Caribbean Business Report for 23rd December 2019. HAPPY HOLIDAYS and Blessed Wishes for 2020!

This is our final edition for 2019 – we want to thank you for your patronage and thank most sincerely our advertisers for their continued support. Bank of Saint Lucia, Beachcomber Ltd, Financial and Investment Consultancy Services, J.E. Bergasse, Cool Breeze Jeep and Car Rental and Harris Paints – have made this weekly e-newsletter possible. 


We will be back January 6th 2020, God-willing with some exciting new features. We look forward to your support in the New Year.
As the year closes we commend the community reach-out by corporate St. Lucia, seeking to spread the Christmas cheer to as many St. Lucians possible. 
Send us your pics and press releases and we will include them on our website and Facebook pages. Please SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, SHARE Calabash TV on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram and my account on Twitter. 
Nobody really knows what lies ahead but we do know that at least conceptually 2020 is a marketers dream. It is also an Olympic year – and could be a big moment for St. Lucia at the Olympic Games – with Levern Spencer likely to make this her last big international jump. We are hoping as well for a massive leap in fortunes; but the most important thing is good health, safety and happiness – for all. 
So make the best of the rest of 2019 –let’s move on to create the history that will make a meaningful difference to our communities.
In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines.

  • American Airlines inaugurates weekly direct flight from Chicago
  • It’s now Jannou Credit Union
  • Celebration marks the conclusion of ARC #30
  • MoneyGram service is now available at Massy Stores
  • Chamber of Commerce engaged on Castries Vision 2030
  • Mangal Trading Going Forward
  • OECS nationals encouraged to apply to the UWI Five Islands Campus 
  • OECS agriculture experts visit Morocco on technical cooperation mission
  • Invest Saint Lucia logo and name contest winner announced
  • Scholarship opportunities for OECS-Masters in International Trade Policy
  • IICA trains technicians in Saint Lucia for control of the Citrus Greening Disease
  • World Bank approves US$20m for Grenada’s Transition to a Blue Economy
  • OECS ICT companies connect at TechBeach retreat in Jamaica
  • RICS and ISSLU sign training agreement for valuers
  • Marigot Bay Spa introduces luxury organic skincare and product line, VOYA
  • Chastanet and Trudeau discuss Climate Change, Financial Services and Investment
  • WASCO wins Chamber Commercial House domino showdown

 Do have an enjoyable holiday season.
Bernard Fanis