Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development

This announcement was made by Senator Haynesley Benn, Minister of Commerce and Trade. His comments came in an interview with the media after speaking yesterday at the opening of the Regional Conformity Assessment Workshop on Management Systems Certification Practices held at the Courtyard by Marriot.

THE Government of Barbados will continue to be vigilant as the many products offered on the island increasingly evolve. That is according to Minister of Commerce and Trade, Senator Haynesley Benn, as he delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of CARICOM's "Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Goods".

Co-operatives have a role to play in the further development of this country and, in an effort to see that they do so, steps will be taken to expand the movement's reach.

EVEN though co-operatives are not often placed at the forefront of the economy, their assets and business help economies of countries to prosper in various areas.

That is the view of Registrar of Co-operatives, Sharon Drayton. Her comments came as she spoke to the media last week following a meeting of the co-operative movement and the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, about this year being dubbed the International Year of Co-operatives, under the theme "Co-operatives Build a Better Future".

More Barbadian businesses are engaging in economic activity at the click of a mouse; a move which should lead to increased profits and market share in the global arena for entrepreneurs. That was the word from E-Commerce Development Officer with the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, Chesterfield Coppin, who announced stepped up efforts by the department, to educate entrepreneurs about the economic benefits of using e-commerce.