Caribbean Business Report for 19th August 2019

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St. Lucia’s creative talent is on show for the next few weeks – in Trinidad and Tobago as CARIFESTA XIV is into full swing. Let us wish the cast of a Little Folk Tale, the poets, the writers, the visual artists, musicians all the very best in representing 758 in TNT.
We’re now deeply in the back to school mode with St. Lucians returning to or attending new schools, universities or just new experiences. Congratulations and give your best. 
Those who are back home from University or completed studies, GOOD LUCK and best wishes. 
We must commend too all those corporate entities making scholarships available to hundreds of students throughout the island – from the credit unions to unions, societies, sports organisations. 
And we must thank friendly governments like Taiwan, Cuba, Mexico, the UK, the US and many more who provide scholarships to many St. Lucian students. Taiwan is giving 22 scholarships this year. Many thanks. Now St. Lucia has to work on investing more in higher education for its youth. We need to do better than two island schols – which has been a fixture for too long. 
In the meantime, here are our headlines.

  • LUCELEC sun power exceeds expectations
  • Ten games for St. Lucia Zouks in Caribbean Premier League 2019
  • Presh Productions receives Saltchuk-SLYBT Grant Award
  • Invest Saint Lucia Supports Next Generation of Business Leaders
  • St. Lucian youth get help from US gov’t and CDB
  • Bay Gardens Resorts appoints Kelly Fontenelle-Clarke to oversee U.S. sales
  • Taiwan commits further to human capacity building in St. Lucia
  • Taiwan Technical Mission Support Farmer’s Market
  • First Phase of Castries Market Redevelopment Progressing Smoothly
  • Let BACARDÍ Mojitos move you this August!
  • Small businesses told to think big
  • Barbados proposes sweeping medical marijuana law
  • Dominica’s CIP to fund international airport
  • Caribbean Business and Finance report
  • Selling passports is risky business

Do have a productive week.
Bernard Fanis