Caribbean Business Report for 3rd May 2021

Good day and many thanks for your interest in the Caribbean Business Report – our weekly business e-newsletter. PDF attached or the CBR can be read at www.stluciafirst.com

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The State of Emergency will be extended by five more months this week. Covid-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon. So, again, remember that the protocols are still in effect – wash hands, sanitize, wear your mask in public and keep a social distance.
Cricket has returned to St. Lucia through the DREAM 11 – St. Lucia T10 Blast – broadcast LIVE on Calabash TV every day until May 14th from 12:30 when the first match will be played.

The Second match starts at 2:30 pm. So far the Progression Round has been going on – with Micoud and Soufriere joining the main group – today from 12:30 Gros Islet Canon Blasters takes on Choiseul Coalpots and at 2:30p Johnson Charles’ South Castries Lions takes on Daren Sammy’s Micoud Eagles.

All LIVE on Calabash TV from 12:30 and repeated at 8:00 tonight.

And a quick note about the 2021/22 Budget. A citizen’s guide to the budget has been created. Links and some details are in today’s report. Make some time to check it out and to find understand how the budget process works and what’s in there for you and your fraternity and community.

In the meantime here are this week’s business headlines.

  • Parliament seeks to extend State of Emergency by five months
  • 3D printing company wins Boost National Idea Pitch Competition
  • Box Park – next component of Castries Market redevelopment
  • Rica Guelian Jongué-Remy- called to the bar
  • Honey producers focus on certification
  • TEF donates six bicycles to RSLPF
  • OECS signs MOU with World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Food security alert in St. Vincent
  • Citizens Guide to the Budget
  • Celestial Self Development Centre to host Empowerment Series
  • Saint Lucia up for major accolades in the 28th Annual World Travel Awards
  • NFTO approves appointment of a 7-member board
  • The Caribbean and vaccine diplomacy
  • Security concerns of volcano evacuees
  • Antigua trying to get more girls into sailing
  • St. Kitts eases restrictions on vaccinated vacationers
  • Caribbean Airlines transports vaccines
  • St. Kitts CIP in top ten
  • OECS youth build digital business
  • Bitcoin ATMs not authorised in Antigua
  • Cruise tourism could return to Antigua in two months

Do have a progressive day. Stay safe.

Rgds
— 
Bernard Fanis