20 Dec 2017
Saint Lucia to welcome Quantum-class vessels in January 2018

From January 2018, the island will have the capacity to accommodate Quantum-class vessels. That’s according to the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), which is reporting that the construction of the dolphin berth at the Pointe Seraphine Cruise Terminal, remains on schedule. The berth extension project is in the final phase, and regular ships begun docking as of December 10th. DFPS will welcome its first Quantum-class vessel, Anthem of the Seas, on January 13th 2018.

To date, Saint Lucia...

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08 Dec 2017
Javier Coll, EVP & CSO, Apple Leisure Group, and Jan LaPointe, VP, Strategic Planning Retail Sales North America, AMRewards, Sales & Marketing CanadaJavier Coll, EVP & CSO, Apple Leisure Group, and Jan LaPointe, VP, Strategic Planning Retail Sales North America, AMRewards, Sales & Marketing Canada
Luxury hotel group sets its sights on Saint Lucia: “The timing is right”

The island of Saint Lucia will soon welcome not one, but two new resort gems, courtesy of Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts.

The company recently announced that it will be bringing two of its luxury, all-inclusive resort brands to the island in 2020, marking its entry into Saint Lucia.

And although AMResorts isn’t saying yet how the new properties will be branded, buzz is already building for what’s to come.

In this edition of Friday Five, we sit down with Javier Coll, Executive Vice President...

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08 Dec 2017
Request for Quotation – Publication of Annual Report – Invest Saint Lucia


Invest Saint Lucia is currently soliciting quotations (“RFQ”) for the production and printing of its Annual Report 2017.

The intent of this RFQ is to identify and select an experienced and creative publishing company that will be responsible for coordinating the artwork, design and layout of this print publication.


Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) was established by Act of Parliament Number 14 of 2014, to preserve and continue the corporate identity of the former National Development...

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17 Nov 2017

CARICOM member states must seize the opportunity to help the countries that were devastated by the recent hurricanes to build back better and become the first climate-resilient nations in the world, said CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, during the opening of the 45th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.

The impact of the hurricanes wrought on some CARICOM member states and associate members have affected...

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13 Nov 2017
Saint Lucia joins movement to conserve bio-diversity

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) are increasing efforts to help Caribbean countries boost fair access to their genetic resources and equitable sharing of benefits derived.

The IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse environmental union composed of both government and civil society organizations, working for a just world that values and conserves nature. Working through the Department of Sustainable Development...

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13 Nov 2017
MSMEs Benefit from Finance and Equity Symposium

As part of activities for Business Month, the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development, and Consumer Affairs held the third annual Finance and Equity Symposium, earlier this week.

The symposium targeted business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who were enlightened on the various equity and financing options available to them, especially given the constraints faced by MSMEs in accessing needed capital.


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10 Nov 2017
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is one of multiple leisure brands owned and operated by Apple Leisure GroupSecrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is one of multiple leisure brands owned and operated by Apple Leisure Group
Two new luxury resort brands for Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) subsidiary AMResorts® today announced that the company will bring two of its luxury, all inclusive resort brands to St. Lucia.

These contracts mark the company’s entry into the island, and expand Apple Leisure Group’s rapidly growing resort management portfolio to its ninth country.

With 16 properties in the development pipeline, ALG will have more than 60 open resorts across Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama by 2019.

“The ALG family of...

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03 Nov 2017
CARICOM, Mexico Discuss New Areas of Focus

CARICOM Heads of Government and Ministers of Foreign Affairs gathered in Belize on October 25th for the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit. The summit was co-chaired by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada, and the President of Mexico, His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto.

The summit explored avenues to strengthen relations between CARICOM and Mexico through dialogue and cooperation, and explored opportunities to build upon the work undertaken from the three previous summits. Both sides...

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23 Oct 2017
CTO ranks Saint Lucia as second-fastest growing destination

Saint Lucia’s tourism sector continues to enjoy robust performance, recording the second fastest growth in the region among member countries of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

Bermuda leads the member countries as at August with an 11.9 percent increase in stayover arrivals over 2016, followed by Saint Lucia at 9.2 percent. Saint Lucia also recorded the third highest percentage increase for the month of August at 11.4 percent, behind Belize at 19.1 percent, and Grenada at 16.9 percent.


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23 Oct 2017
OECS Signs US$6.3 Million Grant Agreement

The commitment to sustainable growth and resilience of the Caribbean’s Blue Economy has been further strengthened with the signing of a US $6.3 million grant agreement for the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP).

The agreement, signed during the World Bank’s Annual Meetings at its headquarters in Washington DC by Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS Commission; and Ms. Tahseen Sayed Khan, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, will support Eastern Caribbean countries to...

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