St. Lucia’s a finalist in the 2017 Caribbean Innovation Competition

St. Lucia’s a finalist in the 2017 Caribbean Innovation Competition

unnamedPRESS RELEASE –, St. Lucia’s online textbook ordering & covering service, is now a finalist in the 2017 Caribbean Innovation Competition.

This will be the 12th year of the Caribbean Innovation Competition hosted by the Young Americas Business Trust, to be held in Mexico on starting June 17th. A Total of 3,491 teams from around the Caribbean registered in this competition, with being select as one of 8 finalists.

Co-founder of, Chantal Kadoo-Jean, attributes their selection to the unique advantages provided by their service. “We are extremely excited to be selected as finalist, knowing that we not just only represent ourselves but we also St. Lucia is an extremely great honour. From the very onset we knew that our book ordering service would revolutionize the way parents could obtain textbooks. We have worked diligently to ensure that our service provides, unique advantages to parents of St. Lucia and this we believe is our strength in this competition. We are honoured by the opportunity to represent St. Lucia”, was launched in February 2017 and currently has about 700 registered users. “We are thrilled by the public response and the responses of school Principals around the islands as well as the Ministry of Education, who have been incredibly supportive.” Mrs. Kadoo-Jean continues “We are giving parents the opportunity to order their School Textbooks Early and to also get them covered and delivered.” boasts several advantages to parents:

  • Free past papers and Study resources for Minimum Standards, Common Entrance and CXC
  • Ability to make Flexible offline and online payments. No Credit Card Needed
  • Early Access to the September 2017 Book list – Available on the Website, so parents can order early
  • Additional Services such as Book Covering, book Labelling and Home Delivery

All this is available from the comfort of the parents’ home or smart phone. Bringing convenience and ease to parents, making getting textbooks Hassle Free.

The Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC) is an international support programme and business start-up accelerator for entrepreneurs in the Caribbean. Organized by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), in collaboration with REACH* regional and national partners, the CIC helps transform intellectual ideas into profitable business models through the commercialization of Intellectual Entrepreneurial Assets (IEAs).


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