Finance/Business

BlackBerry maker posts big loss but not as bad as expected

TORONTO, Canada (AP) – BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion posted another large quarterly loss on Thursday, but the bleeding was not as bad expected. The Canadian company is still losing market share in North America, where it struggles to compete with Apple’s iPhone and phones that run Google’s Android software. But it has stepped up sales in developing markets and actually ...

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LIAT cut flights to Grenada due to low demand

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, September 28, 2012 – LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of changes to its flight schedule to/from Grenada effective Tuesday October 2, 2012. From Tuesday, Grenada will be omitted from the following flights: LI 771 – Barbados to Grenada to Trinidad LI 727 – Barbados to Grenada to Trinidad LI 726 – Trinidad ...

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No VAT on St Lucia hotel workers

The St Lucia government on Wednesday moved to avert a shutdown of the vital tourism industry, informing hotel workers that they will not be asked to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) on service charges. “The Government of St Lucia wishes to reassure workers throughout the hotel industry that the service charge earned by workers will not attract VAT,” said the ...

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St Lucia: PM paints dismal economic picture

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Sept 24, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says St. Lucia is singlehandedly keeping the Eastern Caribbean economy afloat, and therefore has to exercise fiscal responsibility in the interest of monetary stability in the sub-regional currency union. Addressing the 51st annual general meeting of the St. Lucia Employers Federation (SLEF), Anthony, who is also Finance Minister, ...

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Digicel gives Victoria Pediatric Ward a make over

In an effort to beautify and brighten up the pediatric ward in Victoria Hospital, a tremendous facelift was done by Digicel to cheer up the place with lively paintings of cartoon characters along the walls. As part of Digicel’s Community Involvement Month, the walls of the pediatric ward turned from a regular hospital room into something more welcoming and uplifting ...

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Sandals La Toc Golf Resort recognised by EarthCheck

Sandals Resorts has announced Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia has been recognised for its environmental efforts by EarthCheck, a leading certification and benchmarking organisation, which has rewarded the resort with a Platinum level certification. As a result of having consistently demonstrated its commitment to host communities and high standards of environmental care over a period ...

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Screenwriter’s Carib getaway chopped

SAINT LUCIA— Oscar-winning screenwriter Nancy Dowd, who spent a couple of seasons on Saturday Night Live back in the ’80s, has just chopped the price of her Caribbean getaway on the island of St. Lucia. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY (0)(0)

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia rated among the top 100 hotels in the world by Expedia Travelers

Castries, Saint Lucia (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 – Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa was recently honored as the only Saint Lucian hotel ranked on the Expedia® 2012 Insiders’ Select List, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. To celebrate, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Saint Lucia’s entertainment capital, Rodney Bay Village, ...

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VAT Act now published in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The VAT Act No.7 of 2012 in St Lucia has been published and is now a public document. The Act provides for the administration of the collection of the value added tax (VAT) and speaks of a number of areas not limited to: 1. The powers of the Comptroller of Inland Revenue; 2. The oath of ...

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Digicel’s Caring Connections continues with its third award

Persons with Special Needs continue to be the focus for the Digicel Caring Connections 2012 programme. The Caring Connections Programme since its successful launch, has assisted previous project ideas which have been successful. The Third Digicel grant was presented to The Sacred Sport Foundation Inc. in the amount of EC$10,000.00. Delivering youth sports development programmes to some 1400 youth over ...

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Beachcomber launches hybrid car

Local auto dealer Beachcomber Ltd will this Friday introduce Saint Lucia’s first Toyota Prius Hybrid, hailed as the gas electric car of the future. The all-new 2012 Prius boasts an average 50 mpg but can reach as much as 95 mpg.  The Prius’s built in Lithium-ion battery allows for up to 11 miles of driving without the use of the ...

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Axcel Finance partners with St. Jude’s

St. Jude’s Hospital was the recipient of some much needed medical supplies this week in the form of nebulizers and digital thermometers for its pediatric department. The donation was made on Tuesday by Axcel Finance, a newly established micro-finance institution which provides loans to small businesses and gainfully employed consumers. Head of Operations in the OECS Olaf Fontinelle said since ...

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Digicel launches its Community Involvement Month

August 30 2012, Castries, St. Lucia: Digicel believes it is important to give back, and to be involved in community service. As a proactive corporate citizen, Digicel continues the long tradition of helping the community, both in terms of financial aid and volunteerism. With that in mind Digicel has launched its ‘Community Involvement Month.’ We at Digicel continue help and ...

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New Board for Bank of Saint Lucia

East Caribbean Financial Holding Company (ECFH) is pleased to announce that, as part of its ongoing strategic implementation plans, a new Board of Directors has been appointed for its largest subsidiary, Bank of Saint Lucia. Prior to this appointment, the ECFH Board of Directors assumed the role of Directors for Bank of Saint Lucia. The new Board, which comprises appointed ...

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Digicel Community Outreach Program off to a great start

August 27 2012, Castries, St. Lucia: Digicel, St Lucia’s Bigger, Better Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Sports, Services and Transport had its Community Outreach Back to School Program in the central part of the island last weekend. Digicel team members volunteered their time and painting skills to engage in a Pedestrian/Speed Hump Paint Project which was a ...

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LIME Facebook Treasure Hunt winners receive prizes

Herslyn Biscette is one happy LIME customer who’s having the time of her life. She’s the lucky winner of a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, the official handset of the 2012 Olympic Games. Herslyn and thousands of LIME fans from across the region had been immersed in the excitement of hunting for clues in LIME’s Facebook Timeline Sports Treasure Hunt ...

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LIME customer wins Sony 40″ TV

Teresa Gittens will soon have the pleasure of watching TV in grand style, compliments of LIME. Teresa is the happy winner of a 40″ Sony flat-screen LCD TV, one of two up for grabs in LIME’s Digital TV promotion. She could hardly believe her luck when she received the call informing her that she had won. Along with many other ...

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Digicel and Pinehill get ready to funwalk!

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA – August 15, 2012 Digicel, in the month of August is proud to support the healthiest event in the history of St Lucia, the Pinehill Funwalk. As proud platinum sponsors of the 13th staging of the Pinehill Funwalk the Bigger, Better Network attached a fun and exciting Text to Win promotion in which one Digicel customer wins ...

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KM2 and TELUS to manage LIME St. Lucia’s new call centre

Castries, August 13, 2012: Leading telecoms provider, LIME will be making significant improvements to its call centre operations in St. Lucia with new Canada-based partners TELUS and its global contact centre delivery arm, TELUS International and KM2. KM2 is a regional contact centre business partner with considerable experience serving customers in St. Lucia. The centre will be part of the ...

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Super J IGA showers Carnival Queen with gifts worth $10,000

St. Lucia’s Carnival Queen Janelle Desir has been celebrated by her sponsor Super J IGA supermarkets and showered with gifts which will help meet her personal, educational and community goals. Janelle Desir visited Super J IGA offices at Choc, to personally thank the management team for their belief in her, their gracious sponsorship and committed support for a cause that ...

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Senator resigns, appointed chief economist of Turks and Caicos

St Lucia Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond has resigned his government positions and says he be assuming the post of Chief Economist of the Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia’s government said in a statement. Raymond, who was also St Lucia’s Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, holds a PhD from Howard University in ...

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