Saint Lucia

  • Photo of Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    Saint Lucia approves incentives for 20 new tourism projects – CARICOM Business

    The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investment in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first 8 months of this year. “Investors are showing a high level of confidence and interest in St Lucia’s economic prospects. This is evident by the level of tourism investments which have been…

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  • Photo of New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    New High-Seas Treaty must ensure equity for Caribbean nations

    Op-Ed by Hon. Shawn Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology, Saint Lucia The Caribbean Sea is renowned for its clear waters, teeming coral reefs, and vibrant coastal ecosystems, but these habitats don’t exist in a vacuum: Their fate is tied to the health of the broader ocean, including the high seas, the areas beyond national jurisdiction 200 nautical…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon Philip Pierre to the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, Suriname, 3 July 2022

    Remarks by Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon Philip Pierre to the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, Suriname, 3 July 2022

    Salutations I bring you greetings from the government and people of Saint Lucia. I speak to you today as one of the ‘newly elected’ Heads of Government, grateful and honored for the opportunity to address this important body at such a critical time in our collective history. An Increasingly Uncertain World Colleagues, Madame Secretary General, I am sure you will…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG wraps up official visit to Saint Lucia

    CARICOM SG wraps up official visit to Saint Lucia

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Her Excellency Carla Barnett ended her official visit to Saint Lucia on Wednesday during which she met with the Prime Minister Honourable Philip Pierre, members of Cabinet, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Allen Chastanet, the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors and paid a visit to the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. “This was a very good and…

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  • Photo of SG Barnett meets Saint Lucia Cabinet on First Day of Official Visit

    SG Barnett meets Saint Lucia Cabinet on First Day of Official Visit

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Her Excellence Carla Barnett stressed the importance of climate change and agriculture to the Region as she began a three-day official visit to Saint Lucia. Dr Barnett met with the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia the Honourable Philip Pierre who is Lead Head of Government for Sustainable Development in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia on 43rd Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated Saint Lucia on its Forty-Third Independence Anniversary which it celebrates on 22 February 2022. Dr Barnett’s congratulatory message to Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Philip J. Pierre noted the country’s steadfast and committed pursuit of development: “Honourable Prime Minister: On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations to the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. Dr Alexis was previously at the United Nations Development Programme where he has had a distinguished career in the Caribbean, the Pacific and Africa rising to the level of Deputy Resident…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia’s new Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates Saint Lucia’s new Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new Saint Lucia Prime Minister Mr Phillip J Pierre on his election to office, and his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) for its resounding victory in the country’s 26 July General Elections. Prime Minister Pierre was sworn in two days after his SLP won 13 of the 17 seats contested in the Elections.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 –  Preliminary Statement

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Saint Lucia General Elections, 26 July 2021 – Preliminary Statement

    At the invitation of the Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Irwin LaRocque mounted a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections which was held in Saint Lucia on 26 July 2021. The Advance Team comprising the Chief of Mission and the CARICOM…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians vote for change

    Saint Lucians voted for a change of government in General Elections on Monday 26 July 2021. The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led for the first time by Phillip J. Pierre, captured 13 of the 17 seats at stake, according to the preliminary results issued by the Saint Lucia Electoral Department. The incumbent United Workers Party (UWP) of Prime…

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