Caribbean Business Report for 9th March 2020

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It comes as the world gets increasingly nervous and preoccupied with the Coronavirus and its widespread implications and impacts on social life and business in particular. Please be familiar with the recommended protocols. The Chamber of Commerce is continuing its engagements with the relevant Ministries and so to SLASPA which has already established response plans for such medical emergencies and scenarios.
It’s Women’s Month – March 8th was International Women’s Day – suppose a lot of the official events will take place this week. Congratulations to those being celebrated. We are reporting on an interesting study that finds that bias against women is still prevalent in the workplace. Read the article in today’s CBR.In the meantime here are this week’s business headlines:

  • Chamber wants Ministry of Commerce to better explain impact of Article 164
  • Chamber discusses the coronavirus: COVID-19 today at 3:30pm
  • Trade and environment high on SLASPA/IMO regional workshop
  • SLASPA collaborates with the Ministry of Health to mitigate risks of COVID-19
  • Xerox® DocuShare® leads 2020 Enterprise Content Management Grid® Report
  • Register now for ECSE Certification workshop and exam from March 18
  • World Bank assisting with digital transformation of the ECCU
  • EC Supreme Count launches its E-litigation Portal in Montserrat
  • Piton Malta aids St. Lucia Crisis Center
  • OECS Commission Awards 21 Scholarships to citizens of Member States
  • Vote NOW! St. Lucia nominated for Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Training for First Hoop Greenhouse in the south
  • Caribbean Export leveraging EU support for private sector growth in 2020
  • Schools’ Science and Technology Fair March 18th – 20th at Derek Walcott Square
  • Boys Training Centre to benefit from TOGS today
  • Entrepreneurial Agri-women to graduate this week
  • Vincentian Kimya Glasgow launches first signature fragrance in the Caribbean
  • Garey Mathurin appointed coach of national cricket team
  • ‘Kick It Destiny’ developing world class pool of girls’ football talent
  • Carnival Cruise Lines explains why it skipped St. Lucia
  • Reflections on International Women’s Day
  • Use more mesh screens to avoid virus
  • Unicomer Ltd donates sound system to Junior Achievement
  • Real Foods supports Junior Achievement
  • West Indies Oil Co. and Rubis supply aircraft fuel
  • PM calls for more locals in banking sector
  • Study finds bias against women in business

Do have a productive week.
 — 
Bernard Fanis