Finance/Business

Heineken continues Jazz partnership for 25th year!

PRESS RELEASE – Heineken, one of the original sponsors of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival (rebranded the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival recently), is once again gold sponsor and the official beer for this year’s event. At a press launch on Thursday April 14, plans for the silver jubilee partnership between Heineken and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (organizers ...

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US government issues CIP warning

PRESS RELEASE – The United States Government has warned regional countries offering the citizenship by investment programme (CIP), to refrain from issuing “unless the issuing government is confident beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual is a bona fide applicant”. In a statement issued Wednesday, the US Embassy here said while it does not approve or disapprove individual aspects of ...

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Minister Fletcher’s claims inaccurate, says FLOW St. Lucia head

Country Manager for the newly re-branded FLOW, Geraldine Pitt, has responded to statements made by Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dr. James Fletcher, which she claims are inaccurate. The minister had said that CWC/FLOW is allegedly refusing to adhere to certain recommendations to ensure the local telecoms market remains free and conducive for competition. Dr. Fletcher made this statement at the ...

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LIME officially rebrands to FLOW in St. Lucia

PRESS RELEASE – It’s now official – LIME is now the new Flow. The transformation from LIME St. Lucia to the new and refreshed Flow heralds the start of a new and exciting era for the brand, which underscores the successful integration of Cable & Wireless Communications and Columbus Communications Ltd. “The new dynamic Flow brand encapsulates everything that is ...

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Geraldine Pitt to lead the combined CWC/Columbus business

PRESS RELEASE – Following the successful merger of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International, President, Consumer Group, CWC, John Reid, today, announced the appointment of Geraldine Pitt as Country Manager for our combined buiness in St. Lucia, under the new Flow brand with immediate effect. An accomplished senior management executive, Pitt  has more than thirteen years experience in ...

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Postal service receives another gold award

PRESS RELEASE – For the second consecutive year, the Saint Lucia Postal Service has received a gold award and a first place ranking among the 192 member countries of the Universal Postal Union, for its delivery performance in express mail items for 2015. On April 5, the Saint Lucia Postal Service was awarded gold for 2015, a repeat of their ...

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Windjammer Landing St. Lucia completes first phase of ‘North Pointe Villas’ expansion

PRESS RELEASE – Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort (www.windjammer-landing.com), located on the north coast of Saint Lucia, has completed the first phase of its expansion project including the addition of four new luxury estate North Pointe Villas. The new North Pointe Villas are part of a US$33 million expansion project at the resort which included a major beach expansion and ...

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Courts St. Lucia launches appliance campaign

PRESS RELEASE – Leading the nation with the world’s best brands in Appliances, Courts proudly announces the launch of its primary promotion for the month of April “Courts Appliance Challenge”. The promotion which will continue until the 14th of May, features world renowned brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Panasonic, LG, Mabe and Indurama. Customers of the superstore can visit any one ...

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Digicel and Manchester City FC launch Kickstart Clinic in St. Lucia

PRESS RELEASE – Digicel officially kicked off its Kickstart Clinic programme earlier this year in Jamaica to help aspiring young footballers across the Caribbean improve their game through a partnership with top English Premier League Club, Manchester City FC. The coaches have now arrived to host of the St. Lucia leg of the Digicel Kickstart Clinic this week. For the ...

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Bay Gardens Resorts rewards Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles

PRESS RELEASE – The locally owned and operated resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts, has rewarded West Indies and Saint Lucian born cricketers, Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles, with the keys to Bay Gardens Resorts which includes Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn and the Caribbean’s first ever open-water park, Splash Island Water Park. This ...

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NOTICE: Lime closure

PRESS RELEASE – LIME wishes to advise customers that its retail stores at Blue Coral, Baywalk Mall, Vieux Fort and Soufriere will be closed to the public on Thursday, April 14th  in order to facilitate a general staff activity. LIME apologies for any inconvenience caused to its valued customers. (1)(0)

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GL Food Market announces its People’s Choice Competition winner

PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday 10th April, 2016, seven young hopefuls for the S. Pellegrino and Aqua Panna Caribbean Jr Chef competition participated at a “People’s Choice” event hosted by the competition’s bronze sponsor gl food market. gl food market has been supporting the Jr Chef programs since 2014. The event gave its premier customers the opportunity to experience first ...

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Plan to increase minibus fares put on hold

President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, has said that no decision has been taken with regards to increases in minibus fares. Ferdinand said it is not clear whether a hike will be implemented anytime soon because it would require a majority of the minibus associations to agree before such as move could be taken. He ...

