On Wednesday November 16th 2022 the Chamber hosted its 138th AGM- powered by BOSL Investment Services-under the theme “The Driving Force for Sustainable Business and Community Prosperity for St. Lucia’. This was the first “in person” gathering of Chamber members and specially invited guests since the revised protocols were issued.
The Feature address at the 138th Annual General Meeting was delivered by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information Dr. Ernest Hilaire. The Deputy Prime Minister delivered a comprehensive and insightful presentation to the Business Community on How Government Policy and Legislative Agenda seeks to empower the Local Investor & Business Community. In his address the Deputy Prime Minister highlighted several projects and iniatives that are currently being undertaken, as well as imminent ones aimed at stimulating sustainable economic activity for St. Lucia. The Deputy Prime Minister also went to great lengths to give a philosophical context underpinning the approach by the Government encapsulated by the desire to increase local participation in and benefit from the Tourism Industry while expanding the involvement of St. Lucians in the ownership of accommodation in the sector.
Several Members Director were re-elected unopposed to the 2022/2023 Board of Directors of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, however three new Directors were elected to the Chamber’s governance structure; a clear show of great interest in serving and participating in the affairs of the most recognized and respected private sector organization on the island. Joining the Board of Directors of the Chamber are Mr. Gordon Julien of Republic Bank, Tameeka Jn Baptiste of Lewis Industries and Mr. Rishi Ramkissoon of Ernest & Young.
President (re-elected) Mr. Trevor Louisy thanked members for the confidence demonstrated in him and several of his co-board members in governing the affairs of the Chamber. He confirmed his commitment to continuing to advocate for the interest of all members of the private sector, small and large.
Executive Director of the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Mr. Brian Louisy intimated that he was “very encouraged by the level of engagement of members and invited guests at the 138th AGM, in particular with the presentation delivered by the Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire.” Mr. Louisy also went on to thank the private sector for the continued confidence placed in the secretariat and the membership for their willingness to serve on the board and various committees of the Chamber.