Tag Archives: St. Lucia

Top 5 Luxury Experiences in St. Lucia

9 Jun

Source: Islands

Top 5 Luxury Experiences in St. Lucia | Where to Stay in St. Lucia

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort

With a glimpse of the majestic Pitons at nearly every turn through Saint Lucia’s winding mountain roads, it’s only natural to want to up your glamour game. These local five-star experiences will oblige.

With a glimpse of the majestic Pitons at nearly every turn through Saint Lucia’s winding mountain roads, it’s only natural to want to up your glamour game. These local five-star experiences will oblige.

Zen out at Sugar beach, A Viceroy Resort

The long, dramatic, thatch-roof entryway of the Rainforest Spa transports guests to a chic village of treehouses tucked into the 100-acre property. Singing birds and sea breezes serve as your soundtrack during an all-natural bamboo massage or O2 facial. Continue reading

Dr. Kenny Anthony Concedes. Steps Down as St.Lucia Labour Party Leader

7 Jun

Source: Times Caribbean

The following is a statement issued by Dr. Kenny Anthony former Prime Minister of St.Lucia

“On behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and also on my personal behalf, I congratulate Mr. Allen Chastanet, Leader of the United Workers Party on his victory at the polls today, June 6, 2016.

On all accounts, this was a convincing victory. It is clear there was a major national swing against the Saint Lucia Labour Party.

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I wish the people of Saint Lucia the very best as we embark on this new journey.

As to my future, I do not intend to serve as the Leader of the Opposition and indeed, Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party. I will, however, continue to serve my constituents of Vieux-Fort South and support my other Parliamentary colleagues in their various constituencies as they seek to protect the interests of their constituents.

I am deeply grateful for the honour of serving the people of Saint Lucia as Prime Minister for nearly three terms.

My special thanks to the people of Vieux-Fort South for electing me as their Parliamentary Representative for the fifth time.”

The United Workers Party (UWP) wins general election – St Luica

7 Jun

Allen Chastanet

The United Workers Party (UWP) has been declared the winner of the 2016 general election, after claiming 11 of the 17 constituency seats.

The ‘Flambeau’ will now form Saint Lucia’s new government, after the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) only managed to win six constituency seats.

Chastanet secured 2,495 votes to his opponent’s 1,446 to become the next Member of Parliament (MP) of Micoud South.

But the biggest win for the night was in Gros-Islet, where former minister, Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute crushed SLP’s Emma Hippolyte, by winning 6,344 votes to her 4,552.

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Metrocaribbean.com Scholarships

6 Jun

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Being the Philanthropist that he is, the founder of Metrocaribbean.com is proud to announce his yearly Text Books Scholarship Assistance. Each year 2 primary school and 2 secondary school students from all the islands in which Metrocaribbean.com operates will be awarded full text books scholarships. The promotion will be done via a contest where entrants may compete for these scholarships.

The first country this will be implemented in will be St. Vincent and the Grenadines where the contest will be held in July 2016 for the upcoming 2016 academic school year. St. Lucia; Grenada; and Dominica Contests will commence from the 2017 academic year. Barbados; Antigua; St. Kitts; Jamaica; and Trinidad & Tobago, will benefit from the contest from the 2018 academic year.

Please note that other assistance may be given to students but will depend on a fund raising program that Metrocaribbean.com will be starting soon. However, this is at work just yet.

Stay tuned for more info.

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How to Spend 4 Days in St Lucia – 4 Activities in 4 Days: St. Lucia

31 May

Source: Shermans Travel

Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

For an island that’s less than 240 square miles in size, St. Lucia offers an overwhelming amount of diversity. Between the language (Creole French), the fresh seafood, and the jaw-dropping vistas, it’s hard to not overload your To Do list. We picked four of our favorite ways to spend a long weekend on the island.

Rum Tasting
Rum is one of the most popular beverages throughout the Caribbean. Courtesy of Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, visitors to St. Lucia can get an exclusive look at the island’s singular rum distillery and the making of beloved Caribbean rums.  On Wednesdays, in the Capella Marigot Bay Rum Cave, a guided tasting includes the history of rum and how it is produced. The hour-long interactive lecture introduces three (or more) rums and includes snacks for palate cleansing. Ask Dennis, owner of Rum Cave, to try a few of his favorites and see how yours stack up. Private tastings can also be arranged during your stay for $35 per person.

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Ten Top Caribbean Movie Destinations: On Location With All At Sea

20 May

Source: All At Sea

Caribbean movie destinations: Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, struts his stuff on set in Dominica. Photo courtesy of Dominica Film Commission

Captain Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, struts his stuff on set in Dominica. Photo courtesy of Dominica Film Commission

Enjoy a brush with Hollywood in the Caribbean by visiting nautical sites where famous movies were filmed. Here is a sampling of ten.

 

Caribbean movie destinations: Scene from the movie Twilight shot in Magens Bay, USVI

Scene from the movie Twilight shot in Magens Bay, USVI

1. Magens Bay, St. Thomas, USVI
The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn
The one-mile heart-shaped stretch of white sand beach at Magens Bay was the after-dark shooting site for a scene in the 2011 American-made romantic fantasy. Edward (Robert Pattison) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) are two vampires celebrating their nuptials in the moonlight on the sand and in the surf. This was the last scene shot in the movie. Those in the know say the actors wrapped up the night scene with cocktails and stayed on the beach to watch the sunrise.

Caribbean movie destinations: Button Boat used on Water Island, USVI for the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt! Photo courtesy of USVI Department of Tourism

Button Boat used on Water Island, USVI for the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt! Photo courtesy of USVI Department of Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Water Island, USVI

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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#TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE CARIBBEAN

17 May

 SOURCE: PRINCESS CRUISES

Private Island – Princess Cay Bahamas | Princess Cruises

RELAX ON A PRIVATE ISLAND FOR THE DAY, PRINCESS CAYS®

Located on the tiny Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is a secluded island playground, reserved just for Princess guests. Do some shopping, sample island fare and exotic cocktails, swim the crystal-clear waters or just soak up the warm Caribbean sun and watch the kids play on their own pirate’s galleon. For a special treat, reserve a pastel-colored cabana where you can enjoy authentic cuisine, cocktails and some serious “me” time.

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Sail on a Yacht – St. Maarten | Princess Cruises

SAIL ON A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR YACHT IN ST. MAARTEN

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Dennis Conner for the day and race America’s cup yachts in the turquoise blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean Sea. Grind a winch, trim a sail or punch a stopwatch as you compete against other crews in “the most exclusive sporting event in the world,” followed by a victory celebration and some post-race rum punch.

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