Saint Lucia: Nation’s emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC
- Aug 15, 2018 - 2:16:13 PM
Saint Lucia’s readiness for an emergency, particularly during the
hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management
Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.
meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet
Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable
Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning,
Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader
of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...
The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018
- Aug 13, 2018 - 10:25:05 AM
The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music
and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL,
Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to
sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and
beverage producers at the Caribbean Kitchen’s debut staging. Twelve
different producers from six Caribbean islands will exhibit a range of
exotic authentic sauces, natural food products, herbal teas and a range
of liquors and alcoholic beverages including rum...
Nominations open for 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
- Aug 13, 2018 - 9:44:23 AM
The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a
difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth
Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which
includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in
London next March, during Commonwealth Week.
The awards have been
running since 1985 and are delivered in partnership with the
Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks. Layne
Robinson, Head of Social Policy at the Commonwealth...
U.S. Virgin Islands Student tops FCCA Poster Competition
- Aug 12, 2018 - 9:15:09 AM
Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior
Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Foundation Children's Environmental Poster Competition.
11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student
topped the regional competition with a poster entitled 'Present and
Future', which focused on disaster preparation and environmental
OAS Permanent Council celebrates First Inter-American Week of Indigenous Peoples
- Aug 10, 2018 - 6:35:28 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today
commemorated the First Inter-American Week of Indigenous Peoples, with
the participation of representatives of the indigenous peoples of the
The Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent
Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS, Rita Hernández, highlighted the
struggle of indigenous peoples for the recognition of their rights, and
the steps taken by the OAS in this area....
Statement of the OAS Secretary General on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
- Aug 9, 2018 - 8:35:22 PM
The indigenous population of the world is approximately 370 million
people, who live in more than 70 countries, according to estimates of
international organizations. Today is the International Day of the
World's Indigenous Peoples, but unfortunately many of them have little
to celebrate. Despite the fact they represent 5 percent of the world´s
population, indigenous peoples make up 15 percent of the poorest people
in the world and continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups....
Daryl Aaron appointed general manager of newly acquired St. Lucia Hotel
- Aug 7, 2018 - 12:17:29 PM
Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general
manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.
Aaron, who has worked across the Caribbean in a variety of hospitality
management positions, joins the leadership team of Bay Gardens Resorts,
which expanded its portfolio to four hotels with the acquisition of the
property, located within close proximity to Rodney Bay Marina...
Official Funeral for former Micoud South MP Arsene James
- Aug 7, 2018 - 6:42:26 AM
The Official Funeral for former Parliamentary Representative for Micoud
South, Honourable Arsene Vigil James, is scheduled for Friday August
10th 2018 at the Church of the Holy Cross, Desruisseaux, Micoud.
former Minister for Education and Culture, who has also served as
Leader of the Opposition, passed away on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at the
age of 73.
In his honour Parliament will convene a Joint Sitting of both Houses on Wednesday, August 08th 2018 at 10:00 a.m...
Parliament of Saint Lucia: Death of Arsen James
- Aug 6, 2018 - 4:21:24 PM
The Office of Parliament note with sadness the passing of former Leader
of Opposition and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud South
Honourable Arsene Vigil James, SLC on Sunday, July 29, 2018;
Office therefore extends deepest condolences to the family of Honourable
Arsene Vigil James, SLC and the People of Micoud South who he
represented in the House for a period of fifteen (15) years from
December 2001 – May 2016 we offer our prayers and support in their time
CHTA, Tourism Cares Deploy hurricane recovery resources to Spur Caribbean Tourism
- Aug 4, 2018 - 3:52:48 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit
organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable
donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of
hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible...
CTO Presents Dr. Roy Hastick with its distinguished Citizen Award
- Aug 4, 2018 - 11:47:39 AM
Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) presented its “Distiguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Dr. Roy A.
Hastick, Sr., president and CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (CACCI), during a recent CACCI small business
development power breakfast meeting. The honour is part of CTO’s
Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards given annually during Caribbean Week
New York festivities.
“The Caribbean Tourism Organization
recognises Dr. Roy Hastick for his longstanding commitment to
representing the interests of Caribbean people at the New York City and
State levels,” said Riley (pictured on the right in the photo).
