Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires
- Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM
The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that Mrs. Usha E.
Pitts, the newly appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires paid a
courtesy call on the Honourable Renward R. Wells,
M.P., today Thursday, 8th April, 2021, in the Conference Room of the Headquarters at the Ministry of Health...
CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy
- Mar 25, 2021 - 2:10:17 PM
The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National
Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week
workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a
critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and
humanitarian response across the region.
Programme Manager for
Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne Persad, shared that the
workshop was a significant milestone in pushing...
U.S. Embassy Delivers Renewable Energy Tech, STEM Curriculum to Local School
- Mar 25, 2021 - 8:00:30 AM
On March 24, 2021 the U.S. Embassy delivered sustainable energy
technology and curriculum to St. John’s College in Nassau. The donation
underscores the U.S. government’s commitment to spreading innovative
approaches to combatting climate change, and to helping children learn
about sustainability while also teaching valuable Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills.
The Embassy partnered with
an American renewable energy company based in California (Primo Energy)
to facilitate a donation...
U.S. donates BioFire COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Machine to Ministry of Health
- Mar 10, 2021 - 11:17:01 AM
On March 9, 2021 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts participated in
the official handing-over ceremony of the BioFire FilmArray Torch
infectious disease diagnostic machine. Princess Margaret Hospital in
Nassau, the largest public health facility in The Bahamas, has installed
the BioFire machine in its laboratory to aid in combating the spread of
The BioFire (valued at around $80,000 USD)...
Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States
- Mar 2, 2021 - 12:05:07 PM
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and Plant & Food
Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will host a virtual
training workshop on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The session—which will be
conducted with the assistance of Prof Mona Webber of the Marine Science
Centre, UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica—will focus on techniques for
harvesting, handling, species identification and processing of Sargassum
seaweed for initial evaluation.
It will be attended by the four
target countries for field work, The Bahamas...
Update on Liquor Licence Suspension: No consumption on licensed premises
- Feb 23, 2021 - 12:56:48 PM
As per Statutory Instrument No. 43 of 2021, the public is hereby
informed that from Thursday 25th February 2021 the suspension on alcohol
sales is lifted, however persons are not permitted to consume liquor on
the licensed premises. This means that bars and restaurants will only
provide takeaway (grab and go) services.
purpose of the protocol is to continue restrictions on social gatherings
and assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts as Saint
Lucia continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic...
Prime Minister's Independence Address to the Nation: “We Can. We Will.”
- Feb 22, 2021 - 5:46:29 PM
What a difference a year makes! A year ago, when I addressed you on
the occasion of our 41st Independence anniversary, there was little
mention in our island of the word ‘Coronavirus’ or ‘COVID’.
were together for an amazing celebration of everything Saint Lucian. In
fact, for the past few years our Independence celebrations have truly
been “all in” and outstanding...
UWP congratulates PM Chastanet on first vaccines
- Feb 18, 2021 - 11:00:03 AM
The United Workers Party would like to congratulate Prime Minister Allen
Chastanet for being a true leader when he took the COVID-19 vaccine
yesterday. In demonstrating his willingness to receive one of the first
doses along with his wife Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet, he demonstrated
his dedication to the people of Saint Lucia by leading from the front...
PM Allen Chastanet supports Saint Lucia’s Vaccine Roll Out
- Feb 18, 2021 - 10:04:29 AM
Saint Lucia began the first phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out
today with several frontliners and key Government officials receiving
the first vaccines in a live broadcast, including Prime Minister
Honourable Allen Chastanet. The Prime Minister led by example and along
with his wife Mrs. Raquel Du Boulay-Chastanet showed support for the
team from the Ministry of Health by receiving the vaccines following
several nurses, local physicians, fire and police personnel...
Charles Matz, author, renaissance scholar, dies at 96 – by Lasana M. Sekou
- Feb 15, 2021 - 12:22:39 PM
Poet, renaissance scholar, dramaturge, novelist Charles Matz died
at his home in Southampton, New York on February 12, 2021. He was 96.
leaves his children, Margaret Matz (architect, New York), Charles
“Carlino” Matz III (professor, NYIT; architect, New Jersey), and Clare
Ann Matz (multimedia artist, film director, Italy). He leaves Antonio
Lai da Teulada among family members; and a number of friends and
Jamaica and the ILO sign grant agreement to support formalization in the Agriculture and Fisheries sectors
- Feb 12, 2021 - 1:00:42 PM
Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) and the
International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched a landmark
partnership to help informal operators in the agriculture and fisheries
sectors transition to formal standards of labour.
Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, signatory to
the ILO grant agreement, attended the virtual event on 4 February 2021.
Other high-level participants included the Honourable Floyd Green,
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; the Honourable Dr Norman Dunn...
Saint Lucia Announces Cushion in Quarantine Fees for Returning Nationals
- Feb 12, 2021 - 9:00:30 AM
In keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ updated national
COVID-19 response policy, effective February 11, 2021, the Government of
Saint Lucia is absorbing a greater part of the cost of State Quarantine
for returning nationals.
Subsequent to routine reviews of the
Quarantine policy, noting infringements in the process, Home Quarantine
has been reduced to special circumstances only and will now transition
to state-based quarantine facilities...
U.S. Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas
- Feb 10, 2021 - 9:35:11 AM
The Coast Guard rescued three Cuban nationals, Tuesday, who had reportedly been stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas for 33 days.
Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry spotted three people
waving a makeshift flag while on routine patrol, Monday. The aircrew
dropped them food, water and a radio to establish communications while a
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts, a.i. meets with Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis
- Feb 4, 2021 - 3:14:26 PM
On February 4, 2021 newly arrived U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts
met with Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis at the
Cabinet Office on Rawson Square in Downtown Nassau, The Bahamas.
Chargé d’Affaires Pitts and Prime Minister Minnis discussed the many
important areas of cooperation between the United States and The
Bahamas, including our cooperation on disaster preparedness and COVID-19
State of Emergency Curfew announced for Saint Lucia and increase protocols
- Feb 3, 2021 - 10:11:07 AM
Following a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory
Committee (NEMAC) and private sector organizations, the Government of
Saint Lucia announced that a State of Emergency comes into effect for
Saint Lucia as of Wednesday 3rd February 2021.
statement delivered on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Honourable Allen
Chastanet explained that Saint Lucia is currently experiencing its third
OAS Electoral Observation Mission begins final deployment in Ecuador
- Feb 2, 2021 - 10:05:50 AM
The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American
States (OAS) in Ecuador began its final deployment ahead of the February
7 elections, in which the country will elect its president and vice
president, 137 Assembly members, and 5 representatives to the Andean