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Slow tourism industry recovery underscores need for key reforms in Caribbean: IDB report - May 17, 2021 - 12:45:31 PM

The extreme uncertainty surrounding the tourism recovery in the Caribbean highlights the importance of boosting innovation and supporting transformations that align tourism destinations and products with post-pandemic global demand trends...
News : International : Caribbean News
Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands - May 17, 2021 - 8:45:18 AM

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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...
News : International : Caribbean News
Republic Bank brings relief to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. - May 12, 2021 - 8:34:20 PM

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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...
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PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation donate $100,000 to St. Vincent volcano relief efforts - May 5, 2021 - 5:04:44 PM

PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation have collectively donated $100,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On 9 April 2021, the La Soufriere volcano erupted, sending ash and gas plumes miles into the sky and affecting neighbouring islands.The disaster has displaced about 20,000 people...
News : International
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.

As 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...
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CRFM announces release of second edition Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management Plan - Apr 16, 2021 - 3:27:29 PM

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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 flyingfish...
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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...
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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...
News : International : Caribbean News
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...
News : International : Caribbean News
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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