Officials from Export Saint Lucia (TEPA) recently embarked on a four (4) day mission over in Cuba. The delegation which also included officials from the Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Commerce, was in Cuba from Monday 17th September, to Thursday 20th September, and had as its mandate to identify and correct some of the inhibitors that may be keeping Saint Lucian exporters from penetrating the Cuban market.
Perineau’s Exports, a Saint Lucian exporter with guidance and assistance from Export Saint Lucia (TEPA) successfully exported a test shipment of breadfruit to Miami, Florida in the U.S. on August 28, 2018. This success is directly attributed to a workshop held in July of this year. Export Saint Lucia hosted an “EXPORTING TO THE USA” workshop. Over the last few years it has been recognized that the demands for produce has grown significantly in foreign markets and this latest success is also testament to the MOU signed between Export Saint Lucia and the Department of Agriculture.
Caribbean Awning Production Company Limited in collaboration with Export Saint Lucia (TEPA) on the 28th of September was successful in shipping off a container load of PVC Cladding to the hurricane ravaged isle of Dominica. The material is to be used in the reconstruction of several schools across the island.
Henry, who hails from the community of Choiseul, is a long time visual artist specializing in the painting of realism pieces. He gave an account of his exploits since partnering with Export Saint Lucia (TEPA). “From last year I had my first international show at the Burton Agnes Hall, that’s in Yorkshire England. This year my last two shows were at the High Commission, Saint Lucia’s High Commission in the UK, the first show was an exhibition and the second one was an auction and the great part about it, is that I sold all my pieces.”