Caribbean Business Report for 17th February 2020

This is the week of St. Lucia’s 41st Independence Anniversary – that falls on Saturday February 22nd. There are many activities scheduled for Independence – a major concert, the Best of St. Lucia, a round the island walk, the Independence Day event itself including parades both uniformed groups and clubs and agencies – you can get the full details at


There is also a sports meet on the 23rd February as well. Please patronize.
In the meantime here are our main stories this week.

  • National Export Strategy to be launched Tuesday
  • ECCB Monetary Council discuss stability, credit, cannabis and digital currency
  • Entrepreneurs convene at 2nd Edition of the Caribbean Business Cruise
  • Lots of plastic for the last day of Jua Kali Pop-Up Depot
  • Chamber offers Dale Carnegie Training courses in February
  • Bay Gardens Hotel undergoes renovations on 25th anniversary
  • UWI Open Campus and Chartered Accountants sign MOU
  • Over 150 attend Taiwan Scholarship Briefing
  • Sagicor General Insurance restructures to streamline operations
  • First-ever 5 Star Luxury Resort begins development in St. Vincent
  • Bitt launches world’s first Central Bank digital currency hub
  • Educators trained in using library books
  • CDB disbursements rose in 2019; St. Lucia to benefit in 2020
  • CDB calls for increasing inclusiveness and resilience in the Caribbean
  • CDB sounds note of caution while projecting growth
  • Ben Walden Jr. joins Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club
  • CARICOM leaders to meet Canadian PM Justin Trudeau this week
  • Jobs for Bajans first
  • Barbados issues investment guide
  • Region still discussing a ferry service to connect the islands
  • British Airways promising more flights
  • Grant funding for the creative sector
  • St. Lucia among international chocolate destinations
  • BVI opens entrepreneurship school
  • Lab discovers coronavirus vaccine in 3 hours
  • The region’s debate on oil and gas overdue
  • Insurance Company of the West Indies heading to Dominica
  • IMF urges Antigua to save for a rainy day

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Do have a productive week.


Bernard Fanis