Caribbean Business Report for 9th November 2020

Good day and many thanks for your interest in this week’s edition of the Caribbean Business Report [PDF attached] or can be downloaded at www.stluciafirst.com

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Well, the voting is over in America but the drama isn’t – after all it is a reality show. But the transition begins. Let’s hope, with winter will come a chill. Maybe we do need that ‘coldest year on record’ to match the ‘hottest year on record’. We’ll see.

Parliament meets tomorrow – see details in today’s CBR. ARC+ is underway, with over 20 boats sailing to Cape Verde, and after a short break will head to Rodney Bay Marina.

Sadly our Covid-19 cases are on the rise; a reminder that protocols are there for a good reason. But unfortunately quite a few of us are ignoring them, at the expense of our health services and the economy. And please ensure that all  mosquito breeding sites are eliminated – especially those in abandoned buildings or on construction sites etc. Remember we have actually lost lives to Dengue fever this year -at least three, so take this seriously!

  • House meets Tuesday to guarantee $202.5M HIA redevelopment loan
  • Join the Women Entrepreneurship Congress 2020 November 19th
  • National Trust announces visitor Covid-19 schedule for Pigeon Island
  • Community spread causes delay in launching collection points
  • Appointments needed to clear personal effects from November 4th
  • LUCELEC begins cabling work for solar farm battery storage
  • Digicel scoops award for work with Special Needs
  • ECCB engages financial institutions November 12th
  • Chamber seeks to enhance resilience of SMMEs to hazards
  • NCPC seeks comment on legislation to help small business
  • Pay direct to LUCELEC with MYACCOUNT
  • ARC 2020 is happening but under Covid-19 protocols
  • Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa re-opens
  • Farm The Future conference November 20th. Register now
  • 25 Caribbean chefs unite for a virtual Christmas celebration
  • New agricultural technology platform piloted with Massy Stores
  • Employers’ Federation holds 59th AGM on November 12th

 Do have a very productive week, but remember the Covid-19 protocols.

Rgds

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Bernard Fanis