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The principal tourism private sector agency in St. Lucia, the SLHTA is responsible for facilitating tourism sector development and management in St. Lucia.

COVID-19: SLMDA Concerned Over Mass Crowd Election Campaign Events (SLHTA Newsletter – 12th July 2021)

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), warning that ‘COVID-19 is still here’, has expressed grave concern over mass crowd election campaign events, as both major political parties here prepare for general elections on July 26.

In a statement issued Saturday night on behalf of the association, President Dr. Merle Clarke, noted the ‘horrifying consequences’ […]

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Saint Lucia Crop Damage From Hurricane Elsa Put At Over $34 Million (SLHTA Newsletter – 6th July 2021)

Saint Lucia’s agriculture industry took a massive hit from the passage of Hurricane Elsa on Friday, with a preliminary estimate of damage to crops, including bananas and plantains, put at over $34 million.

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, made the disclosure Sunday night when he, Infrastructure Minister Stephenson King and Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, appeared on […]

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Funky Fungi capitalizes on assistance from SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund (SLHTA Newsletter – 28th June 2021)

Ever since becoming the first beneficiary of the SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) in December 2019, local business Funky Fungi has mushroomed into an even better success story. It turns out that the company’s very existence is also deeply connected to the Fund.

Unveiled at the SLHTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2019, […]

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St. Lucia Distillers opens three new cellars (SLHTA Newsletter – 21st June 2021)

St. Lucia Distillers is being commended for its continued confidence in Saint Lucia’s economic development through the expansion of its facilities in the Roseau Valley. Over the past 18 months, the premier rum producer in the Eastern Caribbean, under strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, built three new cellars with a capacity of storing 12,000 […]

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SLHTA Congratulates New SLP Administration

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association Inc. (SLHTA) extends sincere congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Philip J. Pierre and his soon-to-be sworn-in Cabinet of Ministers on their successful bid to form the new Government of Saint Lucia.

Our organization wishes the new administration the successful implementation of their programmes under its three broad objectives, which […]

Funky Fungi capitalizes on assistance from SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund

Ever since becoming the first beneficiary of the SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) in December 2019, local business Funky Fungi has mushroomed into an even better success story. It turns out that the company’s very existence is also deeply connected to the Fund.

Unveiled at the SLHTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2019, […]

SLHTA Applauds Government’s Adjustments to COVID 19 Protocols

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) has described Government’s adjustments to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control regulations some from Friday, June 25, 2021 and others from Thursday 1 st July, as a positive move worthy of praise. On Thursday, June 24, 2021, the Office of the Prime Minister released a statement indicating […]

SLHTA Introduces “Partner with a Family” Programme

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Wednesday, June 23, 2021) – With thousands of displaced tourism sector employees still finding it difficult to make ends meet during the COVID- 19 pandemic, the introduction of an innovative new programme seems poised to ease their socio-economic plight.

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), a humanitarian arm of the Saint Lucia […]

CHTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES

Hospitality professionals Heidi Clarke and Noorani Azeez bring expertise to The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) governing board
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SLHTA News May 17th 2021 – OECS Says US Travel Advisory Against Saint Lucia, Other Member States ‘Concerning’

OECS Says US Travel Advisory Against Saint Lucia, Other Member States ‘Concerning’

While we have been able to manage the pandemic in the OECS with case fatality rates and cases per population rates lower than the global average, we continue to be disproportionately affected by the economic fallout of COVID, due to our highly tourism-dependent […]

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