OPENING a new business in Saint Lucia has been growing pains for many years now. However, the small business sector which contribute to a large share of the island’s gross domestic product (GDP), have either folded or continue to be unattractive for many people to even get started.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Caribbean Football Union president, Gordon Derrick, believes the decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will augur well for regional sides but has warned this does not represent “a guarantee” of a spot at the showpiece. Football’s world governing body, FIFA, unanimously voted on the move a week ago, which will see the number of teams at the tournament rise from 32 to 48, and the number of games leap from 64 to 80.
IN preparation for the Inter-District table tennis teams and singles championships scheduled for next Wednesday, various primary schools sporting districts are staging their Inter-School championships from today at the Castries Table Tennis Centre.
THE International Netball Federation has updated its rankings to reflect matches played between October 23 and December 11, 2016, including matches from the Test series between England and Jamaica and the Test Series between Saint Lucia and Saint Martin. Following these activities, there is no change to the ranking for the top ten teams. However, Jamaica (4th) draws closer to England (3rd) as a result of their 2-1 series win.
THE heavyweights in the various national sports federations are finally flexing their muscles as the Department of Youth Development and Sports continues preparation for this year’s National Sports Awards scheduled for February 18. After what can best be described as a mixed year in terms of performance the list of nominees for associations, coaches, administrators, technical officials and clubs of the year has been released by the Department of Youth Development and Sports.
THERE must be some level of respect for customers on the part of business entities out to make a dollar. However, with business becoming increasingly competitive, it seems that some are willing to sacrifice respect at the altar of the almighty dollar without any misgivings. The situation is so bad that even customers are turning a blind eye to some of the problem
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet is currently on a four-day visit to London where he will meet with Chairman of Desert …
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet says he remains convinced that the economic policies being pursued by his seven- month-old administration to help stimulate the economy will bear fruit for the island. However he maintains that the road to a turnaround in the economic fortunes remains long and arduous.
THE locally owned and operated award-winning resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts has announced some key leadership changes, that it is hoped will take Bay Gardens Resorts to the next level. Mrs. Berthia Parle, who has been the brand flag bearer for over two decades, will be relinquishing the General Manager’s position at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, in order to focus her attention on preparing the Bay Gardens brand for expansion and diversification.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being encouraged to sign onto a code of conduct and ethics that will guide the future operations of NGOs in the region. A senior official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), which is implementing a three year project aimed at improving civil society effectiveness in regional development and integration processes in the Caribbean Forum (CARICOM), said that the code is to provide a transparent format where NGOs can report to donor, state, membership and the wider general public.
THE multi-billion dollar project earmarked for Vieux Fort, which was signed in July of last year by the Government of St. Lucia and Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) is still on course despite growing opposition to it in that part of the country.
The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified …
In 2016, Flawless released a song called “Saint Lucia Tings Nice”. You can’t find it on YouTube or Soundcloud and …
Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the St. Lucia …
THE Sandals Foundation and The School of Business Entrepreneurs (TSOBE) has recorded tremendous success in its EC$60,000 undertaking dubbed ‘Business Enthusiast (BE)’. The programme, which kicked off in April 2016 is poised to end this month and targets young entrepreneurial minded Saint Lucian
FROM Thursday evening, I have taken a backseat to observe the way St. Lucians as well as the media…local and regional have been revelling in the juicy scandal that has rained down on us all like liquid gold and has given tongues and thumbs some serious exercise.
SHOW me your workspace and I will tell you who you are! In the very same way that the friends a person keeps is a reflection of who they are, the condition of an individual’s workspace can reveal much about their state of their mind and their productivity. Although the issue of physical workspace is often overlooked, workspaces play a very influential role as it pertains to individuals’ feelings towards their work and very often impacts actual performance.
THE four semifinalists have been decided in the Veterans In Sports Inc./Saint Lucia Football Association tournament. On Saturday in the first quarter final game, FLOW Lancers and Soufriere played to a 1-1 draw at the Phillip Marcellin Ground after the former took the lead in the 22nd minute through a goal from Nigel Springer.
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet is likely to make a statement on the future of his embattled Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Dr.Ubaldus Raymond, who is embroiled in a blackmail scandal that has led to charges being laid against a young woman.
PERSONS found urinating, defecating, spiting and littering in the City of Castries could soon find themselves paying fines of $150 and $1500 or where the law dictates spend up to six months in prison. City mayor Peterson Francis said that the crackdown on anti-social behaviour will be immediate and will be carried out by the officers of the Castries City Constabulary.