Caribbean Business Report for 17th July 2019

The Caribbean Business Report for 17th July 2019 can be read below

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Good day and many thanks for your interest in this week’s Caribbean Business Report   The CBR is coming out on a Wednesday this week, after two days of street parades wrapping up the 2019 Carnival season. From all reports, it was a good one for car rentals, small hotels and guest houses. Congratulations to all the winners this year – including Ti Caroo who made history winning the Calypso Crown, decades after his father won it. The first ever father-son combination to win the crown! 

From all indications taxi-drivers, guest houses, hotels did good business during the season. Next is Roots and Soul in August. 

St. Lucia is this week hosting the Taiwanese President [July 17th -19th]  – just days after hosting CARICOM leaders.
Now for today’s main stories.

  • Taiwan President on state visit to St. Lucia July 17th to 19th
  • Denel Florius among OECS Youth exploring new horizons in Denmark
  • Invest Saint Lucia to introduce business incubator and accelerator programme
  • St. Vincent approves medicinal cannabis licenses
  • Sanovnik Destang: Get online or get left behind
  • Saint Lucia records steady growth on the Henley & Partners Q3
  • St. Lucia gets access to insurance for the fisheries sector
  • Sammy, Bolt, Bravo seek to motivate young athletes
  • West Tech Shipping supports donation to Bordelais Correctional Facility
  • Massy and NCA sign MOU
  • GraceKennedy eyes larger Canadian market
  • Financial regulators approve FinTech Company, Bitt
  • CHA recognises industry excellence
  • Bakers Association holds its Annual General Meeting July 24th
  • LBM Designs at Fashion & Contemporary Design Accelerator
  • Third Annual Saint Lucia Dive Festival attracts record numbers
  • 603 room Ramada Hotel to be opened in September in St Kitts
  • Microsoft and IICA create open access video platform on agriculture

Do have a production rest of week. Remember we are in the hurricane season, and if you are a small business take no chances. The challenge of recovery is much much greater, especially if you don’t have insurance! 
Rgds
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Bernard Fanis