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.
Statement by the Hon. Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business,Commerce and Small Business Development, on the occasion of the 31st Annual World Consumers' Rights Day, March 15, 2014
As Minister responsible for consumer affairs, I welcome the opportunity to address you on the 31st anniversary of World Consumer Rights Day. World Consumer Rights Day is an event which is observed worldwide to promote consumer rights and is celebrated each year on March 15 since 1983.
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).