OAS Approves Creation of a Working Group to Search for peaceful solutions to the situation in Nicaragua
- Aug 3, 2018 - 11:01:59 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS)
approved the creation of a Working Group on Nicaragua "whose mandate
will be to contribute to the search for peaceful and sustainable
solutions to the evolving situation in Nicaragua, including through
consultations with the Government of Nicaragua."
Group for Nicaragua, created through a resolution, ”will be composed of a
representative of each regional group and other Member States” who will
be “designated by the Chair of the Permanent Council in consultation
with the coordinators of regional groups, no later than August 10"...
Assist us further, say Sri Lanka’s human rights commissioners
- Aug 3, 2018 - 6:44:38 AM
Sri Lanka needs further help to strengthen its human rights promotion
and protection. That's according to the country’s Human Rights
Commission, which has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat for
Its Chair, Dr Deepika Udagama made the
Commission’s request during a meeting with Commonwealth
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, who is on her first official visit
to the country...
Commonwealth observers urge patience as Zimbabwe awaits final results
- Aug 2, 2018 - 10:00:31 AM
Commonwealth observers urge patience as Zimbabwe awaits final results Harare,
2 August. Voting in Zimbabwe’s general elections had been largely
peaceful and well-organised, according to Commonwealth observers on the
However, violence broke out on 1 August during a
demonstration by supporters of the MDC Alliance, the main opposition
party. Protestors clashed with armed police and military resulting in
Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Bangladesh, Brunei and Sri Lanka
- Jul 31, 2018 - 6:20:08 AM
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is about to set out on
her first official visits to three Commonwealth member countries in
South and South East Asia, during an 11-day trip.
In all three
countries the Secretary-General will have discussions with head of
government, ministers and other public figures on priorities and
commitments agreed by leaders at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April, and will update them on the
strategic implementation of the work to be undertaken...
CEYA Later Pam!
- Jul 30, 2018 - 2:00:07 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export
Development Agency officially said farewell to its longest standing
Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton on Friday 27th July 2018 and
announced the 2018 Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards (CEYA) to be
held this year in November.
Pamela-Coke Hamilton joined the
Agency at the start of the 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development
Programme (RPSDP) back in 2010 and under her leadership the Agency has
become one of the most important regional agencies supporting Caribbean
private sector development...
Health City Physicians Share Caribbean Cardiology firsts at St. Lucia Conference
- Jul 30, 2018 - 9:11:54 AM
The Caribbean could soon become synonymous with high quality,
affordable health care, according to medical professionals at Health
City Cayman Islands, one of the region's foremost tertiary care
Presenting at the 33rd Caribbean Cardiology
Conference, hosted by the Caribbean Cardiac Society in St. Lucia this
month, Health City's physicians shared some of the pioneering work
performed at the facility during its four-and-a-half-year history as
well as some of the exciting health care expansion plans Caribbean
residents could look forward to in the future...
Pakistani General Election marks ‘important milestone’ despite hurdles, say Commonwealth observers
- Jul 28, 2018 - 8:00:59 AM
The Commonwealth Observer Group described Pakistan’s General Election as
an ‘important milestone’ in the history of the nation, following two
consecutive democratically-elected civilian governments completing their
Final results are yet to be released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
an Interim Statement released on the Group’s observations of the
election, the Chairman Gen. Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, former Head of
State of Nigeria commended the people of Pakistan for exercising their
right to vote...
World Day Against trafficking in persons is July 30th
- Jul 27, 2018 - 11:53:28 AM
Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities,
instability and conflict. Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes
and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their
Children and young people, migrants and refugees are especially susceptible.
and girls are targeted again and again. We see brutal sexual
exploitation, including involuntary prostitution, forced marriage and
sexual slavery. We see the appalling trade in human organs...
FCC Chairman speaks on closing the Digital Divide at CANTO 2018
- Jul 26, 2018 - 1:54:26 PM
The CANTO conference and exhibition was held in Panama City, Panama
from 22nd to 25th July 2018. The Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai provided
the feature address at the opening ceremony.
One of the main
highlights during the conference was an interview between the Chairman
of CANTO, Julian Wilkins and the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The Chairman of
CANTO noted that many persons were interested in the rationale for the
FCC changing its position with regard to net neutrality (better known as
the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order)...