CDB projected growth is welcome relief for St Lucia

Published on Feb 20 2015 // Business, Caribbean, Top Stories
CDB projected growth is welcome relief for St Lucia
In picture left, Dr Justine Ram, Director of Economics and Right Dr Warren Smith, President CDB. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) held its annual press conference on Wednesday in Barbados. The focus of the conference was...

Change The Perspective And Remodel Saint Lucia

Published on Sep 30 2014 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia
 Commentary By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Oct. 1, 2014: The downward spiral in the Saint Lucian economy is seriously hurting the bottom line of many businesses. Now, that’s not just my point of view! Simply walk around the city of Castries, the towns and villages...

Uncertainty Is Not A Recipe For Renewal In St. Lucia

Published on Feb 03 2014 // Blogs, Caribbean, Features, St. Lucia, Top Stories
Uncertainty Is Not A Recipe For Renewal In St. Lucia
  A scene from flooding in St. Lucia brought on by the trough on Dec. 24, 2013. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mon. Feb. 3, 2014: The mystery continues. The silence is deafening. But a picture is worth a thousand words as the Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 remains grounded...

In Search Of A Regional Frontier

Published on Sep 05 2013 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Sept. 6, 2013: Much has been discussed about what type of political and economic integration is desirable for the Caribbean region. On one hand, Caribbean leaders are struggling to create strategies to get there. On the other, are these strategies...

Laying The Proper Foundation For A Better Saint Lucia

Published on Feb 19 2013 // Blogs, Features, St. Lucia, Top Stories
Laying The Proper Foundation For A Better Saint Lucia
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Feb. 20, 2013: Last December, while most Saint Lucians were getting ready to celebrate National Day on December 13th, the International Monetary Fund, (IMF), issued a statement; following their discussions (Annual Article IV Consultation)...

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...

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...

And Then There Were Two… the Commonwealth SG Post

Published on Sep 10 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: The continuing saga of disunity within the Commonwealth Caribbean took a new turn on Monday with the election of Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Trinidad and Tobago’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, as the new member...

Down To The Wire In Trinidad And Tobago

Published on Sep 06 2015 // Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
Down To The Wire In Trinidad And Tobago
PNM supporters, in true carnival style, dancing on the main road in Tunapuna on September 5, 2015, as they make their way to Tacarigua, for the last rally before the general election, Monday September 7, 2015, in Trinidad & Tobago. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) By Melanius Alphonse News Americas,...