Staff of Invest Barbados, the investment promotion agency (IPA) of the Government of Barbados, were celebrated, rewarded and awarded at their recently held Christmas Luncheon and Awards at Sweetfield Manor Hotel, Brittons Ridge, St. Michael.

Acknowledging the contribution of the entire staff complement, Board members and key business partners, all of whom help to “fuel Invest Barbados’ mission and achievements”, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kaye-Anne Greenidge utilised the festive occasion to applaud her team, many of whom “purposefully and selflessly committed to going the extra mile throughout the year and delivering outstanding outcomes under trying circumstances.”

Operationalised in 2006, the IPA is responsible for effectively promoting Barbados as a desirable investment location, landing foreign direct investment and enhancing the local business climate.

The awards comprised 10 and 15 Year Length of Service Awards, the prestigious CEO’s Award of Excellence, Spirit of the Corporation Award and the inaugural Team Award.

10-year Length of Service awardees Sonia Rochester, Secretary, Finance (left) and Alicia Campbell, Business Development Officer, R&D receiving their awards from Board Director Julia Hope.

15-year Length of Service awardees Carol Banfield, Office Attendant (left) and Michelle Inniss, HR & Admin Manager, both of the HR & Admin Dept, receiving their awards from Board Director Julia Hope.


Spirit of the Corporation awardees Adrian Sealy, Senior Business Development Officer, Investment & Marketing (left) and Andria Farley-Holder, Secretary, Investment Facilitation, receiving their awards from Board Director Connie Smith.

Left photo: Deborah Gill, Finance Manager (centre) receiving the CEO’s Award of Excellence from Board Director Julia Hope, as CEO Kaye-Anne Greenidge looks on.

Right photo: Members of the R&D Division posing with their Team Awards: (From left to right) Manager, R&D Jean-Paul Cumberbatch; Senior Research Officer (Ag.) Nicola Clarke; Deputy CEO Sandra Payne; Business Development Officer Alicia Campbell; Senior Registry Clerk Sherlon Sealy.

During her remarks, CEO Greenidge noted that despite the turmoil and uncertainty regionally and further afield, the Invest Barbados team remained steadfast in its purpose.

As she reported on several of the Corporation’s main achievements to date (April 2022 – November 2023), she stated, “I can confidently say, the Invest Barbados team remains committed to transforming and enhancing the social and economic fabric of our nation Barbados and, by extension, the well-being of the residents of Barbados.”

In addition to the various special projects that the Corporation facilitated during the period, Invest Barbados facilitated the start-up of two key projects, namely The Barbados Pharmaceutical Inc and African Export-Import Bank’s Caribbean Office, the latter of which was officially opened in Barbados during the month of August.

As part of its promotional thrust, the Corporation also focused on developing new markets within Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

To culminate the evening’s proceedings, staff were treated to a sweet soca session with the General Edwin Yearwood. Masters of Ceremonies duties were provided by comedians Rum and Koke.