St. James South’s Awards Ceremony

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Thirty-five persons who have done outstanding work in the St. James South constituency will be honored this weekend at an award ceremony entitled: The Spirit of St. James South. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 21, at Bagatelle Great House, Bagatelle, St. Thomas, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The awards will be presented in several categories: sports, community …

Inniss Holds Talks With British Envoy

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is confident that following Brexit, Barbados’ relationship with Britain will become stronger. Mr. Inniss shared this view during a courtesy call with Britain’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas, at his Reef Road office. He explained that both countries shared a “very good relationship”, which would long be …

Entrepreneurs Told To Look Beyond B’dos

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Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, has reiterated his call for budding entrepreneurs to look beyond these shores and to try their hand at conquering the global market place. Speaking this morning at Ten, an Entrepreneurial Network Caribbean Start up Summit at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Mr. Inniss contended that settling for conquering the local market alone should no longer be …

Gov’t Looking To Expand Rum Industry

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The Government of Barbados has initiated a project which is geared towards the expansion of the country’s rum industry. Word of this came from Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, on Monday, as he  delivered the feature address at a reception and tasting of Authentic Caribbean Brands. The event was hosted by the Directors of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers …

Inniss: Focus On Global Market

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Barbados cannot develop its economy and create more entrepreneurs if businesses limit their thinking and market to just this island alone. In fact, according to Commerce Minister Donville Inniss, the country needs to enhance its competitiveness and the export orientation of its firms as a prerequisite to maximising Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-related market access opportunities. He made these comments on …

Small Businesses Building The Economy

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Small and medium-sized businesses are quietly and steadfastly making a formidable difference in the transformation of Barbados’ economy and society. Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, made this point today as he addressed the opening of the 17th Rubis gas station, located on Fontabelle, St. Michael. Lauding the initiative, Mr. Inniss stated that the newly located facility would play a meaningful part …

Give Bankrupted Businesses A Second Chance

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The Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development is currently reviewing insolvency and bankruptcy legislation in order to give businesses a second chance without significant harm to creditors. This disclosure came today from Minister, Donville Inniss, as he delivered the feature address at Spark Global Business Caribbean’s seminar on Fuelling the leadership pipeline, at the Radisson Aquatica …

Continued Challenges For Small Economies

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Commerce Minister Donville Inniss is of the opinion that too many small economies continue to be challenged due to their “narrow-minded” perspective on competition and the unsustainable size and influence of the State apparatus. He made these comments last Friday at the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 13th annual lecture on Competition Policy and Economic Development – Is there a link …

SBA To Host Members’ Meeting

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The launch of a $50 million fund to provide seed capital and grants to small businesses will be the focus of discussion, when the Small Business Association hosts a members’ meeting on Monday, February 27. It takes place at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister of Industry, …

Inniss: B’dos Must Become More Efficient

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A call has been issued for Barbados to become more efficient in receiving goods at its ports of entry. This came from Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, during a wide-ranging discussion with members of the Barbados Customs Brokers and Clerk Association over the weekend. Mr. Inniss pointed out that being more efficient was all part of the strategy to enhance competitiveness …