer par extraordinaire du je suis Chastanet For the second time the comments by #JeSuisChastanet “John” expose a “lawyer’s” false logic and state of survival. The answer to this mindset is twofold based on his comment, “Yes Tori I thought you had died after Allen re-election. All your devil work did not pay what a shame. Saint Lucians pray...

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