Saint Lucia is among three Caribbean islands expected to benefit from better connectivity, better infrastructure, and improved tourism market development as a result of a US $26 million regional project approved by the Board of Directors of the World Bank. Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the other beneficiaries of this initiative.
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet signed the agreement for the new World Bank Tourism Competitiveness Project on April 20th, in Washington.
Tourism is...View More
Saint Lucia’s labour code reflects strongly the principles and practices enshrined in ILO Conventions and other international labour standards. That’s according to Ranier Pritzer of the International Labour Organization (ILO) who was on island for the recently concluded two-day legislative review of the Labour Code.
Pritzer, who is the ILO’s Senior Specialist on Social Dialogue and Labour Administration, has pledged more support to Saint Lucia as stakeholders continue to engage in social dialogue on...View More
Soufriere, Saint Lucia and Cruz Bay, St John in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have been selected among the world’s best honeymoon destinations by one of Canada’s top travel agencies, Flight Network.
The travel experts were blown away by Saint Lucia, describing it as the perfect getaway for the happily married.
“Soufriere is where the rainforest, Piton Mountains and sea meet on the west coast of the famous island, St. Lucia. This area is relatively underdeveloped compared to the rest of the...View More
For the fifth consecutive year, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) will contribute EC $5000 to the National Community Foundation’s (NCF) education scholarship fund.
According to the NCF, education occupies a large chunk of its budget and at least 150 students benefit annually from the fund.
ISL’s contribution is consistent with the educational component of its community outreach programme. The annual donation is aimed at supplementing the NCF’s existing educational assistance fund that provides much needed...View More
The Government of Saint Lucia, acting through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, is preparing for the opening of the new Owen King EU Hospital.
In this regard, Government is giving consideration to partnering with private sector service providersthrough the outsourcing of some of the services required at the EU Hospital and associated medical facilities. The objective of this approach is to ensure that the required services are delivered to the health care system with maximum efficiency and at...View More
Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Hon. Stephenson King, announced at a sitting of the House of Assembly on April 4, that Saint Lucia will welcome its first mega cruise vessel in December.
Minister king made the announcement following a motion to allow the Minister for Finance to borrow US$15,000,000 from the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) on behalf of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), to extend the Breasting Dolphin Berth at Pointe Seraphine to facilitate...View More
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was one of the featured speakers at the World Bank Conference to discuss key priorities for small Caribbean economies.
The high level conference, held Thursday at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, tackled “The Caribbean Dilemma” and included an audience of hundreds of senior policy-makers, renowned economists and businessmen who identified common opportunities and debated shared solutions for sustained growth across the region.
The conference was co-organized with...View More
Minister with responsibility for Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Bradly Felix, said the main impetus to the reformation of the island’s business environment is to provide improved opportunity for Saint Lucian citizens to use their skill and ingenuity to produce tradable goods and resources.
The Minister was addressing stakeholders at the second National Forum on Doing Business in Saint Lucia, on March 16. The main objective of the forum was to...View More
Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, has died on the island of Saint Lucia. He was 87.
Walcott's death in the eastern Caribbean nation was first confirmed early Friday by his son, Peter.
"Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia," read a family statement released later in the morning. It said the funeral would be held in Saint Lucia and details...View More
The community of Vieux Fort will soon benefit from an artificial intelligence (AI) call center.
The call center aims to improve the real estate industry in the United States. The Saint Lucia operation will provide support in ensuring that the AI system is effective. The initiative is expected to generate almost 100 jobs at its initial launch, set for August.
Co-founder of OJO Labs, David Rubin, made a presentation to the Cabinet of Ministers and Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) on March 14.
“We have some...View More