Caribbean Business Report for 17th August 2020

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Weather first: this tropical wave below is moving pretty quickly towards the Windward Islands. It is just about 200 miles away, moving at from today into Tuesday we can expect heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Word is it might become a tropical depression after it moves over the island, but keep monitoring the Met office bulletins for the latest developments. And further south and probably a week away is yet another tropical wave.


So as always, take no chances. The CPL is expected to begin tomorrow in Trinidad. St. Lucia Zouks will play the Tallawahs on Wednesday morning at 10:00. You can follow the team right here with behind the scenes videos of training and preparations.

Expectations are high of Sammy and Kimani Melius – who is making his CPL debut. Let us  wish the Zouks the best and hope something good comes out of 2020!

Support food security. If you’re driving along the east coast on Friday – the Farmer’s Market is at the Extension Office Yard in Richfond Dennery from 8:00am – 6:00pm. The economy is built from the ground up! Support local farmers and stay healthy.

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

  • Dept. of Physical Planning: All beaches remain public
  • Cabot issues statement
  • There is a new Taiwan Ambassador to Saint Lucia
  • Continued training for City Police
  • Audit of key government ministries
  • Chamber continues to provide members with expert guidance
  • Chamber- Junior Achievement hosts Urban Adventures Summer Camp
  • Soufriere Beach Park to Re-Open
  • Help provided for MSMEs in Dominica to access finance
  • NSDC offers more scholarship opportunities
  • ECCB Digital Dialogues – Pandemic and Banking
  • Verna Cyril making a name as a fiction writer
  • Caribbean banks face mask challenge
  • Deadline has passed to submit claims to LIAT
  • Crypto investors flocking to St. Kitts
  • Buccament, Sandals and the legal issues in St. Vincent
  • World Bank’s $75m will transform lives in Dominica
  • Various private sector concerns to benefit from IDB US$2 billion
  • India extends Covid assistance to Antigua
  • Antigua youth entrepreneurs going to the next level
  • St. Kitts wraps business boot camp
  • Zouks gets new sponsors
  • Nicole Scherzinger enjoys St. Lucia

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Bernard Fanis