By: Stan Bishop

Stan Bishop has been a Journalist at The Voice Publishing Company for a few years now. Read his latest articles here.
Image: MASL president, Miguel Fevrier. [PHOTO: Bill Mortley]

Media Urged To Raise The Bar

LOCAL media houses are again being encouraged to consider the option of self-regulation so as to steer them away from litigation and lack of credibility as a result of stories they publish or air. On Thursday, representatives from the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL), the Attorney General’s Office and media houses met to discuss the media’s crucial role in disseminating information to the public. However, all agreed that the media needs to do more to protect itself from finding itself at the centre of controversy and lawsuits.

IMG: Prime Minister Chastanet addressing United Nations General Assembly.

Call For Economic Growth in E.C.

REGIONAL growth was the central theme when the second phase of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) was launched in Saint Lucia on Thursday. The two-day event ended yesterday and was held at the Financial Administration Centre at Pointe Seraphine, brought together government ministers, World Bank officials and other stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

Image: Caribbean journalists and plant officials during a tour of the desalination plant at Ashkelon in December. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

Desalination Plants for St. Lucia?

WITH the scarcity of potable water increasingly becoming a major headache for consumers, the introduction of desalination plants in Saint Lucia might well be the solution to the island’s water woes. Last week, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said government was working assiduously towards improving the island’s water supply. To that end, he cited government taking a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to dredge the John Compton Dam which has lost its holding capacity due to heavy siltation caused by torrential rains and storms.