Winners Emerge at the 5th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards!!


Winners Emerge at the 5th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards!!

Castries, St. Lucia – January 27, 2013 – Live from The Gaitey on Rodney Bay, Bay Gardens Resorts emerged the Business of the Year winner amongst the thirty four different companies making submissions at the 5th Annual St. Lucia Business Awards. The gala event was held on Saturday January 25, 2014, as the closing event of Nobel Laureate Week.

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce hosted another evening of excellence which was again broadcasted live by The Wave 94.5 93.7 FM, and across St. Lucia and St. Vincent on Choice TV and powered by LIME. From the Karib Cable powered by Columbus Communication Welcome Reception and Red Carpet which started at 7:00 p.m. to the actual Awards Ceremony and on to the Digicel After Party, it was a night of style, glitz and glamor, with well-deserved recognition for Corporate St. Lucia.

The lively Red Carpet was a delight where guests were hounded for photographs and snatched by the media for live interviews on their way to the official Award Ceremony. Red Carpet hosts Onika and Shayne kept viewers engaged and into the Red Carpet atmosphere. The Awards Ceremony was hosted for the second consecutive year by the duo of Richard Peterkin and Sharon Williams. As usual Peterkin’s wit kept the mood light and entertaining.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by outstanding students from the St Lucia School of Music, Sarai I’Shyne and Shanne James.

Over 300 persons from Corporate St. Lucia attended the event where thirteen awards were presented and two illustrious giants of the business community were recognized for lifetime achievements. The winners for the 2014 St. Lucia Business Awards are:

1. Prime Ministers Award for Innovation : Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort

2. Award for Service Excellence: First Citizens Investment Services

3. Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Joyce Destang – Bay Gardens Resorts

4. Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Kurt Elibox

5. Business of the Year Award : Bay Gardens Resorts

6. Goods Exporter of the Year Award : Baron Foods Ltd

7. Service Exporter of the Year Award: FDL Consult Inc

8. Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development: Sandals Resorts International

9. Award for Marketing Excellence: Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort

10. Award for Corporate Leadership: Chester Hinkson, Bank of Nova Scotia

11. Award for Corporate Social Responsibility: International American University (IAU)College of Medicine

12. Green Award: Blue Print Construction LTD

13. Idea of the Year Award: Cutty Ranks Barber Shop

There were three repeat winners in First Citizens Investment Services, for Service Excellence; Kurt Elibox: Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Sandals retained the Excellence in Human Resource Development Award. The judges of the 2014 St. Lucia Business Awards were Benjamin Menald, Randy Cato, Techla Deterville, Eldon Mathurin, Andie George, and Crispin D’Auvergne

The Office of the Prime Minister once again was a Collaborating Sponsor of the St. Lucia Business Awards. Other Corporate Sponsors included: Karib Cable Powered by Columbus Communications as the Red Carpet and Welcome Reception Sponsor, Digicel the After Party Sponsor, Consolidated Foods Ltd, 1st National Bank St. Lucia Ltd, Baron Foods Ltd, Bank of Nova Scotia, Digicel, ECFH, M&C/ Peter and Company Ltd, Landmark Events, Sandals Resorts International, Bay Gardens Resorts, Bose, LIME, MediaZone, St. Lucia Tourist Board, St. Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority, St. Lucia Distillers Ltd, LUCELEC, Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd and The Wave 94.5 93.7 FM.

The 2014 St. Lucia Business Awards was another excellent event with live radio, internet and television coverage, exceptional pizzazz on the Red Carpet and superb entertainment celebrating corporate St. Lucia’s success culminating in a high spirited Digicel After Party


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