Business

Invest Saint Lucia, Itebpo To Host Job Fairs In Vieux Fort and Castries

Press Release:- In January 2020 Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) and itelbpo—the Caribbean’s leading homegrown business process outsourcer—signed an MOU officially signifying itelbpo’s commitment to setting up a new location in Vieux Fort. About six months later, despite the challenges...

‘Ras Ipa’ Says Blackout Day Not Racist

Peter 'Ras Ipa' Isaac has defended Blackout Day against criticism that it has racist overtones and supports the idea of black people spending their money at black-owned businesses. Isaac is a strong and vocal supporter of Saint Lucia's Black Lives...

T&T Bar Owners Threaten To Sue Over Reduced Hours

Trinidad Guardian:- A large group of bar owners and operators have threatened to sue the State over a recent move to reduce their hours of businesses under ongoing COVID-19 public health regulations. In the pre-action protocol letter sent to Health Minister...

Taiwanese Help Promote Quality Control For Banana Exports

Press Release:- The Taiwan Technical Mission has joined hands with the Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP) and the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct a series of agricultural training sessions designed to improve production and promote quality control for exporting in...

Castries Vendors Urged To Keep Standards High

Castries, St. Lucia, July 3, 2020 – The Castries Constituency Council last week held two separate meetings with both provisions market and coconut vendors.  The tone of the meetings was positive.  Both gatherings were chaired by Communications Manager, Jason Hullingseed, who...

Six Airlines to Take Over From LIAT?

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian:- Prime Minister of Barbados and former chair of Caricom, Mia Mottley has revealed that six air carriers have expressed interest in taking over LIAT’s travel routes, in wake of the carrier’s current financial challenge. They are SVG...

Supermarkets Snub Goods Made From Coconuts Picked By Monkeys

BBC News:- A number of supermarkets have removed some coconut water and oil from their shelves after it emerged the products were made with fruit picked by monkeys. The monkeys are snatched from the wild and trained to pick up to...

Committee Appointed To Oversee COVID-19 Telethon Funds

Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia has appointed a three-person independent committee to oversee the management of funds raised from the National COVID-19 Response Telethon. The telethon was held on Easter Sunday and received overwhelming support from the private sector...

SLP Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ Over LIAT Liquidation Announcement

Press Release:-  The announcement of the pending liquidation of the regional airline LIAT (1974) Ltd has been received with deep concern by the Saint Lucia Labour Party. The demise of an institution that has steadfastly served the region and the...

Pigeon Island National Landmark Reopens

Press Release: Following the approval by the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia National Trust is pleased to announce the long-awaited reopening of the Pigeon Island National Landmark to the general public from Saturday, July 4, 2020, from 9am...

ECCB Reports Record Profits For Financial Year 2019-2020

Press Release:- Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 30 June 2020 – The 2019/2020 financial year, which ended on 31 March 2020, was a record-breaking year for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as the Bank posted its best financial results since...

Notice To Importers Of School Supplies

Press Release:- The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs would like to inform Importers of:  School Text Books Dictionaries Exercise Books Drawing Books Geometry Sets Crayons and  Notebooks that these items are Price Controlled, and as a result, the maximum retail price for...

Solid Waste Collection Update

Press Release:- The SLSWMA wishes to inform the general public that residential waste collection has been increased from a once to twice-weekly service (see full waste collection schedule at https://www.sluswma.org/?p=1931). Residents are reminded to bag all waste and place out for...

Saint Lucian Pilot Says LIAT Liquidation Talk No surprise

Saint Lucian pilot Silvanus Ernest says talk of the liquidation of the regional airline LIAT come as no surprise. “It was just a matter of time,” Ernest told St Lucia Times. “Even if they come up with a new airline there...

All Set For Launch Of ‘Love Saint Lucia’ Campaign

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with other public and private sector partners will be officially launching its rebranded Buy Local Campaign dubbed “Love Saint Lucia”. The goal of the...

Veteran Fishers Speak Of Their Undying Love For The Sea

by Kaygianna Charlery ( Operations Manager of the Goodwill Fishermen's Cooperative to mark Fishermen's Feast on June 29, 2020) Agnes Prescott better known to many of us as Ms. I.S sat down with me and recalled her fishing expeditions with...

LIAT To Be Liquidated

Barbados Today: “From all indication, LIAT will be liquidated,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne has just announced. The Prime Minister said there will be a meeting of all shareholders shortly to discuss collapsing LIAT. A new entity will be formed. “COVID would have...

Saint Lucia Restates Its Opposition To Providing A Financial Bailout To LIAT

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated his country's opposition to providing any financial bailout to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. Speaking to reporters Friday, the former Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister declared that Saint Lucia's position remains the same. LIAT’s commercial...

Chamber Symposium Urges Businesses To Operate Safely

Press Release:- As the business community seeks to restart their business operations, ever aware of the Covid-19 pandemic risks, concern for the welfare and safety of workers and customers dominates the consideration of every business. In recognition of this...

Taiwan Technical Mission Collaborates With St Lucia Marketing Board

Press Release:- The Taiwan Technical Mission continues to support St. Lucía Marketing Board by improving the quality of their packaging material. Through the use of this new packaging material, there has been approximately a 50% increase in the sales of...

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