MSMEs To Benefit From Grant Scheme

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, is satisfied that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to benefit from the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) new look Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS). The scheme, which comes under the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme, was launched today at Baobab Tower, and was hailed by the Minister as “innovative financing” critical …

Women Have Key Role In Entrepreneurship

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has made it clear that there are no regulatory or legislative controls in place hindering women from establishing their own business. She made this position known while delivering opening remarks during the launch of Caribbean Export’s Women Empowered through Export (WE Xport) initiative at the Hilton Barbados Resort today. Senator …

Agreement Signed With C’bean Export

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Barbados has signed on to a Host Country Agreement with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to receive support for private sector development. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, recently signed the agreement in the Ministry’s conference room, Culloden Road. Senator McClean stated that she was very …

Praise For Caribbean Export Agency

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Caribbean Export Development Agency is dedicated to expanding the 11th European Development Fund’s (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme so as to ensure that more Caribbean firms can successfully export their products to an increasing number of countries. This assertion came from Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Caribbean Export, Cecile Humphrey, who is also the Permanent Secretary …

Focus On Improving Business Facilitation

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is actively exploring ways of improving business facilitation and this country’s competitiveness. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he delivered remarks at the launch of the 11th European Development Fund’s (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, earlier today, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said that small open developing countries needed to earn foreign …