Caribbean Business Report for 8th March 2021 – Happy Women’s Day

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It is International Women’s Day and so we celebrate women and their contribution to our very existence. 

The Ministry of Commerce is celebrating women in construction – three of them are featured in today’s edition. Also featured is a writer, an international lawyer, quality assurance and a movie studio director in California.

Of course it is also a time of reflection – on the women we’ lost to violence. There must be more constructive and attitude-altering dialogue on the continuing critical issue of domestic violence, rape and murder of women. All need critical attention from the family, the church, schools, clubs, national institutions, the creative industry and the world of business – through marketing, advertising and social media.

How women are portrayed is just as critical. Respect, appreciation and equal opportunity in all endeavors from sports to business.

In the meantime, here are this week’s business headlines:

  • International Women’s Day
  • Canada pledges C$81.8M as replenishment for CDB’s development fund
  • CDB approved US$536.6 million in loans and grants in 2020
  • Sherline Montoute publishes “UNIQUE ME”
  • The look of the dive sites of the future
  • History and a tribute to slavery
  • Antiguan appointed studio director on California
  • Caribbean Export – EU provides financial assistance for SMEs
  • Gordon Butch Stewart honored by Saint Lucia
  • St. Lucian among experts offering free legal advice to UK construction companies
  • Ross Cadastre talks about talent acquisition challenges
  • Job opportunity at Employers Federation
  • IDB $3.5 billion to help Caribbean sustainably recover
  • Just a few hours to Visual Arts Biennial Accelerator deadline
  • Mkabi Walcott –advisor to Institution of Public Administration [Canada]
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • Taiwan sets up new irrigation system in Micoud and Dennery
  • $18,000 from J.E. Bergasse for social development programmes
  • BOOST announces seven NIPC finalists
  • Love Saint Lucia campaign – video competition is open
  • Gros Islet Waterfront Redevelopment Project about to Commence

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Bernard Fanis