Investment Never Looked Better

 
29 Dec 2017
CALLS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Invest Saint Lucia (lSL), as the official agency responsible for investment generation, promotion and facilitation, is seeking to improve on the entrepreneurship landscape in Saint Lucia.

In supporting this drive, ISL is considering a new initiative - the use of an ISL factory shell as a dedicated shared incubator space to encourage the growth of micro and small businesses.

Thus, ISL is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) for the establishment of this...

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27 Dec 2017
Invest Saint Lucia Records Successes in Investment Facilitation

Castries, Saint Lucia, Friday December 22, 2017 - In keeping with its mandate to advance the island’s socio-economic development through the facilitation of direct investment, Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) can report that it has recorded significant strides this year, thanks to its close collaboration with potential investors, the public sector and private sector players.

In 2017, ISL continued to work with a number of local and foreign investors from a wide cross-section of businesses, some of which have...

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20 Dec 2017
Digital Marketing Symposium wraps up Business Month 2017

The third annual Digital Marketing Symposium brought the curtains down on the observance of Business Month in November.

The symposium was jointly hosted by the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the Saint Lucia ICT Association. It aimed to engage participants on digital and online media best practices to empower and enable them to upgrade their digital presence in a competitive global market.

Speaking at the event, TEPA’s Information Officer, Mr Glenfield Gilbert indicated that the symposium was...

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20 Dec 2017
Saint Lucia Food & Rum Slated for January 2018

The Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which is slated for January 12-14, 2018, will explores the island's sensational flavors with the Award-Winning Chef, TV host and Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson.

A new and exciting addition, is the inaugural Caribbean Rum Awards, curated by Caribbean Journal. The festival begins on Friday January 12 with select restaurants featuring rum inspired Prix Fixe menus. The three-day Festival continues through the weekend, with a celebration of the island’s unique...

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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

Summary

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.

Background

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
COTED PARTICIPANTS DISCUSS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CLIMACTIC EVENTS

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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