Caribbean Business Report for 15th June 2020

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The challenges of 2020 continues – with the underlying Covid-19 restrictions affecting business and normal life and now politics and protest – as calls for police reform, the return to normal, the restrictions of State of Emergency and pending elections converge.

Add to that an active hurricane season, travel restrictions and closed schools and it all becomes a maelstrom of confusion, frustration, uncertainty and anxiety. But let cooler heads prevail as we attempt to recover from this period of disquiet.

There are some good things going on – the residents of Mountain View/Piat are clearing drains and garbage as we go deeper into the hurricane season. Calabash TV was on location and filed this report.
View the report here.

Also a Coalition comprising the music fraternity has hosted a fundraising concert for out of work musicians. The initiative was driven by music producer Irvin “Ace” Loctar. The show aired on Calabash TV. There is still time to contribute to the initiative. View the show here.

And one final note: we do need your advertising support to keep the CBR going weekly. Send us an email and we will get back to you immediately on how you can support our work.In the meantime – here are this week’s headlines.

  • Airlines ‘might demand comeback cash’
  • Mia Motley and Roosevelt Skerrit in OECS business webinar Wednesday
  • J.E. Bergasse & Company Limited donates equipment during covid-19
  • OECS continues focus on blue economy with June 17th webinar
  • The Sulphur Springs Park re-opens today June 15th
  • NTN hosts Youth Economic Empowerment panel discussion
  • Should teleworking be continued by government post-COVID19?
  • Vision Express brings cheer to Morne Serpent family
  • CHTA urges major tour operator to settle its debts to Caribbean hotels
  • Destination weddings post-Covid-19
  • Retirement planning can still happen during tough times
  • Apply NOW: Awards: US$50,000 to US$180,000 in technical assistance grants
  • Happy World Milk Month, June 2020!
  • Dominica hosts “Timberland’s Brand Consciousness” webinar
  • Build on e-commerce potential, says Keithlin Caroo
  • Young Antigua Designer stands out in the diaspora
  • Restaurant owner raises $50,000 for furloughed staff
  • Bequia Residents appalled at plans to construct a pier at Admiralty Bay
  • Causion, Antigua’s Reggae Ambassador, diagnosed with cancer

Do have a productive day

Bernard Fanis