New Legal Metrology Act Soon

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A new Legal Metrology Act should be in place by the end of this financial year. This was revealed on Wednesday by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the 34th Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), at the Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. While speaking to a number of …

CROSQ’s Successes Acknowledged

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The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has been congratulated on the successful implementation of the “Technical Barriers to Trade” component of the 10th EDF programme. The praise came on Wednesday from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the 34th Meeting of CROSQ, at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. While also recognizing …

NQIs Important To Region’s Economy

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, believes to expand international trade, countries cannot underestimate the importance of adopting and implementing internationally recognized and accepted metrology, accreditation, standardization, and quality practices. He was addressing the 34th Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) today, at the at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. Minister Sutherland …

Entrepreneurs Urged To Reach Out To Young Men

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With entrepreneurial ventures increasing across the island, Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland has called on owners to include more males in their businesses. This appeal came on Sunday, as he officially declared open TodaMart Inc., a minimart co-owned by Grafton and Dale Haynes, located next to Bethel Pentecostal Church, at Drax Hall, St. George. Acknowledging that the venture had much …

Sutherland Welcomes Entrepreneurial Venture

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The opening of a new mini-mart in St. George has been described as “what can result when love, hard work and a Christian resolve is poured into an entrepreneurial venture”. This is how Sunday’s opening of TodaMart Inc. was viewed by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. Addressing a brief ceremony at the adjacent Bethel Pentecostal Church, …

Managing Standards Projects Can Be Beneficial

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Representatives of national standards bureaus (NSBs) across the region have been urged to seize opportunities to learn more about managing national standards development projects and programmes, as this would prove beneficial to country and self. The appeal came on Tuesday from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Regional …

Co-operatives’ Initiative Not Just For Barbados

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“It is a pioneering initiative not only for Barbados, but for the entire Caribbean.” That’s how the newly-launched Cooperative Investment Fund was described by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, last Friday night, as he addressed the launch ceremony, at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church. Minister Sutherland said: “The importance of such an …

Entrepreneurship A Viable Solution For Region

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Entrepreneurship, though not the panacea for challenges faced by regional youth, is appreciated as a viable solution for the increasing youth unemployment problem, poverty and poor living conditions seen among this vulnerable group. This was the underlying message sent by those addressing the launch of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) sponsored Train-the-Trainers workshop, a component of a regional project dubbed …

Minister Sutherland: Competition Authorities Still Relevant

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Competition Authorities play and will continue to play a vital role in safeguarding innovation and staving off the emergence of anti-competitive behaviour. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, expressed this view last Friday, as he addressed the start of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 15th Annual Lecture, held at the Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. The …

Ministry Working To Keep Consumers Informed

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Government is ensuring the necessary infrastructure and legal framework are in place to empower consumers, who are key drivers of economic development, to engage in business practices that lead to purchasing items for consumption or smart products. This was emphasized last Friday, as Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, spoke with media representatives at an outreach programme …