In Barbados, Dominica Prime Minister Says Dominica is 'Back'

VIC | November 02, 2019

BARBADOS -- Dominica Prime Minister  Roosevelt Skerrit recently told an audience in Barbados that Dominica, after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria in...

Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson Back Home After Spending 7 Days in Hospital

Staff Consortium | October 22, 2019

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has been discharged from hospital seven days after he was admitted with injuries received in a car accident at hi...

100 Percent Waiver of Import Duties on Barrels Imported During Christmas in St. Lucia

Staff VIC | October 19, 2019

The Government of Saint Lucia has once again approved concessions with regard to the importation of barrels at Christmas, the government has made know...

St. Lucia's Sun-Dried Seamoss Gets Facelift

Staff VIC | October 20, 2019 1

Saint Lucia’s sun-dried seamoss is undergoing a major branding and packaging change. Spearheaded by Export Saint Lucia with support from the Depart...

Invest St. Lucia to Rollout Initiatives Aimed Geared Toward Local Investments

Staff VIC | October 20, 2019

St. Lucia Minister for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Bradley Felix, recently reiterated the Foreign Dir...

In Light Of T&T Sting Operation, Saint Lucians are Being Called on to Remain Vigilant of Human Trafficking

Staff VIC | October 20, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs and National Security is calling on the citizenry to equip themselves with knowledge about human trafficking. The depa...

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Amaterra Group, Marriott Int’l Team Up on New Hotel Development in Jamaica

Staff Consortium | November 15, 2019

Jamaica — The Amaterra Jamaica Group Has Entered A Hotel Management Operator Agreement With Global Chain, Marriott International, The Government Of Jamaica Has Made Known. The Partnership Will See Marriott Bringing Its First All-inclusive Property To The Island. An Agreement Formalizing The Arrangement Was Signed During A Press Launch At The Hard Rock Café In St. James On Wednesday. The Project, To Be Sited In Trelawny, Will Be Amaterra’s Flagship Development. It Will Initially Comprise 800 Rooms, And Boast Two Miles Of White-sand Beach. Construction Is Expected To Begin In The First Quarter Of 2020 And Be Completed In 2022. Tourism Minister…

St. Lucia Farmers Graduate from Production Enhancement Program

Staff Consortium | November 15, 2019

St. Lucia — The Government Of Saint Lucia In Collaboration With The Government Of The Republic Of China (taiwan), Recently Hosted A Graduation Ceremony For Farmers Who Participated In A Production Enhancement Program For Fruits And Vegetables, The Government Said. The Program, Titled The Enhancement Of The Efficiency Of Production-distribution Supply Chains In The Fruit And Vegetable Sector In Saint Lucia, Aims To Assist Farmers With Production And Marketing Strategies, And Forms Part Of  The Government’s Plan To Reduce The Food Import Bill. Barry Innocent, Deputy Director At The Ministry Of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Planning…

Major Financial Players Descend on Barbados this Week for Important Meetings

Staff Consortium | November 04, 2019

Barbados -- Barbados Will Host Two Major Meetings This Week -- One That Speaks To Insurance In The Age Of Climate Change And The Other On Sustainable Growth In The Caribbean. On Tuesday An Insurance Colloquium With The Theme "insurance In The Age Of Climate Change" Will Be Hosted On The Island And On Wednesday, The Barbados Government, The Caribbean Development Bank And The International Monetary Fund Will Participate In The 2019 Caribbean Forum: Regional Transformation For Inclusive And Sustainable Growth. Both Meetings Will Be Held At The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.   The Insurance Conference Will Focus On Several…

Prime Minister Holness Makes First Official Working Visit to China

Staff Consortium | November 03, 2019

Jamaica -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness Departed The Island This Afternoon (friday, November 1) For An Eight Day, Official Working Visit To The People’s Republic  of China.   Mr. Holness Will Have A Packed Agenda, Which Will Take Him To Four Key Cities In China Including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai And Beijing.   The Official Working Visit Is Highlighted By Bilateral Discussions With President Of China, Xi Jingping, Municipal Leaders, Other Public And Private Sector Officials, Investors And The Members Of The Jamaican Community In China.   The Prime Minister And The Jamaican Delegation Will Arrive In Shanghai Today.  mr. Holness Will Address…