February 28, 2007



The Right Honourable Sir John Compton, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia in his 28th Anniversary of Independence Message to the Nation, exhorted St. Lucians to remember to say PLEASE and THANK YOU! He said “The words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ seems to have disappeared from our vocabulary”. Manners maketh Man is a statement with much depth. When a nation can boast of mannerly citizens, it will achieve excellence in service that will be the envy of others. This is very important, especially when visitors to its shores expect the type of service that will produce memories that last a lifetime.

I am particularly impressed with the theme that was chosen for the Independence Anniversary celebrations, “Rising to the Global challenges”. If we are to meet the challenges head on, Innovation and Technology will have to be placed high on the economic agenda. I sense that our Prime Minister has set in motion the stage for moving the process forward. His message conveys many lessons that need to be learnt in a hurry. You can visit the home page of http://www.stlucia.gov.lc and click on the link that takes you to the Prime Minister’s Message to the Nation on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of Independence.

The private sector is up beat at this time as they look forward to the heightened activities of CWC 2007 and St. Lucia Jazz. The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture should be very pleased at the attendance at it Business Mixer which was hosted at the Auberge Seraphine, Point Seraphine on Tuesday, 27th February, 2007. Member companies which took the opportunity to introduce their products and services included ACCELA Marketing, St. Lucia Distillers Ltd., Bank of St. Lucia and Renwick & Co. Ltd. The programme was graced with the presence of Ministers of Government, Professionals, Bankers, Business Executives and Entrepreneurs. It was a great networking experience.

St. Lucia continues to hold it own as the Conference Destination of the Eastern Caribbean and I should include the Party Destination as well. I cannot over emphasise the point that St. Lucia has truly taken its place as an ideal destination for Business, Pleasure and Retirement in the Caribbean. The Real Estate Agents are gearing up to transform the Paradise that is ours into a real business haven over the next three months. How do you feel about being resident in St. Lucia at this time? I can’t believe what is unfolding before my eyes. It is just a period of great expectations. As I mentioned in an earlier article, it is our moment to shine, and shine we will!

I am always seeking to assure myself about our readiness to host CWC2007 and with every passing day as I get to understand what is at play in this massive project. Most important is that if we get the St. Lucia Jazz numbers in the preliminary matches, we can manage that. That’s the easy part but when we double those numbers, we are treading in dangerous waters but don’t worry, we are going to be OK because we have expanded the space with the cruise ships that will be here for the Semi Finals. The cruise ships will assist with the accommodation and the food. The ships will also ease overcrowding on land. So I am feeling much better now, we are only over booked on land for one or two nights but the cruise ships will take care of that. Can you imagine Rodney Bay on the evening of April 27 & 28, 2007. My heart is beating very fast. I feel the excitement even now. Just picture the situation, what a moment in time? Do plan to enjoy every moment, get out and mingle in the crowd. There will never be a second chance for many of us to savour such an experience in St. Lucia!

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Keep the Faith, God is in Charge, Expect Miracles in 2007!

Edward A. Harris
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