Caribbean Business Report for 6th July 2020

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We have one single message today, and that is to support the rebranded “Love Saint Lucia” campaign. The only way we can deliver true economic growth is by making a conscious decision to support local industry, enterprise and creativity. 

We congratulate the Ministry of Commerce on this and welcome the decision by the Minister for Commerce to double-down on GOSL procurement policy to explore local markets FIRST before venturing elsewhere.  So let’s start today.

LIAT is turning into a tragedy, let’s hope our regional leaders surprise us by doing the right thing on LIAT and integration. 😁

In the meantime here are the headlines for this week.

  • “Love Saint Lucia” campaign launched
  • CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey
  • Final games of the Dream11 ST. LUCIA BLAST on Monday and Tuesday
  • JEB helping you embrace a world of accelerated change
  • The UWI among top 100 Universities’ ranking
  • Duty Free Concessions for taxi and minibus operators
  • Market vendors urged to keep standards high
  • Saint Lucia on UK “Travel Corridor” list for Quarantine Exemption
  • COVID-19 Pre-screening tent being built at HIA
  • Government of Saint Lucia Monroe College Scholarships
  • Pigeon Island National Landmark reopens
  • OECS launches of the SDM Business Model Competition Friday
  • Entrepreneur profile – Christal K. Oliver
  • Saint Lucia nominated for World Trade Promotion Organization (WTPO) Award
  • The European Union’s institutionalized racism and bullying
  • Caribbean Chambers of Commerce has a new president
  • Dominica hosts virtual Financial Management Workshop
  • Celestial Self Development Centre has gone virtual
  • PM Mottley: radical regional integration to fast-track economic growth
  • Regional leaders look elsewhere for Liat replacement
  • Six airlines seeking to fill the LIAT void
  • St. Kitts truckers assist single mothers
  • World Bank helps Dominica again with Covid-19 funds
  • Antigua’s Pineapple Beach Club is re-opening
  • Antigua eager to re-start horse-racing Grenada taking a more cautious approach to re-opening  

Do have a productive week. 
Bernard Fanis