INVEST SAINT LUCIA HONOURS PAST CHAIRPERSONS
Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) paid glowing tribute to four of its past chairpersons at its annual staff appreciation dinner held on Saturday January 3rd, 2015.
The first Chairman of the then National Development Corporation (NDC), the late Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis was honoured posthumously. His son, Dr. Vaughan Lewis received the award on his behalf. Sir Allen’s successor, Mr. Ferrel ‘Bam’ Charles was absent at the ceremony due to ill health. However, his son and current Deputy Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Gordon Charles accepted on his behalf.
Receiving their plaques of honour in person were Sir Julian Robert Hunte, who served as chairman of the then NDC from 1979 to 1982 and Mr. Leslie Clarke who had the distinction of being a General Manger of the NDC before later serving as Chairman in the early 1990s.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, current Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Costello Michel thanked the esteemed gentlemen for their meritorious years of service to the organization and for paving the way for others like him to follow. “This tribute to four of the pillars of this organization which we now call Invest Saint Lucia, is long overdue,” he cited. “These four men laid the foundation for the then National Development Corporation and by so doing, afforded us [here present] the opportunity to work for this well-regarded organiza- tion.”
Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Emma Hippolyte also offered strong words of acclaim and appreciation to the honorees, as did CEO of Invest Saint Lucia, McHale Andrew who read the citations and contextualized the significance of the occasion.
A number of Invest Saint Lucia staff were also recognized for their excellence and contributions during 2014.
Pictured: honorees/representatives, current
Board of Directors, Minister and CEO.