Investment Never Looked Better

02 Jun 2017
Sandals Continues to Invest in Saint Lucia

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is proud to announce it has acquired the magnificent Cap Estate 18-hole Championship Saint Lucia Golf Course, with a commitment to transform it into a world-class facility that can facilitate major international tournaments.

Soon to be rebranded as the Sandals St. Lucia Golf and Country Club at Cap Estate, this new investment in Destination Saint Lucia comes just weeks after the introduction of Sandals groundbreaking over-the-water bungalow concept and over-the-water...

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01 Jun 2017
Promoting Regional Trade at Agroalimentaria

Regional trade is a key component for economic stability across the Caribbean, and greater trade from the agricultural sector could significantly contribute towards the lowering of the regions food import bill from outside of the region.  It is in view of this that the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has support regional firms to attend the Dominican Republic’s Agroalimentaria Fair; the country’s largest and most important food and beverage trade fair.

Six CARICOM countries...

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26 May 2017
Morgan Heritage added to the all-star cast for Saint Lucia’s Roots & Soul Festival in June

Renowned Jamaican Reggae band Morgan Heritage, has been added to a stellar line-up for the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival under the Soleil brand.

Morgan Heritage, which has performed on Saint Lucia in the past, will headline the two-day Roots and Soul event alongside Christopher Martin, Etana and American crooner Musiq Soulchild. The festival will also include some of Saint Lucia’s finest including Kayo, Rob Zii Taylor, Chrissy and Dynamics and Fourth World.

The Roots & Soul Festival is the...

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26 May 2017
11 Saint Lucian Entrepreneurs Among 30 Under 30 Campaign Winners

The OECS Commission has announced that after five months, and over one hundred applications from young business men and women throughout the region, the top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs have been chosen.

The selected cohort represents a diverse cross section of industries, including Food and Beverage, Art and Photography, Business, Technology, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Social Development, Sports, Photography and Entertainment.

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended this...

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17 May 2017
Jazz Headliner, Vanessa Williams Jazz Headliner, Vanessa Williams
Jazz 2017 Closes, Roots & Soul Next

The curtains came down on Saint Lucia Jazz 2017 at Pigeon Island on Sunday May 14 with a stellar performance by Grammy award winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams.

Williams bore her soul to the audience at Pigeon Island, speaking candidly about how she bounced back after being stripped of the Miss America title by turning to music and acting to show the world what she’s made of.

Her set was a tapestry of some of her best-known hits like Dreaming, Sweetest Days, Love Breaks Your Heart (Beverly...

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16 May 2017
Range Developments Representatives, Government of Saint Lucia officials Range Developments Representatives, Government of Saint Lucia officials

Range Developments, an international developer focusing on luxury hotel projects in the Caribbean, signed definitive agreements with the Government of Saint Lucia on Tuesday May 16th to continue the development of the Black Bay Master Development.

The heart of the Black Bay Master Development will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas set on 180 acres on the beautiful southern tip of the island. The site is on the Caribbean southwest coast, within easy reach of the international airport and the...

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12 May 2017
Saint Lucia to incorporate ICT in education

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is of the view that making digital educational content available can lessen the dependence on textbooks.

Speaking at the House sitting of the 2017 Appropriation Bill, Prime Minister Chastanet announced that a comprehensive assessment of all schools will be conducted in an effort to enhance quality and transform the education sector into one that is globally competitive.

“The government will introduce and enforce standards throughout the education system,” he said. “These...

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12 May 2017
SMEs to gain insight on how to increase competitiveness

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the Organization of American States (OAS) and Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness (CGGC), will be coordinating a four-day workshop on “Global Value Chain Industrial Policies: Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Competitiveness in the Caribbean.”

This workshop is designed to support the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)...

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08 May 2017
Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight into Hewanorra International Airport Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight into Hewanorra International Airport
Saint Lucia Welcomes Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight

Saint Lucia is poised for tourism growth from one of its main generating markets - the United Kingdom - as a result of a new Dreamliner weekly service from London Gatwick. 

On Thursday May 4, the Thomson Airways flight made its inaugural visit carrying close to 300 passengers.  They were greeted by an official delegation representing the Ministry of Tourism, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, TUI Group and Nexus Tours. The passengers were welcomed in true...

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05 May 2017
Government embarks on Agricultural Transformation Project

The Government of Saint Lucia has embarked on an Agricultural Transformation Project which it hopes will result in a dynamic shift in the industry.

A significant component of the Agricultural Transformation Project is the implementation of a three-year Banana Rehabilitation Program for which EC $13.8 million has been allocated in the 2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure.

According to the Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Ezekiel Joseph, there has been positive feedback following discussions between...

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