SLHTA participates in BLES Train the Trainer Workshop
SLHTA attended a week long training from October 28th to November 1, 2019 on Basic Life And Employability Skills (BLES) at the Bay Gardens Inn. The training which forms part of the Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was well attended by various stakeholders. Attendees included Social Workers, Private Sector Agencies, NGO's and other Governmental Agencies.
The training focused on a wide range of topics geared towards teaching participants the art of facilitating training sessions. The workforce development model presented by the CFYR was a holistic approach to fostering learning and self-development in the youth.

Lead trainer Nadischia D. Semmoh, delivered an evidence-based approach to building youth resilience, strengthening families and empowering communities. The objective of the workshop was to empower a cohort of professionals to be able to facilitate the BLES program in various communities island wide. This was truly an informative engagement which sought to ensure the sustainability of the transformative Basic Life and Employability Skills model for young people.
Subject: Enhancing Your Productivity - 1 Day Course 
Work Smarter - Not Harder

Enhancing Your Productivity

There are so many different organizational systems and time management methods out there when it comes to increasing productivity. But what works for one organisation might not work for the other, you must build a solution that works for you.
 In this one-day workshop, we will explore various time management and organizational tools and techniques so that you can build a customized productivity plan for your personal and professional lives.
 Through reflective exercises and activities you will learn ways to better manage yourself, your tasks and your priorities so that you can work smarter and increase your productivity.


·    Identify what personal efficiency is, what skill sets can improve personal productivity, and what attitudes we should cultivate
·    Explain why multi-tasking is a myth
·    Describe what role long-term goals play in short-term efficiency
·    Share a personal vision and develop dreams and goals from it
·    Apply the 80/20 rule and learn how it should affect planning
·    Identify the characteristics of a good organizational system
·    Use the Eisenhower principle to prioritize work and routines to simplify lives
·    Understand why some procrastinate and develop methods for tackling tasks


·    What is Productivity?
·    Characteristics of a Good Organizational System
·    How to be more Productive
·    Setting Goals
·    Developing the Right Attitude
·    Your Productivity Blockers
·    Prioritizing Your Tasks
·    Plan and Protect Your Time
·    Eliminate Waste
·    Productivity Methods/Techniques

 Date: Wednesday 06th November 2019 
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Venue: Financial Administrative Centre 
Cost: $400 per person 
 Register at 
Celestial Self Development Centre
P: (758) 453-1924. C: (758) 518-2370
Marigot Bay Resort and Marina welcomes Daniel Echasseriau as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operation
Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, has appointed Daniel Echasseriau as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operation at the stunning property.

Mr Echasseriau, who comes to Saint Lucia from St Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences and Port Ferdinand Marina & Residences in Barbados, brings over 26 years of experience to his position having enjoyed a distinguished career in the kitchens as an Executive Chef and in the last five years as Director of Food and Beverage at some of the best restaurants and hotels around the world.

A native of Brittany, France, and the youngest of five siblings, Daniel began his culinary career at 17 years old, studying and working every weekend on the west coast of France for private villas. But even before that time, he knew cooking was his calling.
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St. Lucian laboratory receives the region’s first CDC certification for Legionella Testing
Environmental Testing & Consultancy Services Ltd is proud to announce that we have received certification in the analysis of Legionella Bacteria by the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); through its prestigious Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program.

Environmental Testing & Consultancy Services Ltd. is the first laboratory in the Caribbean region to receive this industry leading certification. Certification in the ELITE program provides the highest level of confidence that ETCS Ltd testing services are highly accurate and defensible, meeting the highest international industry standards. Legionella can cause a very serious form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires disease and a less serious flu-like illness known as Pontiac Fever.

Along with legionella testing, ETCS Ltd laboratory offers microbiology testing on water, food and environmental surface swabs 

Legionella Testing Services
We provide culture based testing services that meet industry gold-standard with two service options:
1) quantification of legionella pneumophila;
2) quantification and serogroup characterization of legionella pneumophila and identification of legionella species. All culture based tests have a turnaround time of least 14 days.

To learn more about Legionella and our environmental monitoring services, please contact Environmental Testing & Consultancy Services Ltd at:
Telephone: 1 758 454 7302
SLHTA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR: High Jump Queen Levern Spencer Inducted (excerpt from the Voice Newspaper)
SAINT Lucia’s reigning Sportswoman of the Year, Commonwealth Games, Central America and Caribbean Games and Pan American Games champion Levern Spencer has scored big yet again, this time becoming the first Saint Lucian athlete to be crowned Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Goodwill Ambassador.

The brief ceremony took place on Monday 21st October 2019 at the Hewanorra International Airport (HIA) VIP Lounge to welcome and bestow this prestigious honour on the world ranked athlete.

Present were staff of the SLHTA including members of the Board of Directors; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, Benson Emile; Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries Suzette Jean; Saint Lucia Olympic Committee representative, Ryan O’ Brian; Saint Lucia Athletics Association representative, Andy Behl; Levern Spencer’s immediate family and manager, and members of the media.