Barbados To Chair CFATF

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government is set to take up the chairmanship of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) from next month. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, disclosed this last Saturday night while addressing the 60th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Gala of the Barbados Cooperative & Credit Union League Ltd, at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point. Acknowledging that CFATF’s conference …

Credit Unions Urged To Maintain Standards

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With the Financial Services Commission (FSC) currently conducting a comprehensive review of all FSC enabling legislation, to ensure a risk-based supervisory framework for the non-bank financial sector, credit unions are being urged to maintain established standards. This appeal came last Saturday night as Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the Barbados Cooperative & Credit Union League Ltd.’s 60th Anniversary Dinner …

Message For World Standards Day 2018

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Message by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, on World Standards Day, October 14, 2018. World Standards Day is celebrated every year on October 14 in recognition of the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who collaborate within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to develop …

Sutherland All For Credit Union Bank

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Minister of Small Business, Dwight Sutherland, will throw his support behind the establishment of a Credit Union Bank if it can offer a lower interest rate than the commercial banks, and push business on the island. He made this clear on Wednesday, as he addressed media representatives, following talks with members of the St. George Farmers’ Market Cooperatives Society Limited, …

Government Keen On Assisting Cooperatives

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The tour of the St. George Farmers’ Market Cooperative Society Limited and the Barbados Pig Farmers’ Marketing Cooperative Society were all aimed at determining how best Government could assist cooperatives across the island. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland said this recently when he met with representatives of these organisations. He pointed out that according to the …

Sutherland: Trust Loan Fund Coming Soon

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Government’s Trust Loan Fund should “soon be up and running”. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, gave this assurance last Friday, as he spoke to media representatives following a tour of Jordans Supermarket at Fitts Village, St. James. “Within four weeks’ time, we intend to be in a position to offer the first loan.  And, indeed, it …

Jordans Praised For Maintaining Its Brand

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The Jordans Supermarket chain has come in for praise for “staying in the trade of the supermarket business” and helping to build Barbados over the years. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, in giving kudos to the Jordans said they had helped to build out commerce on the island, by employing over 300 persons and providing employment …

Sutherland To Tour Jordans In Fitts Village

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, will tour Jordans Supermarket at Fitts Village, St. James, this Friday, October 5. The Minister will meet first with Managing Director, Audley Jordan, before touring the establishment and interacting with staff and consumers. The tour, which is expected to start at 10:30 a.m., is the third in a series of outreach …

Small Business Minister: Work Hard & Dream Big

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Persons interested in becoming entrepreneurs have been advised to market their products locally, regionally and internationally. This advice came from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, on Saturday, as he officially opened the “Funding your Dream” Entrepreneurship Expo at The Glebe, St George. Outlining Government’s current structural adjustment programmes and the need to find creative ways to …

Small Business Minister To Tour Supermarket Chains

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, will tour two supermarket chains on the island on Wednesday, September 26. The Minister, along with a team of officials from his Ministry, will visit Popular Discounts supermarket, located at Kendal Hill, Christ Church, from 10:30 a.m. Following the meeting with management and staff, the touring party will journey to Emerald …