Investment Never Looked Better

14 Aug 2017
Hewanorra International AirportHewanorra International Airport
THE HEWANORRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT IS AT AN ADVANCED STAGE

Saint Lucia’s tourism industry will benefit from infrastructural refurbishments aimed at enhancing the visitor experience.

During the opening of the fifth Saint Lucia - North America Showcase, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Hon Dominic Fedee, said plans to expand the Hewanorra International Airport are at an advanced stage.

“We realize that the capacity of the airport at peak times has been a chronic problem, and we realize...

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14 Aug 2017
Port CastriesPort Castries
THE FULLY EXPANDED BERTH WILL BE READY TO RECEIVE VESSELS BY JAN 2018

The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is making steady progress with its berth expansion project at Port Castries.

This was revealed at a meeting with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) on Monday, Aug 7 when SLASPA provided an update on the project.

SLASPA is constructing an extension of the Cruise Ship Berth 1 at Pointe Seraphine in Castries to facilitate the successful and safe mooring of quantum class vessels in wind speeds up to 40 knots. The current berth will be extended by 160...

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10 Aug 2017
Members of the Taiwan delegation and local business community Members of the Taiwan delegation and local business community
Potential Investors from Taiwan explore opportunities in Saint Lucia

A nine-member Taiwanese delegation arrived on Saint Lucia this week to seek business opportunities particularly in the area of manufacturing, consumer electronics, agro-processing and textiles.

Hosted by the Department of Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, the delegation attended a consultative forum with potential joint venture partners from the local business community.

A number of local agencies including the Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association and Invest...

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08 Aug 2017
CIP Saint Lucia appoints new CEO

The Citizenship by Investment Board (“the Board”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nestor Alfred to the position of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Citizenship by Investment Unit effective today, 8thAugust, 2017. 

Nestor holds a BSc. Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from Henley Management College/Brunel University. Prior to his current appointment, his former roles include Executive Director of the Gaming Authority; Financial Management...

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04 Aug 2017
Port Castries Port Castries
Adventure of the Seas returns to Port Castries

Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, is resuming calls to Port Castries.

Following a successful dredging exercise undertaken by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), the 310- metre-long voyager class vessel can again dock at Pointe Seraphine.

The ship had previously been unable to dock at the city’s port due to harbor depth concerns.

SLASPA closed Pointe Seraphine's berth number 1 to undertake major extension works, and reassigned Adventure of the Seas...

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04 Aug 2017
Representatives from Range Developments, Ritz-Carlton and the Government of Saint Lucia Representatives from Range Developments, Ritz-Carlton and the Government of Saint Lucia
THE RITZ-CARLTON’S LUXURY RESORT OFFERINGS IN EVER-POPULAR CARIBBEAN TO GROW WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW SAINT LUCIA PROPERTY

Prime Minister Joins Commemorative Ceremony Celebrating Launch of Project

CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA – August 3rd 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has signed a management agreement with Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton property in Saint Lucia in 2021, bringing the award-winning luxury brand for the first time to the Eastern Caribbean island known for its lush, mountainous terrain and expansive beaches.

The 180-room Ritz-Carlton, Saint...

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28 Jul 2017
Natasha Edwin-Walcott, ISLNatasha Edwin-Walcott, ISL
ISL PROVIDES INPUT AT FORUM ON INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Representatives from Invest Saint Lucia this week attended a two-day workshop geared towards increasing productivity levels within the region; and supporting Caribbean firms’ contribution to economic growth.

The event which was organized by Compete Caribbean and Saint Lucia’s National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) was held under the theme, “Stimulating Private Sector Development and Economic Growth”. 

Executive Director of Compete Caribbean, Dr. Sylvia Dohnert, noted that this...

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26 Jul 2017
L-R Angela Alphonse, TEPA, Earland Labadie, ISLL-R Angela Alphonse, TEPA, Earland Labadie, ISL
Invest Saint Lucia promotes opportunities in the manufacturing sector at TIC 2017

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) and the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) teamed up earlier this month to represent Saint Lucia at the annual Trade and Investment Convention (TIC 2017) which took place in Trinidad. 

Organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association, the TIC’s mandate is to foster intra and extra regional trade for businesses throughout the Caribbean. This multi-sectoral tradeshow brought together local, regional and international businesses, as well as exhibitors with a range...

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21 Jul 2017
Sulphur Springs Mud Baths Sulphur Springs Mud Baths
SAINT LUCIA CONTINUES TO BE A FAVORITE BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS

A leading US travel publication has named Saint Lucia one of the best Caribbean islands to visit.

Travel and Leisure Magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations.

Every year, Travel and Leisure asks its readers to share and rate their holiday experiences from around the world. Readers are invited to give their opinions on categories such as hotels and resorts, spas, sights and attractions,...

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10 Jul 2017
Caribbean States Sign Maritime Agreements

Saint Lucia signed Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreements with Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines last week, that will effectively delimit maritime boundaries with those two states.

The signing took place during the 38th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held in St George’s, Grenada.

These agreements are the result of negotiations held between Saint Lucia and Barbados in March 2016, and between Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in May...

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