Finance/Business

Saint Lucian becomes Global Culture Ambassador in Taiwan

(PRESS RELEASE) – A Saint Lucian student in Taiwan has secured the title of Global Culture Ambassador in Taiwan. Ms. Louise George, who is a fluent Chinese (Mandarin) speaker has lived in Taiwan for over four years and is in her final year of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology and Fisheries Science at National Keelung University. She emerged as ...

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Gov’t breaks ground for WASCO’s headquarters despite MP’s cold shoulder

(SNO) – The government has broked ground for WASCO’s new headquarters in Vieux Fort despite concerns raised by Member of Parliament for Vieux Fort North, Dr. Kenny Anthony. Anthony had declined an invitation to attend the ground breaking ceremony, which took place last Friday afternoon, saying he had not seen any drawing for the proposed building submitted to the Development ...

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NWU saves 100 CARIMAN jobs

(PRESS RELEASE) – After months of tripartite conversations which included the National Workers Union (NWU), GOWANDA LLC has purchased all the assets of Caribbean Manufacturing Ltd (CARIMAN). CARIMAN Ltd has operated in the Vieux Fort Industrial Free Zone for about forty (40) years and has a work force of one hundred (100) workers which include line staff and Management. The ...

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Republic Financial Holdings Limited records US$5.5 million in first quarter profits

(PRESS RELEASE) – The President of Republic FinancialHoldings Limited (RFHL), Nigel Baptiste, announced today a profit attributable to shareholders of US$55.8 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2019, an increase of US$3.48 million or 6.7% over the corresponding period last year. Mr. Baptiste, in announcing the results said, “Total assets stood at US$15.24 billion at December 31, 2019, an ...

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Fond St. Jacques Development Committee holds second strategic planning workshop

(PRESS RELEASE) – On January 29th, the Fond St. Jacques Development Committee held a strategic planning workshop at the Resource Centre in Fond St. Jacques. The initiative, facilitated by former Permanent Secretary Mr. Sylvester Clausell, was geared towards helping clarify the overall vision and purpose of sustainable tourism interventions in the Fond St. Jacques watershed. The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation ...

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E-Government and the private sector a Chamber encounter

(PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture announces the first Encounter in its 2020 Chamber Encounter Series. Using the Chamber Encounter platform affords members the opportunity to be updated on critical developments affecting business, while making inputs into the positions and perspectives of the organization on these vital matters. Moreover, in an intimate members’ only ...

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Rendezvous Cares to host Dine in the Dark

(PRESS RELEASE) – Rendezvous Cares, in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association will, on Valentines Day, host Dine in the Dark—an exquisite Valentine’s Sensory Gourmet Dinner. In that regard, a press conference on the Dine in the Dark initiative will be held for media personnel, to help tell the story of this unique experience. The event will require ...

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A new framework for EU-CARIFORUM cooperation in Intellectual Property

(PRESS RELEASE) – High ranking officials of the Intellectual Property Offices of CARIFORUM States and the CARIFORUM Directorate met with representatives of the European Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), on 27th January 2020 in Bridgetown, Barbados, to solidify their cooperation in the field of intellectual property (IP) for the years to come. The main output of ...

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Invest Saint Lucia and Itelbpo Smart Solutions sign MOU

(PRESS RELEASE) – Itelbpo Smart Solutions was founded in 2012 in Jamaica. Nearly eight years later, it is now a global business, and the region’s largest home-grown business process outsourcer. The company is running eight facilities in four countries namely Jamaica, The Bahamas, Mexico and the USA. On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 itelbpo Founder and Chairman, Mr Yoni Epstein signed ...

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St Lucia photographer inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

(PRESS RELEASE) – Internationally acclaimed St Lucia Photographer Kirk Elliott recently saw his St Lucia Photo Tour inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. Elliott created the St Lucia Photo Tour in 2014 and this unique and novel visitor experience went on to win TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for five (5) consecutive years and as a consequence earned the prestigious ...

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Sandals Foundation becomes Platinum Sponsor of St Lucia Animal Protection Society

(PRESS RELEASE) – Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor for the Saint Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS), a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for sick and abandoned dogs in St Lucia. As a new Platinum Sponsor, Sandals Foundation will provide an annual financial contribution of over EC$9,000 to the St ...

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Fiscal Incentives Act amended

(GIS) – The Fiscal Incentives Act is the primary legislation governing the award of incentives to manufacturing, service or processing industries. Fiscal incentives were introduced to facilitate local and foreign investment in the productive sector of the economy. In its current format, the Act offers a range of incentives to manufacturing entities including tax holidays up to a maximum of ...

