Taste of Saint Lucia Store opens, Ernest Hilaire expresses pleasure

The government, in collaboration with Export Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Commerce, and Invest Saint Lucia, opened the Taste of Saint Lucia store at Pointe Seraphine

Taste of Saint Lucia Store opens, Ernest Hilaire expresses pleasure
Taste of Saint Lucia Store opens, Ernest Hilaire expresses pleasure

Castries, Saint Lucia: The government, in collaboration with Export Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Commerce, and Invest Saint Lucia, opened the Taste of Saint Lucia store at Pointe Seraphine. Deputy Prime Minister Ernest Hilaire attended the opening ceremony of the store and expressed pleasure. 

He cited, “Today I attended the opening of the Taste of Saint Lucia store at Pointe Seraphine with Export Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Commerce and Invest Saint Lucia.”  

The opening Taste of Saint Lucia store aimed to uplift the smaller business person and give them access to the wider market. 

This initiative will assist in the market penetration of smaller enterprisec brands into the wider market. 

In addition, being at Pointe Seraphine presents unique opportunities for exposure to a wider audience and thousands of local, cruise passengers and visitors alike pass through Pointe Seraphine on a daily basis.

All of the products on display in the store are 100% locally manufactured products by local investors. These products represent true Saint Lucian authenticity will, meeting world standards and quality. The store itself showcases products from a variety of areas, including food and beverage, literature, photography, textile, visual arts, wellness products and many more.

Ernest Hilaire asserted that the government of the nation has committed to assist the macro, small and medium business people and enterprises and strengthening and growing their local brands. Through this store, local enterprises will get the platform to connect to the international stage. 

Ernest Hilaire noted, “We are committed to assisting micro, small and medium enterprises strengthen and grow their brand so that they can compete on an international stage and creating linkage opportunities for them in the country.” 

He further added that less leakages and more linkages” is the philosophy that we stand by and will continue to ensure that Saint Lucians get to participate at a greater level in all industries.