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Thoroughbred Racing Is Coming to Saint Lucia

The island of Saint Lucia is set to launch its very own thoroughbred racing industry, just in time for its National Day on December 13th. Thoroughbred racing will officially launch in Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 12 with the launch of the 2019 Caribbean Equine Cultural Festival, a luxury lifestyle and racing entertainment event at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club. The event will hold …

Ways to Visit Saint Lucia

Ways to Visit Saint Lucia There’s a reason Saint Lucia is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean right now: a hard-to-match blend of romance, scenery, culinary sophistication and good, plain-old adventure. And the best way to experience the island is in one of its marvelous collection of resorts, each unique, each perfect for the Saint Lucia vacation you’re looking for. Here is …

St Lucia Real Estate sector seeing upsurge from visitor arrivals

St Lucia real estate sector is seeing an upsurge from visitor arrivals Saint Lucia’s Real Estate sector has been given a predicted boost from the increase in visitor arrivals. Sales inquiries have risen as potential buyers look for investment opportunities particularly in the Rodney Bay and Cap Estate areas. This bodes well for the St Lucia property market in general in 2018 According to …

New weekly flights from London to St.Lucia

Thomson Airline will be flying a new 288 seater aircraft between London Gatwick and St. Lucia from May to December 2017. This could add over 8,500 additional seats to the island for this corresponding period. St. Lucian Tourism officials are optimistic that this move will have a ripple effect on St. Lucia’s economy.  ‘…This flight took in roughly 300 new passengers, and if we …

What An Eventful Ride!

    Many of the major highways, roads and bridges in St. Lucia are up for reconstruction and or renovation. That is according to deputy Prime Minister, Philip J Pierre. The East Coast Highway, The Choc/Gros Islet highway, The Millennium Highway at Cul de Sac, and a new main road in Anse La Raye have all been placed on the Ministry of Infrastructure’s calendar. …

Saint Lucia going Green-er!

The St. Lucia Electricity Company LUCELEC, intends to build the island’s first solar plant near the Hewanorra International Airport at La Tourney, Vieux Fort. This represents the first utility-scale solar PV project in Saint Lucia. By the end of 2016, LUCELEC intends to have at least one megawatt of energy output from this power station and in the longer term cover at least five …

St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment effective January 2016

From January 1st 2016, St. Lucia will be accepting applications for its Citizenship by Investment Programme. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia made this announcement at the Global Citizens Forum in Monaco on Thursday October 8th 2015. The Citicizenship by Investment Programme will allow individuals the opportunity to invest in the country’s economy, to obtain citizenship of St Lucia and new passport for themselves …

Invest in St. Lucia, Become a St. Lucian

The nature and size of the investment is yet to be finalized, however St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Bill is much closer to becoming a reality. The Bill was passed in Parliament and the Senate last week, which means that it was approved by both the opposition and the government. Pending the enactment of legislation by the Attorney General’s office, the bill is set …

Two New Hotels to Generate Close to 2000 Jobs!

Two new hotels are already attracting investment and stimulating economic activity in St. Lucia. Harbour Club, a new 118 room hotel next to Dive St. Lucia at Rodney bay Marina is currently under construction, and employs close to one hundred workers, with that number expecting to double upon completion in October 2016. The second is the former Smuggler’s Cove hotel, which is being taken …

Will Saint Lucia Pursue an Economic Citizenship Programme?

St. Lucia’s Cabinet is getting set to review a report released by the Committee set up to determine the future of an Economic Citizenship programme for the island. According to the report, the task force placed St. Lucia’s economy in the context of global economic trends and concluded that “there is some validity in adopting an economic strategy that will be of benefit to …