Invest Caribbean Now 2015 – St. Martin


Carib PR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2015: Invest Caribbean Now 2015 – St. Martin today put the spotlight squarely on tourism investment opportunities in the French Caribbean Island at the September 25th Economic Summit held in the island’s capital.

The elite invitation only event featured several local government officials including Senator Guillaume Arnell, Hon. Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool, President of the Office of Tourism and Vice-president Wendel Cocks, harbour developers as well as local stakeholders and over 40 Beijing company executives.  Rogers-Vanterpool stated in her address that Saint Martin is ready to work with individual investors.  Tourism investment opportunities include luxury hotels, private villas, boutique hotels and spa facilities. President Vanterpool highlighted the revitalization efforts underway for Marigot, the capital of Saint Martin that also includes the development of commercial port project, shipping, trans-shipment, refrigeration and warehousing. 

The summit this year made history in the Northeast Caribbean with the attendance of the Beijing delegation including Qin, Guoying, Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation, Xiong, Yumei, Executive President of the China Women Tourism Committee, Yaoxing, Zheng, Straits Tourism College of Fujian as well as representatives from China Harbour, Panorama Group, Showland Investment Group Corp. Ltd, Beijing, Bestone Investment Ltd , Henan Yue Xin Co Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Beijing Century Tang Tourism Development Co., Ltd, China’s Low Carbon Tourism Promotion Committee, Beijing Four Seasons Travel Advisory Co., Ltd., China Women Tourism Committee, China Women Development Foundation, and China News Agency.  Yaoxing Zheng offered insights into the advancements made in Tourism in 2014.  Qin Guoying also cited the impact of Tourism on women’s economic development in the region.

The 2015 event was presented by the Government of the Collectivité of French Saint-Martin, The Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin and executives at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN), in collaboration with the Sino-American Friendship Association, the Chinese American Business Development Center of New York, the  St-Martin Harbor, Hard Beat Communications, One Caribbean Television, the St. Maarten Chinese Association, CaribPRWire and News Americas Now.


The Collectivité of French Saint Martin is located in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) southeast of Puerto Rico and shares the 37 square mile island with Sint Maarten, a country within the Dutch Kingdom.  The Collectivité offers low rates of taxation for investors; exemption from property tax for five years for new commercial premises and reduced transfer tax on the acquisition of land for the purposes of priority activities.


Invest Caribbean Now (ICN) is the definitive private sector investment agency of the Caribbean. It is based in America’s financial capital of the world, New York City. Now in its fifth year, ICN is the brainchild of Caribbean-born media entrepreneur, Felicia J. Persaud and is owned by Hard Beat Communications, Inc.

Invest Caribbean Now promotes and pushes for the right investment opportunities in the Caribbean region; offers a concierge service for high end investors seeking to make the right connection with key opportunities, governments and other parties in any Caribbean destination and connects small entrepreneurs in the Diaspora with SME micro loans.

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Kathy Bronson

Communications Coordinator

Invest Caribbean Now

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