CIBC FirstCaribbean donates USD$250,000 to regional COVID-19 fight
- Mar 30, 2020 - 4:28:45 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the region to purchase much-needed COVID–19 testing kits.
bank, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International
ComTrust Foundation, will donate a total of USD$250,000 toward the
purchase of the kits in the countries across its regional footprint...
U.W.P Women’s Arm salutes the women on the frontlines
- Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19:35 AM
The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm wishes to recognize the
women of this nation for their unrelenting acts of service geared
towards minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We
commend the strong leadership of Senator The Honourable Mary Isaac, and
applaud her team of professionals, who continue to demonstrate a high
level of competence in addressing this pandemic. The Ministry’s
communications unit has done an excellent job keeping the general public
abreast with timely information as this unfortunate situation continues
The Consulate in Martinique on travel of Saint Lucians
- Mar 21, 2020 - 10:15:23 AM
The Consulate in Martinique would like to inform that on March 20th
2020, the vessel PERLE operated by L’Express des Isles , arrived in St.
Lucia with ninety two (92) Saint Lucian nationals from Guadeloupe,
Dominica & Martinique.
One day prior to the arrival of the
vessel in St.Lucia (Thursday 19th March), the Consulate was informed by
St. Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer that all passengers will be
quarantined upon arrival at Starfish Hotel...
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet tests negative for COVID-19
- Mar 18, 2020 - 9:04:08 AM
On Tuesday March 17, 2020 the Ministry of Health was informed that the
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was experiencing a mild cough
following recent travel history to Miami for medical attention and in an
abundance of caution he had opted to place himself into voluntary
quarantine. He contacted the Chief Medical Officer and a medical team
was dispatched to assess the Prime Minister. A sample was taken for
testing which included testing for COVID-19...
OPM Saint Lucia: Allen Chastanet feeling unwell
- Mar 17, 2020 - 2:55:34 PM
Please note that Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was as
of this morning feeling unwell and in accordance with the established
protocols went into self-quarantine. The Prime Minister immediately
stayed away from all of his meetings and engagements.
keeping with the protocols as advised by the Chief Medical Officer the
Prime Minister has been tested for COVID-19 and we await the results...
Prime Minister Chastanet on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Mar 17, 2020 - 9:05:12 AM
Good Evening fellow Saint Lucians,
I know that the past few weeks
have been filled with fear and anxiety for many of you but I start by
asking everyone to pause and take a deep breath, just for a moment.
confirmed by the Ministry of Health, over the past few days Saint Lucia
now has two imported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus...
Prime Minister Chastanet to address the nation on COVID-19
- Mar 16, 2020 - 10:18:03 AM
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation,
External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet,
will Address the Nation on Monday March 16th 2020 at 8:00PM on the
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and the national response.
Prime Minister’s address this evening follows a series of meetings and
consultations with the private sector, various organizations...
St. Lucia: Minister for Health and Wellness to Parliament on Coronavirus
- Mar 11, 2020 - 4:28:30 PM
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities led an epidemiological
investigation to determine the etiology of reported cases of pneumonia
in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This led to the discovery of a
new strain of Corona Virus Disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a
Corona Virus characterized with fever, cough and chills. About 80-81% of
cases are mild, 14% severe and 4% critical. The fatality rate ranges
from 2.1% to 2.9%. The majority of cases which complicate have comorbid
conditions which include renal disease, heart failure, lung disease and
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Mar 10, 2020 - 2:45:37 PM
Mr. Speaker, I commend the Minister and the Ministry of Health, in
particular the Chief Medical Officer and her team (CMO) for the response
so far on the COVID-19 (Corona virus) crisis now sweeping the world.
Their task is not an easy one and they deserve our full support.
actions taken by our Government have been aimed at delaying and if
possible prevent Coronavirus from reaching us altogether...
New GEF-Funded Multi-country Blue Economy Initiative gets underway in the Caribbean
- Mar 4, 2020 - 4:42:19 PM
A new US$46 million initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in
the Caribbean, in support of the sustainable use and conservation of the
region’s vast and diverse marine ecosystems and resources, gets
underway with a two-day inception workshop on 5-6 March at the Best
Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City.
ecosystems account for over 80 percent of CARICOM States and
territories, supporting not just fisheries, but also tourism...
