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 …

Youth Must Be Rewired For Entrepreneurship

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Graduates preoccupied with finding a job on graduating from school, college or university, rather than creating their own job opportunities, have been told to rethink this ideology. This call came today from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the launch of the City of Bridgetown (COB) Credit Union’s Business Boot Camp, at its Corporate …

Government Encouraging Female Entrepreneurship

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government, cognizant of prevailing gender disparities, is encouraging female entrepreneurship on the island. This was underscored last Friday by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed celebrations to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, at Sandals Royal Barbados. Declaring that his mandate included building Barbados “from the bottom up” by creating new opportunities for the creation of …

Women Entrepreneurs Commended By Sutherland

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadian women who are affiliates of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) have been praised for their commitment to promoting entrepreneurship among women and promoting women in general. The accolades came last Friday as Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed celebrations to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, at Sandals Royal Barbados. “Your visible impact is of global …

Sutherland: Entrepreneurship Key To Recovery

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

What is needed in Barbados is the creation of an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal and perceptible, says Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. This view was shared by the Minister last Wednesday at the Annual General Meeting and Forum of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants’ (CICMC) Barbados Chapter, at the …

Small Business Minister: Work Hard & Dream Big

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Persons interested in becoming entrepreneurs have been advised to market their products locally, regionally and internationally. This advice came from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, on Saturday, as he officially opened the “Funding your Dream” Entrepreneurship Expo at The Glebe, St George. Outlining Government’s current structural adjustment programmes and the need to find creative ways to …