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 …

Division’s Telephone Numbers Still The Same

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The Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development has advised that its Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Division is now located on the 8th Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. This follows the move from Reef Road, Fontabelle, over the past week. The telephone numbers remain unchanged. The PBX is 535-7700, while the fax number is …

Division Relocating To Baobab Tower

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Division of the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, located at Reef Road, Fontabelle, St. Michael will be relocating to the 8th Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael from next Wednesday, April 11. In order to facilitate the move, the Division will be closed to the public tomorrow, Thursday, …

Transformational Leaders Necessary For Reform

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Transformational leadership is being touted by the island’s Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, as one of the basic tenets for effective public sector reform in Barbados. Addressing today’s Public Sector Conference hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) at the Hilton Barbados Resort, the Minister said public financial management reforms must be seen within the larger context of …

Subcommittee To Inform Public On MSME Policy

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A public awareness subcommittee has been formed to disseminate information related to Government’s National Policy Framework for the Development of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs). Launched last month, the subcommittee is tasked, among other things, to keep the public informed about the policy; suggest a methodology for general information sharing across the MSMEs; develop short-termed strategies; and determine ways …

Barbados Looking To Safeguard Intellectual Property

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Within the National Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Policy approved recently by Cabinet, plans have been laid out to safeguard the intellectual property of that sector. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Sonia Foster, pointed this out recently as she addressed the start of a three-day workshop for small and medium-sized …

Tap Into Ingenuity To Create Global Brands

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Barbadians have been reminded that with precious few natural resources to boast of, they must tap into their ingenuity to create businesses and brands that are competitive globally, and they have also been urged to manage the associated intellectual property. This advice came yesterday as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Sonia …

Barbados Removed From European Union Blacklist

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Statement from the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce & Small Business Development  Today January 23, 2018, the following statement was made by the Council of the European Union: “Taxation: Eight jurisdictions removed from EU list Eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to …

Statement On European Union Tax Listing

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Statement from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, on the European Union list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me take this opportunity to express my thanks to GIS and the media for responding at such short notice to the scheduling of this press conference. I also welcome our …

Inniss: Have Respect For Intellectual Property

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One or two cases involving fake items being sold here do not signify an increase in fake items on the Barbadian market. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, emphasised this recently as he engaged media representatives who attended the LatAm Inward Mission at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. “One must not …