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 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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Marijuana Tourism Making an Impact in Caribbean Destinations

These are high times for travelers who equate Caribbean vacations with the opportunity to enjoy marijuana’s pungent aromas and intoxicating impact. Weed decriminalization is advancing across the region, with more islands poised to officially welcome the relaxed atmosphere under which some visitors have enjoyed cannabis use for years.

Earlier this month Grenada legislators announced the country’s […]

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SLHTA Elects New Executive Committee at 56th Annual General Meeting

Following the hosting of its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on Friday 9th April 2021, a new Executive Committee has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA).

On Monday 1 st March 2021, nominations were invited for the posts of President, First […]

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Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Launches “Forward Together” Initiative

As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the region’s leading association representing the interests of the private sector, has launched Forward Together, an initiative which encourages industry stakeholders to join their colleagues in supporting the […]

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Today, March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day; a day that was created to shine the light on the tremendous achievements of women around the globe but also draw attention to the inequalities and challenges which still exist and the glass ceilings we must still shatter.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in Leadership: Achieving […]

By |April 27th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

Green Fig Resort & Spa announces St. Lucia Art Competition.

In midst of extremely difficult times for all St. Lucians, the country’s newest boutique hotel, Green Fig Resort & Spa in Soufriére, opens its doors to visiting vacationers later this month. The 25 room boutique property, offering jaw- dropping vistas of Petit Piton and Soufriére town and harbor, will be catering to the ecology […]

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