Tag Archives: entrepreneurs


    After an intensive four month Business Bootcamp, five pitches, four major workshops and elimination challenges, six episodes and a final question and answer session, Amanda McKenzie of Grow It! was declared the winner of Bank on ME Season 3, in an exciting hour long finale screened last night, during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016. In celebration […]

    November 15, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Barbadian Entrepreneurs Attended 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to announce that Dale Trotman of Barbados, Malikca Cummings of Barbados, and Anastasha Elliott of St. Kitts and Nevis attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Palo Alto, California. The trio joined over 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, […]

    July 3, 2016BusinessNo comments

    A number of young budding entrepreneurs will be the beneficiaries of a generous donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank through the Cherry Tree Trust. The four year old trust, a privately funded nonprofit charity established in 2011, focuses on young business persons who may have not met the requirements to qualify for loans from the […]

    June 8, 2016BusinessNo comments
  4. U.S. Embassy launches Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs, Latin America & Caribbean

    Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you! The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. YLAI Professional […]

    May 23, 2016EducationNo comments
  5. US$50k from GEF SGP to Expand Garden Project to Secondary Schools

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP has funded BAPPSS with US $50K to implement the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) through Youth Equipped to Achieve! (YEA!). The funding helped to establish a partnership with the Youth Development Programme (YDP), Division of Youth in the Ministry of Culture, […]

    May 22, 2016AgricultureNo comments
  6. Not everyone is an innovator, but everyone should offer initiative – Goal of BEF’s charity drive

    With 231 students from 14 secondary schools across the country, the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation’s Charity Drive component is a runaway success. Approximately $9,000 was raised by teens between the ages of 14 and 16. Although better known for his publications like “The In’s & Out’s of Barbados” or the memoirs of hotelier John Chandler or […]

    March 3, 2016BusinessNo comments
  7. “Bank on ME” Season 3 – ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

    Do you want to secure finance for your business, increase revenue and win attractive prizes? Now’s your time! Enter “Bank on ME” Season 3!

    January 24, 2016Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. Thank you for your Partnership: CoESL for 2016

    Dear Partners, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial People and Well-wishers; A happy and holy Christmas and Abundance for 2016.

    December 26, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. ICBL helps Central Bank of Barbados with Young Barbadian Entrepreneurs

    Khalil Bryan of Caribbean Transit Solutions Inc. (CTS) emerged victorious at the Billion Dollar Dreams forum. Bryant’s pitch was judged the best by a panel of professionals comprising Dr. Nicholas Brathwaite, founding partner of an international private equity firm and speaker at the 40th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture; Mr. John Williams, CEO of Cave […]

    November 26, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Flow to Boost Local Content

    One of the most challenging aspects for film makers in Barbados is getting their work seen. This is why Flow has continued its partnership with the Barbados Film and Video Association (BFVA) to help promote and showcase local content and by extension regional content. To get the ball rolling, Flow sponsored the showing of Egress, […]

    November 1, 2015CinemaNo comments

    Young entrepreneurs from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean were encouraged to dream big, take risks, and affix their “brand” onto the world stage at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (C-YES) at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in the Barbadian district of Hastings, Christ Church. “These 21 entrepreneurs represent what you can […]

    October 5, 2015EducationNo comments
  12. Caribbean Innovation Competition 2016 now open for young entrepreneurs, including Barbados

    The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The University of the West Indies launched the Caribbean Innovation Competition 2015-2016, a regional support programme and startup accelerator for CARICOM nationals seeking to take their Entrepreneurial Initiatives to the Market. The CIC is open to aspiring business owners as part of the […]

    September 27, 2015BusinessNo comments

    A call has been made for more entrepreneurs to “capitalise on regional entrepreneurship opportunities“. While addressing several entrepreneurs and youth entrepreneurship organisations from across the region, the Minister stated that while entrepreneurship “is an effective developmental tool“, for it to be more impactful and sustainable, “a regional approach to advancing and showcasing its legitimacy” must […]

    September 26, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. Connecting Regional Enterprises with Regional Angel Investors

