Caribbean Business Report for 15th December 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report as the world turns another page in the fight against COVID-19. This week’s CBR is attached or can be downloaded at www.stluciafirst.com

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In spite of this new development, please wear your mask in public, wash hands and continue to social distance. This will probably stay with us for many months. We’re out of the hurricane season now, but entering  a dry period with lovely weather but dry conditions – so ensure you have water tanks etc for storage.

The final session of parliament is likely to take place today – so you can tune into NTN from about 10 this morning for a live session. In the meantime here are this week’s main stories.

  • House meets today to amend VAT, authorise more borrowing
  • National Fresh Produce Pack house officially opened
  • CARILEC urges its members to remain vigilant as hurricane season closes
  • Sagicor’s Vieux Fort office opens in new location
  • Virtual celebration planned for SALCC Graduation 2020
  • Coping with Depression and Anxiety Workshop today at 2PM
  • Vet and livestock Division relocated
  • CDB Youth Business training programme launched
  • More user-friendly platform for Caribbean vacationers
  • Free app helps with business continuity plan
  • 1st National Bank promises a wealth of wisdom for the year 2021
  • Getting the fundamentals of plastic recycling
  • Chef Orlando’s newsletter celebrates culinary creativity
  • Exciting new TASC membership benefits coming in 2021
  • St. Lucia in focus on 12 days of Christmas
  • PDC and Dutch Lady deliver care packages to Homes

Do have a productive week. Stay safe. We have one more edition before our Christmas break.

Rgds

— 
Bernard Fanis