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St. Lucia to establish commission to consult on marijuana production

The St Lucia government has given the nod to the re-establishment of a marijuana commission that has been given the mandate to consult and provide advice on the design of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis. Commerce, Industry Investment and Enterprise Development, Bradly Felix said in 2918 a commission had been mandated to examine […]

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Funding an issue to start businesses

Access to funding continues to be one of the biggest hindrances to starting a business in Barbados. That’s according to Ayanna Young-Marshall, Lecturer of International Business at the University of the West Indies. However, Ms. Young-Marshall says the government has sought to address this with its Trust Loans Programme. And The University of the West […]

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Opposition Leader rubbishes government fiscal policies, outlines own initiatives

Opposition Leader Lennox Linton Wednesday said a “new Dominica” would only be realised when his United Workers Party (UWP) is elected to office in the next general election as he brushed aside the fiscal policies outlined by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during the presentation of the EC$1.02 billion (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) budget 24 hours […]

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Antigua, Anguilla, Grenada and Montserrat with fastest growing economies in Caribbean

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Wednesday said economic growth across the Caribbean region is expected to increase slightly to 2.1 per cent this year. ECLAC launched its “Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2019,” and according to the Trinidad-based ECLAC deputy director, Dillon Alleyne, economic growth strengthened across the Latin America […]

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Bigger Burger King coming

More jobs and another drive-thru coming for Burger king. Word of this comes from General Manager Ryan Walters, who explained that BURGER King will be relocating its Trident House, Bridgetown branch to the Esso gas station in Hastings, Christ Church, within the next three months. He says there will be no job losses as a […]

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Tourism stakeholders back government’s position regarding Virgin Atlantic

The St. Lucia Tourism Authority (STA) says it supports the government’s position of not agreeing to an EC$20 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) subsidy over a three year period as demanded by the British carrier, Virgin Atlantic. “We understand the possible impact that the British carrier’s withdrawal can impose on the industry, however the St. […]