Castries Mayor honoured in New York by CACCI

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has made Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, an honourary member.

According to a release from the Mayor’s Office, Francis was made an honourary member of the CACCI at a special meeting of the organisation while he was on an official visit to New York.

Francis said he was very proud to accept the first ever “honorary medal” given to a Caribbean Mayor and looked forward to a growing partnership with the chamber.

“This Honorary medal will forge the long-term partnerships for progress between the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Saint Lucia, which we expect to be quite fruitful,” the Castries Mayor said.

He expressed the view that the time was ideal for a marriage between the New York based CACCI and the Office of the Mayor  of Castries so that the City of Castries can benefit from new business opportunities.

Francis observed that Saint Lucians can also take advantage of the  business model of the  CACCI.

“This is about partnerships. This is about working together,” Francis asserted.

CACCI President Doctor Roy Hastick promised to work with the Castries Mayor and his team and partner in key areas so that Castries and Saint Lucia would benefit.

Prior to receiving his medal, the Castries Mayor held talks with the CACCI on several matters.

They included : micro-funding for vendors and entrepreneurs, the twinning of Castries and Brooklyn, improving the business climate in Castries and exporting  bananas to the USVI and banana ketchup to New York.

 The CACCI, founded in August 1985, is a New York statewide membership organization which has developed expertise in helping  small and start-up business owners in areas of planning, financing, certification, procurement, expansion, and exporting and importing.  



  1. Anonymous
    July 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Congrats Mayor. hope all works out with you bringing progress to your city

    1. Anonymous
      July 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Congrats Mayor. You are a great asset to St Lucia. Continue the good work

      Toni Hacksaw & Audrey Charles

  2. Febert
    July 24, 2017 at 6:27 am

    FOR WHAT????

  3. The Crow
    July 24, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Trump did receive a medal from the Saudi’s . . . what did it bring us? NADA, Nothing!

  4. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I must say the mayor and his team is working. well done! you are a great asset. I wondered a bit about you getting a communictions manager, but now I see the value and I am getting your vision.
    continue. we need a better city