St. Lucia Prime Minister to meet with US President
- Mar 20, 2019 - 7:30:36 AM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will travel to Florida for a
meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, on March 22, 2019.
Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the
relationship between the Caribbean and the United States. Specific
areas of the Prime Minister’s focus will be security, energy...
LASCO feeds $2M to Netball Jamaica’s Major and Minor League Competition
- Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30:21 AM
The road to glory just got a little easier for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girl
hopefuls, following LASCO’s announcement of its $2 million co-title
sponsorship of the 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competition at
the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) offices on Tuesday, March 12,
2019. The sponsorship stems from their $28 million partnership with the
JOA in October 2018.
“We are proud to be associated with this
series which seeks to nurture our future Sunshine Girls through our
flagship iCool Water brand along with iDrade isotonic beverage and
Curves feminine napkins,” said Omar Palmer, consumer division marketing
manager at LASCO Distributors...
UWP on Unions Actions
- Mar 15, 2019 - 2:10:11 PM
The UWP United Workers Party wishes to express its deep concerns about
the unfounded actions taken by the CSA and teachers’ unions during the
past few days.
It is clear that negotiations between these with
these parties have progressed in a spirit of good faith in an effort to
resolve the triennium term ending on March 31, 2019...
Biotechnologist from Saint Lucia wins Commonwealth Youth Award
- Mar 13, 2019 - 3:42:47 PM
Johanan Dujon from Saint Lucia has developed a process to transform
sargassum seaweed to a high-quality fertiliser which he now exports to
other small states.
Johanan is among four exceptional young
people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have won
prizes at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their
efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, sanitation issues and climate
St. Martin “travails” from Irma in Hurricane Protocol; Lasana Sekou’s new poetry book published
- Feb 27, 2019 - 2:51:27 PM
Hurricane “travails experienced by the St. Martin community” is how
poems in Lasana Sekou’s new book, Hurricane Protocol, are described in
the Italian literary journal Il Tolomeo.
The island’s people
will be the first audience to see and hear these poems in one setting at
the book party on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 7:30 pm, at the
Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot...
St. Lucia's Prime Minister 40th Independence Anniversary Address
- Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06:46 PM
Today is a day of celebration. It is also a day for earnest reflection.
of us old enough to remember when we attained Independence in 1979,
will also know the occasion was not without its challenges.
this day we can all look back with pride, keeping in mind our Founding
Fathers who dared to dream of an Independent Saint Lucia...
Appointment of CEO, CIU Saint Lucia as Chairman, CIPA
- Feb 20, 2019 - 10:00:32 AM
Nestor Alfred, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saint Lucia’s CIP
has been appointed as the incoming Chairman of the Citizenship by
Investment Programmes Association (CIPA). Nestor replaces Les Khan, who
is the CEO of Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment
CIPA is a regional body made up of the CIU-heads of
the Caribbean’s five (5) citizenship by investment programs namely;
Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis and
Saint Lucia as a means to forge closer cooperation and coordination...
28th annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba
- Feb 17, 2019 - 3:25:26 PM
St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars,
translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28th
annual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019.
While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial
management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi
Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. Topics
addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary
production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital
technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing
multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region
Caribbean Tourism on the Upswing
- Feb 13, 2019 - 12:42:57 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean tourism sector
is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a
stronger-than-expected performance last year.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism
statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven percent growth
this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.
CTO says Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will help region recover and thrive from disasters
- Feb 4, 2019 - 11:57:36 AM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong
support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre
which was officially launched in Jamaica last week.
In a brief
message endorsing the project led by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism,
Edmund Bartlett, the CTO Chairman Dominic Fedee stressed the challenges
the Caribbean region faces in recovering from natural disasters and the
lasting effects of such adversities...
UWP calls for immediate removal of the leader of the opposition
- Feb 1, 2019 - 5:26:14 AM
SAINT LUCIA -- In a release today, the United Workers Party remained convinced that the
leader of the opposition, Honourable Philip J. Pierre, is unfit to
serve under any leadership position as it concerns the citizens of Saint
Lucia and calls for his immediate removal.
After witnessing the
debate on a motion of no confidence presented by the Labour Party
against the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen M.
