New Director of International Business Kevin Hunte, has been tasked with implementing innovative strategies to redirect the department, making it more inclusive and dynamic.

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development, Donvillle Inniss, issued this challenge, last Friday, as he introduced the new head during the Institute of Chartered Accountants International Business Workshop at Hilton Barbados.

The Minister said one area which must be addressed by the new director was that of establishing an online presence for the International Business Division.

“We must become paperless and provide services online and in real time.  I am truly embarrassed to think that we are even discussing this in 2017.  But it is a culture in our public service to be slow to change and to resist change a bit too much.”

Mr. Inniss lauded the work of the accounting body and pointed out that as a critical partner, the Ministry understood the challenges, the opportunities, the importance of shaping new policies and products and the need for continuous assessment of the sector.

Article compliments BGIS.