Caribbean Business Report for 5th August 2019

This week’s Caribbean Business Report 

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Good day, thanks for your interest in the Business Report.Its the Pan Am Games – and St. Lucia is represented in a number of disciplines. Of course our Most Decorated Athlete Levern Spencer is defending her high jump title. St. Lucia is involved in sailing, javelin, high jump and some other events. Our Under-15 Footballers are in Miami – so let’s wish them the best as well.
A reminder that nominations are open for the St. Lucia Business Awards, with an orientation exercise this week on the 8th of August. Nomination deadline is August 30th. The first step to eliminating Styrofoam and single use plastics has begun. It is now illegal to import Styrofoam – saw some styrofoam in waterways in Soufriere and Anse-la-Raye over the past few days…so let’s hope by this time next year – that will be a thing of the past. Details in today’s CBR.
Now for the plastics. 
In the meantime, here are our headlines.

  • Styrofoam and plastics importation ban now in effect
  • Business Awards Orientation workshop Thursday August 8th  
  • Chamber’s “Access to Finance” MSME training begins August 20th
  • ECCB launches new debt portal
  • Hoteliers discuss new Head Tax
  • Fishermen to benefit from post-disaster insurance coverage
  • Guadeloupe is to host International Sargassum Expo in October
  • Digicel launches social media and commerce platform by Fastforward.ai
  • Recycling could earn you Massy Loyalty points
  • New sports channel for FLOW TV
  • Demand for more natural cosmetics boost export of Caribbean oils
  • Youth Business Trust to host training for young entrepreneurs in September
  • Saint Lucia offers Worry-Free Holiday Guarantee Programme
  • SLASPA unveils new website and launched Port Showcase
  • Client insights from Export Saint Lucia
  • Antillia Brewery on relationship with Export Saint Lucia
  • Boo Hinkson on music and export
  • Canelle Farms talks export
  • Seamoss farmers finding export markets
  • SLHTA holds AGM and Linkages Expo August 30th 2019

Do have a productive week. There are some storms around – so clear drains, get insured, be prepared. Do have a productive week


Bernard Fanis