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A Can’t-Miss View in St Lucia

 Is this the best one on the island? By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Much is made of the views from Gros Piton, one of St. Lucia’s famous volcanic peaks. And rightfully so. Hike 2,619 feet to its summit and you’ll ... [ Read More ]

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A Sluggish Month for Caribbean Hotel Occupancy

 Caribbean hotels reported a weak November 2015, according to the latest report from STR. The region’s hotel occupancy fell in November to 67.1 percent, a 1.6 percent drop compared to occupancy in November 2014. For the year, regional hotel occupancy ... [ Read More ]

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Tourism Growth Slows in St Lucia

 After a very strong year in 2014, the pace of tourism growth in St Lucia has slowed so far in 2015. Last year, the island reported a 6 percent growth in stayover tourist arrivals compared to the previous year. So ... [ Read More ]

LATEST NEWS

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 Sandals has opened three new restaurants at its Sandals Grand St Lucian Spa and Beach Resort, the company announced. The new eateries, which are part of the company’s Discovery Dining program, include Kimonos, a Japanese-style Teppanyaki restaurant; Soy, a sushi ... [ Read More ]

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 St Lucia’s Landings resort has a new food and beverage director with serious wine credentials. The resort has named Eric Toles as its new director of food and beverage, after three years of serving at the tony Cotton House Resort ... [ Read More ]

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor CASTRIES — The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is this week holding a regional workshop on broadband Internet development, in partnership with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The workshop is being held at the Golden Palm ... [ Read More ]

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a move to expand its business and tourism presence in the Middle East, the government of Saint Lucia has established the Office of the Honorary Consul in Saudi Arabia. The Government has appointed Halla Walid ... [ Read More ]

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 A new project at the luxury all-inclusive By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s BodyHoliday resort recently began a $20 million renovation. The project will include a series of upgrades and additions “designed to maintain the property’s level of luxury ... [ Read More ]

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 A new St Lucia beer By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort has teamed with chocolatier Cocao Carib and local beer company Antilia Brewing Company to launch its own beer: Capella’s Moon Bay Chocolate Stout. The ... [ Read More ]

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 A new hotel executive in St Lucia By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The BodyHoliday has appointed Atanas Botev as its new General Manager. In his new capacity as GM he will be responsible for leading the management and development of all ... [ Read More ]

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 St Lucia leading the way with new initiative By the Caribbean Journal staff Is this a new way to frame the Caribbean’s existential climate fight? St Lucia is launching a new regional initiative aimed at addressing the Caribbean’s concerns on ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: The BodyHoliday By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to wellness resorts in the Caribbean, St Lucia’s BodyHoliday is right at the top. Now, the resort is offering guests a new kind of Caribbean summer vacation: “Lose It, ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Hewanorra International Airport in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is planning to allow its Hewanorra International Airport to be managed independently. The country announced this week that a bill would be laid in Parliament ... [ Read More ]

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quartarone of Oakville, Canada, who sent in this beautiful shot on a recent trip to St Lucia. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s Internet users can look forward to better connectivity and faster speeds between local Internet service providers (ISPs). Digicel signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, agreeing to become ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SOUFRIERE — I am a cacao grower. The sun is beaming on this morning in St Lucia. There is little shade among the leaves of ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is looking to strengthen ties with its diaspora community to boost the country’s tourism sector. The St Lucia Tourist Board has launched a new programme called “Se San ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Robin Thicke By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstars including Robin Thicke and Jimmy Cliff will be among those headlining this year’s St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. The event, now in its 24th year, begins April 25 with ... [ Read More ]