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PM Attends CTO State of the Industry Conference

PRESS RELEASE:- Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Allen M. Chastanet leaves the island today, Wednesday September 14th 2016, to attend one of the region’s most important tourism gatherings, the...

Pierre urges political will to implement Caricom tourism studies

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, responding to a call for a Caricom tourism summit, has told the Times that there is nothing wrong with having dialogue. The call for the...

Pierre predicts consumption tax or reduction of tourism incentives

Former Tourism Minister, Philip J. Pierre has predicted that the government has the choice of either reintroducing consumption tax or reducing incentives to the tourism industry. Pierre believes that the...

Saint Lucia Reaps Benefits from OECS Yachting Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE:-Tourism officials in Saint Lucia are ecstatic about the considerable increase in the number of yacht calls to the island.  Statistics released from the Saint Lucia Tourist Board...

Concern over the impact of Brexit on Saint Lucia’s banana trade

Concern has been expressed over the impact of Brexit on Saint Lucia’s banana industry. Doctor Mohammad Razzaque, the head of the Secretariat’s international trade policy section, expressed the concern in...

Barbados: Devaluation a threat

Barbados Nation:- DEVALUATION OF THE Barbados dollar is no longer a remote possibility. The major reason for this is the Central Bank of Barbados’ (CBB) continuing practice of printing money to...

Labour Party ‘dumbfounded’ by economic analysis

PRESS RELEASE:- The Saint Lucia Labour Party is left dumbfounded by the economic analysis of Senator Ubaldus Raymond as it relates to the roll-over of debt, and overall debt management. While...

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...