Minister's Address on World Consumers Rights Day 2017
Each year consumer organisations around the world have joined together on March 15 to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day, a day that plays a vital role in raising awareness of consumer rights around the globe. Today, Barbados joins with the international community in celebrating yet another World Consumer Rights Day and as Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs, I welcome the opportunity to address you on this day of international celebration.
Barbados exported $336 million in locally produced goods last year but could do much better, Minister of Industry Donville Inniss said yesterday.
He gave no comparative figures while on a tour of Roberts Manufacturing, one of Barbados’ oldest manufacturers of cooking oil, butter and feed.
Inniss revealed that Trinidad and Tobago was the main export market recording $96 million in exports, followed by Guyana with $48 million and St Lucia with $29 million.
Mobile Web Application (Apps) Workshop and Competition
The Ministry of Commerce and Trade in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus and Microsoft will be conducting a Mobile Web Application (Apps) Workshop and Competition. This event is opened to Barbadians between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Participation in the competition could be on an individual basis or in a team with a maximum size of three (3).