Saint Lucia: Nation’s emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC
- Aug 15, 2018 - 2:16:13 PM
Saint Lucia’s readiness for an emergency, particularly during the
hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management
Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.
meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet
Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable
Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning,
Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader
of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...
The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018
- Aug 13, 2018 - 10:25:05 AM
The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music
and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL,
Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to
sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and
beverage producers at the Caribbean Kitchen’s debut staging. Twelve
different producers from six Caribbean islands will exhibit a range of
exotic authentic sauces, natural food products, herbal teas and a range
of liquors and alcoholic beverages including rum...
Nominations open for 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
- Aug 13, 2018 - 9:44:23 AM
The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a
difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth
Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which
includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in
London next March, during Commonwealth Week.
The awards have been
running since 1985 and are delivered in partnership with the
Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks. Layne
Robinson, Head of Social Policy at the Commonwealth...
U.S. Virgin Islands Student tops FCCA Poster Competition
- Aug 12, 2018 - 9:15:09 AM
Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior
Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Foundation Children's Environmental Poster Competition.
11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student
topped the regional competition with a poster entitled 'Present and
Future', which focused on disaster preparation and environmental
Daryl Aaron appointed general manager of newly acquired St. Lucia Hotel
- Aug 7, 2018 - 12:17:29 PM
Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general
manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.
Aaron, who has worked across the Caribbean in a variety of hospitality
management positions, joins the leadership team of Bay Gardens Resorts,
which expanded its portfolio to four hotels with the acquisition of the
property, located within close proximity to Rodney Bay Marina...
Official Funeral for former Micoud South MP Arsene James
- Aug 7, 2018 - 6:42:26 AM
The Official Funeral for former Parliamentary Representative for Micoud
South, Honourable Arsene Vigil James, is scheduled for Friday August
10th 2018 at the Church of the Holy Cross, Desruisseaux, Micoud.
former Minister for Education and Culture, who has also served as
Leader of the Opposition, passed away on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at the
age of 73.
In his honour Parliament will convene a Joint Sitting of both Houses on Wednesday, August 08th 2018 at 10:00 a.m...
Parliament of Saint Lucia: Death of Arsen James
- Aug 6, 2018 - 4:21:24 PM
The Office of Parliament note with sadness the passing of former Leader
of Opposition and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud South
Honourable Arsene Vigil James, SLC on Sunday, July 29, 2018;
Office therefore extends deepest condolences to the family of Honourable
Arsene Vigil James, SLC and the People of Micoud South who he
represented in the House for a period of fifteen (15) years from
December 2001 – May 2016 we offer our prayers and support in their time
CHTA, Tourism Cares Deploy hurricane recovery resources to Spur Caribbean Tourism
- Aug 4, 2018 - 3:52:48 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit
organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable
donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of
hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible...
CTO Presents Dr. Roy Hastick with its distinguished Citizen Award
- Aug 4, 2018 - 11:47:39 AM
Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) presented its “Distiguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Dr. Roy A.
Hastick, Sr., president and CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (CACCI), during a recent CACCI small business
development power breakfast meeting. The honour is part of CTO’s
Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards given annually during Caribbean Week
New York festivities.
“The Caribbean Tourism Organization
recognises Dr. Roy Hastick for his longstanding commitment to
representing the interests of Caribbean people at the New York City and
State levels,” said Riley (pictured on the right in the photo).
CEYA Later Pam!
- Jul 30, 2018 - 2:00:07 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export
Development Agency officially said farewell to its longest standing
Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton on Friday 27th July 2018 and
announced the 2018 Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards (CEYA) to be
held this year in November.
Pamela-Coke Hamilton joined the
Agency at the start of the 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development
Programme (RPSDP) back in 2010 and under her leadership the Agency has
become one of the most important regional agencies supporting Caribbean
private sector development...
Health City Physicians Share Caribbean Cardiology firsts at St. Lucia Conference
- Jul 30, 2018 - 9:11:54 AM
The Caribbean could soon become synonymous with high quality,
affordable health care, according to medical professionals at Health
City Cayman Islands, one of the region's foremost tertiary care
Presenting at the 33rd Caribbean Cardiology
Conference, hosted by the Caribbean Cardiac Society in St. Lucia this
month, Health City's physicians shared some of the pioneering work
performed at the facility during its four-and-a-half-year history as
well as some of the exciting health care expansion plans Caribbean
residents could look forward to in the future...
