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St. Lucia

The Caribbean’s Chocolate Hotel

March 27, 2015 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SOUFRIERE — I am a cacao grower. The sun is beaming on this morning in St Lucia. There is little shade among the leaves of Soufriere. I've been gathering cacao fruit (and chewing beans) and grafting cacao trees all morning. Now a grafted tree, soon to be planted, bears my more...

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St Lucia Looks to Diaspora to Market Tourism Industry

March 4, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is looking to strengthen ties with its diaspora community to boost the country’s tourism sector. The St Lucia Tourist Board has launched a new programme called “Se San Nou,” ours, designed to boost ties with St Lucians abroad. The goal is to tap into the diaspora community to create a more...

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Robin Thicke, Jimmy Cliff to Headline St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

February 6, 2015 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Robin Thicke By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstars including Robin Thicke and Jimmy Cliff will be among those headlining this year’s St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. The event, now in its 24th year, begins April 25 with a lineup that also includes stars like Jon Secada, Beres Hammond and Arturo Tappin. The 11-day festival lasts through May more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in St Lucia

January 10, 2015 | 8:57 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Lori Grube, who sent in this beautiful snapshot from the East Winds Inn in St Lucia. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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“Encouraging” Signs of Agricultural Recovery in St Lucia

January 8, 2015 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a cacao plantation in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There recovery of St Lucia’s agricultural sector since the Christmas Eve trough storm in 2013 is “encouraging,” according to St Lucia Agriculture Minister Moses Jn Baptiste. The island has been able to rehabilitate a number of farms across the country in the last year, with help more...

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Spain, Eastern Caribbean Countries Plan to Deepen Ties

January 2, 2015 | 6:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and Spain are looking to deepen its relationship. The two sides recently signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at further building on their relationship, in a ceremony in St Lucia. OECS Director General Didacus Jules said the international practices to which both more...

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St Lucia Gets European Union Grant for Water Sector

January 1, 2015 | 10:13 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will be receiving a grant from the European Union for the country’s water sector, the government said this week. The grant, which is in the amount of just under $420,000 USD, is the result of a cooperation agreement signed earlier this month between St Lucia’s Water and Sewerage Company more...

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St Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Debuts New “Casuarina” Suite

December 23, 2014 | 11:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Casuarina suite By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Anse Chastanet resort has unveiled a newly-rebranded “Casuarina” suite at the property. The suite includes a new 160-square-foot pool surrounded by a 135-square-foot deck. “The entire unit was redone and re-branded with a brand new bathroom as well as a huge walk-in closet,” more...

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Delta Begins New York-St Lucia Service

December 21, 2014 | 8:18 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines has officially begun new its new service from New York to Saint Lucia. The inaugural New York-St Lucia flight touched down at St Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport on Saturday afternoon. The new service is part of a wider expansion push for the American carrier, which launched two more...

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St Lucia Says Geothermal Exploration Will Begin in 2015

December 18, 2014 | 7:39 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Soufriere volcano in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's government said this week that geothermal exploration would begin on the island next year. According to Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology Dr James Fletcher, the island is feeling optimistic about the prospects for geothermal more...

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