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Saint Lucia extends deepest condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:58:08 AM

Saint Lucia Extends Deepest Condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom...
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Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires - Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM

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The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that Mrs. Usha E. Pitts, the newly appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Renward R. Wells,

M.P., today Thursday, 8th April, 2021, in the Conference Room of the Headquarters at the Ministry of Health...


News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Simultaneously Deploys Electoral Observation Missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia - Apr 5, 2021 - 9:37:56 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) deployed electoral observation missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where elections will be held on April 11...
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CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy - Mar 25, 2021 - 2:10:17 PM

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The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and humanitarian response across the region.

Programme Manager for Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne Persad, shared that the workshop was a significant milestone in pushing...
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U.S. Embassy Delivers Renewable Energy Tech, STEM Curriculum to Local School - Mar 25, 2021 - 8:00:30 AM

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On March 24, 2021 the U.S. Embassy delivered sustainable energy technology and curriculum to St. John’s College in Nassau. The donation underscores the U.S. government’s commitment to spreading innovative approaches to combatting climate change, and to helping children learn about sustainability while also teaching valuable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills.

The Embassy partnered with an American renewable energy company based in California (Primo Energy) to facilitate a donation...
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U.S. donates BioFire COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Machine to Ministry of Health - Mar 10, 2021 - 11:17:01 AM

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On March 9, 2021 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts participated in the official handing-over ceremony of the BioFire FilmArray Torch infectious disease diagnostic machine. Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, the largest public health facility in The Bahamas, has installed the BioFire machine in its laboratory to aid in combating the spread of COVID-19.

The BioFire (valued at around $80,000 USD)...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Secretary General of the Organization of American States on equitable distribution of vaccines - Mar 9, 2021 - 10:50:27 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst public health crisis the modern world has ever faced. It is deeply troubling that the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) now account for almost half of the number of persons infected with the novel coronavirus globally...
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Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States - Mar 2, 2021 - 12:05:07 PM

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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and Plant & Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will host a virtual training workshop on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The session—which will be conducted with the assistance of Prof Mona Webber of the Marine Science Centre, UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica—will focus on techniques for harvesting, handling, species identification and processing of Sargassum seaweed for initial evaluation.

It will be attended by the four target countries for field work, The Bahamas...
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Update on Liquor Licence Suspension: No consumption on licensed premises - Feb 23, 2021 - 12:56:48 PM

As per Statutory Instrument No. 43 of 2021, the public is hereby informed that from Thursday 25th February 2021 the suspension on alcohol sales is lifted, however persons are not permitted to consume liquor on the licensed premises. This means that bars and restaurants will only provide takeaway (grab and go) services.

The purpose of the protocol is to continue restrictions on social gatherings and assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts as Saint Lucia continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic...


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Prime Minister's Independence Address to the Nation: “We Can. We Will.” - Feb 22, 2021 - 5:46:29 PM

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, when I addressed you on the occasion of our 41st Independence anniversary, there was little mention in our island of the word ‘Coronavirus’ or ‘COVID’.  

We were together for an amazing celebration of everything Saint Lucian. In fact, for the past few years our Independence celebrations have truly been “all in” and outstanding...
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UWP congratulates PM Chastanet on first vaccines - Feb 18, 2021 - 11:00:03 AM

The United Workers Party would like to congratulate Prime Minister Allen Chastanet for being a true leader when he took the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday.  In demonstrating his willingness to receive one of the first doses along with his wife Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet, he demonstrated his dedication to the people of Saint Lucia by leading from the front...
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PM Allen Chastanet supports Saint Lucia’s Vaccine Roll Out - Feb 18, 2021 - 10:04:29 AM

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Saint Lucia began the first phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out today with several frontliners and key Government officials receiving the first vaccines in a live broadcast, including Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet. The Prime Minister led by example and along with his wife Mrs. Raquel Du Boulay-Chastanet showed support for the team from the Ministry of Health by receiving the vaccines following several nurses, local physicians, fire and police personnel...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Ecuador expresses concern about lack of definition regarding electoral process - Feb 16, 2021 - 10:12:54 AM

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Ecuador expresses its concern about the lack of definition by the electoral authority and is paying close attention to the latest developments in the electoral process...
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Charles Matz, author, renaissance scholar, dies at 96 – by Lasana M. Sekou - Feb 15, 2021 - 12:22:39 PM

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Poet, renaissance scholar, dramaturge, novelist Charles Matz died at his home in Southampton, New York on February 12, 2021. He was 96.

He leaves his children, Margaret Matz (architect, New York), Charles “Carlino” Matz III (professor, NYIT; architect, New Jersey), and Clare Ann Matz (multimedia artist, film director, Italy). He leaves Antonio Lai da Teulada among family members; and a number of friends and colleagues...
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Jamaica and the ILO sign grant agreement to support formalization in the Agriculture and Fisheries sectors - Feb 12, 2021 - 1:00:42 PM

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Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched a landmark partnership to help informal operators in the agriculture and fisheries sectors transition to formal standards of labour.

The Honourable Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, signatory to the ILO grant agreement, attended the virtual event on 4 February 2021. Other high-level participants included the Honourable Floyd Green, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; the Honourable Dr Norman Dunn...
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Saint Lucia Announces Cushion in Quarantine Fees for Returning Nationals - Feb 12, 2021 - 9:00:30 AM

In keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ updated national COVID-19 response policy, effective February 11, 2021, the Government of Saint Lucia is absorbing a greater part of the cost of State Quarantine for returning nationals.

Subsequent to routine reviews of the Quarantine policy, noting infringements in the process, Home Quarantine has been reduced to special circumstances only and will now transition to state-based quarantine facilities...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Mission in Ecuador observes Post-Electoral Process and that different actors have necessary guarantees - Feb 11, 2021 - 3:43:17 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Ecuador is attentive and present, observing the various aspects of the post-electoral process and that the different actors have the guarantees necessary at this stage...
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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas - Feb 10, 2021 - 9:35:11 AM

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The Coast Guard rescued three Cuban nationals, Tuesday, who had reportedly been stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas for 33 days.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry spotted three people waving a makeshift flag while on routine patrol, Monday. The aircrew dropped them food, water and a radio to establish communications while a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to the scene...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts, a.i. meets with Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis - Feb 4, 2021 - 3:14:26 PM

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On February 4, 2021 newly arrived U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts met with Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis at the Cabinet Office on Rawson Square in Downtown Nassau, The Bahamas.

Chargé d’Affaires Pitts and Prime Minister Minnis discussed the many important areas of cooperation between the United States and The Bahamas, including our cooperation on disaster preparedness and COVID-19 response...
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State of Emergency Curfew announced for Saint Lucia and increase protocols - Feb 3, 2021 - 10:11:07 AM

Following a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) and private sector organizations, the Government of Saint Lucia announced that a State of Emergency comes into effect for Saint Lucia as of Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

In a statement delivered on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet explained that Saint Lucia is currently experiencing its third wave...
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