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The Department of Health and Wellness continues to monitor the alerts issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in relation to a new strain of coronavirus discovered in central China. The virus has been linked to respiratory tract infections in China and according to WHO, current evidence suggests that person-to-person transmission is limited.

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The past decade has seen multi-national mining giant BHP expand its presence within the Caribbean in a big way. In doing so, the company has not only brought new investment to the region and wider Latin America, but further diversified its own commercial pursuits beyond its native Australia. This expansion helped BHP win the title of the biggest mining company in the world, with its 2019 market capitalisation of US$ 120bn making it almost a full third larger than its nearest competitor, Rio Tinto (which holds a market cap of US$ 83bn).

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The Caribbean’s largest homegrown BPO provider is opening the doors on a new facility in Saint Lucia this spring in a landmark investment that will provide hundreds of local jobs and further promote the island as a booming BPO hub. itelbpo Smart Solutions, headquartered in Jamaica, is adding Saint Lucia to its portfolio with a 20,000 sq ft site in Vieux Fort, near Hewanorra Airport. The facility is set to open in April with 30 to 50 employees and will eventually scale up to employ around 700 Saint Lucians over the next few years.

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Last year, Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne made a clarion call to regional colleagues to invest in the ever cash-strapped airline LIAT. The governments of Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis both responded favourably, each committing to provide EC$1 million. In an interview with the STAR on March 13, 2019, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said his government would not consider investing in LIAT unless there were significant changes in the airline’s operation. He referenced a Caribbean Development Bank study that suggested three options: restructure the entity; privatize; or shutdown. If Saint Lucia were to buy shares, Chastanet said, the shares would need to be in an entity free to m...

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Should Pigeon Island be transformed into a version of Cuba's Tropicana? Prime Minister Allen Chastanet believes so, stating that the venue could host evening shows and benefit greatly from tourism. Addressing his disapproval of Jeannine Compton-Antoine as Trust director last month, the prime minister said he felt a new director should be commercially minded, enough to recognize the need to marry conservation and development.

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Normally a tranquil location, the secluded area of Anse Canelles in Micoud was a flurry of activity on Wednesday morning as the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Saint Lucia Canelles Resort got underway. Developed by the Galaxy Group, the resort will be managed by AMResorts, a subsidiary of industry giants Apple Leisure Group. Zoetry and Dreams will be the two brands. In attendance on Wednesday were representatives of the developers, government ministers and residents of the surrounding communities.

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When it comes to capital works, the Caribbean currently has a number of significant projects under progression. When completed, these projects will not only represent a substantial upgrade to the host nations‚ but also promise to streamline new investment and tourism interest from abroad. From road and energy upgrades to glittering new casinos, 2020 is set to be an exciting new chapter for construction in the Caribbean. Here now are five capital works projects that are a must-watch in the year ahead.

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