Increasing global economic challenges are not only impacting businesses, but non-profit institutions as well. Wading these challenges means that higher education institutions in the non-profit sector must seek new fundraising strategies.
To this end, The University of the West Indies launched the first UWI Global Giving Week during a ceremony held under the patronage of Saint Lucia's Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy at her residence on July 8th.
UWI Global Giving Week runs from...View More
Saint Lucia continues to be a favourite destination with travelers the world over. This latest recognition has come from US News & World Report as one of the "best places to visit in the Caribbean".
In its 2016-17 U.S. News Best Vacations standings, Saint Lucia received the following rankings:
#2 in the Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean;
#6 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations;
#8 in Best Caribbean Beaches and;
#14 in Best Islands in the World.
See the full rankings here: ...View More
The process of cultivating a buoyant and sustainable cultural and creative economy within the Caribbean is a step closer with the development of a business plan to establish the Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU).
At the 26th Intercessional meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government held in February 2015, a recommendation was made for a dedicated body to address the needs of the Region's cultural and creative industries in the form of a Caribbean Creative...View More
A new president has been elected at the Annual General meeting of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) to serve during the next period from 2017-2019. Hosted in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), on 7-8 June 2016 in Curacao outgoing President Mr. McHale Andrew (who is also the CEO of Invest Saint Lucia) in his opening remarks noted the continued importance and relevance of Caribbean investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to the...View More
Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) is among members of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) who benefitted from training in usage of an FDI Data Repository. This was one of the primary focus areas at CAIPA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Curacao earlier this month.
The Data Repository will allow all Caribbean IPA's to track investment flows as well as measure the gross impact of investment projects on their respective economies. Moreover, it will offer CAIPA members a...View More
The OECS Commission is the latest entity to extend congratulations to the newly elected Government of Saint Lucia and Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet following the general elections of June 06, 2016.
The Commission remarked that it was heartened by the peaceful conduct of the elections and commended the electorate and the political parties for the restraint and high level of maturity which was manifested throughout the process.
The OECS Commission said it is looking forward to welcoming the newly...View More
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2 June 2016
SAINT LUCIA: Range Developments, an international developer specialising in luxury hotel projects in the Caribbean, has signed an agreement with the Government of Saint Lucia to be the Master Developer of Black Bay.
The Black Bay Master Development will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas, a small marina, and an equestrian centre set on 180 acres in the unspoilt south tip of the island. The site is on the Caribbean southwest coast, within easy reach of the...View More
Du Boulay's Bottling Company has been recognized as one of the top investors in the Region, having emerged winner in the Local Investor of the Year category at this year's Regional Investor of the Year Awards (RIYA). The RIYA is a collaborative initiative that seeks to recognize and promote the contribution of foreign and local investors to the Caribbean economy. Du Boulay's beat out two other nominees - Chocolate Dreams Ltd. from Jamaica and Bowjay from Guyana - to win the category title.
The overall...View More
The Caribbean Export Development Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States, to strengthen investment and trade promotion and facilitation, and develop reciprocal cooperation between the US-based entities and the member states of Caribbean Export.
According to Caribbean Export, this MOU will strengthen the region's efforts to access the markets of Latin America, opening opportunities for partnerships with US-based Latin firms and Latin...View More
For the fourth consecutive year, Invest Saint Lucia has thrown its support behind the National Community Foundation (NCF). During its annual telethon held on May 22nd, ISL's representative, Mrs. Natasha Edwin-Walcott, made a donation of EC $5000 to the foundation which is geared towards assisting disadvantaged students meet the cost of their educational needs.
As is customary, Mrs. Edwin-Walcott also assisted with the pledges during the event which was carried live on local television.
Speaking during...View More