Minister Pledges Support For Young Entrepreneurs

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, believes that innovation and entrepreneurship are powerful tools which can birth wealth and create opportunities for a wide cross section of Barbadians, especially vulnerable youth. He made this disclosure at the recent graduation ceremony for the “Business Labs Presentations 2018”.  Business Labs is an intensive three-week training programme put on by the …

Barbadian Entrepreneurs Must Be Acknowledged

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The contribution of Barbadian entrepreneurs to national development must not be allowed to go unnoticed. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, emphasised this last weekend, as he delivered a speech at the launch of the St. George Parish Project. It was coordinated by the St. George Parish Independence Committee and held on the grounds of St. George …

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 …

Youth Minister Meets British Envoy

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Ministry of Youth is keen on partnering with the British High Commission to spearhead a youth entrepreneurship summit that would allow young entrepreneurs from the two countries to network. This was stated by Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, when British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, paid him a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Sky Mall location. During …

BIDC Lauded For Export Efforts

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Efforts by officials of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) to help businesses get export ready have not gone unnoticed by this country’s Minister of Industry, International Business and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. The Minister lauded the tremendous work done by the Corporation Tuesday while, addressing an Export Readiness graduation ceremony in the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Craft …

Jones: Entrepreneurship The Way To Go

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The days of being told to “learn and look for a job” are over. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, emphasised this today as he addressed the “Wrap Up Session” of a three-month incubation programme facilitated by the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship programme (CTEP) at the Accra Beach Hotel. Mr. Jones said: “We have to infuse in our student populations, from as early …

Lashley: Government Doing Its Part

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, is convinced that the systems set up by Government for the development of the youth are working. Mr. Lashley made this statement recently during the launch of the electronic health records management application, Med Regis HER, which was created by graduate of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) Programme, Dale Trotman. Mr. Lashley stated that he was …

Become Risk Takers Says Industry Minister

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

In order to create a higher number of entrepreneurs throughout the region, its citizens need to become risk takers. Minister with responsibility for Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, made this comment this morning at the opening ceremony of a two-day seminar entitled: Entrepreneurship – Towards the Creation of an Entrepreneurial-Driven Economy – Demystifying the Journey, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford …