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Finance/Business

Bonus bubble islandwide today!

  (PRESS RELEASE) – TODAY, Friday, October 26th 2018, our mobile customers can enjoy BONUS credit on Saint Lucia’s fastest and most reliable network. ALL prepaid mobile users get double double their normal credit with an islandwide Double Bubble. To take advantage, all you need to do is Top Up $10.00 or more, and you will be given twice the ...

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Invest St Lucia calls for expressions of interest for investment-ready projects

  (PRESS RELEASE) – Invest Saint Lucia recently put out a call for expressions of interest (EOIs) from the private sector in relation to business proposals, project concepts or products that are available for investment. According to Manager for Investment Promotion and Fulfilment, Alana Lansiquot-Brice, this EOI is being presented to increase the participation of the local, private sector in ...

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WASCO update on system fault

(PRESS RELEASE) – Following up from our Press Release sent earlier today, the Water and Sewerage Company Inc WASCO wishes to inform the public that a system fault discovered at the Theobalds Treatment Plant today October 25th 2018 has been repaired. Subsequent testing and monitoring throughout the day have revealed that the water quality has returned to normal. WASCO regrets ...

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Saint Lucia Fire Service increases ambulance fleet by three

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Fire Service has reiterated its commitment to continually enhance its standard of service delivery to the public. Its most recent show of unwavering commitment has been demonstrated via the procurement of three new Toyota 2018 Hiace (Diesel Engine) ambulances that are already equipped with Emergency Medical Equipment. The three spanking new ambulances will comprise ...

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CIBC Trust Company appoints new Managing Director

(PRESS RELEASE) – CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited has announced the appointment of Perry A. Rolle to the position of Managing Director. Perry is a career banking professional with over 25 years of experience in the sector. Over the years, he has worked in a number of senior roles in both the Operations and the Fiduciary arms of the business. ...

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System failure at Theobalds Treatment Plant

(PRESS RELEASE) – A system failure discovered at the Theobalds Treatment plant on the evening of October 24th 2018, has impacted distribution to some areas in the north of the island. The situation resulted in the distribution of turbid water to domestic and commercial clients in certain parts of the north due to a fault on the chemical line. The ...

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Bay Gardens saves on plastics to save St Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Bay Gardens Resorts will phase out the use of plastic by November 2018 in favor of biodegradable vessels and utensils made from wood, paper, compostable plastic and sugar cane bagasse. The resort chain’s reduction of its carbon footprint follows increased global awareness of the harm plastic litter causes. Over a year ago, the company began to reduce ...

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Saint Lucia among top 10 in GCPI

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia has secured the 9th position globally and 4th regionally in the recently released Henley & Partners Global Citizenship Program Index (GCPI). The annual report, now in its 4th edition, provides a systematic analysis and comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most important investment migration programs and has become the industry gold standard for this type of ...

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Sandals Foundation donates US$50,000 to relief efforts in T&T

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International has noted with alarm the terrible flooding situation in Trinidad and Tobago which has left so many families in dire need of basic items. Like so many others who have responded in this time of need, we intend to do our part to help ease the burden ...

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The work of leadership is change

(PRESS RELEASE) – On Thursday October 18 2018, the Producer and Service Co-operatives Sector in Saint Lucia ended a four day workshop (Monday 15- Thursday 18) at the National Skills Development Center in Vieux Fort on the subject of Leadership and Governance. Some thirty nine (39) individuals who are members of boards, supervisory committee, staff of the Department of Co-operatives ...

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U.S. Consular Officer to hold appointments for U.S. citizens in St. Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit St. Lucia from Tuesday, November 6, to Thursday, November 8, 2018. The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA). ...

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LIAT shareholders and stakeholders updated on airline restructuring

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet joined Prime Minister of Saint Vincent Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Grenada’s Hon. Keith Mitchell, Barbados’ Hon. Mia Amor Mottley and Antigua and Barbuda’s Hon. Gaston Browne, for an update on the Technical Committee Report on the Restructuring of the LIAT on Monday 22nd October 2018 at the Argyle International Airport in ...

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NWU proposes ‘putting money on the road for Christmas’

(PRESS RELEASE) – The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to Mr. Vern Gill, Chairman of the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) on the present status of negotiations between Government and the National Workers Union. These negotiations between the parties are on behalf of workers employed with Government in the following categories: Non-establishment; Daily paid, Constituency Councils, Watchmen, Cleaners, Cooks… The ...

