Prime Minister: Barbados Fully Open For Business

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados is fully open for business! This clear message came from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Wednesday evening, as she delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Kooyman Barbados, at its construction site at Kendal Hill, Christ Church. Ms. Mottley said Barbados had not yet reached the level it wanted to be at, but was certainly on the right …

Outreach To Ensure Better Communication

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The outreach efforts to be made this month by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, are all about ensuring effective communication with vendors, businessmen and consumers, who help to build out commerce on the island. Minister Sutherland emphasized this yesterday as he spoke with representatives of the media, following his first tour of Massy Stores, SuperCentre Warrens. …

St. George Expo At Crystal Gardens

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

In an effort to improve the livelihood of residents in St. George, as well as to widen economic enfranchisement and empower them, the St. George Parish Independence Committee will stage an Entrepreneurship Expo at month-end. The Expo, which is called Funding Your Dream, will be held on Saturday, September 29, under the patronage of Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, at Crystal Gardens, …

Barbadians Keen On Doing Business In China

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados’ presence in China has augured well for the island. This was emphasised yesterday by Director of Export at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), Marina Taitt as she addressed a seminar and networking session, planned by her organisation for a visiting delegation of Chinese Government and business officials, at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Centre, Bridgetown. Acknowledging that …

Latin America A Growing Market

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

With Latin America identified as one of the fastest growing markets for Barbados to do business with, the LatAm Inward Mission held earlier this week at Hilton Barbados attracted 11 service providers from Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and Venezuela. Director of Invest Promotions at Invest Barbados, Kenneth Campbell, speaking to media representatives on the margins of the event, expressed pleasure …

Call For Both Sectors To Operate 24/7

Joy-Ann Gill banner, Top Stories

Still concerned that the shopping experience in Barbados does not extend beyond the “usual eight-to-four operation”, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is once again urging stores to get on with making Barbados a 24/7 society. Speaking today at the official launch of Standard’s new store at Millhouse, Canewood, St. Thomas, Mr. Inniss stressed …

Single Window Registration Has Started

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public who will be conducting import and export transactions using the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW) are reminded that registration on the system has commenced. To register, persons should immediately log on to https://esw.gov.bb. Coordinator of the Barbados Competitiveness Programme, Terry Bascombe, said the BESW is for any person or business in Barbados involved in the import …