07 Mar 2018
Saint Lucia to strengthen market reach through strategic partnerships

Saint Lucia is expanding its tourism market reach and visibility by forging partnerships with leading US travel industry partners.

In 2017 Saint Lucia set a record in tourism arrivals and tourism growth surpassing all previous years. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the destination is currently pacing ahead of its past year’s performance.

Building upon this momentum, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has embarked upon strategic partnerships with Virtuoso Travel Network, Cruise...

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05 Mar 2018
A CALL TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS - The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative is a five-week fellowship programme that seeks to develop more creative businesses

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs would like to inform entrepreneurs between the ages of 25 – 35, of the United States fellowship programme dubbed, “the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI),” to be held from September – October, 2018.

The YLAI Professional Fellowship is a five-week programme, fully funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, targeting young entrepreneurs who have...

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28 Feb 2018
CRFM Fast Tracks Climate Change Protocol

We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters.

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has recently inked an agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)that will put the region on better footing to address the impacts of disasters on fishing communities.


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23 Feb 2018

2017 heralded a record-breaking year for tourism in Saint Lucia, with over one million, three hundred visitors to the island. According to Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Hon. Dominic Fedee, this was as a direct result of the efforts made in the various sub sectors of the Industry.

“The cruise ships not only increased in size, but by the number of calls they made to our destination,” he said. “Stay over arrivals created history by generating for the first time 386,127 visitors or an 11 percent...

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16 Feb 2018
Saint Lucia, Finland to discuss clean energy

Finland’s Ambassador to Saint Lucia, has pledged his country’s commitment to a cooperation agreement established in 2009, when Saint Lucia first established diplomatic relations with the country, paving the way for its sister territories in the OECS, who subsequently embraced Finland at the diplomatic level in 2010.  

His Excellency Ambassador Jukka Pietikainen presented his letters of credence to Saint Lucia’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Neville Cenac, at a brief ceremony which took place at...

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14 Feb 2018

Saint Lucia’s Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Saint Lucia) is seeking applications from dynamic individuals with the credentials, experience and vision to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position carries immense responsibility and calls for a thorough commitment to the advancement of the island’s socio-economic development. The selected candidate will direct the Agency’s investment and business activities to ensure the achievement of its mandate and champion the development and...

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09 Feb 2018

The Government of Saint Lucia achieved a new and significant milestone this week, when the Cabinet of Ministers approved a National Services Policy along with the Services Sector Strategy and Action Plans for four priority Service Sectors namely, the Creative Industries; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); Professional Services; and Spa and Wellness.

The adoption of the policy represented the culmination of years of collaboration, consultation and effort from the Department of Commerce...

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02 Feb 2018
Saint Lucia Rolling Out Island-wide Broadband Network

Saint Lucia has reached an agreement with the Government of Taiwan to roll out a high-speed fiber optic broadband network for every of the nation’s households.

The infrastructure, estimated to cost US$4 million, will serve as a foundation for the island to foster a digital economy. Taiwan is contributing US$3.28 million to the project, with the Government of Saint Lucia providing the remaining US$720,000.

The island-wide network project will be completed within three months, reported Jamaica Observer,...

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02 Feb 2018
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TEPA Launches Taste of Saint Lucia Label

The Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), this week launched its ‘Taste of Saint Lucia’ (TOSL) brand at the Duty Free Pointe Seraphine Shopping Complex (DFPS).

Taste of Saint Lucia is a concept which was created to increase visibility and market share for Saint Lucian products in potential and growing markets.

In 2014, when the initial “Taste of Saint Lucia” Campaign was launched in the UK Market, it was realised that the TOSL label needed to be refined with a view to ensuring its sustainability....

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02 Feb 2018
Government Extends Condolences to Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia

It is with great sadness that the Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Pinkley Francis, following the sudden death of his mother, Mrs. Marie Magdalene Francis.  

Known affectionately as “Ma Devotion” or “Ms. Dye”, 76-year-old Mrs. Francis was an adored personality in the community of Roblot, Choiseul, where for many years she ran a small family business.

The Government also extends condolences to all family members and friends and by extension to the...

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