Blue Flame Challenge Launch Tomorrow

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) Blue Flame Challenge will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 19, in Building No. 2 Harbour Industrial Estate, St Michael, at 9:00 a.m. This year’s Challenge will be a 36-hour Hackathon, and will see persons with technical, creative and business skills working together on the real-life challenge of connecting Barbados’ products and services with …

BIDC’s Hackathon To Connect Diaspora

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Blue Flame Challenge was launched with the hope that it will help Barbados develop better markets wherever its diaspora exists. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), Sonja Trotman, emphasised this as she spoke to media representatives following the launch of this year’s challenge known as the Hackathon, on Monday at the Bagnall’s Point …

Blue Flame Hackathon To Launch July 9

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Blue Flame Challenge, one of the signature segments of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) annual Innovate Barbados Conference, will be launched next week. This year’s Blue Flame Challenge will take the form of a Hackathon, where participants will work together in teams to solve the real-life challenge of connecting Barbados’ products and services with the diaspora. The …

Are You Up For The Blue Flame Challenge?

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Blue Flame Challenge is on and once again the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is seeking individuals who are solutions-oriented. One of the signature segments of the BIDC’s Innovate Barbados Conference, the Blue Flame Challenge will this year put three challenges up for examination and resolution. Interested candidates have until month-end to apply as an individual or a …

Stronger Cyber Security Paramount

Nya Phillips Top Stories

An appeal has gone out to Barbados and the region to strengthen their cyber security, especially in light of the recent introduction of the cyber security legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by the European Union. It came from Business Development Officer at the Caribbean Israel Centre for Cyber Defense (CICCD), Daidre Leacock, during a press conference at the …

BIDC Support For Three Films At BMEX 2018

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Three local films have received the support of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) and will be showcased to the general public this weekend during BMEX 2018, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The trio Unusual Suspects, Panama Dreams and Once Upon A Time in Ichirouganaim are all part of the BIDC’s Bimflix …

BIDC Clients Part Of BMEX 2018

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Companies sponsored and supported by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) will be participating in this year’s BMEX through a number of initiatives reflecting the theme for BMEX 2018: “Bajan… Fuh Real!” BMEX comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre from Friday, May 18, to Monday, May 21. Using the sub-theme: Barbados to the World, BIDC will seek …

BIDC To Host Buyers Brunch

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) annual Buyer’s Programme Brunch will be held this Thursday, May 17, at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Centre, from 9:30 a.m. Ten regional and international buyers are expected to be in attendance this year. They include representatives from the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Antigua, Martinique, Suriname and the United Kingdom. At the …

Lashley Urges Radio Stations: Play Bajan Music

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

One Government Minister has urged local radio stations to play more local music. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this plea recently when he gave the feature address at the opening of the Cultural Ambassadors Recording Centre at #16 Pelican Village, Bridgetown. “It is a fact that music production and output have increased at an unprecedented rate over the last …

China Learns About Doing Business In Barbados

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

China is welcome to do business on the island! This was the clear message sent recently by Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invest Barbados, Sandra Payne to a visiting delegation of Chinese Government and business officials attending a seminar and networking session, hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). The event was held at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, …