26 Mar 2018
Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company
Patrick Eze wins 'GET IN THE RING' Saint Lucia showdown

The founder of a business which converts discarded cooking oil into diesel and dish washing liquid, has won the inaugural GET IN THE RING St. Lucia pitching competition.

Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company emerged victorious, out-pitching five other entrepreneurs seeking to convince a panel of judges of the soundness and scalability of their business idea. GET IN THE RING is a global contest.

Patrick Eze will represent Saint Lucia at the big final taking place in Portugal in May this year. The...

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26 Mar 2018
Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project set for take-off

Castries, Saint Lucia, March 26, 2018 - The long anticipated redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort is scheduled to take flight very soon.

Information on the multi-million-dollar project was revealed by the Minister responsible for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Honourable Stephenson King, during his presentation on the 2018/2019 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure Debate.

The Government of Saint Lucia is in the final stage of negotiations with the project...

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23 Mar 2018
CARICOM funds Country Assistance Program

In an effort to promote balanced economic and social development, and reduce the gaps within the island’s development, the Government of Saint Lucia has collaborated with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) for the Saint Lucia Country Assistance Program (CAP).

The project, now in its second cycle, aims to support initiatives that are geared at expanding Saint Lucia’s exports and village tourism development.

At a ceremony which took place on March 16, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minster...

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12 Mar 2018
GET IN THE RING St. Lucia – showdown countdown begins

Entrepreneurs and start-ups selected to participate in the St. Lucia leg of GET IN THE RING will test the viability of their innovative ideas or businesses on March 21st at Caribbean Cinemas. That is when they face judges, potential investors, financial agencies and business development organisations in the global pitching competition.

The St. Lucia leg will take place March 21st 2018 with the global contest in May this year. GET IN THE RING –a concept based on the sport of boxing, puts entrepreneurs...

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09 Mar 2018
Consultancy: Capacity Building for CAIPA Members in the Use of Social Media in Investment Promotion

Caribbean Export is seeking the professional services of a consultant whose primary goal will be to develop training materials on social media marketing, as well as facilitate a related workshop with Caribbean IPAs, with a view to building the capacity of CAIPA members in the development of a social media strategy and the effective execution of that strategy.


The global use of social media is steadily increasing, rising from 1.2 billion users in 2011 to 2.5 billion in 2017. These numbers...

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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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