St.Lucia has built a solid reputation
as an offshore jurisdiction since its entry into the
provision of offshore financial services in 1999.
Legislation has been designed to attract investors
yet to safeguard against those seeking to compromise
the integrity of the jurisdiction. There has been
a deliberate attempt to control the industry’s
growth which has resulted in St.Lucia’s offshore
industry developing at a progressive rate yet not
so rapid as to attract the world’s attention,
an obvious advantage to an investor seeking anonymity
The island of St.Lucia is widely regarded as the most
beautiful of the Caribbean islands. She earned the
nickname “Helen of the West” during the
16th century when she was the subject of fourteen
battles between the British and the French before
the British finally claimed her in 1814.This island
of 160,000 is located 1300 miles south of Florida
island and 100 miles to the northwest of Barbados.
It enjoys a tropical climate year-round which is one
of the features which has made it one of the more
popular Caribbean tourist destinations.
The main currency used is the Eastern
Caribbean dollar and the island has maintained an
excellent reputation for putting in place and enforcing
strict licensing laws and regulations.
St.Lucia possesses modern state
of the art telecommunication services with constantly
improving infrastructure and technology. Its recent
entry into the offshore arena has contributed to the
island’s rapid development as a major business
centre. The market is extremely vibrant and St. Lucia
is considered as one of the best investment opportunities
in the Caribbean.
The island has numerous attractions
and places of interest to visit. Our world-famous
Pitons have recently been designated a ‘World
Heritage site’ and cited by Oprah Winfrey’s
“O” Magazine as the Number One place to
see before you die.