St. Lucia

St Lucia’s King Accepts Housing Minister’s Resignation after Visa Revocation

 Above: PM Stephenson King (UN Photo/Emma Simmons) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King announced he had accepted the resignation of the island’s Minister for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban Renewal, Local Government and the Environment Richard …

Dominica, St Lucia Seek More Global Attention on Natural Disasters

 Above: From left: Amb. Vince Henderson of Dominica and Amb. Donatus St Aimee of St Lucia (UN Photos) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and Dominica are urging the international community to pay more attention on small island states’ …

In St Lucia, The Forensics of Cyberspace

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucian criminals may no longer be able to hide in cyberspace, if a new initiative by the government has its way. The “Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence Training Programme,” which began yesterday for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new piece of sunset legislation will come into effect during the course of the new financial year in St Lucia, imposing a tax of one percent on luxury goods in St Lucia. The tax …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Saint Lucian police force will soon add a CCTV camera system to its arsenal, aimed at enhancing their capacity to monitor potential criminal activity on the island. The $3 million project is part of …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

 Above: a sugar mill in the 17th century (Photo: www.matthewparker.co.uk) By Alexander Britell The Caribbean was built largely on the success of its sugar crop — and the story of the success and decline of “white gold,” and the wide-ranging …

 By Alexander Britell The “noble spirit” of rum has captivated the Caribbean for centuries, and Edward Hamilton has devoted himself to exploring it. Hamilton, who began the “Ministry of Rum” website in 1995 and is a leading rum importer based …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Preliminary assessments show St Lucia was not severely impacted by the inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Emily. While some homes and personal property were damaged in flooding, Prime Minister Stephenson King said he was …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The condolences have poured in from across the region for the loss of Sir Allan Fitzgerald Louisy, who served as Prime Minister of St. Lucia from 1979-1981, along with a five-year stint as the leader …