Investment Never Looked Better

07 Sep 2017
Mr. Gillray Cadet, CEO, Invest Saint Lucia Mr. Gillray Cadet, CEO, Invest Saint Lucia
Invest Saint Lucia Welcomes New CEO

Castries, Saint Lucia, Thursday September 7th, 2017 Mr. Gillray Cadet is the new Chief Executive Officer at Invest Saint Lucia (ISL).

Mr. Cadet, who officially begins his tenure today, brings a wealth of leadership, finance and investment experience to ISL, having worked across the globe during his career spanning almost two decades.

Mr. Cadet has significant experience in both emerging and developed markets, and has spent the last 11 years focusing on the emerging markets of the Middle East, Asia,...

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01 Sep 2017
Saint Lucia recommences renewable energy exploration

The Government of Saint Lucia, after recommencing the exploration of the island’s geothermal resource, remains in pursuit of the successful development of this resource.

This agenda is expected to enable the island to reach its most recent target submitted through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). For the electricity sector, the specific targets include 35 percent renewable energy by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030, based on a mix of geothermal, wind and solar energy sources.

The Government...

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28 Aug 2017
Saint Lucia Makes Best Romantic Getaways List

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Monday August 28, 2017 –  Saint Lucia is one of two Caribbean destinations to have made it on the US News & World Report’s list of 20 best honeymoon destinations released this week.

In fact, Saint Lucia was high on the list, taking fourth spot ahead of places like Paris, Rome, Maui, Bali and Florence; while the US Virgin Islands (USVI) was listed at number 19.

US News & World Report said Saint Lucia has a growing fan base and while identifying it as a top honeymoon destination,...

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25 Aug 2017
President of Chile, Ms Michelle Bachelet.President of Chile, Ms Michelle Bachelet.
SAINT LUCIA WELCOMES THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE

The President of Chile, Ms Michelle Bachelet, is scheduled to make an official state visit to Saint Lucia from Thursday, Aug 24 to Friday, Aug 25.

The Government of Saint Lucia is in the advanced stages of preparations to welcome Her Excellency Ms Michelle Bachelet to our island. HE Ms Bachelet is the first female to hold the prestigious office of president in the Republic of Chile, and is on her second term as president, having served from 2006 to 2010.

Saint Lucia first established diplomatic...

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25 Aug 2017
Saint Lucia-Taiwan Trade Partnership Exhibition

The Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition will celebrate ten years of bilateral cooperation in November.

To mark this achievement, Saint Lucia’s Commerce Department plans to make the 2017 exhibition grander than its predecessors.

Jonathan Allain is a Business Development Officer with the Small Enterprise Development Unit. He said over the years, the objectives of the exhibition have been met.

“The objectives of the show is to give our businesspersons a face out there. So there are a lot of...

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25 Aug 2017
Saint Lucia, Taiwan convene investor forum

During a consultative forum with potential Taiwanese investors in Saint Lucia last week, the minister in the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Hon Bradley Felix, spoke on the positive impact such ventures could have on the island’s unemployment rates.

“Our intention at the Ministry of Commerce is to create as many small businesses as possible because every business we create, whether it is one or two people that they take on, provides...

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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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