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Caribbean Export boosting the international competitiveness of the region’s services sector - Sep 18, 2020 - 2:21:40 PM

As services industries and providers across the region learn to navigate the global pandemic, Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with the Belize Coalition of Services Provides, the Jamaica Coalition of Services Industries and the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries are stepping in to host a training programme...
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ECADE elects new Directors via virtual AGM - Aug 14, 2020 - 5:13:53 PM

The Board of Directors of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) is energised to move forward with a renewed mandate from its membership, after its annual general meeting on August 8, 2020.

The meeting, attended by ECADE membership from across the EC, reviewed ECADE’s operations since the last AGM and its current financial standing... 
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United States working with The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to build disaster resilience - Aug 14, 2020 - 2:30:55 PM

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On August 14, the United States Government in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched a new USD $4.5 million initiative entitled “Caribbean Climate Resilience Initiative.” This new initiative will help countries reduce disaster risks as well as absorb and recover from hazard impacts and climate variability.

In December 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the availability of funding to improve disaster resilience in the Caribbean...
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Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Advocates for COVID-19 Pre-testing - Aug 14, 2020 - 10:58:15 AM

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In an interview this week with CNBC, the world leader in business news, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Allen Chastanet discussed the Caribbean’s response to COVID-19, protocols to guide the reopening of the travel industry and Saint Lucia’s successes in managing the pandemic.

Prime Minister Chastanet applauded the region for its general quick response to the pandemic, the management of the pandemic...
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United Workers Party Vieux Fort South branch on upcoming general elections - Aug 12, 2020 - 9:35:09 PM

The duly constituted Executive of the United Workers Party, Vieux Fort South Constituency Branch, takes this opportunity to totally disassociate the branch from the pronouncements being made in the media and elsewhere that a candidate has been chosen to contest the Vieux Fort South seat on behalf of the UWP for the upcoming general elections...
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ECLAC meeting discusses data protection, privacy rights, and e-government in the Caribbean - Aug 11, 2020 - 12:54:33 PM

Countries across the Caribbean are preparing to adopt or strengthen their data protection legislation in order to guarantee individual privacy rights and safeguard personal data, while creating an enabling environment for data sharing and e-government in the subregion.

The benefits of implementing internationally aligned data protection and sharing legislation were discussed during a virtual expert group meeting (EGM) convened by ECLAC Caribbean on 15 July 2020...
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Commonwealth Secretary-General on resolution of Guyana electoral impasse - Aug 3, 2020 - 9:32:44 AM

I extend congratulations to His Excellency Dr Irfan Ali upon his swearing-in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana following the declaration of the 2 March General Election and Regional election results on 2 August 2020 by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

I commend former President, His Excellency David Granger, for his stewardship of Guyana since 2015...
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The CDEMA Council recognises the role of the Agency in the fight against COVID-19 - Jul 8, 2020 - 1:57:06 PM

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The highest decision-making body of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which forms The Council of Ministers, recognised the leadership role of Agency and by extension the Participating States in the management of the COVID-19 event during the 10th Annual Ordinary Session, which was held via ZOOM over two days, June 26 and July 3, 2020. The Council noted the efforts being undertaken by the Agency to coordinate response and relief to the region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic specifically in facilitating the relief supplies hub for the region...
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PM Allen Chastanet Budget Address 2020-2021 relief measures - Jun 26, 2020 - 10:00:08 AM

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Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet presented the 2020/2021 Appropriation Bill to the House on Tuesday under the theme “New challenges, new opportunities for building a stronger Saint Lucia, Together” taking an optimistic outlook at the plans for Saint Lucia’s continued growth and progress.

The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance spoke on Economic Recovery, gave a report on the last four years of the Government’s tenure...
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Regional Electric Mobility Actors Charged to ‘Get Started - Jun 25, 2020 - 4:15:49 PM

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Stakeholders in the energy and transportation sectors were charged not to wait until a comprehensive plan and perfect conditions are available in order to get started on the Regional Electric Vehicle Strategy during an online discussion, which focused on innovation opportunities and the Caribbean reality.

