Investment Never Looked Better

10 Mar 2017
Natasha Edwin-Walcott, ISLNatasha Edwin-Walcott, ISL
Local, Regional and International Suppliers on show at Specialty Caribbean Expo in Saint Lucia

The Specialty Caribbean Expo opened Thursday, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

The Expo showcases the products and services of over 50 small and medium sized businesses from across the OECS.

The four-day exhibition is being held under the theme: “A Unique Buying Experience,” and features high quality, innovative products and services of the region.

The Specialty Caribbean Expo is hosted by the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) in collaboration with the OECS Commission, the Ministry of...

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10 Mar 2017
Saint Lucia optimistic about tourism outlook

Saint Lucia’s tourism sector recorded a 1 percent increase in stay-over arrivals for 2016.

According to figures released by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, while total stay-over visitor arrivals for 2016 increased to an estimated 350 thousand, the industry failed to show growth in the cruise and yachting sectors, both contracting by 13 percent and 1 percent respectively.

However, both sectors fared better in the final quarter of the year reporting double-digit growth in the last four months.

At a...

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03 Mar 2017
Invest Saint Lucia partners with TEPA for Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017

Invest Saint Lucia has confirmed its partnership for the staging of Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017, the upcoming OECS Trade exposition produced by the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) in collaboration with the OECS Commission, with title sponsorship by AMERIJET. Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017 takes place from March 9th - 12th, and will showcase the products and services of over 150 participating exhibitors from the OECS and Martinique.

Invest Saint Lucia is the island’s Investment...

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03 Mar 2017
Saint Lucia to improve World Bank business ranking

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs will soon host the second National Forum on Doing Business in Saint Lucia.

Held under the theme “Improving Efficiency in the Business Environment," the forum will help to assess the successes and challenges of the department in reforming the business environment in Saint Lucia, and identify the measures that will receive priority attention as it restructures the economy to become more competitive.

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24 Feb 2017
Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017 - showcasing unique products and services

Local businesses will join over 50 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) at the Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017 to be staged in Saint Lucia from March 9th - 12th.

The event is part of the OECS Commission's 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade program.

The OECS Commission is collaborating with Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the Ministry of Commerce to stage the show, held under the theme “A Unique Buying Experience.”

Over 100 exhibitors have confirmed participation in the...

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24 Feb 2017
The OECS Seeks Young Entrepreneurs

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), is seeking to identify 30 young entrepreneurs making strides in their respective business endeavors, through its "30 Under in Entrepreneurship" initiative.

Thirty young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 will be recognized as examples of youth success in entrepreneurship. They will be accepted as a cohort for business support by the OECS Competitive Business Unit; receive mentorship to aid their professional and business development; receive technical...

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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
Alana Lansiquot-Brice, Investment Services Manager, ISLAlana 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
Flag of Saint Lucia Flag 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
CHTA President, Karolin TroubetzkoyCHTA 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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