Government’s Strategic Objectives Outlined

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government does not only see education and skills as critical to the transformation of society and individuals, but the ownership of capital. This was stressed today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the UWI-Private Sector Consultation on Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships at the 3Ws Oval, Cave Hill, St. Michael. The minister was speaking …

Entrepreneurship A Viable Solution For Region

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Entrepreneurship, though not the panacea for challenges faced by regional youth, is appreciated as a viable solution for the increasing youth unemployment problem, poverty and poor living conditions seen among this vulnerable group. This was the underlying message sent by those addressing the launch of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) sponsored Train-the-Trainers workshop, a component of a regional project dubbed …

Praise For Entrepreneurial Efforts In Schools

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Entrepreneurial efforts within schools have been welcomed by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. Attending The Ellerslie School’s Entrepreneurship Extravaganza today, Mr. Sutherland told the school body: “As Minister responsible for entrepreneurship, I am extremely pleased to see how the leadership within our educational system, working in consort with the principals and management of our primary and …

Ellerslie Extravaganza Rich With Talent

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

There is a wealth of talent at The Ellerslie School. This was evident from the range of businesses which were on display at today’s extravaganza at the Black Rock, St. Michael School. Visitors got to see the business acumen of students in the areas of make-up artistry, nail and henna art, face painting, hairdressing, jewellery, culinary arts and pastries.  Others …

Entrepreneurship Extravaganza This Friday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Students of The Ellerslie School, at Black Rock, St. Michael, will display their entrepreneurial side, when the school stages its Entrepreneurship Extravaganza 2019 this Friday, March 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The aim of the event is for students to showcase their talents in a business development setting. It is expected to provide practical experiences for students in …

Sutherland: We Need To Engage At-Risk Males

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is making a plea for at-risk youth, especially males, to be given the necessary assistance to become entrepreneurs. Addressing the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus and PitchIt Caribbean, he shared the view that entrepreneurship in the region must …

Entrepreneurship Linked To Economic Development

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

If the region is to experience a trajectory of sustainable economic growth, urgent attention must be paid to promoting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for regional economic development. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, underscored this today, as he addressed the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill …

Training For Trust Loan Fund Clients

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Government is expected to roll out a four-week training programme for over 350 clients of the Trust Loan Fund Unit from next week. The first phase, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, will be conducted at the Small Business Association’s Building # 4, Harbour Industrial Estate, with courses to be held at various intervals during the day. It …

Sutherland To Meet Trust Loan Fund Clients

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Come next week five clients, who recently accessed funds from the Trust Loan Fund Unit, will have the opportunity to discuss their business ventures, gain much needed exposure and learn more about the Unit’s plans for them. This is when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, visits their various enterprises on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 11:00 …

FundAccess Committed To Entrepreneurship

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

FundAccess has stood and will continue to stand above the crowd in ensuring Government’s mandate in relation to entrepreneurship is realized. This assurance was given by Chairman of the Board of Directors, David Simpson, last Saturday night, as he addressed the Fund’s 20th Anniversary Awards and Dinner at the Accra Beach Resort. Acknowledging that the board and management and staff …