FCC Chairman speaks on closing the Digital Divide at CANTO 2018
- Jul 26, 2018 - 1:54:26 PM
The CANTO conference and exhibition was held in Panama City, Panama
from 22nd to 25th July 2018. The Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai provided
the feature address at the opening ceremony.
One of the main
highlights during the conference was an interview between the Chairman
of CANTO, Julian Wilkins and the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The Chairman of
CANTO noted that many persons were interested in the rationale for the
FCC changing its position with regard to net neutrality (better known as
the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order)...
Salt Cay & Hawksbill High produces world-class leader
- Jul 25, 2018 - 11:46:10 AM
Stephen Garland is the new Managing Partner of Outback Steakhouse® Turks
and Caicos Islands and says, the restaurant is exactly what the islands
need and Mr. Garland is referring to much more than the mouthwatering
“Their strong principles and beliefs, like taking care of
our People, #Outbackers, Customers, Suppliers and Our Community is the
path for yearly growth… I have done extensive training in every position
from the front-door...
CHTA congratulates Karolin Troubetzkoy on SLHTA election
- Jul 25, 2018 - 10:30:27 AM
Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and
Tourism Association (CHTA), today congratulated the St. Lucia Hotel and
Tourism Association (SLHTA) on the election of Karolin Troubetzkoy as
its new president.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, immediate past president
of CHTA and Executive Director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain
Resorts, assumed the Presidency of her national trade association on
Friday after serving for almost three years as head of the Caribbean
UWP Condemns SLP Fear Tactics
- Jul 23, 2018 - 3:52:20 PM
The United Workers Party condemns the callous attempt by Philip J Pierre
and the Saint Lucia Labour Party to sow fear with the pensioners and
people of Saint Lucia by describing a Bridging Finance Facility entered
into with the NIC as a possible lack of credit worthiness of the
government of Saint Lucia.
This is blatant fear mongering and is
nothing unusual in terms of financing arrangements made between the
government of Saint Lucia and the NIC...
Youngest Tourism Association President demits office, highlights St. Lucia successes
- Jul 21, 2018 - 10:20:07 AM
The outgoing president of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association
(SLHTA), and the youngest to date, expressed his appreciation to the
executive and membership of the trade association for their
accomplishments over the past two years.
In his final appearance
as president at yesterday's Annual General Meeting, Sanovnik Destang,
37, stated the collective work of the influential private sector body
contributed to the growth of tourism on the island, pointing to
statistics showing double-digit increases in stay-over arrivals and
expenditures in 2017, and similar advances in cruise arrivals.
2nd Batch of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit being trained in Barbados
- Jul 16, 2018 - 5:46:56 PM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit
(CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ)
convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit
(CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019.
The training workshop is taking place from July 16 – 20, 2018, at the
Frank Walcott Labour College in St. Phillip, Barbados with funding
support from the United States Government through the US Southern
A first batch consisting 33 members of the CDRU was
trained in Antigua and Barbuda earlier this year in May, taking into
account a range of recommendations from the After Action Review
conducted on the Hurricanes of September last year...
Commonwealth mission to observe elections in Pakistan
- Jul 16, 2018 - 2:58:35 PM
The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the
forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July.
by Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the
Commonwealth Observer Group comprises eminent persons drawn from across
the regions of the Commonwealth, with distinguished backgrounds in law,
election administration, diplomacy, human rights, civil society,
politics and media, among others.
The mandate of the Group is to consider the factors that affect the
credibility of the electoral process as a whole. Members will form...
Apple Leisure Group inks first resort management deal in St. Martin
- Jul 16, 2018 - 11:15:29 AM
AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) company, announced today its
entry into St. Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management
deal to bring its Secrets Resorts & Spas brand to the island. With
the addition of this new resort, ALG maintains its position of having
the largest pipeline of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, with
more than 6,000 rooms in development.
Global Travel Magazine gives top marks to Jade Mountain & Anse Chastanet
- Jul 12, 2018 - 3:36:12 PM
Jade Mountain resort is the number one hotel in St. Lucia, according to
readers of the influential Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine, which also
placed its sister hotel Anse Chastanet in the top five on the island.
According to the magazine's 2018 World's Best Awards, the renowned
resorts took the first and third place, respectively, on the island of
St. Lucia, and second and sixth spots, respectively, in the Caribbean,
Bermuda, and the Bahamas category. Additionally, Jade Mountain was
ranked among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.