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