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Ministry of Commerce To Host Second Business Forum

The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs is embarking on a sensitization Business Forum drive throughout the various communities on island. On Sunday, August 14th, 2022 the Ministry...

Ministry Working To Enforce Beekeeping Standards

The Ministry of Agriculture is working ‘assiduously’ to enforce guidelines and standards for beekeepers, Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Sharmaine Melville-Edwin has announced. Last month, a swarm of bees attacked a 55-year-old Grace,...

Intense Foreign Competition For Caribbean Labour

Opportunities to work abroad continue to increase for Caribbean jobseekers, as a trend of foreign workers looking to this region to recruit continues. According to Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO Joseph Boll,...

Chamber Survey Says Business Confidence ‘Appears To Be On The Rise’

The results of the Chambers’ Business Performance Survey have been tabulated. Many of the findings will not surprise the business community who are on the frontline of economic activity. Ever since the...

Hitler’s Watch Sells For $1.1m In Controversial Sale

A watch said to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has sold for $1.1m (£900,000) at an auction in the US. The Huber timepiece, which sold to an anonymous bidder, shows...

1st National Bank St Lucia Limited Finalises Acquisition of RBTT Bank Caribbean Limited

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) advises that effective 1 August, the operations of RBTT Bank Caribbean Limited in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (RBTT SVG) will cease following 1st National Bank...

CWC Unveils JUMP At CANTO

As local economies continue to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a call has been made to develop a roadmap to connect the unconnected in the Caribbean. Delivering the feature...

Application Period For Meat Cutters Programme To Close On Friday

The Department of Labour wishes to inform interested persons that the application period for the Industrial Meat Cutters Programme in Canada, will be closed effective Friday 29 July, 2022, at 12:00...

Global Labour Shortages Creating A Big Win For Caribbean Healthcare Workers

True to the Caribbean’s resilient nature, the region’s workers are finding a positive side to an otherwise tumultuous international labour climate. While many “First World” nations are facing a shortage of skilled...

CHTA, OAS Urge Strengthening Of Small Businesses

Building the resilience of small tourism enterprises (STEs) in the Caribbean is fundamental to the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises, according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism...

Pioneering Affordable Hurricane Insurance Launched In The Caribbean

Hotel groups across the Caribbean are the focus of a new campaign launched by pioneering insurance and emergency catastrophe expenses provider Yokahu. Yokahu is an insurtech using parametric underwriting and data visualisation...

More Foreign Employers Seeking Caribbean Workers

Caribbean Employment Services Inc., a market-leading online talent acquisition service based in Barbados but operating throughout the Caribbean, has noticed a marked increase in the number of international employers seeking to...

Saint Lucians Invited To Apply For Employment In Canada

The Department of Labour in collaboration with Vermax Group out of Canada is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals (male/female) who are desirous of gaining employment in Canada as Industrial Meat...

NCOPT Seeking Government Help In Addressing Errors In New Bus Fares

The National Council on Public Transportation(NCOPT) is seeking the Saint Lucia government’s assistance in addressing discrepancies in the new bus fares that went into effect recently. NCOPT President Godfrey Ferdinand explained that...

Sandals Dunn’s River In Jamaica Now Accepting Reservations

Eager to extend a warm welcome home to the wholly reconceptualized and fully renovated Sandals Dunn’s River, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced today that reservations are now open for arrivals beginning...

Caribbean Airlines Offers Free Calls On Its Mobile App

Caribbean Airlines has launched free calls via its mobile app, giving customers an additional channel to reach the airline’s Reservations Sales and Service Call Centre. A “Call us Now” button located in the drop down menu of...

Hippolyte Hails The Role Of Cooperatives In National Development

Minister for Cooperatives Emma Hippolyte has praised the role of cooperatives in Saint Lucia's economic, social and cultural development. But Hippolyte also acknowledged the sector's challenges, especially those affecting small and rural...

CDB To Introduce Initiatives Targetting Women

Tackling income inequality and strengthening economic opportunities for women are high on the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) agenda, says President Dr Gene Leon. In his address last week to the Bank’s Board of...

‘Teething Issues’ Push Back Implementation Of New Bus Fares

The original July 1, 2022, date for implementing new bus fares has been pushed back, the President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, has announced. Ferdinand explained that...

WATCH: Supply Chain & Logistics Survey Launched For Saint Lucia Private Sector

The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) has designed a diagnostic survey instrument aimed at addressing supply chain and logistics issues on island brought about by the Russia/Ukraine conflict and the...

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