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Malta and Austria are home to the world’s best investment migration programs

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Malta Individual Investor Program is the world’s top citizenship-by-investment program and the Austria Private Residence Program is the world’s top residence-by-investment program, according to the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2018–2019 report, released today by global residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners. The annual report, now in its 4th edition, provides a systematic analysis ...

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Saint Lucia improves it’s score in global passport power ranking

(PRESS RELEASE) – According to the latest results of the Henley Passport Index, Saint Lucia has climbed from 142 in Q3 to 146 , ranking 3rd in the Eastern Caribbean region and 31st worldwide. On the whole, Eastern Caribbean countries far outperform their peers in the greater Caribbean region: Jamaica, for example, is ranked 61st, Dominican Republic is ranked 75th, ...

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Celestial Self Development Centre to host FranklinCovey Executive Breakfast Meeting in St Kitts

(PRESS RELEASE) – Brice Roberts Business Consulting Services, a company in St. Kitts, in conjunction with Celestial Self Development Centre (CSDC), Training & Consultancy Company and Franchise owner of FranklinCovey East Caribbean will be hosting an Executive Breakfast Meeting on Thursday 01st November 2018, at Ocean Terrace Inn in Basseterre, St. Kitts from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting ...

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IMF says recovery in Caribbean has lost momentum

(CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its “Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere” has marked down its growth forecasts for Latin America and the Caribbean to 1.2 percent in 2018 and 2.2 percent in 2019, from the May 2018 forecasts of 2.0 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively. “The moderating recovery is underpinned by divergent growth outcomes across ...

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Diplomat warns region to be prepared for OECD “blacklisting”

(CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders is warning Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to be prepared to be blacklisted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over their citizenship by investment (CBI) and resident by investment (RBI) schemes. Sir Sanders, who is also his country’s top diplomat at the Organisation of ...

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Harris Paints supports sector with training and new resource

(PRESS RELEASE) – In the approach to Christmas, just as the island’s contractors and painters are pressed to get properties holiday ready for the peak season, Harris Paints introduces a new resource to help professionals easily identify recommended paint systems to effectively coat almost any surface, in any condition. The quick reference guide known as the ‘A-Z of Painting’ was ...

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UWI to confer honorary doctorate on the CCJ President

(PRESS RELEASE) – In an acknowledgement of his sterling contribution to Caribbean jurisprudence, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The conferral ceremony will take place on the Cave Hill Campus on Saturday, 20th October 2018 ...

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Hummingbird Beach project moving ahead after financial difficulties

(SNO) — The Hummingbird Beach Enhancement project in Soufriere, which commenced in January 2018, and was expected to be completed within three months, is now behind schedule due to financial difficulties. However, according to the senior project officer at the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), Malcolm Mathurin, the project is expected to be completed by next month. “The project is ...

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OECD blacklists Saint Lucia, other Caribbean countries with CBI programs

(SNO) — The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has blacklisted Saint Lucia and a number of other Caribbean countries with Citizenship by Investment Programs, saying they threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion. The OECD blacklisted 21 jurisdictions in a report released on Tuesday after it said it had analysed over 100 Citizenship By Investment (CBI)/Residency By Investment ...

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Pitch Presentation and Business Development Workshop for Startup Huddle St. Lucia presenters a success

(PRESS RELEASE) – SLUDTERA would like to inform interested persons in the Entrepreneurial and business community in St. Lucia, the Caribbean and Latin America, that the Pitch Presentation and Business Development Workshop for Startup Huddle St. Lucia presenters a success for facilitators. The workshop was held on Wednesday October 17th 2018, from 9 am to 4:30 pm (AST), at the ...

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St Lucia among OECD blacklist of countries with ‘golden passport’ schemes

(THE GUARDIAN) – A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank. Three European countries – Malta, Monaco and Cyprus – are among those nations flagged as operating high-risk schemes that sell either residency or citizenship in a report released on Tuesday by ...

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ECCB Governor named Central Bank Governor of the Year, Caribbean

(PRESS RELEASE) – Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Timothy N. J. Antoine has been named Central Bank Governor of the Year, Caribbean by GlobalMarkets. GlobalMarkets is the featured newspaper for the meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. GlobalMarkets recognises the accomplishments of the ...

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Saint Lucian Ryan Matthew promoted to Sandals Resorts Jamaica

(PRESS RELEASE) – Sandals Resorts International is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Matthew to the post of Director, Human Resources at Sandals Resorts International (SRI), effective October 1, 2018. His new position will see him holding responsibility and oversight for SRI’s entire Human Resources portfolio, encompassing all resorts on all islands. After a successful career in ...

