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Rum Journal: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort’s Traditional Rum Punch

September 19, 2014 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Saturday, September 20 is National Rum Punch Day. And what better way to celebrate the classic 17th-century creation than with this recipe from St. Lucia’s Viceroy at Sugar Beach. While the island’s iconic Pitons might be a bit difficult to see from where you are right now, this cup of Caribbean will make you feel as if more...

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Rum Journal: A Sweet Memory of St Lucia’s Ladera Resort

September 11, 2014 | 1:22 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Contributor I HAVE fond (albeit fuzzy) recollections of this citrus-spiked creeper from a trip to St Lucia’s Ladera resort a few years ago. As I gazed at the Pitons ­– which, from my mountaintop perch at the resort’s Tcholit Bar seemed almost close enough to touch – the low-hanging sun cast a golden glow and contented murmurs more...

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St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

September 3, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing "key technical assistance to support geothermal exploration, and help define the prospects for advancing geothermal development in Saint Lucia," it said in more...

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St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

August 28, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher's visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. The conference aims to determine how much progress has been made since the Barbados more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Pigeon Island, St Lucia

August 24, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alicia Daniel, who sent in this photo of the view from Pigeon Island National Park. 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 one! — more...

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Taiwan, Mexico to Support Hospital Renovation in St Lucia

August 22, 2014 | 11:46 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Mexico and Taiwan are supporting the renovation of St Lucia's St Jude Hospital. The hospital was devastated in a 2009 fire, following which a request for assistance was made to the government of Taiwan. St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony received authorization earlier this week to borrow more...

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St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

August 20, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Port Castries By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's Port Castries is readying for a big jump in cruise arrivals in the coming season. The island is slated to receive around 650,000 cruise passengers and 375 ships in the 2014/2015 season, according to the government. That will include the return of Disney Cruise Lines after an eight-year hiatus. more...

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St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

August 15, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's government is looking to boost employment in the cruise sector. The country is financing a new Cruise Sector Employment Programme, which aims to train more than 200 young people in St Lucia and provide them with low-interest loans to facilitate their employment. The government is funding the programme more...

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Argentina Names Ambassador to Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

August 14, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina has named its first Ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Ambassador Luis Beltran Martinez Thomas, who presented his credentials to OECS Director General Didacus Jules last week, will be the first resident representative of Argentina in St Lucia. Argentina and the OECS established more...

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St Lucia: Tourist Arrivals Rise 6 Percent in First Half of 2014

August 12, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to St Lucia rose by 6 percent in the first half of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 176,017 stopover arrivals in the first half, a 6 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. The island's success was buoyed by a strong winter tourist more...

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