I can’t believe we are now publishing issue 20. The journey thus far has been challenging yet satisfying. We’ve observed an increase in start-up businesses over the past two years and we’re very happy to see that many individuals are taking entrepreneurship seriously.
These businesses are very unique and innovative. We all saw examples of those successes at the Saint Lucia Business Awards 2017. Green Haven Fresh Farm, founded by Jameson Alphonse, captured three awards; the Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation, the Idea of the Year Award and the Green Award. Algas Organics, founded by Johanan Dujon, won the Young Entrepreneur Award.
In this issue, we have introduced a new section called Fresh Biz wherein we highlight start-up businesses. Dazzle Magazine recognises how much hard work, dedication and courage it requires to start a new business, especially in the current challenging economic climate, so we felt impelled to devote a section of our publication to showcasing those up- and-coming entrepreneurs.
We have also teamed up with The Wave radio station to interview the individuals we’ve featured in the current and past issues. These interviews are video recorded and can be viewed on Dazzle Magazine’s mobile app which is available for both Android and IOS devices, and on our social media platforms.
As usual, I’m very elated to present issue 20 and the new products Dazzle Magazine have introduced. Once again, this issue features entrepreneurs who were kind enough to share the inspiring journeys with us.