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 …

Outreach To Ensure Better Communication

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The outreach efforts to be made this month by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, are all about ensuring effective communication with vendors, businessmen and consumers, who help to build out commerce on the island. Minister Sutherland emphasized this yesterday as he spoke with representatives of the media, following his first tour of Massy Stores, SuperCentre Warrens. …

No Plans To Put Vendors Out Of Business

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has assured vendors who operate in and around schools that he has no plans of threatening their livelihoods. Rather, he intends to embrace them in his efforts to ensure that children are provided with healthier options in the school environment. Speaking today at the conference hosted by Pharma Wellness International at …

Upcoming Workshops For Coconut Vendors

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Training for coconut vendors will continue over the next few weeks, as part of efforts to improve their operations and build a robust coconut industry. Workshops are scheduled for May 14, 16, and 22 and June 14, 16, and 22. All sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon, in the conference room at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries …

Workshop For Agrofest Food Vendors

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

All vendors involved in the preparation or handling of any food items at Agrofest 2017 are required to attend a workshop this Thursday, January 19, at the Dining Club, Building #11, Newton Industrial Park, Christ Church, beginning at 9:30 a.m. It is mandatory for food vendors to attend this workshop and they should confirm their attendance by calling the Agrofest …

Notice To Vendors Attending Tournament

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Vendors attending the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic have been reminded that they must have the necessary liquor license to sell alcohol at the venues. Officials from the Royal Barbados Police Force have asked all vendors to ensure that they comply with these regulations, and have the necessary permits, licenses and certificates required by law. They are also …

Health Education Seminars For Vendors July 18

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The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health will be hosting a series of health education seminars focusing on food safety for vendors and food handlers who will be operating at this year’s Crop Over events. The sessions will run from July 18 to 21 and will take place at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St. …

BARVEN Welcomes Ministry’s Initiative

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President of BARVEN, Allister Alexander speaking to the media today. (GP) The Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), has welcomed the latest initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, to find possible solutions to address the ongoing issue surrounding vending in the City. President of BARVEN, Allister Alexander, made this remark this morning, …