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Business Owners Network At BEDC Seminar

Business Owners Network At BEDC Seminar

What do you get when you put business owners in a room with over 30 professional service providers? The answer is networking, inspiration, and strategies on how to achieve success despite the current economic climate. Local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs attended the BEDC sponsored 3rd Annual Business Networking Matters event titled Think... Read more of this article

Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrated

Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrated

Bermuda joins dozens other countries in the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Earlier this afternoon [Nov 14], the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, highlighted the initiative at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] offices. Photo: [L-R] Jamillah Lodge BEDC, Joe Mahoney, Minister Patrice Minors, and 2011... Read more of this article

Minister Minors On Job Corps, Work Permits

Minister Minors On Job Corps, Work Permits

[Updated with video] Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors provided an update about initiatives mentioned in the recent Throne Speech, speaking on topics including the Job Corps programme and work permits. “Some will already be aware that Job Corps is a free education and training programme that helps young people gain self confidence,... Read more of this article

Minister Announces EEZ Expansion Plans

Minister Announces EEZ Expansion Plans

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, today [Nov 1] revealed plans for the expansion of the North Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone. Minister Minors said, “It is a pleasure … to join the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation known as BEDC, to announce the Government’s intention to expand the boundary of the North... Read more of this article

Minister Minors Celebrates Business Opening

Minister Minors Celebrates Business Opening

Today [Oct 24] marked the grand opening of Inner Beauty Spa located at #71 Victoria Street in the heart of the North East Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone. The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, was on hand to officially open Inner Beauty Spa at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Accompanying her at the Ceremony was North East Hamilton... Read more of this article

Airport Exterior Painting Contract Awarded

Airport Exterior Painting Contract Awarded

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors, joined the Minister of Government Estates and Information Services, Michael Scott, on Monday [Oct 22], to announce a job creation/support initiative being spearheaded by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. The job initiative involves a contract being awarded for the painting of the... Read more of this article

Minister Minors Responds To Labour Report

Minister Minors Responds To Labour Report

Following the release of the Department of Statistics Labour Survey which shows unemployment has doubled from 4% in 2009 to 8% in 2012, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors gave an overview of some of the initiatives Government is undertaking in respect to employment. Minister Minors said, “In the immediate or short term, we are... Read more of this article

Meeting Held To Discuss Work Permit Policies

Meeting Held To Discuss Work Permit Policies

On Friday [Oct 12] the Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry Patrice Minors met with industry stakeholders to review the first draft of the 2012 Work Permit Policies. The Ministry said this meeting will be followed by further consultation with the stakeholders prior to finalizing the new policies which are expected to be implemented in the coming... Read more of this article

KPMG & BEDC Host Information Forum

KPMG & BEDC Host Information Forum

On Monday, October 1, 2012, KPMG and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] hosted an informative and interactive Forum to introduce the BEDC’s new medium-sized business initiatives, and also discuss topics relevant to these companies. The Forum attended by a group of over 40 business owners and executives. Minister of Economy, Trade... Read more of this article

Economy Minister Marks World Post Day

Economy Minister Marks World Post Day

Today is World Post Day, and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors commemorated the day by reading a proclamation [PDF] honouring the service of the employees of the Bermuda Post Service. The event also featured selections sung by the Bermuda Post Office Choir.World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary... Read more of this article

17 Successfully Complete Job Training

17 Successfully Complete Job Training

Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors yesterday [Sept 27] gave an update on the recently launched Level 5 Drywall Mechanic Certification programme. The pilot programme was unveiled several weeks ago in partnership with the Construction Association of Bermuda and a group of Drywall Professionals. The initiative saw 17 Bermudian men... Read more of this article

Minister Speaks At Barbados ADHT Conference

Minister Speaks At Barbados ADHT Conference

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors is currently in Barbados attending the 8th African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Conference. The conference began today [Sept 17] and concludes on Wednesday. This year’s conference theme is “Our Heritage, Our Identity: Uncover, Recover, Discover” and is expected to bring renewed... Read more of this article

St. George’s EEZ Office Formally Opened

St. George’s EEZ Office Formally Opened

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, today [July 30] formally opened the St. George’s EEZ Office. The Minister also took the opportunity to announce Mr. Raymond Lambert as the Economic Development Officer for the St. George’s EEZ. He will assume the post in early September.Minister Minors said, “This new St. George’s... Read more of this article