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Kellman pledges help to companies

TASTY! Minister of Industry, Small Business and Rural Development Denis Kellman (centre) along with Permanent Secretary Ruth Blackman, tasting a sample of the cou-cou produced by Coral Isle Foods, while managing director John Phillips looks on.

Thu, October 25, 2012 - 12:06 AM

MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, SMALL BUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Denis Kellman says he will not sit idly by and not allow a majority of Barbadian businesses to get the help they need to expand  and introduce new innovations.

Furthermore, he reaffirmed his support for companies with “export potential”, pledging that his ministry, along with the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC), would be working closely to get more locally produced items in the overseas market.

Kellman’s comments came ahead of a tour of the new home of Coral Isle Food Products Limited at #11 Newton Industrial Park in Christ Church yesterday. Coral Isle Food Products Limited produces packaged cou cou in a ready-to-use liquid form as well as a dry mixture. Production was previously done in Crane, St Philip.

Kellman said he would ensure that all the technical assistance at the BIDC was “exploited” to ensure that all businesses on the island flourished. (MM)

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 9 months ago
I don't know if the writer of this article is parafrasing what the Minister said. or if this is what he the writer is saying, but either way, the English Language in Barbados seems to be ebbing away. does anyone do editing anymore??? and if they do, how would they allow something like this to be printed "new innovations." there is no such thing as a "NEW INNOVATION" Every INNOVATION is NEW

innovation (ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən)
— n
1. something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
2. the act of innovating

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