Florida Court Hearing Case of COVID Vaccines Paid for by Saint Lucia, But Never Received

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 23:– And the plot thickens… A Caribbean company named Radical Investments is suing another named Good Vibrations Entertainment, in a US court, over non-delivery of COVID vaccines paid-for by at least one of three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments, to a company that was in no position to purchase or deliver the goods. Radical Investments, said to be registered in Saint Lucia but also with a corporate presence in the UK, is...

UWP Leader challenges PM to virtual COVID Gunfight at Blue Coral

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 23:– Fresh back-home after almost two months away on holiday following  his party’s defeat in July 26 General Elections, United Workers Party (UWP) Leader Allen Michael Chastanet has wasted no time throwing the gauntlet to his successor, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, immediately challenging the new Saint Lucia leader to a virtual fight over his administration’s handling of the inherited COVID crisis. The party issued a statement Wednesday (September 22) taking...

Biden Trumps ‘Lucians’!

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 22, 2021:– “Oh gosh, man!” That’s how Saint Lucians with plans to visit the United States later this year responded to Washington’s recent announcement that only fully-vaccinated visitors will be allowed entry through US ports. The White House decision, announced last week, is President Joe Biden’s response to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the US, where over 650,000 Americans have died from COVID-related causes, new positive rates are beyond 10,000 daily —...

Saint Lucia Urges Regional Multilateral Diplomacy and Unity in Common Fight Against COVID Misinformation

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 21, 2021:– Saint Lucia wants to see Caribbean and Latin American states unite to fight the common blight of the effects of misinformation on their common battle against the deadly effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre made the call Saturday as he addressed fellow leaders attending the 6th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Mexico. Attending his first CELAC summit, Pierre...

Death of Pregnant Immigration Officer forces Saint Lucia’s Top Cop to urge Force to vaccinate

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 20, 2021:– The death of a pregnant Immigration Officer and her unborn child has forced Saint Lucia’s Top Cop to call on all unvaccinated members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to vaccinate. Commissioner Milton Desir made the call Monday after confirmation of the pregnant officer’s death last week and news that over 150 police officers were in quarantine, leaving several police stations either closed or operating on less-than-skeleton-staff....

Cuba Reassures Its Neighbors It’ll Share Vaccines, While G7 Nations Stall on Delivery of Promised Billion Doses

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 20, 2021:– Saint Lucians and CARICOM citizens anxiously awaiting Cuba’s COVID-19 vaccines have been reassured they will not be disappointed. Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel on Saturday (September 18)  assured Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and other Caribbean and Latin American leaders that Havana will avail its approved vaccines to their people. According to the TeleSUR news agency, the assurance came while the leaders met in Mexico Saturday for the 6th...

Saint Lucia is not alone in Reaping Grim Caribbean COVID Harvest

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 19, 2021:– Saint Lucia continues to reap the grim harvest of the Delta Variant since it landed in July, earlier this week passing the 10,000-mark in registered cases and some 150 deaths. The island has long led the OECS (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) in the numbers of cases and deaths, but it’s certainly not alone in the Eastern Caribbean, where vaccination rates differ between 58.7% in Bermuda and 0.1% in...

‘Voice’ newspaper urges PM to revisit decision not to mandate vaccinations

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 13, 2021:– Saint Lucia’s leading newspaper, The Voice, urges the Philip J. Pierre administration to urgently revisit its earlier promise not to mandate COVID vaccinations. In an editorial yesterday, the Weekend Voice urged the administration to rethink its ‘No Mandatory Vaccination’ policy — just in case it needs to go that way, in the national interest. The editorial, entitled Time to Rethink the No Mandatory Vaccination Policy, argued that the pandemic’...

PM back from 6th CELAC Summit in Mexico and Preparing for 76th UN General Assembly

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, September 19, 2021:–  Saint Lucia’s new Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, is keeping a busy international schedule as his administration seeks global assistance for its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic at home. The PM is due back home today from the sixth summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in Mexico on Saturday. The meeting, chaired by Mexico and attended by representatives of 31 member-states, discussed the...

Better to Act Early than Later to Win the Corona Virus War

The English government has adopted new plans based on five pillars in preparation for an intensified battle with the coronavirus, in the upcoming winter months. With about 81% of the UK population vaccinated, the English government still needs to update measures to avoid its health system from being overwhelmed by increased cases of infections among the 6 million adults who are still unvaccinated. The five pillars consist of plans to enhance the vaccination programme, with...

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