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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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Attention All Creative Entrepreneurs

The Inter-American Development Bank and Miami Dade College seek the most innovative startups in the creative and cultural industries in the following categories: • DESIGN WITH SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Urban, interior and industrial design. Graphic arts, illustrations and toys. Wearable technology, … 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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Sandals Resorts Makes Move To Tobago

Business leaders in Trinidad and Tobago have reacted with excitement to news that Sandals Resorts International, the region’s leading luxury-included resort, is interested in establishing both a Sandals and Beaches resort in Tobago. While Sandals has established its brand in … Continue reading

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Felix to business community: It’s Not For Government To Create Jobs!

Governments should not be expected to create jobs; I think that’s one of our more popular misconceptions. People have been made to believe it’s the government’s responsibility to create jobs. What government must do is create the environment that will … Continue reading

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India Makes Historic State Visit

After he traveled some 17,000 kilometers, Saint Lucia played host to the first official state visit by  a minister in the Government of India, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent  Charge), who was in Saint … Continue reading

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CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN RAISES OVER USD $350,000 FOR CANCER, SET TO HOST ITS FIFTH WALK FOR THE CURE

One of the region’s largest cancer fundraisers is less than three weeks away and so far has raised over USD $350,000 in support of cancer care and awareness. Now in its fifth year, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure will … Continue reading

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HR Wise empowers the youth through EDGE Summer Program

HR Wise has found an innovative way to remedy one of the social ills our society faces today. That is, to gradually improve work ethic among the spring chickens. This was the principal aim of the Empower, Discover, Grow and … Continue reading

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Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Secretary praises ECLAC training of public finance managers

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Antigua and Barbuda, Mr. Walter Christopher, emphasized the value and potential of the techniques imparted to bolster the efficiency of the budgeting exercise. He was attending the high level briefing seminar following … Continue reading

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Chastanet Returns to Soufriere!

Some might’ve imagined the recently elected prime minister of Saint Lucia had no good reason to be particularly generous to the people of Soufriere. His first venture as an election candidate back in 2011 had started there with much enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Digicel Partners with Youth Emergency Action Committees

As part of Digicel’s corporate social responsibility philosophy, the company continues to strategically partner with various social organisations and institutions. The latest beneficiary of such a partnership is Youth Emergency Action Committees (YEAC) St. Lucia. Digicel supported the group in … Continue reading

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Rendezvous Resort Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Saturday 16th July, 2016 marked 50 years to the day since a hotel was founded on the site presently occupied by Rendezvous Resort. To commemorate this golden anniversary, a party was held at Malabar Beach Club, the beach bar and … Continue reading

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Piton Makes “Bold” Commitment to St Lucia Carnival 2016 ~ Ups Prize Money for Groovy Crown!

Piton Beer has helped up the ante for the Groovy Soca Monarch Competition 2016! The announcement was made at the recent Piton Beer Carnival Sponsor’s Presentation where the Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd (WLBL) management team laid out exciting new … Continue reading

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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN CELEBRATES ITS CUSTOMERS

CIBC FirstCaribbean recently celebrated Customer Appreciation Day at all of its branches in Saint Lucia. Customers were treated to goodies, snacks and ‘thank you’ cupcakes, a lively steelpan performance by Imran Simmons and interactive events such as karaoke. The bank … Continue reading

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Miss Piton in a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Making of Piton Beer

Miss Piton, Bernella Velinor, recently had a tour of Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL). The exuberant 23-year-old Miss Piton met the team who produce the award-winning brew she will be representing today at the 2016 Carnival Queen Show and … Continue reading

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Ambassador Mou of the Republic of China (Taiwan) visits Banana Farmers in Northern Regions

On Thursday, 16 June, 2016 banana farmers in the northern regions of Saint Lucia were graced with a visit by H.E. Ray Mou, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Lucia. The visit was arranged by the Project … Continue reading

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Digicel endorses Kayshia Verneuil for National Carnival Queen Pageant

As the proud platinum sponsor of Saint Lucia Carnival, Digicel continues to support the development of the art form and has yet again endorsed a contestant for the highly prestigious National Carnival Queen Pageant. Miss Kayshia Verneuil has been sashed … Continue reading

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Digicel continues to nurture sports in Saint Lucia

After a great training session, Saint Lucia’s national cricket team was surprised by Digicel’s donation of US$2,800 worth of cricket equipment, leaving captain Yasmine St Ange, and Manager of the St Lucia Female Cricket Team, Eugena Gregg, delighted and optimistic. … Continue reading

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Digicel and Club Gar Walk 4 A Cause

As a pioneer in the promotion of healthy lifestyles, Digicel continues in its quest as a good corporate citizen contributing to a healthy Saint Lucia. Digicel partnered with Club Gar St. Lucia for the third annual Walk 4 A Cause, … Continue reading

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TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDED TO COCO PALM

Coco Palm has earned its fifth consecutive TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded … Continue reading

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