PRESS RELEASE:THE NEW MARKET RE-DEVELOPMENT DESIGN RECEIVES THE MAYOR’S NOD

Castries, St. Lucia June 12, 2018 – His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis is ecstatic and very contented with the new design for the Castries Market Project which is now at an advanced stage. The redesign which was done by the architectural section within Department of Physical Planning comprises several components including a food court, high-end air-conditioned restaurants, craft market, box park, viewing tower, entertainment area, meat and fish depots and duty-free shopping boutiques. The redevelopment of the Castries Market will create a nexus between Saint Lucia’s goods and services…

BAY GARDENS RESORTS ACQUIRES FOURTH HOTEL IN ST. LUCIA

ST. LUCIA (June 4, 2018) – Bay Gardens Resorts has expanded its portfolio to four hotels on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, announcing the acquisition of the 35-room Palm Haven Hotel, said it would be renamed Bay Gardens Marina Haven. “The hotel is in an incredible location,” Destang reported. “It’s now our closest hotel to the Rodney Bay Marina, which is an exceptional facility for yachties as well as those looking to take advantage of numerous activities in the marina,…

ASSEMBLY HALL!

  The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) was launched earlier today. The document was presented to Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments and Divisions at a special ceremony. This was prefaced by discussions on the current and expected climate change impacts for the island, and key priority sectors that have been identified for further action. The focus now will be on raising public awareness about the country’s continuing efforts to…

EASE THE TENSION

  A meeting which will seek to ease the tension between health practitioners and members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community is being planned by local human rights advocacy group United & Strong.  The group will be working with Community Nurses who specialize in sexual reproductive health to make the exchange a reality.  

TAKE A STAND

  Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated his government’s commitment to tackling all types of corruption. Speaking at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, in Peru this week, he outlined some of government’ anti-corruption measures, and other initiatives, designed to increase transparency, & open government. The central theme of the Summit is “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” The Summit, held every three years, offers the opportunity for the leaders to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level that addresses urgent challenges and promotes positive change. Don Nicholas reports

CRISIS NATION!

  St. Lucia’s former UN ambassador Earl Huntley says some of the concern about an influx of Venezuelans to Saint Lucia is unfounded. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and National Security minister Hermangild Francis recently expressed such fears. Thousands of Venezuelans have been fleeing the crisis torn country in what experts are calling “one of the biggest migration crises in Latin American history”. The result has been growing anxiety across the region as thousands of Venezuelans have already begun landing on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. Sharefil Gaillard has more.

RESULTS PENDING!

One month after four Coolie Town residents died from consuming a toxic substance, family and friends are still seeking closure. Not only have they not been able to bury their loved ones, but results of tests on tissue samples from their bodies are still pending, leaving relatives with more questions than answers. Sharefil Gaillard reports