Investment Never Looked Better

13 Oct 2017
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SAINT LUCIA’S TOURISM SECTOR POISED FOR GROWTH AS THE ISLAND RECORDS AN INCREASE IN VISITOR ARRIVALS

Saint Lucia has recorded strong and steady growth in its tourism sector for 2017. Year to date Saint Lucia has recorded an increase of 94,432 visitor arrivals, representing 14.5 percent growth over 2016. Stay over arrivals as of August 2017 are up 9 percent, and cruise arrivals are 21 percent above the previous year.

The cruise sector has continued to show very strong growth and this is expected to significantly increase when construction is competed on a new berth at the end of the year. This...

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09 Oct 2017
some of the items ready to be shipped to Dominica some of the items ready to be shipped to Dominica
Invest Saint Lucia Donates to the Dominica Hurricane-Relief Drive

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) has joined other government agencies and private sector entities throughout the Caribbean, that have come to the aid of hurricane-ravaged Dominica.

That island was struck by Hurricane Maria – a category 5 storm – on September 18th. The storm, which left death and destruction in its wake, has set Dominica back at least two decades.

Over the last three weeks, a number of neighbouring islands including Saint Lucia, have provided immeasurable support to the island, sending in...

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09 Oct 2017
FIRST-EVER REGIONAL OUTSOURCE TO THE CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER

Bridgetown, BARBADOS. Over 100 industry leaders from the public and private sectors across the region are expected to converge in Jamaica this December to discuss how best to attract more business from international companies to the Caribbean in areas such as call centre operations, website and animation design, and legal and accounting services.

The first-ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC) under the theme, “Leveraging the Nearshore Caribbean for Outsourcing Services”, will be held on...

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06 Oct 2017
Caribbean Investment Forum Focuses on Ambitious Climate Action Plans Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Urgent investment into infrastructure that is more resilient to climate change is needed to allow Caribbean islands to achieve clean energy and sustainable development plans. This was the conclusion drawn from a high-level meeting of representatives from Caribbean Governments, development partners, and regional organizations, held in Saint Lucia.

In the wake of the devastation inflicted by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, delegates focused on rebuilding national infrastructures which will withstand...

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29 Sep 2017
Saint Lucia named 'Caribbean’s leading honeymoon destination 2017'

For the fourth consecutive year, the island of Saint Lucia has been named the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2017” by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

The island has received the recognition in eight out of nine years since 2009. World Travel Awards celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony had been scheduled to take place at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages...

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26 Sep 2017
Hon.Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister & Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment, UAEHon.Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister & Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment, UAE
Saint Lucia, UAE Strengthen Technical Cooperation

The Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a visa waiver agreement for citizens of Saint Lucia and citizens of the UAE.

The agreement will facilitate easy movement of citizens between the two countries. The agreement was signed by the Hon. Allen M. Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, and Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, in the margins of the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United...

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22 Sep 2017
SAINT LUCIA'S PRIME MINISTER ADDRESSES THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Friday September 22nd, 2017 - Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen Chastanet, addressed the general debate at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).

In a bold speech to the general debate, the Prime Minister stated, “for Small Island States like my own in the Caribbean region, the promise of the United Nations is being tested today more than ever.”

The Prime Minister who is also the chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), focused first on the...

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22 Sep 2017
The Department of Commerce gears up for Business Month

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development, & Consumer Affairs is once again collaborating with a number of affiliate agencies and business support organisations to present the annual Business Month, slated for November, under the theme - Promoting an Entrepreneurial Culture Through Innovation & Creativity.

Into its third year, Business Month takes on the approach of encouraging a mindset of entrepreneurship to members and would-be members of the local business...

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13 Sep 2017
Saint Lucia Internationally Ranked as a High Quality Nationality

Press Release: - Castries, Saint Lucia - September 13, 2017- Saint Lucia has improved its rank from a Medium Quality to a High-Quality nationality on the second edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was unveiled at a major international event in London.

The QNI is the first index of its kind to objectively rank the value of every nationality of the world in terms of legal status in which to develop your talents and business.

According to Henley &...

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08 Sep 2017
OJO LABS CONDUCTS INTERVIEWS, TRAINING FOR ITS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CALL CENTER SET TO OPEN OCTOBER

The management of OJO Labs has commenced employee recruitment and training for its soon to be established Artificial Intelligence Call Center, the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

The company has received hundreds of applications with prospective employees gathering at the Vieux-Fort branch of the National Skills Development Center (NSDC), where interviews and specialized training for prospective employees will take place throughout the month of September.  

OJO Labs will be housed in a factory...

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