SECURITY, public health and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean are being put to the test as they participate in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation. The exercise, Synergy 2017, will present emergency scenarios that could occur in the Caribbean region. The exercise started yesterday and continue today at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) based in Barbados.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A United States-based company is set to invest US$58 million in the Grenada tourism industry under the island’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said is a way of “bringing serious investments to the country”. The five-star KimptonKawana Bay Resort, due to open in 2019, will comprise 110 luxury studio rooms and 45 suites. Twelve additional penthouse apartments will also be available for sale to private owners.
THE 7th edition of the World ARC (2017-18) fleet set sail from Rodney Bay at noon on Saturday in near perfect weather conditions with winds up to 20 knots, creating a kaleidoscope of colours heading down the coast to Castries. Leading the was the committee vessel, Reel Extreme, with Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee, World Cruising Club officials, members of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Island Global Yachting and the Saint Lucia Yacht Club, on board.
MOROCCO’S new Ambassador to St. Lucia, AbderrahimKadmiri has promised that his country will continue to strengthen the cooperation that exists between the two countries. Ambassador Kadmiri who came to St. Lucia a month ago spoke to reporters Tuesday taking the time to introduce himself and his country.
TAIWAN and St. Lucia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing for cooperation in the exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering and terrorism financing. The MOU will facilitate the exchange of information between St. Lucia’s Financial Intelligence Authority and Taiwan’s Anti-Money Laundering Division, Investigation Bureau.
THE Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will tomorrow hold a public education forum series to dialogue with the people of the OECS on key topics impacting the future of the region. The series, dubbed ViniKozé – Kweyol for ‘let’s chat’ – is part of the public education component of the OECS 10th EDF Regional Integration Programme.
GOVERNMENT intends to undertake various measures this year aimed at tackling crime, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said last Thursday. However, he said citizens need to do their part in stopping criminality in its tracks. Chastanet said the appointment of new judges and support staff for the judiciary remains a priority given the growing concerns citizens have been expressing regarding crime. He said such a move is aimed at sending a clear message to criminals that justice will be swift and firm.
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet says his government has an “exciting agenda” for the country this new year. The Prime Minister, also the Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, met with the local media at the studios of the Government Information Service last Thursday and took questions on a variety of issues affecting Saint Lucia.
A few weeks after Vieux-Fortians protested over the Desert Star Holdings Ltd. (DHL) outside the House of Assembly, residents of …
BARONESS Anelay, the Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories and Caribbean is visiting the region to further strengthen the UK’s links with the Caribbean. The Minister will travel for the first time to Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia from 8-12 January on a visit that will focus on economic development, security and justice reform, climate change and tourism. This follows the Minister’s visit to the Cayman Islands, Barbados and Jamaica in October and His Royal Highness Prince Harry’s recent tour of the wider region.
No sooner had news about a home invasion in the north of the island earlier this evening begin to make …
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he has been brought to tears over the number of murders in St. Lucia last …
NEW YORK, CMC – A New York-based financial advisory firm specializing in investment consulting and wealth management has defended the …
THE St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has taken issue with comments made by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet during his Thursday night press conference studios of the Government Information Service about how he could prove the veracity of an applicant for St. Lucian citizenship claiming a net worth of US$3 million or higher.
CITING the ‘desecration’ of the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) by government, the leader of the opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Philip Pierre, has accused the Allen Chastanet administration of attempting to turn the measure into a ‘cash cow’.
MAYOR of Castries, Peterson Francis, has responded to comments made via social media and elsewhere that despite making huge sums of money from managing the three-day Assou Square event, the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) did little to make the event a pleasant experience.
A confidential letter from the former administration to a prospective investor in England almost a year ago is today turning out to be a subject of debate between the government and the opposition St. Lucia Labour Party. Both parties made mention of the letter at separate press conferences Thursday. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet called it “an interesting letter” while Philip J. Pierre, SLP and parliamentary opposition leader, called it “a letter of comfort”.
THREE persons including a student are currently fighting for their lives after taking harmful substances in apparent suicide attempts. A 16-year-old student from Choiseul is being attended to at the St. Jude Hospital after ingesting the deadly weedicide, gramoxone.
MIAMI, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says the owner and operator of a Florida-based telecommunications company has pleaded guilty and a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident have been sentenced to 52 months in prison in connection with a sophisticated global cellphone fraud scheme linked to the Caribbean.
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Wednesday said that Opposition Leader Lennox Linton had lied on several occasions when he appeared on a United States television programme that was critical of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).