German Judicial Scan Commends Caribbean Court of Justice
- Jan 15, 2020 - 2:37:26 PM
A recent study conducted by the Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German corporation for international
co-operation, found a high level of confidence in the integrity and
independence of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Judicial
Integrity Scan also commended the Court for its institutional design,
organisational capacities and the competencies of the staff. The study
was based on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct which aim to
establish standards of judicial integrity internationally...
The 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Marigot
- Jan 15, 2020 - 10:31:14 AM
Dr. Stephanie Melyon-Reinette is in St. Martin to deliver the 33rd
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
“Valuing Excellence in Caribbean Arts” is the theme of the lecture at
the Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot, at 7:30
PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF).
“I look forward to the lecture and the positive discussion,” said Dr.
Melyon, a psychologist and performance artist who arrived from
Guadeloupe on Tuesday. For 33 years CLF has opened its island-wide
cultural calendar on January 15 with the MLK, Jr. lecture...
2020 New Year’s address by PM Allen M. Chastanet
- Jan 12, 2020 - 8:15:45 AM
Good evening, fellow Saint Lucians, at home and abroad. A Happy New Year
to you all. I pray that 2020 will bring you good health, peace,
happiness and prosperity.
I thank you all for the spirit of
giving and love which flowed throughout our island in December. It was a
joy for my family and I to share in the festivities, especially in my
constituency of Micoud South...
Haiti earthquake, a decade Later: Food For the poor donors devoted to rebuilding
- Jan 10, 2020 - 1:08:40 PM
“I lost my father and three sisters, I loved them… I don’t know what I
am going to do now, I just don’t know,” were the pain-filled words of an
injured young man recorded by a Food For The Poor staff member in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a devastating earthquake rocked the
Caribbean nation a decade ago.
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 4:53
p.m., a sudden shift in a fault line triggered a catastrophic 7.0
magnitude earthquake near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. More than
250,000 people were killed that day and an estimated 1.3 million were
Digital Government Platform proposed for region
- Jan 8, 2020 - 4:01:14 PM
As technology becomes a more intertwined part of day-to-day activities
within society, leaders are required to streamline interactions within
government agencies and between government agencies, citizens and
commercial operators in more innovative ways. Imagine being able to
easily renew your driver’s licence or register a business and other
public e-services electronically. Improving cross-agency
interoperability and only requiring citizens to only submit data once.
These are the possibilities ahead now that Cybernetica and Cloud Carib
have signed an agreement recently in Estonia to implement a secure data
exchange based on the Unified eXchange Platform (UXP) for pilot projects
in the Caribbean region...
New Year's Message from Acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
- Dec 31, 2019 - 1:05:27 PM
If we were to stop and reflect on this year as it comes to a close, we
would most likely describe 2019 as a varied year, which both highlighted
the strengths in Caribbean tourism and its inherent weaknesses.
sector's strengths were evident in the significant growth rates
experienced by most Caribbean countries. Despite contraction in some
larger destinations, such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic...
Republic Bank continues to invest in Caribbean Communities
- Dec 27, 2019 - 1:20:44 PM
Republic Bank has provided a US$34 million senior term loan as part
of a US$80 million investment in the Royalton Grenada Resort and Spa
located on two white-sand beaches in Tamarind Bay, Grenada. The loan was
arranged by the Investment Banking Division of the Republic Bank Group.
The Royalton Grenada is scheduled to
commence operations in March 2020 offering guests the option to stay at
any of its 212 luxury rooms or 49 Diamond Club luxury suites...
Achievement does not signal successful leadership,says Ex-Finance Minister
- Dec 27, 2019 - 10:40:16 AM
Former Bahamian Finance Minister Zhivargo Laing, addressing
Caribbean movers and shakers assembled in Miami this month for the 2019
Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards, asserted leadership
counts most when it brings people together to achieve noble ends.
a Caribbean author, economist and motivational speaker who is also a
trade negotiator for The Bahamas, told a packed banquet hall at the JW
Marriott Marquis hotel: "If you are not bringing people together to work
together to achieve noble ends, you are merely occupying a position...
St. Martin’s Lasana Sekou, guest judge at Barbados independence arts festival
- Dec 21, 2019 - 3:38:05 PM
St. Martin publisher Lasana Sekou returned here last week from Barbados,
where he was the Literary Arts guest judge of the National Independence
Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), according to Cultural Officer Ayesha
While in Barbados for the “NIFCA season 2019,” Sekou
conducted the Poetry Master Class, and the Seminar, “‘Publish and Be
Blessed’: The challenge to locate the center of Caribbean Literature in
the Caribbean region.” facebook.com/BarbadosNCF...
PM Chastanet and PM Trudeau discuss Climate Change, Financial Services and Investment
- Dec 19, 2019 - 10:15:50 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet held a very productive meeting
yesterday with Prime Minister of Canada the Honourable Justin Trudeau.
two leaders discussed several issues including climate change and Small
Island Developing States (SIDS) and notably Canada’s leadership on that
issue. Prime Minister Chastanet also raised the issue of financial
services and opportunities for the strengthening of the Canada - Saint
Lucia, and wider CARICOM relationship.
While in Ottawa, Prime
Minister Chastanet also met with Mr. Carl Marcotte and Mr. Ian McLeod,
President and CEO and Vice President of Business Development,
respectively, of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)...