    Sixty-one Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium, Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and Business Support Organizatons (BSOs) should now be in a position to attract much needed financing from regional angel investors. The Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with infoDev (a World Bank Muliti Donor programme), as part of its initiative to increase access to non traditional […]

    September 24, 2015BusinessNo comments

    An ecstatic Calvin Noel took home the BBD $50,000.00 grand prize in the final phase of the just ended Stay Up with Digicel Summer Promotion. But he did it the hard way by having to brave the blistering sun and soaking rain for more than eight hours during the Williams Industries Digicel International Race Meet […]

    September 21, 2015GamesNo comments
  16. Government of Venezuela loans USD $5 million to St. Kitts & Nevis for SME’s

    The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has signed a loan agreement of US$5 million with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through the Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) agreement; which is intended to help business aspirants to set up small to medium size enterprises (SME’s) within the Federation. The handing over ceremony […]

    September 11, 2015BusinessNo comments
  17. Barbadian Web-Based Entrepreneur celebrates Decade of Online with September gifts

    Totally Barbados will reach a major milestone on Tuesday 1st September 2015 as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary as one of the world’s leading travel destination websites. To say thank you to its long standing readership, the locally developed, owned, and run, online tourism information resource is celebrating its birthday with giveaways and prizes for […]

    August 27, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Youth agriculture programme bringing budding agriculturist closer to dream

    Seatonia Blackman knows well the meaning of the proverb, Every cloud has a silver lining. The 26-year old youth agri-preneur had started her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. After a year, however, she was forced to defer her studies due to financial constraints. But […]

    August 5, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Creating Change for the Youth Using the Digital Space

    Barbados Youth Business Trust is facilitating an opportunity to introduce our young aspiring entrepreneurs under the age of 35 years to be a part of the global digital movement on August 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m at the L. V. Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. “Olive Trotman House” […]

    July 29, 2015EducationNo comments

    The network “The Pioneers,” present in 15 regions in Europe, Africa and the Americas, work together with female entrepreneurs to help them create and develop innovative and sustainable businesses. MARTINIQUE PIONNIERES, incorporated in 2012, has, since its inception, supported over 60 projects, contributed to the creation of some 20 companies and more than 50 permanent […]

    July 27, 2015EventsNo comments
  21. New Policy tailored for Small Business Owners

    Barbadian entrepreneurs have a different method to safeguard their companies from the ravages of possible disasters, both created and natural, through ICBL’s Advantage Plus Combined Business Package. “The new Advantage Plus Combined Business Package is designed with the business owner, in mind – offering the perfect blend of business insurance. This package provides coverage for […]

    July 15, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Little bit of Bliss on St Lawrence, Trip Advisor says so…

    This article is so way overdue I should be pilloried, but hopefully the content can allow for my schedule overriding a chaotic first half of 2015? Was due to meet an advertising client and they suggested this secluded delight near Best Of Barbados along the St Lawrence Gap, what a treat! Partially inspired by the […]

    July 15, 2015Featured, TravelNo comments
  23. ICBL Helping Businesses to Secure Their Future – Launches New Business Protection Package

    Business owners in Barbados will now be able to sleep more soundly knowing that the future of their business is protected. This peace of mind is being made possible by the introduction of a new product from the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL), known as the Advantage Plus Combined Business Package. Designed with small […]

    June 22, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. UN World Environment Day 2015’s theme reaches two St Philip Schools

    Both the Hilda Skeene and Ellerton Primary Schools recently received some important visitors… The United Nations Development Project or UNDP funded an initiative with US$150,000 towards building organic gardens, merging the science and business of agriculture and facilitate sustainable livelihoods through agri-businesses at 30 schools across Barbados. Cash and in-kind contributions from the private sector are needed […]

    June 22, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  25. Crop Over Craft Works: Boosting Local Entrepreneurship

    “Crop Over Craft Works: Celebrating Barbadian Crafts and Culture, Innovation; Craft and Creativity” was once again hosted by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), along with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). Crop Over Craft Works was created last year to provide entrepreneurs a chance […]

    June 14, 2015Fashion, FeaturedNo comments