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Invest Saint Lucia scores major successes in 2019 and expects more investments in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) – 2019 turned out to be a good year for Saint Lucia with regards to economic development, largely thanks to Invest Saint Lucia’s effective negotiations with several local and foreign investors that resulted in new business ventures being established here. ISL is now gearing up for more big wins on the investment front, a number of which are ...

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NHC responds to alleged non-payment of January 2020 Salaries

(PRESS RELEASE) – Below is the full statement from NHC: To whom it may concern, Re: alleged nonpayment of January 2020 Salaries I would like to clarify a statement made by the NWU to various media houses on their investigation which presumably implicates me an NHC signatory in unethical and non-transparent behavior. In light of the Industrial Action taking place ...

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Unicomer and NWU negotiations at deadlock

(PRESS RELEASE) – Industrial negotiations between the Management of UNICOMER St. Lucia Limited and the National Workers Union (NWU) have reached deadlock. The parties began negotiations months ago. While tremendous strides have been made as evidenced in agreement on some fringe benefits, and that is encouraging, the hitch surrounds general wage increases for employees. During the talks thus far, the ...

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LUCELEC Sans Souci office closed for maintenance

(PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) office at Sans Souci closed on Monday, January 27, 2020 for urgent maintenance. The work is expected to span the remainder of this week. LUCELEC apologies to its customers for the closure and reminds them of the several other options available to ensure they are not unduly inconvenienced. Customers can ...

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Alleged non-payment of salaries to NHC staff being investigated

(PRESS RELEASE) – Employees of the Saint Lucia National Housing Corporation (SLNHC) made a disclosure to their Union, the National Workers Union (NWU) that they have not received their wages/salaries for the month of January 2020. The NWU undertook an investigation and notes with interest that someone seems to have cleaned the Housing Corporation’s account by paying Board members who ...

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PCD debuts Dewar’s 8-year old Caribbean Smooth Scotch Whisky in Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Peter and Company Distribution, Saint Lucia’s largest distributor of wines and spirits is proud to be among the first of Dewar’s Caribbean Partners to launch Dewar’s 8-year old Caribbean Smooth Scotch Whisky in the English-Speaking Caribbean. Dewar’s 8-year old Caribbean Smooth is the first in a line of innovative flavored whiskies finished in rum casks to be ...

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Henley & Partners discusses Sovereign Equity at Davos

(PRESS RELEASE) – Henley & Partners was delighted to take part in a Davos panel discussion during this week’s World Economic Forum, which considered innovation between the individual and the sovereign state, and the benefits that can be created through investment migration programs. Chairman Dr. Christian H. Kaelin built on the concept of sovereign equity, which he introduced at Davos ...

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SLBWA holds inaugural evening of appreciation

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) has inducted into its Hall of Fame two individuals who have given sterling service to the non-profit organization. This honour was presented to the Executive Director of the SLBWA Mr. Anthony Avril who is well-known for his life-long record of service and dedication to the advancement of the cause of ...

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Saint Lucia National Trade Facilitation Roadmap

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are presently hosting a workshop for Saint Lucia’s National Trade Facilitation Committee, from Jan. 20 to 24, 2020, at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet. The objective of this UNCTAD Empowerment ...

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Super 6 just got bigger with more money to the jackpot

(PRESS RELEASE) – Super 6 players are in for some exciting news. Not only will the Jackpot grow faster but more money will be allocated to make it bigger in a shorter period, how’s that for exciting news? Super 6 is played throughout the islands of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Grenada, St. Lucia and Dominica, twice weekly; Tuesdays and ...

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Family hotel in St Lucia helps family islands in Bahamas

(PRESS RELEASE) – Bay Gardens Resorts, the St. Lucia owned- and -managed hotel group, delivered the proceeds of its recent fundraising efforts to help the people of The Abacos and Grand Bahama recover from the devastating effects of last year’s Hurricane Dorian. Responding to the joint call by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Bahamas Hotel and Tourism ...

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Sandals Resorts International named Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand for the 27th consecutive year amongst other esteemed accolades

(PRESS RELEASE) – Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards on Monday night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony held at the beautiful Sandals Royal Bahamian, reaffirming its position as the undisputed all-inclusive leader in the Caribbean. The World Travel Awards™ is known globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence across the travel and tourism ...

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Saint Lucia benefits from support to National Utilities Regulatory Commission

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia has received support from the U.S. Department of State, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to the United States, Anton Edmunds. Ambassador Edmunds noted that a request fielded by the Department of External Affairs for assistance for Saint Lucia’s National Utility Regulatory Commission (NURC), ...

