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St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

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

St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

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

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Pigeon Island, St Lucia

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

Taiwan, Mexico to Support Hospital Renovation in St Lucia

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

St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

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

St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

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

Argentina Names Ambassador to Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

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

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

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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St Lucia to Require Immigration Cards For Yachters

August 9, 2014 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

St Lucia to Require Immigration Cards For Yachters

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will be requiring yachters to complete immigration cards upon entry to the island, the government announced Friday. The new policy will take effect on Sep. 1, 2014. In a statement, the Ministry of Tourism said the move would help "accurately account for yachting and stay-over arrivals and better serve the more...

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Prime Minister: “Investment Is Slowly Returning” to St Lucia

July 25, 2014 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

Prime Minister: “Investment Is Slowly Returning” to St Lucia

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister is "optimistic" on the outlook for the country's economy. "Investment is slowly returning to [St Lucia]," Anthony said this week. The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening of the 16th Biennial Convention of the Union of Saint Lucian Overseas Associations in St Lucia earlier this more...

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A Water Crisis in St Lucia?

July 11, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

A Water Crisis in St Lucia?

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is in what its government is describing as a "water crisis." And the crisis, initially declared for the north of the island, has expanded to the entire country, as the island's Water and Sewage Company said a drought on the island has intensified. "The flows in our rivers have not improved despite the more...

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