Cooperation Vital Against Economic Challenges

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, who strongly believes that there is a need to come together and cooperate to address economic challenges, is touting the principles of the Co-operative Movement. This was made clear last Saturday as he addressed the launch of Co-op Mart, a five-week display of products and services that will occur each Saturday …

Sutherland: Co-Op Mart A Great Opportunity

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

An opportunity to come together, cooperate and create a diverse market of products and services is how the inaugural Co-op Mart, launched last Saturday, has been described by Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland. Addressing the ceremony at the Barbados Transport Co-operative Society Ltd., in Durants, Christ Church, Minister Sutherland said: “The concept of cooperatives coming together to showcase their respective …

Experience New Co-op Mart At Durants

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians and visitors alike are being urged to come out and experience the new Co-op Mart every Saturday in this month, and until January 12, 2019. The initiative is the brainchild of the Co-operatives Development Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Co-operatives Department of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, as it aims to heighten awareness about the …

Credit Unions Urged To Maintain Standards

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With the Financial Services Commission (FSC) currently conducting a comprehensive review of all FSC enabling legislation, to ensure a risk-based supervisory framework for the non-bank financial sector, credit unions are being urged to maintain established standards. This appeal came last Saturday night as Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the Barbados Cooperative & Credit Union League Ltd.’s 60th Anniversary Dinner …

Sutherland All For Credit Union Bank

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Small Business, Dwight Sutherland, will throw his support behind the establishment of a Credit Union Bank if it can offer a lower interest rate than the commercial banks, and push business on the island. He made this clear on Wednesday, as he addressed media representatives, following talks with members of the St. George Farmers’ Market Cooperatives Society Limited, …

Government Keen On Assisting Cooperatives

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The tour of the St. George Farmers’ Market Cooperative Society Limited and the Barbados Pig Farmers’ Marketing Cooperative Society were all aimed at determining how best Government could assist cooperatives across the island. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland said this recently when he met with representatives of these organisations. He pointed out that according to the …

Co-Operative Investment Fund Created

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Five co-operative organisations, including some credit unions, have taken a bold and historic step and created the Co-operative Investment Fund (CIF). This was revealed last Saturday by Chairman of the Co-operators’ Day 2018 Planning Committee, Oriel Doyle, as he addressed International Co-operators’ Day celebrations at Pelican Village on the Princess Alice Highway. Acknowledging that it was time for co-operatives to “turn …

Support For Growth & Expansion Of Co-operatives

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Co-operatives have been given the assurance that Government will aid their thrust towards expansion and growth. The commitment came last Saturday as Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed International Co-operators’ Day 2018 celebrations, hosted at Pelican Village on the Princess Alice Highway. Assuring members of Government’s support, Mr. Sutherland stressed it was his Ministry’s mission to …