Mysterious deaths in St.Lucia linked to consumption of alcohol

Mysterious deaths in St.Lucia linked to consumption of alcohol

CASTRIES, St Lucia– St Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlene Fredericks has raised a public health alert following four unusual deaths just days apart, against the background of information that all the deceased had consumed an alcoholic beverage. The deaths occurred earlier this month. According to reports, the four who all lived in Coolie Town, […]

Gandolph St. Clair dies at 66

Gandolph St. Clair dies at 66

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Saint Lucian poet, playwright, actor, director and singer, Gandolph St. Clair, died on Sunday, He was 66. St. Clair is reported to have collapsed at his home last week and was rushed to hospital but his condition worsened. He was a Director of Carnival and the author of several poems, plays […]

St Lucia Port can now welcome up to 5,000 passengers per call

St Lucia Port can now welcome up to 5,000 passengers per call

CASTRIES, St Lucia – A recently commissioned berth expansion project at Pointe Seraphine has given St Lucia the ability to welcome multiple quantum class vessels, with capacity of approximately 5,000 passengers per port call. And Executive Chairperson of the St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), Agnes Francis expects it will help the island elevate its position […]

New dockside hotel opens in St Lucia

New dockside hotel opens in St Lucia

GROS ISLET, St Lucia– St Lucia’s new luxury hotel Harbor Club has officially opened its doors under the ownership of Canadian entrepreneur Wes Hall. With beautiful Rodney Bay as its backdrop, Harbor Club is an ultra-modern hotel featuring 115 tropical cabin-style rooms and suites, and is designed to welcome the most discerning traveler. “I am […]

St Lucia opposition leader defends decision to boycott GG’s swearing-in

St Lucia opposition leader defends decision to boycott  GG’s swearing-in

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip Pierre has defended the decision of Opposition legislators to boycott Friday’s swearing-in ceremony for new Governor-General, Sir Neville Cenac, saying he does not have the full confidence of the population. Sir Neville, 82, was sworn in Friday at the House […]

St. Lucian cultural icon dies at 87

St. Lucian cultural icon dies at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The government of St. Lucia is mourning the death of cultural icon 87-year-old Theresa Hall who died late Thursday after a brief illness. In a statement, the government described Hall as a “true pioneer of Culture,” adding that her “passion and commitment to culture, and dance in particular, spans decades and has […]

St Lucia to introduce new tax measures in line with EU standards

St Lucia to introduce new tax measures  in line with EU standards

CASTRIES, St Lucia – The St Lucia government says it will introduce tax reform measures to bring the country in line with European Union (EU) standards, after the country was among four Caribbean nations on a list of 17 global tax havens released by the EU. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Ubaldus Raymond […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

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