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17 May 2017
Jazz Headliner, Vanessa Williams Jazz Headliner, Vanessa Williams
Jazz 2017 Closes, Roots & Soul Next

The curtains came down on Saint Lucia Jazz 2017 at Pigeon Island on Sunday May 14 with a stellar performance by Grammy award winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams.

Williams bore her soul to the audience at Pigeon Island, speaking candidly about how she bounced back after being stripped of the Miss America title by turning to music and acting to show the world what she’s made of.

Her set was a tapestry of some of her best-known hits like Dreaming, Sweetest Days, Love Breaks Your Heart (Beverly...

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16 May 2017
Range Developments Representatives, Government of Saint Lucia officials Range Developments Representatives, Government of Saint Lucia officials

Range Developments, an international developer focusing on luxury hotel projects in the Caribbean, signed definitive agreements with the Government of Saint Lucia on Tuesday May 16th to continue the development of the Black Bay Master Development.

The heart of the Black Bay Master Development will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas set on 180 acres on the beautiful southern tip of the island. The site is on the Caribbean southwest coast, within easy reach of the international airport and the...

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12 May 2017
Saint Lucia to incorporate ICT in education

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is of the view that making digital educational content available can lessen the dependence on textbooks.

Speaking at the House sitting of the 2017 Appropriation Bill, Prime Minister Chastanet announced that a comprehensive assessment of all schools will be conducted in an effort to enhance quality and transform the education sector into one that is globally competitive.

“The government will introduce and enforce standards throughout the education system,” he said. “These...

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12 May 2017
SMEs to gain insight on how to increase competitiveness

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the Organization of American States (OAS) and Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness (CGGC), will be coordinating a four-day workshop on “Global Value Chain Industrial Policies: Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Competitiveness in the Caribbean.”

This workshop is designed to support the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)...

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08 May 2017
Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight into Hewanorra International Airport Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight into Hewanorra International Airport
Saint Lucia Welcomes Thomson Airways' Inaugural Flight

Saint Lucia is poised for tourism growth from one of its main generating markets - the United Kingdom - as a result of a new Dreamliner weekly service from London Gatwick. 

On Thursday May 4, the Thomson Airways flight made its inaugural visit carrying close to 300 passengers.  They were greeted by an official delegation representing the Ministry of Tourism, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, TUI Group and Nexus Tours. The passengers were welcomed in true...

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05 May 2017
Government embarks on Agricultural Transformation Project

The Government of Saint Lucia has embarked on an Agricultural Transformation Project which it hopes will result in a dynamic shift in the industry.

A significant component of the Agricultural Transformation Project is the implementation of a three-year Banana Rehabilitation Program for which EC $13.8 million has been allocated in the 2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure.

According to the Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Ezekiel Joseph, there has been positive feedback following discussions between...

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05 May 2017
Baron Foods Exports to Cuba

One of Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing companies, Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Limited, this week made the first shipment of its award-winning condiments to Cuba.  

Baron Foods CEO Ronald Ramjattan observed that the Company is creating an export path to Cuba which other Saint Lucian companies can follow given that Cuba is a new and emerging market with over 12 million inhabitants who share a similar culture and food preference with the rest of the Caribbean.

Over the last five years Baron Foods (St....

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28 Apr 2017
SOLEIL Summer Festival kicks off with Saint Lucia Jazz in May

SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival – will be launched in May when the season of festivals, as it is being dubbed, opens with Saint Lucia Jazz.

The four-day event that will feature quality Saint Lucian, Caribbean, and international jazz artists, beginning on May 11th and culminating at a Mother’s Day concert on May 14th, at the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark.

This year’s festival lineup blends island culture, famed musical talent, and eclectic music genres. Internationally renowned...

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28 Apr 2017
Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General
Building a new Saint Lucia - Dame Pearlette Louisy delivers the 2017 Throne Speech

Governor General of Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, marked the opening of the second session of the eleventh Parliament of Saint Lucia, Tuesday, with the customary Throne Speech which focused on government’s vision for building a new Saint Lucia grounded in the need to improve the country’s economic situation, and to arrest the present moral decline. This mandate, she said, will be undertaken through the introduction of novel programs in education, health, the social sector, climate...

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28 Apr 2017
OECS Ministers discuss environmental issues

The Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met in Grenada this week to address regional environmental issues.

The meeting, held under the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Development: Addressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities,” was chaired by Sen. Hon. Simon Stiell, Minister of State Responsible for Human Resource Development and the Environment, Grenada.

Dr. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, and Dr....

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