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The Price of Entry

Irecently stumbled across an interesting dataset compiled by Allison Christians during her research for a new working-paper entitled “The Price of Entry”. Allison Christians is an established tax lawyer and the H. Heward Strikeman chair in taxation law at McGill … Continue reading

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The Price of Entry

I recently stumbled across an interesting dataset compiled by Allison Christians during her research for a new working-paper entitled “The Price of Entry”. Allison Christians is an established tax lawyer and the H. Heward Strikeman chair in taxation law at … Continue reading

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From Beijing to Vieux Fort

Over the past decade China has become an increasingly important source of investment for the Caribbean— both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and also for favorable debt financing schemes extended by Chinese state-owned banks. Hardly a newcomer to … Continue reading

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Chastanet: “Making money is not a bad thing!”

It comes as no surprise that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet—who served as the island’s Tourism Minister from 2006 to 2011—is head-over-heels for the industry, but during a candid meeting on Friday with Saint Lucia’s Manufacturers Association*, he reassured local stakeholders that … Continue reading

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Tax First, Ask Questions Later

There are only a handful of regions in the world where the tourism industry plays as large and as influential a role in local economies as it does in the Caribbean. Despite underpinning the economic bases for many of these … Continue reading

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Caribbean countries need mass tourism, not just boutique hotels

Last Friday, members of the local media were treated to an afternoon of  “All In Luxury” at The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa—the island’s newest 5-star all-inclusive hotel located in Cap Estate. Architecturally, the Royalton is a borderless space … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia Home to World’s Most Energy-Efficient Scuba Diving facility

In a rather intimate poolside event on Wednesday evening, Dive Saint Lucia announced its 2-year-old facility had recently been awarded a Platinum LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council—the foremost authority in the evaluation of resource efficiency in … Continue reading

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Who Sold Saint Lucia First?

Addressing representatives of the private sector during the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce executive luncheon on Wednesday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet sought to dispel certain allegations surrounding the Pearl of the Caribbean development project. Speaking directly to criticisms that his … Continue reading

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Saint Lucia: What’s Our Goal?

Goal-setting has played an integral role both in my personal life and my career, and provided me with useful frameworks for deconstructing the different components of success within larger, more complex constructs. As a young boy, I was introduced to … Continue reading

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Spotted: The Asian Tiger in Saint Lucia

I recently embarked on a journey to eastern Asia in hope of gaining a broader understanding for the enigmatic island-nation of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Specifically, I was deeply interested in examining the environment that had ushered in one … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Prisoner Recaptured

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The STAR has been reliably informed that Hanson James, also known as ‘Dirty White’, who escaped from the Bordelais Correctional Facility on Tuesday has been recaptured. Information reaching The STAR states that the escaped prisoner was recaptured on Wednesday evening in the … Continue reading

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Taiwan donates US$200,000 for Matthew affected farmers!

At a special ceremony on Tuesday evening the Taiwanese Mission in Saint Lucia marked the 105th establishment of the Republic of China- National Day or otherwise known as the Double Ten Day. Taiwanese National Day commemorates the 10th October 1911 … Continue reading

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