St. Lucia

St Lucia Awards Contract to Build New Bonne Terre Bridge

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has awarded local firm Integrated Development Contractors the contract to build the new Bonne Terre bridge. The contracts were signed in a ceremony Tuesday. The project will cost an estimated $2.03 million …

St Lucia Mourns Heraldine Rock, Country’s First Female Parliamentarian

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is mourning the loss of Heraldine “Ma” Rock, who became St Lucia’s first-ever female Member of Parliament when she won the election for the Castries South East constituency in 1974. Rock, who was …

St Lucia to Expand Broadband Access

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has approved access to a $6 million loan from the International Development Association to provide support for ICT and broadband in the country. The initiative will develop information and communication technologies through …

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 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 …

 Above: could St Lucia’s energy future lie in its famous pitons? By the Caribbean Journal staff Korea East-West Power, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Korea Electric Power Corporation utility, has reportedly expressed interest in making an investment in green energy …

 Above: the bauxite plant in Linden By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Stephenson King is condemning the ongoing unrest in Guyana’s town of Linden, which has claimed the lives of three Guyanese nationals …

 Above: Sugar Beach in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is readying the launch of a two-year construction stimulus programme, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced. The government called the plan, which would begin this month and …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Former St Lucia Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond, who resigned from the Senate earlier this month, has officially been announced as the new Chief Economist in Turks and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond has resigned his government positions and says he be assuming the post of Chief Economist of the Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia’s government said in a statement. Raymond, …

 Above: Piton (Photo: St Lucia Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Lucia National Trust is making a push to encourage the development of a green economy in the country. Last week, the trust launched the 4th Annnual St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil is stepping up its cooperation with the government of St Lucia, buoyed by a trade volume of around $3 billion per year between the two countries. The two countries have negotiated for the deployment …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Larry Palmer visited St Lucia this week, part of what the two countries hope is a closer diplomatic relationship. St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony welcomed …

 By Fabio PittalugaOp-Ed Contributor Today, as CARICOM Heads of Government meet to deliberate in Castries, St Lucia, trying to extricate their nations from the crosshairs of the deepest recession since the Community’s 1973 formation by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, the …

 Above: St Lucia (Photo: SLTB) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government says it is “committed” to raising the country’s standard of sport in the country, particularly in football. Accordingly, the St Lucia’s Ministry of Youth Development and Sport …

 Above: St Lucia PM Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has officially assumed the role of chair of CARICOM. He succeeds Suriname President Desire Bouterse, who just completed his six-month term. …

 By Alexander Britell The St Lucia Labour Party returned to power in November 2011, led by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. Succeeding former Tourism Minister Sen. Allen Chastanet was Lorne Theophilus, currently St Lucia’s Member of Parliament for the Choiseul …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With a significant increase in non-communicable diseases, both in the Caribbean and in St Lucia, the country’s government is urging citizens to improve their diet. St Lucia will launch the Food-Based Dietary Dietary Guidelines initiative …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will not be “forced” into making a decision on its foreign policy as it concerns relations with China and Taiwan, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. St Lucia currently has diplomatic relations …