Caribbean Business Report for 21st December 2020 – HAPPY HOLIDAYS. STAY SAFE

Many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report – our final edition for 2020 – PDF attached or can be downloaded at St. Lucia First


First, we want to say the biggest THANK YOU🙏🙏🙏 to the advertisers who have made this e-publication possible – Bank of Saint Lucia, Beachcomber, FICS and J.E. Bergasse. Many, many thanks for your support in 2020 and look forward to continued patronage as we enter the YEAR OF THE UNKNOWN -yet filled with possibilities. It is an election year, the year the vaccine will probably get to St. Lucia and a year where we will continue to experiment with a new normal.

2020 has probably been the most defining year in our lifetime – let’s make 2021 the beginning of a course adjustment – where we focus on our health – boosting our immune system – eating healthier, exercising more and taking greater care of our environment. Also a year to recommit to supporting family, local entrepreneurs and homegrown solutions.

Also 2021 will see the beginning of a new movement, THE INDEPENDENCE PROJECT on Calabash TV and multimedia platforms- with focus on THE LAND, THE PEOPLE, THE LIGHT! Details, coming soon! The CBR will return January 11th 2021.

In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • OECS member states shine at 2021 Caribbean Travel Awards
  • Saint Lucia releases its inspirational Christmas video message
  • World Bank approves US$25M for Grenada’s COVID-19 Response
  • Participants in Trash to Treasure competition rewarded!
  • OCES/ECCB Legacy Programme – Governance Training
  • CGTI: meeting pandemic challenges with online success
  • Banking hours during the Christmas Season
  • St Kitts adds 26 new countries with full visa waiver
  • Cage, Fanduel, sports betting operator in a deal
  • St. Kitts removes VAT until June 20201
  • British Airways sale in January – £379 St Lucia
  • China and Caribbean partners press statement
  • Grenada’s Covid spike linked to a single hotel
  • Dominica soap producers fight Caricom
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean announces art competition
  • Taiwan connecting Taiwan and Basseterre
  • IMF projects St. Kitts as fastest growing in the OECS 

Do have a safe and fun Holiday Season and BLESSED wishes for 2021.
Sincerely, — 
Bernard Fanis