Training Boost For Local Garment Industry

bgis Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has secured over $100,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank, under the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, to provide training for persons within the Textile and Apparel sub-sector of Barbados. Sixteen persons, drawn from the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, the Barbados Vocational Training Board, and a cadre of …

BCIDA Workshop For Fashion Designers

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Fashion designers and those aspiring to become designers are invited to register for a one-day export readiness workshop being held by the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA). The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 31, and is being hosted by Fashion and Creative Consultant, Richard Mkoloma. Persons desirous of participating should present a fashion portfolio including samples of …

SJPI To Host Inaugural Fashion Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will host its first annual SJPI Fashion Week from Monday, April 16, to Saturday, April 21. The Division of Human Ecology will be coordinating the week, which will commence with an opening ceremony and climax on Saturday, April 21, with the grand finale – a runway show featuring the best pieces from the …

Italy Interested In Fashion Industry

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Italy is interested in working with Barbados in the fashion industry. This was disclosed recently by Italy’s special envoy to the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi, during a visit to Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, at her office in the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Serpi also disclosed that at present over 1000 businesses in …

Boost For Visual Arts & Fashion Sectors

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Barbados’ fashion and visual arts sectors will soon receive a further boost. This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, at the official launch of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)/Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) Project, entitled: Enhancing the Export Capacity of Cultural Entrepreneurs in Barbados, last Friday. The project is designed to improve the competitiveness and export-readiness of the …