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Barbados nearing ‘cliff of destruction’

Barbados Nation:- BARBADOS HAS TO MAKE serious economic decisions if it is not to go the way of Jamaica and Guyana. This was the grim diagnosis last night by former Prime...

‘Government has no intention of increasing debt’

The Saint Lucia government has no intention of increasing debt, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond has asserted. Raymond made the Allen Chastanet administration’s position clear as...

SLHTA CEO says enough locals not ‘buying into’ tourism

The CEO of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Noorani Azeez, has lamented that not enough locals are 'buying into' tourism, in the sense of embracing the...

World Bank assisting Saint Lucia in tourism

The World Bank is assisting Saint.Lucia and two other Caribbean Islands in implementing a Tourism Competitive Programme within the sub-region. Also receiving assistance are Grenada and St. Vincent and the...

New SLTB Chairperson says board up to the daunting task

The new Chairperson of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), Agnes Francis, has said that the government has set her and her new board a daunting task. But Francis, a...

Fedee: Tourism numbers paint a gloomy picture

Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee has said that the last figures received from the Saint Lucia Tourist Board  (SLTB) indicate that there is an overall decline of 11.7 percent. Fedee told...

BCCC sees bright future for Caribbean tourism despite ‘Brexit’

The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) has asserted that Caribbean tourism will continue to have a bright future, despite the ‘Brexit’ vote. The chamber made the assertion today in...
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Government speaks on fuel price increase

The government of Saint Lucia has been responding to concerns over the latest hike in fuel prices. Nancy Charles, the Attache to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, was quizzed yesterday by...
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CDB delegation to visit

PRESS RELEASE:- Dr. William Warren Smith the President of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB); the regional development finance institution based in Barbados will lead a CDB delegation to Saint Lucia...

Government expected to announce new VAT rate before year end

The new Saint Lucia government is expected to be in a position to announce the new rate of Value Added Tax (VAT), before the end of October 2016. The disclosure...