Investment Never Looked Better

20 Jun 2017
OECS Member States discuss harmonization of Citizenship by Investment Programs

Representatives from the region’s five Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) met in Saint Lucia on Friday, June 16 to explore opportunities for increased collaboration and harmonization of due diligence processes.

The meeting, convened at the behest of the Heads of Government of OECS member states with CIP programs, provided a platform to discuss further harmonization of CIPs across the region, and consider ways in which strategic collaboration could enhance the quality and efficiency of the...

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16 Jun 2017
EU, Saint Lucia Strengthen Alliances

Ambassadors from the European Union (EU) pledged their countries’ willingness to collaborate with Saint Lucia earlier this week, at a meeting with Hon Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

The meeting is part of ongoing dialogue between Saint Lucia and the EU on a variety of areas of cooperation including justice and security, health, infrastructure and climate change. It was headed by EU Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, OECS, and the Caribbean Community, HE Daniela Tramacere, and included an...

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16 Jun 2017

Experts from Latin America and the Caribbean were in Saint Lucia to attend a four-day sustainable development workshop ahead of international climate talks.

The workshop centred on building Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, and the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Inventories for the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Hon Dr Gale Rigobert was unable...

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12 Jun 2017
Part of the proposed area for Fairmont Resort at Sab Wisha Part of the proposed area for Fairmont Resort at Sab Wisha

Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is poised to undergo significant expansion within the next few years. Due to several major hotel projects, the island’s tourism room stock is to increase by 2000 rooms over the next 4 years thereby creating more variety in the accommodation offering. Already for this year, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has opened its doors with 455 rooms in two hotels one catering to families and the other, adults only.  Serenity Villas at Coconut Bay Resort, has also unveiled its...

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09 Jun 2017
The Department of Commerce partners with the SBFIC to foster business development

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize its relationship with one of its key international partners, the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC).

The overall aim of this cooperation project is to assist the Department of Commerce, in particular the Small Enterprise Development Unit, with capacity building.

This will include train-the-trainer...

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09 Jun 2017
Caribbean agencies to sign landmark agreement to support sustainable development goals on oceans

Eight intergovernmental organizations involved in the management of marine resources in the Caribbean and the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) region are expected to sign a landmark agreement for strengthened coordination and cooperation.

The goal of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be to enhance regional collaboration for the improved management of the resources of the Caribbean Sea that form the basis for fishing, tourism and maritime transportation.

The eight...

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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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