Caribbean Business Report for 20th July 2020

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Today we celebrate the frontliners on the food security battlefront as we here continue to support and endorse the LOVE SAINT LUCIA campaign designed to encourage patronage of local business. 

It is the only surefire way of building the economy from the ground-up. This has to be more than just a slogan – like healthy living – it has to be a lifestyle, a conscious decision to build our economy.

Foreign Direct Investments may never get back to pre-Covid levels – and we should not export money unnecessarily through our food import bill. Let us keep as much of that $400m here – that is what true independence means.

On Saturday ADMAC will once again host its Market Experience at its car park along the Beausejour road. 

Today we pay tribute to some of the entrepreneurs who are out there seeking to build a livelihood and to help ensure our food security. Watch this space as there will be a lot more pretty soon on that as part of The Independence Project that I am working on. So visit the Admac car park early Saturday -open from 6:00am -12:00pm

In the meantime – here’s a deal from Harris Paints. Stock up now, that much needed paint job is not going to wait for post-Covid 😁. 

Here are this week’s headlines: 

  • On the frontline of Food Security – Admac’s Market Experience Saturday July 25th
  • Bank of Saint Lucia partners with Ministry of Public Service on DigiGov project
  • Fuel Price Adjustments for July 20th 2020
  • UWI’s “Triple Firsts” in latest Times Higher Education rankings
  • KM2 Solutions expands Capacity to 1400+ Employees
  • SLASPA’s protocol for re-opening of airports
  • HACCP Training begins today with the Taiwan Technical Mission
  • Lobster open fishery from August 2nd 2020
  • Caribbean Countries among those benefiting from UN SDG Financing
  • OJO Labs to hire 120+ team members in St. Lucia
  • Eagle Freight Adventist Premiere League (APL) 2020
  • ECCO holds AGM Saturday August 8th
  • ISL joins in opening ceremony for itelbpo
  • Vieux-Fort student is LUCELEC’s sponsored SPISE scholar
  • Corporate executives discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the Caribbean
  • Saint Lucia captures ‘World’s Best’ Awards

Feel free to share this report. To advertise in the CBR send us an email or call Gilbert at 722-3165 or me at 485-3363.Do have a productive day. 
Bernard Fanis