The Week at SLHTA, August 3rd, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012
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Mr. Randy Hall – WJL Outstanding Staff
LIAT New Fleet
IFA Scholarship
Sports Invitational
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Hotel Development

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa recently added multiple new décor developments, including new furniture in the lobby, refurbished blue bar and Splash rooms and a new bar on the Splash pool deck.  The newly renovated waterfront Kai Mer Spa features three new oceanfront cabanas, an organic product line and a range of new treatments.

Coconut Walk, the resort’s main restaurant serving all meals, and Calabash, the resort’s new Caribbean specialty restaurantfeaturing Creole and Caribbean cuisine, were both refurbished as well.  In addition, the resort recently announced the appointment of the new executive Chef Eike Lauff, who is introducing new menu items at all the restaurants on-property, including the two new restaurants Calabash and Capri.

The resort has also announced the recent appointment of a William Ingler as the General Manager.

Top On-Island Excursions – Diving and Snuba

Views of Saint Lucia are just as amazing below sea level. Divers can indulge in colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life at popular spots like the Key Hole Pinnacles or get carried away by the currents at Superman’s Flight, the drift dive named after the movie, located at the base of the Petit Piton.

A total of 23 diving locations can be found just off the shoreline island wide. For a less extreme alternative, SNUBA excursions ease divers into the water and descend no more than 20 feet. For the best diving on the island visit the SLTB Official Website or Cox and Company Activities.

Lunch – $50 ECD



Pumpkin Soup

Our Very Own Organic Pumpkin from Stonefield Estate Garden


Chef’s Green Salad

Fresh Nests of Organic Estate Lettuce, Watercress and Fruits Served with Green Dressing



Grilled Jerk Chicken Breast

with Creamy Garlic Sauce


Penne Pasta

Fresh PenneServed with Homemade Pesto Sauce


VAT Corner

What as a Business? 
For VAT purposes, “business” has a very wide meaning and can include activities on which no profit is made. Business includes a profession, vocation, trade, manufacture or undertaking of any kind whatsoever and an adventure or concern in the nature of trade but does not include an office or employment.

Business transactions which are liable to VAT are called taxable supplies. Those which are not liable to VAT are called exempt supplies.

Dr. Ubaldus Raymond appoint as Chief Economist of the Turks and Caicos.

Prime Minister, Honourable Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, wishes to advise that he has regretfully accepted the resignation of Dr. Ubaldus Raymond from the Senate and, consequently, as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs.  Dr. Raymond has resigned his position to allow him to take up the prestigious senior post of Chief Economist in the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Dr. Raymond is the holder of a Ph.D. degree in Development Economics from Howard University in Washington D.C., USA and prior to returning to Saint Lucia to contest the 2011 General Elections in the constituency of Castries North for the Saint Lucia Labour Party, he served for seven years as Senior Economist in the Department of the Environment and the DC Public Service Commission in Washington DC and as Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida A&M University in the Department of Economics.

Ubaldus ‘Jimmy’ Raymond possesses a wealth of experience and training in areas such as Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, and Managerial Economics, which will serve him in good stead in his new position. The Prime Minster, on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers, wishes Dr. Ubaldus Raymond the very best in his new position and is confident that he will continue to make our country proud.

Excellent Taste to Jade Mountain

We at Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List, are proud to bestow upon Jade Mountain the Award of Excellence and acknowledge them for a reputable and admirable restaurant wine list in the world.

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. To qualify for an award, the list must present complete, accurate wine information. It must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, while the overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration. After meeting these basic requirements, lists are judged for one of our three awards.

Outstanding Staff Profile

Mr. Randy Hall commenced his employment with the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in May of 2004 as a Food and Beverage Server and worked hard for his promotion as an Assistant Restaurant Manager.

Randy is an outstanding ambassador who is committed to the provision of quality service to his guests. He has a polite personality and a captivating smile. He is supportive of his team members and earned the respect and admiration of his superiors and peers.

In the year 2010, Randy was voted the “Employee of the Year” – Front of House, recognition he is truly deserving of.  His self-less attitude and his love for what he does are hallmarks of the level of professionalism that he portrays to all he comes into contact with.

Randy is a self-motivated individual who takes his personal development seriously.  He successfully completed a “Supervisory Skills” programme with the NRDF and is pursuing other programmes, which will enhance his performance.

The Windjammer Landing was proud to honor Mr. Randy Hall for hisOutstanding and Dedicated Service, at the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s President’s Gala Ball.

St. Lucia Champions, Attend the London Olympics


In what resembled a carnival atmosphere without the bachannal we have become accustomed to from our Carnival,  St. Lucia’s delegation at the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London, received a warm welcome during a team Welcoming Ceremony on Monday at the Olympic Village. St. Lucia’s delegation at the welcoming ceremony included members of the St. Lucia Olympic Committee (SLOC) other officials and of course the athletes Levern Spencer (high jump), Darvin Edwards (high jump), Danielle Beauburn (swimming) and Beth Lygoe (Laser Radial).


Also in attendance was Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony. During his stay in London, the Prime Minister will be meeting and joining the Saint Lucia Team as they prepare and compete in the Games. The Prime Minister, in his capacity as Chairman of CARICOM, will also be meeting other CARICOM teams who are participating in the Games.


Team Welcoming Ceremonies extend a formal welcome to the athletes who hear their national anthem played and flag rose. The ceremony featured a thrilling display of artist from London National Youth Theatre who did tumbles, cartwheels and bicycle tricks. One official described the team as “a mixture of punk celebration song, dance, acrobatics which is welcoming in every language.”

New Aircraft Fleet for LIAT

The majority shareholders of LIAT have decided which aircraft type will be used to replace the airline’s aging fleet, the company said in a just released statement. The decision was made at a meeting in Barbados on Friday of  the major shareholders of LIAT, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados and Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman, Board and Management of LIAT.

“The company will now proceed to discussions with the manufacturer of the first type selected. The discussions are intended to end in an agreement for the acquisition of new aircraft for the airline,” Dr. Gonsalves told a press conference following the meeting. The company anticipates that these negotiations will commence immediately and proceed swiftly and soon thereafter a formal announcement will be made regarding the selection.

IFA Scholarship to CARICOM National

An Aircraft Maintenance Technician with regional airline LIAT, Mr. Dorian Nicholas, is the 2012 International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) Scholarship.  Mr. Nicholas, a national of Antigua & Barbuda, attended the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School in Guyana on a Four year Scholarship sponsored by LIAT and joined the airline as an employee following his graduation in 2011.

The IFA Scholarship, valued at £3,500, enables the winner to attend a recognized international airworthiness course. It is the first time the award is being presented to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national.

Sports Invitational March Pass Cancelled

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) deeply regrets to announce that the March Pass and Opening Ceremony which is scheduled for Sunday August 5th 2012 has been cancelled due to the inclement weather conditions approaching the island.


Please be advised that the scheduled matches will go on as normal. The first two scheduled matches are set for Thursday August 9th 2012. At the Vigie Playing Field, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is taking on Bay Gardens Resorts and on the same day, and at the Corinth Playing Field Sunswept Resorts will be facing Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa at the at 4:15pm respectively.


The Association apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused to your preparation thus far. Again, the scheduled competitions are still on as normal.

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