St. James South’s Awards Ceremony

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Thirty-five persons who have done outstanding work in the St. James South constituency will be honored this weekend at an award ceremony entitled: The Spirit of St. James South. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 21, at Bagatelle Great House, Bagatelle, St. Thomas, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The awards will be presented in several categories: sports, community …

Inniss Holds Talks With British Envoy

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is confident that following Brexit, Barbados’ relationship with Britain will become stronger. Mr. Inniss shared this view during a courtesy call with Britain’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas, at his Reef Road office. He explained that both countries shared a “very good relationship”, which would long be …

Gov’t Looking To Expand Rum Industry

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The Government of Barbados has initiated a project which is geared towards the expansion of the country’s rum industry. Word of this came from Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, on Monday, as he  delivered the feature address at a reception and tasting of Authentic Caribbean Brands. The event was hosted by the Directors of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers …

SBA To Host Members’ Meeting

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The launch of a $50 million fund to provide seed capital and grants to small businesses will be the focus of discussion, when the Small Business Association hosts a members’ meeting on Monday, February 27. It takes place at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister of Industry, …

Inniss: B’dos Must Become More Efficient

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A call has been issued for Barbados to become more efficient in receiving goods at its ports of entry. This came from Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, during a wide-ranging discussion with members of the Barbados Customs Brokers and Clerk Association over the weekend. Mr. Inniss pointed out that being more efficient was all part of the strategy to enhance competitiveness …

Barbados & Italy Looking To Deepen Ties

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Barbados and Italy are looking to deepen relations by collaborating on a number of projects. This was one of the points discussed when Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi, paid a courtesy call recently on Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, at his Reef Road office. During the wide-ranging discussions, both officials identified the fashion industry, namely marketing and design, …

Inniss: Earn & Save Foreign Exchange

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Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss has reiterated the need for Barbados to earn and save valuable foreign exchange wherever possible. Speaking last night at the official opening of the fully-renovated Platinum Motors, the new home of Honda Barbados on Fontabelle, Mr. Inniss stated that the island could no longer tax or borrow its way out of its circumstances but had to …

Barbados Yet To Foster Export Culture

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Barbados and the rest of the region have yet to foster an export culture. This concern was expressed recently by Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, during a courtesy call with the Head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Barbados, Daniela Tramacere, at his Reef Road office. Mr. Inniss stated that this country, as well as the Eastern Caribbean, have not …

Take Property Insurance More Seriously

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Barbadians need to have a greater sense of ownership of their future and their assets, says Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss. Mr. Inniss, who also holds responsibility for International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, shared this view while delivering the feature address at the Insurance Institute of Barbados’ 40th Annual Awards Ceremony and President’s Dinner last weekend at the …

Upgrade For Barbados’ Business Rating

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Barbados’ overall rating on implementing the standard on transparency and exchange of information has been upgraded from partially compliant to largely compliant. International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, made this disclosure today, as he addressed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ 23rd Annual Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Inniss stated that as a result of the upgrade, …