Investment Never Looked Better

15 Feb 2017
Invest Saint Lucia and Canadian Farmers Discuss Agriculture Opportunities

Farm owners recently conducted interviews in Saint Lucia with eight pre-selected workers, under the Seasonal Farm Worker Program.

The interest of a Canadian couple to invest in Saint Lucia’s agricultural industry has opened up additional employment opportunities for Saint Lucians in Canada.

Owners of Ferme du Domaine, Jean-Yves and Anne Renel, arrived in Saint Lucia on Feb. 14 to conduct interviews with eight pre-selected workers who will be employed on their farm under the Seasonal Farm Worker...

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10 Feb 2017
Invest Saint Lucia reports on current investments and projections at the annual Caribbean Market Outlook Seminar Alana Lansiquot-Brice, Investment Services Manager, ISL
Invest Saint Lucia reports on current investments and projections at the annual Caribbean Market Outlook Seminar

Investment Services Manager at Invest Saint Lucia, Mrs. Alana Lansiquot-Brice delivered a thought-provoking presentation at this year’s Caribbean Market Outlook Seminar hosted by First Citizens Investment Services.

Members of the financial and business sectors were provided with timely information on the performance of the economy from the perspective of the island’s investment promotion agency.

“Information reaching us at this stage, following the administration of our annual investor survey shows...

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09 Feb 2017
Saint Lucia to host month-long Independence celebrationsFlag of Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia to host month-long Independence celebrations

A packed program of activities is expected to mark the island's 38th anniversary of Independence. That’s according to Minister for Local Government and Culture, Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose, who recently called on citizens to reflect on the significance of Independence.

“We must all be concerned about where our country is headed and the role that we each must play in keeping it on track,” she said during the launch of activities in observance of Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence. "This is a...

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06 Feb 2017
Caribbean Tourism Requires Stronger Partnerships, Asserts CHTA PresidentCHTA President, Karolin Troubetzkoy
Caribbean Tourism Requires Stronger Partnerships, Asserts CHTA President

Nassau, Bahamas, Saturday February 4, 2017 – The Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors.

Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a year of mixed blessings for the industry, and...

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03 Feb 2017
GP Group Officials to follow up on their potential investment following an official visit by ISL Representatives to Bulgaria L-R: President of GP Group Georgi Vassilev, and Chief Executive Officer for overseas operations, Cristo Pancheff
GP Group Officials to follow up on their potential investment following an official visit by ISL Representatives to Bulgaria

A delegation from Invest Saint Lucia - comprising Chairman Pinkley Francis, Deputy Chairman Jodi Boodhoo and Chief Executive Officer, McHale Andrew - travelled to Bulgaria from January 24th to 28th 2017, for a series of project site visits, meetings and discussions with the principals of the GP Group and their associated clients, investment partners and Government officials. 

The purpose of the visit, which was funded entirely by the GP Group, was to confirm the authenticity and antecedents of the GP...

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02 Feb 2017
Saint Lucia Announces Soleil – A Summer of Festivals for 2017

Castries, Saint Lucia (February 2, 2017) – Saint Lucia, whose global reputation for quality entertainment is built on 25 years of experience hosting the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts festival, announces SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival, a series of six festivals taking place from May through October.

During a launch held on Thursday, February 2, at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet noted that "Saint Lucia continues to create unique entertainment opportunities for visitors to our...

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31 Jan 2017
Hotel developments increase Saint Lucia’s accommodation capacity
Hotel developments increase Saint Lucia’s accommodation capacity

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) announces the addition of new hotel products that will add more than 1,000 new rooms to the island’s inventory in the next few years.

“This hotel boom adds much-needed inventory to meet the demands of our key source markets. Tourism growth remains a priority in 2017 as well as developing new island experiences and events for travelers. We are optimistic that this will be a year of tourism expansion," said the Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic...

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30 Jan 2017
OECS to get Centre for Entrepreneurship TrainingSir Richard Branson
OECS to get Centre for Entrepreneurship Training

British billionaire Richard Branson will assist in building a centre to train entrepreneurs in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Dr. Didicus Jules said while this had not been broadcast to the public as yet, dialogue with the mogul had begun.

“We have not announced it publicly yet, but I had discussions with Sir Richard Branson and he has agreed to set up an OECS centre for entrepreneurship.”

Dr Jules highlighted...

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30 Jan 2017
8th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards
8th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards

The 2017 St. Lucia Business Awards took place on January 28th as the closing event for Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate Festival. Scores of patrons who attended the gala event, which was hosted at the Johnson’s Center in Rodney Bay, witnessed awards being given in the following categories:

Business of the Year Award - Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd.

Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation - Green Haven Fresh Farms

Award for Service Excellence - eMagine Solutions Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award...

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27 Jan 2017
Prime Minister addresses investments, economy
Prime Minister addresses investments, economy

Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet met with members of the local press following a four-day visit to the United Kingdom.

During a pre-Cabinet media briefing, Mr. Chastanet provided details of his trip, including a meeting with the Desert Star Holdings (DSH) Pearl of the Caribbean project team. The Pearl of the Caribbean is a proposed resort and equestrian sport development for Vieux Fort.

“As I have said, the only part of the project that we knew the details up until now is the horse racing track....

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