St. Lucia

St Lucia’s Government Urges End to Deforestation on Western Coast

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport is urging those engaged in acts of deforestation on the island’s west coast to desist. According to Alison Jean, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, officials have …

St Lucia’s Government Promises to Make Consumer Protection Bill a Priority

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is pledging to give attention to the proposed Consumer Protection Bill, according to Senator Ubaldus Raymond, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. Raymond, who was speaking in an address to …

St Lucia Health Minister: “We Must Not Condone Violence Against Women”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is issuing a challenge to individuals, groups and the government to ensure that the entire population is working towards developing a culture of zero violence, particularly gender-based violence. “At the individual level, we …

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 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is continuing a programme aimed at fighting health problems through gardening, part of a wave of agricultural initiatives throughout the Caribbean. But the country’s Backyard Gardening Programme also looks to tackle a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with St Lucia after it attained independence in 1979, and the two countries are looking forward to a continued partnership with a new Argentine …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has launched an island-wide initiative to curb domestic and gender-based violence in the country. The “Violence Is Not An Option” campaign is part of a wider project led by the country’s Division …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly shakes hands with St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitians who hold a US or Schengen visa could travel freely to CARICOM member countries under …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia is preparing to unveil a “robust plan” to fight the Black Sigatoka disease, which has been ravaging the country’s agriculture sector, particularly the banana industry. The plan includes cabinet-approved aid …

 Above: St Lucia PM Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Chairman and Suriname President Desi Bouterse will lead members of the Bureau of Heads of Government on a two-day mission to Haiti beginning on Monday. Joining him will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is continuing to look for solutions in its fight against the Black Sigatoka disease, which has been ravaging the country’s agricultural sector and its banana industry in particular. Agriculture Minister Moses Jean Baptiste …

 Above: the regular session of the Permanent Council of the OAS (Photo: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia must improve its rules on campaign financing, according to the report from the OAS Electoral Observation Mission on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has not agreed to a proposal or deal involving the purchase of shares in regional air carrier LIAT, it announced yesterday. The airline does play an important role in the region and …

 Above: St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucian Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony held talks with the country’s Chamber of Commerce yesterday aimed at improving the environment for the ease of doing business …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of Vermont in the United States recently completed a two week trip in St Lucia, working on a number of social, economic and educational development projects on the island. The visit is actual …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is taking a “proactive” approach in trying to prevent a widespread destruction of its banana sector by Black Sigatoka disease. The government has sought help from a team of experts at the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has the most economic freedom of any country in the Caribbean, according to a report released by the US-based Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. The 2012 Index of Economic …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has named Kim C St Rose as its newest attorney general, the government announced. St Rose had previously served as a litigator for the firm of Gordon & Gordon in Castries. Before that, …