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NCOPT members meet with PM Anthony

Members of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) met with Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony on Sunday evening where a number of issues were discussed. Reports are that the NCOPT raised issues relating to difficulties they face with parking alongside the Phillip Marcellin Pavillion in Vieux Fort, among other things. Dr. Anthony who is also the MP for Vieux ...

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Digicel enriches Jazz Islandwide

PRESS RELEASE – Digicel continues to promote, support and contribute to the social and economic development of St. Lucia through its continuous support for a host of Jazz Events Island wide. Having recognized the opportunity to contribute to community development and also further develop capacity within the communities, Digicel has strategically partnered with a number of community-based organizations in their ...

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Government assists furniture manufacturers

PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs has successfully facilitated the signing of formal contracts between Courts Saint Lucia Limited trading as Unicomer Saint Lucia Limited, and a selected number of small and medium size furniture manufacturers. The contracts will ensure a greater level of certainty and predictability of the supply of locally produced ...

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Local security companies should consider merging – Tough Man Security Services Ltd

PRESS RELEASE – Managing Director for Tough Man Security Services Limited, Gervin Rickson Auguste, believes that the time has come for small local businesses in St. Lucia to form mergers. This call comes in light of the many regional and international security companies establishing bases in St. Lucia. In today’s competitive business market local businesses in St. Lucia and throughout ...

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The owners of The Landings honour Oliver Gobat

PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, 5th June, 2016, the owners of one of St Lucia’s leading luxury resorts The Landings St Lucia, unveiled a plaque in honour of Oliver (Ollie) Gobat bearing his likeness. Ollie who was tragically murdered on the island almost 2 years ago on 25th April 2014, is still an unsolved mystery. However, this tragic incident has ...

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Gros Islet, Sarrot residents get help from RBC

PRESS RELEASE – In an effort to help communities prosper, RBC Royal Bank through its Employee Resource Groups has embarked on a programme to make a difference in the communities we serve through sharing and caring for those in need. Entitled RBC Cares About You, the bank joined forces and resources to make up care packages and distribute them to ...

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Commerce Ministry facilitates business support training

PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank – Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network (CDB – CTCS) is pleased to announce the facilitation of a workshop aimed at improving the capacity of business support organizations in Saint Lucia. The training falls within the mandates of the Ministry of Commerce ...

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Des Barras Primary School refurbished as part of CIBC FirstCaribbean Adopt-A-Cause activity

PRESS RELEASE – Teachers and students of the Des Barras Primary School now have more cheerful surroundings thanks to the staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. Each year the CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Adopt-A-Cause Programme focuses on improving a facet of our local community through the activities chosen by the employees of the bank. Over the past few years the programme has ...

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Windjammer Landings St. Lucia offers 50% discount

PRESS RELEASE – Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort (www.windjammer-landing.com), located on the north coast of Saint Lucia, is offering 40% discounted rates – for all room categories – on bookings made by June 30 for travel through Dec. 20, 2016. Providing added value, guests will receive one free night for every five nights booked. Discounted rates in an Ocean View ...

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NOTICE: WASCO water schedule for Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PRESS RELEASE – The level of Reservoir at John Compton Dam has been recorded at 333.0 feet today, April 5th, 2016.  This represents same level which was recorded yesterday April 4th, 2016. Level at the same date last year April 5th, 2015 was 332.9 feet. Daily Water Schedule: The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to advise of actions ...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now available for sale at Courts

PRESS RELEASE – Courts St. Lucia today announced that customers can purchase the unlocked version of the newest addition to the Galaxy family of products; The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by Samsung, is not just a phone but a gateway to new experiences. Courts is proud to welcome ...

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Courts and Sea Island Cotton Shop sign industrial agreements with NWU

PRESS RELEASE –The Managements of Courts St. Lucia Ltd and Sea Island Cotton Shop both signed industrial agreements this week with the National Workers Union (NWU) at the Department of Labour. The industrial packages establish revised wage structures, adjustments and a regime of upgraded fringe benefits. Both agreements will run for a period of three (3) years. In the case ...

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Coconut Bay makes another cheque donation to St Jude Hospital 

PRESS RELEASE – The St Jude Hospital was the beneficiary of another cheque donation from Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. The donation cheque was handed over to the CEO of St Jude Dr. Chierry Poyotte by Vice President of Hotel Operations, Mr. Karl Hallberg and President of the Coconut Bay Sports & Social Committee, Ms. Leona Constable during a ...

