Caribbean Business Report for 27th April 2020

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Well, the partial shutdown has been extended to May 31st – but restrictions are lifted for construction activity, private doctors’ offices and for attending church services.
And don’t forget to file your taxes – deadline is April 30th. See the story in the CBR for details.

It’s the second week of e-school/home schooling – so let’s see if we can ever get used to that.

Again commendations to Sagicor for once again stepping up to assist the OECS Commission in its COVID-19 fight. Here is their latest story – produced by ALL Biz Ltd – our parent company. Call if you need your story told 758-485-3363.

And here is an interview that we recommend you view – Caribbean economist Marla Dukharan comments on the implications of COVID-19 for the Trinidad and Tobago economy – but quite relevant in our context as well.

In the meantime here are this week’s headlines.

  • Partial shutdown continues: construction, private doctors and fabric stores are opened
  • Government and Trade Unions resume negotiations on Tuesday
  • Inland Revenue Department is opened daily 8:00am -12:30pm
  • OECS receives more support from Sagicor to combat COVID-19
  • Sagicor honouring Telemedicine claims
  • St. Lucian 3D printer produces COVID-19 face shields
  • IICA places focus on food security with series of seminars
  • OECS Commission releases Climate Trends and Projections Report
  • Tourism Minister extends personal greeting to the Caribbean Region 
  • Fuel price adjustments
  • Caribbean economist shares thoughts on outlook for Trinidad economy
  • Newly remodeled M&C Home Depot Bridge Street reopens
  • Daren Sammy donates laptops to Ministry of Education
  • Dominica begins to lift Covid-19 restriction
  • Drought puts Antigua dam out of action
  • Restaurants allowed to open as Antigua eases lockdown
  • The future of tourism and manufacturing in St. Kitts after Covid
  • Women in Dominica twice as likely to get breast cancer
  • India approves $1M for Antigua Covid-19 fight
  • CPL could signal Caribbean is back in business
  • Empty resorts suggest long recovery for Caribbean
  • Royal Caribbean trademarks facemasks
  • The role of cruise ships in spreading Covid pandemic

Do have a productive week, social distancing and adhering to the COVID-19 protocols
— 
Bernard Fanis