St. Lucia

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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St Lucia Eyes Investors to Revive Long-Stalled Hotel Project

December 15, 2014 | 7:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the project in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff It was once set to become an expansive hotel and golf club. Now, it's a long-stalled project on 500 acres in St Lucia. But they may change, as the government of St Lucia seeks investors to revive the Le Paradis hotel project on the country's eastern coast. The project was already partially built more...

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Capella Marigot Bay Opens in St Lucia

December 15, 2014 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Capella Marigot Bay resort By Alexander Britell The Caribbean's newest luxury resort has opened its doors on the west coast of the island of St Lucia. Capella Hotels' first-ever Caribbean property, the Capella Marigot Bay, officially launched operations on Monday. The West Indian-styled property includes a total of 124 rooms and suites, along with more...

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