Caribbean Business Report for 28th September 2020

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We’re getting to the end of September and the end of the State of Emergency on Wednesday, but as the replacement Bill suggests St. Lucia will not let down its guard as the corona virus remains a very real threat. The last report from the Ministry of Health suggested there are no cases in St. Lucia, all good news, but not time to abandon the protocols of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

And although we have been having some heavy showers – the Atlantic looks completely blue this week. No tropical storm activity at least for the next 48 hours, but as we’ve experienced over the past 24 hours – we can expect thunderstorms.

There is one more week to go to register for GET IN THE RING 2020. It is for people with exciting business ideas or entrepreneurs with businesses that are under 8 years old. 

This is a great opportunity to network or get mentored by who’s who in business, including professionals from Business Service Organisations, business leaders and experts.

 Registration is FREE, and so too are workshops on developing your business idea, pitching sessions and participation in the GET IN THE RING, the island’s largest business ideas pitching competition..Past winner GILLAND Avril and finalist Sherman Sidonie have benefited tremendously from participation. Click on the links.

Deadline for registration is midnight October 4th. Go to Facebook and search for GIRTSLU for the registration form. The winner gets a trip to Montreal Canada to participate in a Global Meet Up. Spread the word. Register.

In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • State of Emergency ends Wednesday September 30th 2020. Will PM extend?
  • SLHTA’s World Tourism Day Message – “Tourism and Rural Development”
  • Promising banana variety from Taiwan introduced to farmers
  • Chamber’s Covid-19 Survey – essential reading for policymakers and businesses
  • SLASPA joins the World in commemorating World Maritime Day
  • Final week to register for GET IN THE RING 2020
  • Four Caribbean companies participate in FOOD MATTERS LIVE
  • Chamber meet members mid-October to chart a way forward
  • The Blue Economy: an ocean of possibilities
  • Invest Saint Lucia launches BOOST today
  • Architects’ new executive wants members included in small and large scale projects
  • Sea turtle fishery regulation enforcement
  • Digicel promise more action, more local with PlayGo!
  • Farmers Credit Union fun walk Monday October 5th 6:00am Vigie
  • SLTA’S strategic campaigns to boost tourism recovery
  • Margaret Jones Williams delivers 2020 GK Foundation lecture virtually
  • TASC LIVE weekly Virtual Learning Series spotlights St. Kitts

Bernard Fanis