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Signing of the CARIFICO agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Signing Ceremony for “The Project for Strengthening Sustainable Use and Management of Coastal Fisheries Resource in CARICOM Countries” between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of Saint Lucia, was held at 11:30 am on Friday, 17 January 2020 at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives. The overall goal ...

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Internal fault triggers system shut down

(PRESS RELEASE) – The island experienced a total electrical system shutdown at approximately 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21. The power outage was caused by a major internal fault at the Cul De Sac power station. The fault triggered the protection systems at the power station, resulting in a total System shutdown. After the faulted zone was isolated, appropriate checks ...

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Prime Minister meets with Caribbean Development Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) – Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet is currently in Barbados meeting with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President, Dr. William Warren Smith. The purpose of the one-day meeting is to discuss the Millennium Highway and West Coast Road Rehabilitation Project and other financing from CDB to the Government of Saint Lucia. The upgraded roads are expected to ...

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Saint Lucian industries show great export successes worldwide with the assistance of Export Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Government of Saint Lucia through Export Saint Lucia continued in 2019 to support the development of the island’s Industries. CEO of Export Saint Lucia Ms. Sunita Daniel reported that the Agency sought to develop these businesses through innovation and creativity, thereby positively impacting their bottom line and ability to create and sustain employment. In 2019, Export ...

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St. Lucian wins trip to Spain from Magnum Tonic Wine

(PRESS RELEASE) – Magnum Tonic Wine, one of the Caribbean’s most popular drink brands, known for its vigor and vibrancy, has announced that a St. Lucian, Ms. Sherma Joseph is the grand prize winner of its regional ‘Win a Trip to Spain’ promotion which ran from November 16 2019. The lucky winner and her guest Ernilius Bennett will have a ...

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ECCB hosts 4th Growth and Resilience Dialogue with Social Partners

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in collaboration with Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and The World Bank, will be hosting the 4th Growth and Resilience Dialogue with Social Partners on 13 February 2020 at the ECCB Headquarters in St. Kitts and Nevis. ​​​​​​​The general public is invited to view the live stream of the ...

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Imports from the OECS, Haiti and Belize to attract zero percent tariff rate

(GIS) – A decision by CARICOM is set to benefit less developed countries (LDCs) of CARICOM including Saint Lucia. Under Article 164, manufacturers among the LDCs now have the advantage of producing certain products at a cheaper rate, as compared to those from More Developed Countries (MDCs). The Article came into effect on January 1, after the Ministry of Commerce, ...

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UNESCO IPDC opens new project submission cycle

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to announce the UNESCO IPDC Call for Project Proposals. The IPDC is designed to mobilise the international community in promoting media development in developing countries. ELIGIBILITY: Projects will be considered only if submitted by the following entities:  Editorially-independent media organisations.  Professional associations of media workers.  ...

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The Royal St Lucia Police and Allied Services Credit Union launches its second annual Strategic Business Symposium

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Credit Union’s vision is to be the lender of first resort for its members. This will be achieved by the provision of sound financial services and advice that will enhance their family’s socio-economic development. In order for the credit union to realize this vision, it must understand its members needs. Additionally, its operational practices must be ...

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New Year’s Message from the President of CSA – Cyprian Montrope

(PRESS RELEASE) – My dear Members and staff of the St. Lucia Civil Service Association. I trust that all of you had a joyous season. I know that last year, we went through many battles but we remained strong. May God bless all of you with good health, prosperity, wealth and the will to go on notwithstanding any obstacles that ...

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Bill Mortley Photography named winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

(PRESS RELEASE) – Bill Mortley Photography was announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. A leader in the global wedding planning industry, WeddingWire continues its celebration of local wedding vendors with the announcement of its twelfth ...

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Signing ceremonies for two Grassroots Projects in Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Signing Ceremonies for two Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) will be held in Saint Lucia on Thursday 16 January 2020. Both projects, selected for funding under Japan’s fiscal year 2019, are expected to benefit the recipient organizations as well as the communities in which they are located. The first ceremony will be held ...

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Gov’t announces goodwill and brand ambassadors

(SNO) – The government of Saint Lucia has named a number of citizens as the island’s brand and goodwill ambassadors. The list was announced on Monday morning by Culture Minister, Fortuna Belrose at the pre-cabinet briefing. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet pointed to the importance of recognizing outstanding Saint Lucians. “It is important for us to continue to recognize outstanding Saint ...

