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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 …

St Lucia Could Get Universal Preschool

 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 …

St Lucia’s Anthony Names Cabinet

 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 …

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 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 …

 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 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: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …

 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 …

 Above: Antigua (Photo: ABDT) By the Caribbean Journal staff For a few days this week, Antigua’s Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre has been converted into a digital village at the seventh annual ICTFEST, a forum on information and communication technology. …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean prosecutors gathered in St Lucia Thursday and Friday to consider the best way forward to meet the challenges of fighting serious organised crime. St Lucia Attorney General and Justice Minister Lorenzo Rudolph Francis emphasised …

 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’ …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s cabinet has approved the establishment of an inter-island ferry service between Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean, Transport Minister Devant Maharaj announced yesterday. The service will be financed on a public/private arrangement with the majority …

 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 …