Entrepreneur Meet Up 2019
Topic: Doing What You Love and Being Successful Doing it!
"Ingredients for Success"

Come be a part of a vibrant networking event. Entrepreneur Meetup 2019 brings together many successful businessmen, businesswomen, motivated creatives and dreamers. Learn from and get inspired by some of the island's success stories including CHOISELLE, Fun Foods (Island Pops) and Emagine Solutions Inc. Don’t miss it!
Jus’ Sail Recipient of Caribbean Tourism Organisation Sustainable Tourism Awards – Community Benefit Award 2019.
Heritage day sailing charter business, Jus’ Sail, based in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, is extremely proud to announce that they have been awarded the Caribbean Tourism Organisation “Community Benefit Award 2019”. The awards are given “in recognition of excellence in showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean and awarded following a rigorous judging process by an esteemed panel of judges, across various tourism development and related disciplines. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Member Countries which have developed responsible tourism products or are engaged with implementing initiatives that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. These initiatives should also help to enhance the country's tourism product offerings and advance sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean. The Community Benefit Award specifically honours an entity that manages tourism well for the long-term benefit of the destination, local people and visitors.” Read More.

We are so honoured by the award that the Jus' Sail Foundation has received last week in St. Vincent. James Crockett and Pepsi Demacque-Crockett received the Community Benefit Award in recognition of their youth training programme at the CTO Sustainable Tourism Awards on Thursday 29 th August 2019. The SLHTA and TEF are so proud of your accomplishment and will continue to show our support!

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia Monday, 2 nd September, 2019) – The Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) hosted its 55 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 30 th August 2019, pledging its commitment to continue working in the best interest of its growing membership. The AGM was held at the Finance Administrative Centre, attracting a wide cross-section of the umbrella body’s diverse membership, 22 of whom became members during the past financial year. Current membership stands at 259.
During the closed session, SLHTA’s President Karolin Troubetzkoy and Chief Executive Officer Noorani Azeez presented a report on the year in review jointly, highlighting critical areas, including the need for a clear policy for building resilience to climate-related and economic shocks.

Other areas highlighted by Mrs. Troubetzkoy and Mr. Azeez were: crime and security, health and safety, wanton solid waste disposal, degradation of the marine systems, and the need for a policy frame-work that would facilitate tapping into the blue economy.

Troubetzkoy noted that the SLHTA membership needs to work closer towards achieving its goals. However, she noted that the Association has been able to make notable strides in building resilience and sustainable tourism by partnering with various organizations.
She also noted that rationalizing taxation within the tourism sector and building linkages with other groups while supporting micro and medium-sized enterprises must remain priorities for the SLHTA. She believes that an entrepreneurial fund that is readily available to invest in entrepreneurs will have an overall positive impact on the tourism sector.

The tabling of audited financial reports by PKF Professional Services Inc. and approval of the minutes of the SLHTA’s 54 th Annual General Meeting also took place during the closed session last Friday.

Other highlights included a proposed name change for the SLHTA, with the word “Hotel” being replaced by “Hospitality”. Members in attendance voted unanimously for the name change and also voted to choose a new logo from the three shortlisted entries. Read More.
Dr. Justin Ram's Presentation at the SLHTA AGM
Tourism: A Catalyst for Sustainable Development