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Three participate in U.S. State Department sponsored program on Volunteerism and Civic Action

(PRESS RELEASE) – Recognized as emerging leaders in civil society and for their work in the field of volunteerism, Dominican Loftus Durand, St. Lucian Ekiema Yarde, and St. Kitts and Nevis national P’Della’P Stanley, are currently in the United States participating in the U.S. Department of State sponsored International Visitor Leader Program (IVLP), themed “Volunteerism and Civic Action.” The program, ...

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Fuel price adjustments

(PRESS RELEASE) – The public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of kerosene and diesel has changed. The retail price of gasoline, LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders remains unchanged. The price changes take effect from Monday, January 13, ...

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Ministry of Commerce press conference on Article 164

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs will, next week, host a press conference to discuss the extended Article 164 regime of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. Saint Lucia, like other CARICOM member states, continues to give support to its local manufacturing sector through various regimes such as the implementation of the ...

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Styrofoam and plastics phase-out reminder

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Sustainable Development is reminding the general public of the phased approach to reduce single-use plastic which took effect on August 1st, 2019. This phased approach is enforced by the Styrofoam and Plastics (Prohibition) Act No. 22 of 2019 enacted August 1, 2019, which supports a ban on the importation of All Styrofoam and selected ...

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Tourist Accommodation Fee discussions continue

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) continues discussion with the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Finance with regard to the logistics of the implementation of a new head tax regime, referred to as a tourist accommodation fee. As a recent press release from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) stated, such a head tax/ ...

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Achieve your highest priorities and find deeper fulfillment in your professional and personal lives

(PRESS RELEASE) – FranklinCovey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity® solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. This solution, supported by neuroscience research and years of experience, not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. FranklinCovey East Caribbean, ...

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L’Express des Îles to suspend operations due to heavy seas

(SNO) – L’Express des Îles will be suspending all operations between Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and Saint Lucia due to heavy swells and dangerous seas. The suspension will be in effect between January 10 and 14. A resumption of schedule is expected for Wednesday, January 15 if sea conditions allow. The company said that the schedule between Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante will ...

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Junior Achievement St. Lucia garners support of DASH Colour Run Inc.

(PRESS RELEASE) – DASH Colour Run Executives, Mr. Aberra Larcher, Mrs. Dione Marshall and Mr. Akim Larcher met with Junior Achievement (JA) Executive Director Ms. Agnella Joseph on 18th December, 2019 to discuss possible collaboration for the upcoming annual DASH Colour Run Event scheduled for March 1st, 2020. Subsequent to serving as a volunteer and teaching the Junior Achievement Global ...

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PCD and NWU start industrial negotiations

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Management of Peter & Company Distribution (PCD) and the National Workers Union (NWU) have begun industrial negotiations. The parties have reviewed the Memorandum of Proposals submitted by the National Workers Union which deals with salaries, fringe benefits and other areas pertaining to improved conditions of work. So far two (2) meetings have been held with a ...

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Finance for Non-Finance Managers: A 3 day workshop

(PRESS RELEASE) – Every key person in Business should understand and be able to communicate and share important accounting fundamentals. They should be able to use the information produced by their accounts department to make the optimal decisions for their firm. Yet not every person with management responsibility has a strong background in accounting and finance and feels comfortable with ...

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Republic Bank hamper presentation to the Salvation Army

(PRESS RELEASE) – In the spirit of giving and assisting the less fortunate, the staff of Republic Bank’s Castries branch continued their five-year tradition of preparing hampers for the Salvation Army. The Bank matched funds raised by staff to purchase the items for the hampers which were presented to the Salvation Army on December 23, 2019 at the Banking Hall ...

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SMA applauds the Government of St Lucia for the implementation of Article 164 to support local manufacturers

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Executive and Members of the St. Lucia Manufacturers Association would like to thank the Government of Saint Lucia, for working with its members and CARICOM on the implementation of Article 164. This will assist our members who produce the seventeen items covered under this regime to continue enhancing their businesses in an effort to increase their ...

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Corporate name change for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers (St. Lucia) Limited

(PRESS RELEASE) – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced that it has renamed its St. Lucia-based operations to Gallagher Insurance Brokers (St. Lucia) Limited and will now be known as Gallagher. Gallagher will continue to provide customized insurance solutions and best-in-class customer service, and there will be no change to the terms of contracts with insurers, vendors or business ...

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Contract signed for World Bank-financed Micoud Wellness Center

(SNO) – A contract has been signed and works are expected to begin on the Micoud Wellness Center within days. The contract was signed Tuesday afternoon. “This is a project which is well overdue and had previously started in 1992 when then Prime Minister Sir John Compton initiated this much needed facility,” Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said. He explained that ...

