Gov’t of Taiwan and St Lucia collaborate for socioeconomic development

E. Peter Chia-Yen Chen, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Saint Lucia, joined several government officials on a tour to Soufriere on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, where some crucial facilities were officially launched.On the day, Ambassador Chen joined the government officials for the official opening of the Palmiste Vending Facility, Soufriere Market Vending Booths at Old Trafford, and […]

CARPHA, IDB Sign Landmark Pandemic Agreement

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a landmark Public Signing Ceremony for the Pandemic Fund (PF) Technical Cooperation (TC) Agreement (“Reducing the Public Health Impact of Pandemics in the Caribbean through Prevention, Preparedness, and Response” [RG-T4387] Project) on December 14, 2023, at the Scarlet Ibis Room, Hilton Trinidad […]

ECCB Governor Says Inflation Falling, But Not Fast Enough

In a Christmas message, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor Timothy Antoine reiterated the strength of the EC dollar and noted falling inflation. However, Antoine highlighted the threat of the climate crisis to macroeconomic and financial stability. “The climate crisis remains a clear and present danger for macroeconomic and financial stability,” Antoine asserted. “Inflation […]

St Vincent to host peace talks between Guyana & Venezuela

The presidents of Guyana and Venezuela are set to hold talks in an effort to settle tension between both countries over disputed territory. The talks were brokered by St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who is head of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and Brazilian President Luiz […]

St Lucia Govt to commence $20 million tax refund payout

The Government of Saint Lucia has secured $20 million to facilitate the payment of outstanding tax refunds dating back to financial year 2015.The IRD is expected to payout nearly $10 million during the month of December 2023. The remaining $10 million will be disbursed by the IRD during the first quarter of 2024. The Inland […]

St Lucia is ready to host T20 World Cup – Casimir confident

As the countdown to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament begins, officials have kicked off assessments of key venues, including the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, in the north of the picturesque island of Saint Lucia. The Gros Islet Field and Mindoo Philip Park, designated training grounds for teams, have garnered positive feedback during visits […]

UTC celebrates its initial shares sale in St Lucia

The Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) on Monday reinforced its regional investment footprint, hosting its first, historic shares sale event in St Lucia and bringing to investors the UTC Global Balanced Fund Limited (GBFL). Potential investors, institutional as well as individual, gathered at the Harbor Club St Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton, to learn more about […]

St Lucia-Taiwan Tradeshow connects local businesses to global markets

The Saint Lucia-Taiwan Tradeshow is currently underway, and it has provided a platform for local businesses and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services. Hosted under the theme “Sustaining Trade in the Digital Age,” the event aims to highlight the importance of embracing technology and digital advancements in today’s business world. Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, […]

Export Saint Lucia signs key contracts to boost agricultural sector

Export Saint Lucia, the country’s premier agency for trade promotion, has signed two key contracts which seek to boost the capacity of agricultural stakeholders to supply quality products to new markets under the project “Enhancing the Capacity of Stakeholders in the Agricultural Sector to Supply Quality Products in New Markets.” “The Pack House Project”, as […]

Caribbean firearms roadmap to be discussed at meeting in St Lucia

From 14 to 15 November 2023, officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic will gather in Saint Lucia for the 3rd Annual Meeting of States of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap. The meeting, organized by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and SeCaribbean firearms roadmap to be discussed at meeting in St Lucia […]


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