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Furniture Workers Vote for Unionization

PRESS RELEASE:-Workers employed with Classic Furnitures Ltd. participated in a secret ballot exercise Friday June 16, 2017. The exercise was conducted by officials from the Department of Labour. Ninety two...
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Tourism arrivals up by 33 percent

Press Release:-Saint Lucia’s tourism industry is seeing encouraging growth according to recently released visitor arrivals figures. At a press conference held on Wednesday June 19, Minister responsible for Tourism,...
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Caribbean Export – Part of the Best of Investing in Development

PRESS RELEASE:-Bridgetown, BARBADOS, June 15, 2017.  The 2017 edition of the European Commission’s event European Development Days (EDD) held on June 7-8 in Brussels saw the participation of the...

Farmers embrace mixed-species reforestation

GIS:-ALONGSIDE FOREST SPECIES, LANDOWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLANT OTHER SPECIES THAT YIELD ECONOMIC BENEFITS. Saint Lucia’s farmers are embracing a new sustainable land management approach that also results in economic...
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Government renews commitment to employment

GIS:-A report from the Department of Statistics revealed that the unemployment rate decreased from 22.1 percent in 2016 to 20.1 percent in 2017. The Government of Saint Lucia, encouraged by...
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TEPA, SLCSI, SMA on EPA Market Study Tour to Germany, France & Spain

PRESS RELEASE:-CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, June 09, 2017; A three-person contingent representing the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries (SLCSI) and the Saint...
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Prime Minister CIP Announcements Raises More Questions than Answers

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party is raising questions regarding announcements made in Geneva last week by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in relation to the operations of the Citizenship...

Barbados: Public servants warned to accept taxes or go home

Public servants in Barbados have been warned that they must accept increased taxes announced in the recent budget or go home. The warning has come from Minister of Finance Chris...
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RRI Initiative final review

GIS:-The review provided insight into the varying stages of implementation. The Department of Economic Development, Transport, and Civil Aviation hosted the final review of the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) Framework...
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Saint Lucia Agent Months begins

GIS:-SLAM showcases Saint Lucia to travel agents, and includes discounts on accommodations, airfares and attractions. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), has launched its annual travel agent incentive program, Saint...