NEW YORK A US$30 million resort, dubbed ‘The Caribbean’s own Disney-like Team Park in Paradise,’ is slated for the Village of Dennery in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
The Caribbean Market Village, (CMV), is the brainchild of Antiguan-born, U.S. citizen, Sheila Newton Moses of the Manhattan International Group, and is set to be built on the island of the Pitons. Newton Moses will showcase the star-fish inspired all-included, inter- generational tourist project at the biggest investment summit in the U.S. for the global Caribbean, Invest Caribbean Now (ICN) 2014.
ICN is supported by Hollywood Actor Malik Yoba and is set for the Harvard Club, New York from 11:30 a.m. on June 4, 2014.
The CMV, which will be marketed as “The Happiness Place To Be,” will feature an Organic Garden & Learning Center, the ‘St. Lucia Heritage & Legends Trail,’ a Spectator Sports Bar, a Day Spa, a Lounge and Aquarium, an outdoor pavilion, a children’s activity center, a clubhouse and pool, an art gallery row, a clothing and textile row, a restaurant row and an island services row.
The design will include authentic Caribbean cultural elements such as thatched roofs and round benabs that are original to the Amerindians of the region. CMV will also provide vendors with rentals including carts, kiosks, booths, stores and art galleries for local artists to display and sell their work while a cultural center will showcase the culture of each island.
The CVM will be showcased as this year’s project in the spotlight, a new addition to the Invest Caribbean Now’s summit agenda.
WHO’S WHO FOR ICN
Invest Caribbean Now matches investors with projects in the Caribbean and brings investors to the Caribbean and introduces them on a global level to investment opportunities in the region.
This year’s summit will feature top delegates including Hollywood actor and activist, Malik Yoba; Caribbean government dignitaries from across the region, including Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory; Chinese government officials; New York City elected officials; chairman of over two dozen companies throughout the Caribbean, North America, Russia, China, Africa and Great Britain, including Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart; Qahir Dhanani, World Bank Group; Ambassador Richard Bernal, Executive Director, Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank; Leigh Moran, representing the US State Department/USAID ‘IdEA,’ Dr. Paul Angelchik, founder, American World Clinics; Collin Childress, CEO, Global Med Choices; Sergio Millian, President of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce; Anthony A. L. Adjasse of the Allied African Nations Chamber Of Commerce; Li Li, executive director of the Chinese American Business Development Center, Anthony Phills, Founder of the Caribbean Commerce Magazine/Media and Blinglet Inc. and Irwine Clare, among numerous global professional investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.
“Caribbean Business seeking to make a global connection, heads of state and those islands seeking investments for economic growth in their country, should be at ICN 2014,” said Christopher Chaplin, vice president at Hard Beat Communications, which produces the summit annually. “The Invest Caribbean Now summit is an event on the move and seeks to build economic power and advance wealth in the Caribbean with this annual presentation in New York City.”
Topics to be discussed in June include the global investment trends and the Caribbean with representatives from Russia, Africa and the USA; the emerging relationship of Chinese tourism & investments In the Caribbean; medical tourism as an economic earner for Caribbean nations, IT and Clean Energy in the Caribbean and The Caribbean Diaspora: A Real Source For Investment?.
Harvard, Princeton and Colombia graduate and Caribbean-born scholar, Dr. Isaac Newton will deliver the keynote address on the issue of economic development and global investment outreach while Woody Wilson, designer to stars like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Terrance Howard, will launch his Tropical Collection for the Caribbean.
Special partnership and co-branding opportunities for this prestigious event are available by contacting [email protected] or logging on to ICN’s summit page at Investcaribbeannow.com.
Limited early bird tickets to the summit are available by booking here or at investcaribbeannow.com/earlybird
An exclusive Diamond Dinner has been added to this year’s summit for only 20 people who will include Malik Yoba, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and Woody Wilson among other top Chinese, Caribbean and Russian delegates. Tickets are available on an invitation only basis by contacting Joe Bernstein at [email protected].
Partners for ICN 2014 include: Hard Beat Communications, The Caribbean Tourism Organization, One Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswire, the Caribbean Commerce Magazine, Blinglets, The Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the Chinese Business Development Center, Woody Wilson Fine Clothing, CaribPR Wire and News Americas Now.