LORD HOWARD CON­CLUDES SAINT LU­CIA VISIT WITH CALL ON MIN­IS­TERS AND OP­PO­SI­TION LEADER

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Right Honourable Lord Michael Howard Q.C., Pa­tron of the Bri­tish Caribbean Cham­ber of Com­merce, to­gether with its Pres­i­dent, Mr John Kennedy, and of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing C.E.O. Dr Ian Kelly, Mrs Pauline Wade, Mr Man­dish Singh and Mr Ge­orge Al­cin­dor, con­cluded his visit to Saint Lu­cia fol­low­ing meet­ings with se­nior of­fi­cials of both the Govern­ment and Op­po­si­tion.

At a meet­ing with the Honourable Emma Hip­polyte, Min­is­ter for Com­merce, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, In­vest­ment and Con­sumer Affairs, Lord Howard had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore cur­rent and fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties for Bri­tish in­vestors into Saint Lu­cia and to reaf­firm his com­mit­ment to lead­ing the Cham­ber’s ef­forts in this re­gard.

Dur­ing a call on Mr McHale An­drew, C.E.O. of In­vest Saint Lu­cia, Lord Howard and the BCCC Saint Lu­cia del­e­ga­tion re­ceived a com­pre­hen­sive briefing on the Govern­ment of Saint Lu­cia’s in­vest­ment ob­jec­tives in­clud­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s fore­casts and key eco­nomic in­di­ca­tors. Dis­cus­sions were held in re­la­tion to in­vest­ment pri­or­i­ties and the range of in­cen­tives cur­rently avail­able to new cap­i­tal providers.

The Right Honourable Lord Michael Howard Q.C. was briefed by the Leader of the United Work­ers’ Party, Mr Allen Chas­tanet, dur­ing an hour-long meet­ing at which the Op­po­si­tion Party Leader dis­cussed eco­nomic and in­vest­ment strat­egy and the UWP pri­or­i­ties and pro­gramme for eco­nomic growth.

Mrs An­nie McGhee, the Res­i­dent Bri­tish Com­mis­sioner of the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion to Saint Lu­cia, gave a din­ner at her res­i­dence for Lord Howard and the BCCC del­e­ga­tion, which was also at­tended by the Hon. Emma Hip­polyte, Ms Es­ther Browne-Weeks, Pres­i­dent of Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, Dr. Didi­cus Jules, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of East­ern Caribbean States, Mrs Karolin Trou­bet­zkoy, Pres­i­dent of the Caribbean Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and Dr. Ernest Hi­laire PhD., Chair­man of Saint Lu­cia Cit­i­zen­ship In­vest­ment Pro­gramme.

Left to right: John Kennedy, Pres­i­dent BCCC SL,

Rt. Hon. Lord Howard, Pa­tron BCCC SL and Hon. Emma Hip­polyte, Min­is­ter for Com­merce, Busi­ness

De­vel­op­ment, In­vest­ment and Con­sumer Affairs.

Allen Chas­tanet, Leader of the UWP, is greeted by the Right Honourable Lord Michael Howard Q.C., Pa­tron of the Bri­tish Caribbean

Cham­ber of Com­merce.

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