Caribbean Business Report for 30th September 2019

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Today I want to focus on two appeals – one relating to Nerdin St. Rose [hospitality and business consultant] – who needs your help at this time. She is undergoing some major medical emergencies  – after a medical procedure gone wrong. Any assistance will go a long way. Here is a link for details of her situation and the GoFundMe link for making a financial contribution to the cause. Nerdin Needs Your Help
The second is a stark reminder that insurance is critical to business continuity especially after a natural disaster. We carried the story of Cyprian Altenor in today’s CBR. That should open a conversation on ‘special insurance facilities’ for the small business sector – farmers, fishers, vendors, entrepreneurs, musicians etc especially in light of climate change. Here is the story of the man who made Canaries bread a must have on any drive down the west coast, until the Xmas Trough of 2013. The Story of Spring Bakery
No ‘strongly worded letter’ just yet on CPL and the Zouks 2019 season 😡👿
In the meantime, here are this week’s business news headlines: 

  • Canaries baker struggling to rebuild after 2013 Christmas Trough
  • Choiseul Secondary School dominates Junior Achievement 2019 Awards
  • Junior Achievement Saint Lucia Alumni join in worldwide celebration
  • Bank of Saint Lucia supports student success
  • Taiwan Technical Mission improve farmers’ market capacity training
  • Flow customers get free, faster broadband speeds with network upgrade
  • OECS Member States excel at 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards
  • SLASPA celebrates the success of the region’s first port showcase
  • SLHTA TEF hosts corporate mixer at inaugural SLASPA Port Showcase
  • St. Lucian professionals complete diversity training
  • Grenada seeks to strengthen sustainable agro-tourism policies
  • 35th Annual Miami Carnival features Rich Caribbean Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Young entrepreneurs pitch business ideas October 9th
  • Marigot Bay Resort & Marina to host ‘Kwéyòl En Mygo’
  • Sir Hilary: We need a new development paradigm for the 21st century
  • Snakebite at Anse-la-Raye – the facts, as they should have been presented
  • Author Loverly Sheridan returns for Buddy Bench campaigns
  • SMJ launches new low-sugar Busta Chill!
  • Taking carnival beyond together

Again a reminder to contribute, no matter how small to the GoFundMe initiatives for Nerdin St. Rose, and start a conversation on solutions to insurance for small businesses, keeping Cyprian Altenor/Canaries Bread in mind. 

— 
Bernard Fanis