Good day and many thanks for taking the time to read this week business reports. PDF can be view hereCBR_issue_569
We’re still under curfew here in St. Lucia and many businesses remain closed as St. Lucia and the world tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The only known way to do so is by staying at home and social distancing and now highly recommended, wearing a mask in public.
Please take these instructions seriously as St. Lucia’s health care system already stretched with a regular demand on its services in unable to cope with additional pressure. Five to 10 serious cases can easily overwhelm our health facilities. So precaution and prevention – are way better in the absence of a cure.
As we enter a period of business unusual -our stories are reflecting more of our COVID-19 realities than anything else. The more we self-isolate the better our chances of returning to some form of normalcy – whatever the new normal will be. No one knows exactly when as yet, but as her Majesty has promised, ‘better days will return’.
In the meantime we commend the private sector for stepping up in this moment of crisis to help in the fight against Covid-19. The latest initiative was by Massy Stores St. Lucia and St. Vincent donating US$100,000 towards the purchase of ventilators.
A lot more help is needed so don’t hesitate to reach out to the OECS or any other agency assisting in the fight.
For now here are this week’s headlines.
Again, stay home, wear a mask if you have to venture outside and protect your loved ones.
Do have a healthy week.