Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands
- May 17, 2021 - 8:45:18 AM
Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School
Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education
Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education,
Tortola, Virgin Islands.
“The progress of this
excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the
curriculum of the Virgin Islands,” said Jacqueline Sample of House of
Nehesi (HNP), the book’s publisher in St. Martin...
Republic Bank brings relief to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- May 12, 2021 - 8:34:20 PM
On Friday April 9th, 2021, the government of St. Vincent and the
Grenadines declared a state of emergency and an order for evacuation of
residents in the high-risk areas, described as the red and orange zones,
as the island was threatened by intensified volcanic activity at La
Soufriere. Republic Bank immediately activated a local crisis
management team to strategize and mitigate the likely impact of
situation. No doubt, having to deal with a natural disaster during a
pandemic is no easy task...
As an indigenous Caribbean financial
institution who cares about our people, the bank took a collective
approach from the get-go to respond and within a matter of days...
State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas Updated to Level 4
- Apr 21, 2021 - 10:30:09 AM
The U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas is now Level 4: Do Not Travel.
We encourage travelers to read the entire Travel Advisory.
travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State
Department has updated its Travel Advisories in general to better
reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
science-based Travel Health Notices...
CRFM announces release of second edition Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management Plan
- Apr 16, 2021 - 3:27:29 PM
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) today announced
immediate availability of The Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management
Plan 2020-2025 (ECFFMP 2020-2025).
“We see the ECFFMP 2020-2025
as contributing to efficient fishing activities within an economically
viable and competitive small-scale fisheries sector. This should
engender a comfortable standard of living for those who depend on
CDEMA deploys DDSA team to assist in the La Soufriere Volcano Emergency Relief Efforts
- Apr 15, 2021 - 1:50:43 PM
CDEMA deployed a Detailed Damage Sectoral Analysis (DDSA) team on April
14, 2021 in support of the humanitarian efforts in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines following the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano
that commenced on April 9, 2021. The DDSA team will support the
government by providing an assessment of key sectors and guidance
towards estimating needs and associated costs, which will inform the
relief and recovery efforts...
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
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
Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires
- Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM
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...
CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy
- Mar 25, 2021 - 2:10:17 PM
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...
U.S. Embassy Delivers Renewable Energy Tech, STEM Curriculum to Local School
- Mar 25, 2021 - 8:00:30 AM
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...
U.S. donates BioFire COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Machine to Ministry of Health
- Mar 10, 2021 - 11:17:01 AM
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
The BioFire (valued at around $80,000 USD)...
Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States
- Mar 2, 2021 - 12:05:07 PM
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...
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.
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...
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’.
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...
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...
PM Allen Chastanet supports Saint Lucia’s Vaccine Roll Out
- Feb 18, 2021 - 10:04:29 AM
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...