Press Release:-  The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Labour hereby invite all nationals of locally owned landscaping businesses or involved in the provision of landscaping services to homes and businesses to a meeting at the Department of Commerce’s Conference Room on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 2:00p.m.

In an effort to ensure sustainability and growth of the private sector, the Department of Commerce has embarked on an initiative to develop a database of all local trades’ men and women including landscapers. While concentration has been on the Manufacturing and Construction sectors, landscapers have become an important source of employment in      Saint Lucia. The Government of Saint Lucia therefore strives to promote diversification of Saint Lucia’s economy by making skills trade an important policy focus.  Efforts towards achieving economic diversification have therefore brought to the forefront, the importance of private sector development, particularly the development of small to medium-scale enterprises (SMEs).  

 

Persons providing services in the following categories of landscaping services are therefore invited to attend this important meeting:

 

Types of landscaping Services and Businesses:

Brick & Stone

Concrete

Lawn & Garden Care

  • Lawn Seeding / Hydro seeding
  • Shrubs – Trim or Remove – For Business and Home
  • Lawn Care For Home and Business
  • Synthetic Grass for Play Area Install
  • Mow & Maintain a Lawn
  • Landscaping for Yards, Gardens & Curbing
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Brick & Stone Flatwork

For further information on this initiative, please contact Ms. Augusta Joseph, Investment Coordination Officer, Investment Coordination Unit at telephone 468-4266 or email [email protected].