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Department of the Public Service undertakes employee survey in preparation for EDRMS roll out

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) a joint venture between Taiwan and Saint Lucia has been live within the Department of the Public Service (one of five pilot agencies) since 2016, based on an ICT cooperation Agreement. In an effort to understand how users interact with the system and in preparation for a roll out ...

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President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan meets Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet

(PRESS RELEASE) – President Tsai Ing-wen met with Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on the morning of October 9. In her remarks, the president emphasized that Taiwan will actively encourage outstanding engineering firms in Taiwan to participate in infrastructure projects in Saint Lucia based on the “mutual assistance for mutual benefits” principle to promote Saint Lucia’s national development and ...

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Dominican Government officials tour Caribbean Grains in Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Last Saturday, 13th October 2018, preceding World Food Day celebrations in Saint Lucia at Fond D’Or and the official World Food Day celebrations across the globe, a contingent of government officials from The Commonwealth of Dominica were treated to an extensive tour of the Caribbean Grains Feed Mill Facility in the free zone, and the Flour Mill ...

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Royal St. Lucia Police and Allied Services Co-operative Credit Union observes International Credit Union Day

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Royal St. Lucia Police and Allied Services Co-operative Credit Union joins the rest of the world in the observance of the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union day. International Credit Union day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement and will be observed on October 18th 2018. The day recognizes and reflects upon the ...

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Prime Ministerial delegation in Taiwan

(PRESS RELEASE) – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, has welcomed his successful visit to Taiwan, which has given a tremendous boost to Taiwan St Lucia relations. His five-member delegation that included Minister Guy Joseph, which was in Taiwan from the 7th to the 10th October 2018. Along with President Abdo Benítez of Paraguay and Sir Tapley Seaton, the Governor General of ...

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Bonus bubble islandwide this Thursday!

(PRESS RELEASE) – This Thursday, our mobile customers are going to enjoy BONUS credit on Saint Lucia’s fastest and most reliable network. This Thursday, October 18th 2018, ALL prepaid mobile users get double double their normal credit with an islandwide Double Bubble. To take advantage, all you need to do is Top Up $10.00 or more, and you will be ...

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Massy Stores serves breakfast to Marchand school for “World Food Day 2018”

(PRESS RELEASE) – Massy Stores joined forces with the Common Wealth Youth Peace Ambassadors (CYPAN) to celebrate “World food day with the staff and students of the Marchand Combined School, by providing breakfast to that educational institution. This year’s theme for World Food day is Zero Hunger and CYPAN chose to celebrate the day with the initiative themed “No Child ...

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WASCO needs your help

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Water and Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO) is encouraging customers and the general public to participate in a public survey that is set to launch on October 12th 2018. The survey which allows customers to remain anonymous, seeks to find out public views on the quality of WASCO’s services. The survey can be completed in ten minutes, ...

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Coconut Bay Resort moves to skip plastic straws as part of its “Skip the Straw to Save a Turtle” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) – As part of broader plan to transition away from plastic and Styrofoam disposables and a commitment to sea turtle conservation, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has launched the “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” initiative. The campaign forms part of an overall commitment to achieve total withdrawal of plastic straws property wide by 1st December, 2018. ...

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Made in Paradise recognition matter settled

(PRESS RELEASE) – A recognition claim between the Management of Made in Paradise and the National Workers Union (NWU) was settled today. Garment workers employed with the company voted in a Secret Ballot Poll undertaken by officials of the Department of Labour on Tuesday October 16, 2018. Over seventy-nine percent (79%) of the employees voted in favour of having their ...

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Digicel operationally ready and looks forward to the launch of Local Number Portability

(PRESS RELEASE) – “We have been anticipating the day St. Lucians can freely be a part of their telecommunications network of choice and don’t have to give up that number that means so much to them,” said Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer Siobhan James- Alexander, following the recent announcement by the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) of Local Number Portability (LNP) ...

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Sandals Overdrive hailed as major success

(PRESS RELEASE) – The annual Sandals Overdrive North American and Caribbean Tour came to a successful close, having touched down in over 21 cities including Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Long Island, Toronto and Montreal. In the Caribbean, the Overdrive event visited Barbados, after previous stops in Jamaica, Grenada, and Saint Lucia. These events are designed to showcase not only ...

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Massy Stores visits Caribbean Grains Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Massy Stores employees from the Deli department were welcomed into Caribbean Grains Flour Mill’s Training Facility last Friday 12th October. The team which comprised of staff members from the La Tourney and New Dock supermarkets, were exposed to the cutting-edge facility within the Flour Mill compound, and received hands on training spearheaded by renowned Baker, Chef Ali ...

