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Businesses urged to prepare for We Gatherin’ 2020

As Barbados gears up to host several major events next year for the highly touted We Gatherin’ 2020 celebrations, micro and small business operators are being encouraged to position themselves to take full advantage of opportunities that will be presented. With the island expecting an increase of more than 200,000 arrivals for the celebrations scheduled […]

Importance of small businesses highlighted

Minister of Small Business Dwight Sutherland believes small businesses have what it takes to pull countries out financially when in a recession. He spoke Sunday at an anniversary service as the Small Business Association launched Small Business Week 2019 at Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St Michael. “This administration that I am a part of; this […]

Businesses in Barbados can benefit from China

The time for businesses to learn and benefit from China is now! This was emphasized recently by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he, along with a ministry team, met with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, at the Warren’s Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael. Recalling […]

MedRegis wins Barbados leg of Entrepreneurship World Cup

Founder and CEO of digital system, MedRegis, Dale Trotman has emerged winner of the first ever Entrepreneurship World Cup to be held in Barbados. He won a prize pack valued at US$500,000 and became one of 10 fully sponsored global finalist to participate in the global competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year. Trotman […]

Growth of cooperative movement continues

The Barbadian cooperative movement continues to grow, according to Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. He was speaking on Saturday at the celebrations for International Day of Cooperatives at Church Village Green, Central Bank of Barbados when he disclosed that there were 59 cooperatives in Barbados, which span a plethora of industries […]

Beekeeping can get economy buzzing

Beekeeping has been identified by Government as a sector to generate wealth and create employment opportunities for the youth, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir said The Minister’s reports came while delivering the opening address at the Beekeeping Forum hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Barbados Apiculture Association at Gall Hill […]

Positive message for youth as Sabga Caribbean Awards is hosted in Barbados

Barbados’ first hosting of the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence, and the announcement of social activist Corey Lane as a 2019 Laureate in Public & Civic Contributions, is a timely reminder to Barbadian youth of their potential for positive contribution to Country and Caribbean. Programme Director, Maria Superville-Neilson said the Awards upcoming on […]

Financial system too dependent on commercial banks – Persuad

By Anesta Henry Barbados’ financial system is too dependent on commercial banks, unbalanced, narrow, and not good at mobilizing domestic savings for domestic investment, Professor Avinash Persuad said. The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Investment and Financial Services holds the view that a heavy dependence on the banks must change, if the economy is to grow, […]

Gov’t committed to helping small businesses – Sutherland

Government will be giving “front-burner status” to small businesses as it encourages the build out of entrepreneurship across the island. Word of this from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland who welcomed the opening of the Dollar Smart Discount store in St Patricks, Christ Church on Friday. Sutherland said it was Government’s […]

More youths becoming entrepreneurs

The eighth cohort of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation and FLOW (BEF/FLOW) $20 challenge highlighted that more of the island’s youth are exploring opening their own businesses. The Student Market Place, held at the Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, was buzzing with activity. Some 60 businesses from 110 students of 17 schools set up shop for the event. […]

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Sutherland calls for curriculum reform in schools

As Barbados’ economy undergoes a transformation, the minister responsible for Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce says there’s a need for curriculum reform in schools. Minister Dwight Sutherland was speaking Friday at the City of Bridgetown Cooperative Credit Union, Lower Broad Street Bridgetown headquarters during the launch of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme. The programme is hosted […]

Jordan appeals to self-employed people to make NIS contributions

The Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations has made an urgent appeal for self- employed individuals to make their payments to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Colin Jordan made the special call as he delivered the keynote address at the fifth NIS GEM Awards ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Saturday evening. Jordan, […]

Entrepreneur launches medical records app

Barbadian entrepreneur Dale Trotman has launched an innovative app that he believes can revolutionize health records management, not only in Barbados but across the Caribbean. Speaking during the official launch of MedRegis EHR last Friday, he said he had been working over the past five years to ensure the app, which will enable medical professionals to move […]

CARIFTA – Day 3- Rock wins second medal

Roneldo Rock won Barbados’ tenth medal with a bronze in the Under-18 Boys 800m at the CARIFTA games. This is Rock’s second bronze medal. He also finished third in the Under-18 Boys 1500m.

More females starting their own businesses

With the rate of unemployment on the rise, the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) says there is a noticeable gender divide in terms of the increased number of aspiring entrepreneurs turning to the youth development organization for help in starting up their own businesses. General Manager Cardell Fergusson reported that over the past two years […]

YES focuses on agri-business

Create, innovate and make it happen! This is the theme of this year’s Camp Enterprise put on by the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES), promoting agri-business. The YES Manager, Selma Greene told Barbados TODAY the summer camp, which is now in its eighth year, also promotes self-employment as a viable career option. However, the focus this […]

Barbadian craft displayed

Local artisans displayed their work today at the annual Crop Over Craft Works. The event, which is in its third year, was held at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. Under the tag line ‘Design Innovation and Creativity’ Barbadians from all walks of life got the opportunity to display their talent in areas such as […]