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 …

Local Children’s Charity Receives $40, 000 Donation

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Variety – The Children’s Charity of Barbados was today presented with a cheque for BDS $40,000 from the UPS Foundation. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, in accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity, expressed gratitude for their “good corporate citizenry”, noting it would help to improve the lives of children who are …

Barbados Must Go Beyond Traditional Diplomacy

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Barbados’ economic development path must go beyond traditional diplomacy, while still utilising diplomacy as a major tool for economic development. This was emphasised recently by International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, when he met with the island’s newly-appointed envoys, François Jackman, the resident Ambassador to China and Joy-Ann Skinner, Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU), for a briefing session …

Inniss: Don’t Complain, Look For Opportunities

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Barbados’ task is not just to sit, quarrel and complain about what others like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are proposing; rather, it is to look and examine the opportunities. International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, underscored this point today, as he addressed the consultation with the OECD on Legislative Changes relating to Action 5 and the Forum …

Creating A Vibrant Int’l Business Environment

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Barbados’ approach to growing and developing its international business sector and financial sector has never been passive. This was intimated today by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the consultation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Legislative Changes relating to Action 5 and the Forum on Harmful Tax …

Barbados Compliant With IP Rights Protection

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Barbados is well-established in the international framework of intellectual property rights protection, thanks largely to the work of the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO). This was intimated recently by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, at the opening of a two-day workshop on Brand Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement conducted by …

Inniss: New Approach To Halt Counterfeiting

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A multifaceted response to intellectual property rights infringements or counterfeiting is being recommended by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, amid growing threats to Barbados. Speaking at the start of a two-day workshop on Brand Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement held today by the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) at Baobab …

Crumbz Bakery Praised For Engaging Employees

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Enterprising business owner Curtis Todd has been lauded for his vision, dedication and sterling leadership that has seen his company, Crumbz Bakery, reap success over its five-year existence. The praise came recently from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the annual awards ceremony of the company at the 3W’s Oval, University …

Invest Monies In Small & Medium Enterprises

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While there are fundamental issues Government will have to address to help small and medium-sized businesses overcome their challenges, the State cannot do it alone. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, emphasised this recently, as he addressed the annual awards ceremony of Crumbz Bakery at the 3W’s Oval, University of the West Indies, Cave …

Two-Day Workshop On Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property (IP) Brand Protection and Enforcement Training will be the topic of a two-day workshop being planned by the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) this week. Scheduled to be held from Thursday, January 18 to Friday, January 19, at Baobab Tower, it will cater to 35 participants including officers in the Royal Barbados Police Force, Customs Department, …