DJs Must See Profession As A Business

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“Take your craft to the next level!” This is the advice of Business Development Officer at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), Allan Lange, to local disc jockeys (DJs), who participated in a Mix and Master Workshop held at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, The City. The three-day event was designed to equip DJs with skills to fine-tune their …

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 …

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 …

Three Businesses To Join Havana Trade Expo

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The Barbados Investment and Development Cooperation (BIDC) is assisting three Barbadian companies to exhibit and promote their products and services at FIHAV 2018, a multi-sector trade expo held in Havana, Cuba. The three companies are: Choo’s Enterprises, Valencia Ltd, and ENTEC Solar Electrical Systems Inc. They will exhibit from Monday, October 29, to Friday, November 2, in the Caribbean Pavilion …

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 …