Caribbean Business Report for 12th August 2019

This week’s Caribbean Business Report 


This website is dedicated to what is positively St. Lucian.
And talking about positives, the community of Babonneau has lots to celebrate as the two medals won at the Pan Am Games in Lima Peru will both reside in that community. Albert Reynolds who won BRONZE in Javelin and Levern Spencer who won GOLD in high jump -defending her title successfully are from Babonneau. Albert is from Babonneau proper – not far from the Secondary school and Levern from Cacoa Babonneau. 

J. E. Bergasse has been paying tribute to Levern Spencer as well. Levern is featured in the ad currently running in the CBR. Check it out in today’s edition.
And the Under-15 Footballers are champions of Division TWO CONCACAF Under Fifteen Tournament in Miami Florida. Lots of Champions returning home.

And its a busy month for the Chamber of Commerce – a power breakfast on IPO and National Security and their Quarterly General Meeting. See details in today’s edition. And yes the deadline for submitting entries for the Business Awards is August 30th! 
In the meantime here are the headlines 

  • St. Lucia on course to surpass last year’s record 1.2m visitor arrivals
  • Castries Mayor hosts Trinidad and Tobago trade mission
  • NCPC presents Productivity Protool to Manufacturers Association
  • St. Lucia slips yet again on Ease of Doing Business ranking
  • St. Lucia Stars no more; new owner sought for franchise
  • Five new categories in revised Business Awards 
  • Chamber of Commerce hosts QGM on August 27th at Coco Palm
  • Catalyzing local investment climate through IPOs’
  • OECS Commission flags new worry for floundering banana industry
  • MIT Admissions info session on Tuesday August 20th at SALCC
  • St Lucia Civil Service Credit Union awards 10 secondary scholarships
  • Taiwan introduces production specialist for fruits and vegetables
  • St. Kitts to build largest solar generation storage project in Caribbean
  • Local restaurants featured on new Where 2 Eat app
  • CIBC-First Caribbean to the aid of St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association
  • Take advantage of hot summer specials
  • Trinidad joins the marijuana train
  • CIP makes up half of Dominica’s revenue
  • Caribbean Flavours target Cuba
  • Antigua talking 5G
  • Antigua lays claim to ‘blockchain’ island
  • Plastic recycling project launched in St. Lucia 

Do have a productive week.
Bernard Fanis