Investment Never Looked Better

27 Nov 2018
Angella Dalsou - Miss Universe Saint Lucia 2018

Castries, Tuesday November 27th 2018 – For the second consecutive year, Invest Saint Lucia is sponsoring Cinnamon Productions as the agency gets set to accompany Saint Lucia’s representative at the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant taking place in Bangkok, Thailand on December 16th.

ISL has thrown its support behind 24-year old Angella Dalsou, the island’s representative at the 67th annual competition.

Saint Lucia has been represented at the international pageant at least seven times – the first in 1977 when Iva Mendes participated and the last being Louise Victor, a former National Carnival Queen.

Joycie Medrick, head of Cinnamon Productions and National Director for Miss Universe Saint Lucia, sees this pageant as a platform that can empower women to make a difference in the lives of many.

“The Miss Universe platform is a great way for young women like Angella to aspire to greater things and help others on her way up. There are numerous humanitarian causes that she is currently involved in, in her community of Aupicon, Vieux-Fort and so many more that she will be establishing as a result of the traction she will receive from this experience.

“We’re really looking forward to the positive effects this will have on Saint Lucia’s marketing efforts since we see this as yet another platform to promote the island not only as an entertainment and tourism destination, but also one that will help promote the investment potential of the island.”

Roderick Cherry, CEO of Invest Saint Lucia, supports this notion, stating that ISL’s sponsorship of the contestant is testament to the Agency’s view that today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow and providing this level of encouragement can go a long way in their personal and professional development.

“Our mandate is to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the country and ISL sees opportunities such as this international pageant, as a way to help young people advance the causes of the disadvantaged by shedding light on those societal ills that can be alleviated.

“This is the second consecutive year that ISL is throwing its support behind the local contestant and we wish Miss Dalsou well and congratulate Cinnamon Productions for continuing to strive in their attempt to keep Saint Lucia top of mind internationally.”

The show, which will field over fifty contestants, will be aired live on Fox Television. Over the next three weeks of preparation for the December 16th competition, Miss Dalsou, along with scores of other contestants, will participate in a number of activities and Saint Lucians can follow her on Instagram (officialmissuniversesaintlucia), Facebook (missuniversesaintlucia/islandqueen) and Twitter (@msdalsou) to stay abreast with her latest posts.




INVEST SAINT LUCIA (formally the National Development Corporation) is charged with the responsibility to stimulate, facilitate, and promote the development of business and investment activities in selected sectors of the Saint Lucian economy. We offer a comprehensive knowledge of the processes to set up a business and information on available incentives to foster growth and to expand your business. INVEST SAINT LUCIA is a member of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA).