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
Newly labelled products on display Newly labelled products on display
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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31 Jan 2018
DSH Design Concept for Site of Cruise Terminal DSH Design Concept for Site of Cruise Terminal
Government Provides Update on Investment Projects for the South

Castries, Saint Lucia, January 30th 2018. The south of the island is earmarked for several major projects which have either already commenced or will commence in 2018. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service Honourable Allen Chastanet updated the nation on the developments during a press briefing this week at the Finance Administrative Centre.

Among the anticipated investment projects discussed were the Fairmont for Sabwisha,...

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31 Jan 2018
Prime Minister Chastanet and Taiwan Foreign Minister, Dr. Lee Prime Minister Chastanet and Taiwan Foreign Minister, Dr. Lee
Taiwan Foreign Minister receives warm welcome and announces “New Impetus for Future Cooperation”

Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Lee Ta-wei and his wife Lin Chih received a warm welcome as they arrived in Saint Lucia Tuesday January 31st 2018. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet and his wife Mrs. Raquel Duboulay-Chastanet, as well as Ministers of Cabinet and Government officials were on hand to receive the Taiwan delegation at Hewanorra Airport.

“On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia I must express how incredibly grateful we are for you being here. Mr...

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30 Jan 2018
Randy Lafontaine receiving his award from ISL Representatives Randy Lafontaine receiving his award from ISL Representatives

Randy Lafontaine, owner of St. Lucia Travel and Tours, is the recipient of the Invest Saint Lucia Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018.

Randy, a twenty-six-year old from Choiseul, expressed his gratitude for the honor, alluding that “these things don’t usually happen to people like me”. He cites this, since his childhood days were spent bathing and washing in the river, as there was no running water or electricity at home.

However, Randy has always been a hustler and, like his father who has been...

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26 Jan 2018

The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, together with the Project Coordination Unit of the Department of Economic Development, this week launched a new tourism initiative that will encompass a number of infrastructural projects that are aimed at enhancing the overall aesthetics of at least three cities within the OECS Region.

This Tourism Enhancement Project which will benefit Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada, is meant to facilitate the movement of tourists between the...

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