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05 May 2017
Baron Foods Exports to Cuba

One of Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing companies, Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Limited, this week made the first shipment of its award-winning condiments to Cuba.  

Baron Foods CEO Ronald Ramjattan observed that the Company is creating an export path to Cuba which other Saint Lucian companies can follow given that Cuba is a new and emerging market with over 12 million inhabitants who share a similar culture and food preference with the rest of the Caribbean.

Over the last five years Baron Foods (St....

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28 Apr 2017
SOLEIL Summer Festival kicks off with Saint Lucia Jazz in May

SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival – will be launched in May when the season of festivals, as it is being dubbed, opens with Saint Lucia Jazz.

The four-day event that will feature quality Saint Lucian, Caribbean, and international jazz artists, beginning on May 11th and culminating at a Mother’s Day concert on May 14th, at the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark.

This year’s festival lineup blends island culture, famed musical talent, and eclectic music genres. Internationally renowned...

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28 Apr 2017
Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General
Building a new Saint Lucia - Dame Pearlette Louisy delivers the 2017 Throne Speech

Governor General of Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, marked the opening of the second session of the eleventh Parliament of Saint Lucia, Tuesday, with the customary Throne Speech which focused on government’s vision for building a new Saint Lucia grounded in the need to improve the country’s economic situation, and to arrest the present moral decline. This mandate, she said, will be undertaken through the introduction of novel programs in education, health, the social sector, climate...

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28 Apr 2017
OECS Ministers discuss environmental issues

The Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met in Grenada this week to address regional environmental issues.

The meeting, held under the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Development: Addressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities,” was chaired by Sen. Hon. Simon Stiell, Minister of State Responsible for Human Resource Development and the Environment, Grenada.

Dr. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, and Dr....

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21 Apr 2017
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
Saint Lucia to benefit from World Bank Tourism Competitiveness Project

Saint Lucia is among three Caribbean islands expected to benefit from better connectivity, better infrastructure, and improved tourism market development as a result of a US $26 million regional project approved by the Board of Directors of the World Bank. Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the other beneficiaries of this initiative.

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet signed the agreement for the new World Bank Tourism Competitiveness Project on April 20th, in Washington.

Tourism is...

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21 Apr 2017
Labour Minister, Stephenson King Labour Minister, Stephenson King
ILO Supports Saint Lucia’s Labour Code Review

Saint Lucia’s labour code reflects strongly the principles and practices enshrined in ILO Conventions and other international labour standards. That’s according to Ranier Pritzer of the International Labour Organization (ILO) who was on island for the recently concluded two-day legislative review of the Labour Code. 

Pritzer, who is the ILO’s Senior Specialist on Social Dialogue and Labour Administration, has pledged more support to Saint Lucia as stakeholders continue to engage in social dialogue on...

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21 Apr 2017
Stonefield Estate, Soufriere Stonefield Estate, Soufriere
Top Canadian Travel Agency Names Saint Lucia and USVI Among Top Honeymoon Getaways

Soufriere, Saint Lucia and Cruz Bay, St John in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have been selected among the world’s best honeymoon destinations by one of Canada’s top travel agencies, Flight Network.

The travel experts were blown away by Saint Lucia, describing it as the perfect getaway for the happily married.

“Soufriere is where the rainforest, Piton Mountains and sea meet on the west coast of the famous island, St. Lucia. This area is relatively underdeveloped compared to the rest of the...

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13 Apr 2017
Invest Saint Lucia Contributes to the National Community Foundation

For the fifth consecutive year, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) will contribute EC $5000 to the National Community Foundation’s (NCF) education scholarship fund.

According to the NCF, education occupies a large chunk of its budget and at least 150 students benefit annually from the fund.

ISL’s contribution is consistent with the educational component of its community outreach programme. The annual donation is aimed at supplementing the NCF’s existing educational assistance fund that provides much needed...

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13 Apr 2017
Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) - Provision of Services to Saint Lucia Medical Facilities

The Government of Saint Lucia, acting through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, is preparing for the opening of the new Owen King EU Hospital.

In this regard, Government is giving consideration to partnering with private sector service providersthrough the outsourcing of some of the services required at the EU Hospital and associated medical facilities. The objective of this approach is to ensure that the required services are delivered to the health care system with maximum efficiency and at...

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07 Apr 2017
Port CastriesPort Castries
Port Castries to host mega cruise ships in December

Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Hon. Stephenson King, announced at a sitting of the House of Assembly on April 4, that Saint Lucia will welcome its first mega cruise vessel in December.

Minister king made the announcement following a motion to allow the Minister for Finance to borrow US$15,000,000 from the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) on behalf of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), to extend the Breasting Dolphin Berth at Pointe Seraphine to facilitate...

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