Massy’s Investment In Barbados Lauded

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Industry and Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, has welcomed the growth and expansion of The Massy Group of Companies on the island and its continued expression of faith in the Barbadian economy. He expressed this yesterday at the grand re-opening ceremony of the Massy Stores Supermarket Sunset Crest. Minister Inniss said while nationalism was revered by some, and rightly so, as …

Community Ventures Improve Barbados

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The contribution of businesses in developing community ventures with social and environmental benefits is important for the resurgence of the Barbadian society and economy. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, stressed this recently, as he addressed the Grand Re-opening ceremony of the Massy Stores Supermarket Sunset Crest. Noting that this was significant as the …

Inniss: Economic Model Outdated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, believes Barbados’ economic model is outdated, though it has served the country well. Addressing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, he said: “Over the past 50 years or so, Barbados’ growth and development have been based on …

Services A Viable Career Opportunity

Joyanne Kelly Top Stories

This year’s participants at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference have been urged to see the provision of services as an opportunity to serve when thinking of charting their career paths. The appeal came today from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the ICAB event at the …

Industry Minister: EPA Agenda Undone

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has proffered the view that some of the challenges currently being faced by countries taking advantage of opportunities under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) stem from a lack of political will. He made this observation while addressing a two-day Closeout Workshop CSME and EPA Standby Facilities for Capacity …

Inniss: Business Continuity Plans Vital

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Recovery costs after a natural disaster strikes can run into billions of dollars and a government minister is advising all businesses to have an up-to-date business continuity plan to recommence economic activity as soon as possible. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, expressed this view today, while addressing the Barbados Employers’ Confederation one-day Business …

Stronger Ties For Barbados & Italy

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The exchange of instruments of ratification between Barbados and Italy to effectively conclude a Double Taxation Agreement was among the highlights of a visit to Barbados by Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi. Ambassador Serpi and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, officially exchanged the instrument, which was first signed in August …

Small Business Sector Are Change Agents

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Cognisant of the tremendous role the small business sector can play in leading this island’s economic revolution, Minister of Commerce, Donville Inniss, is challenging the sector to do more than just survive. Speaking during the Small Business Association’s (SBA’s) awards and reception at Radisson Aquatica Resort last weekend, Mr. Inniss reminded members of the sector that they were the agents …

Respect Struggles Of Small Businesses

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Many persons are unaware of the severe challenges small businesses face to stay afloat but this country’s Minister of Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is calling for a greater appreciation of the struggles they experience. Addressing the Small Business Association’s (SBA) awards ceremony and reception at Radisson Aquatica Resort, the Minister said Barbadians were not aware of the “struggles to pay …

SBA Reps To Sit On Government Boards

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Small Business Association (SBA) will have the opportunity to sit on a number of boards which fall under the Ministry of Industry to ensure that the voices of micro, small, and medium enterprises are heard. Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss, made this pledge to the SBA last Saturday while delivering the feature address at the Association’s awards ceremony and …