St. Lucia

St Lucia Names New Diplomats

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced the appointment of several new diplomats, highlighted by the Ambassador Menissa Rambally, the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. St Lucia has also named Consul General Michael Willius …

St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent to Receive Broadband Improvements

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines will be part of the first phase of a 10-year Information and Communication Technology programme funded by the World Bank. The Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme …

St Lucia Delegation Heads for Taiwan

 Above: Deputy PM Philip Pierre A St Lucian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Philip Pierre is heading to Taiwan the inauguration ceremony of President Ma Ying-jeou. Ma was elected to a second term following his victory in the January …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has adopt a modified version of its so-called Fuel Pass Through Pricing Mechanism. The new policy on fuel price allows for the retail price of fuel to be adjusted every three months …

 Above: a guest room at the Ladera Resort in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ladera Resort in St Lucia, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is set to unveil five new “Hilltop Dream” suites on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an effort to boost Trinidad’s tourism sector, the government is launching a series of projects aimed at developing domestic tourism in the country, according to Tourism Minister Dr Rupert Griffith. “In an attempt to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Social empowerment, and not social welfare, is the approach which St Lucia’s government will take to tackle the issue of poverty in the country, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. According to Anthony, persons …

 Above: St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony explained the soon-to-be-implemented Value Added Tax in his budget address this week, clarifying a set of goods and services that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is taking steps to increase internet and Wi-Fi penetration on the island, with an ultimate plan to make it free across the country. This year, the government will launch what it says …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean countries including Haiti, Dominica and Grenada will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds to carry out activities aimed at addressing the impact of climate change, the …

 Above: George Odlum National Stadium By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced an allocation for the upgrade of several playing fields on the island, with a total of just over $925,000. That represents a 100 percent increase …

 Above: St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is committed to ensuring greater tax equitability, and a better forecast of incoming government revenue, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its preparation for the implementation of VAT in September, the St Lucian government is holding a series of discussions with stakeholder groups to ensure that the interest of all sectors are attended to. This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia recently held a two-day consultation on the draft of a new Electronic Communications Bill. According to Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator James Fletcher, the telecommunications sector in the Caribbean counts for at least …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While St Lucia is preparing to implement a new Value Added Tax in September, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is vowing to cushion the impact of the tax on the country’s poor. “The big issue …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art financial centre at Pointe Seraphine. The facility aims to save the government what could be millions in annual rental fees, as various departments in the Ministry …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia will introduce a Value Added Tax in September, fulfilling what it called “undertakings given to international institutions by the former government” that VAT would be introduced during this financial year. …

 Above: the Hess terminal in St Lucia (Photo: Hess) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is taking a wait-and-see approach on the potential sale of the Hess crude oil refined products and storage terminal at Cul de Sac. Hess …