Household Mitigation Unit In Operation

Sharon Austin Top Stories

In an effort to ensure that retrenched public officers are given all possible assistance, Government has established the Household Mitigation Unit, and its staff is hard at work. This disclosure has come from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the Unit is playing an important role in “minimizing the social and psychological impact of the retrenchment exercise on affected …

Assistance Available For Agro-Tourism Projects

Sheena Forde Top Stories

There is financing and technical assistance available to persons with projects or businesses in the agro-tourism sector. Chief Tourism Development Officer in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Nicole Alleyne, highlighted the financing options available at the second day of a two-day Agro-Tourism Policy Setting Workshop, being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. She stated that financing could …

Loan Fund Available To Artistes & Promoters

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Artistes, promoters and practitioners in the creative sector have been given the assurance that they can benefit from funding available under the Trust Loan Fund. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, disclosed this on Wednesday night, during the launch of the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition & Beach Party 2019 at Régne Lounge, upstairs KFC Warrens, …

Trust Loan Fund Unit Postpones Networking Session

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Trust Loan Fund Unit has postponed the networking session entitled Product Development and Export Readiness, which was scheduled for this Friday, March 1, at its office at Building #4 Harbour Industrial Estate. Management of the Unit regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the postponement, and will inform of a new date soon. Persons who have already registered …

New Suite Of Small Business Initiatives On Stream

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Training For Trust Loan Fund Clients

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

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

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Trust Fund Unit Closed Dec. 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 …