Day one of the partial shutdown in St. Lucia and I guess most of you are working from home [as much as possible] and avoiding groups of people. I never share Whatsapp videos but here is an exception on Coronavirus.CBR_issue_567
Right now there is a lot out there so always do you own research to verify the info and claims made.
In Germany, right now, a group is defined as ‘two people’ – so three’s a mass crowd event. President Merkel is in self-isolation – goes to show that the coronavirus does not recognise social, economic or political status. Again one cannot stress enough how critical it is to avoid situations that can expose you to the coronavirus. The quicker this spread can be contained the better for the world economy and consequently that of St. Lucia and the ECCU.
As you can imagine most of our stories today have to do with the response to the Coronavirus – Massy Stores is aggresively working on keeping its workers safe and operations running smoothly; Sagicor is supporting the OECS through the financing of digital temperature sensors; Peter and Company Distribution is fine-tuning its system to ensure the supply chain remains intact and shelves around the island stocked.
It’s a bit different at hotels right now as visitor flows dry up. Provides pause and time to reflect on the vulnerability of our economic model. In the scheme of things its never in alphabetical order as agriculture [food security] and climate change -come after Tourism, Manufacturing and Financial Services etc. There will be enough time for conversations on all of the above.
In the meantime – this week’s headlines.
Stay safe, respect the COVID-19 protocols and encourage others to do the same. —