Investment Never Looked Better

03 Feb 2017
L-R: President of GP Group Georgi Vassilev, and Chief Executive Officer for overseas operations, Cristo PancheffL-R: President of GP Group Georgi Vassilev, and Chief Executive Officer for overseas operations, Cristo Pancheff
GP Group Officials to follow up on their potential investment following an official visit by ISL Representatives to Bulgaria

A delegation from Invest Saint Lucia - comprising Chairman Pinkley Francis, Deputy Chairman Jodi Boodhoo and Chief Executive Officer, McHale Andrew - travelled to Bulgaria from January 24th to 28th 2017, for a series of project site visits, meetings and discussions with the principals of the GP Group and their associated clients, investment partners and Government officials. 

The purpose of the visit, which was funded entirely by the GP Group, was to confirm the authenticity and antecedents of the GP...

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02 Feb 2017
Saint Lucia Announces Soleil – A Summer of Festivals for 2017

Castries, Saint Lucia (February 2, 2017) – Saint Lucia, whose global reputation for quality entertainment is built on 25 years of experience hosting the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts festival, announces SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival, a series of six festivals taking place from May through October.

During a launch held on Thursday, February 2, at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet noted that "Saint Lucia continues to create unique entertainment opportunities for visitors to our...

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31 Jan 2017
Hotel developments increase Saint Lucia’s accommodation capacity

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) announces the addition of new hotel products that will add more than 1,000 new rooms to the island’s inventory in the next few years.

“This hotel boom adds much-needed inventory to meet the demands of our key source markets. Tourism growth remains a priority in 2017 as well as developing new island experiences and events for travelers. We are optimistic that this will be a year of tourism expansion," said the Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic...

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30 Jan 2017
Sir Richard Branson Sir Richard Branson
OECS to get Centre for Entrepreneurship Training

British billionaire Richard Branson will assist in building a centre to train entrepreneurs in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Dr. Didicus Jules said while this had not been broadcast to the public as yet, dialogue with the mogul had begun.

“We have not announced it publicly yet, but I had discussions with Sir Richard Branson and he has agreed to set up an OECS centre for entrepreneurship.”

Dr Jules highlighted...

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30 Jan 2017
8th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards

The 2017 St. Lucia Business Awards took place on January 28th as the closing event for Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate Festival. Scores of patrons who attended the gala event, which was hosted at the Johnson’s Center in Rodney Bay, witnessed awards being given in the following categories:

Business of the Year Award - Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd.

Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation - Green Haven Fresh Farms

Award for Service Excellence - eMagine Solutions Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award...

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27 Jan 2017
Prime Minister addresses investments, economy

Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet met with members of the local press following a four-day visit to the United Kingdom.

During a pre-Cabinet media briefing, Mr. Chastanet provided details of his trip, including a meeting with the Desert Star Holdings (DSH) Pearl of the Caribbean project team. The Pearl of the Caribbean is a proposed resort and equestrian sport development for Vieux Fort.

“As I have said, the only part of the project that we knew the details up until now is the horse racing track....

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27 Jan 2017
Businesses urged to remain Trade License Compliant

The Chair of the Trade License Advisory Board would like to inform all persons and companies trading in Saint Lucia who are not CARICOM nationals within the meaning of the Trade License Act (Cap. 13.04 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia) to ensure that they possess a valid license to trade in Saint Lucia for the year 2017.

A trade license is an annual license issued by the secretary of the Trade License Advisory Board to a person or company to trade under specific conditions. For example, a trade...

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23 Jan 2017
Artistic Impression of the Pearl of the Caribbean Project Artistic Impression of the Pearl of the Caribbean Project
Saint Lucia Reveals More on $2.6 Billion “Pearl of the Caribbean”

It’s the biggest new resort project in the Caribbean, and Saint Lucia’s government has unveiled a series of new details on the new “Pearl of the Caribbean” project on the island’s southern end.

The Vieux Fort-area project (near the country’s international airport) is the brainchild of developer Desert Star Holdings Limited, based in Hong Kong and with an expertise in the horse racing industry.

The proposed project will include a marina, race course, resort, shopping mall complex, casino, free trade...

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20 Jan 2017
L-R Legal Counsel Seryozha Cenac & Investment Manager Alana Brice (ISL), Nicole McDonald (OPM), Winston Trim (Equine Consultant), Nancy Charles (OPM)L-R Legal Counsel Seryozha Cenac & Investment Manager Alana Brice (ISL), Nicole McDonald (OPM), Winston Trim (Equine Consultant), Nancy Charles (OPM)
Government Commits to Consultation Process on the Pearl of the Caribbean Project

The Government of Saint Lucia, in collaboration with Invest Saint Lucia, is continuing its informative and consultative process on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” development.

On Tuesday January 17th the Government held a press briefing where a Fact Sheet on the proposed project was released to the public. The briefing featured Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia Pinkley Francis, along with Invest Saint Lucia’s Investment Promotion & Fulfilment Manager Alana Lansiquot-Brice, Legal Counsel/Corporate Secretary...

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17 Jan 2017
L-R Legal Counsel Seryozha Cenac, Investment Manager Alana Brice, Chairman Pinkley Francis (ISL), Nicole McDonald (OPM), Dainea Stevens (ISL)L-R Legal Counsel Seryozha Cenac, Investment Manager Alana Brice, Chairman Pinkley Francis (ISL), Nicole McDonald (OPM), Dainea Stevens (ISL)
Government of Saint Lucia Addresses Concerns Related to the Pearl of the Caribbean Project

Castries, Saint Lucia, January 17th 2017 - The Office of the Prime Minister and Invest Saint Lucia held a press briefing on the Pearl of the Caribbean project, in an effort to clarify some of the misrepresentations regarding the proposed project earmarked for the south of the island.

Speaking in his capacity as the Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, the agency responsible for facilitating the said investment, businessman Pinkley Francis noted that the Government of Saint Lucia is fully committed to...

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