Caribbean Business Report for 1st March 2021

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We’re just coming out of Independence 42 celebrations – congratulations to the organising committee and all who helped make it the success that it was in spite of Covid-19 restrictions and in conveniences. It was a celebration, a time of reflection and calibration.

Let’s hope and pray for a more ‘normal’ and meaningful Independence 43.
International cricket is back in the West Indies with the Sri Lanka tour – the first three matches taking place in Antigua from Wednesday. And congrats to the TNT Red Force for winning the ODI tournament which also took place in Antigua.
In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • St. Lucia delisted as EU blacklists four Caribbean territories
  • Non-stop flights from Dallas, New York and New Jersey this summer
  • Don’t let the tax season catch you off guard!!
  • Government officials meet with Micoud fisher folk
  • Blu Media Marketing founder presents March 10th
  • Unicomer launches We Are All Essential jingle competition
  • Penny Pinch convenience: shop anytime, anywhere
  • Grace Foods “Gracefully Jolly Christmas 2020 Campaign” Grand Prize Winners
  • Sweet potato is the Caribbean’s Regenerative Giant
  • Keep Calm. Weddings can be hosted responsibly during COVID-19
  • Vital Voices Global Virtual Mentoring Walk March 6th 2021
  • St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain featured on BBC 
  • St. Kitts/Nevis passes Electronic Communications [EC] Act
  • Keeping the safety of fishers in focus
  • OECS gets a new batch of vaccines from India
  • Antiguan DJ goes into the beverage business
  • Andersen Global expands into St. Vincent
  • St. Kitts Chamber holds AGM
  • St. Kitts renewing interest in livestock
  • Taste of the Spice Islet taken to Pittsfield
  • Top CIP consultants in the UAE
  • Antigua sailing week is canceled 

Do have a productive week. Stay safe.
Bernard Fanis