Statement of the OAS Secretary General on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
- Aug 9, 2018 - 8:35:22 PM
The indigenous population of the world is approximately 370 million
people, who live in more than 70 countries, according to estimates of
international organizations. Today is the International Day of the
World's Indigenous Peoples, but unfortunately many of them have little
to celebrate. Despite the fact they represent 5 percent of the world´s
population, indigenous peoples make up 15 percent of the poorest people
in the world and continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups....
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).
OAS Approves Creation of a Working Group to Search for peaceful solutions to the situation in Nicaragua
- Aug 3, 2018 - 11:01:59 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS)
approved the creation of a Working Group on Nicaragua "whose mandate
will be to contribute to the search for peaceful and sustainable
solutions to the evolving situation in Nicaragua, including through
consultations with the Government of Nicaragua."
Group for Nicaragua, created through a resolution, ”will be composed of a
representative of each regional group and other Member States” who will
be “designated by the Chair of the Permanent Council in consultation
with the coordinators of regional groups, no later than August 10"...
Assist us further, say Sri Lanka’s human rights commissioners
- Aug 3, 2018 - 6:44:38 AM
Sri Lanka needs further help to strengthen its human rights promotion
and protection. That's according to the country’s Human Rights
Commission, which has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat for
Its Chair, Dr Deepika Udagama made the
Commission’s request during a meeting with Commonwealth
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, who is on her first official visit
to the country...
Commonwealth observers urge patience as Zimbabwe awaits final results
- Aug 2, 2018 - 10:00:31 AM
Commonwealth observers urge patience as Zimbabwe awaits final results Harare,
2 August. Voting in Zimbabwe’s general elections had been largely
peaceful and well-organised, according to Commonwealth observers on the
However, violence broke out on 1 August during a
demonstration by supporters of the MDC Alliance, the main opposition
party. Protestors clashed with armed police and military resulting in
Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Bangladesh, Brunei and Sri Lanka
- Jul 31, 2018 - 6:20:08 AM
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is about to set out on
her first official visits to three Commonwealth member countries in
South and South East Asia, during an 11-day trip.
In all three
countries the Secretary-General will have discussions with head of
government, ministers and other public figures on priorities and
commitments agreed by leaders at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April, and will update them on the
strategic implementation of the work to be undertaken...
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...
Pakistani General Election marks ‘important milestone’ despite hurdles, say Commonwealth observers
- Jul 28, 2018 - 8:00:59 AM
The Commonwealth Observer Group described Pakistan’s General Election as
an ‘important milestone’ in the history of the nation, following two
consecutive democratically-elected civilian governments completing their
Final results are yet to be released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
an Interim Statement released on the Group’s observations of the
election, the Chairman Gen. Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, former Head of
State of Nigeria commended the people of Pakistan for exercising their
right to vote...
World Day Against trafficking in persons is July 30th
- Jul 27, 2018 - 11:53:28 AM
Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities,
instability and conflict. Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes
and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their
Children and young people, migrants and refugees are especially susceptible.
and girls are targeted again and again. We see brutal sexual
exploitation, including involuntary prostitution, forced marriage and
sexual slavery. We see the appalling trade in human organs...
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
Commonwealth group begins observation of elections in Zimbabwe
- Jul 25, 2018 - 4:37:27 AM
The Commonwealth’s team of observers has begun its assessment of the
electoral process in Zimbabwe, leading up to general elections on 30
Chaired by the former President of Ghana, John Dramani
Mahama, the group is composed of 23 eminent people from across the
Commonwealth. They include specialists in law and human rights, as well
as gender, youth and media engagement...
OAS Permanent Council Pays Tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar
- Jul 24, 2018 - 12:41:30 PM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today
commemorated the birth of Simón Bolívar, one of the heroes of Latin
The Chair of the Permanent Council and
Ambassador of Costa Rica, Rita Hernández, highlighted the continued
validity of the thinking of the Liberator today. "235 years after his
birth, the work of Simon Bolívar transcends history, and his thought
continues to be a source of inspiration for new generations...
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...