Caribbean Business Report for 16th November 2020

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First off we need to stress, AGAIN, that there is community spread of COVID-19 – so wear your masks/face shields; wash your hands frequently and social distance. And build your immune system! Even if the vaccine becomes available the above is still our best option for avoiding the coronavirus.

And you may have seen footage of flooding in Belize, Antigua, Laborie, Dennery and Castries and other low lying areas. Again, we cannot stress the need to clear drains and water courses. Flooding causes major damage through land slippages, damage to property, roads, farms -so pay attention to how water flows around your home or business or just access to your workplace or home. 

We are expecting the effects of a tropical wave on Tuesday, so be on guard.
In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • Invest Saint Lucia wins 2nd place at AIM Investment Awards
  • U.S. Embassy resumes processing of tourist and business visas
  • 1st National Bank holds historic virtual education forum
  • OECS UN Mission head presents credentials
  • Flow’s Christmas campaign – stay safe, keep it local, 500 prizes
  • Sandals La Toc employees receive fire safety training
  • St Lucia Zouks and title sponsor Indibet fulfil charity pledge
  • Young women entrepreneurs’ webinar takes place Tuesday
  • GEW 2020; a virtual series!
  • Banker’s Association makes its 5th donation to the Cornerstone House
  • Taiwan Mission and Marketing Board signed contracts with farmers 
  • CARE and Upton Gardens causes adopted by CIBC-FirstCaribbean
  • OECS hosts webinar on Digital ID this Wednesday
  • Four additional flights for St. Lucia
  • Caribbean Chefs prepare for Creole Christmas festival
  • Fond Doux Eco Resort upgraded and ready for winter and 2021
  • Securities Market Certification workshop and exam Dec 2nd to 11th
  • Caribbean Awning staff undergo yearly training

In the meantime, stay safe, and do have a productive week.

Bernard Fanis