Finance/Business

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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CDB hosts Gender Equality Policy and Operational Strategy (GEPOS) training workshop for Borrowing Member Countries

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia joined other countries of the region for a training workshop for Permanent Secretaries and the Heads of Gender Departments of the Borrowing Member Countries (BMC) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in Barbados during October 4th to the 5th, 2018. The focus of the workshop was to present the findings of a recently conducted independent ...

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Digicel completing LTE network deployment in St Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Telecommunication and entertainment company Digicel has announced it will very soon complete the final phases of its major mobile network upgrade. “The culmination of the multi-million-dollar investment program will see residents and businesses in St. Lucia benefit from island-wide high speed LTE mobile data. It is anticipated that customers with compatible devices, will enjoy faster data speeds of ...

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Prime Minister’s speech at Military Salute

(PRESS RELEASE) – Your Excellency President Tsai Ing-wen, Honourable Joseph Wu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministers of Government, Ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the Legislative Yuan, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of my Government and of the people of Saint Lucia, I extend best wishes and warmest congratulations to you, your Government and the people ...

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Introducing Caribbeanevents.com – A new online portal featuring events around the Caribbean

(PRESS RELEASE) – A new website for events and festivals scheduled throughout the Caribbean recently launched, providing travelers with a much-needed resource to help plan an enriching vacation. Caribbeanevents.com currently features more than 200 events across the region. This intuitive, easy-to-use calendar provides information for travelers interested in culinary, cultural, musical, yachting, sporting, and other events, with the ability to ...

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Randy Poleon is the winner of the brand new Subaru XV

(PRESS RELEASE) – The draw for the 2018 Subaru XV, the final grand prize of Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd.’s ‘I Love Beer’ Under the Crown (UTC) promotion, has produced a winner from the community of Beausejour, Gros Islet. Mr. Randy Poleon is now the third lucky St. Lucian to win one of the three extraordinary grand prizes tied to ...

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CSA’s Southern Outreach Programme

(PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) would like to inform its members that the CSA has opened an office to serve members in the Southern half of the island. In the initial stages Executive and / or Staff members will be in attendance to serve members once a week, commencing Thursday October 18th, 2018. The Office ...

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New Chair of FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation elected

(PRESS RELEASE) – In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20M US to worthy causes in the Caribbean. This was revealed as the foundation welcomed on board a new Chair. Chief Executive Officer Designate, Colette Delaney, was unanimously elected to chair the foundation’s board of trustees, at a ...

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Saint Lucia gas cylinder prices decrease; diesel, gasoline, kerosene prices unchanged

(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 LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The retail price of kerosene, gasoline and diesel remains unchanged. The price changes take effect from Monday October ...

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Saint Lucia delegation visits Taiwan for 107th National Day

(PRESS RELEASE) – A delegation of Saint Lucian officials will arrive in the Republic of China (R.O.C) Taiwan on Sunday, October 7th 2018 as preparations get underway for Taiwan’s commemoration of Double Ten Day. Double Ten Day is Taiwan’s National Day, celebrated annually on October 10th. The day marks the start of the Wuchang Uprising, which occurred on October 1911. ...

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Chairman’s statement for Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Tourism Industry Conference

(PRESS RELEASE) – Remarks by Hon. Dominic Fedee Chairman, Council of Ministers & Commissioners of Tourism Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Tourism Industry Conference Friday 5 October, 2018 Atlantis Resort, Paradis Island The Bahamas Thank head table, other dignitaries and media for coming. Let me first of all, publicly thank my colleague ministers for placing their faith in me ...

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OECS congratulates Hon. Dominic Fedee to Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization

(PRESS RELEASE) – The OECS Commission on behalf of all of its Member States congratulates Saint Lucia’s Minister for Tourism The Hon. Dominic Fedee on his appointment to Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Minister Fedee brings a wealth of experience to the role to drive and elevate the Caribbean’s tourism brand and global positioning. OECS Commission Tourism Specialist, Ms. ...