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- Dec 18, 2019 - 11:10:05 AM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet is currently in Canada for
several critical meetings including a scheduled meeting with Canadian
Prime Minister the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.
discussion at the meeting include Climate Change, investment
opportunities and improving trade. Canada has had a long and close
relationship with Saint Lucia and Commonwealth Caribbean countries...
Health City Surgeon to receive CMEx Award
- Dec 13, 2019 - 10:00:50 AM
Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, clinical director and chief cardiac surgeon of
the highly acclaimed Health City Cayman Islands, will be honored at the
2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14
in Miami, Florida.
Since joining Health City at its inception in
2014, Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, known as "Dr. Binoy", has been
instrumental in saving the lives of adult and pediatric patients from
the Caribbean and Central American region.
In keeping with Health
City's humanitarian mission, Dr. Binoy's surgical team performed
cardiac surgery for over 400 children from around the world...
CCJ’s President on the passing of Lady Beverley Walrond, QC
- Dec 12, 2019 - 9:30:35 AM
The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) and the
Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are deeply saddened by the passing of
Lady Beverley Walrond, QC. We all fully expected Lady Beverley to join
us this week for the Commission’s last meeting for the year on 13
December and so, we were especially shocked and grieved to learn of this
horrible tragedy.Lady Beverley was a well-rounded legal
professional of unparalleled distinction, well-known for her dedication,
legal acumen and sharp mind....
Award-winning Caribbean Singer/Actor Jonathan Farrington Hits The Hamptons With ‘A Raisin In The Sun’
- Dec 11, 2019 - 1:48:46 PM
Once known for his chart-topping gospel songs in his native Bahamas and
placing second overall on Canada’s hit reality talent show ‘The Shot’,
Jonathan Farrington is wowing American audiences with his theatrical
performances. Farrington is receiving rave reviews for his for his role
as Joseph Asagi, the Nigerian college student and love interest of the
Younger daughter in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play ‘A Raisin In The
In spring 2019, Farrington was awarded the prestigious
Lawrence Lagner Award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in
Manhattan for acting, and in summer...
Spatial Innovision donates drone to CDEMA for hurricane response
- Dec 11, 2019 - 9:47:54 AM
Given the region’s high vulnerability to natural and technological
hazards, the need for smart tools and technologies to support regional
preparedness and response for disasters remains a key priority for the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and its partners.
response to this critical need, Spatial Innovision Limited, the
Caribbean’s leading geospatial solutions and mapping company, recently
contributed a state-of-the-art Parrot Anafi Work unmanned aerial drone,
associated software and technical support, to enhance the work of CDEMA...
Jade Mountain Food gets top French honors
- Dec 9, 2019 - 7:30:40 AM
St. Lucia's Jade Mountain resort has received many accolades for its
visionary approach to hotel design, as well as the unparalleled views of
the iconic Piton peaks rising out of the Caribbean Sea, but now, it has
attracted even more global attention because of the world-class food it
The culinary team at Jade Mountain, under the leadership
of Chef de Cuisine Elijah Jules and guided by consulting chef Allen
Susser, has been awarded a coveted Gault Millau rating, making it only
one of four restaurants in the Eastern Caribbean to receive a 3-Toque
CDEMA establish partnership to improve region’s health care preparedness
- Dec 6, 2019 - 1:50:24 PM
With a focus on improving the delivery of health care services in the
Caribbean in times of disaster, leaders from the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Center for
Disaster Medicine (CCDM) signed an agreement today to increase
collaboration between the groups. The Honorable Silveria Jacob, Prime
Minister of Sint Maarten, addressed attendees at the signing ceremony,
speaking on the impact of Hurricane Irma and the importance of building
Through the partnership, CDEMA, the regional agency
for disaster management, and the CCDM (operated through American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine), which focuses on
disaster medicine education and training...
CDEMA and The European Union launch the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme
- Dec 4, 2019 - 10:02:29 PM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) along with
the European Union launched the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in
the CARIFORUM Programme. This initiative aims to contribute to the
reduction of the vulnerability to disaster risks, and to promote the
sustainable development of the countries of this region.
launching of this initiative was held on 3rd December 2019, in the
framework of the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster
Government moves to protect the pensions of millennium heights employees
- Dec 4, 2019 - 3:20:24 PM
As the transition from the Victoria Hospital into the Owen King European
Union Hospital (OK-EU) enters its final leg, keen focus is being placed
on human resource and employment.
On Tuesday 26th November 2019
Parliament passed an amendment to the “Millennium Heights Medical
Complex Act” to secure and protect the pensions of public officers who
wish to be employed with the new entity...
Itelbpo makes bold move in diversifying Its labour pool
- Dec 3, 2019 - 3:40:24 PM
itelbpo in partnership with Invest Saint Lucia is developing a 20,000 sq
ft factory shell located in the Hewanorra Free Zone in Vieux-Fort, Saint
Lucia, which will house more than 300 employees in the global services
sector. It is a strategic move aimed at expanding its geographical
footprint, ultimately diversifying its workforce and further enriching
its global talent pool as the company pushes aggressively towards its
5-year goal of 5,000 new seats in its contact centre operations. itelbpo
& Invest Saint Lucia have broken ground and the new site is set to
open on April 1, 2020...