08 Jun 2018

Castries, June 8, 2018 – It’s official! Saint Lucia produced the best social media marketing campaign in the Caribbean in 2018!  The recognition came at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) travel media awards gala dinner on June 7, 2018 in New York City, as part of Caribbean Week.  The island received the award for Best Social Media campaign in the “Up the Social Ladder” category for its “Let Her Inspire You” promotion. It aimed to increase awareness of Saint Lucia in Canada, the United States...

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07 Jun 2018
“Open to Export” International Business Awards Competition launched

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is delighted to launch ‘”The Open to Export” International Business Awards’.

Companies from anywhere in the world are invited to enter their completed ‘Export Action Plans’, using Open to Export’s (OTE) online planning tool, before 10 August 2018 for the chance to win US $5000 and a range of other exciting prices, allowing them to kick-start their export action plan and turn them into reality!

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the...

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25 May 2018
Johanan Dujon was recognized as the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Invest Saint Lucia Johanan Dujon was recognized as the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Invest Saint Lucia
Communities Innovate to Address Sargassum Seaweed on coasts of Saint Lucia

Feature Story on Algas Organics reproduced from Global Environment Facility (GEF) https://www.thegef.org/news/communities-innovate-address-sargassum-seaweed-coasts-saint-lucia

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — Sargassum is free-floating brown macro-algae that lives in the temperate and tropical oceans of the world. In the open ocean, the floating seaweed provides important ecosystem services by acting as habitats for a diverse group of marine animals. It provides food, shade, and shelter to many types of...

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22 May 2018
Saint Lucia Awarded “Best Island in the Caribbean”

Saint Lucia has been recognized as the “Best Island in the Caribbean” by Global Traveler at their Sixth Annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards.

Global Traveler is a monthly publication that attracts some 300,000 readers and connects with U.S.-based frequent, affluent, international travellers who have an average net worth of $2 million. The awards cocktail took place on the rooftop of Sofitel Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. This award marks the destination’s second ‘Best Island in the Caribbean’ honour in the...

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17 May 2018
New OECS Project to Tackle Climate Change

Resident British Commissioner Steve McCready, recently launched the OECS Climate Change Implementation Plan Project in Saint Lucia.

The UK is presently working with the OECS in a number of areas including the Commonwealth Economies Programme and, in May, McCready announced that the two parties had just completed yet another area of cooperation with the focus on climate change.

“On behalf of the British government, I am delighted that the UK has been able to partner with the OECS in this important...

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11 May 2018
Creative Industry Professionals Get Educated on Intellectual Property Rights

Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), the Department of Commerce, the Registry of Companies, and the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) hosted a workshop on the fundamental concepts and uses of Intellectual Property (IP).

The workshop, which was held at the Finance Administrative Center in Pointe Seraphine, Castries, focused on the key areas of IP such as copyright, patents and trademarks, and how these can be used in relation to the exporting of creative services.

A wide cross section of...

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09 May 2018
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet

The Government of Saint Lucia and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (UNECLAC), hosted the fifth meeting of the Caribbean Development Round Table, under the theme "Promoting Climate Resilience and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Caribbean." This was held in tandem with the twenty-seventh session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee on April 26th and 27th.

During the meetings, Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, who is also the...

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04 May 2018
Eco Caribe Captures Wild Card Spot To ‘GET IN THE RING’ Portugal Showdown

Local company Eco Caribe has secured a spot in the ‘Get in the Ring’ Showdown slated for May 28th in Cascais, Portugal.

The local leg of the competition, organized by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, provided young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to bid for a spot in the Global Meet Up by showcasing their business and its potential in a simulation boxing match.

Host countries were required to submit a nominee for the Wild Card competition subsequent to the finals on Saint...

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25 Apr 2018
Invest Saint Lucia Wins Best Investment Award

Invest Saint Lucia has been awarded the Best Investment Award for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The announcement was made at the recent Annual Investment Awards on the margins of the renowned Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) held in Dubai from 9th to 11th April 2018, an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates.

Launched in 2010, the AIM is considered “the world's leading and most established gathering of the international investment community, leading academics and...

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18 Apr 2018
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
Saint Lucia PM Takes Stand Against Corruption at Summit of the Americas

The Eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, from April 13 – 14th 2018, raised issues related to “Democratic Governance Against Corruption”.

Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Honourable Allen Chastanet, in his statement at the Summit, noted that “Leadership is called on to practice responsible and good governance by denying corruption a foothold.” 

The Prime Minister stressed that the responsibility for social advancement of the people of the Hemisphere through sustainable economic growth is a...

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