Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dorville re-elected as St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce President

Martin Dorville was re-elected as president of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture annual general meeting on November 29. 

In what has been described as a smooth transition, Dorville along with other members were re-elected to their posts; with outstanding vacancy filled by Cheryl Renwick of Renwick & Company and Jason King of St. Lucia Distillers.

Speaking at the AGM, Dorville in his report told members of the continued transformation process which the Chamber was engaged.

Dorville told members that the Chamber has a threefold responsibility; acting firstly  as a pillar of this economy, as a member of civil society, and thirdly as a partner in the development of our country

“Responsibility is owed first to members, second to the wider business community, and thirdly to the nation. As such, our tripartite responsibility is that of sentinel, trustee, and advocate," said Dorville. 

Dorville went on to speak about the work of the Chamber where he reaffirmed that the Chamber commitment  to seeking real and practical change in the business environment.

Also discussed by Doville is the Chamber’s “Budget Monitoring Model” where the Chamber focuses on larger issues like Crime, Domestic Investment, Tax Reform, Education and Fiscal Policy. 

Within this forum, the Chamber continues to demand further changes to the VAT regime, a rational ceiling on chicken quotas, and an effective strategy on crime abatement.  He asserted that “We are holding government accountable.  We are insisting on fair treatment of local business.  We are not waiting to be called, but engaging head on.”

In closing Dorville issued a strong call to action demanding that members of the business community join the Chamber in its work of Making St. Lucia the place of Choice to do Business, by becoming members of the institution, paying the subscription fees in full, participating and contributing to its activities and discussions as it seeks to advance the cause of local business.

Board of Directors of the St, Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture 2017/2018 below:

President:                                 Martin Dorville                        Massy Stores St. Lucia

1St Vice President:                    Thecla Lewis                           Lewis Industries Limited

2nd Vice President:                   Karen Peter                             Caribbean Metals Limited

Immediate Past President:       Gordon Charles                       J.Q. Charles Group of Companies

Member:                                  Jason King                               St. Lucia Distillers Ltd

Member:                                  Lanfraze Cherubin                   Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited

Member:                                  Trevor Louisy                           St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd

Member:                                  Cheryl Renwick                        Renwick and Company

Member:                                  Anya Whitfield                         Mediazone Productions Inc

Member:                                  Sue Monplaisir                         1 Audio inc

Member:                                  Ross Gardner                           Carasco and Son Limited