Caribbean Business Report for 29th July 2019

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We have the Emancipation Day Holiday on Thursday [August 1st]. It’s a good day to emancipate yourself from stress and challenge yourself to a better more productive life – and you can do so by participating in the MONSTER challenge walk in Marigot this Thursday starting from 6:00am at the Marigot playing field. 
It starts as a gentle walk through banana fields, lots of banana fields. You’ll be amazed how extensive banana cultivation is in the valley. And then you cross into the community of Bellair – and then the real challenge starts. 
That is where you earn points or bragging rights – if you opt for the easier challenge you can skip the hills- keep walking along the valley – through endless banana fields. Or you take a deep breath and begin the MONSTER CLIMB.. Either way its a fun walk, Thursday August 1st – starting from 6:00am at the Marigot playing field. It’s a challenge national athletes should participate in as well.
So it goes through Jacmel, Morne D’or, Bel Air, Bel Air Hill, and La Croix and back into the Marigot Playing Field.
To participate call 461-7008 or 717-1025. Discover St. Lucia, Discover St Lucian reality!
In the meantime, here are this week’s business stories.

  • Saint Lucia not acceding to Virgin Atlantic subsidy demands
  • ECCB launches new debt portal
  • LUCELEC’s customer service at Sans Souci office is closed
  • OECS Music Talk continued in Grenada
  • SALCC College looking revamp agriculture programme
  • OECS/CANARI to establish Green-Blue Economy Action Plan
  • Lorraine Sidonie is the new CEO of Events Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia Roots & Soul Festival – grounded and growing
  • Youth Business Trust trains three
  • More assistance to vendors of the Castries market
  • ECCB trying out digital version of EC dollar
  • Daren Sammy Foundation hands our 15 scholarships
  • Levern Spencer qualifies for 2019 Doha World Championship      
  • St. Kitts vehicle registration goes online
  • Dominica using $26m in CIP funds for education
  • Grenada hands out tourism awards
  • FLOW – Collaboration needed to create digital region  
  • DAIC encourages innovation and support for entrepreneurship
  • CDB rescinds St. Vincent project    

Do have a productive week. And feel free to send us your MONSTER Challenge Selfies!
Bernard Fanis