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Variety of talent on Jobs and Investment Council


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The Jobs and Investment Council has been established and the members of its eight committees are preparing a guide for the survival and transformation of Barbados.

According to a statement from Government, a wide cross section of people has been called upon to serve on the committees, including Barbadians in the diaspora.

Among them is former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Arthur, who is chairing the Industrial Transformation group, which is looking at How To Create 20 000 Jobs In 18 to 24 months. Professor Eudine Barriteau is chairing the Services and the Creative Economy Committee, which is examining How Can We Train Everyone To World Class Standards In The Delivery Of Goods And Services?

Dereck Foster is chairing the Retail and Commerce committee, which will undertake How Can We Guarantee Food On Everyone’s Table? and Senator John Rogers’ group will tackle Securing Food For Every Table.

Dodridge Miller chairs the Finance and Insurance group, which will address How can We Fuel Investment For The Next 18 to 24 months?

The Housing and Infrastructure committee is being chaired by Tony Hoyos. That group is looking at What Facility Can Be Used To leverage The capital In The Housing Credit Fund To Provide Low-income Houses?

The Digital Transformation committee, which is chaired by Dr Annalee Babb, will examine How Can We Use Technology and Innovation To Solve Common, Everyday Problems For Caribbean People? Former Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, will chair the Trade and Logistics group.

The Job and Investment Council met last week and, according to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, the members are expected to report back to Government within two to four weeks, depending on their areas of concentration. (BGIS)


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