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Sarah Peter

Volcanic Caribbean island of Dominica shaken by explosion of steam and gas

Sep 18 2020

CASTRIES, St Lucia An explosion of steam and gas in the mountains of the remote, jungle-clad Caribbean island of Dominica has shaken residents, who are fearful it is a harbinger for renewed seismic activity in a nation that is home to nine volcanoes.

Sea, sand and social distancing: Caribbean reopens to tourism

Jun 03 2020

CASTRIES, St Lucia/KINGSTON A cluster of Caribbean islands are reopening this month for international tourism, hoping to burnish their reputations as oases of tranquility after containing their coronavirus outbreaks and implementing strict new public health protocols.

Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

Jun 14 2018

NASSAU The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday.

Nobel laureate poet Derek Walcott dies in St. Lucia

Mar 17 2017

CASTRIES, St. Lucia Poet Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992 and helped thrust Caribbean writing into the global spotlight, died peacefully at his home in St. Lucia on Friday. He was 87.

Storm-struck St. Lucia's PM says islands need more to tackle warming

Oct 01 2016

CASTRIES, St. Lucia Small island states need financial help to help cope with extreme weather linked to climate change, St. Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said, as his Caribbean country recovers from flooding and landslides triggered by Hurricane Matthew.

Matthew reaches hurricane force, one dead in St Vincent

Sep 29 2016

CASTRIES, St. Lucia Tropical Storm Matthew strengthened to a hurricane on Thursday after triggering flooding and landslides on eastern Caribbean islands that killed one person, and was forecast to grow more powerful as it heads toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.

Conservative opposition wins St. Lucia election, vows police killings tribunal

Jun 07 2016

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia St. Lucia's conservative United Workers Party beat the incumbent Labour Party with promises of tax cuts and the resolution of a scandal over killings by the police that have hurt the image of the Caribbean nation, general election results showed on Monday.

St. Lucia confirms first two cases of Zika, contracted locally

Apr 07 2016

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, A man and a woman in the Caribbean country of St. Lucia have locally contracted the Zika virus, which has been linked to hundreds of cases of a rare birth defect in Brazil, the first infections by the mosquito-borne virus in the island nation, its health ministry said on Thursday.

United States criticizes St Lucia over alleged extra-judicial deaths

Jan 13 2016

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA The United States criticized the government of the Caribbean island nation St Lucia on Tuesday for failing to prosecute police accused of keeping death-lists and killing suspected criminals during a misguided campaign to attract tourists.

United States criticizes St Lucia over alleged extra-judicial deaths

Jan 13 2016

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA, Jan 12 The United States criticized the government of the Caribbean island nation St Lucia on Tuesday for failing to prosecute police accused of keeping death-lists and killing suspected criminals during a misguided campaign to attract tourists.

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