Business View Caribbean | March 2020

5 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN MARCH 2020 O p e n i n g L i n e s M A R C H 2 0 2 0 B arbados has joined five other Caribbean countries to launch an online investment guide or iGuide with the support of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), and the European Union. “The development of an iGuide is an effort to improve our region’s investment facilitation” informed Mr. Damie Sinanan, Manager for Competitiveness and Export Promotion at Caribbean Export. Caribbean Export serves as the Secretariat for CAIPA which is focused on attracting investment into the Caribbean and supporting regional investment promotion BARBADOS BECOMES THE LATEST CARIBBEAN COUNTRY TO LAUNCH AN UNCTAD IGUIDE agencies. The iGuides are a product of UNCTAD, which enables potential investors to discover investment opportunities, get a better understanding of a country´s business costs, key procedures, and laws, providing a range of useful information to support the decision-making process. At the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Invest Barbados, Kay-Anne Brathwaite expressed, “We are confident that the launch of the Barbados iGuide site will augment the country’s efforts of making it easier for investors to do business in and with Barbados. We know that the iGuide represents best practice in the provision of