Tourism enjoyed strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place. Overall confidence could be affected and hamper the recovery of tourism.

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 - the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide in the first month of this year equals the total increase for the whole of 2021.

While these figures confirm the positive trend already underway last year, the pace of recovery in January was impacted by the emergences of the Omicron variant and the re-introduction of travel restrictions in several destinations. Following the 71% decline of 2021, international arrivals in January 2022 remained 67% below...Read More
SLHTA New Member Property
Halcyon92 BnB

Halcyon92 Bnb is a chic, modern, two storey duplex, located in the friendly and safe community of Beausejour, Gros-Islet. It consists of two self contained apartments, Halcyon 92 Chic Upstairs apartment and Halcyon 92 Zen Downstairs apartment.

Each unit consists of two bedrooms, functional kitchen and dining areas, living room and a bathroom and accommodate a maximum of 4 individuals, however, the entire home can be reserved for up to 8 individuals.

The unit comprises of two air conditioned but airy bedrooms & modern style bathroom. The warm open concept kitchen/living makes the stay very inviting and homely. Fully furnished with modern appliances, smart TV, WIFI CCTV, washer, private parking & groomed outdoors.

Ideal for families couples and individual stays...Read More
Solar power lights up the lives of Nigerians

Like many Nigerians, who aren’t on the national electricity grid, or if they are, only for a few hours a day, she had been using a petrol generator for backup power. It was costly—nearly US$4 every four days—not to mention dirty and noisy.

Akiwumi is not alone. Reliable electricity is out of reach for most Nigerians. An estimated 70 percent of the country’s more than 215 million citizens aren’t connected to the national grid...Read More
Sak Sa Ankò- The “Toulé Jou” Edition

Children’s Kwéyòl Book Author, Huanna Leon launches her second Kwéyòl Colouring & Activity Book, Sak Sa Ankó - The “Toulé Jou” Edition.

[Press Release] - Mom and Kwéyòl Author, Huanna Leon has launched her second Kwéyòl Children’s Colouring and Activity Book! 

Sak Sa Ankó - The “Toulé Jou” Edition is the second book in the Sak Sa Series. The author says, “The Colouring and Activity books are created to expose our children, from a tender age, to our Kwéyòl language”. 

Sak Sa Ankò - The “Toulé Jou” Edition teaches Kwéyòl vocabulary for common English words by providing the English word, its Kwéyòl translation, an example of its use in a sentence and pronunciation prompts. It is the Author’s hope that equipping our children with knowledge and guides for the correct pronunciation of these words will empower and embolden them to use our Creole language in everyday conversations with their friends, teachers and family. 

Our Kwéyòl language is a major part of our heritage that we should ensure we pass on to our children. This second instalment of Sak Sa is aimed at children ages 5-8. It includes activities such as crossword puzzles, word searches and, of course, colouring! Overall, it is fun and engaging for both parents and children alike! 

The Author, Huanna Leon is young mother of two who sees the immense value of wholesome education for our children- a focus on academics, practical skills, and cultural knowledge is necessary for our children to become well balanced members of society. She also deeply values our St. Lucian traditions and culture and is seeking to immortalize these through her creative works.

The book is 100% St. Lucian -it was illustrated by Cassell Paul, cover designed by Dalan James and graphics by Danicius Philippe. Copies of both “Sak Sa- The “For De Culture” Edition and Sak Sa Ankó- The “Toulé Jou” Edition are available locally at M&C Drug Stores, Noah’s Arkade (Hewanorra Airport), and on Amazon. 


If you require any further information on Sak Sa, please contact Huanna Leon at [email protected]/ 715-0002.

The Saint Lucia Tourism SLTA (SLTA) seeks to appoint Financial Auditors and invites individuals or companies to submit proposals to provide these services.  Priority will be given to cost-effective submissions that provide the greatest efficiency in the execution process.

Scope of the Audit 
The audit will be carried out in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and should include such test and auditing procedures as the Auditor considers necessary for the assignment. In conducting the audit, special attention should be paid to the following:  
  • Carry out tests of transactions as are necessary to obtain an understanding of the accounting system, assess its adequacy as a basis for the preparation of the financial statements, and establish whether adequate records have been maintained as required;
  • Conduct an in-depth review of the internal control systems to have sufficient knowledge of the procedures underpinning the systems according to the applicable rules and governing legislation;
  • Confirm that although responsibility for preventing irregularity and fraud remains with the SLTA, the audit has been planned so as to have a reasonable expectation of detecting material misstatements in the financial statements...Read More
CARPHA Receives High Praises from Member States for its Pandemic Response
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 08 April, 2022:  Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) from across the Caribbean were high in praises for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on the leadership role it played, and continues to play in the Region’s COVID-19 response. This, as CARPHA hosted its first face-to-face meeting, since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, two years ago. 

23 CMOs (18 in person and 5 virtually), met for two days from April 06 - 07 at the Trinidad Hilton. They collaborated and examined optimal ways of working and responding to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and the resultant effects on the health status of the CARICOM. CARPHA’s regional and international development partners were also present at the meeting, with representatives from the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and The United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and CARICOM Secretariat...Read More