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, …

Minister Speaks To Issue Of Vending At Schools

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, has broken his silence on the issue of itinerant vending at secondary schools. He was speaking to the media, on Wednesday, following a tour of Swan Street, where he had earlier interacted with a number of street vendors and store owners. In an apparent reference to the recent issue at the …

Process Started Towards Decriminalizing Vending

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Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland; President of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Allister Alexander and officials on a tour of Swan Street today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Steps have already been taken towards ensuring that street or itinerant vending is no longer seen as illegal. This was reiterated today by Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland, as he spoke with …

Sutherland Urges More Respect For Vending

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Government will treat vending in the same manner as it treats the tourism product says Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland. This was emphasized today as the Minister ended a tour of Swan Street after interacting with several vendors. “From here onward, we as a Government will treat to vending the same way we treat to the …

Policy On Decriminalizing Illegal Vending Approved

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The Cabinet of Barbados has approved the policy on decriminalizing illegal vending. This was revealed by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he spoke to media representatives following the opening of Dollar Smart Discount Store, in St. Patrick’s, Christ Church, today. Stating that the approval came three weeks ago, Minister Sutherland said: “The next step was …

Minister Weir Meets With BARVEN Members

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Some of the issues affecting local vendors were recently placed on the table when Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, met with members of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN) for the first time since taking up the portfolio. Two of the main items on the agenda were the need to examine the current legislation …