On Monday an online post on usatoday-tv.com stated that The US Department of State had updated the number of qualified Visa Waiver Program (VWP) designated countries from 38 to 39. The 39th country to have enjoyed the privilege is St. Lucia The article added that St. Lucian passport holders no longer require visas to travel to the US and that this takes St. Lucia from the list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain visas for travel to the United States. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet ahead on Monday’s cabinet meeting categorically stated that this is untrue.
Saint Lucia’s Foreign Minister is reporting progress on a request by the Saint Lucia government, for the United States to set up an embassy here. The request…