Investment Never Looked Better

06 Oct 2016
A New Push to Make the Caribbean Hotel Sector Greener

The United States Agency for International Development's Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association in a move to bolster energy efficiency in the region's hotel sector.

The agreement, which was signed during the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Puerto Rico, outlines the joint actions that will be taken to address the sector's needs- primarily in the areas of energy policy reform, research and...

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06 Oct 2016
Saint Lucia, France sign Judicial Agreements

Saint Lucia and France have signed two agreements to support both countries in dealing with criminal matters.

The Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and the Extradition Agreement, were signed by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon. Allen M. Chastanet and the Ambassador of France, His Excellency Eric de la Moussaye.

The intentions of the contracts are to prevent and suppress acts of terrorism. The agreements also cement the relationship in the field of justice between the French...

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30 Sep 2016
Saint Lucia ready for business following storm

Saint Lucia is fully operational in the aftermath of the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew.

The system brought heavy rains and strong winds throughout Wednesday, and was well over 1000 miles off Saint Lucia by daylight on Thursday, September 29th.

With the official "all clear" from the island's National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), essential services personnel were out leading recovery efforts by late Thursday.

There was no reported loss of life as a result of the storm, but there were...

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30 Sep 2016
World Bank and Caribbean Export Launch LINK-CARIBBEAN

Caribbean start-up, early-stage and growth businesses now have another means for raising capital as a result of the formation of LINK-Caribbean, an investment facilitation Programme aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly business angel investors. Launched on September 27th 2016, by the World Bank Group and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), the Programme will contribute towards the development of the angel...

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26 Sep 2016
Technology tools to be explored at Tourism Conference

Leveraging technology and understanding the power of Google Analytics to bolster the performance of the Caribbean's tourism sector, will be a major talking point when the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), convenes on September 30th at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), organizers of the meeting, disclosed that experts from technology companies such as Google and TravelClick will share trade tips with delegates at the second...

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23 Sep 2016
CARICOM Deepens Regional Partnerships to Address De-risking

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has deepened its partnerships within the region in order to strengthen its efforts to address the withdrawal of correspondent banking services from some regional institutions.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, who is leading CARICOM's advocacy on the matter, recently met with the heads of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) to discuss CARICOM's high level advocacy in response to the emerging...

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20 Sep 2016
Prime Minister Proposes National Carrier for Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has initiated discussions with regional carriers with a view to attracting new airlines to the island. Speaking at a September 19th press conference, Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet disclosed that serious consideration is being given to making Caribbean Airlines Saint Lucia's national carrier. He also noted that his administration has had discussions with Seaborne Airlines with the hope of attracting a Puerto Rico flight to Saint Lucia.

A former Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister,...

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12 Sep 2016
Latin American Investors to explore business opportunities within the Caribbean Region

Latin American investors are seeking to expand business ties in the Caribbean, with companies in two major business capitals looking to forge new and deeper ties with their smaller Hemispheric neighbours to the south.

On the heels of the announcement of a visit scheduled for November from a Brazilian investment mission interested in doing business in the Eastern Caribbean, Mexico says it too has plans to meet with investors from the wider Caribbean in November, in Mexico.

The Brazilian mission, being...

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09 Sep 2016
Prime Minister Chastanet adopts CARICOM environment portfolio

Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet has reaffirmed his willingness to ensure that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is successfully revamped into a more dynamic and highly influential regional and global entity.

Hon. Chastanet made this commitment during a visit with CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and his Chef de Cabinet, Charmaine Atkinson-Jordan.

The two CARICOM officials paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister on September 6th, at his official residence at Vigie. The...

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09 Sep 2016
Saint Lucia joins fight against ozone depletion

The Department of Sustainable Development will host a week of activities in commemoration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (Ozone Day) 2016.

The activities will be held from September 12th - 16th, and will include an Ozone Day Address by the Minister for Sustainable Development, a series of articles in local newspapers, technician training in good refrigeration and air conditioning practices, presentations at selected primary schools, and a sale on recovery and recycling...

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