Caribbean Business Report for 27th July 2020

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Well thank God Gonzalo self-destructed last week but we are not out of the woods. There is this yet unnamed system that is 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands. We will start to feel the effects by Wednesday. Conditions are favorable for development unlike Gonzalo which kinda lost steam. This is no Gonzalo!

Take no chances – this system is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next 48 hours. Clear drains and secure your property. In cricket, there are rains in England today but that is apparently only delaying the inevitable. But, there is always hope. 
In the meantime here are this week’s headlines: 

  • OECS hands Massy Stores /Digicel funded Covid-19 equipment
  • Mayor bids farewell to Taiwanese ambassador
  • Vote now for St. Lucian semi-finalist in Startup Lab Pitch Competition
  • St. Lucian farmers have resumed exports to the United Kingdom
  • Register now for July 30th FinTech seminar
  • St. Lucian Pamela Robinson to address Russian Hospitality Awards
  • Chamber to host “Understanding Financial Statements” workshop August 11th
  • OECS Sustainable Development Movement (SDM) and RFHL join forces
  • Saint Lucia to implement electronic Government Public Procurement
  • Chairman’s Reserve Rum launches “The Chairman’s Spice Lab”!
  • U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS launches online portal to prescreen all travelers 
  • Dr. Timothy Harris now Chairman of ECCB Monetary Council
  • Travel Advisors and Caribbean destinations unite to celebrate wellness
  • Lisle Chase appointed District Governor
  • LIAT goes into administration
  • LIAT goes into administration
  • Caribbean Airlines gets busy
  • Algas builds regional business
  • British Airways returns to the Caribbean
  • Caribbean business and finance report
  • Documentary highlights St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme
  • Caribbean passports getting cheaper
  • Dominica hotels developing new strategies
  • Sandals signs Buccament Resorts in St. Vincent
  • Gonsalves says LIAT will consider workers’ plight
  • CDB to Caribbean Gov’ts- create environment for airlines
  • Fly One Caribbean blocked from flying into Grenada 

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Please have a productive day. Wear your mask. Social distancing is still recommended – and stay safe.
Bernard Fanis