Caribbean Business Report for 13th January 2020

As promised here is the TV version of the Caribbean Business Report in collaboration with Calabash TV.

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Congratulations to Kirk Maraj for creating some history with GTM Insurance; and there is the changing of the guard at Carasco and Son with Ross Gardner keeping the 97 year old company business tradition – and succeeding his mom Dr. Charmaine Gardner. Congrats to Ross.

You may know the Prime Minister delivered his 2020 New Year’s address. Here is a video link in case you missed it.  

St. Lucian Kimani Melius is in action today as the West Indies Under-19 are engaged in a warm-up match with Canada in the ICC One-day International youth cricket tournament. The tournament officially starts January 17th in South Africa.

And a reminder that you can support what we do highlighting entrepreneurship, St. Lucian community and creativity. Advertise with us – email Gilbert at salesallbizmedia@gmail.com  and reach out to me at bernardfanis@gmail.com  We do have a listing to our latest video productions in today’s CBR – please have a look- like and subscribe.
In the meantime, here are our headlines:

  • Kirk Maraj’s MIA sets GTM history
  • St. Lucia to reduce food import bill through vegetable import substitution programme
  • St. Lucia has Jersey thinking of tourism tax
  • Chamber to host 3-day Finance for Non-Finance Managers workshop
  • Sign-up now for Chamber’s Know Your Labour Act workshop January 21st 2020
  • The Blue Tank: finalists make blue economy pitch January 13th
  • Junior Achievement teams up with Dash Color Run
  • Canada Has New Guidelines for Caribbean Travelers
  • Two-day FranklinCovey Productivity workshop February 12th and 13th 
  • 150 OECS Teachers to be certified in Specialised Reading
  • REPUBLIC BANK makes hamper presentation to the Salvation Army
  • CARICOM raises external tariffs on pasta, cement
  • Strong winds and seas turn away cruise ships in Antigua
  • IMF predicts modest growth for the OECS
  • Work continues on tender pier in Nevis
  • Dominica ranks high on CNN’s places to visit
  • Dominica Employers Want Sunday to be Another Business Day
  • Caribbean people breaking into yachting industry 
  • Grenada brings opportunities for aspiring Indian doctors
  • Portsmouth native to launch entertainment website 

Do have a productive week – it is still very windy, so be careful if you’re sailing. 
Rgds — 
Bernard Fanis