‘Rum Day The Rum Way’ At Pelican Next Week

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of the Sugar and Rum Festival 2018, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) will be promoting Barbadian rum and confectionery manufacturers on the lawns of Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown, next week. The event, called Rum Day The Rum Way, targets cruise ship passengers, long-stay visitors and Barbadians alike, and will be held on Thursday, February 15, from …

Tap Into Ingenuity To Create Global Brands

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadians have been reminded that with precious few natural resources to boast of, they must tap into their ingenuity to create businesses and brands that are competitive globally, and they have also been urged to manage the associated intellectual property. This advice came yesterday as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Sonia …

Workshop On Intellectual Property Assets

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Small and medium-sized enterprises will get the opportunity to learn more about managing their intellectual property. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in conjunction with the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC), will host a three-day workshop entitled Management of Intellectual Property (IP) Assets By Small And Medium Sized Enterprises, from Wednesday, January 24, to Friday, January 26. It will …

Statement From Barbados Investment & Development Corporation

bgis Top Stories

In the case where the Barbados Investment and Development and Corporation (BIDC) retired employees in accordance with the Statutory Boards (Pensions) Act, Cap. 384, the Court, in handing down its decision on December 20, 2017 considered the following: (a) The proper interpretation of Section 8(1) and (2) of the Statutory Board (Pensions) Act; (b) The proper exercise of the discretion …

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 …