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Caribbean islands record three earthquakes in 24 hours

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within a 24 hour period. It said that the latest quake, which occurred at 6:52 p.m. […]

ST LUCIA – Matthew aftermath

CASTRIES –– St Lucians have been picking up the pieces from a trail of destruction left behind after 14 hours of battering by Tropical Storm Matthew. Although there have been no reports lives being lost, there has been significant damage to infrastructure as well as landslides, while several roads have been damaged by floods and […]

Henry defends Bajans’ role in St Lucia election

Political consultant Hartley Henry has defended the involvement of Barbadian experts in the recent general election campaign in St Lucia, arguing that Caribbean consultants who are recognized as authorities in their field should be embraced by the region. Henry’s stance echoed that of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley who faced strong criticism over her possible involvement […]

Victory bought

As Allen Chastanet took the oath of office Tuesday as St Lucia’s new prime minister, one political scientist accused his United Workers Party (UWP) of buying victory in yesterday’s general election. A perplexed Dr Tennyson Joseph, who had earlier predicted that the then incumbent St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Dr Kenny Anthony would have won […]

New PM sworn in

by Peter Richards CASTRIES, St Lucia,  CMC – An emotional Allen Michael Chastanet was sworn in Tuesday as the sixth Prime Minister of St Lucia since the island attained political independence from Britain in 1979, vowing to unite the country following Monday’s general election. Chastanet, an economist and hotelier, took the oath of office before […]

Election day problems in St Lucia

CASTRIES –– Some election day troubles have been reported across the island and are currently being investigated. Reports of voters waiting for as long as one hour and more have been reported in some areas, particularly in the Castries basin where polling stations are set up at schools. While a few persons were determined to wait, […]

St Lucia votes

Heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder, greeted St. Lucians Monday as they began voting for a new government with both the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and its main challenger, the United Workers Party (UWP), saying they are confident of victory. The weather forecast called for widely scattered thunderstorms throughout the day with […]

St Lucia election: Final push for votes

Political parties in St Lucia are making their final pitch for votes before Monday’s general election. The ruling St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, and the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), headed by Allen Chastanet, will be out to woo voters at rallies later today. Dr Anthony and […]

June 6 elections in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony Thursday night announced June 6 as the date for the general elections in St Lucia. In a radio and television broadcast, Anthony said that Nomination Day will be May 27. In the last general election, the ruling St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won 11 of the […]

11-year-old girl in St Lucia pregnant

CASTRIES –– A single mother of Micoud was given the shock of her life, when she took her ill 11-year-old daughter to the doctor on Monday, and was told that the child is five months pregnant. According to a relative, the child complained of not feeling well and was taken to the hospital. It was then […]

ST LUCIA – Martinique officially becomes member of OECS

CASTRIES –– The French overseas territory of Martinique has been given the green light to join the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Deputy Head of Mission from the Embassy of the Republique of France, Philippe Seigneurin, officially presented the Instruments of Accession to the Director General of the OECS Dr Didacus Jules during a […]

ST LUCIA – Women busted with cocaine in privates

GEORGETOWN – The two St. Lucian women who were busted with cocaine in their vaginas at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Wednesday have pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charges and will not be heading home for the holidays. The two women, 43-year-old Andree Willy and 38-year-old Chermisa Wheeler appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ […]

ST LUCIA – PM outraged

CASTRIES –– Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and Opposition Leader Gale Rigobert have expressed outrage over reports that a 97-year-old woman from the village of Micoud, east of Castries, was raped earlier this week. In a statement today, Anthony condemned the act, stating that it was a despicable one that not only violated an elderly citizen, […]

Second fish kill in two weeks affecting St Lucia water supply

CASTRIES –– An investigation has been launched into a fish kill at a pond at a water treatment plant, the second to occur there within two weeks. The occurrence has forced the Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) to shut off water to residents supplied by the facility at Micoud. The agency has called for […]

Crime concern

FLORIDA –– Reports of escalating crime in the Caribbean have renewed the debate about how it affects the millions of cruise ship passengers and other tourists who visit the region each year. Some countries in particular have experienced their share of disturbing developments and, according to an email obtained by the The Nassau Guardian, an […]

ST LUCIA – ‘It’s frightening!’

CASTRIES –– St Lucian farmer Anthony Herman was hoping that next year he would manage to recoup some of the losses he sustained after 70 per cent of his cashew crop withered and died in the heat of the scorching southern Caribbean sun. But on June 1, the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season which […]

St Lucia – St Lucia Government probing visa scandal

CASTRIES –– The St Lucia government today announced that it had launched an investigation into international media reports that a group of Cubans trying to sail to the United States had St Lucia tourist visas when they were intercepted at sea by the US Coast Guard. A brief government statement said that an investigation has […]

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