Programmes

Changes in Fuel Prices as At April 10,2017
The following reflects the changes in fuel prices as st April 10, 2017.  

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Fuel Price Adjustment Effective Monday March 20, 2017
The following table shows the change in fuel prices effective March 20, 2017.

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An Investigation of the Determinants of Tourism Demand to Saint Lucia
Tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange to Saint Lucia and has a substantial direct and indirect impact on economic activity. Consequently, identifying what drives the demand for the Saint Lucian product is crucial in assessing future...

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World Consumer Rights Day - Fun Walk
The Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs will on March 15, 2017 join with consumer organizations across the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights...

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Fuel Price Adjustments Effective Monday February 27th, 2017
The document stipulates the approved changes to the prices of all petroleum products by the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. The new price change is scheduled to take effect on Monday, February 27th, 2017

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Government of Saint Lucia Strengthens its Approach to Budgeting
  The Government of Saint Lucia hosted a two-day financial workshop for over sixty (60) officers involved in the budget preparation. The workshop which was held from February 14-15 and conducted by Ernst and Young (Caribbean) was a follow up to a...

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Meet Dr. Ubaldus Raymond
Dr. Ubaldus Raymond is a highly qualified and skilled Economist with international experience in a number of public sector posts. He is currently the Minister in the Ministry of Finance in the Government of Saint Lucia. He held Senior Economist...

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Explaining the Housing Defecit in Saint Lucia
Introduction   Housing is considered one of the most basic human rights and an essential component of the right to an adequate standard of living. Meen (2005) asserts that housing is the largest component of personal wealth and has a significant...

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Saint Lucia - The Cyclically Adjusted Balance
This paper analyses fiscal policy in Saint Lucia using the cyclically-adjusted fiscal balances (CAB). The cyclically-adjusted fiscal balance corrects for the effects of the business cycle and temporary fluctuations in revenue and expenditure and...

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Fiscal Space Social Protection Floor
  This report explores the fiscal space that is available for the Government of Saint Lucia to finance social protection programmes. Subsequently, this fiscal space - in so far as available - will be translated into a proposal for a minimum SPF...

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Budget Analysis Investment in Children in Saint Lucia
Article 4 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) provides for the obligation of States to invest the appropriate resources for guaranteeing that all the rights safeguarded by the convention are fulfilled to the maximum extent of the...

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Mapping of Child Well-being in Saint Lucia
This report presents the results of an assessment of child well-being and deprivations in Saint Lucia. Following a comprehensive literature review on human development and child rights, a multi-dimensional measure of child well being for Saint...

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Public Financial Management Legislation
Through technical assistance provided by IMF and SEMCAR the Government of Saint Lucia has continued to make strides in the revision of the Finance Act. A cross sectional task force comprising of key stakeholders from within the Ministry of...

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National Competitiveness and Productivity Council
The Government of Saint Lucia in collaboration with the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council is organizing a "Productivity Awareness Week" during the period 13 - 18 October 2014. This initiative forms part of the Government's overall...

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Meet Dr. Reginald Darius, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Reginald Darius was appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Security on August 29, 2012.  He brings to the position a strong background in macroeconomic policy. Prior to taking up...

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Budget Statement 2012 : Building Opportunities for our Common Future
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured today, to address this esteemed House of Assembly, and by extension the people of Saint Lucia, within our shores and throughout the Diaspora, wherever their enterprise has taken them. This statement on our island's...

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Governor General - Throne Speech 2010
I would have liked to bring you some great news; some glad tiding which would set your world to right. Alas, this is not the case; the world is in turmoil, restless and uncertain.

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A Search For New Resolve and Commitment-Opening of the 54th Meeting of the OECS Authority
I acknowledge with humility and appreciation the congratulations and words of welcome extended to me today and over the last few weeks since my return to office.  Please allow me to reciprocate by welcoming all of you who are visiting our shores,...

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Address by Honourable Stephenson King, at the Workshop for the Establishment of an NCPC
The means by which international competitiveness can be achieved, occupies the minds of policy makers everywhere, in both the public and private sectors.   The vagaries of the world economy, particularly the extent of recent economic and...

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Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and PRODEV Evaluation Tool (PET) Validation
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this important workshop on “Managing for Development Results (MfDR)”, which, aptly, we have embarked upon at a critical time in our economic life.  In the wake of the worst recession and the most...

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