Sutherland: We Need To Engage At-Risk Males

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is making a plea for at-risk youth, especially males, to be given the necessary assistance to become entrepreneurs. Addressing the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus and PitchIt Caribbean, he shared the view that entrepreneurship in the region must …

Entrepreneurship Linked To Economic Development

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If the region is to experience a trajectory of sustainable economic growth, urgent attention must be paid to promoting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for regional economic development. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, underscored this today, as he addressed the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill …

New Suite Of Small Business Initiatives On Stream

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The training being provided to clients of the Trust Loan Fund (TLF) Unit constitutes a critical component of a new Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) framework, called SBDC Barbados, which should be launched by mid-March. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, disclosed this today, at the official launch of training for clients of the TLF Unit, at …

Training A Boost For Trust Loan Clients

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Training for clients of the Trust Loan Fund (TLF) Unit represents the commencement of a national training initiative intended to position entrepreneurs and small businesses to better leverage opportunities expected from a resurged national economy and global market place. Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, stated this today, at the official launch of the training at the headquarters of the Small …

Barbadians Urged To Repay Trust Loans

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is urging all persons who receive seed capital from the Trust Loan Fund Unit to repay those loans. He was speaking on Tuesday in Bridgetown, following a visit to Liz Catering Beverages, a business operated by David Harewood at the River Bus Terminal. Acknowledging that Mr. Harewood had successfully repaid his …

Trust Loan Unit Wants 100 % Success Stories

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A 100 per cent success rate is what the Trust Loan Fund Unit wants from persons who have accessed its funding. This was underscored earlier today as Small Business and Commerce Minister, Dwight Sutherland, engaged in dialogue with two of the Fund’s clients, who operate in Bridgetown. Speaking to owner of Le Flam Boutique, Nakita Alexander, he stressed: “My aim, …

Vending A Way To Preserve Heritage & Culture

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Barbadians are being urged to see vending in a modern Barbados as a way to preserve the island’s heritage and culture. The appeal came today from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he toured Palmetto Mall and Market on High Street. Admitting that a lot more had to be done to preserve our heritage and culture, …

Training For Trust Loan Fund Clients

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Government is expected to roll out a four-week training programme for over 350 clients of the Trust Loan Fund Unit from next week. The first phase, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 23, will be conducted at the Small Business Association’s Building # 4, Harbour Industrial Estate, with courses to be held at various intervals during the day. It …

Sutherland To Meet Trust Loan Fund Clients

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Come next week five clients, who recently accessed funds from the Trust Loan Fund Unit, will have the opportunity to discuss their business ventures, gain much needed exposure and learn more about the Unit’s plans for them. This is when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, visits their various enterprises on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 11:00 …