March 28th, 2012- The Belize Trade & Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) would like to thank the stakeholders, who participated in the National Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) consultations that were recently held. The feedback has been crucial to the development of Belize’s MSME Policy and Strategy.
A National MSME Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Belize Biltmore Hotel commencing 8:30 am, where the consultation’s participating stakeholders will partake. The objectives of the symposium are to: (more…)
Do you need support to develop your cultural tourism enterprise or cultural tourism business idea?
The BTB, and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is inviting eligible applicants to apply for their Cultural Tourism Training Workshops and Matching Grants Scheme executed under the Sustainable Tourism Program. The deadline for applications is 4pm on April 11, 2012. For details and application forms please visit www.sustainabletourismbz.org or call the STP office on 223-2654.
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Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), under the 10th European Development Fund will be coordinating a Caribbean Soul Fusion Concert during the London 2012 Olympics, on August 10th, 2012. The event will be held as a part of the African-Caribbean 2012 Business Expo. Interested persons are invited to complete an Expression of Interest Form and submit all required documentation. Deadline for submissions is April 10th, 2012.
Kindly direct enquiries about the TOR to Mr. Christopher McNair – Manager Competitiveness & Innovation at email@example.com or David Gomez – Senior Advisor, Market Intelligence at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To view the Expression of Interest Notice click here
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release March 22, 2012
Applications are being accepted now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace matching grants. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2012. The Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) is a business competition platform that encourages local Caribbean and diaspora entrepreneurs to forge partnerships around innovative projects that will generate employment and economic opportunities in the Caribbean region. CIM will provide up to $100,000 in matching grants to each winning project.
CIM was officially launched on March 1, 2012, at the Invest Jamaica forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which followed Secretary Clinton’s announcement of the initiative during a meeting with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica in 2011. The Department of State’s partners in this effort include the Inter-American Development Bank’s Compete Caribbean program, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Partners also include Digicel, Scotiabank, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). (more…)