Trust Fund Unit To Be Closed On December 6 & 7

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce has advised that the Trust Loan Fund Unit, located at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St. Michael, will be closed on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7. The closure is to facilitate Phase II of work at the Unit that includes electrical installation. The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience this …

Government Committed To Entrepreneurial Spirit

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government’s commitment to promoting, encouraging and facilitating the entrepreneurial ethos and ingraining it in our culture was flagged today, when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the opening of the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries’ (BCSI) BIMTECH Digital Forum, at Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Hill, St. Michael. The event formed part of the BCSI’s Services Weekend Barbados …

First Six Receive Trust Loan Fund Monies

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Six business owners are the first recipients of Government’s first tranche of monies under the Trust Loan Fund. They received their cheques during a presentation made by Manager of the Trust Loan Fund, Jerry Amos and witnessed by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, at the Fund’s headquarters at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St. Michael. …

Minister Sutherland Pleased With Loan Fund

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is satisfied with the efforts of the Trust Loan Fund thus far and aims to see it move in a digital direction. He made this clear yesterday as the Fund’s Manager, Jerry Amos, disbursed the first set of loans to six recipients at the Fund’s headquarters at Building #4 Suite 102, …

Sutherland: Entrepreneurship Key To Recovery

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

What is needed in Barbados is the creation of an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal and perceptible, says Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. This view was shared by the Minister last Wednesday at the Annual General Meeting and Forum of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants’ (CICMC) Barbados Chapter, at the …

Sutherland Outlines Trust Loan Fund Concept

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Trust Loan Fund, a new initiative of Government, was conceptualized to evolve Barbados into a world leader in entrepreneurial development. This was underscored yesterday as Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the launch of the Fund at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St. Michael. Speaking to an audience that included Acting Prime Minister George …

Trust Loan Fund A Transformative Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Trust Loan Fund was launched yesterday, with Acting Prime Minister, George Payne, describing it as “a mirror image” of a small loans programme implemented by the Urban Development Commission and the Rural Development Commission when he was Minister of Housing, in a previous administration. The Acting Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the Fund at Building #4 …

Sutherland: Trust Loan Fund Coming Soon

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Small Business Minister: Work Hard & Dream Big

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

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 …