Caribbean Business Report for 13th May 2019

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Now that Jazz is over the next big cultural event is Saint Lucia Carnival from June – July and that will be followed by Saint Lucia Roots and Soul from August 23rd – August 25th. The line-up is already being teased for that, including Timaya, Ginuwine and Grammy Award Winner Mya.
And if you’ve wondered what New Orleans Jazz can bring to carnival in St. Lucia, here’s a feel of that musical experience, which took place here over the jazz week-end. 
But before all of that there will be a big fundraiser for the Folk Research Centre on June 9th at Pigeon Island. Top local performers, Crazy from Trinidad and and Burning Flames from Antigua and Barbuda will be in St. Lucia to help mobilise funding for the rebuilding of the Folk Research Centre.
And yes.  The next generation Toyota Hiace has landed.

We must commend an initiative in Dennery to help job seekers better market themselves and to prepare for work. Linda Chocolate Berthier was among well-wishers providing some inspiration to the participants of that initiative. Here’s a clip of that inspirational performance.
And here is a job opportunity for a sales representative. See details in today’s CBR.
In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines. 

  • St. Lucia Chamber to host Investment Symposium May 22nd
  • Chamber commits to address concerns of businesses in the south
  • Saint Lucia Tourism Authority expands its Caribcation Brand
  • CARILEC to host regional Energy Conference May 21st in St. Lucia
  • Castries and Point Fortin sister-city agreement signed
  • CAB to host 4th CEO Forum June 7th in Miami
  • Cruise tourism service to improve after training
  • 2nd Annual Insurance Symposium presented vital information for businesses
  • NCPC draws attention to punctuality and productivity
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue features women’s soccer and St. Lucia
  • LUCELEC Linesmen take second place at CARILEC Rodeo
  • Partnering to enhance cruise tourism product
  • Bay Gardens offers “Caribcation” deals for Caribbean residents
  • Cannabis businessman arrested in St. Kitts
  • Investment incentives plain commonsense
  • Grenada now a shareholder of LIAT
  • Businessman to residents – be vigilant 
  • Second cruise pier complete – St Kitts
  • New routes from American Airlines
  • SBDC St. Kitts champion entrepreneurs
  • St. Kitts tumbles in ease of doing business
  • Caribbean islands target Trinidad market

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