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Women of the Port – Meet SLASPA’s Female Senior Managers

In commemoration of International Women’s Day which is being celebrated on March 8th this year, we take a break from our trivia series and bring to you “Women of the Port” in this week’s edition of Portfolio. SLASPA has a team of highly qualified...

SLASPA’s Helps You Estimate Your Time of Arrival (ETA)

This week in Portfolio, we will show you how mariners and other partners in the industry calculate their estimated time of arrival. We’re going to use a simple example to help you understand. Assume that you will leave the Castries Harbour on a...

SLASPA TRIVIA-Why is a Bathroom on a Boat called the “Head”?

So far through this medium, you have learnt why ships are called “she”, how a nautical mile was arrived and why is sea speed calculated in “knots”. This week, we have a funnier one which is, why is a bathroom on a boat called the head? And why do...

SLASPA TRIVIA-"Why are Boats Referred to as "She"?

The next few issues of Portfolio, we will be providing you with some trivia as it relates to SLASPA’s core business. This week, we shed some light on why are boats referred to as ‘She’ and also provide some information on boat operators...

SLASPA – Committed to Customer Service Excellence

In this issue of Portfolio, we will focus on SLASPA’s commitment to customer service excellence in the increasingly competitive port environment.

In our commitment to customers, the internal departments within SLASPA work together to ensure...

SLASPA …Complementing Your Every Move in 2014

Welcome to the first edition of Portfolio for 2014, like in previous years, we will use this avenue to inform you on what is happening within the organisation and how we continue to complement the lives of many.  SLASPA has been complementing...

Port Castries Welcomes the Norwegian Breakaway

Castries – Saturday, January 11, 2014 – A delegation from The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) were among other local delegates, welcoming the captain and crew of the biggest ship to have entered the harbor, the Norwegian...

SLASPA’s General Manager Moves On

Castries – Wednesday, January 08, 2014 – Sean Matthew, General Manager/CEO for the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) has submitted his resignation to the Chairman and Port Council. The Resignation letter was submitted on November...

SLASPA Offers Extended Hours for Clearing of Goods

Castries – Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) in conjunction with the Customs and Excise Department, wishes to inform its valued customers of extended operating hours at Port Castries and Port...

SLASPA Embarks on Impact Study of George F. L. Charles Airport

Castries – Friday, November 22, 2013 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), has contracted a local consultancy firm to carry out an impact assessment study of the George F. L. Charles Airport. The study which is endorsed by the...

Emergency! George F. L. Charles Simulates Crash of Aircraft

Castries – Friday, October 18, 2013 – George F. L. Charles (GFLC) Airport held a simulated full scale exercise/simulation involving the crash of an aircraft carrying 50 persons, followed by an assessment of the emergency response of agencies at...

Saint Lucia Ranked in the Top 40 Cruise Ports in the World

Castries – Friday, October 11, 2013 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is proud to announce that Saint Lucia’s Port Castries is once again in the top 50 Cruise Ports of the World and the one of two OECS ports on this esteemed...

SLASPA’s Internal Audit Department: Facilitating Achievement

Continuing with keeping you informed about the departments at SLASPA, this week we feature the Internal Audit Department, which is one of the smallest departments at the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA). The Department comprises...

SLASPA Awards Eight Deserving Scholars

Castries – Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) awarded six deserving students with scholarships at an awards ceremony last week at SLASPA’s Headquarters Conference Room. These students are recipients...

Defining SLASPA’s Role in Education

We take a break this week from informing you about the various departments at SLASPA to focus on the Port’s role in Education. Quite timely, the current issue of our quarterly magazine, SLASPA in Focus is dedicated to Education and highlights the...

SLASPA Trains and Certifies Jet Ski Operators

Castries – Friday, September 06, 2013 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), through its Division of Maritime Affairs hosted a two-day training, licensing and certification session for Jet Ski Operators in Saint Lucia. The...


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