News

St Lucia Committee Completes Review of Foreign Policy on China, Taiwan

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 24, 2012

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Foreign Policy Review committee in St Lucia, headed by former Prime Minister Dr Vaughn Lewis, has concluded its research and deliberation, the government announced Thursday.

The committee had sought to review St Lucia’s foreign relations in the context of an “ever-changing global environment.”

It had been established earlier this year, largely with the apparent intent of examining the country’s relationship with Taiwan. Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony had signaled during the 2011 political campaign that, if elected, his St Lucia Labour Party might sever ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

St Lucia, under Anthony, had previously broken ties with Taiwan in 1997. Stephenson King, the current Opposition Leader, had returned to relations with Taiwan in 2007 as Prime Minister.

The government said it would be meeting to “ventilate the various sections of the report” and will thereafter make a formal announcement on how to move forward, according to Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste.

In June, Anthony said that the government would make a decision as soon as it was presented and studied.

Popular Posts cape santa maria

From Anguilla to Aruba, the Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit This Summer

Forget the Hamptons, forget Santorini. And Florida? There’s a reason snowbirds go home in the summer. If you’re looking for a summertime beach getaway, the Caribbean is it. The water is deliciously warm, the trade winds keep you cool and […]


From Belize to Grenada, 10 Little Caribbean Beach Resorts to Visit Right Now 

karibuni

There are different resorts for different vacations, different tastes, different moods. For some, there’s something delicious about a pint-sized, tiny Caribbean resort, where the emphasis is on the intimate, the serene. Where the soundtrack isn’t a piped-in DJ set, but […]


Southwest Airlines Is Starting New Flights to Turks and Caicos, Cayman and The Bahamas 

beach at palms resort with umbrellas

Orlando has become an increasingly important source market for Caribbean travel in recent years, with carriers like Spirit and JetBlue adding new routes to the region to destinations like Cancun, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico.  Now, another carrier has is […]


Related Posts Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

Why You Need to Visit the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the must-visit food Caribbean festival of 2018: the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which returns in January with a new schedule and an appearance by one of the world’s top chefs, Marcus Samuelsson. […]


Hilton Continues Caribbean Expansion in Playa del Carmen

hilton caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s ramped-up Caribbean expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The company opened its second new Caribbean property this month with the debut of The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, in […]


St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Completes $3 Million Refurbishment

coconut bay

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St Lucia’s Coconut Bay all-inclusive has reopened after completing $3 million in refurbishments over the course of a month-long closure. The enhancements focused on improving guests’ experiences from dining experience from dining venues to poolside. […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You