Caribbean Business Report for 15th February 2021

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It is Independence Week in St. Lucia as we get ready to celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of Independence. It will be mainly virtual this year – with a series of TV events starting this Saturday and continuing Sunday and Monday- the 22nd of February – INDEPENDENCE DAY. The virtual celebrations will be on NTN, DBS, HTS, HOT7 and Calabash TV throughout the week-end.

The Piton Management Area is also celebrating a milestone – the 16th anniversary of the declaration of the Pitons as a World Heritage Site. That too is a virtual celebration. Calabash TV will at 8 tonight air the second in a series of TV features on the PMA. That is from 8pm today. And you can get programme one on our YouTube channel.

In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines.

  • SALCC’s new programme trains the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • Fuel price adjustments for 15th February
  • Call for a refocus on the EPA and trading relations with Europe
  • Ministry of Education distributes thousands of laptops to students
  • Ease in quarantine fees for returning nationals
  • Launch of Helen’s Daughters virtual Rural Women’s Agricultural Academy
  • SLHTA and Wayaj form partnership
  • 12 complete CDB’s Youth Business International Entrepreneurial Training
  • The National Honey Show starts today
  • Investing in a resilient future for the Caribbean
  • Introducing Kenya James
  • The Caribbean and Ransomware: the impact on business
  • Ministry of Economic Development congratulates Dr. Hyginus Leon
  • itelbpo builds first Covid-designed contact centres in the Caribbean
  • First-ever virtual Global Mentoring Walk
  • ECSRC approves investment adviser licence
  • Rotary Club of Gros Islet focuses on mediation

 Do have a productive week and a blessed Independence week-end and Holiday.

Bernard Fanis