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 …

Export Thrust Must Start At Company Level

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“The virtues of exporting, though wrapped up in the macro level, must be nurtured at the micro level.” This was underscored yesterday by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, as he addressed the graduation ceremony for representatives of 16 companies, who participated in the 2018 edition of the Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) held by the Barbados Investment and Development …

BIDC Lauded For Export Growth Strategy

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), has been lauded for “timely facilitating” programmes aimed at boosting the island’s export growth across China, Western Europe and Great Britain, North and Central America and Latin America. The recognition came yesterday as Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, acknowledged the role played by the BIDC’s Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) in helping …

BIDC’s Export Readiness Programme Graduation

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Sixteen companies from the manufacturing and services sectors have completed the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) four-month Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) and will receive their Certificates of Completion tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, at a graduation ceremony at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village. These companies can now boast of their readiness to trade beyond the shores of Barbados, having been imparted …

Team Esoteric Are Blue Flame Winners

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Team Esoteric is the winner of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) 2018 Blue Flame Challenge. Chief Judge, Stephen Savoury, made the announcement at the end of the final round of judging last Thursday when Esoteric, along with three other teams, presented artificial intelligence solutions to assist with exporting Barbadian products to the diaspora. The teams emerged victorious after …

Blue Flame Challenge Launch Tomorrow

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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

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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

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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 …