Investment Never Looked Better

 
26 Jan 2018
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM LAUNCHES MAJOR ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, together with the Project Coordination Unit of the Department of Economic Development, this week launched a new tourism initiative that will encompass a number of infrastructural projects that are aimed at enhancing the overall aesthetics of at least three cities within the OECS Region.

This Tourism Enhancement Project which will benefit Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada, is meant to facilitate the movement of tourists between the...

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19 Jan 2018
VACANCY NOTICE - PROJECT MANAGER, LAND RATIONALISATION

A vacancy currently exists at Invest Saint Lucia for the post of Project Manager, Land Rationalisation.

The successful candidate will be accountable for all matters relating to the “Land Rationalisation Project,” the objective of which is to facilitate and enhance social, economic and land development in the southern part of the island.

The ideal candidate will be technically sound on land management issues with a proven track record of successful project management.  

Duties and...

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16 Jan 2018
Government to Undertake Major Infrastructural Plans

Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet has given insight into some major infrastructural projects due to take place in Saint Lucia.

During his address at the ceremony to welcome the arrival of the island’s first quantum class vessel, the Prime Minister noted that the execution of the US $18.8 million-dollar port extension, was just the beginning of a major expansion programme for Saint Lucia.

Chastanet explained that the time had come to relocate the container port to Cul-de-Sac, which is also expected...

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15 Jan 2018
Anthem of the Seas berthed at Duty Free Pointe Seraphine Anthem of the Seas berthed at Duty Free Pointe Seraphine
Port Castries Welcomes Anthem of the Seas

History was made at dawn on Saturday January 13th when the Anthem of the Seas became the largest cruise ship to sail into Port Castries. Its accommodation was made possible by the completion of extension works at Berth #1 at Pointe Seraphine.

The US$18.8 million-dollar project, constructed by Dutch company Ballast Nedam, saw the extension of Berth #1 by 164 feet, at a width of 40 feet, with the installation of an additional bollard for anchoring the ship on the concrete extension.

A high capacity...

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29 Dec 2017
CALLS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Invest Saint Lucia (lSL), as the official agency responsible for investment generation, promotion and facilitation, is seeking to improve on the entrepreneurship landscape in Saint Lucia.

In supporting this drive, ISL is considering a new initiative - the use of an ISL factory shell as a dedicated shared incubator space to encourage the growth of micro and small businesses.

Thus, ISL is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) for the establishment of this...

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27 Dec 2017
Invest Saint Lucia Records Successes in Investment Facilitation

Castries, Saint Lucia, Friday December 22, 2017 - In keeping with its mandate to advance the island’s socio-economic development through the facilitation of direct investment, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) can report that it has recorded significant strides this year, thanks to its close collaboration with potential investors, the public sector and private sector players.

In 2017, ISL continued to work with a number of local and foreign investors from a wide cross-section of businesses, some of which have...

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20 Dec 2017
Digital Marketing Symposium wraps up Business Month 2017

The third annual Digital Marketing Symposium brought the curtains down on the observance of Business Month in November.

The symposium was jointly hosted by the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the Saint Lucia ICT Association. It aimed to engage participants on digital and online media best practices to empower and enable them to upgrade their digital presence in a competitive global market.

Speaking at the event, TEPA’s Information Officer, Mr Glenfield Gilbert indicated that the symposium was...

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20 Dec 2017
Saint Lucia Food & Rum Slated for January 2018

The Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which is slated for January 12-14, 2018, will explores the island's sensational flavors with the Award-Winning Chef, TV host and Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson.

A new and exciting addition, is the inaugural Caribbean Rum Awards, curated by Caribbean Journal. The festival begins on Friday January 12 with select restaurants featuring rum inspired Prix Fixe menus. The three-day Festival continues through the weekend, with a celebration of the island’s unique...

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20 Dec 2017
Saint Lucia to welcome Quantum-class vessels in January 2018

From January 2018, the island will have the capacity to accommodate Quantum-class vessels. That’s according to the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), which is reporting that the construction of the dolphin berth at the Pointe Seraphine Cruise Terminal, remains on schedule. The berth extension project is in the final phase, and regular ships begun docking as of December 10th. DFPS will welcome its first Quantum-class vessel, Anthem of the Seas, on January 13th 2018.

To date, Saint Lucia...

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08 Dec 2017
Javier Coll, EVP & CSO, Apple Leisure Group, and Jan LaPointe, VP, Strategic Planning Retail Sales North America, AMRewards, Sales & Marketing CanadaJavier Coll, EVP & CSO, Apple Leisure Group, and Jan LaPointe, VP, Strategic Planning Retail Sales North America, AMRewards, Sales & Marketing Canada
Luxury hotel group sets its sights on Saint Lucia: “The timing is right”

The island of Saint Lucia will soon welcome not one, but two new resort gems, courtesy of Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts.

The company recently announced that it will be bringing two of its luxury, all-inclusive resort brands to the island in 2020, marking its entry into Saint Lucia.

And although AMResorts isn’t saying yet how the new properties will be branded, buzz is already building for what’s to come.

In this edition of Friday Five, we sit down with Javier Coll, Executive Vice President...

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