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  • It's now "Tropical Storm Matthew"

    28 September 2016
    September 28, 2016 - As of 11:00 am today, the wave has been upgraded Tropical Storm Mat-thew, and Saint Lucia is under a Tropical Storm Watch. Watches are issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.   This system is moving west to west northwest at approximately 15 to 20 mph or 24 to 32 km/h. The center is expected to cross the island chain near the Central Windward Islands later on today Wednesday 28th September, 2016.   Associated with this system are heavy rains and tropical storm force winds that is between 40 to 45 mph.   The ...
  • PM on approaching Storm Matthew

    28 September 2016
    “My fellow Saint Lucians, by this statement I wish to assure you that my thoughts and prayers are with you as our islandtoday braces for severe weather. Your government, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and other partner agencieshas taken all possible steps to ensure citizens are kept informed about developments. I am very much in touch with what is happening at home,and remain confident that our police, who are already on the alert, as well as other agencies charged with emergency response, will as usual leave no stone unturned in their combi...
  • Weather Alert!

    27 September 2016
    St Lucia is in the crosshairs of approaching bad weather.   A low pressure system was about one thousand miles east south-east of the Windward islands yesterday and could become a tropical depression, or even a tropical storm by today (Tuesday).    As a result, the Coordinator of the Black Sigatoka Management Project, Martin Satney, has issued an alert to all farmers, but especially banana and plantain farmers.   Satney is asking all farmers to take the necessary measures to protect their farms.
  • SLP starts convention process

    27 September 2016
    The suspension of the common external tariff (CET) on medication has expired, but the government is emphasizing that there is still no VAT on pharmaceuticals.    In a press release Monday, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the Customs and Excise Department had noted the need to revert to the old CET rates on pharmaceuticals on Monday September 12, 2016, and informed the Research and Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance.    Customs and Excise implemented the old CET rates effective Wednesday September 21, 2016, the OPM said, noting that that reverting...
  • CET back on prescriptions

    27 September 2016
    The suspension of the common external tariff (CET) on medication has expired, but the government is emphasizing that there is still no VAT on pharmaceuticals.    In a press release Monday, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the Customs and Excise Department had noted the need to revert to the old CET rates on pharmaceuticals on Monday September 12, 2016, and informed the Research and Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance.    Customs and Excise implemented the old CET rates effective Wednesday September 21, 2016, the OPM said, noting that that reverting...
  • St Lucia does it again!!

    27 September 2016
    Saint Lucia has again secured the coveted title of the Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Destination for an eighth year.    Overall, St Lucia has won that title nine 9 times at the World Travel Awards.    According to the St. Lucia Tourist Board, Saint Lucia has also been nominated for three other top awards. These are: the World's Leading Honeymoon Destination;  World's Leading Island Destination; and World's Leading Wedding Destination.   World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 to recognize, acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel, tourism and hospi...