Investment Never Looked Better

05 Jul 2017
Trans Island Air Trans Island Air
Trans Island Air (TIA) now servicing Saint Lucia

Trans Island Air (TIA) has commenced scheduled flights into Saint Lucia. The airline, which is based in Barbados, offers chartered flights from Saint Lucia to Barbados, Grenada, Saint Vincent, and Dominica.

“Trans Island Air presently offers chartered services between Saint Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Saint Vincent, and Dominica, with its twelve-passenger beach 99 turbo aircraft,” Airline CEO Bruce Kauffman explained. “A 19-seat twin auto will be added to the fleet by September. We also offer private...

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04 Jul 2017
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
Saint Lucia’s Delegation Poised to Discuss Critical Issues at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister with responsibility for External Affairs Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun and Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Elma Gene Isaac, are this week attending the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) taking place in Grenada.  

Speaking to the local media ahead of the trip, the Prime Minister indicated that there are critical issues which need to be discussed at the CARICOM level...

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30 Jun 2017
Saint Lucia is Rated Top Caribbean Destination

Saint Lucia has been listed as one of the top 3 vacation destinations in the Caribbean by the US News & World Report. The publication just released its World’s Best Places to Visit and it ranks Saint Lucia as the third best Caribbean island for the ultimate holiday.

According to US News, Saint Lucia is ‘a lush, unspoiled island’ with ‘a growing fan base’ that spans honeymooners, thrill seekers and music lovers alike. It highlights the fact that Saint Lucia does not limit itself to offering just one...

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29 Jun 2017
Artist Rendering of Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay Artist Rendering of Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay
FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES CARIBBEAN EXPANSION WITH NEW HOTEL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON SAINT LUCIA

-  Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay will be an exclusive oasis of luxury with 120 rooms, 40 residential villas, 4 restaurants & bars, Fairmont spa and private marina -

TORONTO – June 29, 2017 – Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, now part of Accor Hotels, and GP Group JSC, today announced the development of Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay. Expected to open in late 2019, the 120-room luxury hotel with 40 private residential villas will be situated on 25 acres and 1,870 feet of...

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20 Jun 2017
OECS Member States discuss harmonization of Citizenship by Investment Programs

Representatives from the region’s five Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) met in Saint Lucia on Friday, June 16 to explore opportunities for increased collaboration and harmonization of due diligence processes.

The meeting, convened at the behest of the Heads of Government of OECS member states with CIP programs, provided a platform to discuss further harmonization of CIPs across the region, and consider ways in which strategic collaboration could enhance the quality and efficiency of the...

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16 Jun 2017
EU, Saint Lucia Strengthen Alliances

Ambassadors from the European Union (EU) pledged their countries’ willingness to collaborate with Saint Lucia earlier this week, at a meeting with Hon Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

The meeting is part of ongoing dialogue between Saint Lucia and the EU on a variety of areas of cooperation including justice and security, health, infrastructure and climate change. It was headed by EU Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, OECS, and the Caribbean Community, HE Daniela Tramacere, and included an...

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16 Jun 2017
STATE EXPERTS MEET TO ENHANCE THE AGENDA FOR SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

Experts from Latin America and the Caribbean were in Saint Lucia to attend a four-day sustainable development workshop ahead of international climate talks.

The workshop centred on building Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, and the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Inventories for the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Hon Dr Gale Rigobert was unable...

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12 Jun 2017
Part of the proposed area for Fairmont Resort at Sab Wisha Part of the proposed area for Fairmont Resort at Sab Wisha
SAINT LUCIA PLANS THE ADDITION OF 2000 HOTEL ROOMS OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS

Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is poised to undergo significant expansion within the next few years. Due to several major hotel projects, the island’s tourism room stock is to increase by 2000 rooms over the next 4 years thereby creating more variety in the accommodation offering. Already for this year, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has opened its doors with 455 rooms in two hotels one catering to families and the other, adults only.  Serenity Villas at Coconut Bay Resort, has also unveiled its...

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09 Jun 2017
The Department of Commerce partners with the SBFIC to foster business development

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize its relationship with one of its key international partners, the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC).

The overall aim of this cooperation project is to assist the Department of Commerce, in particular the Small Enterprise Development Unit, with capacity building.

This will include train-the-trainer...

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09 Jun 2017
Caribbean agencies to sign landmark agreement to support sustainable development goals on oceans

Eight intergovernmental organizations involved in the management of marine resources in the Caribbean and the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) region are expected to sign a landmark agreement for strengthened coordination and cooperation.

The goal of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be to enhance regional collaboration for the improved management of the resources of the Caribbean Sea that form the basis for fishing, tourism and maritime transportation.

The eight...

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