Tag: St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s New Prime Minister Wants U.S. ‘Climate Cash’ To Pay For Stinky Seaweed

CASTRIES — St. Lucia’s new prime minister, Philip Pierre, has urged the United States and other rich nations to ramp up climate finance and disburse funds more quickly to vulnerable Caribbean nation states, as “fast and furious” hurricanes become the new normal. The tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Lucia and other island states in […]

U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Lucia No. 1 In Caribbean Travel Destinations

WASHINGTON — U.S. News & World Report has ranked the U.S. and British Virgin Islands among its Top 5 of 17 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The annual report awarded St. Lucia the No. 1 spot, followed by the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The BVI, which was […]

Eastern Caribbean Dollar Goes Digital, A Help For Unbanked

SAN JUAN — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said its “DCash” is the first such blockchain-based currency introduced by any of the world’s currency unions, though some individual nations have similar existing systems. […]

VIPD Offers $3,200 Reward For Information About St. Lucia Native’s Whereabouts

FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD St. Croix District announced today that it is offering a $3.200 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of an octogenarian St. Lucian native. Michael “Dodor” Emmanuel, 80, a resident of Mars Hill in Frederiksted, was first reported missing on February 19. Emmanuel is a Black male, who stands about 5 […]

Caribbean States Need Urgent Help To Face High Debt Due To COVID-19: ECLAC

SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: 12-Year-Old Contracts Coronavirus In St. Lucia, Ministry Says

CASTRIES — A 12-year-old child has become the latest victim of COVID-19 in the region, News Americas reported. St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health reported the case Monday as part of nine new recorded cases. The new cases push the total of positive cases on the island to 63, with 36 being active. The cases are […]

V.I. Health Department Monitoring Quarantined Cruise Ship In St. Lucia

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Government and other local entities are monitoring a developing public health issue in St. Lucia, where a cruise liner has been quarantined due to a reported measles infection on board. The vessel, named “Freewinds,” is still moored there, and no one has been allowed to disembark the ship following the […]