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  • Photo of Saint Lucia’s ‘I am CARICOM’ dress contest winners recognised

    Saint Lucia’s ‘I am CARICOM’ dress contest winners recognised

    Saint Lucia staged a Dress in CARICOM Colours contest on CARICOM Day 2020 and the two winners were recognised during a Live Television programme on Friday 17 July. Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to CARICOM Ms Elma Gene Isaac presented prizes to Ms Josette Maxwell-Dalsou and Mr Brian Samuel on the National Television Network (NTN) live broadcast. See video:

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  • Photo of CARICOM Congratulates Saint Lucia on 41st Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Congratulates Saint Lucia on 41st Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Saint Lucia on the country’s Forty-First Anniversary of Independence to be observed on 22 February under the theme “Now is The Time, Let’s Do This Together”. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in  a congratulatory message to Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Mr Allen Chastanet, noted that over the 41 years,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of OECS MEMBER STATES CONTINUE STRUGGLE FOR REMOVAL FROM EU BLACKLISTING

    OECS MEMBER STATES CONTINUE STRUGGLE FOR REMOVAL FROM EU BLACKLISTING

      The Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States have been working assiduously with the OECS Commission and their joint Embassy in Brussels to address the ongoing challenges raised by the European Union’s prescriptions on international standards on transparency and exchange of information in relation to financial services.  The reality is that in an increasingly competitive and unpredictable global environment…

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  • CRFM, JICA concluding innovative Caribbean Fisheries Co-management project

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (CRFM)—An innovative fisheries project, which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been coordinating since 2013 with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) across six OECS Member States, is nearing its end. The Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) was developed in 2012. Between 2009 and 2012, CRFM and JICA worked on developing a master plan for the…

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  • Photo of Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

    Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

        “Cassava is the prioritized commodity for this project, and currently results in a two percent reduction on the food import bill within CARICOM.” Saint Lucia, as one of these CARICOM countries, must continue to contribute to the import bill’s further decline.” – Regional Project Coordinator for the FAO, Vermaran Extavour Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued…

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  • Photo of Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The project, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists and artists.…

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  • Photo of Derek Walcott laid to rest

    Derek Walcott laid to rest

    Sir Derek Walcott’s funeral was held on Saturday, drawing professors, writers and dignitaries from across the globe.(Photo via Government of Saint Lucia) The funeral of Sir Derek Alton Walcott KCSL, OBE, OCC, was held on Saturday, March 25, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries. Sir Derek passed away on March 17 at his home in Cap Estate,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG lauds Saint Lucia’s leadership role on Sustainable Development on  its 38th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM SG lauds Saint Lucia’s leadership role on Sustainable Development on its 38th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Saint. Lucia on its 38th anniversary as an independent nation. In a message to  Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, Ambassador LaRocque expressed the Community’s appreciation for Saint Lucia’s contributions at all levels of CARICOM and specifically its leadership role on the important issue of Sustainable Development.  Saint. Lucia…

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