Caribbean Business Report for 24th August 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report. PDF is attached or can be downloaded at It is a bit quiet on our side of the Atlantic – but Cuba is feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Laura – and just 100 miles away from the mouth of the Mississippi River is Tropical Storm Marco.


In CPL the St. Lucia Zouks are off to a good start –but if you are into cricket you know that good starts are great but it’s the consistency and the finish that the Zouks needs to give some real meaning to 2020. Kimani Melius had a confident start but needs to be focused and consistent. There is no doubt he is a quick learner and will represent us admirably this season.

Quick note on the CBR – we will be making a transition to Mailchimp pretty soon, so if you miss a Monday issue you can check one of the sorting tabs in your email. The CBR is sent out every Monday morning –without fail – God permitting n- so look out for it and re-direct to your inbox, or visit the St. Lucia First website to download the report.

And the Admac Farmers Market Experience is on Saturday from 6:00am at Beausejour. And if you are on the east coast the farmers market facilitated by the Taiwan technical mission is on Friday from 8:00am to 4:00p. Support the local economy.

In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines:

  • OECS hosts webinar on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Wednesday
  • Republic Bank (EC) Covid 19 Care Initiative
  • Youth Business Trust introduces Costing programme
  • IFC and ECCB partner to expand Financial Access for SMEs in ECCU
  • Taiwan donates 10,000 surgical masks to Saint Lucia judicial workers
  • St. Lucian doctor performs cutting edge spine surgery
  • Chamber hosts 1st E-Training sessions
  • Travel Advisors use photography to Increase Client Engagement
  • Serenity at Coconut Bay has reopened
  • ECCB says be wary of Covid-19 related scams
  • Indigenous people return to roots as Covid-19 sinks in
  • St. Lucia Zouks unveils new jersey
  • Financial challenges mount as Covid weakens tourism
  • The marine tourism market is booming
  • Entrepreneur monetizes her love for cooking
  • Nigerians benefit from Grenada’s CIP
  • Tour boat owner remains positive after arson attack
  • Hotels using “jetcation” to attract business

Email to advertise in the Business Report.Do have a productive week.Rgds– 
Bernard Fanis