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09 Dec 2016
Antillia Brewing Company to launch its Sorrel Christmas Ale at Duty Free Pointe Seraphine

Saint Lucia’s first and only craft brewery, Antillia Brewing Company, will launch a very special Christmas Seasonal Ale - Sorrel Christmas Ale - at its brand new beer garden, Petit Antillia, at Duty Free Pointe Seraphine today Friday December 9th. It will be the first chance for local beer lovers to taste and take home this incredible holiday inspired beer.

The beer, whose beautiful red appearance reflects the careful use of locally harvested Sorrel in the process, is also delicately flavoured with...

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09 Dec 2016
Pinkley Francis - ISL; Capt. Derrick Mitchel – Salvation Army; Sirnatira Peter – LucianAid Foundation; Gaspard Henry – Feed the Poor Ministries; McHale Andrew - ISLPinkley Francis - ISL; Capt. Derrick Mitchel – Salvation Army; Sirnatira Peter – LucianAid Foundation; Gaspard Henry – Feed the Poor Ministries; McHale Andrew - ISL
Invest Saint Lucia - Spreading Christmas Cheer to the Disadvantaged

For the third consecutive year, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) is contributing to several local charities to assist with their respective end of year activities.

Feed The Poor Ministries, the LucianAid Foundation and the Salvation Army, are the beneficiaries of ISL’s benevolence. The non-profit organisations each received a financial contribution of $1000 and expressed their sincere gratitude, citing that this will help augment their expenses as they prepare to spread some Christmas cheer to the less...

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02 Dec 2016
OECS and Mexico collaborate on strategic tourism plan

The Ministry of Tourism in Mexico strongly attributes its impressive performance in tourism to effective planning.

The OECS Commission has collaborated with representatives from the Government of Mexico to develop a Sustainable Strategic Tourism Master Plan for OECS member states.

The Ambassador of Mexico to the OECS, His Excellency Luis M. Lopez Moreno; the Third Secretary in charge of Cooperation of the Embassy of Mexico; OECS Tourism Specialist, Dr. Lorraine Nicholas; OECS tourism permanent...

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29 Nov 2016
Mr. Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of DSH Caribbean Ltd., Prime Minister Allen Chastanet & HRH Prince Henry of Wales Mr. Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of DSH Caribbean Ltd., Prime Minister Allen Chastanet & HRH Prince Henry of Wales
Saint Lucia’s Pearl of the Caribbean to Transform the South

Saint Lucia is poised for significant advances in our tourism product and business environment thanks to Saint Lucia’s Pearl of the Caribbean which is expected to commence construction in 2017. The southern-based project, estimated to cost about $2-billion, is a fully integrated equestrian oriented development which will encompass the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club and its expected world class horse racing, and related entertainment, leisure and accommodation amenities.

At a sod-turning ceremony on Friday...

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28 Nov 2016
Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of DSH Caribbean Star Ltd, Prince Henry of Wales & Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of DSH Caribbean Star Ltd, Prince Henry of Wales & Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
Desert Star Holdings Ltd. Launches the Pearl of the Caribbean

The multi-million-dollar Pearl of the Caribbean was officially launched at a sod turning ceremony on Friday 25th November at the proposed site in Beausejour, Vieux-Fort.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, who was visiting Saint Lucia as part of an official tour of the Caribbean, was invited by the developers Desert Star Holdings Ltd. to assist in the unveiling of this fully integrated equestrian oriented project, which is expected to include the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club and its expected world...

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28 Nov 2016
Over 60 Saint Lucian exhibitors participate in Taiwan Exhibition

The 9th annual Saint Lucia Taiwan Partnership Trade Exhibition closed Sunday night (November 27th) after three days of networking, engagement and visitations from members of the public and buyers.

The annual event was organised by the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Sixty-five Saint Lucian entrepreneurs signed up for the expo representing producers of metal craft to a...

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22 Nov 2016
INVEST SAINT LUCIA ANNOUNCES THE RELAUNCH OF ITS WEBSITE

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL), the Government agency charged with promoting, stimulating and facilitating investment on the island, has relaunched its website – www.investstlucia.com

The redeveloped site is the main promotional and informational tool used to give Saint Lucia visibility in domestic, regional and international investment markets. In that context, the scope of the redesigned website was focused, inter alia, on promoting targeted investment and business opportunities in Saint Lucia, and...

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18 Nov 2016
Hon. Dr. Ubaldus RaymondHon. Dr. Ubaldus Raymond
Government to stimulate economic expansion

The Government of Saint Lucia has spearheaded several tax relief measures including tax amnesties, and a 2.5 percent reduction in Value Added Tax that will commence in February 2017; while a review process of Saint Lucia’s tax system is ongoing with the intent to implement less onerous taxes and improve the efficiency of the system.

This was the focus of Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Sen. Hon. Dr. Ubaldus Raymond’s address, on Wednesday November 16th to the annual general meeting (AGM) of the...

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18 Nov 2016
Saint Lucia’s Tax System Under Review

The Government of Saint Lucia is reviewing the country's tax system with a particular focus on value added tax (VAT).

The review will ensure the formulation of an effective tax structure for the island’s economic and fiscal viability.

This commitment was made by Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Sen. Hon. Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, during Tuesday’s Senate sitting. The minister indicated that the reduction in the standard rate of VAT from 15 to 12.5 percent—effective Feb. 1, 2017—is part of government's...

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08 Nov 2016
Paris climate change agreement enters into force

The OECS Commission celebrates the entry into force of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement.

On Oct. 5, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved with 86 of 197 parties having ratified.

Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties held in Paris, France, in December 2015.

Stipulations state that the agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day...

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