St. Lucia

The Most Popular Stories of 2011

 What were CJ readers’ favourite stories of 2011? See below for the five most popular pieces in Caribbean Journal this year. For Large-Scale Earthquake in Eastern Caribbean, a Question of When, Not If Could the Caribbean experience another earthquake like …

St Lucia’s Economy to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2012: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucian total GDP is projected to grow 3.5 percent in 2012, following an estimated 2.6 percent growth in 2011, according to a report from the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the …

Anthony: Tackling Crime a Priority

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tacking St Lucia’s crime problem is a major priority for the government, new Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said this week. Anthony said he would focus on sustaining efforts at crime prevention, detection and crime …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff New St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony said he would place an emphasis on developing the “human resource” of the state, aiming to allow citizens to explore their full potential. “We have already signaled our …

 Above: Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste and Commerce Minister Emma Hippolyte By the Caribbean Journal staff New St Lucian Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony named his new cabinet yesterday, which was sworn in at a ceremony …

 By Alexander Britell After an extremely difficult childhood growing up in Castries, St Lucia, Arnold Henry became the first St Lucian to receive a Division 1 Men’s College Basketball scholarship in the United States as a freshman at the University …

 By the Caribbean Journal The OAS’ electoral observer mission is concerned that St Lucia’s campaign financing rules remain in a “gray zone,” despite a recommendation in 2006 calling for established rules. The mission said that in the absence of appropriate …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Preliminary results from the St Lucian election show former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s St Lucia Labour Party has defeated the ruling United Workers Party to regain control of the government, according to the country’s …

 Above: clockwise, from left: St Lucia PM Stephenson King, Opposition Leader Dr Kenny Anthony. Guyanese Presidential Candidates Khemraj Ramjattan and Donald Ramotar, St Lucian UWP Candidate Spider Montoute and Guyanese Presidential Candidate David Granger By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Above: a water taxi in Trinidad Grenada is among four Caribbean islands which could be in the route of a proposed inter-island fast ferry that would travel between Trinidad, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and …

 By Alexander Britell St Lucians head to the polls on Monday, with a choice between Prime Minister Stephenson King’s ruling United Workers Party and former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony’s Saint Lucia Labour Party. The major issues in a tightly-fought …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American actor Steven Seagal has jumped into the St Lucian political fray, endorsing a candidate for the country’s parliament. Seagal, who has played in the past with his jazz band at the Saint Lucia Jazz …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM will send a mission of electoral observers to oversee the vote in St Lucia on Monday, with a 10 member team. The officials will be headed by Chief of Mission Amb. Rudy Collins of …

 Above: San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad (Photo: Trinidad Ministry of Health) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are the leading cause of death in the Caribbean, and their rapidly- increasing share of …

 Barbados has the highest Human Development Index of any CARICOM country, according to the latest data from the United Nations Development Programme. Barbados has an index of 0.793, which is 47th in the world, just after Croatia and ahead of …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 Above: Canaries (Photo: SLTB) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucian MP Dr Keith Mondesir has announced plans for tourism development in the island’s fishing village of Canaries, with the intent to attract the kinds of tourist dollars that typically …