PM Chastanet's Independence Ball to fund even more charities in 2020
- Feb 27, 2020 - 11:34:37 AM
It’s become the most sought-after ticket on Saint Lucia’s Independence
calendar of events: The Annual Prime Minister’s Independence Ball.
inception in 2017, this charitable fundraiser event has helped 23
charities and organizations, in the process distributing well over half a
million dollars to such causes. In some cases tears of joy have been
shed by some recipients of the funds. In 2019 the PM’s Ball contributed
a whopping $250,000..
PM Chastanet's Official Independence Address 2020
- Feb 22, 2020 - 1:45:55 PM
I wish all Saint Lucians everywhere a Happy Independence Day and trust that as many as possible will join in the celebrations.
year’s anniversary activities were truly amazing and I once again say a
big thank you to all who were involved in the execution of the
programme for the 40th and of course for this, our 41st anniversary.
have now completed our first four decades as an independent country. It
has been another milestone along the journey but it is also a fitting
point to see how far we have come...
Climate change, blacklisting and regional integration highlighted in outgoing CARICOM Chairman’s Address
- Feb 19, 2020 - 11:37:10 AM
As he delivered his outgoing address as Caribbean Community Chairman,
Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet called for
increased attention on climate change, blacklisting by the European
Union, the adversities facing small island states in the international
community, the ongoing situation in Venezuela and the withdrawal of
correspondent banking services from the region.
Chastanet took over the Chairmanship in July 2019, and gave an account
to the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of
Government of the Caribbean Community underway in Barbados...
Emergency communications systems successfully tested across the region
- Feb 19, 2020 - 9:05:43 AM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) conducted its
annual ‘Exercise Region Rap’ with its Participating States and Regional
Response Mechanism (RRM) partners on Tuesday February 18, 2020.
Exercise was dubbed a success with 14 Participating States and 16
regional and international partners taking part, including development
partners, CARICOM institutions and UN Agencies..
DASH2020: Underlining the importance of youth and corporate social responsibility
- Feb 13, 2020 - 10:52:06 AM
Embracing corporate social responsibility is the focal underpinning of
many supporters and sponsors of DASH, who all believe in the sixth
annual event’s core values of youth empowerment, health and wellness,
charity, diversity and unity.
Among those organisations that
believe strongly in this is longstanding partner DIGICEL which, like
DASH has not only continued to live up to its commitment to charity, but
has over the years steadily raised the bar and exceeded expectations...
More action and funding needed to protect Caribbean coasts and marine areas
- Feb 9, 2020 - 3:41:32 PM
More action and funding are needed to protect the region's coral reefs
and to conserve fisheries and other marine resources, asserted Karolin
Troubetzkoy, special envoy for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI).
called on businesses located in or doing business with the Caribbean to
support conservation efforts by collaborating with national
conservation funds across the region...
Domestic violence is a mark of shame, says St. Vincent NCW
- Feb 4, 2020 - 8:12:06 PM
The National Council of Women of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is very
concerned about the upsurge of violence against women and girls and the
severity of these types of violence in our country.
disheartening and unacceptable. We condemn all forms of violence, and by
extent violence committed against our women and children. Too many of
our women and children are affected daily and the people are lamenting...
Caribbean Tourism and Health Authorities proactive on Coronavirus
- Jan 31, 2020 - 9:57:44 AM
No cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the Caribbean,
assured regional tourism and health officials, who are hard at work
aiming to keep the region coronavirus-free.
established five years ago between the Caribbean Public Health Agency
(CARPHA) and the private sector-led Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA) as well as the public sector Caribbean Tourism
OPM Saint Lucia: Government continues National Crime Fighting Strategy
- Jan 29, 2020 - 11:05:32 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia continues its efforts to work with
communities as part of the National Crime Fighting strategy. Prime
Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet joined the Gros Islet Police Station
as they embarked on a new community engagement program.
objective of the meeting held at the Gros Islet Human Resource
Development Centre was to help ascertain the needs and concerns of
community members and provide vital information about community crime