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The Linkages in Tourism Trade show (LITT) 2019
The Linkages in Tourism Trade Show (LITT) was attended by different representatives from the various sectors. Participants came to promote their businesses and network with other companies. This year's trade show was attended by many new businesses who were able to display their products and services.
Scotts, Sports & Awards had
lots of products on display.
Orising Brothers introduced new bottles of 100% Natural Honey and Bee Pollen.
Winfresh Ltd. encouraged persons to try an assortment of their flavorful seasonings and sauces.
SLHTA Honours Levern Spencer, Cheryl Skeete and Eileen Paul
Cheryl Skeete, centre, receives a bouquet from SLHTA's President Karolin Troubetzkoy.
On behalf of Levern Spencer - manager Gregory Dickson receives a bouquet from SLHTA's President Karolin Troubetzkoy.
(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Monday, 2 nd September, 2019) – Saint Lucian high jumper, Levern Spencer, was last Friday inducted as a SLHTA Goodwill Ambassador when the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) held its 55 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Finance Administrative Centre at Pointe Seraphine.
Spencer, who recently won a gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, is the island’s most decorated athlete, having won a slew of other medals at various meets locally, regionally and internationally.
The SLHTA cited Spencer, an Olympian, as “an absolute jewel” and “phenomenal daughter of the soil”, adding that the Cacoa, Babonneau resident and multiple winner of the Female Sportswoman of the Year title “has shown by her achievements that despite being from a small nation, we can achieve big things”.
Spencer, who broke Saint Lucia’s national high jump record as a fourteen-year-old back in 1998 while a student at Entrepot Secondary School, was selected by the SLHTA Board of Directors during a recent meeting for her “humility, dedication, persevering spirit and her heart of a champion”, said SLHTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Noorani Azeez, as he read the citation last Friday.
“Without hesitation, it was agreed to honour Ms. Spencer with the Award of SLHTA’s first Goodwill Ambassador,” he said. “Over the coming year, the SLHTA and Spencer will collaborate to raise funds for various charities and establish legacy projects aimed at the development of our youth.” Read More.
On Wednesday 28 th August 2019, the SLHTA Annual Report was published electronically. This electronic version was made available to our membership along with various government agencies overseas, business associates and dignitaries of international agencies.

The report is available to download via our website.
SLHTA President: Tourism Sector Spared From TS Dorian
President of the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), Karolin Troubetzkoy, has expressed encouraging news following the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian over Saint Lucia this week.
“As President of the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), I am pleased to confirm that our Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism businesses have not been affected by Tropical Storm Dorian and operations are returning to normal,” Troubetzkoy said on Tuesday. “A Tropical Storm warning must always be taken very seriously and our businesses were well prepared for all eventualities. We are all very grateful that Dorian had no significant impact.” 

As of 8am on Tuesday, 27 th August 2019, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said the Tropical Storm Warning for Saint Lucia had been discontinued. The All-Clear for Saint Lucia went into effect two hours later, advising employers to determine opening times for business following the national shutdown a day earlier when Saint Lucia was placed on a Tropical Storm Watch by the local Met Office.

While Saint Lucia stood directly in the path of Tropical Storm Dorian, and was expected to experience significant damage, the island experienced only some light rainfall and strong winds, a far cry from what was originally expected.

The SLHTA takes this opportunity to thank all those individuals who were instrumental in mobilizing efforts and creating public awareness on a national level during the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian. Moreover, the SLHTA thanks those team members from various businesses across the country who went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that operations ran smoothly. Many of them stayed after their shifts ended, demonstrating the selflessness and professionalism that our industry admires and recognizes.

While the post-storm assessment continues in earnest nationally, the SLHTA will also do its own stocktaking to ensure that the tourism plant remains open for business. We wish all Saint Lucian residents and visitors to our beautiful island a safe Atlantic hurricane season and encourage you to continue taking all the necessary precautions seriously.
Renwick & Company Ltd., a leading distribution company introduces the Hot pack range of biodegradable products as a replacement to the banned single use plastics and Styrofoam products. With a corporate responsibility to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to support the local drive to reduce environmental costs, Renwick and Company continues to engage in responsible procurement.

Hotpack is a recognized leader in quality, disposable food packaging and is prominent in the European markets. 

For more information about Renwick's sustainable procurement practices, please contact the administrative desk at 455-8000 or email at
The following products will be available for purchase within the next 30-90 days:
7'' Biodegradable Plates
Biodegradable - 6''
Burger Boxes
12 Oz Biodegradable Bowls
June's Catering
- Spotlight on our New Member
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Visually stunning presentations, a seduction of aromas, palette pleasing pastries and desserts – these are the ‘constants’ that have positioned June’s Catering Service as the preferred choice for corporate Saint Lucia, Government and those for whom quality is the only option.
Any Occasion, anywhere: With over 30 years’ experience in catering, Simona Leon-Morille - known to all as June, delivers culinary excellence with every menu – the intimate dinner party, the ministerial or Diplomatic Corps cocktail, high profile events, the wedding feast, the staff awards or at the VIP lounge at Saint Lucia Jazz. From sweet and savory canapés, to finger foods, to edible displays, decadent desserts and everything in between, June boasts the best presentations and most variety.
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