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Parkland Corporation to acquire 75% of SOL

(BERNEWS) — Canada’s Parkland Fuel Corporation and SOL Limited have entered into an agreement which will result in Parkland acquiring 75% of SOL Limited for US $1.21 billion. Parkland President and CEO Bob Espey said, “The addition of SOL will extend our global supply reach and enable us to continue to build our supply advantage to benefit our entire business. With its ...

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NWU to request ‘lump sum’ payment before Christmas 2018 for all gov’t workers

(PRESS RELEASE) — The National Workers Union (NWU) was given a mandate by forty-five Shop Stewards who attended a meeting with the Leadership of the NWU at the Union’s office on Friday October 12, 2018. The Shop Stewards were representing Government Daily Paid non Established, Constituency Councils, Watchmen and Hospitals. The Shop Stewards voted unanimously for the NWU to approach ...

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Saint Lucia Chamber members explore pension plan proposal

(PRESS RELEASE) — The possibility for Chamber Members to offer their valued staff an opportunity to participate in an affordable Pension Plans to supplement existing National Insurance Provisions was discussed and explored by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday October 10th, 2018 over Breakfast at Bay Gardens Hotel. A proposal to create a Multi-Employer Pension Plan by the ...

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Majestic Industries payments to employees still unsettled

(PRESS RELEASE) – The National Workers Union (NWU) has for the third time written to Hon. Stephenson King, Minister of Labour on behalf of former workers employed with Majestic Industries Limited. The NWU first submitted, in November 2016, a petition signed by the former employees to Minister King seeking his intervention in having this matter resolved. Reminders dated February 2017 ...

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Flow TV adds Asian Pack

(PRESS RELEASE) – Flow Digital TV customers across Saint Lucia now have additional entertainment options for their enjoyment, with the addition of the Asian Pack to the flow TV lineup. Effective September 29th, 2018, flow TV subscribers can add the 10-channel package to their accounts by visiting any Flow retail outlet, or by calling 1-800-804-2994. The Asian Pack, channels 438 ...

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Rediscover Rainforest Adventures at special local rates

(PRESS RELEASE) – This October, there’s a unique combination of action and relaxation to choose from at the Rainforest Adventures Park at Chassin, Babonneau. To celebrate Creole Heritage Month, Rainforest Adventures is inviting all Saint Lucians to experience their exhilarating eco-adventure tours at over 60% discount, after which patrons will be treated to local eats in a colourful Kweyol setting. ...

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Flow welcomes Mobile Number Portability

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia’s leading telecommunications provider, Flow, welcomes the implementation of Mobile Number Portability in Saint Lucia, stating that the new feature will be beneficial for all customers. The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) recently announced the availability of local number portability on the island, which will now permit mobile customers to change providers without having to give ...

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NWU to be represented at ITF 44th Congress in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) – Miss Phelia Wilson, a Central Committee member of the National Workers Union (NWU) leaves Saint Lucia this week for Singapore. While in that Asianic country Ms. Wilson will join over three hundred (300) delegates who will be attending the 44th World Congress of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). Delegates will be coming from the English, French, ...

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Industrial row brewing between Bank of Nova Scotia and NWU

(PRESS RELEASE) – An industrial row is brewing between the Management of Bank of Nova Scotia and the National Workers Union (NWU). The NWU is extremely concerned that negotiations between the Bank and the NWU which commenced early 2018 have not been concluded. The NWU has also conveyed its displeasure over the manner in which Management paid out Merit Increases ...

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Updated: Productivity Awareness Week 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) – The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council is preparing to host its 5th Annual Productivity Awareness Week under the theme: “Innovation for Greater Productivity” during the period 15 – 19 October 2018. A key factor in increasing the performance of a business or organization is innovation. It is through innovation that enterprises as well as organizations are able ...

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Prime Minister to address IMF World Bank annual meeting

(CMC) – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is among Heads of Government from several small developing states addressing IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings Thursday on Challenges Facing Small States. The Small States Forum is once again expected to be a major feature of the meetings underway in Bali, Indonesia. Chastanet, whose portfolios include Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs Chastanet ...

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North American companies express interest in starting local marijuana projects in St Lucia

(CMC) – Companies in the United States and Canada have expressed an interest in starting medical marijuana projects here. This was disclosed by the Chairman of St. Lucia’s Cannabis Movement, Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires, who said one of the investors wants to plant two thousand acres of marijuana on the island. According to de Caires, the investors indicated interest up ...

