The CPJ Saint Lucia Ltd Distribution Centre and Meat Processing Facility, a joint venture between Du Boulay’s Bottling and Caribbean Producers Jamaica, held its opening ceremony on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Located at Cul de Sac, the company represents a $25 million invested in new plant and equipment and employment of 40 locals.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, delivered the well-received feature address, stating that the opening of a new company serves to “inspire hope and confidence in the potential of our country… It is a reminder that we – all of us – should believe in Saint Lucia and in the will of Saint Lucians to adapt, succeed and prosper.”
Prime Minister Anthony praised the Du Boulay family for leading this venture. He pointed out that that the timing is good, given the imminent expansion in the island’s tourism plant, steady growth in stay-over arrivals, and planned redevelopment of Hewanorra International Airport in 2016. These developments, he opined, would lead to growth in the provisioning requirements for the hospitality industry.