The tourism sector in the Caribbean is expected to continue to grow.
That word has come from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA’s) director general and chief executive officer Frank J Comito.
While admitting that the sector was facing some challenges, he said it was still poised to continue on a path of growth.
“This year has been a mixed bag. But our stopover arrivals are on pace to top a record 30 million in 2016. Twenty-one destinations out of 32 are up [increase in arrivals] for...View More
The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs this week hosted a Finance and Equity Symposium tailored to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The symposium served as an opportunity to enlighten business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on the available equity and financing options. It also served as an avenue for networking in the hopes of fostering better understanding among all parties, thereby increasing the opportunity to access...View More
The Fourteenth Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) is being held in the Cayman Islands from 24th - 28th October, 2016 under the theme "Investing in Food and Agriculture".
The Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA), the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), in collaboration with key partners in the Caribbean region, are promoting agribusiness in the...View More
'A Unique Buying Opportunity'
The Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, are spearheading the planning and execution of Specialty Caribbean Expo.
TEPA is the Saint Lucia Government's National Trade Export and Promotion Agency, and the organization mandated to lead the island's national export development effort. The overall objective of the agency is to increase aggregate volume and value of exports from Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia's Minister for Energy, Infrastructure, Ports and Labour, Hon. Stephenson King, represented the island at the inaugural Sustainable Energy Conference organized jointly by the European Union and the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM).
Participants at the October 10th -11th event held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Convention Center in Barbados, witnessed the signing of a "Joint Declaration between the European Union and the CARIFORUM on reinforced cooperation in the field of sustainable energy" as...
Invest Saint Lucia was represented by its CEO at the just ended World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) World Investment Conference (#WIC16) on Sustainable FDI held in Istanbul, Turkey. This annual meeting, which is into its 21st year, brought together Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from a vast number of countries; other government officials, development sector leaders, private sector representatives and academics relevant to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and...View More
The Council of Ministers of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) concluded its 34th regular meeting in Saint Lucia on October 14th with the Council approving new regulations aimed at enhancing the environment for competition in the telecommunications sector in ECTEL member states.
The new regulations address consumer protection, which among other provisions, guard against unfair restrictions on consumer choices in services; submarine cable regulations, which set out conditions for...View More
Developers of the Sunset Bay Resort in Choiseul, Saint Lucia, held a community town hall meeting to brief residents on the status of the project earmarked for the Sabwisha area.
The GP Group, alongside the Parliamentary Representative for Choiseul Hon. Bradley Felix and representatives of the Board and Management of Invest Saint Lucia, met with members of the Community to discuss plans for the tourism project.
Despite the low turnout, the developers were able to reassure the residents that their plans...View More
Climate change innovators in the region can now access funding to develop their respective projects, through the World Bank's Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC).
These innovations include clean technologies in energy, water, agriculture, transport, among other areas, that are designed to mitigate the effects of, and adapt to climate change.
"There are many opportunities for Jamaicans and the rest of the Caribbean to utilize climate change to increase employment, economic...View More
The Region's private sector is being called upon to drive forward with the adoption of renewable energy solutions. The recommendation was made by Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), Pamela Coke-Hamilton, at the EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference in Barbados.
"What we have found at Caribbean Export is that companies are increasingly eager to take corrective measures because it affects their bottom line", Coke-Hamilton shared.
The implementation...View More