Caribbean Business Report for 23rd September 2019

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It is quite obvious we are still in the hurricane season with a few systems floating around – one went past last night – a couple more still in the Atlantic. And talking about the ocean visit the Calabash TV YouTube page later this week for our special feature on Cameron Bellamy the first person to swim from Barbados to St. Lucia – over 150 km -over 56 hours. Subscribe to our page and click on the notification bell to be notified when we upload this and other features.
We’re getting close to Creole Heritage Month as well, and Calabash TV will keep you informed on developments and feature the best of St. Lucian Culture and Creativity.
This week Thursday the Chamber of Commerce hosts two events – its Quarterly General Meeting 5:00p and earlier in the day 10am -the Junior Achievement Awards.
Also the Botham Jean trial began this morning in Dallas Texas – it is being carried live on Court TV or if you are driving you can tune in to the WVENT 93.5 and 94.7 FMIf you are in Dallas Texas – there is a fundraiser in the name of Botham Jean on his birthday, September 29th. BTW you can view an interview with Allison Jean, Botham Jean’s mother on the Calabash TV YouTube page – 

In the meantime here are our headlines this week.

  • Chamber holds Quarterly General Meet this Thursday September 26th
  • SLASPA hosts the region’s first Port Showcase September 23rd -25th
  • Agriculture Minister disappointed with support from WINFRESH
  • Civil Service Credit Union awards scholarships and bursaries to 7 students
  • FICS presents its 2019 scholarships to students in Babonneau and Choiseul 
  • St. Lucia celebrates Cameron Bellamy on the Barbados to St. Lucia swim
  • Prime Minister leads delegation to UN and historic Climate Action Summit
  • Saint Lucia’s tourism arrival figures reveal more double-digit growth
  • Southern Business Association engages Prime Minister and Government Ministers
  • Sagicor Financial Corporation contributes US$300,000 to Bahamas
  • FirstCaribbean to the aid of Bahamian students
  • 200,000 benefit from regional climate action project
  • Virgin Holidays holds graduation ceremony for hospitality employees
  • CAB enjoys fruitful visit to Suriname
  • Saint Lucia vies for 4 Global Titles at 26th annual World Travel Awards
  • Faces of Cancer needs your support on September 28th
  • Bay Gardens Beach Resort unveils modern room upgrades
  • Mike Tyson seeking to do cannabis biz with Antigua
  • Accounting Firm’s Work ‘Misused’ To Hide Fraud
  • Antigua horse-racing club wants CIP assistance
  • The Preconco Group helping Dominica’s hurricane resilience
  • Royal Caribbean to present at CTO Outlook forum
  • UAE to build hurricane resilient power system for Barbuda
  • Public and private sector urged to give second chances
  • Dominica Chamber questions timing of holiday in Dominica
  • Grenada tour guides complete cruise excellence training — 

Do have a productive week

Bernard Fanis