Caribbean Business Report for 19th April 2021

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Commendations to the corporate community and residents at large for the response to the volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent. No one can say for sure if the worst is over, but the island is in recovery mode and St. Lucia, the OECS and the wider world are responding positively.

Congratulations to Bernard Thomas, formerly of St. Lucia Distillers. He is an avid amateur radio operator. Well he was honored yesterday, April 18th, World Amateur Radio Day. Ham operators play a critical role in natural and other disasters, keeping the lines of communications open.

Calabash TV paid tribute to him yesterday – here is that feature.

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

  • OECS campaign to raise $2m in two weeks for St. Vincent relief
  • Royal Caribbean ships evacuate and provide drinking water
  • ECTEL sends water to St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to relief efforts in St. Vincent
  • Courts Ready Cash coming to your community
  • CCRIF funds new equipment for UWI Seismic Research Centre
  • Green Fig Resort & Spa announces St. Lucia Art Competition
  • Do-Nation Foundation spreads good cheer for Good Deeds Day
  • The World Bank provides US$20M for St. Vincent’s response to La Soufrière eruption
  • Dream 11 St. Lucia T-10 Blast 2021 countdown is on
  • Penny Pinch joins in St. Vincent relief efforts
  • SLHTA mobilises member support for St. Vincent
  • Unicomer OECS provides aid to its St. Vincent
  • OECS pledge continued support for St. Vincent
  • Paul Collymore is the new president of the SLHTA
  • Caribbean and IICA discuss challenges to Agriculture
  • Germany allocates 300.000 Euros to St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint Lucia sends relief supplies to St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Caribbean Chambers of Commerce mobilise for St. Vincent

Do have a productive day.

Bernard Fanis