The Barbados iGuide website, an online guide to investing in Barbados, will be officially unveiled on Friday, February 14, at Invest Barbados, Trident Insurance Financial Centre, Hastings, Christ Church.
iGuide was conceptualized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Chamber of Commerce, and facilitated by the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA).
Barbados’ iGuide website will serve as an additional platform, along with Invest Barbados’ current website www.investbarbados.org, for local and foreign investors. It should assist interested business executives in obtaining quick and timely information on Barbados’ business and investment environment.
Investors will have online access to up-to-date information regarding the requirements needed to set up or conduct business in a specific jurisdiction; the range of investment opportunities; steps to setting up a business and relevant costs; key procedures; various business laws and other pertinent information.
Approximately 30 countries have launched iGuides websites, and the number continues to grow. Currently, the participating Caribbean countries, which are also members of CAIPA, are Antigua & Barbuda, Curacao, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados.
At the launch on Friday, speeches will be given by Chief Executive Officer of Invest Barbados, Kaye Brathwaite; Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD, Ian Richards, and Senior Advisor of Investment Promotion at the Caribbean Export Development Agency, Suzette Hudson. Consultant Jannette Babb will also give an overview of the website.
Invest Barbados / BGIS