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New Banknotes Introduced in Eastern Caribbean Islands

Posted On Sunday, July 14, 2019

Last month, the East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) introduced polymer banknotes into circulation, commencing with the new $50, which is to be followed by the $100, $20 and $10 in August/September and the $5 in 2020. Polymer banknotes are produced from a thin, transparent and flexible plastic film made from polypropylene. Since June 2019, both types of banknotes have been in circulation simultaneously - which will continue for some time to come - so in conducting business or personal cash transactions you may receive a mixture of polymer and paper. The new notes are designed in "portait" format, which means the images are printed vertically instead of horizontall...

Cabot Links Planning New Golf Course for Saint Lucia in 2021

Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

Breaking News!A new golf course is expected to break ground in Saint Lucia within a matter of weeks, as one of the most recognised names in course development sets their sights on the Helen of the West.Cabot Links, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned golf resort, is expanding to the Caribbean, creating Cabot Saint Lucia on the northern tip of the island, with the Cabot Point course is expected to open in 2021.Canadian entrepreneur Ben Cowan-Dewar created the original Cabot Links in Inverness overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2011. It has become one of Canada’s top-ranked courses and is among the top 50 courses in Golf Digest’s World 100. Cabt Links is also the c...

New Website For Blue Reef Real Estate!

Posted On Thursday, May 09, 2019

 Blue Reef Real Estate has been match-making clients with property on the island of Saint Lucia since 2004 and from inception, their motto has always been based on the core values of founder, Maria Buchner.Integrity: From client confidentiality to legal and accounting accuracy, Blue Reef insists on working with the best practioners in Saint Lucia's real estate market.Reliability: Come rain or shine, if they say they'll do it, Blue Reef will do it! They understand that renting or purchasing property can seem complicated, so the team is there to hold your hand throughout the process.Diligence: At Blue Reef Real Estate, they're committed to finding the perfect...

Million Dollar Views & Upscale Investments in Saint Lucia

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2019

 Welcome to Saint Lucia, the Caribbean region's most exciting real estate market.According to GlobalPropertyGuide.com in 2018: "Saint Lucia is often called 'The Helen of the West Indies' for its captivating beauty". With a total land area of about 620 square miles, it is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Residential property prices have risen only minimally in Saint Lucia over the past several years. Despite this, there have been numerous residential developments over the past decade, a notable feature being attractive tax incentives."Despite the long-lasting impact of the global credit crunch and post-recession sluggish property prices, Saint Lucia is ...

Commercial Properties For Future Tycoons In Saint Lucia

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Saint Lucia's strategic location makes it a Southern Caribbean business hub.The number of businesses in the Caribbean has seen a steady increase in the past few years, but it may not be the usual suspects that are leading the trend. Traditional investment areas have included real estate, tourism and offshore financing, but organisations like the Caribbean Investment Network, an online portal for start-ups seeking investment, have matched entrepreneurs and investors in these industries as well as a wide range of other business sectors. Many entrepreneurs based in the Caribbean are looking to expand or start new businesses in the wider region. Examples include local co...

Business & Real Estate: Why Invest In Saint Lucia?

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Investing in real estate - commercial or residential - requires a fine balance of information and chance. Gathering the most accurate and timely background data on the market and individual property is only the start. Being in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a sudden opportunity is perhaps the biggest challenge, so Blue Reef Real Estate can help with our fifteen years of Saint Lucian experience.Let's say you're an overseas client who is considering buying an investment property in the Caribbean.Why does Saint Lucia stand out as an excellent option? Invest Saint Lucia, the island's official international investment agency, lists a few good reas...

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