Caribbean Business Report for 20th January 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report, coming as we celebrate out Nobel Laureates – and the birth dates of Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott, both born on the 23rd January. There are two big events to mark this week – the Sir Derek Walcott lecture by McDonald Dixon on Tuesday and on Thursday the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture delivered by the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Timothy Antoine – both at the Financial Centre. 


ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is on – today the West Indies setting a target of 268 for England. Kimani Melius got a good start, but needs to carry on as Kevlon Anderson and Nyeem Young did and posted a total that the bowlers should be able to defend. Let’s hope for the best as the West Indies are in a very tough group – with Australia, England and Nigeria.

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In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • “No wholesale land clearance” as Canelles Resort Development breaks ground
  • 10th World ARC underway with 33 yachts seeking to circumvent the globe
  • ECCB hosts 4th Growth and Resilience Dialogue February 13th
  • SMA applauds government on Article 164 implementation
  • Chef Nina Compton hosts trip to India in 2020
  • New Zealand Scholarships available! Apply from 1st Feb 2020!
  • 2020 Jazz Festival line-up for May 7-9 teased
  • Taiwan Embassy scholarship applications open until March 15th
  • ECCB Governor meets St. Lucia media and delivers lecture this week
  • Bill Mortley wins major Photography Award
  • The days of one and two-cent coins are numbered
  • Garbage disposal problems in the south in focus
  • Alert on “Assured” brand products
  • St. Lucian wins trip to Spain from Magnum Tonic Wine
  • DASH Independence Colour Run set for March 1st
  • Barbuda Golf Course Project poses risk to waterways and human life
  • Caribbean Airlines wants to add more ATRs to its fleet
  • Black owned yacht charter business launched in the Caribbean
  • Dominica is the fastest growing economy in the Caribbean
  • Engaging the 4 million Caribbean diaspora
  • Former Barbados Minister culpable in money laundering case
  • Scottish brothers set rowing trans-Atlantic rowing record in Antigua
  • Barbados ok’s cannabis farming
  • RBC employees urge probe of RBC

Do have a productive day
Bernard Fanis