Find Printing and Publishing expertise in Saint Lucia
There are a number of printers producing newspapers, magazines, stationery, brochures and posters in Saint Lucia. There are also a few indigenous commercial publishers in Saint Lucia, but the National Printing Corporation, which is responsible to the Prime Minister for its policy direction, dates back to the early 20th century and publishes the government’s weekly gazette journal. The Star Publishing Company produces numerous magazines as well as the thrice weekly STAR newspaper. The largest book publishers in Saint Lucia are international educational publishers which treat Saint Lucia as part of the larger Caribbean market, such as Oxford University Press and Pearson Education Worldwide. Macmillan-Caribbean also publishes fiction, children’s, art and photographic books popular in the Saint Lucian market. There is no official trade body for book publishers in the country.
Saint Lucia is not listed in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, however nearby country Venezuela is listed 143 out of 144 with a score of 1.7 out of 7.0 for protection of intellectual property. Trinidad and Tobago is listed 81 out of 144 countries and has a score of 3.4 out of 7.0.
There are numerous universities and colleges on the island; The University of the West Indies has a campus here, with the majority of universities specialising in medicine, Atlantic University School of Medicine and Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Services to name a few. There is no annual international book fair on the island, however Digital Connections St Lucia Inc. and Visionary Investment Consultants have organised a book fair in the past which showcased Saint Lucian Literature.
The country’s main printer is the Government Printery which primarily prints publications of government ministries and departments and also the weekly publication of the government’s Gazette newspaper.