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Ministry of Finance says Saint Lucia debt and fiscal situation is not dangerous

(PRESS RELEASE) – Ms. Cointha Thomas, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs, faced some pointed questions regarding St. Lucia’s Debt and Fiscal position when she addressed the St. Lucia Business Community on Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 at the Chambers’ Executive Luncheon at the Coco Palm Hotel. Ms. Thomas, accompanied by a strong ...

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Local discounts for Rainforest Adventures this creole month

(PRESS RELEASE) – There are few Saint Lucians on the island who haven’t already heard of ‘zip-lining’, that vertigo-defying activity that involves harnessing up and flying along a steel cable from platform to platform, invariably screaming with enjoyment as you go. What many may not know is that Rainforest Adventures at Chassin Babonneau is the island’s leading zip-lining destination, welcoming ...

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Vieux Fort South MP Dr. Anthony takes legal action against Saint Lucia Gov’t over DSH

(PRESS RELEASE) — Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, confirms that his lawyers have filed a claim in the High Court against the Government of Saint Lucia for entering into Agreements with Desert Star Holdings Ltd, also well known as “DSH”. The claim seeks Declarations from the Court that the Agreements between the Government of Saint ...

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Flow connects Saltibus with high-speed internet, HD TV

(PRESS RELEASE) — Hundreds of residents in the communities of Daban, Getrine, La Haut, Londonderry, Park Estate and Saltibus can now apply for high-speed broadband access and take advantage of high-definition television, as a major technology exercise is underway in those communities. Starting with Daban, the area is being switched onto the Flow HFC (hybrid fiber-coaxial) network, thus bringing up ...

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Multi-Employer Pension Plan – Enhancing employers while enhancing employees

(PRESS RELEASE) – Interest continues to grow among members of the Chamber in its proposed Multi Employer Pension Plan which will be presented for Members’ consideration on Wednesday October 10th 2018 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am at the Bay Gardens Hotel by Pension Management Interactive Inc (PMI) Managing Director, Clarence Faulkner. Executive Director of the St. Lucia Chamber of ...

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St Lucia Chamber of Commerce get ready for GEW 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) – Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. This celebration of ...

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Digicel signs 15-year ICT agreement with three C’bean countries

(CMC) – Telecommunications company, Digicel, has signed a multi-million dollar information communication technology (ICT) contract with three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as part of the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (CARCIP). The agreement was signed with St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and St Lucia. “A lot of what we want to do developmentally in the ICT space requires greater ...

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October 14th is World Standards Day

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is preparing to mark the observance of World Standards Day on October 14th 2018. As in previous years, the SLBS will be hosting a series of major activities which will be held under the theme International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. World Standards Day is an international observance coordinated by ...

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Export Saint Lucia’s mission to Cuba

(PRESS RELEASE) – Officials from Export Saint Lucia (TEPA) recently embarked on a four (4) day mission over in Cuba. The delegation which also included officials from the Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Commerce, was in Cuba from Monday 17th September, to Thursday 20th September, and had as its mandate to identify and correct some of the inhibitors that may be ...

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Roderick Cherry gets CEO job at Invest Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) announces the appointment of Mr. Roderick Cherry as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cherry brings to the post over twenty years of management and marketing experience having served in previous roles with the National Insurance Property Development & Management Company (NIPRO) and the St. Lucia National Conservation Fund. He also held the position ...

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Chairman’s Reserve unveils a limited edition

(PRESS RELEASE) — St. Lucia Distillers, the sole distillery in Saint Lucia and manufacturer of award winning rums, is excited to reveal “Celebrating our Caribbean Passions”, a special Chairman’s Reserve collector’s item that marries the brilliant art of Llewellyn Xavier with the finest Saint Lucian Rum. Since its birth in 1999, Chairman’s Reserve rum has solidified itself as one of the ...

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Coco Palm ‘takes business seriously’

(PRESS RELEASE) — Saint Lucia’s leading business houses were hosted by Coco Palm for the opening of the new executive lounge on September 5th as corporate travel proves to be a key sector. Enhancing the guest experience is key to Coco Palm’s success and the new lounge is to facilitate the business traveller while on island with a dedicated space ...

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