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Saint Lucia Mulls Second Cruise Port

Saint Lucia Mulls Second Cruise Port Saint Lucia planning to build a second cruise port on the island, according to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The plan for the “southern” cruise port would be near the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort. That would mean “people will be able to get off their chartered flights and go straight onto the cruise ships, within minutes,” Chastanet …

Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record

Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018. According to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase over 2017. The combined total was buoyed by a 13.6 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals. The expansion at the Pointe …

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 …

Over 1000 NEW Hotel Rooms

Luxury seems to be a common theme running through the five new resorts which are set to add over 850 new hotel rooms to St. Lucia’s hotel inventory in 2017. In October 2016 Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa opened 12 newly built suites. The beachfront and garden view honeymoon butler suites, feature spacious decks with private plunge pools and access to a personal …

Pearl of the Caribbean

No, Johnny Depp will not be the star, nor is it the latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise. Instead it is the biggest, and newest resort project in the Caribbean. The Peal of the Caribbean was touched by royalty, when Price Harry turned the soil over on the 2.6 Billion dollar project on the south end of St. Lucia, at Beausejour, …

St. Lucia Extends its Presence in the Middle East

The government of Saint Lucia has established an Office of Honorary Consul in Saudi Arabia, in a move to expand its tourism, investment and business presence in the Middle East. Halla Walid Al Juffali has been appointed as Honorary Consul based in Jeddah, where she will represent Saint Lucia in the above interests. The Office will begin operations on November 1, 2015, and soon …

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 …

Hewanorra International Airport Under Private Management?

Saint Lucia’s main airport, Hewanorra International Airport may soon be under private management. St. Lucia Parliament has recently passed a bill to allow for competitive bidding by both local and international companies to run the airport. The new ‘formula’ will be in the form of a private/ public partnership, which will allow the government to realize their plans of an improved travel hub for …

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 …