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Secure St. Lucia and NWU sign IMoU

PRESS RELEASE – An Industrial Memorandum of Understanding (IMOU) between officials from Secure St. Lucia Ltd. and the National Workers Union (NWU) was signed at the Department of Labour on April 1, 2016. This IMOU now paves the way for Secure St. Lucia Ltd. to pay out eighty percent of seven hundred and fifty six thousand dollars owed (80% of ...

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CIBC First Caribbean partners with Small Business Development Centre to host small business workshop

PRESS RELEASE – CIBC FirstCaribbean’s business banking clients and clients of the Small Business Development Centre were treated to a business workshop, entitled MSE Mind Your Business which provided information on how small businesses can not only survive but thrive. The group of business owners received information from the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), BDCFO and CIBC FirstCaribbean. Jonathan Allain, ...

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Digicel launches Samsung Galaxy S7

PRESS RELEASE – Today, Digicel launches the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge capable of transforming the lives of consumers in the Caribbean and Central America. With a sleek design, a more advanced camera, streamlined software functionality and unparalleled connectivity to a galaxy of products, services, and experiences, the new Samsung ...

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Zandoli launches new free app

PRESS RELEASE – Zandoli International Foundation is pleased to present to the public the new free Zandoli app, that can be downloaded on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. The application is available for download here.  Persons may keep track of all Zandoli efforts via the new app.  It includes the Foundation blog which features Zandoli news and events, both ...

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Temporary interruption in water supply at Morne Fortune

PRESS RELEASE – THE WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY INC. (WASCO) wishes to inform customers at the Morne of a temporary interruption in their water supply due to repairs of a damage main at Lucy Lord Drive. As a result the valve at the Morne has been closed. A crew has been dispatched and work has begun. The water supply will ...

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Northwest Ltd helps Meggan William serve big for 2016

PRESS RELEASE – At the end of the 2016 Independence KIA Tennis Tournament – The Journey continues with the Ladies Open Champion – Meggan William with the help of Northwest Limited and KIA. Meggan defeated Ayisha Emile 6-2; 7-5; to capture the Women’s Open Title at the just concluded KIA Independence Tennis Tournament.  Meggan was rewarded with a brand new ...

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Encounter Series to be hosted by Chamber of Commerce

PRESS RELEASE – The Government has delayed the lowering of Corporate Income Tax as announced in the 2014/2015 Budget Address. Meanwhile significant changes have been announced for Personal Income Tax which was expected to come into effect in 2016. The Chamber has noted a level of tax creep which has been occurring over the years as Government seeks to address its budget deficit. The ...

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St Lucia Distillers set to travel around the north of England

Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland will be touring four Northern cities as he brings together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold, Spiced, White Label and Forgotten Cask, the Admiral Rodney, and the latest edition of 1931, the 4th release. In 1931, the Barnard family founded a distillery at Dennery. Now based on the other side of the island at Roseau, ...

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Global Shipping launched in BVI with trade routes to St. Lucia and Eastern Caribbean

PRESS RELEASE – Global Shipping, spearheaded by former Dominican Prime Minister Oliver, James Seraphin, has launched a new shipping service to provide a quality, safe and reliable service for the inter-Caribbean trade market. This shipping service was launched the British Virgin Islands on March 22nd (2016) and will operating out of the U.S./ British Virgin Islands with trade routes to Dominica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and ...

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Boka Group hails the newly announced Commonwealth and Caribbean states joint action plan to tackle cybercrime

PRESS RELEASE – Boka Group has hailed thenewly announced Commonwealth and Caribbean states joint action plan to tackle escalating cybercrime, following a three-day workshop in Saint Lucia organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security and was attended by ministers, attorneys-general, ICT and telecommunications officials and international experts, Interpol, ...

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SLHTA appoints Roderick Cherry as Chief Operations Officer

PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Roderick Cherry as Chief Operations Officer. Roderick brings to the Association over twenty years of management experience with over ten years at senior management level.  He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Property Development and Management Company ...

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Cable and Wireless Business supports CTU Telecommunications Conference

PRESS RELEASE – C&W Business, the business-to-business unit of Cable & Wireless Communications partnered with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and the Government of St Lucia for the hosting of a telecommunications conference last week. The event which ran from March 14-18 at the Bay Gardens Resort was part of International Communications Technology Week activities and is being attended by delegates ...

