Caribbean Business Report for 4th November 2019

Get updated on what is happening with business in St. Lucia. See the report below


Just a few more days before the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce hands out the St. Lucia Business Awards for 2019. Twelve major awards to be handed out. See the list of nominees in today’s CBR. The awards ceremony is on Saturday November 9th.
Businesses in Vieux-Fort will be holding their inaugural general meeting on Wednesday at the NSDC Centre – starting from 10:00am. And while we are in the south – see the ad in the CBR promoting a fundraiser for the Children’s Centre. Purchase tickets now in support.
Congratulations to Earlyka Frederick of St. Lucia for winning the Miss OECS Pageant – which was hosted in Dominica, after a twenty year absence.
And cricketer Kimani Melius will represent Emerging Players in the Colonial Medical Super50 tournament which is about to begin. Kimani will be the Vice-captain – he will also play for West Indies in the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. Congrats Kimani.
Don’t forget the West Indies Women’s Cricket T20 Team will play two matches in St. Lucia – November 9th and 10th – Saturday and Sunday – both matches start at 7:00pm. Your support is critical.
In the meantime here are this week’s headlines:

  • Who will win Business of the Year 2019? Unicomer or 1st National?
  • Southern Business Association holds inaugural AGM on Wednesday at NDSC
  • November is Business Month in St. Lucia
  • St. Lucia September arrivals, largest increase, peaks at 15%
  • SLASPA adds Hyster 450 H\D Series Forklift to its fleet
  • Caribbean Bankers trained in AML and Correspondent Banking
  • Government provides further VAT relief to local printers
  • RFHL closes acquisition of seven Scotiabank operations
  • Calabash TV’s coverage of the December Festivals
  • SLCSI meeting to discuss export possibilities for animation and film
  • Bay Gardens Resorts awarded St. Lucia’s First Green Globe Gold
  • Use of William Peter Boulevard by Holiday Taxi
  • St. Lucia at largest travel trade show in Canada
  • CARILEC line worker occupational standards upgrade facilities free movement
  • 1st International conference on Sargassum described as a success
  • US-Caribbean conclude $9.5m US dollar disaster resilience funding
  • Invest St. Lucia to showcase plans for south of St. Lucia
  • The Caribbean Urological Association met in St. Lucia
  • Ministry of Education’s study tour of Universities in Florida

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Do have a productive week.


Bernard Fanis