St. Lucia Columnist Questions New Government’s Leadership Skills Ahead Of PM’s New York Town-Hall

St. Lucia Columnist Questions New Government’s Leadership Skills Ahead Of PM’s New York Town-Hall
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Michael Chastanet. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 21, 2016: A popular St. Lucian columnist and consultant is questioning whether newly-elected Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has the real skills to lead the country out of...

Trump 2.0: The Saint Lucia Edition

Published on Jul 18 2016 // Blogs, St. Lucia
Trump 2.0: The Saint Lucia Edition
St. Lucia PM Allen Chastanet (l.) with the new owner of the St. Lucia Distillers, Mr. Bernard Hayot (CEO) recently. (Facebook image) By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. July 19, 2016: It didn’t take long for Saint Lucia’s newly elected prime minister Allen Chastanet to...

St. Lucia – Allen Chastanet’s Dilemma

Published on Jul 13 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia
St. Lucia – Allen Chastanet’s Dilemma
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Michael Chastanet. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. July 14, 2016: In the same way that many British voters are regretting their support of Brexit in the recent UK referendum, many Saint Lucians are already showing signs of buyer’s...

A Cabinet Of Ill-Defined Intentions In St Lucia

Published on Jun 19 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia
A Cabinet Of Ill-Defined Intentions In St Lucia
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mon. June 20, 2016: English poet Robert Browning said, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” In other words, suggesting that, in order to achieve anything worthwhile, we should attempt...

Venezuela’s Collapse Has Happened

Published on Feb 14 2016 // Business, Top Stories, Venezuela
Venezuela’s Collapse Has Happened
  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Saint Lucia PM Kenny Anthony. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mon. Feb. 16, 2016: Hit hard by 75 percent plummeting crude oil prices over the last 19 months has been catastrophic for Venezuela. This is compounded by President Nicolás...

Out Of Order In St. Lucia

Published on Jan 28 2016 // Blogs, St. Lucia
Out Of Order In St. Lucia
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Jan. 29, 2016: Saint Lucia is facing an assortment of deep anxiety. Many are too brazenly counting Prime Minister Kenny Anthony’s superficial address to the nation on January 25, 2016. Amid expressions of confidence, positions of strength...

Falling On The Ideological Sword

Published on Nov 18 2015 // Blogs, St. Lucia
Falling On The Ideological Sword
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Nov. 19, 2015: In the shadow of imminent difficulties on the horizon, there is sufficient cause to the shenanigans of the Kenny Anthony-led administration on policy matters pertaining to value added tax (VAT); the proposed implementation...

Regional Lessons From The Gowdy Ghostbuster

Published on Nov 09 2015 // St. Lucia, Top Stories
Regional Lessons From The Gowdy Ghostbuster
  By Melanius Alphonse, ICIA AIPFM News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Nov. 10, 2015: Any objective analysis of the Hillary Clinton testimony debacle before the Benghazi Committee 8.0, chaired by US Rep Trey Gowdy and his team of Ghostbusters, so named for their blind persistence in chasing spectral...

Maduro’s Flamboyant Optic In Autocracy

Published on Oct 22 2015 // Blogs, Breaking News, Caribbean, St. Lucia, Top Stories
Maduro’s Flamboyant Optic In Autocracy
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Saint Lucia PM Kenny Anthony. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Fri. Oct. 23, 2015: Two days before Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to Saint Lucia he made the following pronouncements to his people. First he said, he was...

UK Re-Engaging The Region, China Financing Infrastructure, Where’s The US?

Published on Oct 12 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories
UK Re-Engaging The Region, China Financing Infrastructure, Where’s The US?
  Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), looks on as Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson is introduced to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the Rt. Hon. David Cameron (third right), by British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency David Fitton...