St. Lucia

St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

 Above: Port Castries By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Port Castries is readying for a big jump in cruise arrivals in the coming season. The island is slated to receive around 650,000 cruise passengers and 375 ships in the …

St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is looking to boost employment in the cruise sector. The country is financing a new Cruise Sector Employment Programme, which aims to train more than 200 young people in …

Argentina Names Ambassador to Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Argentina has named its first Ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Ambassador Luis Beltran Martinez Thomas, who presented his credentials to OECS Director General Didacus Jules last week, will be …

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 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to St Lucia rose by 6 percent in the first half of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 176,017 stopover arrivals in the first …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will be requiring yachters to complete immigration cards upon entry to the island, the government announced Friday. The new policy will take effect on Sep. 1, 2014. In a statement, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister is “optimistic” on the outlook for the country’s economy. “Investment is slowly returning to [St Lucia],” Anthony said this week. The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is in what its government is describing as a “water crisis.” And the crisis, initially declared for the north of the island, has expanded to the entire country, as the …

 Above: the Capella Resort in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Capella Marigot Bay resort in St Lucia is set to open on Aug. 15, according to the property’s Web site. The opening will come after a …

 Above: St Lucia’s Permanent Ambassador Sonia Merlyn Johnny takes over the chair from St Kitts and Nevis’ Jacinth Lorna Henry-Martin (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has officially assumed the chair of the Organization of American States’ …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is planning to establish a network of “Business Ambassadors” to promote investment in the country, the government said. The plan, revealed by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, would “help the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Deputy Prime Minister Phillip Pierre met last week with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Bin Aman. The latter was seeking St Lucia’s support for the country’s bid to be elected to …

 It’s the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Japan and St Lucia have signed a $1 million grant agreement that will help St Lucia in the procurement of industrial equipment and material, its government said in a statement. The grant …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States has officially established its new Economic Affairs Council. The council, which was launched in a ceremony in St Lucia last Thursday, aims to “assist in ensuring …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Earlier this year, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced a push for the country to generate 35 percent of its annual energy needs from green energy by 2020. To move …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Lucia Tourist Board has named Atlyn Forde its new acting director of marketing for the United Kingdom and Europe, the board announced Monday. Forde’s apointment takes effect July 7; she …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain has appointed Jose Maria Fernandez Lopex de Turiso as its new Ambassador to St Lucia. The Ambassador, who presented his letters of credence at Government House on Thursday, said he would …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will be making an official visit to neighbouring Martinique next week. Anthony will be on the island on June 2 …