New Music Incubator Launched

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the Barbados Incubator for Music Entrepreneurship Programme – an initiative that will add a new twist to the organisation’s incubator offerings. Chief Executive Officer of the BIDC, Sonja Trotman, made this disclosure today while addressing the official signing ceremony for the programme at the …

Call For Easier Access To SME Funding

Julie Carrington Top Stories

State agencies have been given a directive, to revisit their lending policies to make it easier for small businesses to access financial assistance that will ultimately lead to a growth of the sector. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development,  Donville Inniss, made this disclosure today while addressing the launch of the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Solar …

BIDC Export Programme To Be Expanded

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) Sonja Trotman has hinted that the Export Readiness Programme will be expanded to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of prospective exporters. She made the announcement on Tuesday while addressing an Export Readiness Programme graduation ceremony at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, St. Michael. She told the audience …

BIDC Lauded For Export Efforts

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Efforts by officials of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) to help businesses get export ready have not gone unnoticed by this country’s Minister of Industry, International Business and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. The Minister lauded the tremendous work done by the Corporation Tuesday while, addressing an Export Readiness graduation ceremony in the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Craft …

BIDC Pushing Local Brands

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

With BMEX 2017 set to begin on Friday, June 2, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is looking to push the Barbados brand in its overseas markets, by facilitating an inward mission of 11 buyers to participate in the showcase. The group, coming from Cuba, Panama, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and CARICOM, will arrive in Barbados …

BIDC To Hold Leather Workshop

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Persons interested in learning more about leather goods and the manufacturing process will be able to do so when the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) hosts an Advanced Leather Goods Fabrication Workshop. Starting this Saturday, April 29, the workshop will take place at Eastlanders Manufacturing Barbados Ltd, Vauxhall, Christ Church, and will last for 16 weeks. Classes will be …

National Seminar On Standards

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

A national seminar themed: Standards Build Trust, will be held next Monday, November 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Minister of Industry, International Business Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, will deliver the opening remarks. The seminar is being held to celebrate World Standards Day, which took place on …

Four Companies For Cuban Trade Fair

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

From Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, four local companies will be heading to Cuba to exhibit their products at the annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV). Sponsored by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the five-day trade fair is expected to attract companies from across the globe which produce a range of products and services. Participants will aim …

Intellectual Property Plan In The Pipe Line

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

The Government of Barbados has, with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization, formulated a National Intellectual Property Strategic Plan. And, according to Small Business Development Minister, Donville Inniss, this is aimed at enhancing institutional and capacity building through the realignment of intellectual property and related development policies. He made this disclosure recently at the official opening ceremony of …

Barbados Lagging In Innovation

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Despite ranking 37 out of 141 countries on the Global Innovation Index in 2015, Barbados still continues to lag in innovation. And, according to the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) Chief Executive Officer, Sonja Trotman, significantly more has to be done to create the enabling environment necessary to support the commercialisation of Barbadian innovations and the subsequent growth in …