Caribbean Business Report for 7th September 2020 – The Zouks on FIRE

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Yes, it is BACK TO SCHOOL – in the COVID era. New realities and challenges will test our creativity and fortitude.

We’re expecting some rough weather this week, although the systems appear to be slightly north of us; both are tropical depressions, one likely to become a tropical storm Monday/Tuesday. As usual, make sure you are ready for winds, heavy rains, flooding and landslides.

The St. Lucia Zouks  are having a 2020 September to remember. So we are at the Semi-finals stage – but we need some help here from the Tallawahs as they come up against the Trinidad and Tobago Knightriders. We really need Andre Russel in a blaze of glory, just this once.

But first we have to get the better of Guyana’s Amazon Warriors – both semis take place tomorrow Tuesday. The Zouks match is at 5:30pm.

Congrats to INDIBET and Invest Saint Lucia as team sponsors. Much thanks to Roderick Cherry, Pinkley Francis and the team for making this a reality! The big final is on Thursday!

Today we celebrate Caribbean entrepreneurs – thanks to the OECS Commission and St. Lucian farmers – thanks to Taiwan and the Ministry of Agriculture.St. Lucian Leandra Peter is in the semi-finals! 
In the meantime, here are this week’s headlines: 

  • St. Lucian among 15 exciting Caribbean entrepreneurs in BMC semi-finals
  • Taiwan Technical Mission partners with IICA in Saint Lucia
  • Sandals Regency La Toc in St Lucia is open for business
  • The Business of Music Webinars series starts September 8th
  • Youth complete Entrepreneurial Training with SLYBT
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean to provide details of Walk for the Cure
  • OECS and Dove Productions sign Cinematography MOU
  • Up to €15,000 in grant funding available to CARIFORUM MSMEs
  • Local company has big plans for Mold Awareness Month
  • The Queen’s Chain Q&A
  • Caribbean Wellness Walk September 12 2020
  • Rotary Club Gros Islet hosts Saint Lucian poets
  • Amidst the crisis and fear, a passport to the future
  • Jade Mountain & Anse Chastanet Join Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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Do have a productive week.– 
Bernard Fanis