ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A 54-year old captain of a boat was jailed for three years on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of 80 pounds of marijuana seized by police during an operation on Monday. The police said that they also seized a speed boat, which they intercepted on Marquis Bay and arrested Victor Charles. They gave no value for the goods seized.
THE European Union Delegation in Barbados is going green. The organisation recently acquired an electric vehicle as part of its fleet. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere said: “As one of the leading institutions championing the cause of green energy in the world the EU was delighted to enhance its fleet with a vehicle that helps to protect the environment from the emission of green-house gases”.
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.
THE National Taxi Union (NTU) held its biennial Conference of delegates earlier this month. At the Meeting a new executive committee was elected to manage the affairs of the NTU for the next two years. It comprises: Kenneth Phillip (President), George Joseph (Vice President), Nigel Dickson (Secretary), Linus St. Clair (Assistant Secretary), IsidoreBrisefert (Treasurer), Mervin Dalsou (Trustee), and CantiusJn Baptiste (Trustee).
MINISTER in the Ministry of Finance, Ubaldus Raymond says his trust is in the Almighty God and the court system of the country following allegations of his involvement with a young woman in a matter that has gone viral over social media.
IN an argument, it is always best to hear all sides of the story and so, when James Joseph, Interim …
THE sobering statistics recorded at the start of this New Year should force some serious introspection and change. The criminal activity, robberies, assaults and accidents have the makings of a frightening trend. If we continue at this rate, with five new victims in one day, and eight dead within ten days, this new year would be neither happy nor peaceful.
Q: Dear Nurse, my sister took my mom to see a specialist three months ago and they recommended she use coconut oil in her diet. I am not sure the amount prescribed but recently I have been noticing my mom is communicating better and recognizing me when I come to visit her. She used to always confuse my sister and I and I feel she really knows it is me. She had stopped talking over a year ago only, “yes” and “no” answers. Now she can tell me exactly what she wants. Does the coconut oil really have anything to do with it? Will it heal her?
IN a tough economy, harnessing a special talent becomes a necessity in the quest to make ends meet for both the employed and unemployed. These days, it seems, more Saint Lucians than ever before are prepared to do just that, especially when they see their survival hanging by a thread.
THE second College Player Showcase trial ahead of the Free Kick Foundation’s final selection has been dubbed a huge success. The event, which was held last Saturday at the SAB Sporting Facility, attracted a combined 40 junior male and female footballers from various clubs and schools on the island.
THE Department of Youth Development and Sports is predicting a less turbulent staging of the 2017 school sports programme citing a recent meeting with principals as a significant step in that regard. This was the theme of the Department’s presentation to Physical Education teachers as the parties met last Friday to discuss the upcoming s
St. John’s, Antigua – The West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play three Tests, three One-Day-Internationals and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean from Monday, March 27 to Monday, May 15. The series is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago and end in Dominica.
The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia will on Thursday, January 19, 2017 host a public lecture entitled “The Evolving Culture and Identity of China and Taiwan” in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia Republic of China (Taiwan) Alumni Association…
OFFICIALLY, sporting activities for the new school term are scheduled to commence tomorrow with the Inter-Schools 5-Kilometre Road Race in Soufriere. But from all indication, it appears that the event will start without one of the leading learning institutions on the island, the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC).
The Saint Lucia Labour Party continues to express its deepest concern with the actions of the Allen Chastanet administration which …
IT’S a hard thing watching, reading or listening to the news these days knowing that at least one crime story might overshadow whatever positives are being achieved in this country. Quite often, the nation is left seemingly at a loss for words and comprehension as to why “good boys” and “good girls” keep raping our women, robbing our homes or killing each other through senseless violence.
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.
A name change to what had traditionally become known as Nobel Laureate Week is expected to add more enthusiasm to this year’s event that pays homage to Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Prize-winners, Sirs William Arthur Lewis and Derek Alton Walcott. The festival runs from January 15 through February 4 and a number of activities aimed at celebrating excellence and tapping into the Saint Lucian psyche have been planned…
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.