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Super 6 cheque presentations

PRESS RELEASE – The air at SNL was filled with much excitement this morning. A double presentation took place where St. Lucia’s first two Super 6 winners for the year walked away with their large cheques and left us all smiling. Ms. Hannah Charlery won a jackpot of $240,000 on the numbers 01-03-12-21-24-27 on Mar. 1st 2016 (Ticket purchased at ...

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Courts branches to be closed for funeral

PRESS RELEASE – Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited, would like to inform the general public, that all Courts, Servitech and Optical stores will be closed from 12:30p.m. on Thursday 24th March 2016, to facilitate staff attendance at the funeral service of a colleague. The company would like to announce that operations will resume on Saturday 26th March 2016 at all of ...

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LIAT launches 60th anniversary logo competition

PRESS RELEASE – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, today launched a competition giving its employees and customers the opportunity to design its 60th anniversary logo. Head of Corporate Communications Desmond Brown said submissions should focus on the accomplishments LIAT has made in the last 60 years. Mr. Brown said the logo will be used on pins for employees and on LIAT ...

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Digicel releases latest version of ‘My Digicel’ app

PRESS RELEASE – Digicel today announced the release of the latest version (v5.34) of its ‘My Digicel’ app for Android smartphones, an interactive and user-friendly tool that allows customers to manage their overall mobile experience. The newly updated ‘My Digicel’ app boasts a whole host of new and amazing features including data and credit balance widget on the smartphone home ...

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WASCO issues reminder about system shutdown

PRESS RELEASE – The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to remind the public that on Tuesday (tomorrow) March 22, 2016, it will ‘shut-down’ the water supply from the John Compton Dam which serves the north of the island. This shut-down is to facilitate important maintenance and repair work on the raw water line of the John Compton Dam ...

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Digicel Springs ‘S7 Surprise’

PRESS RELEASE – Soca’s power couple, Fayon Lyons and Bunji Garlin, were happy to be the first in the Caribbean to be presented with the all-new, sleek Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone by Digicel. The presentation to the couple was made during their electrifying performance on stage inside the Mas Camp in Kingston, Jamaica, in front of thousands of excited socaphiles. Just ...

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National Farmers & General Workers Co-operative Credit Union launches website

PRESS RELEASE – National Farmers and General Workers Co-operative Credit Union Ltd (NF&GWCCU) is proud to announce the launching of our website! Our website is designed with a fresh, new streamline look and user-friendly interface. With the new website members and prospective members can benefit from online contents that are easy to navigate and share with others. Designed with the ...

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WASCO issues reminder about John Compton Dam shutdown

PRESS RELEASE – The Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to inform the public that it will be undertaking maintenance work on the raw water line from the John Compton Dam to Theobalds Treatment plant at Ciceron on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. This Maintenance work has become necessary due to new leaks on the raw water line. As a ...

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Female entrepreneurs to receive training in Digital Marketing

PRESS RELEASE – At least twenty female entrepreneurs will receive training in Digital Marketing under the Saint Lucian Women & Girls in ICT Campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services & Industry (SLCSI) in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP). The Women & Girls in ICT Campaign was developed as a ...

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NWU signs agreements with three companies

PRESS RELEASE – Three (3) companies, namely, A.S. Maraj Company Ltd., the  St. Lucia Workers’  Cooperative Credit Union along with the National Farmers & General Workers Cooperative Credit Union signed industrial agreements with the National Workers Union (NWU) today Thursday March 17, 2016. The official signing took place at the Department of Labour under the chairmanship of Mr. Andrew Quashie, ...

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Digicel expands Broadsoft platform of services

Digicel Group has announced that it is expanding its Broadsoft BroadWorks® platform and UC One® Unified Communications portfolio of services, which will see customers across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific region benefiting from world-class products and services. Digicel’s Cloud Telephony portfolio delivers an innovative IP and Cloud-based communications service offerings in multiple markets, including cloud PBX, unified communications and ...

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Unicomer St. Lucia recognize long service employees

PRESS RELEASE – On Friday 4th March 2016, thirty-four employees were awarded by Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the Company. The presentation ceremony was held in the Unicomer University Training Room, where they were addressed by the OECS Director of Human Capital, Mrs. Julie Dantzie, who reminded that the core success of ...

