BIDC Long Service Employees Recognised

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Long serving staff of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) were awarded for their commitment during the organization’s Christmas luncheon. Administrative Officer, Ottley Cox-Burrowes, was rewarded for 40 years of service to the company, while Business Development Officer, Coral Taylor, was recognized for her 30 years. Ross Butcher and Sheraldine Brathwaite each received awards for 25 years of service. …

BIDC Must Be A Role Model For Public Sector

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) must serve as a role model for public sector agencies. This sentiment was expressed by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, while addressing the organisation’s recent Christmas luncheon. “The BIDC, by the nature of its mandate, must serve as a role model for public sector agencies – leading in the forefront …

Mix & Master Workshop For DJs

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Aspiring and experienced disc jockeys (DJs) who are interested in taking their craft internationally or to the next level are invited to attend a Mix and Master workshop hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). The three-day workshop will be held from Tuesday, December 4, to Thursday, December 6, at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Princess Alice …

Innovate Barbados Participants Win Trips

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Two lucky persons, who attended the recently concluded Innovate Barbados 2018 conference, won a trip to any COPA Airlines destination in the Caribbean or Central America compliments of that event’s sponsor, COPA Airlines. The winners are Kelly Johnally and Sabrina Greenidge. They were officially handed their tickets during a brief presentation on Tuesday at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation …

Innovate Barbados An All Round Success

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Director of National Partnerships (Airbnb), Janaye Ingram, speaking to the audience at Innovate Barbados 2018. (Photo courtesy of the BIDC) Innovate Barbados 2018 came to a close on Thursday, November 8, with Chairman of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), John Rocheford, deeming it a “successful and fantastic” event. The conference with its theme: Engineering New Connections, saw speakers …

New Initiatives Coming To Boost Economy

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is about to launch two new initiatives designed to reduce this island’s imports in key areas, increase exports and create high value jobs. This is according to Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, who gave the opening remarks at the third annual Innovate Barbados Conference, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre …

Innovate Barbados – Engineering New Connections

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Barbados’ biggest innovation conference – Innovate Barbados – will come off this week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) from November 7 to 8. The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), in collaboration with its industry partners, will host the event once again in the Flamboyant Room of the LESC on Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Over 300 participants …

BIDC Announces New Board Of Directors

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The Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) has a new board of directors. It will be chaired by John Rocheford, while Dean Straker will be his deputy. The other members are Peterjon Mapp, Davidson Ishmael, Margo Greene, Antoine Williams, Matthew Alleyne, Ishmael Huque, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of International Business and Industry (ex-officio), and a representative each of the Barbados …

Training Boost For Local Garment Industry

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has secured over $100,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank, under the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, to provide training for persons within the Textile and Apparel sub-sector of Barbados. Sixteen persons, drawn from the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, the Barbados Vocational Training Board, and a cadre of …

Entrepreneurs Urged To Enter ‘Race For Space’

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Barbadian entrepreneurs with innovative businesses have been encouraged to enter the 2018 Race for Space Competition. The annual contest is hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).  It seeks to reward the best innovative process, product or service with resources to accelerate their businesses. Entrants will have the chance to win one year of free operating space in …