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Monthly Archives: December 2014

UK To Reduce Air Passenger Duty For Caribbean

The UK has announced that it will be reforming its controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) on flights originating in the country, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in his budget address. Effective 2015, long haul flights will be lowered to the same rate as those headed to the US, including flights to the Caribbean. “We will reform Air Passenger Duty to end the …

Marigot Bay Hotel To Undergo Major Renovation

The Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, formerly Discovery Marigot Bay, on St. Lucia’s west coast, is scheduled to close at the end of April for an extensive but rapid renovation, with a suggested reopening date of early June. Renowned regional design firm OBM International will renovate the 122 guestrooms and suites, add a rooftop restaurant and Rum Cave – a “warm, relaxed cave-like …

Freedom Bay Construction Contract Awarded

The management company of the Freedom Bay Development in Soufriere has awarded the construction contract for the first phase of the project to NH International (Caribbean) Limited (NHIC), and the site has been handed over to the contractor for work to commence immediately. Wayne Girard, the CEO of Six Senses Residences (the development company behind the luxury resort development), has announced an expected timeline …