Saturday, October 31, 2020

CCI-CBF Week Takes Caribbean Biodiversity Virtual

 The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) and the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Secretariats will be holding their 5th CCI-CBF Week from July 13th - 16th, 2020.
 The meeting, guided by the theme “Nature-Based Solutions for our Caribbean Future”, is supported by the German Government through its development Bank - KFW, The Nature Conservancy, Metzler-Payden, The Bahamas Protected Areas Fund, Island Innovation and Ocean Unite.

Eat What We Grow Campaign

The SLHTA announces the launch of an “Eat What We Grow” campaign aimed at promoting the consumption of locally grown agricultural produce. The initiative was conceived in collaboration with SLHTA’s Honorary Member Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and is designed to encourage healthier lifestyle practices among Saint Lucians. Healthier eating habits has been a key consideration in the global fight against the Coronavirus, given its ability to strengthen immune systems.

SLHTA President Warns of Industry Collapse

In a letter to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, SLHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy says that the recent mass redundancy announcements by two of Saint Lucia’s major hotels have sent shock waves through the industry and are a stark reminder of the very precarious situation the hospitality and tourism industry finds itself in. 


Making reference to Saint Lucia’s June 4 re-opening of borders she expressed concern that the prescribed entry requirements created a stalemate between the airlines and the destination, delaying scheduled flights until further notice:

Living (and Working Virtually) in Uncertainty by Cynthia S. Parker

By the time you see this post, you will no doubt have read a lot of reflections on this time of uncertainty. In a recent IISC staff check-in, we lifted up several principles and practices to support our community as we, like so many other organizations, move to largely virtual work. We hope these ideas will provide some comfort and guidance to you, as well.

The SLUNCF provides Training to its Prospective Grantees

On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 4th September the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF) hosted a training session for those entities that had submitted Concept Notes and have been chosen for the submission of Full Proposals.  The one-and-a-half-day training session was conducted by Mr. Felix Finisterre. 

Plastic Recycling Project 'RePLAST OECS' Launches in Saint Lucia

Environmental stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Saint Lucia lent their support and expertise towards the successful launch and two-day workshop for the RePLAST OECS project – an initiative that seeks to create a sustainable economic model for the management and recycling of plastic waste in the Caribbean, particularly between the OECS Member States and the French Departments of the Caribbean.

SLHTA's Tourism Enhancement Fund Board Meeting

The SLHTA convened another meeting of with the board of trustees of the Tourism Enhancement Fund on Wednesday 31st August 2019 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Winston Anderson of Sandals Resorts. Main agenda items included presentations from a number of agencies and organizations seeking grant funding for projects ranging from product enhancement, human resources development and community development.

Massy Stores signs EC $150K MOU with the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund for Plastic Waste Management Projects

Massy Stores SLU Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF), to manage a portion of the funds collected from the plastic charge. This is the charge, which the supermarket initiated last year, as part of a plan to transition customers to reusable bags. The amount donated is one hundred and fifty thousand dollars (EC$150,000).