Caribbean Business Report for 10th February 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report – read the PDF below:

It’s Valentine’s week – so it’s a good opportunity to express our true feelings by supporting local floral companies. Buy fresh cut local flowers and help develop horticulture as an industry in St. Lucia.


And if you have not decided on plans for Valentine’s Day – consider an initiative at Rendezvous called “Dine in the Dark” – it is a three-course fundraiser for the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association. Space is limited call 457-7900 to make reservations. Calabash TV is one of the sponsors of that event.

And in case you missed the town hall meeting in Gros Islet hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – here is that Video News Release from Calabash TV as the NTRC, representatives of the telecommunications companies and consumer association engage consumers from the north of the island. View that report here.
And also here is another VNR – where a lucky PCD customer won a trip to Spain for the Madrid Derby. View that report here.

If you need a Video News Release done – please contact Hector at 733-2165 or Bernard Fanis at 485-3363.

A reminder that Unicomer will on Tuesday host the 2020 regional reading competition – it will be carried live on the Calabash TV Facebook and YouTube pages.

In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines.

  • Ministry of Commerce amends Fiscal Incentives Act
  • New National Export Strategy to be unveiled February 18th
  • Republic Bank MD to address Chamber March 13th
  • Chamber offers team building and leadership training with Dr. Harvey Millar
  • IMF comments on CIP and urges cautious trial of digital currency
  • Green economy jobs in focus when SAGE is launched here this week
  • Antigua introduces climate change tax on hotels and private lodgings
  • 10th Annual Courts OECS Schools Reading competition finals Tuesday Feb 11th
  • SRDF congratulates recipients of UWI certificates
  • Castries Mayor supports development of cannabis industry
  • SALCC trains refrigeration and air condition technicians
  • Dennery hosts successful Farmers Market
  • IICA and Marketing Board strengthen technical cooperation
  • Exploring economic possibilities from organic waste in St. Lucia
  • Caribbean Chef of the Year: Orlando Satchell, Saint Lucia
  • Sandals Foundation partners with Football Development Programme
  • Good governance is good business, says Antigua PM Gaston Browne
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers announces presence in Guyana 

Do have a productive and love-filled week. 
Rgds — 
Bernard Fanis