Caribbean Business Report for 30th November 2020

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It’s officially the end of the hurricane season for 2020, but we must not forget the ‘Christmas Eve Trough’ of 2013. 

Congratulations to Chris Allshouse of Ohio who has just completed a 38k swim from Micoud on the east coast to Smugglers Cove, landing next to Cap Maison just a little after 7 last night. Chris is the first person to complete the 12 hour swim successfully. Next for him will be a swim to Martinique.

And a note of warning – our Covid-19 cases are on the rise – wear your masks at all times, wash your hands as often as possible, and work from home if that is convenient.

Quick note of commendation to Watch Radio in New York – who on the week-end raised much needed support for the homes for the elderly in St. Lucia. They are mobilising resources to ship much needed supplies including wheelchairs etc. Congrats to Yardie [Felix] for driving that initiative.

In the meantime here are our headlines this week.

  • UWI, CDB and EU release State of the Caribbean Climate Report
  • Caribbean Beekeepers explore the future of the honey production industry
  • Itelbpo doubles job creation targets in St. Lucia
  • Castries Mayor: traffic lights have reduced congestion in the city
  • Meet the Designer – Christique Clothing: The Sustainable Brand
  • Digicel donates to Special Olympics St. Lucia
  • CDB, IMPACS and OECS partner to establish Maritime Single Window
  • Digicel scholarships to Common Entrance students
  • Emerald Foods helps St. Lucia with food security
  • Senior journalists in the Caribbean to discuss nutrition warning labels
  • DigiGov launches new services
  • Saint Lucia products attract Taiwanese people
  • UWI and Missouri State sign MOU on climate impacts
  • Legislative process for cannabis industry advances
  • CAFF launches Business Recovery Programme
  • Cabinet approves public debt management policy and publication of debt reports
  • CARICOM manufacturers form association
  • CDB funded Improved Construction workshop ends on a high note
  • The SLHTA now runs the hyperbaric chamber
  • Taste of the Leewards – ‘Once Royal Naval Cities’
  • Nominations for National Awards 2021 still open
  • New executive for Golf Association
  • First ever swim from Micoud to Smugglers Cove

Do have a safe and progressive week. 
Bernard Fanis