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The Star (St. Lucia) - Business Week - - NEWS - BY CHRIS­TIAN WAYNE – ED­I­TOR AT LARGE

This week we have quite the cross-pol­li­na­tion of stories to share with you. Our cover story fo­cuses on a per­sonal pas­sion of mine— sup­port­ing en­trepreneur­ship and nur­tur­ing a true cul­ture of in­no­va­tion in Saint Lu­cia. Of course, this is eas­ier said than done, but none­the­less a wor­thy pur­suit in my opin­ion. In “The Busi­ness of Busi­ness Incubators” I share my thoughts on the topic of ac­cel­er­at­ing growth for Caribbean en­trepreneurs and why the typ­i­cal copy/paste mod­els of start-up in­cu­ba­tion have gained such lit­tle trac­tion in our re­gion—and what we can do to fix it. Im­mi­gra­tion, par­tic­u­larly UK im­mi­gra­tion, is an­other fo­cus area this week. STAR Businessweek cor­re­spon­dent Ed Kennedy draws strik­ing com­par­isons be­tween the UK’s flip-flop apol­ogy to the Win­drush Gen­er­a­tion with sim­i­larly tepid sorry-cam­paigns led in coun­tries such as Aus­tralia and Canada. On the heels of last week’s story dis­cussing the real risks of Cit­i­zen­ship by In­vest­ment Progammes be­com­ing con­duits from crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity—or safe havens for it—we’ve de­cided to syndicate a fas­ci­nat­ing piece re­cently pub­lished by In­vest­ment Mi­gra­tion In­sider ti­tled “Al­leged Drug Lords and Bil­lion-Dol­lar Fraud­sters – The CIP-Coun­try Re­sponse”. As the say­ing goes, where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants. Read page 6 for more. Fi­nally, it’s my plea­sure to share that the STAR Businessweek ar­ti­cle pub­lished in our June 16 2018 edi­tion en­ti­tled “An Agri­cul­tural Revo­lu­tion – How GreenTech is trans­form­ing the agri­cul­tural in­dus­try in Saint Lu­cia and be­yond” has taken 2nd place in the 17th an­nual Massey Fer­gu­son awards held in Brazil! Con­grat­u­la­tions to the au­thor Cather­ine Mor­ris and a spe­cial thank you to our read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers who al­low us to do this work week af­ter week. We share this award with you all.

It’s Noth­ing Per­sonal. It’s Busi­ness.

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