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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland (right), who represented the Government of Barbados and Kim Osborne, Executive Secretary in the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development who represented the OAS, as they signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to aid the establishment of the Caribbean Network of Small Business Development Centres (SBDCs).

The development of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Barbados is on an upward trajectory. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, pointed out the above just yesterday, ahead of the signing of a... more
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Programme Manager of the SBA, Andrea Taylor, as she delivered welcoming remarks.

Everyone will not be an entrepreneur; however, it is important that everyone has an entrepreneurial spirit. This is the view of Andrea Taylor, Programme Manager of the Small Business Association (SBA). On the sidelines of the Youth Forum and... more
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Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason (centre) with Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left ) and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng as they cut the cake in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

BARBADOS will continue to explore business oppor-tunities with China with the re-establishment of an Invest Barbados office in Beijing within the next six weeks. This was revealed by Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley during a reception to... more
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Students of the Milton Lynch Primary School braved early morning rain on their first day of school.

IT was the first day back to school yesterday at several educational institutions where the opening was delayed until this week. The late start to the Michaelmas term for these schools was due to the incompletion of construction and rehabilitative... more
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Minister of Tourism, Kerrie Symmonds (centre), shared a light moment with Acting CEO of BTMI, Robert Chase (left); and lead co-ordinator of Tourism Week 2019, Marsha Alleyne, at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery yesterday morning.

BARBADOS has recorded an increase in tourism arrivals and tourism spend in the first months of the year. This was revealed yesterday by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, during a media briefing held to discuss planned... more
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INSET: Deputy Director of Commerce in the Ministry of Trade and Commerce Margaret Campbell-Leslie says there are several pieces of legislation in place to combat illicit trade but urged consumers to be vigilant.

Some local reconditioned car dealers are selling vehicles they have reassembled from imported parts and this practice may soon be put to an end. Deputy Director of Commerce in the Ministry of Trade and Commerce Margaret Campbell-Leslie said... more

News Stories

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Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George.

Falling pass rates of student nurses are adding to the island’s nurses’ shortage.

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Minister of Creative Economy and Sports, John King is calling for those in the creative industry to support each other at the side event for the 8th meeting of culture and highest appropriate authorities at Hilton Barbados on Wednesday.

There is a need for more collaboration and support among the artists and artistes in the creative industry.

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From left: Dr. Annalee Babb, Special Envoy and Advisor to the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, in conversation with President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Warren Smith; and Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Association, Senator Lynette Holder.

Even though Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) contribute 50 per cent of GDP and create 45 per cent of the jobs in the Caribbean region, “their full potential remains unrealised”.

Business News

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Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason (centre) with Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left ) and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng as they cut the cake in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

BARBADOS will continue to explore business oppor-tunities with China with the re-establishment of an Invest Barbados office in Beijing within the next six weeks.

Sports

Top teams Barbados Hilton Resort Warriors and the Barbados Lumber Company Lakers both enjoyed blow-out wins by over 20 points as they cruised to victory in the Barbados Amateur Basketball Associati

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Central League Spartans were not able to withstand the strength of Premier League stalwarts Brittons Hill on Tuesday night.

THE teams at the top tier of local football are the ones that have hit the ground running in the inaugural Capelli Sports Super Cup as they have been the ones picking up points.

THE super team, the unbeaten UWI Blackbirds, were shell-shocked by the VR Carrington’s Construction Challengers, losing 82-81, after a defensive blunder forced a Co-operators General Insurance, Bar

Columns

While some men have been avid supporters of women fighting any form of cancer, most men often shy away from getting any checks done on themselves.

Reports are that lifeguards in Barbados stand in need of more manpower, equipment and the requisite powers to enforce whatever orders they are able to give, to better preserve the lives of sea bath

RECENT moves by China and the United States to mend their differences over their ongoing trade war, are likely to ease global economic tensions while putting the world economy back on a stable cour

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