The discussion, which was hosted by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) and the Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat, saw more than two hundred and fifty stakeholders gathered to hear from regional and global experts in the field...
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PM Allen Chastanet presents new opportunities to build a New and Stronger Saint Lucia - Jun 18, 2020 - 7:05:27 PM

The Government of Saint Lucia continues to work on building a new and stronger Saint Lucia and the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, will continue to chart the way forward on the Government’s vision. The Prime Minister will table the Appropriation Bill 2020/2021 (Budget Address) in Parliament on Tuesday June 23rd 2020 at 4:00PM...
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Masks, Passes, and Privilege: Response to a Pandemic, by Rhoda Arrindell, PhD - Jun 15, 2020 - 6:30:08 PM

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“Slave passes, also called ‘certificates’ or ‘tickets,’ were written notes granting slaves permission to leave the plantations on which they lived. Almost all slave societies in the New World required slaves to have written permission from their owners to leave the plantation, and they could not leave without it. Slave passes contained the slave’s name, the destination, the trip’s duration, the expiration date of the pass, and the master’s signature. Passes were most commonly given to male slaves who ran errands and performed transportation work beyond the plantation. Depending on the master.

Thus reads an excerpt from the Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery in reference to Slavery in late 1600s America...
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St. Lucia: Cannabis Commission presents Economic Analysis of Cannabis Industry to Cabinet - Jun 15, 2020 - 2:00:00 PM

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The Cannabis Commission presented to the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday morning (June 15th) on the “Economic Analysis of the Regulation of the Cannabis Industry in Saint Lucia.”

The Commission was set up in July 2019 to review and make recommendations on the laws and regulations as it relates to cannabis/marijuana.

At Monday’s meeting Cabinet was guided by lead Minister on the issue, Minister...
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Saint Lucia: Curfew time decreased as Cabinet adjusts COVID-19 protocols - Jun 12, 2020 - 7:00:42 PM

The Cabinet of Ministers has adjusted the protocols for operations during the State of Emergency which includes lessening of the curfew time and hosting of social activities with the established health protocols in place.

The Amendments to the Emergency Powers (Disasters) (COVID-19) Order will come into effect from Monday June 15th 2020...
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Over $8-Million paid out by NIC as PM Chastanet provides update on income support - Jun 10, 2020 - 5:30:44 PM

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced that the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) has paid out over eight million dollars to Saint Lucians as part of the Income Support Programme for NIC contributors.

In a statement this week, Prime Minister Chastanet, noted the concerns of the public over the amounts received by some and the processing the applications.
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CCJ Issues Declaration against CARICOM and Barbados But Cement Tariff Increase Stands - Jun 10, 2020 - 4:20:21 PM

In a judgment released today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) upheld the decision of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) to raise the tariff on “other hydraulic cement” imported into Barbados. The CCJ declared, however, that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Barbados failed in their respective duties to conduct prior consultation with the importers, Rock Hard Cement Limited (“Rock Hard”)...
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Anniversary Message: United Workers Party marks fourth year in office - Jun 6, 2020 - 11:36:22 AM

Four years on, this United Workers Party administration continues to champion the vision of ‘Building a New Saint Lucia’. On June 6th 2016, the people spoke, and the country voted, for change and transformation. Today, we take time to reflect on that call to action and the mandate given to our Political Leader and Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet and the successful UWP candidates..
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UWP Chairman’s Anniversary Message - Jun 5, 2020 - 2:41:43 PM

Another anniversary has just landed at our door steps with COVID-19 well in check, to keep our population in a safe environment, while taking a toll on our economy with our Government doing all they can to keep our head above the rising tide of economic turbulence.

As we look back from this day the 6th June, 2016 to present, our Government under the Leadership of the Hon. Allen Michael Chastanet...
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151 more Saint Lucian Nationals scheduled to arrive this weekend - May 23, 2020 - 11:50:33 AM

The Government of Saint Lucia will this weekend welcome 151 more nationals through the ongoing repatriation process.  Returning nationals will include cruise ship workers and students from Canada and Barbados.  

On May 24th, nineteen (19) nationals will arrive in Saint Lucia via a chartered service from Barbados, which includes seventeen (17) nationals being repatriated from Canada. Subsequently, fifty-nine (59) persons will arrive aboard Disney Fantasy...
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Open Letter to TUF from Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet - May 22, 2020 - 5:36:40 PM

As you know, the Government of Saint Lucia, through a Cabinet-appointed Ministerial Sub­Committee (with support from the Department of Finance), has been engaged in numerous discussions with the Trade Unions since 2nd April, 2020. This was in an attempt to arrive at a consensus position on the issue of the proposed reduction in the monthly cash outlay by Government for salaries of civil servants in the face of reduced revenue collection and contraction in the economy, directly caused by COVID-19...
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