St. Lucia

Caribbean Hotel Occupancy, Revenues Show Improvement

 Above: Jade Mountain in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 4.7 percent to 78.7 percent in February compared to the same period in 2012, according to data from STR released this week. The region’s hotels …

IMF: St Lucia to See Pick-Up in Agriculture, Tourism in 2013

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a period of “anemic” activity since the beginning of the downturn, economic activity in St Lucia is poised to “regain some momentum in 2013,” according to the International Monetary Fund, which …

St Lucia’s Pitons-Perfect Resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon I’VE BEEN VISITING ST LUCIA for more than a decade now, and on each trip I find more reasons to return. Everyone I’ve met there has been warm and sincere; the landscape, particularly in the south, is …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the CARICOM Summit in Haiti (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Caribbean’s relationship with the European Union is becoming increasingly one-sided, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony told the CARICOM Summit in Haiti Monday. “The truth …

 Above: the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St Lucia will be undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade, the resort announced. The project has the support of the government, according to …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff A 10-member delegation from Morocco will visit St Lucia on Friday. It will mark the first visit of a high-level delegation from Morocco in years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government concluded a two-day Cabinet retreat Sunday. The trip, held at the Coconut Bay Resort and Spa in Vieux-Fort, aimed to to review “the governance of the country in the …

 Above: the Six Senses Spa in Puntacana By the Caribbean Journal staff Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas will open two new properties in the Caribbean, it announced in a press release. The company is currently developing properties in St Lucia …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the government of Argentina have established formal diplomatic relations. The relations were formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation. Newly-appointed Argentine …

 Above: Sir Richard Branson By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND – Sir Richard Branson’s Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship will be expanding in the Caribbean, Virgin has announced. The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship — Caribbean first opened in Montego Bay by Virgin …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia and the European Union signed a pair of agreements this week, covering housing and water projects. “[The] signing ceremony for the financing of two worthy interventions represents the continued cooperation and …

 Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to a forecast in the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday. That matches a projection by the …

 Above: the Caribbean Sea (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister and current CARICOM Chairman Dr Kenny Anthony is intensifying calls for a halt to the shipment of hazardous waste through the Caribbean sea. Anthony was …

 Above: the Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia By Alexander Britell The Caribbean hotel sector is continuing to improve, according to a new report from hotel data firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy rose 7 percent in November, compared to the …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Consulate in Martinique has launched a new programme to help local artists to share their creative talents. The progamme, which was launched to coincide with National Day celebrations, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Net foreign direct investment in St Lucia has risen by 81.6 this year percent compared to 2011, the largest increase in the Caribbean this year, according to estimates from the United Nations Economic Commission for …

 Above: the Doha talks (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff Failure to reach a climate agreement in Doha will result in a global catastrophe, St Lucia’s Dr James Fletcher told the UN Conference on Climate Change Wednesday. Fletcher, …

 By Bertram LeonOp-Ed Contributor   OVER THE PAST DECADE, we have been witnessing a growing number of countries becoming interested in revisiting, refreshing and rebuilding relations with their overseas populations. A contemporary subject of public policy, referred to as Diaspora …