Taiwan rescues St Lucia banana industry

Taiwan rescues St Lucia banana industry

Saint Lucia’s once-thriving banana industry – now a fraction of its capacity, struggling to maintain production, quality standards and revenue inflows, continues to receive much needed technical and financial support from Taiwan’s Technical Mission. Taiwan recently budgeted EC$3.2 million to Saint Lucia for the fiscal year 2021/2022, with EC$500,000 coming from the Banana Productivity Improvement […]

Saint Lucia’s St James’s Club Morgan Bay to open in October  

Saint Lucia’s St James’s Club Morgan Bay to open in October   

One of the leading all-inclusive resorts on the island of Saint Lucia is set to reopen to guests, Caribbean Journal has learned. The St James’s Club Morgan Bay Saint Lucia, part of the Elite Island Resorts portfolio, is reopening on Oct. 1, the company confirmed. The all-inclusive resort, set minutes from the island’s popular Rodney […]

The safest Caribbean islands in 2021

The safest Caribbean islands in 2021

Due to the beautiful weather, laid-back ocean vibes, and great activities, the Caribbean is a region that makes one return to time and time again. However, not all Caribbean islands are created equal in terms of safety, and it definitely pays to know the particular risks of each island and take precautions. That said, no […]

St Lucia Labour Party ousts one-term Prime Minister Chastanet

St Lucia Labour Party ousts one-term Prime Minister Chastanet

Chastanet wins seat but losing government The main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has claimed victory in last Monday’s general elections as St Lucian voters stuffed their frustration into the ballot boxes and rejected the Allen Chastanet administration after only a one five-year term in office. In addition, voters created history in the Caribbean […]

Pierre confident of victory in St Lucia July 26th elections

Pierre confident of victory in St Lucia July 26th elections

The leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip J. Pierre, is confident that the party will win the July 26 general election, insisting that it has been preparing to return to government following the defeat in the 2016 poll. “Finally! July 26, 2021. We are ready!” St Lucians, we are ready […]

Evin Lewis’ sparkling display and scintillating fielding give West Indies 4-1 margin

Evin Lewis’ sparkling display and scintillating fielding give West Indies 4-1 margin

A fiery half-century from Evin Lewis laid the platform for a 200 target set by West Indies, which seemed well within reach for Australia until a slew of dynamic fielding efforts during the chase turned the tide back the way of the hosts as West Indies clinched a 16-run victory to complete a 4-1 series […]

Cruising will be a hassle for unvaccinated guests  

Cruising will be a hassle for unvaccinated guests   

A series of multiple tests will greet unvaccinated guests who plan on boarding Royal Caribbean ships for their much-awaited getaway post-pandemic. This is what the major cruise line came up with as part of their efforts to strictly comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control’s requirements in getting the cruise industry to sail […]

St Lucia-born Canisia Lubrin wins the Griffin Poetry Prize

St Lucia-born Canisia Lubrin wins the Griffin Poetry Prize

Canisia Lubrin has been named this year’s Canadian winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. The Whitby, Ont.-based writer received $65,000 honour at a virtual ceremony last Wednesday for “The Dyzgraphxst.” In their citation, jurors hailed Lubrin’s sophomore collection as “a spectacular feat of architecture called a poem.” Structured in seven acts, “The Dyzgraphxst” uses different […]

OECS nationals arrive in Toronto to work on Canadian farms

OECS nationals arrive in Toronto to work  on Canadian farms

One hundred and ten migrant workers from  the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)  arrived in Toronto last Thursday on a charter flight  from St. Lucia. They have been recruited through the Canada-Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural  Workers Program and have been assigned to farms mainly in  Ontario.  It was the third charter flight bringing migrant workers  […]

St. Lucia launches extended stay program

St. Lucia launches extended stay program

TRAVEL St. Lucia launches extended stay program With the recent launch of  its ‘ Live it” program, St. Lucia is now inviting visitors ” to stay longer on the island, work remotely and embrace  local life.” Dominic Fedee, St. Lucia’s minister of tourism, noted that  on short visits ” travellers are limited to a  few […]

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