Investment Never Looked Better

31 Mar 2017
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Attends Miami Conference

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet was one of the featured speakers at the World Bank Conference to discuss key priorities for small Caribbean economies.

The high level conference, held Thursday at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, tackled “The Caribbean Dilemma” and included an audience of hundreds of senior policy-makers, renowned economists and businessmen who identified common opportunities and debated shared solutions for sustained growth across the region.

The conference was co-organized with...

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21 Mar 2017
Reforming Saint Lucia’s Business Environment

Minister with responsibility for Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Bradly Felix, said the main impetus to the reformation of the island’s business environment is to provide improved opportunity for Saint Lucian citizens to use their skill and ingenuity to produce tradable goods and resources.

The Minister was addressing stakeholders at the second National Forum on Doing Business in Saint Lucia, on March 16. The main objective of the forum was to...

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17 Mar 2017
Hon. Sir Derek Walcott Hon. Sir Derek Walcott
Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, has died on the island of Saint Lucia. He was 87.

Walcott's death in the eastern Caribbean nation was first confirmed early Friday by his son, Peter.

"Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia," read a family statement released later in the morning. It said the funeral would be held in Saint Lucia and details...

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15 Mar 2017
David Rubin, Co-founder of OJO Labs (far right) presenting to the Cabinet of Ministers and Representatives from Invest Saint Lucia David Rubin, Co-founder of OJO Labs (far right) presenting to the Cabinet of Ministers and Representatives from Invest Saint Lucia
Artificial intelligence call center to open in Vieux Fort

The community of Vieux Fort will soon benefit from an artificial intelligence (AI) call center.

The call center aims to improve the real estate industry in the United States. The Saint Lucia operation will provide support in ensuring that the AI system is effective. The initiative is expected to generate almost 100 jobs at its initial launch, set for August.

Co-founder of OJO Labs, David Rubin, made a presentation to the Cabinet of Ministers and Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) on March 14.

“We have some...

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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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