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...

How ‘Out Of Turn’ Is Kenny Anthony?

Published on Sep 28 2015 // Blogs, St. Lucia, Top Stories
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Sept. 29, 2015: The veracity of the statement by Saint Lucia Prime Minister And Minister For Finance, Dr. Kenny Anthony, that “while I do not have updated figures on the rate of unemployment, I expect that unemployment will be contained...

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,...

The Future Is Better Than History Of The Past In Trinidad And Tobago

Published on Aug 18 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
The Future Is Better Than History Of The Past In Trinidad And Tobago
  Melanius Alphonse, ICIA AIPFM By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Aug. 19, 2015:  First it was email gate by Dr Keith Rowley, followed by Jack Warner and his situation with US authorities. Then a poll showed 20/21 for the UNC that has only just launched its full slate...

CARICOM Leaders’ Commonwealth Divide

Published on Jun 17 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories
CARICOM Leaders’ Commonwealth Divide
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. June 18, 2015: Months ahead of the upcoming 2015 summit of the Commonwealth heads of government in Malta, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are at a familiar impasse that is once again virtually beyond a crying shame; unable to present...

Unlocking St Lucia’s Political And Economic Future

Published on Jun 09 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, St. Lucia
Unlocking St Lucia’s Political And Economic Future
  By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. June 10, 2015: The political, economic and security hysteria taking place in Saint Lucia requires a new and different approach: a common position that is fortified by a detailed vision and a solution-driven strategy capable of transforming...

Trinidad And Tobago Presages Transformation

Published on May 26 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, Trinidad and Tobago
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. May 27, 2015: Accepting recurring themes of low growth and a downturn in oil prices as the new normal in world economy, and activities in China that slowed marginally to 7.4 percent in 2014 compared to growth of 7.8 percent in 2013, places...

Time Is Going To Tell ‘The Facts’ And Determine The Results

Published on May 06 2015 // Blogs, St. Lucia
By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. May 7, 2015: In the current circumstance, it is not a matter of whether citizens hyperventilate over criminal activities and personal security matters, resulting from a series of inadequacies and governance failures in Saint Lucia. The picture...

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...