Caribbean Business Report for 2nd November 2020 – US VOTES TUESDAY

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report – PDF attached or can be downloaded at
After a very heavy, rainy week-end, we’re getting ready for a very wild ride, called the US elections. 


I don’t think it can top Covid-19 as what defines 2020, but as of this moment, it is a real toss-up. Not the outcome of the voting, but the reaction to the results. Let’s hope and pray that better judgement prevails, and that we dust off, footnote this moment in history and work on fixing democracy, race issues, poverty and the environment.

Congratulations to the six finalists of the 2020 GET IN THE RING competition – Laura Jn Pierre emerged winner, representing Invictus, and she will be off to Canada in February 2021 to represent ST. Lucia at the Global Meet-Up.. See details in today’s CBR. GET IN THE RING will be broadcast on Thursday at 8:00pm on Calabash TV and other social media platforms.

In the meantime here are this week’s headlines: 

  • Laura Jn Pierre wins Get In the Ring 2020 for Invictus
  • SLASPA: from Nov 4th appointments needed to clear barrels and personal effects
  • UWI and ACS commit to sustainable development and decolonization
  • OECS publishes Blue Economy case study
  • ECCB host dialogue on the “Pandemic and Digital Transformation” Thursday
  • LUCELEC holds Covid delayed annual meeting of shareholders today
  • FIVE local bartenders in finals of Chairman’s Spice Lab competition
  • Medici Ventures makes additional $8 million equity purchase in Bitt
  • Rum producers part of Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo
  • American-Haitian singer documents Covid-19 vacation in St. Lucia
  • St. Kitts and Nevis launches Green Climate Fund project
  • BOSL launches more technological upgrades in service 
  • Peter & Company Distribution awards scholarships to employees’ children
  • Bankers’ Association donates to New Beginnings Transit Home

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Do have a safe and productive week.

Bernard Fanis