Interval International Gives Back to Caribbean
- Jan 31, 2019 - 4:41:19 PM
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation
services, and participating resort partners donated $15,000 to the
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF)
during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference held this week
"The foundation is truly grateful for the tremendous
support that we have received from Interval and its resort partners, who
have played an integral role in funding higher education for Caribbean
nationals for nearly 15 years," said Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTAEF
20 schools to benefit from the Eat Well with JP St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme
- Jan 31, 2019 - 10:14:22 AM
Jamaica Producers (JP) has stepped up its island-wide effort to provide
nutritious and affordable options for schools and enhancing nutrition
education based on green bananas with the launch of its Eat Well with JP
St. Mary’s Breakfast Programme. The launch held on Thursday, January
24, 2019 Pembroke Hall Primary saw over 230 students from grade 4 and 5
enjoy a hearty breakfast courtesy of the Eat well with JP St. Mary’s
“This is the first in the series of the Eat Well the
JP St. Mary’s Breakfast programme. And what it really is, is a support
initiative for the JP St. Mary’s Heritage Project,” noted Tara
Goulbourne, Commercial Manager – Jamaica, JP Tropical Foods Ltd...
Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier Of The Year
- Jan 31, 2019 - 8:30:02 AM
Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of
Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean's 2019 Hotelier of the Year.
The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean
Travel Marketplace, which opened in Montego Bay yesterday evening.
Chatrani has worked in hotel operations for more than 20 years and
currently presides over Elegant's operations of seven hotels and resorts
St. Martin’s HNP wins American Graphic Design Award with Plastered in Pretty
- Jan 30, 2019 - 7:00:22 PM
HNP has won the American Graphic Design Award for Plastered in Pretty by
N.C. Marks, according to Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher at Graphic
Design USA (GDUSA).
Carole Maugé-Lewis designed the winning book
cover for the new dystopian novel by Marks, an author from St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. The New York City-based GDUSA presented its award to
Maugé-Lewis for House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline
Sample, president of the St. Martin indie press...
CHTA President hails Caribbean diversity, beauty and strength of its people
- Jan 30, 2019 - 5:30:06 PM
President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
Patricia Affonso-Dass hailed the diversity of the region, its incredible
natural beauty and people as core strengths as she called for the
Caribbean to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world.
off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's
largest tourism marketing event, in Montego Bay, Jamaica yesterday
evening, the Barbados-based hotelier said it was time to change the way
the world references the region, "from the most tourism-dependent in the
world to the world's most desirable...
Overwhelming support as MPs show confidence in PM Allen Chastanet
- Jan 30, 2019 - 1:30:24 PM
The House of Assembly spoke loud and clear from Tuesday through the wee
hours of Wednesday January 30th 2019 when Government MPs strongly
reiterated their unequivocal support for, and confidence in, Prime
Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet. The failure of the
Opposition’s Motion comes just two years after the St. Lucia Labour
Party was voted out of office in favour of the United Workers Party on
June 06th 2016...
Commonwealth joins global pact to help hurricane devastated countries
- Jan 30, 2019 - 10:44:30 AM
More than 500 representatives from governments, non-profits and global
conglomerates joined forces to accelerate resilience building in
Caribbean countries still recovering from hurricane devastation.
organisations and businesses, including Expedia, IBM, InterEnergy,
First Bank and Pfizer met in San Juan Puerto Rico at a mega networking
session on post-disaster recovery, hosted by the Clinton Global
Salada Foods Jamaica retains high marks in Safe Quality Food re-certification
- Jan 30, 2019 - 10:24:58 AM
Salada Foods Jamaica has successfully earned a rating of 96 per cent in
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification, a globally recognised
food safety initiative.
This re-certification will position the
company as a contract manufacturer of choice for coffee products and
instant powders/ teas in the Caribbean and North America, as it confers a
high level of recognition, credibility and competitiveness.
provide a turn-key solution that allows our customers to locally
manufacture and package their brand offerings according to their unique
Chairman Julian Wilkins to Pass the Torch at CANTO’s 35th AGM
- Jan 29, 2019 - 8:00:56 AM
Julian Wilkins, will step down as Chairman of the Board of CANTO having
served the statutory two terms. The Chairman made the announcement at
the Opening Ceremony of the Association’s 35th AGM & Mini Expo held
in Guyana. The annual event co-hosted by GTT invited well over 200
delegates in the ICT sector to discuss the theme “Transitioning to a
Digital Economy: Opportunities and Challenges”.
At the Opening
Ceremony, Mr. Wilkins stated that “there can be no doubt that my role as
Chairman of CANTO has been a most time consuming one. Fortunately,
Digicel has always fully supported me and ensured that I have adequate
time to perform my various duties as Chairman...