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Know your Labour Act

(PRESS RELEASE) – Labour law delineates responsibilities and privileges of workers and employers. These laws are designed to maintain employee safety, health, happiness and satisfaction, which when present, all tend to yield a more productive work environment. Within this context, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is pleased to announce a one-day workshop designed to make attendees ...

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International company Belize Virtual Center Ltd to present at Startup Huddle St. Lucia in February 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) – One of Belize’s fastest growing service companies has been selected to present at STARTUP HUDDLE ST. LUCIA on February 12th 2020. Founders Mike Montenegro, his wife Janine Montenegro, and their employee Gian Xiu of Belize Virtual Center Ltd. ,will be spending one week in St. Lucia, with the goal of presenting to the local Entrepreneurial Community at ...

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ECCO settles wrongful dismissal case with its former Chief Executive Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) – Steve Etienne was fired from his position as CEO of the music copyright society, the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights (ECCO) by letter dated 14th December 2017. In that letter signed by then Chairman of the Board, Mr Martin James the main reason given for the dismissal of Mr Etienne (who built and developed the ...

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Saint Lucia to effect Article 164 in Jan 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs wishes to advise the public of the impending implementation of a CARICOM-wide initiative to enable the growth and development of the less developed countries (LDCs) of CARICOM. The regional initiative (which Saint Lucia is seeking to implement effective Jan. 1, 2020), is Article 164 of ...

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Dlivabox launches islandwide grocery delivery service

(PRESS RELEASE) — Dlivabox.com, St.Lucia’s online grocery retailer that delivers home essentials, baby and health supplies announced today that it’s grocery delivery service is now available islandwide. The service which was previously available in the Southern to Northern part of the island is now available islandwide. To date, over more than 150 St.Lucian’s have enjoyed the savings and convenience that ...

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Saint Lucia/Taiwan trade show resulted in growth of local businesses — commerce minister

(SNO) — The 12th annual Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Trade Show has resulted in the growth and expansion of a number of businesses on the island, Minister for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Bradly Felix has said. The show was one of many activities held by his ministry in 2019. “The ministry in partnership with the Embassy of ...

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First Citizens Investment Services and NWU complete industrial negotiations

(PRESS RELEASE) – Industrial negotiations between the Management of First Citizens Investment Services Ltd and the National Workers Union (NWU) have been satisfactorily completed. Clerical, technical and sales agents employed with the financial institution will in Year One receive one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) on their monthly salaries along with retroactive payments effective from January 1, 2019. Going forward ...

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St Lucia ”Starr” treatment at Bay Gardens Beach Resort

(PRESS RELEASE) – St. Lucia’s locally-owned and -operated Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa and Dermalogics Aesthetics Medical Clinic, a medical aesthetic company, recently pampered emerging R&B/Soul artist Lucki Starr with their world-class proprietary treatments during her first trip to the island. The U.S.-based artist and her family spent six nights at the award-wining resort, at the invitation of Dr. ...

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Implementation of the extended Article 164 Regime of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs wishes to advise members of the general public of the impending implementation of a CARICOM wide initiative to enable the growth and development of the Less Developed Countries of CARICOM. This regional initiative which Saint Lucia is seeking to implement effective January 1st, 2020 is ...

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Soufriere FM gives back for Christmas 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) – The S.R.D.F has been engaged in an exercise of benevolence, which is synonymous with this time of year. On Christmas Eve, the staff of the radio station, 88.5 Soufriere FM along with their colleagues of the Corporate Communications department visited different areas within Soufriere, mainly the less fortunate, to spread some genuine cheer by handing out gifts. ...

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Head Tax set to take effect from 1st April 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) – The SLHTA Secretariat wishes to advise members that further to a discussion between the Honorable Minister for Tourism and SLHTA CEO, it has been brought to our attention that the Accommodation Head Tax, set to be implemented on 1st April 2020 will be charged to guests at check-in. This model is designed to ease the impact of ...

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Sagicor supports Ministry Hamper Drive

(PRESS RELEASE) – With Christmas just around the corner, Sagicor stepped in this weekend to support the Annual Hamper Drive led by the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment. The items in the hampers were purchased with cash and in-kind donations from the Sagicor team across its offices in St Lucia and donated on Monday 23rd December ...

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SRDF annual staff awards and dinner

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation held its Annual Staff Awards and Dinner on Thursday, 12th November, 2019, at the Beacon Restaurant. The event was organized to help recognize staff members who had made exceptional contributions towards aiding the organization in achieving its mandate. As such, various awards were presented to individuals who had been meticulously selected following ...

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