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SNL Facebook promotion still on

PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia National Lottery (SNL) Facebook promo is now into its second week. Don’t be shy… post those videos to win instant prizes.  Remember to qualify all you need to do is: Go to our website at www.stlucialotto.com Download our Lucky 3 jingle on your desktop or device Record yourself dancing to the jingle Upload the video ...

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Zandoli CEO responds to the dismissal of Mr. Williams

PRESS RELEASE – Zandoli would like to say thank you to Saint Lucians and all our supporters, at home and abroad for their support, questions, and advocacy. While we wish Mr. Williams had signed the petition that he so passionately advocated for, we are happy and proud that Zandoli has given him a voice and a purpose.  We wish him ...

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John Compton Dam shutdown put off until next week

The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has rescheduled a planned shutdown of the John Compton dam. The shutdown which was scheduled to take place today has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The shutdown is expected to begin at 5 a.m. and will affect water supply to the North of the island. This will allow the public more time to ...

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Chamber partners with Royal Bank of Canada in recognition of Int’l Women’s Day

PRESS RELEASE – If the RBC / St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinators were ever concerned that the response would have been meagre to an All-Female panel discussion, their fears were completely alleviated. The International Women’s Day Panel Discussion held on Thursday March 10th 2016 was a major success with scores of women turning out to the Women’s Day ...

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Franchise Celestial Self Development Centre acquires Franklin Covey Eastern Caribbean

PRESS RELEASE – In October 2015 the Franklin Covey Eastern Caribbean Franchise was acquired by Celestial Self Development Centre (CSDC) a full service Human Resource and Business Consultancy firm established in Saint Lucia since 2008. The initial offerings of programs which will be delivered by CSDC include 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Signature) delivered over 3 days; 5 Choices ...

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Du Boulay’s Bottling tops SMA Quality awards with 7 trophies

  PRESS RELEASE – Du Boulay’s Bottling Co. Ltd has emerged with the largest trophy haul in the 3rd Biennial St Lucia Manufacturers Association Quality Awards 2016. Its seven awards include four Diamonds, one Platinum along with the coveted Minister’s Award for Innovation and the highly prized Lawson Calderon Eco-Manufacturing Award. Managing Director of Du Boulay’s Bottling Company Ltd, Dunstan ...

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‘Butch’ Stewart to file US$143 million suit against Gleaner

PRESS RELEASE – The publication on The Gleaner’s website dated Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:21 p.m. in which The Gleaner published a report under the name: Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator, that the shares of businessman Gordon “Butch” Stewart in Gorstew have been frozen due to his failure to pay legal cost to the tune of $40 million Jamaican dollars ...

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CLICO’s last major asset in Saint Lucia sold

Saint Lucia Distillers Limited which is owned by CLICO Holdings has been sold, according to reports. A French group called GBH Groupe Bernard Hayot has secured ownership of the company. Reports are that the business was sold sometime last week at US$37 million. Thousands of CLICO Holdings policy holders are awaiting compensation, after their saving were lost. The United Workers ...

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Flow signs Shanta Prince as brand ambassador

PRESS RELEASE – Cable and Wireless’ residential brand, Flow, is saying “Hello” to the Caribbean. By endorsing the rising Soca Star Shanta Prince and making her hit song “Hello” the brand’s regional anthem, Flow is showing the Caribbean region that it is supporting our home-grown talent – and giving them more opportunities to display that talent for the whole world ...

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Petroleum product prices drop further

PRESS RELEASE – Consumers in Saint Lucia will be paying less for both gasoline and diesel as of Monday, March 14, 2016. This reduction is reflective of the CIF prices of products imported by the suppliers of petroleum products during the review period. Gasoline will be sold for $0.43 less, at $9.25 per gallon. Diesel will be sold for $0.28 ...

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ServiTech shows respect to slain employee

PRESS RELEASE – The public is hereby informed that Servitech – your authorized Service centre for the world’s leading brands –located on the Vide Boutielle Highway will be closed today Monday 14th March, in a show of respect for the unfortunate passing of our friend & employee, Mr Francis Cyrillien. Normal business hours will resume tomorrow Tuesday 15th March. The ...

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‘March Madness’ in store activity at Courts a huge success!

PRESS RELEASE – Courts St. Lucia launched the company’s primary promotion for the month of March dubbed “March Madness”. The promotion which is characterized by amazing deals on selected items across the store will see customers paying absolutely “Nothing Down and Nothing to Pay until Mother’s Day.” As part of this very exciting promotion, the company has announced plans to ...

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