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Opposition Wins St Lucia Election

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean tide of opposition election victories has extended to St Lucia. The Opposition United Workers Party won the country’s election this week, ousting the ruling St Lucia Labour Party, which had been in power …

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Island Routes Expands to Mexico

 Sandals Resorts International’s Island Routes tour company is expanding to Mexico. The company officially signed a contract with its first partner in Mexico, Dolphin Discovery, at the beginning of the month. The signing came on the company’s seventh anniversary. “I …

St Lucia’s Big LED Project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia has received approval for a major new project to replace street lights on the island with energy-efficient ones. The $9.5 milloin project, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is inviting guests to celebrate Saint Lucia’s Chocolate Heritage Month this August with its “Sweet Indulgent” all-inclusive vacation package. The package includes accommodations in a Premium Ocean View room, a chocolate …

 St Lucia will soon be choosing its next government. The Eastern Caribbean country will be heading to the polls on June 6, St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony announced in a national address. The island’s Nomination Day will be …

 A new project in St Lucia is aiming to revolutionize food production on the island. The nonprofit organization RISE’s Good Food Revolution Project is looking to remove toxic chemicals and potentially harmful GMOs from the St Lucian food chain. It’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is embarking on a series of high-profile infrastructure projects on the island. The projects include the Kuwaiti-funded Choc/Gros Islet Highway, the east coast highway and the reconstruction of the Millennium Highway to Cul …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new five-star property is set to join St Lucia hotels. The Belvedere Plantation historic site in Canaries will be transformed into a luxury hotel through the country’s Citizenship by Investment program. The property is one …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quartarone of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, who sent in this lovely snapshot from a recent trip to St Lucia. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

 P&O Cruise Lines is coming to St Lucia. The cruise line has selected St Lucia to be its home port destination as part of a seven-night cruise itinerary. The company’s Britannia cruise ship will begin St Lucia cruises Nov. 12, …

 Thinking of heading to St Lucia? The lush, beautiful paradise in the Eastern Caribbean is full of beautiful hotels, big and small, all-inclusive and EP. But if you’re looking for a classic family vacation, with everything included, there’s an even …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Twin resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain have appointed Stefan Goehcke has their new Executive Chef. Goehcke has worked in various Michelin-starred restaurants and eateries in culinary capitals around the world, but said he was drawn …

 St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa has launched a new class of rooms. The property has debuted “concierge” category rooms in its Splash family-friendly wing. The new Splash Premium Concierge Ocean View rooms include free Wi-Fi, a family …

 One of the Caribbean’s best distilleries has a new owner. The St Lucia Distillers group of companies has been acquired by Martinique-based Group Bernard Hayot, which owns two of Martinique’s top rum distilleries: Rhum Clement and Rhum JM. “The acquisition …

 St. Lucia’s National Mental Wellness Center has launched a new solar photovoltaic system that will enable it to operate on renewable energy. The hospital, which provides specialized services to citizens suffering with mental illness, now has the capacity to generate …

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 They aren’t easy to find — EP hotels in the Caribbean that are exclusively for adults. Sure, there are many hotels that don’t exactly encourage you to bring your children. But it’s hard to find an EP hotel in the Caribbean …

 Is St Lucia on the verge of a green revolution? The Eastern Caribbean island’s government says yes, with several major new investments currently being pursued. The biggest is a new 12-megawatt wind farm project, according to Prime Minister Dr Kenny …

 A major installation By Dana NIlandCJ Contributor In May 2016, Government House in St. Lucia will showcase the country’s renewable energy transition with the installation of a 10-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, which could save the government thousands of dollars in …