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Saint Lucia and French cement Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Government of the French Republic and the Government of Saint Lucia signed the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and the Extradition Convention at Castries, Saint Lucia on September 30, 2016. The French Parliament passed the law authorising approval of the aforementioned agreements and the Council of Ministers consequently approved said agreements. The instruments of ...

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Finance Ministers to speak to Small State Challenges at IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings

(PRESS RELEASE) – A Small States Forum on Thursday October 11th is once again expected to be a major feature the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group Annual Meetings taking place from October 10th to October 14th 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs, Honourable Allen M. ...

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If countries act now, children born today could be healthier, wealthier and more productive

(PRESS RELEASE) – New World Bank research released today gives policymakers compelling evidence that delivering better outcomes in children’s health and learning can significantly boost the incomes of people—and of countries—with returns far into the future. A Human Capital Index, launched today at the WB-IMF Annual Meetings, shows that 56 percent of children born today across the world will lose ...

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St. Lucia remains committed to diplomatic relations with Taiwan-PM

(CMC) – St. Lucia says it will remain committed to its relationship with Taiwan that China regards as a renegade province. St. Lucia is among a handful of Caribbean countries that have maintained diplomatic relations with Taipei despite China’s move to have countries worldwide embrace its “one China’ policy. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is on an official visit to ...

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Insurance Council of St. Lucia holds inaugural Insurance Week

(PRESS RELEASE) – A spirited ecumenical service, an engaging Annual General Meeting and a highly interactive panel discussion were among key activities undertaken as the island’s main insurance advisory body, the Insurance Council of St. Lucia (ICSL), brought the curtains down on the first ever installment of Insurance Week. The inaugural Insurance Week of activities was originally scheduled for September ...

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NCPC to host 5th Annual Productivity Awareness Week

(PRESS RELEASE) – The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council is preparing to host its 5th Annual Productivity Awareness Week under the theme: “Innovation for Greater Productivity” during the period 15 – 19 October 2018. A key factor in increasing the performance of a business or organization is innovation. It is through innovation that enterprises as well as organizations are able ...

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BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia reopens after multimillion-dollar refurbishment

(TRAVEL WEEKLY) — Following a property-wide, multimillion-dollar renovation, St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday has reopened in advance of its 30th anniversary. SEE: Chastanet, Fedee tout benefits of Body Holiday expansion and renovation project to Saint Lucia “We approached the refurbishment of BodyHoliday with the overall goal to further deliver on our promise to ‘change people’s lives, one person at a time,'” said Andrew ...

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Invest Saint Lucia supports Junior Achievement Programme

(PRESS RELEASE) – Invest Saint Lucia has made a donation of EC$15,000 in support of the Junior Achievement Programme (JA). Into its 22nd year in Saint Lucia, the non-profit organisation offers an economic education program that gives primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary-level students practical experience of the operation of businesses in the free enterprise system. Speaking during the cheque presentation ...

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Saint Lucia delegation visits Taiwan for 107th National Day

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and a delegation of Saint Lucian officials visited Taiwan (R.O.C.) 7-10 October 2018 to attend Taiwan’s commemoration of its 107th National Day, celebrated annually on 10 October. As part of the 107th anniversary celebrations, ceremonies and activities are held around Taiwan with a major fireworks event forming part of the showcase. ...

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Saint Lucia and Taiwan discuss and cement ties with investment in infrastructure

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Republic of China (Taiwan) was praised for its support to developing nations by Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet during an official visit to Taipei. Prime Minister Chastanet also expressed that Saint Lucia and Taiwan face similar challenges on the world stage and the two countries must continue to stand together. The Prime Minister, along ...

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Public Service Minister ably represented Saint Lucia at the 5th Open Data Conference in Argentina

(PRESS RELEASE) – “The Future is Open” was the theme for the Fifth Open Data Conference which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 28-29, bringing together approximately two thousand participants from the global open data community. The conference provided the opportunity for collaboration and discussion on the future of the availability and accessibility of information.  Saint Lucia was represented ...

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CCRIF to make 1st payout of the 2018/19 Policy year to Barbados

(PRESS RELEASE) – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that Barbados will receive a payout of US$5,813,299 (approximately BDS$11.6 million) on its Excess Rainfall policy due to heavy rainfall that occurred during the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. Barbados has been a member of CCRIF since its inception in 2007 and has received five previous ...

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