Caribbean Business Report for 13th July 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report [PFD attached] or can be downloaded at www.stluciafirst.com The big day for Common Entrance results has arrived. 

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First we must congratulate Arnott Valmont for becoming the latest centenarian. Sustaining a proud tradition of successful entrepreneurs from the southern half of the island -Elwin Marcelin, George Theophilus, JQ Charles, Francis Carascos and I am sure, many more.

The Prime Minister did finally reveal the Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan last night. We have a link in our report to the presentation – so you can hear what is in there for business and MSMEs in particular.

  • Government presents $579.3m Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan
  • Tourism Minister convenes emergency meeting on tourism re-launch
  • Arnott Francois Valmont is 100 Not Out!
  • Three St. Lucians in OECS SDM Business Model Competition
  • Sir Ronald Saunders: It should not be business as usual after Covid-19
  • NIC’s ERP payment exceeds $20M
  • Caribbean unveils initiatives to support reopening tourism
  • Penny Pinch partners with 1st National Bank to launch discount app
  • Invest Saint Lucia hands over to itelbpo
  • SLASPA prepared for full airport operations with simulation exercise
  • Entrepreneur and Goodwill Ambassador Kenny Chitolie delivers
  • Local entrepreneur donates face shields to CCC
  • American Airlines 1st to touchdown in COVID-19 re-opening
  • Four St. Lucians to start the OECS-Caribbean Export coaching programme
  • St. Lucia Cannabis Commission continues dialogue
  • Kelly Fontenelle-Clarke – a passion for hospitality
  • Dominica not waiting for big countries to act on climate change
  • Antigua will not win pursuing Mottley and Gonsalves on LIAT
  • Stakeholders to continue LIAT dialogue
  • New law could save companies from liquidation
  • Antigua tour operators happy to be back at sea
  • Caribbean nations selling passports are slashing prices

Do have a productive day.Bernard Fanis