BMEX Opportune Time To Respond To Challenges

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The hosting of this year’s BMEX has been described by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as “especially opportune” given the challenges the island continues to experience. Speaking today at the official opening of the country’s premier manufacturing exposition at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Mr. Inniss said: “Notably, this occasion can be used …

Former BMA Head Praised For Service

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Retired Executive Director of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association (BMA), Bobbi McKay, has been praised for her “tireless, steadfast and unwavering support” of the island’s manufacturing sector. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, commended Ms. McKay today as he addressed the official opening of BMEX 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Extending gratitude on …

Barbados Treasures Relationship With India

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Barbados treasures its over 50 years of diplomatic ties with India. This was emphasised by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, during a recent courtesy call by India’s Minister of State for Law and Justice and Corporate Affairs, Shri P. P. Chaudhary, and a delegation at his office at Baobab Tower. Acknowledging that over …

No To Public Register For Beneficial Owners

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Barbados does not support a public register of beneficial owners of enterprises. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, emphasised this today as he addressed the opening of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Caribbean Conference at the Hilton Barbados Resort, on the theme: Fast Forward: Future Thinking. He stated: “As I have …

Message For World Intellectual Property Day

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Address by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, to mark the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day 2018. The Government of Barbados through the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office joins the world today, April 26 to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day under the theme “Powering Change, Women in Innovation and Creativity”. This year’s …

Seize Opportunities With Block Chain Technology

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Barbadians are being urged to open their minds to the phenomenal opportunities which blockchain technology and its associated products can bring. The encouragement came today from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) FinTech Seminar at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Acknowledging …

Approval Of Quality Policy To Benefit BNSI

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The National Quality Policy has been approved by Cabinet and should soon bring with it, the restructuring of the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI). This disclosure came earlier this week as Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss addressed the opening ceremony of the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for …

Inniss Suggests Bigger Private Sector Role

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has called on regional standards bodies to make greater use of the skills offered by the private sector. He made this suggestion while delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) …

Public Sector Accountants Must Be Respected

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Accountants in the public sector who obtained qualifications and designations from internationally recognised professional bodies came in for praise today, from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. Speaking at the start of the Public Sector Conference hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) at Hilton Barbados, Minister Inniss acknowledged that their …

MSMEs To Benefit From Grant Scheme

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Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, is satisfied that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to benefit from the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) new look Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS). The scheme, which comes under the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme, was launched today at Baobab Tower, and was hailed by the Minister as “innovative financing” critical …